The Curriculum

Students takes major coruses after they enetred the major program, usually from the 4th semester of study.

The program requires a total of 120 credits, with course requirements as below,                                         

                                                                                              number of courses       credits

  • Business core courses, excluding ECON                                  10                       28          
  • Language require courses                                                           4                        12
  • Major courses:
  •     ECON  (core + required)                                                          5                         18
                    (elective)                                                                       3                         11
                  (paper/project requirement, ECON 4670)*                  1                          0
  • Mathematics                                                                                1                        3-4
  • University common core                                                            10                        30
    Free elective/second major and/or minor programs requirement to make up 120 credits


Research opportunities have proven useful both to the students' career prospects and post-graduate studies. The Department regularly employs a number of outstanding students as Junior Research Fellows assisting faculty members to conduct research.   Major and second major students are required to do an independent research project or paper, ECON 4670. 

ECON 4670 Economics Research and Communication

The course aims to provide a chance for students to have hands-on research experience on data collection, processing and analysis.  Each student is required to do an individual or group project/research paper affiliated with a course, or as an independent research project; to be supervised by faculty member. Please note that no paper done during exchange can be used to satisfy the course requirement.

Program Intended Learning Objectives

  • Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers who make effective decisions supported by analytical and quantitative techniques.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators in oral and written English and Chinese for general business applications.
  • Graduates will have broad understanding of the core business functions and integrate these functions to solve business problems.
  • Graduates will have in-depth grasp of their area of business concentration or major.
  • Graduates will be effective team members and leaders.
  • Graduates will be effective in multi-cultural and international settings. Graduates will be effective users of information technology in business applications.
  • Graduates will understand their professional and ethical responsibility.
  • Graduates will be life-long learners who have an inquiring mind characterized by a love for learning, curiosity, a critical spirit and self-monitoring of their own learning. Act as a lifelong user of economic analysis.

 

 

Curriculum for BBA in Economics

  2nd yr
Spring
3rd yr
Fall
3rd yr
Spring
4th yr
Fall
4th yr
Spring
ECON 3014 Managerial Microeconomics 4        
ECON 3024 Managerial Macroeconomics   4      
ECON 3334 Econometrics    4      
ECON x 3 electives     4 4 3/4
ECON 4670   Economic Research and Communication     (0) (0)  (0)

Second Major and Minor Programs

The curriculum of the BBA program has a multi-disciplinary perspective, giving students opportunities to study all business field courses available to choose a second major in Professional Accounting, Finance, Information Systems, Operations Management, Management of Organizations or Marketing and/or take minor program(s).

Minor Programs

Besides second major, students have different choices in minor programs, students may choose to minor in more than one programs according to their interest and aspirations. 



Courses Choice for Further study and Career  

Taking advantage in both the analytical and different fields of management perspective, BBA, ECON graduates pursue wide range of jobs in banking and financial institutions, the administration field, marketing and accounting, IT and government agencies.


Suggested courses for different career paths
 
BBA graduates use their general education in Economics to pursue careers that require knowledge in economics and business, e.g. in banks, financial institutions, trade, and government agencies.

Economists

Money and banking; international trade and investment; international macroeconomics and finance; financial macroeconomics; minor in IT or Big Data Technology (CSE/COMP) with econometrics application

Consulting/jobs related to Data Analysis

Industrial organization and competitive strategy; labor economics and human resources; law and economics; programming econometrics with R;  time series econometrics and business forecasting

 

Suggested Courses Choices preparing for Further Study

MATH courses

  Multivariable Calculus, Introduction to Real Analysis or Real Analysis; Probability

     Prerequisite of the above courses:  MATH 2023;
     Students take MATH 1014 after they take MATH 1013 or, if they got A- or above in MATH 1003.

   
PhD courses
 
  Microeconomic Theory I, II; Macroeconomic Theory I, II; Econometrics