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. 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 for students who seek the option of taking quantitatively-oriented jobs in the finance industry or 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 provide advanced mathematics and economics courses that equip students with a strong quantitative background in economics and related areas of management and finance, which prepares them for successful careers in banking and finance or further studies at graduate school.
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 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.
#36 in Mathematics (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#47 in Statistics and Operational Research (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#27 in Economics and Econometrics (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)