Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Business Administration (MBA)

HKU Business School's MBA programme provides a world-class education, real-world experience, and a deep awareness of international business and cultural sensitivity. Our MBA programme frequently achieves high global rankings, including noteworthy positions in renowned assessments such as:


  • No. 1 in the world - Top tier: one-year MBA degrees - Times Higher Education and the Wall Street Journal Business School Report
  • No. 1 in Asia for the 10th time - The Economist World MBA Rankings (2022 & 2010-2018)
  • No.1 in Hong Kong - Ranked 19th in Poets&Quants International MBA Ranking 2022-2023 (according to The Financial Times, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Forbes)

With a strategic focus on Asia, especially China, aligning with the changing economic landscape, the MBA programme will provide students with a profound understanding of global business. We ensure expert guidance for students through career coaching, employer engagement, and events connecting them with top organizations. We actively promote connections with a network of over 40 mentoring professionals, ensuring HKU MBA graduates are well-prepared for success in the global industry.

Programme Highlight

1-year Intensive Programme

Small class sizes and a collaborative culture define our intensive 1-year MBA programme. Tailor your MBA journey by choosing your preferred electives and selecting a track aligned with your career goals.


Expand Global Vision with International Tracks

Our partnerships with esteemed business schools offer students unparalleled educational and networking opportunities at London Business School (London), Columbia Business School (New York) or Fudan University (China).


Personalized Career Services

The Career Development and Training Team offers personalized career advice, assists in improving your professional and personal skills, and connects you with corporate and recruitment partners.


Mentorship Programme

This programme facilitates connections between current students and senior professionals, providing them with access to real-life business knowledge from experienced executives and top business leaders.


Robust Alumni Network

The extensive alumni community holds leadership positions in diverse industries, including banking, technology, and more.


Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;
  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).
  • While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.
  • Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.

Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

The Full-time MBA Programme


Designed by a distinguished, award-winning faculty, the Full-time MBA curriculum delivers a premier experience, offering students practical knowledge and a profound understanding of Asian and international business. 


The full-time MBA presents an intensive one-year programme with three tracks:

  • The London track

  • The New York track

  • The Hong Kong/China track.


The programme includes: 10 Core Courses and 6 Electives, offering a comprehensive and well-rounded curriculum in 4 terms.


Core Courses (10 courses)

  1. Accounting for Business Decisions

  2. Analytics for Managers

  3. Business Ethics

  4. Capstone Project

  5. Competitive Strategy

  6. Corporate Finance

  7. Macroeconomics: Global Perspectives

  8. Managing Digital Innovation

  9. Managerial Economics

  10. Marketing Strategy


Masters Programme’s Electives (2 courses)


Selected elective courses offered locally from other taught Masters Programmes of the Faculty, including:

  • Master of Accounting

  • Master of Economics

  • Master of Finance

  • Master of Science in Business Analytics

  • Master of Science in Marketing

  • Master of Global Management

  • Master of Finance in Financial Technology. 


You can select up to 2 electives from the aforementioned category.


Other Electives (5 courses)

  • Choose electives from overseas courses by our partners:

    • London Business School

    • Columbia Business school

    • Fudan University

  • Choose electives from 5 courses themes:

    • Business Tech and Innovation

    • Strategy and Consulting

    • Marketing and General Management

    • Finance

    • Managing in China & Asia

The Part-time MBA Programme


The part-time MBA is tailored for professionals, offering flexibility to balance work and study. Designed by a renowned faculty, the programme equips you to navigate and leverage the dynamic business environment in the region, focusing on Hong Kong's strategic location in the Greater Bay Area.


The part-time MBA is available on weekdays and weekends, focusing solely on core courses. The courses are modular, each lasting around five weeks.


Core Courses (10 courses)


Students must take 10 core courses to graduate:


  1. Accounting for Business Decisions

  2. Analytics for Managers

  3. Business Ethics

  4. Capstone Project

  5. Competitive Strategy

  6. Corporate Finance

  7. Macroeconomics: Global Perspectives

  8. Managing Digital Innovation

  9. Managerial Economics

  10. Marketing Strategy


Electives (5 courses)


Choose electives from 5 courses themes:

  • Business Tech and Innovation

  • Strategy and Consulting

  • Marketing and General Management

  • Finance

  • Managing in China & Asia

The Part-time GBA (HK-SZ) MBA Programme


Designed by an expert faculty, the programme equips you with tools and networks for career growth in the Greater Bay Area. With a 5-week modular format, working professionals can easily travel by high-speed rail from neighboring cities in Mainland China to Shenzhen and Hong Kong while managing work-study life effectively.


