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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.

Master of Business Administration

工商管理碩士


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P11
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Full-time: weekdays, weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons / Part-time: weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons.
Indicative Intake Target 110
Minimum No. of Credits Required General Curriculum: 40 ; Concentration Curriculum: 49 for One Concentration or 58 for Double Concentrations
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year or Part-time/Combined mode: 2 years for General Curriculum
Full-time: 1.5 years or Part-time/Combined mode: 3 years for One Concentration
Full-time: 2 years or Part-time/Combined mode: 3 years for Double Concentrations
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years or Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years for General Curriculum
Full-time: 3 years or Part-time/Combined mode: 6 years for One Concentration or Double Concentrations
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Application Deadline
15 Jul 2017 (Local)
31 May 2017 (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 Kevin CHIANG
BSc Fu-Jen U., MSc PhD IU.
General Enquiries
MBA Office
+852 3442 5909
Remarks: A second round of application [Deadline: 31 May 2017] may be considered subject to place availability.
All shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview.

† 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 programme aims to provide aspiring managers, from private and public sectors, a professional education in which they learn to create new knowledge so that their managerial competence and skills can be elevated, to better enable them to achieve their better career goals and to benefit society.​


Entrance Requirements

When evaluating an application, we consider various factors (including academic achievements, professional experiences, and personal accomplishments) from a holistic perspective.  An applicant must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, or equivalent;
  • relevant work experience*; and
  • an acceptable GMAT score or the equivalent, subject to the approval of the MBA Programme Director.

All shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview.

*Fresh graduates and those with less than three years of work experience will enrol in the full-time mode of the programme. 

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 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

CityU MBA is committed to providing students with practical, cutting-edge managerial practice. Participants will take a total of 19 credit units as core courses plus at least 9 credit units from the Experiential Learning component, and

  • at least 9 credit units from programme elective as General MBA (40 credit units), or
  • at least 6 credit units from programme elective and 15 credit units (compulsory courses: 6 credit units and elective courses: at least 9 credit units) for one concentration (49 credit units), or
  • 30 credit units (compulsory courses: 6 credit units and elective courses: at least 9 credit units from each concentration) for double concentrations (58 credit units).

General Curriculum

Core Courses (19 credit units) - 2 credit units each unless specified otherwise

Foundations

  • Business Analytics and Decision Modelling
  • Financial Reporting Analysis for Business Decisions
  • Managerial Decision Making

Functions

  • Corporate Finance
  • Management Information Systems
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Leadership
  • Principles of Marketing

Integrations

  • Strategic Management (3 credit units)

Experiential Learning (at least 9 credit units) - 3 credit units each unless specified otherwise

Activity-Based Learning

  • MBA Orientation (required) - 1 credit unit
  • Professional Forum (required) - 2 credit units or 1 credit unit as elective
  • Business Case and Action-Based Study - 1 or 2 or 3 credit units and max. 3 credit units
  • Business Ethics and Sustainability - 2 credit units
  • Business Mentoring - 1 credit unit
  • Industry On-site Workshop - 1 or 2 credit units and max. 2 credit units

Management Practice (at least 3 credit units)

  • Entrepreneurship and Venture Plan Development
  • Global Brand Management Workshop
  • MBA Enterprise Diagnostic R-Trip
  • MBA Internship/Community Service
  • MBA Project

Global Experiential Learning

  • Global Advanced Management Workshop
  • Global Exchange - max. 6 credit units

Programme Electives - 3 credit units each unless specified otherwise

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Applied Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Corporate Accounting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • e-Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
  • Expert Lectures on Financial Markets
  • Global Business Management
  • International Financial Management
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
  • Project Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Service Operations Management
  • Special Topics in Business
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Workshop on Practical Investing Strategies

Courses for Concentration Area

Accounting (3 credit units per course)

2 Compulsory Courses:

  • Advanced Taxation
  • Corporate Accounting

Choose at least 9 credit units from the following:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • MBA Project
  • One course from 'Global Experiential Learning'

Finance (3 credit units per course)

2 Compulsory Courses:

  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Choose at least 9 credit units from the following:

  • Derivatives and Risk Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Expert Lectures on Financial Markets
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Financial Management
  • Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments
  • Workshop on Practical Investing Strategies
  • MBA Project
  • One course from 'Global Experiential Learning'

Information Management (3 credit units per course)

2 Compulsory Courses:

  • Information Technology Based Organization Transformation
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems

Choose at least 9 credit units from the following:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Leading Risk Management Initiatives with Big Data
  • Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • MBA Project
  • One course from 'Global Experiential Learning'

Marketing (3 credit units per course)

2 Compulsory Courses:

  • Applied Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behaviour

Choose at least 9 credit units from the following:

  • Brand Marketing: A Chinese Cultural Perspective
  • Database Marketing: Models and Analysis
  • e-Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
  • Global Brand Management Workshop
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Engineering
  • Services Marketing
  • MBA Project
  • One course from 'Global Experiential Learning'

Supply Chain Management (3 credit units per course)

2 Compulsory Courses:

  • Project Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Choose at least 9 credit units from the following:

  • Data Analytics with Business Applications
  • E-logistics and Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Global Brand Management Workshop
  • Global Business Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Strategic Sourcing and Procurement
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Workshops on Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • MBA Project
  • One course from 'Global Experiential Learning'

Important notes:

1. Participants to be awarded an MBA degree must achieve a Cumulative GPA of 2.70 or above.

2. Participants are required to pay an extra cost for accommodation, transportation, and/or meal in addition to the credit fee for courses offered outside Hong Kong.

3. MBA concentrations and elective courses will be offered subject to student demand and staffing availability.

4. Programme structure and courses are subject to continuous review and changes.


Bonus Features

  • The courses Entrepreneurship and Venture Plan Development, Global Brand Management Workshop; and MBA Enterprise Diagnostic R-Trip under the “Experiential Learning" component carries a strong focus on leadership skills and “learning by experience”, aiming to create more opportunities for students to gain practical experience through action learning with a global emphasis. ​
  • The Professional Forum (also known as SHARP Forum) is a thought-provoking platform where thriving business executives, prominent government officials, prestigious scholars, inspiring entrepreneurs, well-regarded celebrities, influential opinion leaders, pioneering specialists, and innovative practitioners are honorably invited or self-nominated to
    • Spread inciting ideas, insightful perspectives, and inspirational experiences to the university community and interested public;
    • Stretch boundaries of novel concepts, evolving issues, and cutting-edge solutions via interactive discussions or open debates.
  • The Industry On-site Workshop gives an opportunity for participants to learn from the operational frameworks of other industries.