• Department of
    Economics & Finance
    Nurture students with solid understanding of economic theories and
    ability to apply professional knowledge to make informed decisions
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About the Department

The Department Economics and Finance was founded in 1977. Its Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Finance was accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications in 2004, and was restructured into a four-year programme in 2009 under the name BA (Honours) in Economics and Finance.
The programme aims to cultivate students with a solid understanding of economic theories and an ability to apply this knowledge in various decision-making situations. Aside from fully grasping the nuances of social sciences, graduates will become familiar with the major fields in economics and finance as well as its analytical tools. Recently the Department is offering:
1. Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Finance
2. Master of Philosophy in Economics Programme
3. Doctor of Philosophy in Economics Programme

Why Choose Us

Programme Features

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics and Finance programme adopts a broad-based approach to Economics and Finance education. The programme emphasizes on real-world issues and problems, and it strives a balance between quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

The programme is divided into 2 parts.
Part I is conducted at Hong Kong Shue Yan University (1 year) and
Part II is conducted at the University of Leicester, UK (2 years).
Students who have achieved a Grade Point Average of 2.7 or above, at least a C in all courses and have obtained a score of 6.5 in IELTS or 4 in HKDSE English Language will be eligible to transfer to the second year of the programme at the University of Leicester.
The University of Leicester offers an annual scholarship of £2,000 for successful transferees*.
*The scholarship is subject to change each year and is at the discretion of the University of Leicester.

Selected Courses

Courses can be classified as four areas: Economics Courses, Finance Courses and Quantitative Courses.

Programme Admissions

Please refer to the Admission Page for details of the admission requirements and application procedures.

Internship Opportunity

Internship is an elective course for Year 4 students in this programme. The duration is 10-12 weeks (1-2 days per week). The minimum number of hours required is 80 hours.

Career Prospects

We prepare graduates to work in a wide range of jobs, including finance, insurance, banking, management, procurement, marketing, advertising and civil service. Our gradautes can also pursue postgraduate studies in Master's Degree programmes, including economics, finance and business administration.

Further Studies

Graduates can study MPhil/PhD in Economics programmes offered by our University. They can also pursue postgraduate studies in Master's Degree programmes, including economics, finance and business administration at local or overseas universities.

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Internships

Students participated in Internship experienced working in professional settings in accountancy, financial planning, learning agency and social enterprise.

Student Achievements

CFA Institute Research Challenge