• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
The Applied Economics (Hons) programme at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College aims to provide students with a sound tertiary education that will not only train their minds, develop their critical faculties, and provide them with a practical professional orientation, but also encourage them to take a life-long view of education and self-development.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised


The general educational objectives of the Applied Economics (Hons) programme at Beijing Normal University - Hong Kong Baptist University United International College  are to enable students to benefit from a broad-based education as they pursue a business education with a specialisation in Applied Economics, and to develop their problem-solving, decision-making, and innovative thinking skills to handle real-life challenges. 

Accordingly, students will be required to study a range of general education, business and finance courses to achieve a balanced liberal arts and business education.

This is consistent with UIC’s mission of providing its students with a whole person education that prepares them for lifelong learning and global citizenship. 

Business courses are focused on providing the knowledge and skills that are expected of today’s business and business leaders. Applied Economics courses provide an emphasis on the major speciallism.

Career Prospects

Applied Economics (AE) uses economic theory and analytical methods to address a range of practical issues in business, industry, finance, and government. Many universities offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in applied economics, which can lead to a wide variety of career opportunities that require analytical and problem-solving skills to address everyday business concerns. 

Opportunities for economists range from positions in the business sector, such as banking, insurance, investment and communications firms, to those in academic institutions, government agencies, trade associations and consulting organizations.

The BBA degree in AE will be very helpful to students in obtaining employment as applied economists and in future career development. The AE programme delivers undergraduate classes that produce highly employable graduates, and that the programme has been designed with employers’ needs in mind (and with design input and feedback from those who have employed/are employing our graduates).

Graduates who major in AE at UIC could potentially land at entry-level positions such as business analyst, market analyst, human resources specialist, insurance underwriter, and supply chain manager. 

An applied economics degree could lead to a career in local, state or federal government agencies. Students with graduate degrees in applied economics often seek careers as business or government economists, who collect and analyse data on economic conditions and advise policymakers. 

An applied economics background also could lead to a career as an accountant, financial analyst, or management consultant. According to surveys of UIC alumni, they are employed by firms including: Deloitte, CGB Bank, Dowin Asset Management Co., Glanz, Comvoy, Prudential, Global Sources, China Mobile, and TCL.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting
  • Organizational Behaviour 
  • Law 
  • Business Communications 
  • Business Research Methods 
  • Strategic Management 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Mainland China Applicants:

Mainland Chinese students who have sat the P.R.C. National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) of the current year, and have met the college entrance benchmark are eligible to apply.

Overseas Applicants:

An applicant from overseas other than Hong Kong or Macau may apply for admission with qualification acceptable to the College, and will be considered on an individual basis.

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Associate Degree Student/Holder
  • Higher Diploma/Professional Diploma/Diploma Student/Holder
  • GCE Qualification
  • SAT Qualifications

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11356 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    11356 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11356 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

90,000 RMB per annum


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Applied Economics (Hons)
Visit programme website


You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?