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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes are accepted starting from 15 November 2016.

MSc Electronic Business and Knowledge Management

理學碩士(電子商業及知識管理)


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P16
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
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Application Deadline
31 May 2017 (Local & Non-local)
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
Prof Robert DAVISON
MA (Nott.), PhD (City HK)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8521
Remarks: No internships available in this MSc programme.
† 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

The Master of Science in Electronic Business and Knowledge Management (MScEBKM) programme has been constructed based on the realization that both e-business and knowledge management are critical components of the contemporary organisational environment. Business professionals need to understand the profound changes in the business environment, supply chains, organisational infrastructure and forms enabled and introduced by e-business. Further, they need to understand how organisations can leverage their employees’ skills and knowledge. The programme covers a wide range of objectives, spanning technical, managerial and organisational change topics.
 
It aims to educate and train a new generation of managers, professionals and entrepreneurs to understand the principles of e-business, the impact of e-business on business and management, and its potential for strategic advantage in organisations.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should satisfy all of the following to be eligible for admission:
  • hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business or management related subject from a UGC-funded tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, or an equivalent institution overseas;
  • have gained a basic level of computer literacy; and
  • preferably have two or more years of working experience.
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. Students with higher scores will be favourably considered.
  • 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)
  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
  • Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organizations
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy
  • Information Technology Based Organisation Transformation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Research Methods for the IS Manager
Selected Electives (a total of 12 credits) ++
Students need to earn a minimum of 12 credit units of which at least 6 credit units must normally be IS courses from the following programme electives.
  • Advanced Business Software Construction
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Software Construction
  • Database Management Systems
  • Dissertation
  • eBusiness System Integration
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Global Information Technology & Knowledge Management Consulting
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
  • Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
  • Information Systems Project
  • Information Technology Leadership Forum
  • Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Management 
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance
  • Management Consulting in Asia
  • Social Media Applications
  • Systems Analysis and Design

++ Any other courses offered as electives within the College of Business may also be considered subject to Programme Leader’s approval and completion of pre-requisites and/or precursors, if any.  Student may also take up to 3 credits of non-information systems electives.


Bonus Features

Participants can choose to take a Management Consulting in Asia (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