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Associate of Business Studies (Financial Services)

Key Features

  • Equipping students with fundamental knowledge in financial management

  • Training students with comprehensive skills in financial planning 

  • Preparing students for future careers in the financial sectors through regular company visits and professional talks

Programme Objectives

  • Provides fundamental knowledge of financial services and introduces the process and skills of comprehensive financial planning

  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills of financial planning, including identifying and assessing clients’ needs and financial objectives

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • communicate convincingly in speech, writing and presentation in both English and Chinese languages for further studies and work;
  • apply a range of IT applications and quantitative skills to support and enhance work;
  • apply critical thinking and reasoning skills, thus enhancing problem solving;
  • prepare financial statements and apply accounting information to facilitate decision making in management;
  • apply the Hong Kong taxation law in business environment;
  • discuss the monetary and financial system in various markets;
  • apply financial theories for business decision making; and
  • analyze major insurance policies and evaluate various kinds of insurance plans.

Curriculum

General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)

 

Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Monetary and Financial System and Financial Market

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Statistics for Business

  • Hong Kong Taxation

  • Economics for Business Studies

  • Financial Management

  • Insurance

  • Business Specific Elective

 

Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)
 

「2+1」Articulation Pathway

Earn a UK Degree in 3 years
 
Students who are admitted to Business or Tourism related programmes offered by CCLU/LIFE will be given a “conditional offer” from the University of Stirling. Upon graduation#, students can articulate to the 1-year Top-up Degree programmes offered by University of Stirling in collaboration with LIFE, including  
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University of Stirling
  • One of world's top 400 universities (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • 2nd in Scotland and 4th in the UK (The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, 2016)
  • 384th in the World (QS World University Ranking 2015/16)
For details regarding University of Stirling, please click here.

#Students are required to meet the corresponding admission requirements. LIFE reserves the right in making the final decision to admit students to the top-up degree programmes offered by LIFE in collaboration with the University of Stirling.

The top-up degree programmes are exempted courses governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of HKSAR. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Articulation Prospects

Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered at the Lingnan University campus by LIFE in collaboration with overseas universities:

*This is an exempted course governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.
 

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • International Business, International school, Huaqiao University

  • Finance, Economics and Finance College , Huaqiao University

  • International Economics and Commerce, Economics and Finance College , Huaqiao University

  • Business Administration, Business Administration College , Huaqiao University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)


The College has established an articulation agreement with Chu Hai College for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (Year 3)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Finance (Year 3)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Finance and Information Management (Year 3)


The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Finance (Year 2)


Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the local or overseas Bachelor’s Degree
programmes in Business, such as:
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – Finance Stream, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accounting & Finance, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Career Prospects

  • Banking Services
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Planning
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance Services
  • Government or Non-governmental Organisations

Professional Recognitions

Graduates with grade C+ or above in the following four courses can be recognised by Society of Registered Financial Planners for exemption of HKRFP module FP3010 Financial Planning
  • FIN008 Personal Financial Planning
  • RIM001 Insurance
  • ACT012 Hong Kong Taxation
  • BNKH03 Monetary and Financial System and Financial Market

Remarks

  • The programme offers an option of summer internship in the financial services industry.

  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Teaching and Learning Support

嶺南「2+1」升學階梯 3年取英國大學學位

 

嶺南大學持續進修學院 University of Stirling合辦 體驗英式學習 一年制銜接學士課程

Graduate Sharing

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  • 2015年商學(金融服務)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港浸會大學財務學工商管理學士(榮譽)課程三年級
感謝嶺南大學社區學院使我在讀書的這兩年中收益頗豐。對於從內地來香港求學的我們來講,在陌生的環境學習是不容易的,但感謝學校從學習到生活上都給予了我們很多的支持和幫助。在學習上學校設施優良,老師們盡心盡責,毫無保留的幫助和教導;在生活上學校又舉辦很多活動和講座,讓我們能在學習之餘更好的了解和融入香港社會,這為我的升讀學士之路打下了堅實的基礎。