12 months
1133 USD/credit 33990 USD/year
1133 USD/credit 33990 USD/year
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The Applied Economics programme at City University of Hong Kong provides a rigorous training in economic analysis and empirical methods for those who plan to pursue a career as economic analysts, policy researchers and investment strategists in multinational corporations, investment or commercial banks, trade associations, government bodies and policy research institutes. 


The Applied Economics programme at City University of Hong Kong can also serve as a foundation for further academic work at the graduate level.

In recent years, techniques for economic analysis, modeling and forecasting have advanced substantially. Economic analysis is now widely applied in areas such as international trade, telecommunication markets, competition law, banking and financial systems, regulation, and business strategies. The programme is designed to provide a rigorous training in economic analysis as well as empirical and quantitative methods for fresh university graduates and young professionals.

Students at Applied Economics programme at City University of Hong Kong will:

  • be equipped with advanced knowledge in modern economics for understanding, analyzing, and solving real-world problems;
  • develop conceptual and analytical capabilities in analyzing economic policies and making competent business decisions; and
  • gain in-depth knowledge and skills in theories and empirical methods that facilitate applied research in economics.

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Advanced International Trade and/or International Finance
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Professional Seminars in Applied Economics
  • China Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Early applications are strongly encouraged.


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. An undergraduate degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1133 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    33990 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1133 USD per credit during 12 months.

HK$8,900 per credit

Living costs for Hong Kong

13720 - 23419 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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