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Business Discipline

Higher Diploma in Banking and Financial Analysis

Programme code BA114048

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Full-time
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Haking Wong)
IVE (Sha Tin)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma of Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate; OR 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. Upon completion of the Diploma of Vocational Baccalaureate (DVB) Programmes, students can progress to higher diploma programmes in VTC, subject to their BTEC and IGCSE results.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with banking and financial analysis knowledge and related practical skills which prepare them to sit for securities, insurance and banking licensing and professional examinations. It enables students to acquire the essential competence pertinent to employment in financial institutions.
Career Prospects
Graduates can develop their career in banks, securities and investment companies, insurance companies, etc.  They are competent to take up positions like bank teller, customer service representative, investment consultant, wealth management consultant, securities dealer, business development officer, credit officer, trade finance operation officer, operational support officer, insurance underwriter and claims officer, etc.
Articulation
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 university in collaboration with the School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) :
  • University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK : BA (Hons) International Banking and Finance#

# 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 can apply for professional recognition and partial exemption from professional examinations # :
  • Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
  • Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong
  • Society of Registered Financial Planners
  • Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance
# Exemption application is under review
Notes
Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.