Forty-four students graduate from The University of Hong Kong -- Citibank University Banking Course 2011-2012

2012-04-19 20:14 1510

Four outstanding graduates awarded summer internship at Citi

HONG KONG, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Citibank and The University of Hong Kong (HKU) today announced the successful completion of "The University of Hong Kong -- Citibank University Banking Course 2011-2012".

At the graduation ceremony held today, 44 students received their certificates for successfully completing the three-month program. Four top graduates were presented with the "Outstanding Achievement Award", which entitles them to internship opportunities at Citi in Hong Kong this summer.

Mr. Weber Lo, Chief Executive Officer and Country Business Manager, Citibank Global Consumer Group, said, "I would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere thanks to HKU for being a valuable partner to us in financial education. We believe that through this course, which has been running in Hong Kong for eight years now, our younger generation has acquired not only the necessary knowledge and skill sets that are important for their future career development, but also the knowledge that will be beneficial to their lifelong financial wellbeing."

Professor Lap-Chee Tsui, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Hong Kong, said, "I would like to express my gratitude to Citibank for its commitment to nurturing future business leaders. The course has brought valuable learning opportunities to the students of the Faculty of Business and Economics. Students in the course have developed their business acumen by being exposed to a wide spectrum of knowledge and insights from the banking industry. It is worth noting that our students have been especially fortunate to have had the benefit of learning from experienced Citibankers. We look forward to building our ongoing partnership with Citibank."

During the program, students attended 12 classroom lectures covering a wide spectrum of financial subjects given by senior bankers from Citibank, visited Citibank's flagship branch in Mong Kok, took a mid-term test and completed a final group project.

The top four students awarded the "Outstanding Achievement Award" were selected based on their attendance, class participation, mid-term test results and final project scores. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Chan Shing Ho Johnny
  • Huang Jing
  • Pang Yiu Wai
  • Tao Jiali

In recognition of their dedication to their studies, these four outstanding students will be offered valuable summer internship opportunities at Citi, where they will be able to put their learning into practice and reveal their potential capabilities and goals.

Citibank University Banking Course was first run in Taiwan in 1998 at the National Taiwan University. In Hong Kong, the programme was launched at the University of Hong Kong in 2004. The programme aims to teach students in higher education about the fundamentals of finance and banking, as well as to help future leaders develop an understanding of complex financial issues.

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About Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 2001 through the amalgamation of the School of Business and the School of Economics and Finance, the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) offers quality degree programmes and executive training programmes that serve the needs of the business sector and the community.

As Asia's premier international business school, the Faculty has pioneered the International MBA Programme with Fudan University in Shanghai in 1998, and the EMBA Global Asia jointly offered with Columbia Business School (CBS) and London Business School (LBS) in 2008.

Its MBA full time programme, offered in partnerships with CBS and LBS has a strong Asia and China focus and was ranked Asia's no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in 2010 and 2011.

The Faculty continues to attract top students from Hong Kong and beyond. It admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all the 10 Faculties. Three of its undergraduate programmes are ranked among the University's top 10 programmes.

FBE is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS). Its accounting and business programmes are also accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). For more information, please visit:

Source: Citibank
Keywords: Education