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JS5311

BBA in Economics 工商管理學士(經濟學)

ECON

Short Description

The BBA Economics (ECON) program focuses on economic reasoning and using of data for sound business decisions. Compare to our BSc Economics and Finance program, the BBA ECON students take more core courses in various business disciplines which equip them with a multi-disciplinary perspective to analyze business problems, public policies, and recommend solutions. Students interested in economic research may enroll in the Honors Thesis Courses in their final year to further develop their research skills and take the opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on their own research project.

Economics is a social science that studies people's decisions under constraints. It offers expertise in topics such as behavior of consumers and firms, efficiency and equity of markets, economic growth, business cycles, international trade and finance, taxation and public policies, etc.

Our flexible curriculum allows students to pursue an additional major in other business areas. Students may also pursue a minor offered by other Schools at HKUST. The interdisciplinary insight, combining the analytical nature of economics give BBA ECON graduates an edge in a range of career choice across business fields.

Extended Major

ECON students may apply for the extended major in Artificial Intelligence or Digital Media and Creative Arts at the end of the 3rd term of study, if they satisfy the extended major requirement. Students completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management".

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5311 ECON and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5311 allows students who have a special interest in BBA ECON to directly enter the major. Those admitted into JS5300 may apply to enter ECON or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three terms. Students interested in ECON should include either or both JS5311 and JS5300 in their program choices. Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities organized by HKUST Business School in May–June 2024.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Notes:
  1. The result(s) of Liberal Studies (Level 2 or above) achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
  2. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes: 
  1. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement. 
  2. The result(s) of Liberal Studies in previous sitting(s) will also be considered in HKUST General Entrance Requirement. Level 2 or above is required. 
    "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development and the result(s) of Liberal Studies will not be considered in the admissions score calculation.
  3. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  4. Grade C or above in Category C (Other Languages) subjects can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, HKUST Business School

Email: bmadmit@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 2358 6005

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 97 129 248 406 306 1186
2022 117 152 296 388 344 1297
2021 130 133 285 384 300 1232
2020 65 131 244 369 306 1115
2019 63 112 174 341 282 972
2018 51 128 231 352 324 1086
2017 52 111 235 368 306 1072
2016 70 116 272 401 352 1211

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 29 0 0 0 0 29
2022 40 0 0 0 0 40
2021 35 0 0 0 0 35
2020 15 0 0 0 0 15
2019 14 0 0 0 0 14
2018 7 0 0 0 0 7
2017 2 0 0 0 0 2
2016 3 0 0 0 0 3