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Mathematics and Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #27 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) program is jointly offered by the School of Science and School of Business and Management of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. The program provides students with solid training in the fundamental theories of both mathematics and economics.
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Key facts:

  • It equips students with quantitative reasoning skills and the ability to effectively communicate in the languages of mathematics, economics, and social science. This interdisciplinary degree is suited to students who seek the option of taking quantitatively oriented jobs in the finance industry or who intend to pursue postgraduate studies in applied mathematics, economics, business, or related areas such as operations research or management science. 
  • Due to their complexity and technical features, solving contemporary economic problems requires a synergy of mathematics and economics. The program offers an advantage to students who would otherwise major in mathematics or economics alone. We aim to provide advanced mathematics and economics courses that equip students with a strong quantitative background in economics and related areas of management and finance, thus preparing them for successful careers in banking and finance or further studies at graduate school. 
  • Students can apply for the Mathematics and Economics Program through direct choice in HKUST, or apply for transfer into MAEC from the Science (Group A) Program or any Business School programs at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology after their first year of study. Students interested in MAEC Program are encouraged to include either Science (Group A) program or Business and Management Program, in their program choices of the application.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Microeconomic Theory I 
  • Macroeconomic Theory I 
  • Microeconomic Theory II 
  • Macroeconomic Theory II 
  • Econometrics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • IB Diploma

  • Reference Information to Reflect the Intake Quality or Competitiveness for Admission
  • Mid 50% Score Range for 2020 Intake: 36 –40 (including bonus points)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18057 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18057 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5430 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Local Tuition Fee
  • HK$42,100 
Non-local Tuition Fee
  • HK$140,000

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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