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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics and Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics

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    These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.

    In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

    Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics (BSSCE)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status, and;
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 50 credits of compulsory core courses labelled SC in Table 1, i.e.
        (i) 10 credits from MATH S112/MATH S122;
          or 10 credits from BUS B170 or BUS B273;
          or 10 credits from both BUS B171 and BUS B172/BUS B272; and
        (ii) 5 credits from IT L150/IT E150 or BIS B121/BIS B123; and
        (iii) 5 credits from ENGL A100/ENGL A101 or BUS B100; and
        (iv) 10 credits from ECON A230/ECON A230C; and
          OR
          10 credits from both ECON A231/ECON A231C and ECON A232/ECON A232C; and
        (v) 10 credits from MATH S242/STAT S242; and
        (vi) 10 credits from ECON A301 or 10 credits from both ECON A311 and ECON A312; and
      b) successfully complete 40 credits from courses labelled SF, SM or SH in Table 1, of which at least 10 credits must be gained at Higher level (labelled SH) a, b, c, d; and
      c) successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled BM e in Table 1; and
      d) successfully complete an additional 20 credits of the courses at Foundation, Middle or Higher level offered by the University, provided that, of the total 120 credits*, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
      * Of the 120 credits required for the attainment of the degree, students can complete up to 40 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
           
    Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics (BSSCHE)
    1. To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics, a student shall:
      a) comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      b) comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      c) obtain at least 160 credits  of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      d) obtain at least 40 credits in courses at the Higher level; and
      e) successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.
    2. For the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      a) successfully complete 60 credits of compulsory core courses labelled SCH in Table 1, i.e.
        (i) 10 credits from MATH S112/MATH S122;
          or 10 credits from BUS B170 or BUS B273;
          or 10 credits from both BUS B171 and BUS B172/BUS B272; and
        (ii) 5 credits from IT L150/IT E150 or BIS B121/BIS B123; and
        (iii) 5 credits from ENGL A100/ENGL A101 or BUS B100; and
        (iv) 10 credits from ECON A230/ECON A230C; and
          OR
          10 credits from both ECON A231/ECON A231C and ECON A232/ECON A232C; and
        (v) 10 credits from MATH S242/STAT S242 and
        (vi) 10 credits from ECON A301 or 10 credits from both ECON A311 and ECON A312; and
        (vii) 10 credits from ECON A302 or 10 credits from both ECON A313 and ECON A314; and
      b) successfully complete 70 credits from courses labelled SFH, SMH or SHH in Table 1, of which at least 30 credits must be gained at Higher level (labelled SHH) a, b, c, d; and
      c) successfully complete 10 credits from courses labelled BMH e in Table 1; and
      d) successfully complete an additional 20 credits of the courses at Foundation, Middle or Higher level offered by the University, provided that, of the total 160 credits*, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
      * Of the 160 credits required for the attainment of the degree, students can complete up to 50 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
      a: Students who have successfully completed SOCI A202 or HIST A202 before the April 2001 presentation will be deemed to have satisfied the requirement of a 10-credit Middle level course labelled SM or SMH.
      b: Students who have successfully completed ECON A306 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirement of ECON A203 or a 10-credit Higher level course labelled SH or SHH.
      c: Students who have successfully completed ECON A320C or ECON A320 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirement of ECON A202C or a 10-credit Higher level course labelled SH or SHH.
      d: Students who have successfully completed any course labelled BH or BHH before the April 2001 presentation will be deemed to have satisfied the requirement of a 10-credit Higher level course labelled SH or SHH.
      e: Students who have successfully completed FIN B382/FIN B400 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirement of FIN B280 and a 5-credit course labelled BM or BMH.
    3. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.
    4. Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    5. For the calculation of scores for classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours in Economics, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher level listed in Table 1, and that "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle level listed in Table 1, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted.Further, that "X" shall equal one, that is "Group (a)" and "Group (b)" shall be equally weighted. (Refer to the paragraphs on Classification of the Degree with Honours of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.)

