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. The class in Hong Kong is currently suspended until further notice.
Following the aims and objectives described above, the MBA Programme Learning Goals (Programme Intended Learning Outcomes) are as follows:
- Students will be analytical and critical thinkers with enhanced communication, presentation and information processing skills.
- 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.
- Students will be knowledgeable in major functional areas of modern business, with emphasis on the integration of the multiple dimensions of international business.
- Students will enhance his/her understanding of corporate sustainability issues affecting business, such as social responsibility, ethic, corporate governance and cultural diversity.
- Students will enhance his/her understanding of the critical issues for doing business in Hong Kong, mainland China and globally.
- 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 4 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||30 units|
|II)||Required Courses||8 units|
|III)||Advanced Electives (or Recommended non-MBA Electives)||6 units|
|I.||Core Courses||30 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 7490 Contemporary China Business||3 units|
|ECON7600 Economics for Managers||3 units|
|FIN 7090 Corporate Finance||3 units|
|MGNT7240 Strategic Management||3 units|
|MGNT7250 Leadership and Organizational Development||3 units|
|MKT 7090 Global Marketing Management||3 units|
|II.||Required Courses||8 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||2 units|
|BUS 7470 Business Field Study||3 units|
|III.||Advanced Electives*||6 units|
|ACCT7080 Financial Statement Analysis||3 units|
|BUS 7390 Legal Aspects of International Business||3 units|
|BUS 7400 Legal Aspects of China Trade and Investment||3 units|
|BUS 7440 Entrepreneurship Development||3 units|
|BUS 7450 Business Creativity||3 units|
|BUS 7460 Participation in External Competitions||3 units|
|BUS 7480 Mediation||3 units|
|BUS 7500 China Marketing and Foreign Investment Issues||3 units|
|ECON7610 Economic Developments in China and Hong Kong||3 units|
|ECON7620 International Macroeconomics and Policy Issues||3 units|
|ECON7630 International Trade and Finance in China||3 units|
|ECON7840 Big Data Analytics for Business||3 units|
|FIN 7220 Investment and Portfolio Analysis||3 units|
|FIN 7240 Derivative Securities and Risk Management||3 units|
|HRM 7600 Global Human Resources Management||3 units|
|ISEM7050 Current Issues in Electronic Commerce||3 units|
|MGNT7270 International Management||3 units|
|MGNT7280 Managing Change||3 units|
|MKT 7100 Management of Integrated Marketing Communications||3 units|
|MKT 7110 Seminar in Marketing||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 Reponsible Marketing in an International Context||3 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).