Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon/BEcon&Fin)

Hong Kong

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BEcon/BEcon&Fin

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Domestic course fees
HKD 42100 per year

How you will study
full-time

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International course fees
HKD 171000 per year

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About Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong

Programme Aims and Features

The BEcon and BEcon&Fin programmes share the same programme code. Students are required to enrol in either one of the programmes on admission.

The BEcon programme trains students in economic theories, statistical tools, the application of theories to solve practical economic problems in trade, banking, the labour market and evaluation of the regional economic performances of China, Hong Kong and other economies. Students will be furnished with solid theoretical and empirical economic knowledge to analyse and understand human behaviour and social interactions. The programme allows students a high degree of flexibility in planning their future career specialisation. Students can also declare a minor or a second major if they are able to meet the course's requirements.

The BEcon&Fin is a double-major programme designed to meet the interests of students who are seeking a balanced study of both economics and finance. The programme recognises the significance of economics both in its own right and as a foundation for the study of finance, and the significance of finance as a career path for students in Hong Kong. Students will receive solid training in economic and financial theories and applications. They will be equipped with the skills to analyse human behaviour and social interaction, as well as to solve problems in financial institutions.

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Peking University (PKU) has launched an HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management. The programme integrates the strengths of two leading business schools in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Students will get a Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin) from HKU, and a Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) from PKU upon successful completion of the 4-year programme.

The economic development in both Hong Kong and Mainland China is highly correlated, yet the business environment in both places is utterly disparate. This new programme allows students to develop a robust understanding of business models in both markets, and to get familiar with different operation and management styles.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in summer exchange programme at world-class top universities, and may get internship experience from Hong Kong or Mainland China companies. With solid knowledge of economics, finance and management and essential interpersonal skills that are grounded in multi-cultural and social contexts, graduates are expected to become competitive and capable business leaders with global perspective.

Professional Recognition

The BEcon&Fin programme is a designated Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) University Affiliation Programme recognized by CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals. It embeds a significant portion of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge into the curriculum and provides students with a solid grounding in practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education. CFA scholarship is available to BEcon&Fin students to take the CFA Level I Examination.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBEcon/BEcon&FinHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study find out
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesHKD 42100 per yearInternational course feesHKD 171000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

You (or your parents) only need to pay a fraction of the cost of education in Hong Kong, even though our educational standards are at an international level. We value what you bring to HKU, in terms of your background and culture, and our fees are set at a level that students everywhere can afford, as long as your academic results are good enough!

Entry requirements

If you take the International Baccalaureate Diploma, GCE A-level/International A-Level, SAT/AP or All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate, please take note of the standards as below:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma - 34, candidates should have completed the full IB Diploma, including CAS, TOK, and the Extended Essay.
  • GCE A-Level/International A-Level - 3A's, candidates should present at minimum of 3 A-level subjects, excluding English and Chinese language.
  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT plus Writing and SAT Subject Test/Advanced Placement Test - Redesigned SAT: 1350, SAT Subject Tests: 600 in each of the 3 subjects, AP Exams: Level 4 in each of the 3 subjects
  • All India Senior School Certificate Examination and Indian School Certificate - 90%, Candidates should present a minimum of 5 subjects in the Grade 12 Indian Board examinations.

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