Hong Kong Summer Finance


Summer 2017:

Internships: June 19–August 11
Courses: July 10–August 11

  • ECB372 Investment Analysis

Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient, is one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It has long been the gateway to China, which now rivals the U.S. in economic and political power worldwide. By collaborating with the Hang Seng Management College (HSMC), Gordon College is excited to offer students the opportunity to serve 8-week internships and take classes in this bustling city, where the traditional and the cutting-edge coexist and visitors keep returning for its cultural and culinary diversity. This cost-effective study and internship opportunity in Hong Kong is a unique professional development offering among Christian liberal arts colleges and most higher education institutions in the U.S.

Students should arrive on Thursday, June 15, 2017. Students should plan to depart on August 12/13, 2017.

Depending on seat availability, a limited number of students who are not ECB majors may be accepted for the internship opportunities in Hong Kong without taking the course offered.


Program faculty and students will be housed in the dormitory of HSMC. Classes will be conducted in HSMC's classrooms.

Weekend activities may include visits to Hong Kong's many interesting districts and world-famous tourist spots, such as Macau. Students will also have opportunities to explore Hong Kong and its environs independently. 


Internship program participants will join students of HSMC to take the Investment Analysis course taught by Professor Alice Tsang, CFA, MBA, Professor of Economics and Business and Director of Global Partnerships.

ECB372 Investment Analysis: (4 credits) This course provides students with a basic understanding of financial instruments, investment theories and the investment environments of both the U.S. and Hong Kong. Students will acquire a balanced knowledge of both investment theory and practice. They will have many opportunities to apply investment theories and computer skills to tackle investment problems and participate in an investment analysis contest.

Internship: (0 credit) Arranged by the Hong Kong-America Center. While 0-credit internships require less formal reporting, reporting and participation in internship discussions are still required.

Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the Hong Kong Summer Finance Seminar must:

  • Participate in COR210 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 1 (0-credit) pre-departure. Lab fees apply.
  • Participate in COR211 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 2 (0-credit) post-seminar. Lab fees apply.

Please contact GEO for further details and respond to emails from the GEO about registration for COR210 and 211. Both COR210 and 211 are one-day Saturday classes.


Students taking ECB372 Investment Analysis: Program costs include tuition as applicable, lodging, visa and internship fees, entrance fees, some group meals and group travel arranged by faculty. An initial "octopus" (metro) card loaded with a balance of several hundred dollars will also be provided.  Students participate in one 4-credit ECB course and 0-credit internship (4 credits total): $5,850

Non-ECB majors or students who have already taken ECB372: A limited number of seats are available to students who will only serve internships in Hong Kong.  Program costs include lodging, visa and internship fees, entrance fees, some group meals and group travel arranged by faculty. An initial "octopus" (metro) card loaded with a balance of several hundred dollars will also be provided.  Students participate in 0-credit internship: $4,700

Please note: costs do not include round-trip airfare, meals, or on-the-ground transportation to and from internship sites. Estimated costs (not billed by Gordon) for food (average at $16 per day for 60 days) and on-the-ground transportation: approximately $1350 plus airfare. Students are responsible for independent travel costs and all personal out-of-pocket expenses.

A $30 non-refundable application fee and a $450 program deposit** must accompany the application. The remainder will be billed to student accounts. The student should talk to his or her counselor in Student Financial Services. (**The program deposit will be refunded if the course does not run or if a student is not accepted.) 


The total number of students participating in this program is limited to 20. Students with strong interest in this study/internship program should contact Professor Tsang as soon as possible to obtain instructions on procedures for internship placement. All application materials listed below must be received by January 31, 2017.

  • Complete online application (link available to Gordon students only)
  • Email Professor Alice Tsang at to schedule a Skype interview for internship placement consideration.
  • Submit a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Submit a $450 program deposit (deposit will only be returned if course does not run or if student is not accepted. The program deposit will not be returned if the student decides not to serve in the assigned internship)
  • Completed résumé to be emailed to

If accepted, students will need to be able to provide the following (for visa purposes) by FEBRUARY 15:

  • 3 months' bank statements showing a minimum monthly bank balance of US $1,500. OR
  • Students who cannot provide such bank statements may provide 3 months' bank statements of parents with a minimum monthly balance of US $3,000, along with a letter of support from their parents/guardians.

Please begin collecting this information as you begin your application. Note: black out all private account/routing numbers on both sides of the copies of all statements. 


For further information contact:
Global Education Office
P 978 867 4399

Professor Alice Tsang
Professor in the Practice, Economics and Business Department, Director of Global Partnerships
Frost Hall 329
P ext. 4582