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Undergraduate Programmes

Business and Management

BSc Economics and Management

Course Code: 1945-DP045A (Year 1 Entry) / 1945-DP045A (Year 2 Entry)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 13/000312/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2012 to 31/08/2021
Mr. Chris Chan
T: 2910 7611


Programme Overview

This programme provides you with knowledge from micro- and macroeconomics, econometrics to the essentials in business and management.

Programme Highlights

  • The degree is awarded by the University of London and the programme is academically developed and managed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
  • In 2020, LSE was ranked 4th worldwide in the subjects of Accounting & Finance; 5th worldwide in the subjects of Economics & Econometrics; 10th worldwide in the subjects of Business & Management Studies; and 44th worldwide overall in QS World University Rankings.

Programme Objectives

This programme aims to:

  1. provide a high quality education in Economics and Management for intellectually able students from a wide range of backgrounds;
  2. give students a sound grasp of the principles of economic analysis to the intermediate level;
  3. help students understand the social science basis and inter-disciplinary nature of Management;
  4. give students a knowledge of the workings of the economy;
  5. enable students to concentrate on specialist areas within the subjects;
  6. encourage students to develop intellectual flexibility and powers of rigorous analysis, by placing a premium on developing minds and on bringing forward their analytical reasoning ability;
  7. develop in students the ability to apply their knowledge to the solution of theoretical and applied problems in economics and management;
  8. provide a basis for further study and for employment, including careers in relevant fields;
  9. prepare students for graduate study in economics and/or management.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Knowledge and understanding
  1. understand of the fundamental aspects of economic analysis. (modules 1, 6, 7, and 9, plus modules 10 to12 elective a )
  2. analyse issues from the perspective of a number of disciplines. (modules 1 to 12)
  3. think in a critical manner, to formulate and develop arguments both on management and economic issues in a logical manner. (modules 4, 5, 6b, and 9, plus modules 10 to 12 selected from electives a to e, and g)
  4. demonstrate skills in applying economic reasoning to the analysis of a wide range of policy issues. (modules 1, 6, and 7, plus modules 10 to 12 elective d)
  1. Intellectual and cognitive skills;
  1. locate, extract, analyse and draw reasoned conclusions from multiple sources (including electronic sources) of appropriate literature and relevant data and acknowledge and reference these sources appropriately; (modules 1 to 12)
  2. critically analyse arguments; (modules 1, 2b, and 3 to 12)
  3. apply theory and theoretical models in practical situations; (modules 3, 4, 5, 6b, and 8, plus modules 10 to 12 selected from electives f and h)
  4. assimilate and lucidly evaluate alternative views. (modules 1, 2b, and 3 to 12)
  1. Transferable skills
  1. communicate effectively in a written context; (modules 1, 2b, and 3 to 12)
  2. use information technology (spread-sheets, word-processing and online databases) appropriately; (modules 3, and 8, plus modules 10 to 12 selected from electives d, f to i)
  3. organise information, and assimilate and evaluate competing arguments; (modules 1, 2b, and 3 to 12)
  4. manage his or her own learning, including working effectively to deadlines; (modules 1 to 12)
  5. be open minded and have a capacity to handle ideas and scrutinise information in critical, evaluative and analytical ways. (modules 1 to 12)

University of London  Programmes

University of London

The University of London is truly one of the greatest universities in the world. The University is a federation of 18 world-class colleges and 10 specialised institutes, with a student population of more than 120,000. The University's reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its colleges since 1836, and its degrees are recognised internationally by governments, universities, employers and professional bodies as being of a high academic quality and standard.

For over 150 years, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London  Programmes. Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London Programmes have shaped our world. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London  Programmes are truly international in character with more than 50,000 students in 180 different countries.

Academic Direction: 
​London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Academic direction for all of the courses offered through the University of London  Programmes is provided by the Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabi, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. In the case of the BSc Banking and Finance, BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Economics and Management and BSc Business and Management programmes, academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Please click here for more details.

