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JS5331

BSc in Economics and Finance 理學士(經濟及金融學)

ECOF

Short Description

The BSc Economics and Finance (ECOF) program provides a solid training in both economics and finance, with a strong emphasis on the use of quantitative methods and techniques. Compare to BBA Economics program, ECOF requires fewer business core courses.

Enjoying the synergy between economics and finance, students will be furnished with solid economic knowledge and essential quantitative skills to form an in-depth understanding of the modern economy and public policies. 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. Important finance topics covered in the program include corporate finance, corporate valuation, investment analysis and portfolio management, derivative securities, financial markets and institutions, financial accounting, and international finance.

This program is suitable for students who aspire to enter into the fields that require strong analytical and quantitative skills, such as investment banks, consulting, data analysis, economists. The sophisticated analytical training and quantitative research also prepare students to pursue further studies. 

Extended Major

ECOF 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 JS5331 ECOF and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5331 allows students who have a special interest in BSc ECOF to directly enter the major. Those admitted into JS5300 may apply to enter ECOF or other business majors via the major selection exercise held at the end of the first three terms. Students interested in ECOF should include either or both JS5331 and JS5300 in their program choices. Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Interview is compulsory for admissions. Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for ECOF study will be invited to engagement activities and interviews in May–July 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.
  3. Interview is compulsory for admissions.

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 106 94 125 245 231 801
2022 106 87 169 264 213 839
2021 144 114 170 205 206 839
2020 72 83 186 238 199 778
2019 134 98 167 241 223 863
2018 143 102 188 289 279 1001
2017 111 95 179 293 246 924
2016 96 129 234 326 317 1102

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 33 0 0 0 0 33
2022 28 0 0 0 0 28
2021 27 0 0 0 0 27
2020 27 0 0 0 0 27
2019 27 0 0 0 0 27
2018 27 0 0 0 0 27
2017 30 0 0 0 0 30
2016 20 0 0 0 0 20