Master of Business Administration

Programme Director: Prof HUANG, Xu

The MBA is a post-experience taught master’s degree programme designed to equip students with the necessary skills and perspectives for managing a business successfully.  The central theme throughout the programme is international business balanced by a focus on China business, and the application of this knowledge.  The programme is offered in part-time mode off campus in selected mainland locations for executives in mainland China.

Following the aims and objectives described above, the MBA Programme Learning Goals (Programme Intended Learning Outcomes) are as follows:

  1. Students will be analytical and critical thinkers with enhanced communication, presentation and information processing skills;
  2. Students will be decision makers and team workers equipped with strategic thinking, and managerial and leadership skills, who can respond effectively to a changing environment;
  3. Students will be knowledgeable in major functional areas of modern business, with emphasis on the integration of the multiple dimensions of international business;
  4. Students will enhance his/her understanding of corporate sustainability issues affecting business, such as social responsibility, ethic, corporate governance and cultural diversity;
  5. Students will enhance his/her understanding of the critical issues for doing business in Hong Kong, mainland China and globally; and
  6. Students will acquire the ability to relate his/her areas of special interest and knowledge to corporate strategies and business planning.

Class sessions are held on weekends, both Saturdays and Sundays.  The courses are scheduled to provide individuals who have full-time employment with the opportunity to complete the programme in four semesters over a two-year period. With special permission, a student may extend his or her study for a period of not more than 12 months.

Instructional delivery of the programme is by means of an integrative approach to learning, drawing upon the various disciplines housed in the School of Business.  The teaching methods used in the programme are aimed at integrating the study of formal theory and the development of work-related skills within each subject area.  This is accomplished through the use of both inductive and deductive learning.  Emphasis is placed on active, problem-centred learning through the analysis and discussion of assigned readings, cases and problems, and consultancy-type projects.  Informative lectures are integrated with a participative tutorial approach, and the completion of problem-centred assignments and projects.  Local managers and business professionals will assist in these exercises and in delivering lectures, in order to share their experiences and insights with students.  The structure of the programme and its delivery are designed to capitalize on the work experience of students.

Students are required to complete a group project or develop a business plan through which they apply their knowledge, skills and understanding of selected business concepts, practices and techniques.  The project is company-based and integrative in nature.  Upon completing the project, students will submit a written report and make an oral presentation to the faculty and client company.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Core Courses 33 units
II) Required Courses 5 units
III) Advanced Electives (or Recommended non-MBA Electives) 6 units
    44 units


I. Core Courses 33 units
  ACCT7070 Accounting for Decision Making 3 units
  BUS 7380 Business Ethics and Corporate Governance 3 units
  BUS 7410 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3 units
  BUS 7420 Client-based Research Methods 3 units
  BUS 7440 Entrepreneurship Development 3 units
  ECON7600 Economics for Managers 3 units
  FIN 7090 Corporate Finance 3 units
  HRM 7600 Global Human Resources Management 3 units
  MGNT7240 Strategic Management 3 units
  MGNT7250 Leadership and Organizational Development 3 units
  MKT 7090 Global Marketing Management 3 units
II. Required Courses 5 units
  BUS 7221 MBA Project Report 1 unit
  BUS 7222 MBA Project Report 1 unit
  BUS 7223 MBA Project Report 1 unit
  BUS 7360 MBA Seminars and Workshops 0 unit
  BUS 7520 Learning in the Field 2 units
III. Advanced Electives* 6 units
  ACCT7080 Financial Statement Analysis 3 units
  ACCT7890 Advanced Management Accounting and Control Systems 3 units
  ACCT7900 Intellectual Property and Data Protection Compliance  3 units
  ACCT7940 Enterprise Risk Management 3 units
  BUS 7400 Legal Aspects of China Trade and Investment 3 units
  BUS 7450 Business Creativity 3 units
  ECON7620 International Macroeconomics and Policy Issues 3 units
  ECON7630 International Trade and Finance in China 3 units
  ECON7860 Big Data Analytics for Business 3 units
  FIN 7760 Derivative Securities and Risk Management 3 units
  FIN 7770 Investment and Portfolio Analysis 3 units
  FIN 7920 Financial Technology (FinTech) 3 units
  FIN 7930 International Investment 3 units
  HRM 7640 Human Resources Analytics 3 units
  ISEM7050 Current Issues in Electronic Commerce 3 units
  MGNT7330 Artificial Intelligence in Business and Management 3 units
  MGNT7790 Sustainable Growth through Mergers and Acquisition 3 units
  MGNT7800 Design Thinking for Business Innovation 3 units
  MGNT7810 Business Negotiation 3 units
  MGNT7820 Psychology of Organizations 3 units
  MKT 7100 Management of Integrated Marketing Communications 3 units
  MKT 7130 Services Marketing Management 3 units
  Recommended Non-MBA Electives**  
  a) MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management Programme  
  HRM 7340 International Human Resources Management 3 units
  HRM 7360 Strategic Human Resources Management in Practice 3 units
  b) MSocSc in Media Management Programme  
  COMM7170 Communication Campaign Workshop 3 units
  COMM7200 New Media Workshop 3 units
  COMM7230 Writing for Multimedia in Public Relations 3 units
  COMM7300 Consumer Insights 3 units
  c) MSc in Global Marketing Management Programme  
  MKT 7260 Strategic Marketing 3 units
  MKT 7280 Socially Responsible Marketing in an International Context 3 units
  d) MSc in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing Programme  
  BUSD7010 Social Enterprise Management and Social Impact Strategies 3 units
  MKTG7100 Digital Marketing Strategy 3 units
    44 units

* The advanced elective courses list may vary, depending upon demand and teaching resources.

** MBA/MScBM students are allowed to take these Master's courses offered by the School of Business and other Master's programmes to replace up to two MBA electives (6 units).

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