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Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Business Information Systems (Stream B - applicants with IT backgrounds)


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P05B
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Weekday (daytime and evening) and Saturday afternoon
Indicative Intake Target 60
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr Jane FENG
PhD (Pen.State)
Programme Leader
Dr Yulin FANG
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8521
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to train students in the core domains of business and cutting-edge information systems that underpin the contemporary information society, so that graduates can excel in careers with professional positions that require both advanced business knowledge and IT-enabled problem solving skills.

Stream B is offered to applicants with moderate IT literacy and focuses on developing their business domain knowledge (e.g., finance, accounting, and marketing) and management skills, so that they boost their ability to meet business needs by leveraging IT/IS applications and managing cutting-edge IT/IS projects.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following to be eligible for admission:
  • Hold a recognized Bachelor's degree in information systems (IS), information technology (IT), electronic commerce (EC), computer science (CS), or other disciplines but have passed at least four core courses related to the IS/IT/EC/CS disciplines, from one of the tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC), or equivalent
 Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

Course Description

Core Courses (18 credits)
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • Project Management and Quality assurance
Electives (minimum 12 credits)
A wide range of non-IS course electives are available in the Knowledge Nexus Consortium offered by the College of Business and the Department of Information Systems, as approved by the Programme Leader.
  • Advanced Business Software Construction
  • Business Software Construction
  • eBusiness System Integration
  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
  • Database Management Systems
  • Dissertation
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy
  • Information Systems Project
  • Information Technology Based Organisation Transformation
  • Information Technology Leadership Forum
  • Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Consulting in Asia
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Bonus Features

Outstanding applicants will be offered with a scholarship or assistantship.

Participants can choose to take a Residential Trip (spaces are limited) elective in the form of a field study of normally 7 to 8 days outside Hong Kong.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF): Some courses offered in this programme are eligible for the application of a subsidy from the CEF and each applicant may receive up to HK$10,000 refund within a four-year application period.#

#CEF is only applicable to Hong Kong residents.