FIN Course List

ECON3013 Applied Econometrics


This course aims to give students a basic understanding of econometrics and regression analysis. Numerous examples will be examined in order to achieve this goal. Emphasis placed on the classical linear regression model, least squares estimation, hypothesis testing, and model building, then finally applying to practical economic problems on forecasting and analysis. In addition, this course will train students to use computer statistical software.

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BUS4003 BBA Project


The course aim is to provide an opportunity for students: (1) to develop their individual analytical and intellectual abilities; (2) to apply the knowledge and skills gained from the degree programme to a real, practical business problem; and (3) to prepare themselves for the transition from college to the work situation.

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FIN3003 Banking and Credit


This course aims at providing students with a general understanding of the banking industry and the importance of an efficient banking industry to the working of a market economy. It examines the structure of the banking industry, the role of the central bank, and the basic functions of commercial banks. Recent developments of banking regulations and capital adequacy will be discussed, particularly the Basel II and the CAMELS rating of the U.S. This course also discusses the products being offered by the banks and the methods in analysing the performance of a typical commercial bank, as well the credit analysis and credit control of bank customers.

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BUS3003 Business Communications


This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the essential concepts, practices and basic models of business communication and to develop their skills necessary for communicating professionally in the current business and technological context. The course emphasises the application of concepts and methods of written and oral communication activities and is focused on developing the students’ ability to function in a community and team.

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GCVM1023 Business Ethics


This course covers a wide range of ethical issues selected to increase the students’ awareness of ethical issues that corporations and professional managers experience. It is designed specifically to educate students regarding the legal and social behaviours expected of business people and how these behaviours set a base for corporate social responsibility. Most importantly, this course enables students to understand and apply their personal values in making business decisions and to resolve ethical dilemmas in business situations. As this course introduces students to an array of principles and new perspectives that will encourage critical thinking to contest their pre-existing ideas and beliefs, it will enable them to develop a more global perspective and attain a successful career, either as an employee or as a manager.

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BUS3023 Business Research Methods


The purpose of this course is to provide students with an overview of research methods that are currently used in business and to develop in the students a strong capacity to grasp the complexity of inquiry into theoretical and applied business problems. The objectives are to introduce students to the theoretical and analytical issues which are shaping contemporary business research thinking and practice, to address the key components which might comprise the essential elements of conducting research in an applied business setting, and to provide opportunities for students to engage in survey, case analyses, experiential exercises and library research which are aimed at skill development in conducting research.

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FIN4043 Business Valuation


The objective of this course is to introduce essential business valuation concepts, and applications techniques for students to analyse dynamic business environments of a company, interpret companies’ business models and financial statements, translate business logics and assumptions into financial forecast, and select appropriate valuation methods to ascertain corporate value. This course aims at helping students to be equipped with the essential techniques required by financial analysts.

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GCCH1013 Chinese Thought through the Ages


(1) introduce important thought that have produced extremely important and significant impact on Chinese social development from past to present; (2) make a connection with contemporary social status by selecting a number of philosophical issues such as harmony, homogeneity/heterogeneity, conflict and unity, diversity and sustainability etc.; (3) analyse how ‘the past affects the present’, and how Chinese traditional thought has influenced the development and evolvement of contemporary Chinese society; and (4) help the students to have a better understanding of Chinese thought through different historical periods and to strengthen their sense of identity.

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FIN3013 Corporate Finance


This course addresses the advanced topics in financial management. It offers students an opportunity to examine the theory of corporate finance and the role in leading practitioners towards sound financial decisions.

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GCLA1903 English I

大学英文 I

The course involves instruction of English as both an academic subject and a foreign/second language. The course focuses on fundamental language skills that are related to reading, writing, listening, and speaking. It is also designed to enable students to study their major courses more effectively by focusing on the basic language and thinking skills of academic reading and writing.

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GCLA1913 English II

大学英文 II

Course objectives are aimed at further developing and improving the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening to a level appropriate for university study. This course builds on the skills taught in English I by taking the sentence writing skills from that course and developing them into academic style paragraphs using different patterns of organisation. The course will broaden student awareness of reading for academic purpose by instructing how to interpret different textual styles.

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GCLA1923 English III

大学英文 III

The course involves a careful instruction of English as both an academic subject and a second language. Students will be able to respond to and convey ideas in areas of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Speaking will focus on articulation and target language. Patterns of organization will be stressed in speaking and writing. Specific grammar and vocabulary will be addressed within essays. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to facilitate comprehension of academic sources.

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GCLA1933 English IV

大学英文 IV

This course prepares students for communicating in an academic environment. Major topics of this course include research activities which will enable students to find appropriate academic sources about the topics being studied and use references to support their writing. Public speaking skills will be introduced to enhance their spoken language. Reading and listening material will be accessed primarily from electronic resources and the library in order to further academic research skills and avoid plagiarism.

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FIN4063 Finance Internship


This course aims to provide students an opportunity to gain real-life working experience related to various issues and activities associated with an organization’s finance function or an institution in the financial industry. Under the guidance of both faculty and workplace supervisors, students will work in an organization as interns and complete work assignments that are primarily related to the organization’s activities related to financial management and/ or operations of a firm in the financial industry. The internship assignment is expected to take up no less than 150 hours to complete plus 12 hours of lecture at the College, and it may or may not be paid for. The internship also provides an opportunity for students to broaden their own experience beyond the limitations of their chosen discipline. Students will be assisted by UIC, but are responsible to find a suitable professional placement. The host organization will nominate a contact person for the student for the internship.

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FIN4013 Financial Forecasting


This course introduces students to investment forecasting techniques, which include technical analysis and time series methods. Class lectures will focus on the applications of these methods in forecasting stock prices, earnings, dividends, indices, sales and other economic variables. Students’ understanding of the issues arising from practical applications of financial forecasting will be enhanced by participation in case studies.

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