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Global Economics and Finance

Programme Code
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Programme Code
Business Administration
Social Science
Study Period
4 Years
Open for
JUPAS / Non-JUPAS Year 1 / Mainland (Gaokao) / International
Programme Introduction

Build your path to the globalised financial world

GLEF nurtures global leaders through interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context. The programme caters for industry demands by preparing graduates with strong research and analytical skills, as well as on-the-job experience and the requisite global mindset to overcome challenges in the banking and finance industry.

Programme highlights:

  • Small intake size
  • International student mix
  • All-round support from two departments and two faculties

Craft Your Path

Major differences between this and other E&F programmes:

  • Provides solid interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context
  • Covers non-conventional major topics
  • Places heavy emphasis on internship experience
  • Prepares graduates for promising careers

Join us to build a path to the globalised financial world.

Career Prospects

Over 75% of GLEF students complete at least one term or summer internship before graduation. Graduates possess a strong academic grounding and versatile skills, and thrive in diverse sectors, like business, government and community service. Throughout the years, our alumni have showcased the programme’s influence, ensuring success in various fields:

  • Banking and finance: 73%
  • Further studies: 15%
  • CPA: 8%
  • Others: 4%

Employers include Accenture, Allianz, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Google, HKMA, J.P. Morgan, PwC, UBS and Wellington Management.

Postgraduate study destinations include Harvard University, London School of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The University of Warwick and Tsinghua University.

[Figures as of October 2022]

If you are interested in this programme, please review the application requirements and deadlines specific to the respective admission scheme to increase your chances of getting accepted.


More Information:

Global Economics and Finance Programme:

Department of Economics, Esther Lee Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong

(852) 3943 3200