又到咗一年一度DSE放榜時節,小編作為一個曾經幫過下人嘅升學顧問,今日想講一個造神嘅故事。

咁大家可能留意到,今年港大經濟及工商管理學院轄下增設咗一個新課程,叫做金融學學士 (資產管理及私人銀行) (Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking,code = JS6860)。早前院方就話佢地係亞洲第一間增設呢個課程嘅院校,並將呢科嘅預期收生水平同現有嘅計量金融學睇齊。可能有啲準港大同學仔見係新科,又同Finance有關,咁就揀咗,但佢嘅課程內容又係咪真係符合院方嘅收生預期呢?

而家上經管學院嘅網站睇,就只有簡短介紹、點解港大要開呢科,同埋少量有關新課程架構嘅資料。小編出於好奇,就click咗入去睇,發現佢得以下資訊:

Course list for AMPB
FINA 3326 – Equity valuation and investment management (現有選修科)
FINA 3334 – Private banking and wealth management (現有選修科)
FINA 3383 – Ethics, laws, regulations and compliance (新設選修科)
FINA 4321 – Managing money in asset and private banking (新設結業課程,capstone course)

對比下現行揀Finance作主修嘅課
Major in Finance
Introductory course of accounting, economics (x2), finance, maths, statistics
Advanced core: Econometrics, Investment and Portfolio Analysis, Derivatives
Capstone course x 1
Finance electives x 4

換言之,其實呢個新課程,只係將四個finance elective嘅限額,轉落去AMPB名下成為必修科;將Econ & Fin嘅capstone course轉成一個專為呢個major而設嘅capstone course。

簡而言之,其實呢個所謂嘅新課程,同現行major finance嘅同學讀嘅野係九成一樣。再者,而家金融界已經進入科技世代,對於呢方面嘅人才需求已有下滑趨勢。總括而言,呢個課程係一個「遲咗幾年嘅搵食科」,揸住理想成績嘅同學,其實無必要跳入呢個新課程做開荒牛,揀返啲「真。神科」好過啦。

參考網站:
http://www.fbe.hku.hk/f/page/2403/BEconFin.SYLL_2016-17.pdf – 現行Econ & Fin課程大綱
http://www.fbe.hku.hk/academic-programmes/undergraduate/bfin-ampb – 新課程資料