Economics and Data Analytics

Economics and Data Analytics

Economics and Data Analytics Concentration offers knowledge of economic reasoning and data analytics - a powerful combination that meets the employers' demand nowadays. The program offers a variety of economics courses that allow students to apply economic reasoning to analyze individual markets and macroeconomies; and to make decisions and formulate strategies for business and government. It also prepares students for developing careers in the field of data analytics by providing them with skills associated with quantitative and statistical analysis, big data analytics, programming, data visualization and machine learning. By taking various applied electives, in addition to the core foundation courses, students will be trained to analyze business and scoial issues using a data-driven approach. It allows them to customize their learning experiences to fit their preferences and career aspirations.

Salient Features

  • Focus on the application of economic thinking and analysis to business decision making, public policies, and practical issues.
  • Provide frontier economic knowledge that apply to dynamic world and markets by constantly improving current and enriching curriculum.
  • Equip graduates with knowledge and skills that are crucial for their career developments in the fast-changing world by combining economic thinking with data analytics.
  • Ample opportunities for students to equip themselves with up-to-date market developments and technical skills, such as seminars offered by industry leaders, regulatory bodies and government officials, workshops focusing on uses of updated software, database application and programming skills.
  • Students can pursue additional graduation options including Double Concentration within BBA, or a Minor in non-business discipline.

What are the career opportunities of graduates?
Graduates can develop a wide range of career options in business and government sectors. On top of the likely employment for BBA graduates in management, marketing, accounting and banking, many advanced career opportunities in financial and business sectors, such as data analysts, business consultants, asset management, credit analyst, risk management, treasury, and compliance, require specifically both technical and broad-based knowledge that the Economics and Data Analytics concentration offers. Our training also paves way to graduate studies, which are commonly required for further career advancement.  

Concentration Required Courses (12 units) (from AY 2020/21 onwards)

ECON 3076 Intermediate Microeconomics 
ECON 3077 Intermediate Macroeconomics  
ECON 3105 Big Data Analytics 
ECON 3096 Causal Inference

Concentration Elective Courses (9 units)  

ECON 2015 Hong Kong Economy
ECON 2016 Mathematics for Economists
ECON 2035 Introduction to Technical Analysis
ECON 3005 Applied Econometrics
ECON 3006 Asia-Pacific Economies
ECON 3007 Industrial Organization and Business Decision
ECON 3015 Public Finance
ECON 3016 International Trade
ECON 3017 International Financial Economics
ECON 3025 Money and Banking
ECON 3026 Chinese Economic Developments
ECON 3027 Mathematical Analysis for Economics
ECON 3036 Economics of Human Resources
ECON 3046 Economic Development
ECON 3055 Games and Economic Decisions
ECON 3066 Business Economics Internship
ECON 3085 Economics of Entrepreneurship
ECON 3086 Programming for Economics and Business Analysis
ECON 3087 Understanding the Digital Economy
ECON 3097 Data Visualization for Economic Storytelling
ECON 4005 China's Foreign Economic Relations and Trade
ECON 4006 Time Series Analysis and Forecasting
ECON 4007 Money and Finance in China
ECON 4016 Analyzing Spatial, Textual and Network Data
ECON 4017 Innovation and Entrepreneurial Economy: China and Global Development
ECON 4025 Predictive Modelling