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Business Administration Discipline
Self-financed Programmes

Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance

Programme code BA124010

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
IVE (Chai Wan) - 30
IVE (Haking Wong) - 30
IVE (Sha Tin) - 30
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2018 (Note 1)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Applicable to holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) (students admitted to DVE in AY2017/18 or before are required to complete prescribed further studies modules).
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Stream
Students may choose one of the following streams so as to enhance professional knowledge and skills in specific areas :
  • Banking
  • Investment and Wealth Management
The 1st to 3rd semesters are common semesters. Students will progress to specific stream in the 4th semester, subject to their choice, academic performance and availability of places in specific streams.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with banking and financial knowledge and related practical skills which prepare them to sit for investment, insurance and banking licensing and professional examinations. It enables students to acquire the essential competence pertinent to employment in financial institutions.

Students may choose either "Banking" or "Investment and Wealth Management" specific stream in their second year of study.
Career Prospects
Graduates can develop their career in banks, securities and investment companies and insurance companies.  They are competent to take up positions like bank teller, customer service representative, personal financial consultant, wealth management consultant, securities dealer, business development officer, credit officer, trade finance operation officer, operational support officer, insurance underwriter and claims officer etc.
Graduates can pursue relevant degrees locally or overseas. They can also apply for admission to the top-up degree programmes in Hong Kong offered by the following universities in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
  • Northumbria University, UK: BA (Hons) Finance and Investment Management#

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Graduates of Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance (Banking) are now entitled to partial exemption from "Advanced Diploma for Certified Banker” of The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers.
Graduates of Higher Diploma in Banking and Finance (Investment & Wealth Management) are now entitled to the following exemptions :
  1. AFP Certification Education Program of Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong;
  2. Partial exemption from Society of Registered Financial Planners (3 out of 5 papers: FP3010 Financial Planning, FP3020 - Insurance Planning, and FP3030 - Investment Planning);
  3. The Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, Australia - CIP Senior Associate Membership.
  1. Average result in 2018 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language and Chinese Language, of admitted students in 2018 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.