Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is at the international forefront of higher learning and research, with more than 100 teaching departments and sub-divisions of studies, and more than 60 research institutes and centres. Current enrolment includes 10,000 undergraduates and 7,000 postgraduates from 48 countries. English is the medium of instruction. The University is committed to international standards for excellence in scholarship and research.
Since its inception as the Department of Economics and Political Science to its current structure, the School of Economics and Finance plays a leading role in the theoretical study of economics and finance and their application to substantive issues pertaining to Hong Kong and the region. The School offers comprehensive training with particular attention paid to economic and financial institutions and systems in the Asian region. A wide range of courses is available to give students a balanced perspective and an in-depth understanding of various issues in economics and finance. Courses in economics can be selected from such areas such as general economics theory, money and finance, international economics, economic institutions and quantitative economics. Courses in finance focus on financial analysis, financial institutions, financial products and markets, and financial management. Reading courses and dissertations are also offered and consist of supervised reading and research on a special topic under the guidance of teaching staff.
Given the in-depth training of the School's programmes, graduates are well equipped to excel in a variety of jobs. A majority of our graduates are employed in the business and government sectors while others work in educational institutions or continue their formal education for a career in academia.