Master of Business Administration

Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Master of Business Administration  
PROGRAMME CODE
MBAF
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
STUDY DURATION
1-YEAR
2-YEAR
MODE OF STUDY
FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
 

PROGRAMME CODE

language
 

LANGUAGE

STUDY DURATION

MODE OF STUDY

 

MBAF

 

ENGLISH


1-YEAR
2-YEAR


FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE

 

PROGRAMME CODE

language

 

LANGUAGE

 

STUDY DURATION

 

MODE OF STUDY

 

MBAF

 

ENGLISH


1-YEAR
2-YEAR


FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE

About The Programme

To build a thriving organisation in the current business world — which is filled with ever-changing challenges and complexities — well integrated theoretical and practical skills as well as knowledge from multiple areas and disciplines are indispensable for managers and leaders. This programme aims at equipping students with such skills and knowledge. Interaction and collaboration in the programme further stimulate students’ creative and innovative thinking. On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of business and management theories, practice and strategies, and apply these to managing business and non-business entities.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Critically review the development and logic behind the main ideas, frameworks and theories of business and management.
  2. Critically evaluate basic analytical tools of management and apply these tools to make informed judgements.
  3. Make meaningful contributions as a leader and member in a team setting and communicate effectively as a business executive with people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Use a strategic perspective to manage an organisation effectively within the internal and external environment, taking into account of ethical and sustainability issues.

Entry Requirements

MBAF applicants to the programme must satisfy the following entry requirement:

  • a recognised degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); OR
  • a recognised degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience; OR
  • a recognised post-secondary qualification at Qualifications Framework Level 4 (or its equivalent) in a business-related area, plus at least ten years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • applicants must meet the following English language proficiency requirements if their Bachelor’s Degrees or equivalent qualifications did not adopt English as the medium of instruction.

Level 3 or above

In English Language Subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE)

60 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-delivered test (all 3 skills combined)

550 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-based

79 or above

In TOEFL – Internet-based

6.0 or above

In IELTS

430 or above

In CET-6

 

 

OR equivalent

MBAF applicants may also enter the programme through Pathway 1 if he/she meets the following entry requirement:

  • a recognised Master’s degree in business or a business-related area (or its equivalent).

Special Entry Route: Applications of non-business degree holders with less than three years of supervisory/managerial experience will also be considered. Instead of 36 credit-units, successful applicants are required to complete 48 credit-units for graduation including a 1-term, 12 credit-unit course, BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives offered in May / June or a 2-term, 12 credit-unit course, BUS 8028BEF Business Administration Perspectives (Two Terms) offered in September in each year.

Programme Structure and Contents

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 36 credit-units* as follows:

(a) 18 credit-units

from compulsory courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credit-units
BUS 8060BEF
Applied Business Project
12
MGT 8020BEF
Strategy for Competitive Advantage
6

(b) 18 credit-units

from the elective courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credit-units
DB 8079BEF
Leadership in the Digital Age
6
FIN 8033BEF
Financial and Investment Strategies for Corporate Growth
6
IB 8090BEF
International Management Strategy
6
IB 8093BEF
Developing Cohesive Strategies: The Case of Asia Pacific
6
MGT 8038BEF
Managing Knowledge
6
MKT 8041BEF
Innovative Marketing in a Dynamic World
6

Students pursing the MBAF programme through Pathway 1 must complete 18 credit-units from the compulsory course and 6 credit-units from elective courses. (For details of Pathway 1, please refer to the Entry Requirements.)

In addition to the 36 credit-units (or 48 credit-units for Special Entry Route or 24 credit-units for Pathway 1), students will need to complete additional courses required by the School after assessing their academic backgrounds, results in the admission tests, language proficiency and other relevant factors in order to facilitate effective learning of Master’s degrees in business-related areas. The specific requirements will be stipulated in the offer letter.

Professional Recognition

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)*

Graduates of the MBAF programme may claim exemptions of up to a maximum of seven papers of the ACCA examinations. For mapping of HKMU courses to be exempted for ACCA examination papers, please refer to ACCA’s website.

* In order to apply for corresponding paper exemptions, students must have completed the programme and have passed their courses at the HKMU before completion of the programme. The exact number of exemptions depends on which corresponding HKMU courses students have passed before completion of the programme at HKMU.

Association of International Accountants (AIA)

Graduates of the MBAF programme may claim exemption of the AIA Professional Examinations up to a maximum of seven papers (out of sixteen papers) on the basis of the completion of corresponding HKMU courses.

Dual Degree Programme

This programme also forms part of the Dual Degree Programme jointly offered with Toulouse School of Management (TSM), France. Selected students could join a one-year exchange at TSM. Upon graduation, students will receive two Master’s degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration at HKMU
  • Master in International Marketing of Innovation at TSM

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DURATION OF STUDY

Full-time and part-time students can normally complete the Master’s programmes in 18 and 30 months respectively. The minimum study duration for full-time students of the Master’s programmes is 1 year. The minimum study duration for part-time students of the Master’s programmes is 2 years. Students admitted through the Special Entry Route will normally start the programme 3 months earlier than other students for taking BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives.

MODE OF STUDY

The courses in the programme will be taught through face-to-face mode. The programme will accept new students in the Autumn Term only.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The language of instruction for all courses of the programme is English.

Business Transformation Immersion Programme

In the era of globalisation, market opportunities and business operations are not restricted by national boundaries. B&A is committed to preparing students for challenges in the international business environment. In view of this, a Business Transformation Immersion Programme is designed to provide students with opportunities to study and travel abroad, be exposed to the language of global business, engage with global issues and eventually become an empowered global citizen. The fees for the Business Transformation Immersion Programme will be HK$51,330^, which do not include air passage, food, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The tuition fees do NOT include the fees for the Business Transformation Immersion Programme. The Business Transformation Immersion Programme is compulsory for full-time students while optional for part-time students.

^ The fee is subject to annual review.

Admission-related Information

PROGRAMME AND APPLICATION FEES

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ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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ADMISSION INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENT

Applicants who are deemed to have fulfilled the entry requirements will be invited to attend an admission interview. The interview will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates may be asked to discuss current affairs and/or case analysis for the assessment of their capabilities, such as analytical skills, adaptability, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and their ability to form logical arguments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadlines applicable to all applicants (2023 Autumn Term)
  • 31 May 2023 (for non-local applicants requiring a student visa)
  • 31 July 2023 (for local and non-local applicants who do not require a student visa)
The application will be closed when all places are filled.

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