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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance and Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance

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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
    1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
       
    2. Entry Requirements
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance programme through pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance programme through pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a business-related area (or its equivalent).
       
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance (BBABF)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, a student shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      3.1.4 obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.

    3.2

    For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, the University has prescribed that a student must:
     

    3.2.1

    successfully complete 70 credits from compulsory courses (labelled CD in Table 1); and
     

    3.2.2

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KF in Table 1); and
     

    3.2.3

    successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University (other than GEN S100F), provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
       

    4.

    Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance (through Pathway 1) (BBABF1)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Banking and Finance, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
     

    4.2.1

    successfully complete 5 credits from middle level compulsory courses (labelled CD in Table 1); and
     

    4.2.2

    successfully complete 5 credits from MGT B399; and
     

    4.2.3

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KF in Table 1).
     

    5.

    Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance (BBAHBF) (See Note 20)

    5.1

    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance, a student shall:
     

    5.1.1

    comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      5.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      5.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      5.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    5.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      5.2.1 successfully complete 70 credits from compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      5.2.2 successfully complete 30 credits from compulsory courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KC in Table 1); and
      5.2.3 successfully complete a further 40 credits from optional courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KH in Table 1); and
      5.2.4 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University (other than GEN S100F), provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
       

    6.

    Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance (through Pathway 1) (BBAHBF1) (See Note 20)

    6.1

    To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
     

    6.1.1

    comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      6.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits of which at least 40 credits shall be obtained in courses at Higher level; and
      6.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    6.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
      6.2.1 successfully complete 5 credits from middle level compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      6.2.2 successfully complete 5 credits from MGT B399; and
      6.2.3 successfully complete 30 credits from compulsory courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KC in Table 1); and
      6.2.4 successfully complete a further 40 credits from optional courses within the Banking and Finance concentration (labelled KH in Table 1).
    7. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.

    8.

    Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.

    9.

    For the calculation of scores for honours classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher Level. "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle Level, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal two, that is "Group (a)" shall be weighted at twice the value of "Group (b)".
       

    Table 1 : Courses Currently on Offer (The phased out courses are listed in note 22)

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    Level

    BBA

    BBA (Hons)

    Honours Classification Group

    BIS B123 1,2,4 Business Computing with Internet Applications 5 Foundation CD CH --
    BUS B103 1,3 English and Communications for Business I 5 Foundation CD CH --
    BUS B104 1 English and Communications for Business II 5 Foundation CD CH --
    ACT B210 1,2,6 Introduction to Accounting 10 Middle CD CH b
    BUS B273 1,2,5

    Quantitative Analysis for Business

    10 Middle CD CH b
    ECON A231 1,9 Introduction to Microeconomics 5 Middle CD CH b
    ECON A232 1,9 Introduction to Macroeconomics 5 Middle CD CH b
    FIN B280 1,8,16 Introduction to Financial Management 5 Middle CD CH b
    LAW B262 1,7,15 Business Law I 5 Middle CD CH b
    MGT B240 1,2 Principles and Practices of Management 5 Middle CD CH b
    MKT B250 1,2 Introduction to Marketing 5 Middle CD CH b
    MGT B399 1,19 Management Policy and Strategy 5 Higher CD CH a or b
    Banking and Finance Concentration
    FIN B385 1,11,14 Investment Management 5 Higher KF KC a or b
    FIN B482 1,11 Corporate Financial Strategy 10 Higher KF KC a or b
    FIN B484 1,11,13 Financial Institutions Management 5 Higher KF KC a or b
    FIN B485 1,11,13 Special Topics in Management of Financial Institutions 5 Higher KF KC a or b
    FIN B488 1,11,14 Derivatives and Risk Management 5 Higher KF KC a or b
    ACT B331 1,10,17 Company Accounting I 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    ACT B332 1,10,17 Company Accounting II 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    BUS B368 1,18 Business Isssues and Ethics 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B381 1 Commercial Banking 10 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B383 1 Regulatory Framework of Banking and Finance in Hong Kong 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B384 1 Insurance 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B386 1,8,16 Financial Decision Making 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B387 1 International Financial Management 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B388 1,12 Banking Systems 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    FIN B389 1,12 Financial Markets 5 Higher KF KH a or b
    BUS B483 1,11 Business Project 10 Higher -- KH a or b

    Notes :

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. The following is a list of phased out and replacement courses:

         Phased out courses   Replacement courses
        ACT B110; ACT B211 + ACT B212   ACT B210
        BIS B120; BIS B220; BIS B121   BIS B123
       

      BUS B170; BUS B270; BUS B171 + BUS B172;
      BUS B171 + BUS B272

        BUS B273
        ECON A130; ECON A230   ECON A231 + ECON A232
        MGT B140   MGT B240
        MKT B150   MKT B250

      The Senate of the University has resolved that credits awarded for these courses should be recorded at the level indicated above irrespective of the level at which it was offered at the time the student was awarded the credits for successful completion of the course.

