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The Master of Economics Programme at the HKU Business School aims to introduce students to frontier developments in economics and to equip them with state-of-the-art analytical tools. Our comprehensive curriculum has multiple learning streams and helps students connect economic theory with the real world business.
As a student on this course, you will have the opportunity to take part in in-depth discussions and conduct studies on China economics from Hong Kong’s unique perspective. The school boasts a top-class teaching faculty with strong economists and outstanding alumni and mentors, as well as an active research environment, with long-term collaborative research opportunities available both within and outside the school.
The programme also provides students with a strong foundation for PhD study, should they choose to continue their studies, and Master of Economics students can also apply to complete their PhD overseas through the Theory and Advance Research stream.
Students need to complete a total of ten courses, they can choose to concentrate in one of the learning streams: Data Analysis, Policy Analysis, Theory and Advanced Research, according to their interests and career aspirations. Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the school.
Mode of Attendance
Full Time (one year)
Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements
1. A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2. Statements from two referees; and
3. A TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English teaching university.
*A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS is required.
Programme Admissions Advisor(s)
List of Programmes
Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), October 14, 2022
Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), December 2, 2022
Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), January 30, 2023
Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 20, 2023