The programme is structured as 4 days (2 weekends) every 5 weeks for core and elective courses. Weekend mode electives in Hong Kong follow a modular format, each lasting about 5 weeks.


Core Courses


Students must take 10 core courses to graduate.

  1. Accounting for Business Decisions

  2. Analytics for Managers

  3. Business Ethics

  4. Capstone Project

  5. Competitive Strategy

  6. Corporate Finance

  7. Macroeconomics: Global Perspectives

  8. Managing Digital Innovation

  9. Managerial Economics

  10. Marketing Strategy


Electives (5 courses)


Choose electives from 5 courses themes:

  • Business Tech and Innovation

  • Strategy and Consulting

  • Marketing and General Management

  • Finance

  • Managing in China & Asia


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For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org

Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Accounting


The Master of Accounting programme at HKU Business School offers three specialized streams, allowing students to tailor their studies based on individual interests and career goals. Students can select from the following streams: 

  1. Accounting Analytics and Big Data Stream; 
  2. Financial Reporting and Valuation Stream; 
  3. Strategic Management and Corporate Governance Stream. 

Additionally, students may opt for a double concentration if they are particularly passionate about any two streams. 

Our curriculum holds accreditations from prestigious institutions such as ACCA, CPA Australia, CIMA, and HKICPA. Students in this programme gain valuable advantages through our professional partnerships with ACCA and KPMG. 

With a focus on the pivotal role of accounting in executive decision-making, the programme aims to mold students into professional accountants, financial experts, and prospective business leaders. Through the examination of analytics and big data in the field of accounting, students will develop the ability to take insights and information.

Programme Highlight

Accreditation
The HKU Master of Accounting has garnered recognition and accreditation from major professional accounting bodies where exemptions to professional exam papers will be granted to our graduates.

Professional Partnerships
We provide specialized training in business leadership, strategic management reporting, and advanced financial and performance management, supported by our partnership with the ACCA and KPMG.

Well-Structured Curriculum
You will establish a robust foundation of accounting expertise encompassing finance, management, auditing, law, and taxes, meeting the criteria for professional examinations.

The HKU Heritage
Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;
  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).
  • While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.
  • Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.

Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.


Curriculum Structure




Every year, we recruit students from various backgrounds to enhance the richness of your learning journey. To ensure that all students possess the essential knowledge and skills necessary to meet the criteria for professional accounting accreditations, mandatory boot camp courses will be conducted. These courses will cover the following business topics:


Each topic comprises 15 hours of interactive lectures, culminating in an examination at the conclusion of the course. Students must attend all classes and successfully complete both boot camp courses.

Additionally, a refresher course on fundamental accounting concepts will be available to reinforce students' accounting skills.


Single Concentration

The programme provides three specialization options:


1) Accounting Analytics Big Data

2) Financial Reporting and Valuation

3) Strategic Management and Corporate Governance


Students have the flexibility to focus on one of these streams based on their interests and career goals. Alternatively, students may opt to graduate without a specific concentration, given they fulfill the requirements of completing the seven fundamental core courses, any one of the capstone courses, and four electives.


Students must successfully complete a total of 12 courses, including:


Double Concentration

Students have the option to attain a degree with a double concentration in any two of the three areas, contingent on the successful completion of all core courses in both areas, along with three electives. Typically, students can accomplish a double concentration within one year.

Completion of a total of 14 courses is mandatory for students pursuing a double concentration, with an additional course fee of HKD30,000 per course.


