Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1003
Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places : 160
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Programme Leader
Prof WANG Junbo
BA, MA (Shandong Univ.), PhD (China Academia Sinica), PhD (Syracuse Univ.)
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Why BBA Business Economics?

BBA Business Economics provides solid training in economic strategies for improving business operations, government policies and economic forecasting. Students are open for a wide range of career options, e.g. corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor.


Why BBA Finance?

BBA Finance provides rigorous training in asset valuation, portfolio and risk management, derivative securities, global investment and quantitative methods. The programme prepares you for key financial management positions in business and government sectors.


Why BBA Business Economics / BBA Finance at CityU College of Business?

i. BBA Business Economics programme offers you:

  1. Learn economic strategies for improving business operations, government policies and economic forecasting.
  2. Wide range of career options: corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor
  3. Joint degree program arrangement with Columbia University and National Taiwan University

ii. BBA Finance programme offers you:

  1. Learn qualitative and quantitative skills and tools (e.g. Bloomberg, asset valuation, portfolio and risk management) for making financial and investment decisions
  2. Prepare you for key financial management positions in business and government sectors (e.g. JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, UBS)

iii. College of Business is among the top 3 business schools in Asia (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)

iv. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 for elite students (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)

v. Students with non-weighted 4 core and 2 best elective scores at or above 28 are guaranteed with free switching of BBA majors by the end of year 1 (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements/)

vi. Overseas exchange and summer programmes in over 190 partner universities around the globe! (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)

vii. Over 80% of students secured local and global internship opportunities in different areas, including banks, accounting firms, IT companies and consulting companies.


Career Prospects

Graduates are ready to develop career as corporate strategist, management consultant, economist, private banker, investment advisor and key financial management positions in business and government sectors.


Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title

Minimum Level Required

Eng. Lang.

Chi. Lang.

Mathematics

Liberal Studies

Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)

Elective 1

Elective 2

JS1003
Department of Economics and Finance (options: BBA Business Economics, BBA Finance)

Level 3

Level 3

Level 3

Level 2

Level 3

Level 3

For details, please visit: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements


Joint Bachelor's Degree Program

BBA Business Economics students are eligible to apply for the following joint degree programmes: - Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme in Business Economics with National Taiwan University (https://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ef/ug/programmes/NTU/) - Joint Bachelor's Degree Program between City University of Hong Kong and Columbia University (http://gs.columbia.edu/cityu-hk/)


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Summer Programmes

Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.

Young Scholars Programme

To nurture BBA students to become outstanding future leaders in the region/world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following:

  • overseas exposure during semester breaks, including study trips to renowned companies and universities;
  • internship placements in multinational companies to be arranged locally or overseas;
  • networking with top business students admitted locally and overseas;
  • professional mentorships provided by professors and professional practitioners; and
  • cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.

Major Curriculum

Please visit the following websites for the detailed curriculum:


Major Allocation Arrangement

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Economics and Finance. Students will enter a major (current major options: Business Economics; Finance) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on the CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses


Major Option(s) Currently Available (The University reserves the right to make changes to the major offerings.)