HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Citi (NYSE:C) and the University of Hong Kong (HKU) today jointly
announced the successful completion of the HKU–Citibank University
Banking Course 2015-2016.
At the graduation ceremony held today, 48 students from the HKU were
presented with a certificate for completing the three-month program,
which consists of a series of lectures taught by senior bankers at Citi
Hong Kong. Among the participants, four were selected to receive the
“Outstanding Achievement Award.” These four students will have the
opportunity to join Citi Kong Kong’s 2016 summer internship program and
put their newly-acquired skills into practice. The selection criteria
for the award are based on the students’ overall performance, taking
into account their attendance record, class participation, term-end test
results, and final project scores.
Mr. Weber Lo, Citi Country Officer & Chief Executive Officer, Hong Kong
and Macau, said, “In a fast changing world such as the one we live in
today, we must learn to quickly adapt, innovate and evolve to stay
competitive. Three months ago, the students embarked on a learning
journey to gain a better understanding of the banking industry. We were
deeply encouraged by their enthusiasm and eagerness to learn. I hope
that they will continue to apply the same qualities in everything they
do in life, remain curious, and equip themselves for the future.”
“I would like to take the opportunity to thank our longstanding partner
the University of Hong Kong and the staff at the Faculty of Business and
Economics for their excellent support on the program,” he added.
Professor Ian Holliday, the Vice-President and Pro-Vice-Chancellor
(Teaching and Learning), said, “I am much honoured to participate in
both Inauguration and Graduation Ceremonies of the Banking Course. My
deepest gratitude goes to Citi who, in the past three months, made a lot
of effort grooming students with knowledge on various banking
operations. Their bankers’ generous sharing of experience in real life
situation was equally eye-opening. With Citi’s commitment and enthusiasm
in developing financial talents, this Banking Course comes to another
year of success. We look forward to the future partnership with Citi to
continue our shared mission of nurturing future business leaders.”
In January this year, 48 students were selected from close to 200
applicants to attend the university banking course. During the
three-month program, students attended 15 classroom lectures covering a
wide range of topics that are highly relevant to banking in today’s
world. All students were required to complete a term-end test and a
final group project.
Established in 2004, the Citibank University Banking Course was
developed with the aim of introducing university students to the banking
industry and nurturing future business leaders. Since launch, more than
400 university students in Hong Kong have attended the banking course
and received in total over 300 hours of teaching on the fundamentals of
banking and finance.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer
accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions.
Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with
a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer
banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities
brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com
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About Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong
The Faculty of Business and Economics at The University of Hong Kong
strives to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic and
relevant research to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of
the world in the new Asia-led economy. As Asia’s premier international
business school, FBE engages leading scholars from all corners of the
globe and they instil in the students global knowledge with an Asian
perspective. The Faculty attracts top students from Hong Kong and
beyond. It admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate
students amongst all Faculties at HKU. Three of its undergraduate
programmes are ranked among the University’s top 10 programmes.
The Faculty’s full-time MBA programme, offered with a London track at
London Business School, a New York track at Columbia Business School and
a Hong Kong/China track at Fudan University, 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) for six consecutive years from
2010 to 2015.
The Faculty also offers an elite EMBA Global Asia programme, jointly
with CBS and LBS, for globally-focused senior executives and
professionals. Its International MBA Programme, delivered in Shanghai in
collaboration with Fudan University, was the first of its kind when it
was launched in 1998.
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).
Additional Information: www.fbe.hku.hk
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