Pre-programme Boot Camp

  • Economics
  • Statistical Analysis

Fundamental Core Courses (Seven Courses)

  • Accounting Data and Analytics
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing and Corporate Services
  • Financial Accounting Foundation
  • Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation Framework and Planning

Stream Core Course (One Course)

  • Advanced Analytics and Big Data in Accounting*
  • Accounting for Business Valuation and Contracting*
  • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility*

Capstone Course (One Course)

  • Accounting, FinTech and Innovation*
  • Valuation and Fundamental Analysis*
  • Advanced Corporate Control and Risk Management*

Electives (Three Courses)

  • Master of Accounting Electives (Minimum 1)
    • Corporate Finance
    • Database Design and Management
    • ESG Reporting: Concepts and Practices
    • Forensic Accounting, Fraud and Corruption
    • Fundamentals of Banking Institutions
    • International Study Field Trip
    • International Tax and Corporate Strategies
    • Principles of Management
    • Social Media and Digital Marketing Analytics
  • Other Masters Programmes ** 
    • Master of Economics
    • Master of Finance
    • Master of Finance in Financial Technology
    • Master of Global Management
    • Master of Science in Business Analytics
    • Master of Science in Marketing

Remarks:

  1. Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.
  2. The proposed concentration streams are contingent upon approval by the University Senate.


* Can be taken as an elective course, provided it is not chosen as a core/capstone course.

** Students may take up to two elective courses from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by HKU Business School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profiles, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Accounting Programme.


Take the first step to become a professional accountant, financial expert, or prospective business leader by downloading our brochure today! Click the download below and access our comprehensive brochure, offering valuable insights into our programme, faculty expertise, and scholarship we provide.


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 For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org 




Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Finance in Financial Technology


The Master of Finance in Financial Technology (MFFinTech) programme is a collaboration between three faculties: the Business School, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Faculty of Law. Our faculty members conduct cutting-edge research and bring extensive experience to cultivate FinTech talents, ensuring students receive instruction on the latest technological advancements.

The innovative curriculum combines quantitative skills with visionary thinking, incorporating big data, AI, and natural language processing techniques to analyze real-world financial projects. Students will also explore the legal aspects of FinTech, such as cybersecurity, data protection, and smart contracts.


Programme Highlight

Unprecedented Industry Demand
Hong Kong's highly efficient IT infrastructure, free capital flow, transparent financial regulations, and an independent judiciary make it a leading hub, creating significant industry demand.

Comprehensive Expertise
Our unique curriculum combines quantitative skills and visionary thinking, utilizing big data, AI, and natural language processing techniques to analyze real-world financial projects.

The HKU Heritage
Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criterias:


  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;

  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;

  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).


While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.


Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.


Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.


Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  1. Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.

  2. Fill out the application form and include referee information.

  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.

  4. Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.

  5. Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.


Please apply online at here 


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.

  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.

  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.

  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

Students must complete a total of 12 courses:


Fundamental Core Courses (Four Courses)

  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Faculty of Engineering)

  • Corporate Finance and Asset Valuation

  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

  • Regulation of Financial Markets (Faculty of Law)


Advanced Core Courses (Five Courses)

  • Advanced Financial Programming and Databases

  • Derivative Securities

  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in Finance

  • Mathematical Techniques in Finance

  • Quantitative Trading


Elective Courses (Two Courses)

  • Asian Financial Markets

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Current Topics in Finance
  • Current Topics in Financial Technology
  • Entrepreneurial Finance and Innovation Strategy
  • Entrepreneurship in Finance: Hedge Funds, Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Equity Valuation and Investment Management
  • Financial Services Regulations
  • Fund Management and Alternative Investments
  • Fundamentals of Banking Institutions
  • International Study Field Trip
  • Introduction to Cryptocurrencies and Digital Assets
  • Introduction to FinTech and its Impact on the Future of Banking and Finance
  • Real Options and Dynamic Corporate Finance
  • Renewable Energy Finance
  • Seminar in Commercial Banking and Real Estate Financing
  • Text Analytics and Natural Language Processing in Finance and FinTech


Offered by Faculty of Engineering (Maximum 1)

  • Deep Learning

  • Financial Fraud Analytics
  • Deep Learning

Offered by Faculty of Law (Maximum 1)

  •  Analytics and Natural Language Processing in Finance and FinTech
  • E-Finance: Law, Compliance and Technology Challenges
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing and Compliance Issues

Other Masters Programmes**

  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Economics
  • Master of Finance
  • Master of Global Management
  • Master of Science in Business Analytics
  • Master of Science in Marketing
  • Asian Financial Markets

Capstone Course (One Course): Big Data in Finance


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.


* Can be taken as an elective course, provided it is not chosen as a core course.

