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Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Economics

School of Business

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year

Tuition Fee HK$180,000/programme

Cut Off Date 28 Feb 2019

Year of Entry 2019 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline 28 Feb 2019

Programme DirectorDr WAN Shui Ki

Programme Office (852) 3411 2175/(852) 3411 2151 mscaecon@hkbu.edu.hk http://mscaecon.hkbu.edu.hk/eng/main/Index  

Selection Process
  1. For applicants meeting the minimum requirements, the applications would be examined case by case. Shortlisted applications would be further screened by the Programme Management Committee members before recommendation for admission is made.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims This Programme, Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon), provides theoretical and applied training in economic analysis. By taking various applied electives, in addition to the theoretical cores, students will be trained to analysing economic issues relevant to their work.

A distinct feature of this MScAEcon Programme is the balanced training in economic knowledge. Specifically, this Programme aims at training:
  1. Competent applied economists: The Programme offers applied economic courses in Hong Kong. These courses will analyse the relevant areas using the latest economic models. The Programme curriculum also consists of courses for analysing the Chinese economy, which is the current focus of the world.
  2. Potential theoretical researchers: Although we expect that most students entering into this Programme are applied oriented, this Programme is also well structured to provide students the flexibility of choosing appropriate electives to cater for future research oriented studies.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 30 units
Required Courses 15 units
Elective Courses 15 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2018/19 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

The overall scholastic record and potential of the applicant for admission is more important than prior preparation in specific areas of economics. While undergraduate specialisation in economics is desirable, the Programme is open to students whose undergraduate degree has been in other fields.

General Admission Requirements 
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Applied Economics Programme, the applicant must hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university, or equivalent. Although a bachelor degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite for admission, the applicant is expected to possess the knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with some training in mathematics (especially in calculus and linear algebra) and statistics.


Language Proficiency Requirements

Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. The English proficiency requirement can be fulfilled by achieving any one of the following standards:

  1. a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; or
  2. a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; or
  3. other equivalent qualifications.
  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
     
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.