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What will I learn?

The rapid technological progress has dramatically altered the business landscape and the job markets. A lot more companies are strategically searching for analytics-enabled people with business economics knowledge as well as statistical and programming skills for providing business insights and responding to changes in intellectual property policy, and competition and regulatory policies.

The Master of Science in Data Analytics and Business Economics is thoughtfully designed to serve the increasing demand for talents in the area of data analytics and business economics in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. It is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme that provides students with solid training in business economic analysis and data analytics. Students who are interested in becoming analytics-enabled professionals and data strategists are welcome to apply.

The programme is also in line with the University’s 10-year Institutional Strategic Plan for 2018-28, which has identified “data analytics and artificial intelligence” as one of the research clusters for development.

Broad and Balanced Training

The Programme emphasizes on the values of economic principles in the current data science development and the necessary programming skills for solving real business problems.

Career-oriented Curriculum

Training received from the Programme enables graduates to fill the talent gap created by the new challenges presented by the smart city development.

Practical Learning

Students can apply the technical skills learnt from the Programme to solve the business problems in hand data-analytically.

Opportunity to Work in Hong Kong

Non‐Hong Kong graduates of the programme can apply to stay and work in Hong Kong for 12 months after graduation, no matter whether they have secured an offer of employment or not.

Programme Aims

  • Provide students with a solid training in business economic analysis and data analytics.
  • Enable students to analyse business economic issues using relevant data.
  • Provide students with a balanced training in business economic knowledge, statistical models, and programming skills.

Career Support

With strong training in economic principles, statistical and programming skills, our graduates from this Programme will be equipped with complex problem-solving and data-analytical thinking skills. They can work as either data analysts or data strategists in the areas such as project management, product and website design, and risk management in any business corporations and public institutions.

Career Services

Good career planning and preparation is essential. A typical recruitment cycle can start as early as October for certain industries like Accounting. Therefore, you are advised to start your job search preparation as early as possible.

  • Recruitment Talks
  • Job Search Skills workshop
  • Career Advice and Counselling Service

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$225,000.00 (22,85,656) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected June 2023

More details

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus,

34 Renfrew Road,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Bachelor degree from a recognized 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. Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. This can be fulfilled by obtaining a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; or a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; OR other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

A Bachelor degree from a recognised university, or equivalent, with satisfactory academic performance. The applicant is expected to possess an undergraduate degree either in business or in non-business fields with good quantitative training.

Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. This can be fulfilled by obtaining a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; or a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; OR other equivalent qualifications.

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

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About Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

HKBU School of Business is accredited by three of the world’s leading accreditation bodies – the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

  • One of the oldest publicly funded schools in Hong Kong
  • Ranked in the top 25 Asia-Pacific business schools 2018
  • Partnerships with leading global universities
  • Has produced 20,000+ alumni

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