** Students may take up to two elective courses from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by HKU Business School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profiles, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Finance in Financial Technology.


Take the first step to become a prospective technology financial expert by downloading our brochure today! Click the download below and access our comprehensive brochure, offering valuable insights into our programme, faculty expertise, and scholarship we provide.


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For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org
Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Finance

The Master of Finance (MFin) Programme at HKU Business School is a one-year full-time programme that combines skills from statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering, and computer programming with knowledge in finance, accounting, economics and law.

The quantitative and comprehensive curriculum offers various streams and the option for a double concentration based on students' interests and career goals.

Students benefit from an excellent faculty, influential alumni, and mentors, along with internship opportunities with industry leaders. The HKU MFin programme has partnerships with the CFA Institute and GARP to ensure that it is in line with professional practice and prepares students for the global financial industry as well as the CFA examinations.

Programme Highlight

The Bloomberg Laboratory

The Bloomberg Laboratory at HKU Business School, set up in 2010, allows students to get real trading experience, access information used by professionals, and gain practical market knowledge and skills.


Professional Partnerships

The Master of Finance closely aligns with professional practices and adjusts to global financial market changes. Our programme is a CFA Institute University Affiliation Programme and has been accepted into the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Partnership for Risk Education.


Comprehensive Expertise

In the Master of Finance programme, students receive training not only in cutting-edge financial theory but also in mathematical, statistical, and computer skills through various streams. 


Multiple Learning Streams

The Programme offers three streams. Students may concentrate on one of the three areas, according to their interests and career aspirations.


The HKU Heritage

Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criterias:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;

  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;

  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).


While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.


Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.


Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.


Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  1. Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.

  2. Fill out the application form and include referee information.

  3. Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.

  4. Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.

  5. Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.


Please apply online at here 


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.

  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.

  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.

  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

Single Concentration


The Programme provides 3 streams:

  1. Corporate Finance

  2. Financial Engineering

  3. Risk Management. 


Students can focus on one of the three areas based on their interests and career goals.


Students must complete a total of 12 courses, including:



Double Concentration


Students can earn a degree with a double concentration in any two of the three areas if they successfully finish all core courses in both areas and two electives. Typically, students can complete a double concentration within one year.



Curriculum Structure of Master of Finance


Fundamental Core Courses (Four Courses)

  • Corporate Finance and Asset Valuation

  • Economics for Financial Analysis

  • Financial Statement Analysis and Business Ethical Standards

  • Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management


Advanced Core Courses (Four Courses)

  • Derivative Securities

  • Fixed Income Securities and Interest Rate Modelling

  • Mathematical Techniques in Finance

  • Spreadsheet Modeling in Finance


Stream Core Course (One Course)

  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring*

  • Advanced Option Pricing Models*

  • Credit Risk*


Electives (Two Courses)**

Candidates can select electives from a list of courses offered by the Master of Finance programme and other Masters Programmes at HKU Business School.


Capstone Course (One Course)

  • Advanced Corporate Finance*

  • Financial Engineering*

  • Risk Management*


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.


* Can be taken as an elective course, provided it is not chosen as a core course.

** Students may take up to two elective courses from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by HKU Business School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profiles, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Finance Programme.


Take the first step to become a prospective financial expert by downloading our brochure today! Click the download below and access our comprehensive brochure, offering valuable insights into our programme, faculty expertise, and scholarship we provide.


DOWNLOAD NOW


For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org

Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Science in Marketing


The Master of Science in Marketing (MSc(Mktg)) programme at the HKU Business School blends traditional marketing principles and strategies with cutting-edge digital analysis.


Students will learn best practices from top global firms as well as local companies in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and beyond through a comprehensive curriculum that integrates marketing insights, analytical tools, and decision frameworks. The emphasis is on learning to interpret data and apply it to marketing decisions. A variety of real-world business cases will be used to illustrate marketing concepts and theories, and students must apply these theories and concepts in exercises and projects.


The programme has a strong teaching faculty that includes many leaders in marketing technology and digital-cultural trends. We design courses that align with digital-cultural trends, in addition to fundamentals courses, such as:

  • Algorithms, Big Data and Online Marketplaces

  • Big Data Consumer Analytics

  • ESG and Marketing for Social Impact

  • Technology Innovations in Retail Banking and Consumer Finance


Students will also have the opportunity to interact with senior business practitioners, allowing them to gain an in-depth knowledge of real-world business scenarios.

