Bachelor of Social Science in Economics

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Qualification Bachelor's Degree
Study mode Full-time
Duration 4 years
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Entry Requirements

General Requirements (Notes)

1. Applicants shall be eligible to apply if they:

*have obtained in one sitting of the GCE Advanced Level Examination pass grades in no less than three Advanced Level subjects (Applicants with pass grades in 2 Advanced Level and 2 Advanced Subsidiary Level subjects may also apply)*; OR

*have acquired an International Baccalaureate Diploma (check preferred subject requirements of the programmes)*; OR

*possess a qualification obtained outside Hong Kong which qualifies them for university admission in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT in USA, UEC / STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD in Canada, GSAT in Taiwan, etc.); OR

have successfully completed:

*at least one year of full-time undergraduate study at a recognized university; OR

*a course of study leading to the qualification of an associate degree / higher diploma; OR

*are mature persons aged 23 or over on 1st September in the year when admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields; OR

*have other exceptional achievements which merit admission.

For candidates who have completed only GCE-AS or the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, they may be considered for admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case.


2. Language Requirement

Applicants should have attained an acceptable level of proficiency in English. Below are the minimum required scores or grades for some of the more common acceptable examinations.

Test (English Language) Minimum Attainment

GCE-AL/AS          E


IB            4

IELTS      6.0

SAT Reasoning Test Essay             8


- Paper 550

- Computer         213

- Internet            80

In addition to the General Requirements, including the Language Requirement, individual programmes may have additional or higher requirements. Please refer to the website(s) of the respective programme(s) to which you wish to apply for admission for updates on the programme requirements.


Students admitted on GCE A-level / IB or equivalent qualifications (e.g. STPM) will normally be required to complete 99 units of courses (normative period of study is 3 years) in order to graduate. Students admitted on standing below GCE A-level / IB qualification (e.g. qualifications obtained outside Hong Kong for admission to 4-year undergraduate programmes of an overseas university) will normally be required to complete 123 units of courses (normative period of study is 4 years) in order to graduate. There are yet some other programmes that are offered as a standard four-year or five-year programme.


Additional Considerations

Applicants are:

1.expected to possess keen interests, suitable talents or academic background to make a unique contribution to the cultural diversity on campus;

2.recommended to take TOEFL, IELTS or another acceptable language test, if English is not their native language;

3.expected to be able to support themselves financially during all periods of enrolment




























Course Code      Course Title        Unit(s)

ECON1010           Perspectives in Economics           3

ECON1101           Mathematical Methods in Economics I   2

ECON1111           Mathematical Methods in Economics II  2

ECON1141           Financial Accounting for Economists        2

ECON1901           Learning Economics        1

ECON1210           Economics and Society  3

ECON1220           Contemporary Economic Thinking            3

ECON1310           Current Hong Kong Economic Issues       3

ECON1420           Basic Banking and Finance            3

ECON2011           Basic Microeconomics    3

ECON2021           Basic Macroeconomics  3

ECON2121           Methods of Economic Statistics 3

ECON2311           Economy of Hong Kong 3

ECON2320           Contemporary Chinese Economy             3

ECON2901           Guided Study in Current Economic Problems I    2

ECON3011           Intermediate Microeconomic Theory     3

ECON3021           Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory    3

ECON3121           Introductory Econometrics          3

ECON3140           Financial Data Analysis   3

ECON3150           Mathematical Methods in Economics III                3

ECON3160           Game Theory    3

ECON3210           Western Economic History           3

ECON3220           Comparative Economic Systems                3

ECON3230           New Political Economy  3

ECON3240           Economics of Transition                3

ECON3250           Chinese Economy: Heritage and Change               3

ECON3260           History of Economic Thought      3

ECON3310           Economy of China            3

ECON3320           Asia-Pacific Economies  3

ECON3330           Economy of Japan           3

ECON3340           Trade and Investment Among the Chinese Economies   3

ECON3350           China, Hong Kong, and the World Economy         3

ECON3360           Chinese Economy in Transition  3

ECON3370           Business Environment of China 3

ECON3410           Money and Banking        3

ECON3420           Financial Economics        3

ECON3430           Public Finance   3

ECON3440           Urban Economics             3

ECON3450           Regional Economics        3

ECON3460           Development Economics              3

ECON3470           Labour Economics            3

ECON3480           Industrial Organization  3

ECON3500           Economics of Social and Environmental Issues    3

ECON3510           Family Economics             3

ECON3520           Economics of Capital Markets     3

ECON3530           International Economic Relations              3

ECON3540           Foundations of Corporate Finance           3

ECON3560           Economics of Real Estate              3

ECON3570           Information Technology and Economy   3

ECON3580           Emerging Financial Markets of China       3

ECON3590           Business Economics        3

ECON3610           International Trade         3

ECON3620           International Macroeconomics  3

ECON4010           Advanced Topics in Microeconomics       3

ECON4020           Advanced Macroeconomics        3

ECON4110           Introductory Mathematical Economics   3

ECON4120           Applied Forecasting Methods    3

ECON4430           Welfare Economics         3

ECON4440           Economics of Information            3

ECON4450           Economics of Derivatives              3

ECON4460           Economic Growth and Technological Change       3

ECON4470           Economics of Behavioural Finance            3

ECON4810           Selected Topics in Economics I   3

ECON4820           Selected Topics in Economics II  3

ECON4830           Selected Topics in Economics III 3

ECON4840           Selected Topics in Economics IV                3

ECON4850           Selected Topics in Economics V  3

ECON4860           Selected Topics in Economics VI                3

ECON4870           Selected Topics in the Chinese Economy               3

ECON4901           Guided Study in Current Economic Problems II   2

ECON4902           Economics – Theory and Reality                1

ECON4910           Senior Thesis Research I               3

ECON4920           Senior Thesis Research II              3



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