Department of Finance and Business Economics
Located in a leading university in Macao and a highly regarded university in the Asia-Pacific region, the Department of Finance and Business Economics at the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Macau chases for excellence in teaching, research and business and social engagement. The Department aims to equip students with cutting-edge knowledge in economics and finance by providing them with comprehensive trainings in both theoretical and practical aspects. Besides, we strive to conduct impactful researches to contribute to the economic and financial stability and well-being, the sustainable growth and diversified development of Macao, the Greater Bay Area and beyond.
The Department offers both undergraduate programmes (Bachelor of Science in Finance, Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Controllership, and Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics) and postgraduate programmes (Master of Science in Finance, Ph.D. in Finance, Business Economics) which are able to attract quality students from Macau, Mainland and Southeast Asia. These programmes are designed to offer students strong theoretical and empirical foundations to meet the expectations and high standard of the industries, as well as assisting students to build up solid knowledge background to prepare for the postgraduate education in top-notch universities around the world.
In fact, the capability and employability of our graduates are well recognized and they are able to receive offers from leading commercial banks and financial companies, various departments of the Macau SAR government, auditing firms, real estate and marketing companies with bright career prospects. Some of them have already been promoted to chief financial officers of multinational enterprises, such as eBay of Southeastern Asia, Temasek Holdings Singapore, General Electric, or being the department head in major capital management firm in the United States. Furthermore, a group of our graduates are admitted by top universities in the world such as Tsinghua University, Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, George Washington University, Northwestern University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, London School of Economics, the Tinbergen Institute, etc. for postgraduate studies. As an example, in 2020, one of our undergraduate students in Finance has received scholarship and tuition waiver to do his PhD in one of those universities.
Our team of quality academic staffs who received their PhDs from reputable universities in P.R.China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Portugal, Denmark have contributed to the development of the Department. They do not only put huge efforts on teaching, but also devote a lot of time to conduct academic researches. Our team has been working hard on impactful research which is evidenced by our publications in top journals such as Management Science, Journal of Finance, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Accounting and Economics, The Accounting Review, Journal of Corporate Finance, Tourism Management, and Annals of Tourism Research. In addition, our academic staffs are also conducting consultancy projects related to the Macau economy, its integration with the Greater Bay Area and the process of economic diversification. They also serve as committee members and/or advisers in various government departments, public administrative committees and firms, contributing their professional knowledge to the well-being of the economy and society.
The Department views continuous improvement and development as important and essential. Seminars and conferences in different scales are organized regularly and top scholars are invited to share their research experience and outcomes with our faculty members and postgraduate students. In the meantime, we encourage our academic staffs to participate top level academic conferences to present their research findings for quality improvement. Moreover, we have been building and sustaining our connections with top universities in the world and major firms in the field to further enhance our research potential and business linkages. In the future, we will continue to strengthen our capability and potential in teaching, research and professional services provision as well as to work closely with the other departments to contribute to the development of the faculty and the University.