HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Bachelor of Science (Major in Risk Management) (BSc)

KAM Ho Yee (Holly)
2023 BSc graduate (Major in Risk Management)

"As a 2023 risk management major graduate, I am working as a risk trainee at a top French investment bank serving as the second line of defense. My role is dedicated to inspections of different teams in the APEC region to make sure their work is in line with the bank’s risk management framework. ...

2023 BSc graduate (Major in Risk Management)

"Looking back, I’m always happy with my decision to study Risk Management for my Bachelor degree at HKU. It is definitely challenging to come through a field where statistics, finance, and data science comes together. But it was all worth it as my learning journey has shaped me to be a great analytical thinker and reliable problem solver. ...


 Aims and Features

The Risk Management (Programme Code: 6901) curriculum aims to provide students with the skills and expertise to enable them to acquire the theory and methodology behind the scientific process of risk management, with application to actuarial science, finance and other areas of interest. It is designed to provide solid training in the concepts of the risk management process, statistical models and methods of risk management, and good risk management practice.

Core courses in the curriculum emphasise fundamental concepts and nature of risk assessment, risk management and governance from different standpoints while elective courses provide either training in specific Risk Management disciplines or an extension of knowledge aiming to give students more modeling, technical and analytical skills in risk management, including discrete-time models in finance, stochastic calculus with financial applications, and financial time series modeling.

Through participating in experiential learning activities including research-based projects, industrial internships and overseas exchanges, students could enhance their knowledge in risk management and exposure in managing risk in practice, and improve their thinking and communication skills.

The Major caters for students with good mathematics background and is designed to meet a steadily rising demand for risk analysts in government or private consulting firms, and business, finance, insurance, IT, marketing research industries. Meanwhile, Minor in Risk Management is an excellent complement to a degree in other fields.

For more information, please read our Programme Brochure for 2024-25.

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     Study Programme Total number of students in 2022-23 (from year 1 to 6)
     6901 Bachelor of Science (Major in Risk Management) 146
Updated on NOV 1, 2022

 RSS Quality Mark


The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is awarded as one of the Accredited Universities by Royal Statistical Society (RSS) in December 2023. RSS accreditation provides reassurance that the teaching, learning and assessment within the programme is of high quality and meets the needs of students and employers.

RSS awards individual module/course under Bachelor of Science (Major in Risk Management) with the RSS Quality Mark, which is the recognition that our courses are taught good statistical literacy with rigorous training. Students undertake these modules will have met the academic requirements of the RSS Data Analyst award (link).





Programme Brochure
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