This programme is designed for students who want to become a competent applied economists or potential theoretical researchers.
- The programme offers applied economic courses in Hong Kong. These courses will analyze the relevant areas using the latest economic models. The programme curriculum also consists of courses for analyzing the Chinese economy, which is the current focus of the world.
- 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.
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.
A wide range of recruitment talks are held on campus to enable you to familiarize yourself with the procedures in job applications, recruitment processes, company profiles and job information. The talks are held between September to November and February to March every year. More details on the recruitment talks are available at the Career Centre of our university.
Job Search Skills workshop
To facilitate your career planning and equip yourself with the necessary job search skills, a series of business skill enhancement and career training workshops are organised by the Career Centre of HKBU as well as the School of Business The workshops include presentation skills, CV writing and interview skills, professional image and business etiquette, time management and etc. You may check the details at the Career Centre. At the programme level, we have invited an investment bank to provide workshop to our students in recent years.
Career Advice and Counselling Service
To assist you in planning for your future career and give you a deeper understanding of yourself, the Career Centre of HKBU provides individual career counselling and advising services for students, you can make appointment with the Career Centre.
Employment policy for Non-local Students in Hong Kong
Eligibility of non-local students to take up employment in Hong Kong
Under Regulation 2 of the Immigration Regulations, Cap 115A, permission given to a person to reside in Hong Kong as a student shall be subject to the conditions of stay that, inter alia, he/she shall NOT take any employment, whether paid or unpaid.
Immigration arrangement for non-local graduates (IANG) policy
Non-local students who have obtained a degree or higher qualification of a full-time and locally accredited programme in Hong Kong may apply to stay / return and work in Hong Kong under the “Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)”.
Non-local graduates who submit applications to the Immigration Department within six months after the date of their graduation (i.e. the date shown on their graduation certificates) are classified as non-local fresh graduates. Fresh graduates may be granted 12 months stay on time limitation without other conditions of stay provided that normal immigration requirements are met.
In early July (for students graduated in late June) or early October (for students graduated in late September) every year, Graduate School will give all graduates a copy of academic records sent by post to their correspondence address as recorded in the University Cyber Port System (BUniPort). You can use it as a proof of graduation from the University when you apply to stay and work under the IANG.