Programme Highlight

Connect with Real-World Business

Senior business practitioners will be invited to share the ins and outs of the industry during classes and seminars, in addition to our faculty members. Students can also take an international study field trip as an elective course.


Well-Structured Curriculum

The Master of Science in Marketing programme emphasizes strategic training to enhance your analytical, communication, and intellectual skills. It also incorporates ethical considerations and sustainability issues with a focus on corporate profitability.


The HKU Heritage

Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;
  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).
  • While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.
  • Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.

Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

The programme consists of three sets of modules covering (1) marketing insights, (2) analytical tools, and (3) decision frameworks for marketing professionals.


It is designed with a strategic focus, offering comprehensive training to enhance your analytical, communication, and intellectual skills. The program also integrates considerations of ethics and sustainability with a focus on corporate profitability.


Students must complete a total of 10 courses including:



Core Courses (Four Courses)

  • Applied Marketing Research and Metrics

  • Consumer Insights

  • Marketing Management

  • Digital Marketing


Elective Courses (Five Courses)

  • Master of Science in Marketing Electives (Minimum 3)

    • Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communication

    • Algorithms, Big Data and Online Marketplaces

    • Big Data Consumer Analytics

    • Branding Strategy

    • Business Simulation

    • Customer Management

    • Entrepreneurial Marketing

    • ESG and Marketing for Social Impact

    • Foundational Quantitative Skills in Marketing

    • Global Marketing

    • International Business Environment

    • International Study Field Trip

    • Platform Business Models and the Sharing Economy

    • Pricing Strategies and Tactics

    • Service Marketing and Management

    • Technology Innovations in Retail Banking and Consumer Finance


  • Other Masters Programmes **

    • Master of Accounting

    • Master of Economics

    • Master of Finance

    • Master of Finance in Financial Technology

    • Master of Global Management

    • Master of Science in Business Analytics


Capstone Course (One Course)

  • Marketing Strategy Simulation


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.


** Students may also select up to two elective courses from the School's other taught postgraduate programmes, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profile, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Science in Marketing Programme.


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Introduction

Why Master of Economics

The Master of Economics (MEcon) Programme at HKU Business School aims to introduce students to the most cutting-edge developments in economics and equip them with advanced analytical tools.


Our comprehensive curriculum offers various streams, connecting economic theory to real-world business. As a student, you can participate in in-depth discussions and study China's economics from the unique perspective of Hong Kong.


The programme features a top-tier faculty, prominent economists, influential alumni, and mentors, fostering an active research environment with both internal and external collaborative opportunities. It provides a solid foundation for PhD studies, and students can pursue their PhD abroad via the Theory stream.


Programme Highlight

Flexibility and Coherence in the Courses Offered

Students can opt from a variety of courses in different streams, including Data Analysis, Policy Analysis, and Theory to match their interests and career goals.


The HKU Heritage

Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.


Applicants with a Non-Economics Background

The HKU MEcon programme welcomes candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. Those accepted without an economics background are required to complete a summer preparatory programme.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;
  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).
  • While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.
  • Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.

Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

Students have the option to specialize in one of the following streams, including Data Analysis, Policy Analysis, Theory, or Advanced Research, based on their interests and career goals.


  • The Data Analysis Stream offers in-depth training in data analysis for students aiming to work in this field.

  • The Policy Analysis Stream is appropriate for those who aim to use economic perspectives to understand and evaluate public policies.

  • The Theory Stream is designed to prepare students for future PhD studies by providing PhD course training.

  • The Advanced Research Stream focuses on developing research capabilities.


Students with a strong academic interest will be able to participate in research activities. Those in the Advanced Research Stream will have a different curriculum structure.


Students must complete a total of 10 courses including:


Applicants with a Non-Economics Background


The HKU MEcon programme welcomes candidates from diverse academic backgrounds. Those accepted without an economics background must undergo a summer preparatory programme to reinforce foundational knowledge before commencing the programme. Assessments will be held at the programme's end, and students must attend all classes and pass all assessments.


