Courses for Concentration

Accounting

AC5521 - Cost and Management Accounting (3 credits)
The course aims to give students an introduction cost and management accounting for internal reporting and decision making purposes; familiarity with cost terminology, and management accounting reports; the ability to apply numerical techniques to solve short run decision making problems; and the skill to interpret financial and non-financial performances measures in business.

AC6513 - Corporate Accounting (3 credits)
This course aims to develop students' conceptual skills and professional competence in the accounting for different forms of business combinations, capital reductions and reorganizations in compliance with the regulatory and financial framework in Hong Kong; provide students with an in-depth understanding of the underlying accounting concepts and accounting standards governing the preparation of financial statements for a Group under Hong Kong Financial Reporting Standards (HKFRSs) for external users.

AC6541 – Auditing (3 credits)
This course aims to introduce students to the audit practice environment and foundations for audit judgement of (1) provide knowledge of the regulatory, legal and reporting framework of auditing in Hong Kong; (2) provide knowledge of basic principles, objectives and ethical requirements of auditing; (3) develop analytical ability to identify risks in auditing; (4) develop practical skills to conduct an audit, individually and with a team; (5) develop communication skills for effective communication both in the written and verbal forms.

AC6551 - Advanced Taxation (3 credits)
The course is designed to provide students with knowledge about taxes relating to property, salaries and profits, tax depreciation allowances, personal assessment, anti-tax avoidance, tax management, stamp duty and tax administration; develop students’ analytical ability to solve technical tax problems in a systematic way, with consideration to tax and non-tax issues; develop students’ generic skills in interpersonal interaction, working individually and in team situations; develop students’ ethical outlook and sense of professional integrity when dealing with tax related issues.

AC6560 - Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce a variety of topics about the systems used by a company to process its accounting information. The course focuses on automated accounting information systems as a tool to understand and integrate processes, process activities and data, perform analysis, and create information to facilitate managerial decision-making.

FB5142 - Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)
This course aims to provide students with in-depth understanding of some major topics in corporate finance. Topics covered include several theories of capital structure, market anomalies, investment banking and securities issuance, leverage buyouts, private equity valuation, venture capital term sheets, syndicated loans, investment banking innovations, and credit default swaps.

FB5690 - Corporate Governance (3 credits)
This course enables students to integrate ethics into how effective corporate governance should be structured and operated within the modern corporate setting, having regard to legal arrangements and social economic theories.

FB6700 MBA Project (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a vehicle for students to relate theory to practice and to demonstrate enhanced managerial competence through the investigation and analysis of a significant business problem in a chosen area of management operation or strategy, and by the implementation of appropriate proposals to tackle the business problem.

Finance

EF5050 Derivatives and Risk Management (3 credits)
This course aims to introduce the students to the use, pricing and hedging of basic financial derivatives such as futures, forwards, options and swaps and the principles of financial risk management. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply a variety of derivatives models; use options, futures contracts, and swaps to do arbitrage and to form hedging portfolios; and use derivative securities to manage the risk of financial assets.

EF5070 Econometrics (3 credits)
This course aims to equip the students with the knowledge and skills of econometric modelling and empirical investigations in economics and finance. It also equips the students with the skills to use computer software to carry out econometric analysis. The computer skill is essential for students who wish to pursue further studies or a professional career in economics, finance or related disciplines. Real-world economic and finance data will be used in this course to help students to master different econometric methods. By combining the knowledge acquired in class with software skills students will be able to discover how to apply econometric models to test economic and finance theories, and to predict economic time series. They will discover the econometrics tools and design econometric models to come up with effective solutions for a wide range of real-life questions.

FB5142 - Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)
This course aims to provide students with in-depth understanding of some major topics in corporate finance. Topics covered include several theories of capital structure, market anomalies, investment banking and securities issuance, leverage buyouts, private equity valuation, venture capital term sheets, syndicated loans, investment banking innovations, and credit default swaps

EF5143 - International Financial Management (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a framework for analysing financial decisions relating to international risk management, financing, and investment. These are decisions faced by chief financial officers (CFOs) who aim to maximize firm value and by investment bankers, analysts or fund managers who aim to determine the value of the firm given its financial decisions. The course also aims to enable students to apply the international framework to understanding issues and solving problems in real-world settings independently.

EF5157 - Fixed Income Securities (3 credits)
This course aims at introducing to students the analytical techniques, institutions, products, and applications in debt markets. It will also develop students’ creative and innovative abilities through numerous assessment tasks/activities that involve the discovery and innovative process. Lectures are designed to help students develop their discovery abilities through class discussions and circumstance simulation. Lectures will focus on basic concepts and framework. Students are expected to discover the methodology of interest rate models and applications.

