Academic Programmes

Master of Economics

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[Shenzhen] Information Session for Intake 2019

Join our event and learn how to strengthen your competitiveness through the one-year professional master's degree of the HKU Business School - we will introduce to you the curriculum design, career prospects and registration procedures.


Date: December 12, 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm (Registration starts at 6:50pm)

Venue: Four Seasons Hotel, 138 Fuhua Third Road, Futian District, Shenzhen



Programme Mission​


The HKU Master of Economics (MEcon) Programme aims at providing rigorous advanced training in economics with emphasis on real world applications.

The programme usually has its recruitment exercise from October to January every year.

Programme Details

​Our curriculum is designed to help students master economic analysis, use it creatively to find solutions to problems, and develop confidence in analysing issues and answering questions relevant to their work.

Flexibility is a key character of the programme - students have a number of elective courses to choose from, and courses of varying blends of abstraction and applicability are available. In addition to courses offered by the MEcon Programme, students may also choose elective courses from the Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Finance (MFin) and Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSc(BA)) programmes under the advice and approval of the Programme Directors concerned.

Who Should Apply​

The MEcon Programme is most suitable for three types of students:

  • those who have some economics training and consider starting a career as a professional economist
  • those who want to acquire advanced economics knowledge that is useful for them in the workplace
  • those who simply wish to gain a systemic framework to understand the economic problems around us

Although an undergraduate degree in economics or related disciplines is not a pre-requisite, applicants should have good quantitative skills or possess knowledge of first-year college calculus.

Meeting Venue and Time​

Meeting Venue: Admiralty Town Centre or Cyberport Campus

Meeting Time: Weekday daytime or evenings, or Saturdays

Duration of Study​

The curriculum shall extend over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study.  Students at normal progress shall finish the programme in one academic year.