School of Business

Bachelor of Business Administration - Applied Economics Concentration

Programme Code

JS2130


Year of Entry

Year 1

Mode of Study

Full Time

Duration of Study

4 Years

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction for formal classroom teaching at HKBU is English, except for those courses that are granted exemption.

Fund Type

Government Funded

First Year Intake Number

15 - 25 (subject to changes) #

Class Start Date

September 2019

Annual Tuition Fees

HK$42,100 (local); HK$120,000 (non-local)

Credits Required for Graduation

128

The Bachelor of Business Administration(Hons) programme (Applied Economics Concentration) offers knowledge for economic reasoning and data analytics – a powerful combination that meets the employers’ demand nowadays. The program offers a variety of economics courses that allow students to apply economic theories in analyzing individual markets, macroeconomies, international economies, games and strategies, public policies, and digital markets. It also prepares students for developing careers in the field of data analytics by providing them with skills associated with quantitative and statistical analysis, big data analytics, programming, data gathering and machine learning. Students can customize their learning experiences to fit their preferences and career aspirations.

 

Unique Features

  • Combine economic thinking with data analytics to equip graduates with knowledge that are crucial for their career developments.
  • Provide vigorous training in data analytical techniques to facilitate economic application of economic thinking and analysis to business decision making, public policies, and practical issues.
  • Provide frontier economic knowledge that applies to dynamic markets and digital economies.
  • Ample opportunities for students to equip themselves with up-to-date market developments and technical skills, such as seminars offered by industry leaders, regulatory bodies and government officials, workshops focusing on uses of updated software, database application and programming skills.
  • Students can pursue additional graduation options including Double Concentration within BBA, or a Minor in non-business discipline.

 

Student Learning Experiences

All BBA students are required to complete at least 120 hours of experiential learning activities (exchange/internship/service learning) before graduation.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates can develop a wide range of career options in business and government sectors. On top of the likely employment for BBA graduates in management, marketing, accounting and banking, many advanced career opportunities in financial and commercial sectors, such as research analysts, business consultants, asset management, credit analyst, risk management, treasury, and compliance, require specifically a degree in economics or other relevant disciplines in finance, law and science. These jobs usually require both technical and broad-based knowledge that the Applied Economics degree offers.

Some of our graduates have also pursued their careers as research analysts in business strategy development, corporate finance executives, analysts for consulting firms, government and public utilities, as well as teachers of economics or liberal studies. Our training also paves way to graduate studies, which are commonly required for further career advancement.
 

 

Remarks

1)# As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.

2) Students may have the option of taking an integrated programme by extending their undergraduate study by one year, leading to the award of a bachelor's degree in that Major plus a Diploma in Education.

We adopt a holistic approach in selecting applicants on individual merits. Applicants are required to meet the University entrance requirements, English Language requirements and Programme entrance requirements (if any).

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Final Year Students/ Holders

AD/ HD holders or final year students may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

Associate Degree/ Higher Diploma Non-final Year Students

Non-final year students studying AD/ HD programmes at a higher education institution recognised by the University are eligible to apply for Year 1 entry only. These applicants are required to fulfill the Entrance Requirements for HKDSE or equivalent qualifications.

 

Transfer Students

Transfer students are current students enrolled in a full-time or sandwich government-funded or self-financed degree programme at a recognised institution.

Applicants who have completed at least one year of study of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 entry. They should fulfil the University and the Programme Entrance Requirements.

Inter-institutional transfer of students enrolled in a local government-funded programme is considered on a case-by-case basis.

 

Degree Holders

Holders of Bachelor’s/ Master’s/ Doctoral Degree or students studying in the final year of a degree programme may apply for Year 1 or Year 3 entry.

 

General Entrance Requirements

For Applicants with HKDSE:

General Entrance Requirements

Core Subject(s)

Minimum Level

CHINESE LANGUAGE

3

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

3

LIBERAL STUDIES

2

MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART

2

Elective Subject(s)

Minimum Level

ANY 1 SUBJECT

3

* Remarks: This programme will consider the following subjects as unspecified elective subject:
      a) Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2);
      b) Other Language subjects at Grade E or above.

 

For Applicants with other International Qualifications, please refer to International Qualifications.

 

English Language Requirements

The following public examination results are recognised as meeting the English Language requirements stipulated by the University:

Public examination results
Proficiency Tests Minimum Requirements
TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score: 79; or
Paper-based test (PBT) - Score: 550
IELTS Academic Overall Band: 6.0
SAT Minimum score of 550 in both Critical Reading and Writing with a sub-score of 8 or above in Essay in old SAT; or
Minimum score of 590 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing in new SAT
ACT Minimum score of 23 in both ACT English and Reading
GCE O-Level/ GCSE/ IGCSE English Grade C
GCE AS or A-Level English Grade E
HKDSE English Language Level 3
HKALE Use of English Grade E
IB Grade 4 in:
IB English A (Higher or Standard Level); or
IB English B (Higher Level); or
IB English Literature and Performance (Standard Level)

OR

Grade 5 in:
IB English B (Standard Level)
Others Other English language qualifications deemed acceptable by the University