LSE has consistently been ranked at the highest level among universities in the United Kingdom.

2020 QS World University Rankings 
44th – Overall ranking worldwide
2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject

4th – Subject: Accounting & Finance 
5th – Subject: Economics & Econometrics 
10th – Subject: Business & Management Studies

Content and

Programme Structure*

The BSc Economics and Management programme offers students with knowledge of both Economics and Management. It provides a solid economics and management background for analytical positions in various industries. BSc Economics and Management programme consists of 12 courses.

Course Title
  1. Introduction to Economics
  2. Mathematics 1 and Statistics 1
  3. Principles of Accounting
  4. Business and Management in a Global Context
  5. Core Management Concepts
  6. Choose ONE from below:
    1. Microeconomics
    2. Managerial Economics
  7. Macroeconomics
  8. Asset Pricing and Financial Markets
  9. Monetary Economics

10 - 12. Choose THREE from below:

  1. Strategy*
  2. Organisation Theory: an interdisciplinary approach*
  3. Human Resource Management*
  4. Marketing Management#*
  5. The Law of Business Organisations*
  6. Management and Innovation of e-business*
  7. Management Accounting 
  8. Information Systems Management
  9. Principles of Corporate Finance
  10. Principles of Banking and Finance

* Subject to change 

#The course was named ''Principles of Marketing'' previously.

1. Students who are admitted through the Graduate Entry Route are required to take 9 courses, i.e. courses 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, plus one course from 10 to 12 selected from electives (
a) to (i) .
3. Student should take at least one course.*

IC may offer some courses, but not all, as electives every year.
The above programme structure is intended to be used as a guide to prospective students. Students must also follow the programme structure, prerequisites and exclusions presented by the University of London Programmes Programme Specification and Regulations.

Duration of Study

Minimum 3 years (AD/HD graduates with full exemptions on 3 courses may complete the programme in 2 years).

Teaching Mode

The teaching methods include lectures and tutorials. Staff members consist of HKU SPACE and overseas lecturers.


Assessment will be done by examination. Each course is assessed by one written examination determined by the University of London. All examinations are held once a year in May/June.


  • Teaching Staff - University of London

    ABDEY, James Spencer

    BA, MSc Exeter; PhD LSE

    ALI, Haider

    BSc, PhD Lond; MPhil Cranfield

    ARABSHEIBANI, Gholamreza

    BA Nott Trent; MSc, PhD LSE

    ARHAT, Virdi

    MA Oxford; MSc, PhD LSE

    BUCKLE, Michael John

    BA Newcastle; MSc Warwick; PhD

    CHANDLER, Roy Anthony

    BSc (Econ), FCA

    CORDELLA, Antonio BSc Bologna, PhD Info Sys Gothenburg
    DYKE, Eric George Lewis BSc, MSc QMC

    EVANS, Kevin Philip

    BSc Swansea; MSc; PhD Swansea

    FUNG, Libon

    BSc, MSc, PhD Lond

    HASLAM, James

    BA Sheffield; PhD Essex

    KIRKPATRICK, Ian BA (York), MSc (LSE), PhD (Wales)

    LASSOU, Philippe Jacques Codjo

    BSc INE; MSc, PhD Birmingham

    TIMMS, Jill BA Keele; MSc UCD; PhD LSE
    WHEATLEY, Sharon Jayne BSc UCL; MRes,  DPhil KCL

    WILLIAMS, Mark Thomas

    BSc LSE; MSc; DPhil Oxford

  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHAN, Frank MBA Ottawa; CPA Australia; CGA Canada, ACCA UK

