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Joint School 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(s)
Application Choice
BSc in Mathematics and Economics
Description
Students who have developed clear interests in this program may apply and be admitted directly to this program.
Science (Group A)
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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.
Business and Management
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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. 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 MAEC Program through direct choice in HKUST, 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. 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.

Rankings:
#34 in Mathematics (No. 2 in Hong Kong) 
#35 in Statistics and Operational Research (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
#29 in Economics and Econometrics (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

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Career Prospects
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Promising career opportunities in Hong Kong’s banking and finance industry are available for those who are capable of applying mathematical tools to understand financial markets and make economic forecasts. 

Graduates with interdisciplinary degrees are increasingly valued and needed in the job market and tend to have more diverse career options than those majoring in mathematics or economics alone. A number of MAEC alumni have joined top-ranked financial institutions and multinational firms such as Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, HSBC, KPMG, McLagan, and Gavekal. 

Our MAEC graduates are also well equipped to pursue advanced/professional degree programs in economics, financial mathematics, statistics, and other business-related fields. Recent graduates have been admitted to PhD/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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