    Table 1

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    BSSCE

    BSSCHE

    Honours
    Classification Group

    Foundation level

    ENGL A100 1,2,3

    English for University Study

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    ENGL A101 1,2

    University English Writing Skills

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    BUS B100 1,2,3

    Business Communication

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    BIS B121 1,2,3,12

    Business Computing with Internet Applications

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    BIS B123 1,2,12

    Business Computing Applications

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    BUS B170 1,2,3,4

    Quantitative Methods for Business

    10

    SC

    SCH

    --

    BUS B171 1,2,3,4

    Business Statistics

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    IT L150 1,2,3

    Foundations in Microcomputing and WWW

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    IT E150 1,2

    Information Technology for Learning

    5

    SC

    SCH

    --

    MATH S112 1,2,3 /
    MATH S122 1,2

    A Foundation in Applied Mathematics

    10

    SC

    SCH

    --

    SOSC A112C 2

    Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

    10

    SF

    SFH

    --

    Middle level

    BUS B172 1,2,3,4 /
    BUS B272 1,2,3,4

    Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

    5

    SC

    SCH

    b

    BUS B273 1,2,4 Quantitative Analysis for Business
    10

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A230 2,3,6

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A231 2,6

    Introduction to Microeconomics

    5

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A232 2,6

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A230C 2,3,7

    Introduction to Economics

    10

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A231C 2,7

    Introduction to Microeconomics

    5

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ECON A232C 2,7

    Introduction to Macroeconomics

    5

    SC

    SCH

    b

    MATH S242 2,3,15

    Statistics in Society

    10

    SC

    SCH

    b

    STAT S242 2,15

    Statistics in Society

    10

    SC

    SCH

    b

    ACT B210 2,5

    Introduction to Accounting

    10

    BM

    BMH

    b

    ACT B211 2,3,5

    Introduction to Accounting I

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    ACT B212 2,3,5

    Introduction to Accounting II

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    MGT B240 2

    Principles and Practices of Management

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    MGT B240C 2

    Principles and Practices of Management

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    MKT B250 2

    Introduction to Marketing

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    MKT B250C 2

    Introduction to Marketing

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    FIN B280 2

    Introduction to Financial Management

    5

    --

    FCH

    b

    MGT B290 2,3

    Organizational Behaviour

    5

    BM

    BMH

    b

    ECON A201

    Economics of E-Commerce and Technology

    10

    SM

    SMH

    b

    ECON A202C 2

    Economic Development of Contemporary China

    10

    SM

    SMH

    b

    ECON A203 2

    Hong Kong Economy

    10

    SM

    SMH

    b

    LIBS A201

    The Pacific Century

    10

    SM

    SMH

    b

    Higher level

    ECON A301 2,3,8

    Economic Analysis of Business and Public Policies

    10

    SC

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A302 2,3,9

    Business and Economic Forecasting

    10

    SH

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A303 2,3,10

    International Trade and Finance

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A305

    Money and Banking

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A306 2,3

    Hong Kong Economy

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A307 2,3,13

    Public Finance

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A308

    Advanced Economics of E-Commerce and Technology

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A311 2,8 Intermediate Microeconomics
    5

    SC

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A312 2,8 Intermediate Macroeconomics
    5

    SC

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A313 2,9 Introductory Econometrics
    5
    SH

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A314 2,9 Econometrics and Forecasting
    5
    SH

    SCH

    a or b

    ECON A315 2,10 International Trade
    5
    SH
    SHH
    a or b
    ECON A316 2,10 International Finance
    5
    SH
    SHH
    a or b
    ECON A317 2,13 Theory of Public Finance

    5

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A318 2,13 Economic Analysis of Public Policy

    5

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A320 2,3

    Chinese Economy

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    ECON A320C 2,3

    Chinese Economy

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    PUAD A302

    Government and Business

    10

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    MGT B346 2

    Theories and Practices of Organizational Behaviour

    5

    SH

    SHH

    a or b

    SOSC A313 2 Research Methods in Social Sciences
    20
    SH
    SHH
    a or b

    MGT B343 2,3,14

    Managing in Organizations

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B344 2,14 Theory and Design of Organizations 5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B345 2,14 Managing in Organizations 5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    FIN B380 2,3

    Banking and Financial Systems in Hong Kong

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    FIN B382 2,3 /
    FIN B400 2,3

    Financial Management

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B393 2,3,11

    Asia Pacific Management Issues

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    IB B396 2,11

    Asia Pacific Issues in Management

    5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    IB B397 2,11

    Global Issues in Management

    5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B440 2,3,16

    Strategic Management of Human Resources

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B441 2,16 Human Resource Management: A Strategic Approach
    5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    MGT B442 2,16 Strategic Human Resource Management Issues
    5

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    IB B390 2,17

    International Business Management

    10

    BH

    BHH

    a or b

    Notes:

    1. Students are required to complete either ENGL A100 / ENGL A101 or BUS B100, MATH S112 / MATH S122 or BUS B170 or BUS B171 and BUS B172 / BUS B272 or BUS B273, and IT L150 / IT E150 or BIS B220/BIS B121/BIS B123 to fulfil the requirements for the degree.
       
    2. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    3. Courses no longer available.
       
    4. Students who have successfully completed BUS B170 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of both BUS B171 and BUS B172, or both BUS B171 and BUS B272. Also, BUS B171 and BUS B272 have been combined into BUS B273. If students have successfully completed BUS B171 and BUS B272, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B273.
       
    5. ACT B211 and ACT B212 have been combined into ACT B210. Students who have successfully completed ACT B211 and ACT B212 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ACT B210.
       
    6. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231 and ECON A232.
       
    7. Students who have successfully completed ECON A230C will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A231C and ECON A232C.
       
    8. Students who have successfully completed ECON A301 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A311 and ECON A312.
       
    9. Students who have successfully completed ECON A302 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A313 and ECON A314.
       
    10. Students who have successfully completed ECON A303 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A315 and ECON A316.
       
    11. Students who have successfully completed MGT B393 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B396 and MGT B397. Also, the course codes of MGT B396 and MGT B397 have been revised as IB B396 and IB B397 respectively.  If students have successfully completed MGT B396 and MGT B397, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for IB B396 and IB B397.
       
    12. Students who have successfully completed BIS B220/BIS B121 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of BIS B123.
       
    13. Students who have successfully completed ECON A307 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A317 and ECON A318.
       
    14. Students who have successfully completed MGT B343 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B344 and MGT B345.
       
    15. Students who have successfully completed MATH S242 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of STAT S242.
       
    16. Students who have successfully completed MGT B440 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of MGT B441 and MGT B442.
       
    17. The course code of MKT B390 has been revised as IB B390.  If students have successfully completed MKT B390, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for IB B390.
       

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