Interdisciplinary Major Programme in
Global Economics and Finance

Program overview


  • Interrelationships between world economies
  • Functions and operations of financial markets, institutions and financial instruments in globalised economies
  • Use of econometric and mathematical modelling tools


  • Solid interdisciplinary training in economics and finance in a global context
  • Non-conventional and latest developments in international economics and finance topics
  • Heavy emphasis on internships and research experience

Career prospects

  • Multinational firms in the banking, financial and business consulting sectors
  • Financial research in public or private organisations

Student mix

  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Macau
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • Russia
  • Slovakia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan

Overseas exchange

universities explored
of students participate in an exchange
at least once before graduation
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Professional training programme

partner companies
of students have completed at least one term/summer internship before graduation
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Student life

The Society of
Global Economics and Finance

Career Ambassadors

HSBC Financial Innovation Case Study 2019

Career prospects

Banking and finance 78%
Futher studies 4%
Still searching 4%
Consulting 4%
Others (e.g. start-up, training, marketing) 9%


Graduate destinations (selected)

  • Accenture
  • Allianz
  • AlphaSights
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • BNP Paribas
  • Citi
  • Commerzbank
  • Crédit Agricole
  • Crédit Suisse
  • Deloitte
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Fidelity International
  • Google
  • HKEX
  • HKMA
  • HKSAR government
  • HSBC
  • J.P. Morgan
  • KPMG
  • L’Oréal
  • Morgan Stanley
  • PwC
  • S&P Global Ratings
  • Securities and Futures Commission
  • Standard Chartered
  • Sun Hung Kai Properties
  • UBS
  • Wellington Management

Postgraduate destinations (selected)

  • Brunel University London
  • CUHK
  • Harvard University
  • HKU
  • London School of Economics (LSE)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • The University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • The University of Warwick
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • Washington University in St. Louis


Alumni - Andu HSU
Alumni - Andu HSU

Andy HSU

Class of 2020

Research Associate, Wellington Management


“If I were asked to choose my university programme again, GLEF would still be my first and only choice, without hesitation. During my GLEF journey, I gained solid knowledge about my career, met the right people for my future life, and participated in many wonderful experiences that I will never forget.

My job, investment research, requires me to think with a mindset that combines science and art. During my Finance and Accounting courses, I learned the concrete basis of the common language of the business world. In most cases, you can find the right answers here. It is science. In addition, the Economics courses gave us ample training to rethink our assumptions, especially the multiple outcomes based on a different set of realistic assumptions. This part is closer to art. This training gave me the right frame of mind to think rigorously and independently. This is essential for my career. I am glad I chose GLEF over pure finance.

Moreover, the culture in this programme is friendly and cooperative. As a person coming from Taiwan and not knowing anything about Cantonese, I experienced zero feelings of exclusion and 100% inclusion from my classmates. I love the atmosphere of this programme. People are ready to help each other, which creates a positive cycle for everyone to grow.

It is an honour to be part of the GLEF family! Thank you, Global Economics and Finance programme.”

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