Economic Statistics

(majoring in financial statistical analysis)

Course Code: 020102

The Objective

The Course of Economic Statistics (majoring in financial statistical analysis) is designed to cultivate students with theories of statistics and skills to apply statistical methods to solve practical problems for business decision making in the area of business and finance and develop students to be a statistical practitioner.

Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities 

Students who complete the course will be able to understand and appreciate the theories and structure of statistics,  to design and use statistical methods for surveys and analysis, to  apply statistical softwares to deal with large data issues, to build analytical models in relation to reputation evaluation, risk assessment and business risk management, and to provide statistical advices for business decision making.


The Course contains statistical theories, data collection methods, data analysis skills, statistical modelling, and statistical advices for business decision-making. The course is of 4-year duration.

Core Units

First Year: Fundamental theories and structures of economic statistics,  basic data analysis, and economic analytical tools;

Second Year: data collecting and collating, eeconomic reasoning and statistical explanations;.

Third Year: advanced statistics, financial analytical methods, financial and economic modelling, statistical software analysis, statistical prediction for decision making;

Fourth Year: Research project on enterprises, internship, and graduation thesis writing.


The Course is delivered in lectures, tutorials, workshops, and practicum laboratories in the first 3 years on-campus and internship in the fourth year in companies off-compus or abroad.   


The Course will be assessed by progressive learning tasks, final examination and graduation thesis/dissertation.


Bachelor of Economics is awarded to those who meet the requirements of graduation.

Career Prospects

The students are engaged in banking customer managers, securities investment analysts, customer investment managers and insurance marketing managers in the banking, securities, insurance and other financial fields, as well as data analysis and mining in the marketing departments of communications, electronic commerce and the Internet, and are able to engage in quality control, data mining, process optimization in transnational enterprises. They can get a job in government offices such as Statistics Bureau, customs and Finance Bureau.

Skills Competition for Students in Economic Statistics Course