    CHAN, Ken

    BEcon; MEcon; MFin

    CHAN, Kar Lun BEcon&Fin, MEcon, PhD HKU

    CHOI, Wilson

    BEcon&Fin, MEcon HKU

    FUNG, Benjamin

    BEng; BSc; MPhil

    HO, Clive BComm & BEcon ANU; MEcon HKU; ASA CPA Australia

    HUI, Nelson

    BA Winn; MA Tor

    KWOK, Isa

    LLB Lond, MSc CUHK, PgD BA Surrey, CMA Australia

    LAM, Philip

    BMath Wat; MInfo Tech CSU; PhD Info Sys Curtin; FHKLA; MIEEE

    LEE, Kenneth BSc Western Ontario; MBA Ottawa; DBA South Australia

    NG, William

    BA HKU; MBA Bradford

    SI, Sandy


    YEE, Thomas BEcon, PCEd HKU, MEcon HKU


Note: The list of teaching staff is subject to change. 

Award and


Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded BSc Economics and Management.

When students graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from the University of London, they will be sent two documents - a final diploma (i.e. the parchment they receive following graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.

The final diploma will indicate that the student was registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree, diploma or certificate, and included the name of the Academic Direction which conducted the examinations. The University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London are incorporated. The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature, level and content of the programme the student successfully completed and include a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved, as well as the overall classification. It also provides further information about the role of the Academic Direction and method of study.

Degrees are awarded with the following classifications: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (divided into Upper Division and Lower Division), Third Class Honours and Pass.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates work in the private sector at firms ranging from accounting and auditing to banking and finance institution. Others purse fulfilling position in government agencies, the nonprofit sector or other industries.

Further Studies

Our graduates are eligible to pursue further studies in business or finance related disciplines at a postgraduate level. 


Fees and

Tuition Fee*

Tuition fees* of the entire programme for 2021/22 include HKD184,800 to HKU SPACE and GBP5,923# to University of London and HKD9,985^ to HKEAA (12 courses and to be completed in 3 years).

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
HKU SPACE course fee HKD61,600 HKD61,600 HKD61,600
Initial Registration fee# (to be paid in the 1st year) GBP1,070# - -
Continuing Registration fee# per year (to be paid in 2nd year and afterwards) - GBP489# GBP489#
Examination fee^ per year (4 full courses) GBP1,291#+ HKD3,815^ GBP1,292#+ HKD3,085^ GBP1,292#+ HKD3,085^
Total: HKD61,600 + GBP2,361# + HKD3,815^ HKD61,600 + GBP1,781# + HKD3,085^ HKD61,600 + GBP1,781# + HKD3,085^

An application fee GBP107 payable to the University of London also applies. 

#To be adjusted in February 2021
^To be adjusted in December 2021.
^The fee payable to the HKEAA is based on the number of papers.

*The published tuition fee is a reference for degree students who take the Standard Route and complete the programme within the shortest possible duration (3 years) without any re-sits. Fees are subject to change or year-on-year increases without prior notice. The amount of fees paid in GBP also depends upon the exchange rate differences.

Financial Assistance Schemes

This programme has been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to

IC Scholarship 

 (for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates)  

Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2021/22. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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Entry Requirements

Standard Route

Applicants shall hold:

  1. 2 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 3 (including English Language) and 3 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 2 (including Mathematics); or
  2. (a) 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Grade E + 3 GCE ‘O’ Level Grade C (including English Language & Mathematics); or
    (b) 2 HKAL Grade E + HKCEE English Language a​t Grade C & 2 subjects at Grade E in HKCEE (including Mathematics); or
  3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma including Mathematics / Mathematical Studies at Grade 3 (Higher Level / Standard Level); or
  4. An Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma from HKU SPACE or other recognised awarding institutions.

Note: There are many other qualifications, both from Hong Kong and overseas, that the University of London accepts as satisfying the entrance requirements for the degree programmes.

Graduate Entry Route 

Students who hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of three years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London will be considered.

Please click here for details.

Progression Path

UOL Progression path

Student Work
and Activities

CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.


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Qualifications Framework This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework. For details of the QF level, registration number and validity period, please visit:

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.