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The Curriculum

 

Compared to the BBA program, the BSc program requires fewer business core courses but more analytical courses in economics, finance, mathematics, and statistics. Students take major courses starting their second year of study, then required and electives courses.

 The program requires a total of 120 credits with the following course requirement

  Number of Courses Credit
Business core courses, excluding ECON and FINA 6 17
Language required courses 4 12
Major courses:    

ECON (core + required) 
            (elective)
            (paper/project requirement, ECON 4670)*
FINA   (required)
            (elective)  

6-7
3
1
2
2
22-26
11
0
6
6
Mathematics 1 4-8
University common core 10 3

*For 2021 intake and before

Read more about ECON 4670 Economics Research and Communication

The course aims to provide a chance for students to have hands-on research experience on data collection, processing and analysis.  Each student is required to do an individual or group project/research paper affiliated with a course, or as an independent research project; to be supervised by faculty member. Please note that no paper done during exchange can be used to satisfy the course requirement.


Curriculum for BSc Economics and Finance
 

 

 

2nd yr
Fall
2nd yr
Spring
3rd yr
Fall
3rd yr
Spring
4th yr
Fall
4th yr
Spring
ECON 2174 Mathematics for Economists 4          
ECON 3113 Microeconomic Theory I   4        
ECON 3123 Macroeconomic Theory I  (3) 3        
ECON 3133 Microeconomic Theory II     4  (4)    
ECON 3143 Macroeconomic Theory II     4  (4)    
ECON 3334 Econometrics 4 (4) (4)      
FINA 3103 Intermediate Investment     3      
FINA x 2 Finance electives       3 3  (3)
ECON x 3 Economics electives       4 4 4
ECON 4670 Economic Research and Communication       0 or(0) or (0)
ECON 3700 Writing as an Economist (for 2022 intake and onward)       3    

Year-specific curriculum requirements


For students admitted in HKUST in 2020-21

For students admitted in HKUST in 2021-22

For students admitted in HKUST in 2022-23

For students admitted in HKUST in 2023-24

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