Business Economics
Business Economics
Degree / Award Title
Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics
Offering Academic Unit
Department of Economics and Finance
Mode of Study

Aims of Major

This major aims to:

  1. Provide a solid economic training based on discovery-based teaching and learning that strikes a balance between theory and practice to support business decision making within, but not limited to, the economic and social environment in the Asia-Pacific region;
  2. Equip students with a set of transferable skills that include analytical, numerical, information technology, presentation, adaptation, and inter-personal skills through discovery-based teaching and learning; and
  3. Enable students to pursue a wide range of career paths in commerce, governments, educational and multinational organizations, as well as advanced studies and research.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

Upon successful completion of this major, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in business-related disciplines;
  2. Communicate effectively in English and Chinese;
  3. Apply creative and critical thinking in solving business-related problems;
  4. Attain personal and team goals using individual and interpersonal skills;
  5. Demonstrate awareness of ethical and global issues in business;
  6. Apply economic reasoning to analyse and critically evaluate business situations, and solve business problems using suitable models and innovative methods wherever applicable;
  7. Demonstrate knowledge of local business environments, and the ability to evaluate the effects of world events and government policies on regional economies;
  8. Effectively analyze economic data incorporating the discovery-based approach to produce reports that support business decision-making.

Degree Requirements

Requirements Normative 4-year
Advanced Standing I1 Advanced Standing II2
Gateway Education requirement 30 credit units 21 credit units 12 credit units
College requirement 42 credit units 42 credit units 21 credit units
Major requirement

30 credit units

30 credit units 30 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable) 18 credit units 0 credit unit 0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement: 120 credit units 93 credit units 63 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted: 144 credit units 114 credit units 84 credit units
Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.
Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.