Department of Economics & Finance
College of Business - City University of Hong Kong AACSB International EQUIS - European Quality Improvement System

Bachelor of Business Administration in
Business Economics

General Information

This programme enables students to work as business economists. It provides students with solid foundation in micro and macro-economics, quantitative and communication skills, and an understanding of the institutional settings in which firms operate in the Asia-Pacific region. Depending on their interests and career goals, students can develop their expertise in different areas, such as international trade and finance, regional studies, urban and property market analysis, and banking and financial markets.

Joint Bachelor's Degree Programmes in Business Economics with

Columbia University and National Taiwan University

Students can apply to study in a Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme with either Columbia University (Columbia) in New York or National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei. Upon graduation and meeting all requirements of the two universities, students will obtain two bachelor’s degrees. 
Students participating in the "CityU-Columbia Joint Bachelor's Degree Program" will study years 1 and 2 at CityU, and years 3 and 4 at Columbia. 

Students participating in the "NTU Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme" will study years 1 and 4 at CityU, and years 2 and 3 at NTU.
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Career Prospects

Business economics is playing an increasingly important role in managerial decision making in both private and government sectors. 

Career Options: Economic Consultant, Economic Researcher, Management Consultant, Corporate Manager, Government Regulatory Agency, Investment Advisor, Private Banker, Real Estate Analyst, Securities and Market Analyst, Economic Journalist

Selected list of employers of our graduates (2011-13)

  • AIA
  • Bank of China (HK)
  • Cathay Pacific
  • Cheung Kong (Holdings)
  • China Construction Bank (Asia)
  • Citibank HK
  • DBS Bank
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Groupon
  • Hang Seng Bank
  • HSBC
  • Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia)
  • KPMG
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Wells Fargo Bank

Programme Structure