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What will I learn?

The Applied Economics Concentration offers you broad-based knowledge and technical skills – a powerful combination that employers want nowadays. We emphasize the connection between theory and application in the industry. Besides popular economics core courses that allow students to analyze individual markets and macroeconomies, we provide you with updated economic knowledge and IT skills that are practical in the industry via both curricular and co-curricular learning activities, including workshops, seminars, and internships.

Salient Features

  • Focus on the application of economics theories to business decision making, public policies, and practical issues.
  • Equip graduates with knowledge and skills for a career in banking, financial institutions, trade and commercial sectors, and the teaching profession.
  • Ample opportunities for students to participate in academic and non-academic activities, such as overseas exchange programmes, internships, field trips, inter-institutional contests and mentoring programmes.
  • Students can pursue additional graduation options including Double Concentration within BBA, or a Minor in non-business discipline.

What are the career opportunities of graduates?

In addition to the likely employment for BBA graduates in management, marketing/sales, accounting and banking, we have placed our Applied Economics graduates in more advanced jobs in financial and commercial sectors, such as asset management, credit analyst, risk management, treasury, and compliance, which require specifically a degree in economics or other relevant disciplines in finance, law and science. Some of our graduates have also pursued their careers as research analysts in business strategy development, public policy analysts for consulting firms, government and public utilities, as well as teachers of economics or liberal studies.

Concentration Required Courses (9 units)

  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometrics

Concentration Elective Courses (12 units)

  • Asia-Pacific Economies
  • Chinese Economic Developments
  • Crisis Economics
  • Economic and Business Forecasting
  • Economics of Human Resources
  • Economies of Hong Kong and the Pan-Pearl River Delta
  • Games and Economic Decisions
  • International Financial Economics
  • International Organization and Business Decision
  • International Trade
  • Introduction to Technical Analysis
  • Mathematical Analysis for Economics
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Money and Banking
  • Money and Finance in China
  • Public Finance
  • Real Estate Economic
  • Business Economics Internship

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (14,22,186) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a combined score of 1,650 in SAT Test (minimum score of 550 in each of Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing). After 2005, and a sub-score on essay writing of no less than 8; or an American College Test (ACT) composite score of 23; and Grade 3 in at least two Advanced Placement (AP) subjects; or a score of 500 or better in each of two or more subjects in SAT Subject Tests. Students following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) in community colleges must hold: US High School Graduation Diploma; and successful completion of IGETC with Grade C or above in each of the subjects. English Language Requirements : TOEFL- Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550; IELTS Academic: Overall Band: 6.0. Grade C or above in GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English; or Grade E or above in GCE AS Level or AL Level English; Grade E or above in HKALE Use of English (AS Use of English); IB - Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) or Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level).

For international students

Applicants who apply for admission with overseas qualifications are expected to have received 12-year pre-university education with appropriate school-leaving qualifications. Students from other countries should have qualifications equivalent to Hong Kong.

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

  • TOEFL: Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
  • IELTS Academic: Overall Band 6.0
  • IGCSE First Language English: Grade C/ Grade 4
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language: Grade B/ Grade 5
  • IB: Grade 4 in: IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or IB English B (Higher Level); or IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level) OR Grade 5 in: IB English B (Standard Level)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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