Admissions

Program Entry

Program quota: 55

Target number for -) Program Based Admission: 25;  -) for School Based Admission  : 30

Target Students

  • The BSc program is quantitatively oriented and suitable for students with strong analytical mind, with science/mathematics backgrounds, and economics students with good mathematics background.
  • Prior knowledge in economics is not essential. Many students have their first encounter with economics when they join UST, their performance match with those who have taken economics in HKDSE.
  • Students who wish to pursue further study or pursue careers that require greater skills in economics and finance and additional quantitative methods, e.g. banks, financial institutions, trade, and government agencies.

In the first two semesters, students take foundation courses in business and management include accounting, economics, finance, information systems and business ethics; mathematics and language courses; and university common core courses.

Students take major required courses at their second year of study.

 

Details of the BSc, ECOF Curriculum

Minor Programs

The program has free credits to allow students to take minor program(s), popular programs for BSc students are, mathematics, entrepreneurship, information technology and big data technology

 

 

Application

Apply through JUPAS

  • enter the program direct (Program Based Admissions, JS 5331, quota: 25)
  • enter through Business School (School Based Admissions, JS 5003, quota: 30)
    then declare major in Economics and Finance at the end of the first year of study

HKDSE Program Based Admission entry score for reference

Median & Lower Quartile
JS 5331 ECOF   Median Lower Quartile Highest Attainable Score Lower Quartile Per-Subject Average Score (Business Programs Only)
2020 46 45 59.5 5.3
2019 48.5 47.5 59.5 5.6
2018 46 45 59.5 -

JUPAS Score Calculation for BSc Economics and Finance

        -   English  x 2
        -   MATH (Compulsory)  x 2
        -  Better of
             Best 4 other subjects*   x 1  
              or
             Best of either M1/M2/ECON/CHEM/PHYS   x 1.5   and,    
             Best 3 other subjects*  x 1

* Best 3/4 other subjects include: core subjects, category A electives and M1/M2

 

HKDSE School Based Admission entry score for reference

Median & Lower Quartile
JS 5300 Business and Management   Median Lower Quartile Highest Attainable Score Lower Quartile Per-Subject Average Score (Business Programs Only)
2020 35 37 56 4.3
2019 36 35 56 4.4
2018 36 35 56 -
Students declare major in BSc, ECOF at the end of their first year of study. Minimum requirements expected: CGA 3.3

Students with other Qualifications

International Qualifications applicants: local non-JUPAS or international students,

Mainland China who take Join Entrance Examination (JSS)

 

Apply through Major Selection Exercise

Visit SBM's website on Major Selection Exercise for updated information on general rules, eligibility, program requirements, ranking criteria, and more.

Students who are shortlisted for an interview will also be invited to take a Math test on the same day as the interview.

Math Test (arranged by the Economics department)

1. 1 hour, 4-6 questions in total

2. Testing if you understand the shape of some functions frequently used in Economics. For example, we ask if a function is increasing, decreasing, convex, concave, and where it attains maximum, minimum, some limit points, etc.

3. We consider only those who get 3 (out of 5) or higher in the math test.