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Minor Programme in Business Economics (副修商業經濟學)

Programme Title: 
Minor Programme in Business Economics (副修商業經濟學)

Programme Code: 21451-YBE

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Credit requirements:
18 credits (at least 9 credits must be at level 3 or above)

Intake Quota:
15 (for cohort of students admitted in academic year 2017/18 and promoted to year 2 in academic year 2018/19)

Host Department: School of Accounting and Finance

Programme Management:

Dr Alice Shiu Programme Coordinator Email: alice.shiu.buss@polyu.edu.hk

Economics is considered to be fundamental to the disciplines of business and social science. It studies how the resources can be efficiently allocated in the society for the best interests of people. Students with good training in economics are able to think critically and solve problems analytically, which is highly regarded by employers. Building on the relevant theoretical foundations, the Minor Programme in Business Economics has a focus on the application side of the economic discipline. The knowledge obtained from the programme is useful to students in their daily life and in applications to problem solving particularly within the business setting. The minor programme is suitable to students majoring in any disciplines.

The specific aims of the programme are:

1. To equip students with training in economics so as to enhance their ability to make rational decisions.
2. To broaden students’ learning beyond their majors for better understanding of commercial world and government policy from an economic perspective.

All students admitted to the UGC-funded full time 4-year curriculum undergraduate programmes in 2017/18 with a GPA of 2.5 or above.

Students will be invited to opt for the Major/Minor study path normally in mid-October during Semester 1 of their second year of study. Approved students can register their Minor subjects for the following Semester 2 during the subject registration period after release of class timetable normally in December/January.  No late application will be considered.

Additional admission requirements may be imposed if the number of students applied to the programme exceeds the student quota.

Programme requirement

BBA students

Required to take any 6 subjects (18 credits) from the following list in addition to those taken in the core.

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case, only 4 subjects from the elective pool willl be required.

Non-BBA students

Required to take the compulsory subjects “Introduction to Economics” (AF1605) and “Global Economic Environment” (AF2602) plus any 4 subjects (12 credits) from the following list of subjects.

At least 9 of the 18 credits required for satisfying the minor programme requirements should be at level 3 or above.

Subject to the approval by the School of Accounting and Finance, a student may count up to 6 credits from their Major/General University Requirements (GUR) towards this minor.  In such case only 4 subjects will be required.

Exclusive Programme(s) & Programme Code(s) Not applicable

 

Credit requirement

Core (compulsory) subjects:  6 credits
Elective subjects: 12 credits
Total credit required: 18 credits


 

List of subjects

Core (compulsory) subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF1605 Introduction to Economics 1 3 Nil
AF2602 Global Economic Environment 2 3 Nil

 

Elective subjects

Subject code Subject title Level Credit Pre-requisite
AF3601 Managerial Economics 3 3 Nil
AF3620 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605)
AF3621 Money and Banking 3 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605)
AF3622 Analysis of Economic Data 3 3 Nil
AF3626 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605) or Global Economic Environment (AF2602)
AF4606 Economic Development of Asia Pacific Countries 4 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605)
AF4614 International Economics 4 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605)
AF4615 Financial Economics 4 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605) and Business Finance (AF3313)
AF4617 Business Environment in China 4 3 Introduction to Economics (AF1605)


It should be noticed that the offering of elective subjects is subject to staffing resources and student enrolment and not all elective subjects will be offered every single year.