The Programme also enables students to build up a solid theoretical background for pursuing further study, at the Master or PhD levels, in economics, finance, actuarial science and insurance, mathematics, statistics and risk management science.
Ph.D in Economics,
The QFRM programme offered me comprehensive academic training and equipped me with solid theoretical knowledge and practical quantitative tools, which are essential to my future studies. The valuable exchange experience at the University of Toronto also broadened my horizons and prepared me to further my studies overseas. As an undergraduate, I was a summer intern in the consumer credit risk management (secured) department at the China Construction Bank (Asia), where I learned more about risk management through actual practical experience. After graduating, I embarked on a Master of Philosophy degree in Economics at CUHK. The knowledge I acquired from the QFRM programme turned out to be very useful in the study of economics, and particularly important in research studies. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Economics at Boston University.
Ph.D in Finance, Wharton School,
University of Pennsylvania
My name is Lin (Ashley) Shen. I spent four treasured years at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and received my BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science (QFRM) in 2013. Currently, I am working on my PhD in Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The QFRM programme in CUHK provides students with training and resources in both the Business School and the Faculty of Science, which gives us great advantages when applying for jobs and graduate schools. In my case, I participated in the exchange programme with the Wharton School and took two finance PhD courses in the CUHK Business School. These experiences and all of the quantitative training that I received at the Faculty of Science have turned out to be very helpful to my PhD coursework and research.
Ph.D in Statistics,
The QFRM programme has a well-structured curriculum, which has equipped me with solid, practical knowledge of statistical methodologies and quantitative tools that are vital for my further studies. The valuable exchange study in the University of Toronto, Canada also broadened my horizons and gave me the experience of studying in a foreign country. As an undergraduate, I was also given the opportunity to be a research assistant under the supervision of Professor Wong Hoi Ying, and was a summer intern in the financial services risk management department at Ernst & Young. I therefore experienced both the academic research life and the business of risk management from the practitioner’s point of view. After graduating, I chose to pursue a Master of Philosophy degree in Risk Management Science at CUHK. The guidance and rigorous training I was given while studying for my Master’s helped me produce two original research papers in the field of statistics, which I submitted for consideration to top-tier academic journals. I am currently studying for my PhD in Statistics at Columbia University.
Ph.D in Mathematical Finance,
Imperial College London
The QFRM programme has equipped me with solid theoretical knowledge of the quantitative methods and statistical tools used in finance. The experience gained during my half-year of exchange study at Uppsala University, Sweden, is valuable in my future studies, while my summer internship at the Royal Bank of Scotland enhanced my understanding of market risk management from the practitioner’s point of view. After completing my undergraduate degree, I chose to pursue a Master’s degree in risk management science at CUHK. The guidance and training offered by the Department of Statistics has enabled me to produce two original research papers for consideration in top-tier academic journals in the field of stochastic control and optimisation with application to operations research and finance. With this solid background in mathematical finance, my next step is to pursue a joint PhD at Imperial College London.