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What will I learn?

LEARN ECONOMICS IN A GLOBAL FINANCIAL CENTRE

Our Bachelor of Economics (BEcon) and Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin) will teach you economic and financial theories and practical applications to unpack challenges in trade, banking, labour, and financial institutions. Through the BEcon programme, you will learn to not only evaluate the economic performance of important regional markets but also analyse and understand human behaviour and social interactions. The BEcon&Fin programme recognises the significance of economics both in its own right and as a foundation for the study of finance.

Dual degree options

Spend two years at HKU and two years at Peking University (PKU).

Live and learn in Hong Kong

Study in a global business hub and see international market forces at work.

Professional opportunities

Study a designated programme globally recognised by the CFA institute.

What You’ll Study

Over four years of study, you will receive training in economic theories, statistical tools, and the practical application of concepts. Both programmes have a single-major curriculum structure that gives you the flexibility to pursue a second major or a combination of minors, provided you meet the requirements.

The School offers a dual-degree ‘Future Leaders’ programme in collaboration with Peking University (PKU) – integrating the strengths of two leading business schools in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Split your time between Hong Kong and Beijing and earn a BEcon&Fin degree from HKU and a Bachelor of Arts and Management (BMgmt) from PKU. The four-year programme will empower you with a robust understanding of both operation and management styles and business models in two disparate markets.

Exciting Opportunities

Participate in summer exchange programmes at one of our world-class partner universities or gain experience during internships at leading companies in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Your theoretical and hands-on knowledge of economics, finance, and management combined with interpersonal skills acquired in a multicultural context will empower you to emerge as a highly competitive and capable business leader with a global outlook.

Professional Recognition

The BEcon&Fin programme is a designated Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) university affiliation programme recognised by the CFA institute. You will cover a significant portion of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK) to earn a practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education. You will also be eligible to apply for a CFA scholarship towards your CFA Level 1 examination.

Career Prospects

The programme will prepare you to excel in a wide variety of careers. Graduates have gone on to secure employment in banks, financial institutions, and major corporations like Apple, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bloomberg, Goldman Sachs, PWC, and Credit Suisse, among many others. Alternatively, pursue a career in government or education or continue your studies at universities locally or abroad.

Which department am I in?

HKU Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$171,000.00 (17,29,894) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

24 August 2022

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education/HKCEE/HKALE or equivalent. English Language Requirement: IELTS - An overall band of 6.5 in IELTS Academic Module; TOEFL - A score of 93 in the TOEFL internet-based test, or an overall score of 70 in the revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English - Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English.

For international students

To be eligible for admission to the dual degree of Bachelor of Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Bachelor of Economics at Peking University (PKU), candidates shall

(a) comply with the General Regulations;

(b) comply with the Regulations for First Degree Curricula;

(c) satisfy all the requirements of this dual degree curriculum for the first two years of study at PKU and for the third and fourth years of study at HKU; and

(d) satisfy all the requirements of the curriculum in accordance with the regulations that follow and the syllabuses of this dual degree.

You must achieve at least one of the following English Language Requirements to be considered for admission to HKU.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

GCSE / GCEO

  • Grade C in English Language at GCSE/GCEO;
  • Grade C in English First Language at IGCSE; or
  • Grade B in English as a Second Language at IGCSE

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

  • Level C1 or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; or
  • Grade C or an overall score of 180 in Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

SAT Reasoning Test: Sub-scores of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing in the same attempt of the SAT Reasoning Test (prior to March 2016); or Test scores of 31 in Writing and Language and 30 in Reading in the same attempt of the Redesigned SAT Reasoning Test;

  • IELTS or TOEFL is preferred (subject to approval):
  • (a) An overall band score of 7.0 with a sub-score of 6.5 in each of the sections in Academic IELTS; or
  • (b) A total score of 100 with a sub-score of 23 in each of the sections in internet-based TOEFL.

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

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About The University of Hong Kong

HKU produces the ‘Most Employable University Graduates in Hong Kong’ and is 10th in producing ‘Most Employable University Graduates in the World’.

  • 1st in Hong Kong - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • Based in one of world’s most cosmopolitan cities- Hong Kong
  • 22nd in the world - QS World University Rankings in 2022
  • 9 of its disciplines rank in top 25 globally