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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ECONOMICS

Application for Intake 25/26 will open in September.

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Get ahead with Dual Career Services

Students had twice the opportunities to explore career options at the School's MSc Career Fair & University's Career Mosaic in March 2024.

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PROGRAM FEATURES

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A Comprehensive Understanding of Economic Principles and the Application of Mathematical Methods
It is accomplished through core training in microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics & statistics, and econometrics.
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Wide Array of Electives
You can customize a degree plan that meets your professional needs.
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Springboard Towards Higher Degrees
  • An option to take PhD-level courses
  • Research Preparation Concentration
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Career Support
Enjoys career supports provided by the HKUST Business School and the university
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Scholarships for Talents
-HKUST Business School Admissions Scholarships
-Program Merit-based Scholarships
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The program is a 1-year full-time program. A new intake begins each year in September. Upon entering the program, students must complete at least 30 credits, including 15 core credits and minimum 15 elective credits. In the fall semester (September – December), students must complete all core credits. Students will be able to choose electives starting the second half of the fall semester. Under normal circumstance, students will complete all courses by June and the degree will be conferred in July (updated; February 2023.)

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ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a university or tertiary institution. For those who are not econ/business major, a strong quantitative background and a commitment to academic study and research are expected. We also suggest prospective students to submit GRE/GMAT results. Applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English will also have to meet the University English Requirements.

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APPLICATION TIMELINE

We invite applications from September to January/February each year.

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FEE AND CHARGES

Tuition fee for intake 2024/25 is HK$290,000.

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CLASS COMPOSITION

Majority of students of 2023/24 intake possess a degree in Economics (37%) or Finance (39%).

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About HKUST Department of Economics

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QS World University Rankings -Economics & Econometrics

HKUST ranks 1st in Hong Kong, 4th in Asia and 31st in the world in 2023

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US News Global University Ranking - Economics & Business

HKUST ranks 2nd in Hong Kong, 5th in Asia and 47th in the world in 2023

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PLACEMENT

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Highlights of Employers

  • Huawei, Shenzhen
  • Bytedance, Shenzhen
  • CITIC Securities, Shenzhen
  • Deloitte, Beijing
  • PWC, Shenzhen
  • Shenwanhongyuan Securities Co. Ltd (Shanghai; Shenzhen)
  • Xiaomi, Beijing
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Highlights of PhD Programs

  • PhD in Economics, Boston University, US
  • PhD in Economics, Cornell University, US
  • PhD in Marketing, CUHK
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