The Interdisciplinary Major Programme in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science (QFRM) is jointly administered by the Department of Finance and the Department of Statistics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. It combines the strengths and features of two well-established and highly successful programmes from the respective departments: the Quantitative Finance programme and the Risk Management Science programme. The Programme is consistently one of the top programmes among all quantitatively related programmes in Hong Kong in terms of admission credentials.
As a major financial service centre, Hong Kong has a growing demand for professionals with both quantitative finance and risk management science background. The Programme provides state-of-the-art training in business and finance, risk management science, mathematics and statistics, and computing applications. By offering comprehensive academic and professional training, the Programme aims to nurture competent finance and risk management professionals who can work in investment banking, corporate and commercial banking, consulting, accounting and financial services, as well as in general management in the financial and government sectors. With our official tailor-made coaching schemes, students are also encouraged to participate in overseas exchanges and internships.
The Programme has established strong networks and partnerships with the finance industry over the years. Outstanding performance during internship renders strong motives for companies to offer them permanent positions upon graduation. The Programme also enables students to build up a solid theoretical background for pursuing further study, at the Master or PhD levels, in economics, finance, actuarial science and insurance, mathematics, statistics and risk management science.