      A student who has previously successfully completed the phased out course will not be permitted to register on the corresponding replacement course. Credits awarded for successful completion of the phased out course will be counted towards completion of the requirements of relevant programmes. The appropriate course code will appear on all transcripts of studies.

    3. If students have successfully completed BUS B100, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B103.
       
    4. BIS B220 has been replaced by BIS B121. If students have successfully completed BIS B220, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B121. BIS B121 has been replaced by BIS B123. If students have successfully completed BIS B121, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B123.
       
    5. BUS B170 has been replaced by BUS B171 and BUS B172/BUS B272. If students have successfully completed BUS B170, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B171 and BUS B172/BUS B272. BUS B171 and BUS B272 have been combined into BUS B273. If students have successfully completed BUS B171 and BUS B272, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B273.
       
    6. If students have successfully completed ACT B211 and ACT B212, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B210.
       
    7. LAW B260 has been replaced by LAW B262 and LAW B263. If students have successfully completed LAW B260, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for LAW B262.
       
    8. ACT B303, FIN B382/FIN B400 and ACT B401 are no longer available.

      If students have successfully completed FIN B382/FIN B400, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B280 and FIN B386.

      If students have successfully completed ACT B303, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B280.

      If students have successfully completed ACT B401, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B386.

    9. ECON A230 has been replaced by ECON A231 and ECON A232. If students have successfully completed ECON A230, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ECON A231 and ECON A232.
       
    10. ACT B301 has been replaced by ACT B331 and ACT B332. If students have successfully completed ACT B301, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B331 and ACT B332.
       
    11. 20 credits from courses FIN B385, FIN B482, BUS B483, FIN B484, FIN B485, FIN B488 must be in Group (a) for Honours classification purposes in the BBA with Honours in Banking and Finance.
       
    12. FIN B380 has been replaced by FIN B388 and FIN B389. If students have successfully completed FIN B380, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B388 and FIN B389.
       
    13. FIN B480 has been replaced by FIN B484 and FIN B485. If students have successfully completed FIN B480, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B484 and FIN B485.
       
    14. FIN B481 has been replaced by FIN B385 and FIN B488. If students have successfully completed FIN B481, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B385 and FIN B488.
       
    15. If students have successfully completed ACT B323X/ACT B323, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for LAW B262, LAW B333, ACT B414 and ACT B415.
       
    16. If students have successfully completed ACT B367X/ACT B367, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B280, ACT B313, FIN B386 and ACT B405.
       
    17. If students have successfully completed ACT B430X/ACT B430, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B331, ACT B332, ACT B407 and ACT B408.
       
    18. If students have successfully completed ACT B431X/ACT B431, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B304, BUS B368, ACT B416 and ACT B417.
       
    19. If students have successfully completed MGT B399X, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for MGT B399.
       
    20. The Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Banking and Finance programme will be phased out with effect from Autumn 2017 term.  The last conferment of the programme will be December 2022.
       
    21. Courses presented in full time face-to-face mode are identical to courses with the same course code but without the suffix "F". Students who have successfully completed courses presented in full time face-to-face mode are not allowed to take the same courses in the distance learning mode, and vice versa.
       
    22. The following courses are no longer available. Students who have successfully completed any of these courses can have them counted for BBA or BBA(Hons) programmes, subject to requirements of relevant regulations.
    Course Code Course Title Credits BBA BBA (Hons) Honours Classification Group
    BIS B121 Business Computing with Internet Applications 5 CD CH --
    BUS B100 Business Communication 5 CD CH --
    BUS B170 /
    BUS B270
    Quantitative Methods for Business 10 CD CH --
    BUS B171 Business Statistics 5 CD CH --
    ACT B110 Introduction to Accounting 10 CD CH b
    ACT B211 Introduction to Accounting I 5 CD CH b
    ACT B212 Introduction to Accounting II 5 CD CH b
    BIS B120 /
    BIS B220
    Business Computing 5 CD CH b
    BUS B172 / BUS B272 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 5 CD CH b
    ECON A130 /
    ECON A230
    Introduction to Economics 10 CD CH b
    LAW B260 Business Law 10 CD CH b
    MGT B140 Principles and Practices of Management 5 CD CH b
    MKT B150 Introduction to Marketing 5 CD CH b
    FIN B480 Management of Financial Institutions 10 KF KC a or b
    FIN B481 Investment Management 10 KF KC a or b
    ACT B301 Company Accounting 10 KF KH a or b
    FIN B380 Banking and Financial Systems in Hong Kong 10 KF KH a or b
    FIN B382 /
    FIN B400
    Financial Management 10 KF KH a or b

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