Professional Qualifications

Graduate Statistician (GradStat), Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS)

Graduate Diploma Paper in
HKSS Examination
Relevant modules Consideration by
HKSS Examination Board
Module 1 Probability Distributions
  • AMS1301 Foundations of Data Science
  • AMS1302 Probability and Statistical Theory
Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in both modules
Module 3 Stochastic Processes and Time Series
  • AMS4001 Stochastic Analysis for Business
  • AMS4322 Financial Time Series for Business Intelligence
Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in both modules
Module 4 Modelling Experimental Data
  • AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis
  • AMS3328 Categorical Data Analysis
  • AMS3600 Design and Analysis of Experiments
Exemption will be considered for satisfactory results (B– or above) in three modules

Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA), Society of Actuaries

Validation by Educational Experience (VEE) topics Relevant modules Period Acceptable grades by Society of Actuaries
Applied Statistical Methods
  • AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis
  • AMS4322 Financial Time Series for Business Intelligence
1/1/2016 – 31/12/2018 Satisfactory results
(B– or above) in all modules listed
Economics
  • ECO1001 Business Economics 1
  • ECO1002 Business Economics 2
1/1/2010 – 31/12/2018 Satisfactory results
(B– or above) in all modules listed
Corporate Finance
  • FIN2001 Financial Management
1/9/2013 – 31/12/2018 Satisfactory results
(B–or above)
  • FIN3004 Corporate Finance
1/1/2010 – 31/12/2018 Satisfactory results
(B–or above)

Professional Certificate

SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining, SAS Institute

SAS Institute (or SAS) is a worldwide leading producer of business analytics software founded in 1976. SAS developed an analytic software (also called SAS; Statistical Analysis System) for advanced analytics, data management and business intelligence. It is widely used in public and private institutions and organisations such as higher education institutions, investment banks, insurance companies and the Census and Statistics Department in Hong Kong.

As there is an increasing demand for data scientists and business intelligence professionals who are able to apply SAS to analyse business data in order to monitor or manage various concerns within the enterprise, the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science and Business Intelligence (BSC-DSBI) programme and SAS Institute jointly offer a SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining to better assist students to work in a data-rich environment.

To be eligible for the certificate, students should have:

(i) passed the following 5 core modules

  • (1) AMS2320 Business Regression Analysis
  • (2) AMS2640 Statistical Computing in Practice
  • (3) AMS4322 Financial Time Series for Business Intelligence
  • (4) AMS4327 Multivariate Analysis and Data Mining
  • (5) AMS4328 Data Audit and Imputation

(ii) obtained an average grade of B- or above (i.e., with GPA of 2.7 or above) in the aforementioned 5 core modules.

Remark: Condition (ii) is subject to review.

Hang Seng Management College is one of the institutions in the world that is entitled to confer the SAS Joint Certificate in Data Mining. This professional recognition will open up many exciting career opportunities to our students.

Students can also sharpen your skills and advance your career through the 5 modules under the SAS Data Science Certification Curriculum offered by SAS.

On 12 December 2017, Prof. Tang Man Lai has been invited by SAS institute to share a customer story of bridging data science talent with SAS tools in Hang Seng Management College (HSMC). This story is now published on the SAS website.

You may visit http://www.sas.com/ to learn more about SAS Institute and find our College in the list of institutions in the SAS Joint Certificate Program.