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Programmes

Master of Science (MSc) in Data Analytics and Business Economics

School of Business

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$150,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$210,000/programme

Cut Off Date 01 Feb 2021

Year of Entry 2021 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date28 Sep 2020

Application Deadline1 Feb 2021

Programme DirectorDr WAN Shui Ki

Programme Office (852) 3411 2175, (852) 3411 2869 dabe@hkbu.edu.hk

 

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 Data Analytics and Business Economics (MScDABE), provides solid training in business economic analysis and data analytics. By taking various applied electives, in addition to the core foundation courses, students will be trained to analyse business economic issues using relevant data.

A distinct feature of this programme is a balanced training in business economic knowledge, statistical models, and programming skills. Specifically, this programme aims at training: 

  1. Competent analytics-enabled professionals: The Programme offers a variety of data-analytics courses supplemented by relevant statistical knowledge, programming skills and real-world business cases. Students can apply the technical skills to solve the business problems in hand data-analytically. 
  2. Proficient data strategists: The Programme also offers courses on latest economic principles for business strategy, and challenges and future prospects of smart cities development. Equipped with critical thinking and data science knowledge, students can act as an interface towards potential clients and translate project requirements into manageable data science project subtasks.

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 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. The programme is open to students with an undergraduate degree either in business or in non-business fields with good quantitative training.

General Admission Requirements 

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Data Analytics and Business Economics Programme, the applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or equivalent, with satisfactory academic performance.


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.