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 organization in the current business world — which is filled with everchanging 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 organization 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 recognized degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); OR
  • a recognized degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience; OR
  • a recognized 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)

100 or above

In English Language Subject of National College Entrance Examinations (NCEE (Gaokao))

60 or above

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

550 or above

In TOFEL – Paper-based

79 or above

In TOFEL – Internet-based

6.0 or above

In IELTS

430 or above

In CET-6

Pass or above

In English written test conducted by HKMU*


OR
 equivalent

* Applicable to certain programmes only. For details, please refer to the programme information online.

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

  • a recognized 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 and applications with a recognized post-secondary qualification at QF Level 4 (or its equivalent) in a non-business area will also be considered. Instead of 60 credits, successful applicants are required to complete 80 credits for graduation including a 1-term, 20-credit course, BUS B808F Business Administration Perspectives offered in May / June or a 2-term, 20-credit course, BUS B828F Business Administration Perspectives (Two Terms) offered in September in each year.

Programme Structure and Contents

 

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 60 credits* as follows:

 

(a) 30 credits

from compulsory courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
MGT B820F
Strategy
10
BUS B860F
Applied Business Project (1 Year)
20

(b) 30 credits

from the elective courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
MGT B838F
Managing Knowledge
10
IB B890F
International Management Strategy
10
IB B891F
International Marketing Strategy
10
IB B893F
Strategic Issues for Management in the Asia Pacific Region
10
DB B879F
Leadership in the Digital Age
10

Students pursing the MBAF programme through Pathway 1 must complete 30 credits from the compulsory course and 10 credits from elective courses. (For details of Pathway 1, please refer to the Entry Requirements.)

In addition to the 60 credits (or 80 credits for Special Entry Route or 40 credits 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.

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 B808F 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.

Global Immersion Programme

In the era of globalization, 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 Global 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 Global Immersion Programme will be HK$50,370^, which do not include air passage, food, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The tuition fees do NOT include the fees for the global immersion programme. The global 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 and an English written test. The interview will be in the form of a group discussion. Candidates may be asked to conduct a discussion on current affairs and/or case analysis for the assessment of their capabilities, such as analytical skill, adaptability, interpersonal skill, presentation skill and their ability to form logical arguments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadlines applicable to all applicants (2021 Autumn Term)
  • 1st round: 31 January 2021
  • 2nd round: 31 July 2021
The application will be closed when all places are filled.
 
Non-local and mainland applicants who need to apply for a student visa to study in Hong Kong should submit the applications on or before 31 May 2021.

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