Message From the Director

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The Master of Science (MSc) in Economics Program offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has been a successful innovation that provides well-balanced academic and applied training in the subject. The program has two objectives. First, we provide solid economics and analytical training to students in order to prepare them for further pursuit of the highest academic degree (PhD) in any of the following subjects such as economics, accounting, finance, marketing or management. Second, the variety of applied courses offered in the program equips students with sufficient knowledge to enter the job market and benefit from the good employment opportunities in Hong Kong, Mainland China and elsewhere.

The MSc in Economics Program takes advantage of the high standards of research and teaching of the University. Using English as the medium of instruction, the Program is on a par with other economics programs offered internationally. Currently there are students coming to our program from Canada, France, Germany, United States, Mainland China and Hong Kong. The Business School of HKUST, and its Economics Department, have been repeatedly recognized as a leading force in the international research arena.

Our professors, many of them are leading economics researchers, are dedicated to developing students with a balance of applied and analytical skills. We have been successful in placing graduates to a number of good universities in North America, Europe and Asia for PhD Programs. Graduates taking a more practical route have been placed successfully with large commercial banks, investment banks and Big 4 accounting firms. In the past, some of our students from the Mainland China were able to find jobs with Hong Kong employers such as the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation and Cathay Pacific Airlines. Their study and living experience in Hong Kong will be an asset to them even if they return to the Mainland for job opportunities.

We warmly welcome you to understand more about our Program and the opportunities that come with it. Join us. Together we will work with you to achieve your educational goals and beyond.


Professor Peng Wang
Director of Master of Science (MSc) in Economics