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What will I learn?

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.

The programme's Learning Goals are listed below:

  • Students will acquire advanced knowledge for analysing economic issues.
  • Students will be able to analyse the economic behaviour of various agents and institutions in the economy.
  • Students will be able to apply theories to analyse real world problems.
  • Students will be able to apply economic theories and empirical methods in applied economic research.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$188,000.00 (19,01,872) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

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 good 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.

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:

  • 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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