  • Time: Summer

  • 3 Preparatory Courses

    • Microeconomics (Online)

    • Macroeconomics (Online)

    • Computation and Analysis of Economic Data*

  • Assessment: Students must pass all the tests at the end of each subject

  • Remark: *Only contains the first half of the course (ECON6067 Computation and Analysis of Economic Data), students can take the course for 6 credits if they also complete the second half of the course.

Core Courses (3) - Select aligning with your chosen stream

  • Data Analysis Stream or Policy Analysis Stream:

    • Microeconomics (Select one)

      • Advanced Microeconomics

      • Microeconomic Analysis

      • Microeconomic Theory^

    • Macroeconomics (Select one) 

      • Advanced Macroeconomics

      • Macroeconomic Analysis

      • Macroeconomic Theory^

    • Econometrics (Select one)

      • Applied Econometrics

      • Econometric Theory I

  • Advanced Research Stream or Theory Stream

    • Microeconomic Theory

    • Macroeconomic Theory

    • Econometrics (Select one)

      • Applied Econometrics

      • Econometric Theory I

Stream Core Courses (3) - Select aligning with your chosen stream

  • Data Analysis Stream (Select 3)

    • Causal Inference 

    • Computation and 

    • Analysis of Economic Data 

    • Digital Economy and 

    • Big Data Analysis 

    • Economic Forecasting

    • Textual Analysis for Economists

  • Policy Analysis Stream (Select 3)

    • Competition, Regulation 

    • and Business Strategy

    • Economic Growth 

    • and Development 

    • Economic Policy I

    • Economic Policy II

    • International Macroeconomics and Finance

    • Programme Evaluation for Policy Makers

  • Advanced Research Stream │Theory Stream (Select 3)

    • Advanced Topics in Labor

    • Economics

    • Game Theory and Applications

    • Monetary Policy: Theory 

    • and Practice

    • Quantitative Macroeconomics: 

    • Data, Model and Policy

    • Quantitative Macroeconomics: 

    • Data, Model and Policy

    • Selected Topics in Macroeconomics I

    • Selected Topics in Macroeconomics II

    • Topics in Economic Research II#


Remarks:  #This course can be used to satisfy the Stream Core requirement and Capstone requirement for candidates in the Theory Stream.

Elective Courses (3 Courses)


Candidates have the option to select electives from a list of courses offered in the Master of Economics programme and other Masters Programmes at HKU Business School.

Capstone Course (One Course)


  • Data Analysis Stream : Advanced Topics in Applied Econometrics

  • Policy Analysis Stream: Advanced Topics in Economics Policy

  • Theory Stream: Topics in Economics Research II#

  • Advanced Research Stream: Research Thesis


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.


^ For candidates with strong undergraduate training in economics and mathematics

# This course can be used to satisfy the Stream Core requirement and Capstone requirement for candidates in the Theory Stream

* Can be taken as an elective course, provided it is not chosen as a core/capstone course.

** Students may take up to two elective courses from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by HKU Business School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profiles, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Economics Programme.


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Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Science in Business Analytics

The Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSc(BA)) programme at the HKU Business School provides a comprehensive curriculum aimed at developing both hard and soft skills in business analytics. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to understand data, transform it into information, and convert that information into actionable strategies.


There is currently a high demand in the industry for business analytics professionals, and the programme offers a wide range of elective options, allowing students to specialize in various focus areas. The Capstone Project is a real-world business analytics project in which students collaborate with reputable corporations in the region. In this project, students apply their newly acquired analytics knowledge and skills to real-world business problems encountered by our project sponsors.

Programme Highlight

Full Spectrum of Expertise

We offer a diverse array of courses covering statistics, decision models, business intelligence, and analytics. The courses also delve into applications such as forecasting, simulation, social media, supply chains, as well as marketing and finance.


Real World Business Project

The capstone project is a key component of the HKU MSc(BA) curriculum. Typically scheduled toward the end of the program, it provides an opportunity for you to integrate and apply the knowledge and techniques acquired in earlier courses to a real-world business analytics scenario.


The HKU Heritage

Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.

Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;
  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;
  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).
  • While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.
  • Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.

Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

Every year, we recruit students from various backgrounds to enhance the learning experience in our program. To ensure that everyone starts with a similar foundation for the upcoming studies, we conduct a Boot Camp covering fundamental concepts in mathematical techniques, programming, databases, and statistics relevant to business analytics. The Boot Camp is a compulsory course for all MSc(BA) students, comprising 30 hours of instruction and taking place before the start of the first module.


