Faculty of Science, CUHK - B.Sc. in Risk Management Science

B.Sc. in Risk Management Science

(Offered by Department of Statistics)

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Email
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(852) 3943 7931
statdept@cuhk.edu.hk
http://www.sta.cuhk.edu.hk/rmsc
Admission  Risk Management Science (JS4719)

 

The Programme of Risk Management Science has been the leading pioneer in nurturing well-trained professionals in the risk management fields since its foundation in 2000. The Programme is suitable for students who have strong aspirations towards mathematical and scientific methodologies, and are interested to pursue a career in the financial industry and related areas.

Highlights

The curriculum of Risk Management Science is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand risk management from both theoretical and application perspectives in insurance, finance and other related areas. Risk management is an interdisciplinary subject, so in addition to statistics, our students will receive a solid training in other foundation subjects including finance, economics, accounting, mathematics and computer science.To meet the financial industry’s increasing demand for data talents and experts in the epoch of Big Data, the Programme launches a new Risk Analytics study stream, for elite students who are interested in pursuing frontier knowledge in big data and a career in the finance industry.

Risk Analytics Stream
The Risk Analytics Stream places emphasis on statistical science and computer science, including but not limited to subjects such as statistical inference, actuarial science, and financial mathematics. Upon fulfilment of the major requirements, students admitted to this stream can also declare Statistics as their second major subject.

Career Prospects

Investment Banks

  • JP Morgan
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Morgan Stanley
  • BNP Paribas

Retail Banks

  • HSBC
  • Standard Chartered
  • Bank of East Asia

Accounting Firms

  • Deloitte & Touche
  • KPMG
  • Ernst & Young

Insurance Firms

  • HSBC Insurance (Asia)
  • AIA Company Ltd
  • Aon Hong Kong

Government Services

  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority 

Alumnus Sharing

CHEN Wenxin
Operations Analyst, Goldman Sachs

The Programme of Risk Management Science was challenging but certainly rewarding to those who took the opportunity to develop themselves. Personally, the Programme provided me with analytical skills and the appropriate mindset to approach problems; I was not simply taught the solution but gained the ability to understand the scenario, break down the problem into pieces and then derive the solution. This approach is helpful in a general sense, providing more possibilities after graduation, either in advanced studies or in professional careers across all fields.