Regulations for the Higher Diploma in Economics, Diploma in Economics
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These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees).

In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Sub-degree Qualifications and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.

Higher Diploma in Economics (HDEC)

1.

To be eligible for the award of the Higher Diploma 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 Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and

 

c)

obtain at least 90 credits* in courses prescribed by the regulations including at least 10 credits at Higher level.

 

*

Of the 90 credits required for the attainment of the Higher Diploma, students can complete up to 30 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.

2.

For the Higher Diploma in Economics, the University has prescribed that a student must:

 

a)

obtain at least 5 credits from courses labelled SF in Table 1; and

 

b)

obtain 30 credits from courses labelled SC and MF in Table 1 (i.e. ECON A230/both ECON A231 and ECON A232/ECON A230C/both ECON A231C and ECON A232C and either MATH S112/MATH S122 or BUS B170 or BUS B171** and BUS B172**/BUS B272**) and ECON A301/both ECON A311 and ECON A312; and

 

c)

obtain 40 credits from courses labelled PF, SM and SH in Table 1 other than those taken in fulfilment of (b) above; and

 

d)

complete additional courses labelled SF, PF, BM*, SM and SH in Table 1 to obtain the total of 90 credits required for the award.

  * Students who have successsfully completed FIN B382/FIN B400 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of FIN B280 and a 5-credit course labelled BM.
  ** Students who choose to take BUS B171 must also take BUS B172 or BUS B272.
   
 
Diploma in Economics (DEC)

1.

To be eligible for the award of the Diploma 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 Sub-degree Qualifications (Sub-degrees); and

 

c)

obtain at least 60 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations including at least 20 credits at Middle level.

2.

For the Diploma in Economics, the University has prescribed that a student must:

 

a)

obtain at least 5 credits from courses labelled SF and MF in Table 1; and

 

b)

obtain 10 credits from courses labelled SC in Table 1 (i.e. ECON A230/both ECON A231 and ECON A232/ECON A230C/both ECON A231C and ECON A232C); and

 

c)

obtain 30 credits from courses labelled PF, SM and SH in Table 1; and

 

d)

complete additional courses labelled SF, MF, PF, BM*, SM and SH in Table 1 to obtain the total of 60 credits** required for the award.

  * Students who have successfully completed FIN B382/FIN B400 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of FIN B280 and a 5-credit course labelled BM.
  ** Of the 60 credits required for the attainment of the Diploma, students can complete up to 20 credits of courses in a language of instruction other than English.
 
   
 


Table 1

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

HDEC/DEC

Foundation level

BUS B170 1,2,3,4

Quantitative Methods for Business

10

MF

BUS B171 1,2,4

Business Statistics

5

MF

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

A Foundation in Applied Mathematics

10

MF

ENGL A100 1,2,3

English for University Study

5

SF

ENGL A101 1,2

University English Writing Skills

5

SF

BUS B100 1,3

Business Communication

5

SF

BIS B121 1,2,3,11

Business Computing with Internet Applications

5

SF

BIS B123 1,2,11

Business Computing Applications

5

SF

IT L150 1,2,3

Foundations in Microcomputing and WWW

5

SF

IT E150 1,2

Information Technology for Learning

5

SF

SOSC A112C 2

Foundations of Social Sciences: Economics and Politics

10

PF

Middle level

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

Quantitative Methods for Decision Making

5

MF

ECON A230 2,3,6

Introduction to Economics

10

SC

ECON A231 2,6

Introduction to Microeconomics

5

SC

ECON A232 2,6

Introduction to Macroeconomics

5

SC

ECON A230C 2,3,7

Introduction to Economics

10

SC

ECON A231C 2,7

Introduction to Microeconomics

5

SC

ECON A232C 2,7

Introduction to Macroeconomics

5

SC

ACT B210 2,3,5

Introduction to Accounting

10

BM

ACT B211 2,5

Introduction to Accounting I

5

BM

ACT B212 2,5

Introduction to Accounting II

5

BM

MGT B240 2

Principles and Practices of Management

5

BM

MGT B240C 2

Principles and Practices of Management

5

BM

MKT B250 2

Introduction to Marketing

5

BM

MKT B250C 2

Introduction to Marketing

5

BM

MGT B290 2,3

Organizational Behaviour

5

BM

ECON A201

Economics of E-Commerce and Technology

10

SM

ECON A202C 2

Economic Development of Contemporary China

10

SM

ECON A203 2

Hong Kong Economy

10

SM

Higher level

ECON A301 2,3,8

Economic Analysis of Business and Public Policies

10

SH

ECON A302 2,3,9

Business and Economic Forecasting

10

SH

ECON A303 2,3,10

International Trade and Finance

10

SH

ECON A305

Money and Banking

10

SH

ECON A306 2,3

Hong Kong Economy

10

SH

ECON A307 2,3,12

Public Finance

10

SH

ECON A311 2,8

Intermediate Microeconomics

5

SH

ECON A312 2,8

Intermediate Macroeconomics

5

SH

ECON A313 2,9

Introductory Econometrics

5

SH

ECON A314 2,9

Econometrics and Forecasting

5

SH

ECON A315 2,10

International Trade

5

SH

ECON A316 2,10

International Finance

5

SH

ECON A317 2,12 Theory of Public Finance

5

SH

ECON A318 2,12 Economic Analysis of Public Policy

5

SH

ECON A320 2,3

Chinese Economy

10

SH

ECON A320C 2,3

Chinese Economy

10

SH

PUAD A302

Government and Business

10

SH

BIS B318 2

Management Information Systems and Applications

10

EH

BIS B322 2

Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce

10

EH

MGT B346 2 Theories and Practices of Organizational Behaviour
5
EH

BIS B422 2

Advanced Electronic Commerce

10

EH

BIS B425 2

Strategic Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

10

EH

ECON A308

Advanced Economics of E-Commerce and Technology

10

EH

 

Notes:

  1. Students may have either ENGL A100/ENGL A101 or BUS B100, MATH S112/MATH S122 or BUS B170 or BUS B171 and BUS B172/BUS B272, and IT L150/IT E150 or BIS B121/BIS B123 to fulfil the requirements for the diploma or higher diploma.
     
  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.
     
  5. Students who have successfully completed ACT B210 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ACT B211 and ACT B212.
     
  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 BIS B121 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of BIS B123.
     
  12. Students who have successfully completed ECON A307 will be deemed to have satisfied the requirements of ECON A317 and ECON A318.
     

October 2013

 
 
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