Abbreviation to be used in the application form Code Number of first-year places
BEcon/BEcon&Fin 6767 289*

*The total number of first-year places for 6767 Bachelor of Economics / Bachelor of Economics and Finance, 6781 Bachelor of Business Administration / Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and 6860 Bachelor of Finance in Asset Management and Private Banking is 289. Up to 20 places is allocated to the Bachelor of Finance (Asset Management and Private Banking).

Programme Aims and Features

The BEcon and BEcon&Fin programmes share the same programme code. Students are required to enrol in either one of the programmes on admission.

The BEcon programme trains students in economic theories, statistical tools, the application of theories to solve practical economic problems in trade, banking, the labour market and evaluation of the regional economic performances of China, Hong Kong and other economies. Students will be furnished with solid theoretical and empirical economic knowledge to analyse and understand human behaviour and social interactions. The programme allows students a high degree of flexibility in planning their future career specialisation. Students can also declare a minor or a second major if they are able to meet the course's requirements.

The BEcon&Fin is a double-major programme designed to meet the interests of students who are seeking a balanced study of both economics and finance. The programme recognises the significance of economics both in its own right and as a foundation for the study of finance, and the significance of finance as a career path for students in Hong Kong. Students will receive solid training in economic and financial theories and applications. They will be equipped with the skills to analyse human behaviour and social interaction, as well as to solve problems in financial institutions.

HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Peking University (PKU) has launched an HKU-PKU “Future Leaders” Dual Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Finance and Management.  The programme integrates the strengths of two leading business schools in Hong Kong and Mainland China.  Students will get a Bachelor of Economics and Finance (BEcon&Fin) from HKU, and a Bachelor of Management (BMgmt) from PKU upon successful completion of the 4-year programme.

The economic development in both Hong Kong and Mainland China is highly correlated, yet the business environment in both places is utterly disparate.  This new programme allows students to develop a robust understanding of business models in both markets, and to get familiar with different operation and management styles.

Students will have the opportunity to participate in summer exchange programme at world-class top universities, and may get internship experience from Hong Kong or Mainland China companies.  With solid knowledge of economics, finance and management and essential interpersonal skills that are grounded in multi-cultural and social contexts, graduates are expected to become competitive and capable business leaders with global perspective.

Professional Recognition

The BEcon&Fin programme is a designated Chartered Financial Analysts (CFA) University Affiliation Programme recognized by CFA Institute, a global association of investment professionals.  It embeds a significant portion of the CFA Programme Candidate Body of Knowledge into the curriculum and provides students with a solid grounding in practical, relevant, and thought-provoking investment education.  CFA scholarship is available to BEcon&Fin students to take the CFA Level I Examination.

Career Prospects

The BEcon and BEcon&Fin programmes equip graduates to excel in a wide variety of jobs. Most graduates secure employment in banks, financial institutions and major corporations. Some develop careers in government and education, while others further their studies in both local and overseas universities.

Organisations that have offered full-time positions to our graduates include:
Apple Inc
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bloomberg LP
BNP Paribas
Credit Suisse
Deutsche Bank AG
Goldman Sachs (Asia) LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Merrill Lynch (Asia Pacific) Limited
PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited
Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Towers Watson

Contacts for Further Information
Faculty of Business and Economics
Tel 3917 5343