The Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon) is a one-year full-time programme that equips students with economics knowledge to analyze the changing world economy.

The programme integrates economic theory with applied economic analysis, and will enable students to understand the economy of China and the world. The curriculum is designed to provide students the flexibility of choosing electives for pursuing career in applied economics or future research-oriented studies. Graduates will be equipped with analytical skills and techniques for analyzing business and real world problems from the economic perspective. Our graduates are trained to be competent economic analysts in business corporations, public organizations and financial institutions. Outstanding students are offered scholarships and merit-based awards.

Strong Academic Network

Renowned faculty members from top universities around the world are invited to deliver guest lectures and seminars to students.

Solid Industry Connections

Firm visits and workshops are organised regularly for students to foster a closer link with the business communities.

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 they have been secured an offer of employment or not.

Practical Business-oriented Curriculum

The curriculum consists of practical components in different aspects covering risk management, corporate finance, economics of digital markets and big data analytics.

Programme aims

  • A balanced training in advanced economic knowledge and applied economics analyses
  • An understanding of the Chinese economy from a global perspective
  • Application of analytical techniques on real world business and policy issues
  • Provision of opportunities to choose between professional career development and academic pursuit
Programme: Applied Economics
Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Degree Type: Taught Master
Year of Entry: 2022
Programme Duration: 1 year (Full-time)
Funding Nature: Self-financed
Tuition Fee:
  • HK$150,000 [Local]
  • HK$210,000 [Non-Local]
Study Location: Hong Kong
Admission Requirements: A Bachelor degree from a recognised university, or equivalent, with good English proficiency
Application deadline:
  • 24 July 2022 [Local]
  • 7 June 2022 [Non-Local]
FACULTY: School of Business