Those without a strong quantitative background can develop necessary skills through the Boot Camp, while those with existing quantitative skills can use the opportunity to update and reinforce their relevant abilities.



Our program provides a thorough learning experience covering various fields, such as big data techniques, business statistics, simulation and forecasting models, operations and supply chain management, and financial and marketing analytics. The curriculum is organized as follows:

  • Information Analytics: Understanding the fundamentals of data.

  • General Analytics: Transforming data into meaningful information.

  • Operations Analytics: Converting information into actionable strategies.

  • Capstone Course: Integrating the above three areas through real-world business projects.


You will acquire comprehensive knowledge of tools like R and Python to apply data science and analytics in a business context.


Students must complete a total of 10 courses, including:



Curriculum Structure of Master of Science in Business Analytics


Boot Camp

  • Database - 3 hours

  • Mathematics - 6 hours

  • Programming - 15 hours

  • Statistics - 6 hours


Core Courses (Four Courses)

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • Business Statistics

  • Operations Analytics

  • Quantitative Analysis Methods


Elective Courses (Five Courses)


  • Master of Science in Business Analytics Electives (Minimum 3) 

    • Accounting Analytics for Managerial Decisions

    • Big Data Analytics on the Cloud

    • Blockchain Cybersecurity Risk Analytics

    • Business Simulation

    • Database Design and Management

    • Deep Learning

    • Digital Experimentation Methods

    • Digital Innovation

    • Financial Engineering

    • Forecasting and Predictive Analytics

    • Generative Artificial Intelligence

    • Geospatial and Business Analytics

    • International Study Field Trip

    • Machine Learning

    • Marketing Analytics

    • Prescriptive Analytics

    • Quantitative Trading

    • Social Media and Digital Marketing Analytics

    • Storytelling with Data

    • Supply Chain and Logistics Management


  • Other Masters Programmes **

    • Master of Accounting

    • Master of Economics

    • Master of Finance

    • Master of Finance in Financial Technology

    • Master of Global Management

    • Master of Science in Marketing


Capstone Course (One Course)

  • Business Analytics Capstone


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.


** Students may take up to two elective courses from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by HKU Business School, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profiles, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Science in Business Analytics Programme.


Take the first step to become a professional business analyst by downloading our brochure today! Click the download below and access our comprehensive brochure, offering valuable insights into our programme, faculty expertise, and scholarship we provide.


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For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org

Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

Why Master of Global Management


The HKU Business School's Master of Global Management programme offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes knowledge at the individual, organizational, and national levels, which is necessary for effective management of global challenges. As companies are beginning to expand and leverage talents all over the world, it's crucial to have the means and ability to collaborate with people from different nationalities.


The Master of Global Management programme is designed to help students develop problem-solving skills for global management and improve their ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a global context. Due to the rapid pace of globalization, there is a strong demand in the industry for global management skills, making them a critical competency for future leaders.


Globalisation and Threats to Globalisation are Continuing


Progress

  • Information technology

  • Capital

  • Trade

  • Transportation

  • People


Barriers

  • Became reality in 2018

  • Tariff increases between trade partners (e.g. USA and China)

  • Tightened screening of foreign corporate takeovers

  • Advanced data localisation policies

  • Tightened immigration policies


Individual Careers


Benefits

  • More opportunities

  • Fewer boundaries

  • Migration across boundaries: jobs, employers, geographical, national, cultural


Challenges

  • Require knowledge of individuals, organisations and nations

  • Require abilities to resolve arising problems - apply knowledge and creativity to resolving problems


Programme Highlight

Unprecedented Industry Demand

Developing the ability to interact effectively with people from various backgrounds and nationalities, both inside and outside of an organization, can be extremely beneficial to one's career advancement.


Flexibility and Coherence in the Courses Offered

The courses are created for young graduates in both private and public sectors who have the chance or the desire to work on management issues in global contexts.


Well-Structured Curriculum

The curriculum is well-organized, providing a challenging and up-to-date learning experience to improve students' comprehension of global management issues and their effectiveness in managing within a global context.


The HKU Heritage

Position yourself as a future leader by studying at the first university in Hong Kong, recognized as one of the world's most reputable institutions. You will be part of a network of influential alumni who occupy key positions in different sectors across the region.


