Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Economics BSSCHECJ-Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Economics
Introduction

The Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Applied Economics is a four-year programme. Applicants can apply for admission to Year 1, Year 2 or Year 3.

Year 1 entry   Programme code: BSSCHECJ1
Total credits: 160
Year 2 entry   Programme code: BSSCHECJ2
Total credits: 120
Year 3 entry   Programme code: BSSCHECJ3
Total credits: 80

Year 2 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in any discipline.

Year 3 entry: For holders of a Higher Diploma or Associate Degree in a related area.

Aims

The economics curriculum aims to equip students with a solid foundation in economics with an applied orientation so that they can serve at the managerial/administrative level in commerce, industry, education and the financial sectors, as well as government agencies. On successful completion of the programme, the graduates are expected to be able to (a) demonstrate broad knowledge in economics; (b) apply economic theories to analyse real-world situations and problems; (c) apply relevant methodology and quantitative skills in economics analysis; and (d) think analytically and critically about economics and related issues.

Career prospects

Many of the economics graduates are employed at the managerial/administrative level in commerce, industry, education and the financial sectors, as well as government agencies. There is a variety of jobs available to the economics graduate in Hong Kong: in the civil service, public utilities, education, the mass media and commerce.

Further studies

Opportunities are available for the graduates of this programme to advance to postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and abroad. Some students will continue to study for a master’s degree by coursework or research after graduation; and others will pursue postgraduate studies part-time while working full-time. Some choose to study further in the fields of economics, finance and statistics according to their career plans.

Programme structure

Please click the hyperlinks below to view the programme structure:
BSSCHECJ1, BSSCHECJ2, BSSCHECJ3

Language of instruction

English

Duration of programme

Year 1 entry: 4 years
Year 2 entry: 3 years
Year 3 entry: 2 years

Contact information
Dr Charles Kwong (Programme Leader)
(852) 2768 5719
clkwong@ouhk.edu.hk
   
Dr Michael Ng (Co-Programme Leader)
(852) 2768 6458
cmng@ouhk.edu.hk
   
For more details about the programme information, please refer to the programme website.
Year 1 entry   BSSCHECJ1
Year 2 entry   BSSCHECJ2
Year 3 entry   BSSCHECJ3

http://www.ouhk.edu.hk/ASS/ECON