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Joint Program

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BSc in Mathematics and Economics

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BSc in Mathematics and Economics
Duration
4Y
Jupas code
JS5813 BSc in Mathematics and Economics
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Application Choice
program-based-admission
BSc in Mathematics and Economics
Description
Students who have developed clear interests in this program may apply and be admitted directly to this program.
school-based-admission
Science (Group A)
Description
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of physical science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group A) without a major. They can opt to declare Mathematics and Economics as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
school-based-admission
Business and Management
Description
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in business and management may apply and be admitted to School of Business and Management without a major. They will be able to apply to Mathematics and Economics during the Major Selection Exercise at the end of the second semester.
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Overview
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The Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) program is jointly offered by the School of Science and School of Business and Management of HKUST. The program provides students with solid training in the fundamental theories of both mathematics and economics. The curriculum equips students with quantitative reasoning skills, conceptual understanding, and the ability to communicate effectively in mathematics and the language of economics and social sciences. 

The complexity and technical aspects of contemporary economic problems exhibit a strong synergy between mathematics and economics. The program offers an advantage to students who would otherwise major in mathematics or economics alone. This interdisciplinary degree is suited for students who seek the option of taking a quantitatively oriented job in the finance industry or intend to pursue postgraduate study in applied mathematics, economics, business or related areas such as operations research or management science.

  
Students can apply for the MAEC program through direct choice (program-based admission route), or apply for transfer into MAEC from the Science (Group A) Program or any Business School programs at HKUST after their first year of study in the Major Selection Exercise. Students interested in the MAEC program are encouraged to include either the Science (Group A) program or the Business and Management program; in their program choices on their application.


Rankings:
#37 in Mathematics (No. 1 in Hong Kong) 
#50 in Statistics and Operational Research (No. 2 in Hong Kong)
#27 in Economics and Econometrics (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)
 

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Career Prospects
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Career opportunities in the banking and finance industry in Hong Kong are promising for those capable of applying mathematical tools to understand the financial markets and make economic forecasts. Graduates with an interdisciplinary degree are increasingly valued and needed in the job market, and tend to have more diverse career options than those majoring in either mathematics or economics alone. A number of MAEC alumni have joined top-ranked financial institutions and multinational firms.

Our MAEC graduates are equipped with sufficient background for entry into advanced and professional degree programs in economics, financial mathematics, statistics, and other business-related fields. Recent graduates have also been admitted to PhD and Master's programs at leading universities worldwide.

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“Being part of this joint-school MAEC program, I can get help and support from both School of Science and School of Business and Management in my career planning. It gives me a great opportunity to explore careers in different fields and help me prepare my future endeavors. In addition, a wide range of extracurricular activities has broadened my social network and developed my communication and leadership skills. I believe these are as crucial as academics to strive in today’s world.”
Student Name
Yosefine KOESOEMO
Student Program
BSc in Mathematics and Economics
Year
Class of 2021
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