The Master of Science in Economics (MScEcon) program aims to provide solid economics and analytic training to students who have strong interest in economics.

Program Duration

1-year full time

Program Structure

The minimum credit requirement of this program is 30 credits. In the first semester, students will receive foundation trainings in core areas of economics. The program continues to build students with advanced knowledge in economics through a variety of elective courses, starting 2nd half of the first semester. Besides, students can choose to join exchange program to Europe in the second semester.

For students who want to pursue further study may also take PhD level courses or opting to the Research Preparation Concentration.

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Career Supports

The HKUST Business School MSc Career and Professional Development (CPD) Team is in place to assist students to:

  • Identify your unique career-related interests, values and capabilities;

  • Enhance job searching skills and career management strategies;

  • Access opportunities for internship and full-time employment with a diverse group of recruiting firms and organizations.


MSc (Econ) students would receive weekly newsletter about workshops offered by CPD and job openings available.

On top of the career supports provided by CPD, the University's Career Center is dedicated to helping you explore, plan and prepare for your career. More information about the services offered could be found at


Application Schedule

Now until 7 January 2021.

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Average Performances of students Intake 20/21

  • GMAT score       721

  • GRE score           320.5

  • TOEFL score        94.8

  • IELTS score         6.9