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Program Features

The BSc program designed to be quantitative oriented, it focuses on the scientific basis of economic and financial phenomena, problems, and solutions that required sophisticate analytical skills and quantitative methods.

Enjoying the synergy from solid education in both Economics and Finance, students are well equipped with quantitative skills and knowledge to form an in-depth understanding of the modern economy.

This program is suitable for students who aspire to enter into business fields that requires strong analytical and quantitative skills, such as investment banks, consulting, data analysis, economists, The program provides a solid background for students to pursue further study in accounting, economics, finance or marketing.  

The BSc program requires less business core courses but more analytical courses in economics, finance, mathematics and statistics. The following courses are especially designed for this program. 
 
  ECON 3113  Microeconomic Theory I
  ECON 3123  Macroeconomic Theory I
  ECON 3133  Microeconomic Theory II
  ECON 3134  Macroeconomic Theory II


All students are required to finish a project/paper before they graduate.
 


 
Program Intended Learning Objectives

1. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers who make effective decisions supported by
     analytical and quantitative techniques.

1.1  Analyze the core issues and weigh the significance of key assumptions used in
       business decision-making scenarios.

1.2 Solve business problems using appropriate quantitative and analytical
       techniques.

1.3 Approach business problems from alternative perspectives and consider
      unconventional concepts and solutions.

1.4   Defend reasoned solutions to business problems.

2. Graduates will be effective communicators in oral and written English and  Chinese for general
     business applications.

Communicate effectively in oral and written English.

3. Graduates will have broad understanding of the core business functions and integrate these
     functions to solve business problems.

Have a broad-based education in business, humanities, social science, science, and engineering.

4. Graduates will have in-depth grasp of their area of business concentration or major.

4.1 Understand the logic and scientific basis of economics and financial analyses.

4.2 Have a sophisticated knowledge of economics and finance and can use it to explain economics phenomena.

4.3 Analyze qualitatively and quantitatively basic economic and financial problems.

4.4 Apply economic knowledge to practical situations and make sound economic and finance decisions.

4.5 Conduct basic economics analysis and re4search of the economy and society,

4.6 have a sold foundation for postgraduate studies.

5.  Graduates will be effective team members and leaders.

Work with others effectively and responsibly.

6. Graduates will be effective in multi-cultural and international settings.

Demonstrate a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, as evidenced by an understanding of globalization, the dimensions along which cultures vary and the implications of both for business.

7. Graduates will be effective users of information technology in business applications.

7.1 Demonstrate proficiency in using IT applications in business and management.
7.2 Locate, gather, and organize information using appropriate information 
        technology and systems.
7.3 Use econometric or statistical software to deal with databases and conduct
        empirical analysis.

8. Graduates will understand their professional and ethical responsibility.

Have informed ethical thinking based on rigorous economic and social analyses.

9. 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.

Be lifelong users of economic analysis and econometric or statistical software.


Research Opportunities

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

 Further Study

The analytical and quantitative nature of the program prepares our students to pursue further study in different areas and programs.
 

Career Prospects

B.Sc. graduates use their general education in Economics and Finance to pursue careers in banks, financial institutions, industry, trade, and government agencies. They are especially suited for jobs that require greater skills in economics and finance and additional quantitative methods. The B.Sc. program also prepares students for graduate studies in economics and other subjects that require a strong analytical background.

 


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