Admissions Requirements

For admission to the Master's Programmes, candidates must meet the following criterias:

  • Hold a recognized bachelor's degree or its equivalent;

  • Provide statements from two referees assessing their suitability for the programme;

  • Submit a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university. The minimum score requirement is TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5).


While GMAT/GRE scores are not obligatory, a high score can be viewed favorably and prove advantageous, especially in marginal cases.


Typically, interviews are not required as part of the admissions process.


Please note that TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years, while GMAT score reports remain valid for five years. For instance, if you submit your application on October 2, 2020, only TOEFL/IELTS tests taken after October 1, 2018, are considered valid. Additionally, please ensure that you arrange to submit the official test report to us on time, as the testing authorities may not issue your report once the test result has expired.

Application Procedures

Follow these steps to apply for our programme using the online application system. 

  • Create an application account in the Taught Postgraduate Online Application System.
  • Fill out the application form and include referee information.
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
  • Upload your documents to the HKU Business School TPG Application Upload System.
  • Remind your referees to use the hyperlinks sent to their official email addresses to complete the reference form.

Please apply online at here


Remarks:

  • Applications lacking necessary supporting documentation will be considered incomplete and will not be processed further.
  • Original copies of supporting documents are not required during the application stage. Candidates must only upload electronic copies of the required documents.
  • Because of the large number of applications received by HKU, your application account will be valid for only four weeks. Make sure to submit your application within this time frame or it will be lost.
  • Typically, admissions decisions are made within a month of the application deadline.

Curriculum Structure

The HKU Master of Global Management programme consists of three sets of modules that cover knowledge at the individual, organizational, and national levels, all of which are essential for effectively managing global issues.


The courses will be taught by faculty members from HKU and other leading international universities, as well as highly experienced top executives.


Students must complete a total of 10 courses including:


Core Courses (Five Courses)

  • Dynamics of Multinational Corporations

  • Entrepreneurship in Multinational Corporations

  • Global Management from Economics Perspectives

  • Issues in Current Global Management and Executive Leadership

  • Managing Across Cultures


Electives Courses (Four Courses)

  • Master of Global Management Electives * (Minimum 1)  

    • Business Lab

    • China Business Environment

    • Company Field Trip

    • Creating an Integrative Perspective on the Understanding of Global Management: Journey to C Suite

    • Creative Global Management Problem Solving

    • Economics of Strategy and Organisation

    • Formulation Global Strategy

    • International Business Environment

    • International Human Resource Management

    • Knowledge Management in Global Contexts

    • Leadership in Film

    • Management Analytics

    • Negotiation and Conflict Management

    • Serendipitous Forces

    • Strategy in the Digital World

    • Storytelling: Global Business Communication


  • ESG Electives Courses * (Minimum 3) 

    • Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility

    • ESG Reporting: Concepts and Practices

    • Green Finance and ESG (an elective course from the Master of Finance programme)

    • Impact Investing in Sustainable Technologies

    • Reinventing Management in Global Capitalism

    • Social Value and the Humanity of Leadership

    • Sustainable Management and Responsible Investment

    • Workplace Wellness


  • Other Masters Programmes Elective Courses **

    • Master of Accounting

    • Master of Economics

    • Master of Finance

    • Master of Finance in Financial Technology

    • Master of Science in Business Analytics

    • Master of Science in Marketing


Capstone Course (One Course)

  • Strategy for International Business


Remarks:


Not all of the courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year, and the above list is subject to further adjustments.

* Students have the option to specialize in the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Stream based on their interests and career goals. To complete the ESG stream, students must take at least three of the elective of the ESG elective courses.

** Students may also select up to three elective courses from the School's other taught postgraduate programmes, subject to availability and review by the Programme Director based on students' profile, capabilities, and performance in the Master of Global Management Programme.


Take the first step to become a global business expert or a future leader by downloading our brochure today! Click the download below and access our comprehensive brochure, offering valuable insights into our programme, faculty expertise, and scholarship we provide.


DOWNLOAD NOW


For any inquiries or further assistance, feel free to contact our admissions team at info@hku-vn.org

Admissions for the 2024 intake will commence in September 2023

Introduction

The HKU Business School Masters Programmes extends from one to two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students