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The Master of Economics Programme at the HKU Business School aims to introduce students to frontier developments in economics and to equip them with state-of-the-art analytical tools. Our comprehensive curriculum has multiple learning streams and helps students connect economic theory with real world business.


As a student on this course, you will have the opportunity to take part in in-depth discussions and conduct studies on China economics from Hong Kong’s unique perspective. The school boasts a top-class teaching faculty with strong economists and outstanding alumni and mentors, as well as an active research environment, with long-term collaborative research opportunities available both within and outside the faculty.


The programme also provides students with a strong foundation for PhD study, should they choose to continue their studies, and Master of Economics students can also apply to complete their PhD overseas through the Theory stream.


The HKU Brand

The HKU Heritage

Become one of the future leaders by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, and one of the most reputable universities in the world. You will join a family of influential alumni that hold prominent positions in various sectors across the region.

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Well-Structured Curriculum

Flexibility and Coherence in the Courses Offered

Students can choose from a wide range of courses in distinctive streams, namely the Data Analysis Stream, Policy Analysis Stream and Theory Stream, to suit their interests and career aspirations.

Curriculum Structure


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Applicants with a Non-Economics Background

The HKU MEcon programme welcomes candidates from different academic backgrounds. Those admitted without an economics background are requird to complete a summer preparatory programme to strengthen the foundational knowledge before starting the programme.

Applicants with a Non-Economic Background