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.
- 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|