EF5342 - Monetary & Financial Systems (3 credits)
The objective of the course is to provide students with a framework to understand the operations of the major monetary and financial systems and their general equilibrium effects on an aggregate economy. The course encourages students to understand the macroeconomic effects of financial frictions. In particular, to understand causes of financial crises, students will see various factors in financial markets that significantly affect real economic activities. The course will develop student abilities to critically evaluate and formulate economics policies by applying empirical evidence and relevant theoretical models regarding monetary and financial systems.

FB5153 - Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (3 credits)
This course studies classical portfolio theory and standard asset pricing models at an introductory level. After completing the course, students are expected to be able to apply the fundamental principles to analyse stocks and bonds investment problems, formulate trading strategies, and manage financial portfolios. In particular, students will apply the theories and models of portfolio management and act as financial advisors. They will come up with portfolios for their clients and calculate and interpret the risks and returns. This is an introduction to a client-facing career and will encourage students to apply their knowledge in an innovative manner.

FB6700 MBA Project (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a vehicle for students to relate theory to practice and to demonstrate enhanced managerial competence through the investigation and analysis of a significant business problem in a chosen area of management operation or strategy, and by the implementation of appropriate proposals to tackle the business problem.

FB6707 - Workshops on Practical Investing Strategies (3 credits)
This course emphasises on the practical size of investing strategies. Students will learn their objectives of investing; understand what investing really means; types of asset; understand their own attitude to risk and EQ; formulate an investment plan; fundamental analysis; technical analysis; trading strategies; stock picking and property investment.

FB6710 - Expert Lectures on Financial Markets (3 credits)
The course gives students a unique opportunity to learn and discuss the latest developments faced by financial markets and put in practice by leading practitioners in the broad area of finance. The course will be taught by a pool of industry experts who will engage in interactive discussions of current issues in their area of expertise. On completion, students will have a rounded knowledge and appreciation of the key issues that the finance industry faces in Hong Kong, the Asia-Pacific region and across international markets. They may also have the opportunity to discuss their future career choices with industry mentors. 

Information Management

AC6560 - Accounting Information Systems (3 credits)
This course is designed to introduce a variety of topics about the systems used by a company to process its accounting information. The course focuses on automated accounting information systems as a tool to understand and integrate processes, process activities and data, perform analysis, and create information to facilitate managerial decision-making.

IS5740 - Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems (3 credits)
Students will learn concepts and applications of information technology of enhancing management decision making and management support. Students will develop hands-on skills for solving business problems analytically and with appropriate business intelligence technologies.

IS5743 - Information Technology Based Organization Transformation (3 credits)
Students will learn how to strategically transform organizations through dramatic process transformation. Students will have hands-on management experiences in scoping of a business process, business process modelling, analysis, and redesign, applying generic strategies for business process redesign, principles and tactics for business process redesign, IT integration in the context of redesigned business processes, organization change management, and analysing critical success factors for organization transformation.

IS6321 - Business Intelligence Applications (3 credits)
Students will learn knowledge and skills so as to carry out real-world business intelligence tasks professionally by emphasizing the use of analytics tools and the management of these tools.

IS6423 - Leading Risk Management Initiatives with Big Data (3 credits)
Students will learn how lead risk management initiatives with the latest technologies and processes involved with big data.

IS6523 - Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management (3 credits)
Students will learn how to apply key security technical concepts and tools and the IT risks management to identify and counteract possible threats facing the business organizations. They will also learn how to evaluate different types of audit principles, controls framework, evidence collection and evaluation techniques in the context of Electronic Commerce.

IS6921 - Knowledge Management (3 credits)
Students will learn the key concepts of applying knowledge management to enable organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantages. Students will have hands on experiences simulating the management role of applying knowledge management processes and technologies to support knowledge management problems common in corporations.

FB6700 MBA Project (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a vehicle for students to relate theory to practice and to demonstrate enhanced managerial competence through the investigation and analysis of a significant business problem in a chosen area of management operation or strategy, and by the implementation of appropriate proposals to tackle the business problem.

FB6711 - Data Analytics with Business Applications  (3 credits)
This course aims to provide an introduction to discover hidden information from business data using data mining techniques with the aid of SAS Enterprise Miner software.

Marketing

FB5632 - e-Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge of marketing opportunities and imperatives created by the Digital Marketing Age. The course also provides a practical overview of modern digital customer relationship marketing.

FB6603 - Consumer Behaviour (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and understanding of the theories in Psychology, Sociology and Anthropology, which are essential to the study of consumer behaviour. The course involves discussion topics related to consumer decision models, psychological processes, and social and environmental forces that shape consumer behaviour.

FB6622 - Services Marketing (3 credits)
This course enables students to understand the characteristics of service; identify and address the marketing-relevant differences between services and goods and understand and address the current challenges in marketing services.

FB6700 MBA Project (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a vehicle for students to relate theory to practice and to demonstrate enhanced managerial competence through the investigation and analysis of a significant business problem in a chosen area of management operation or strategy, and by the implementation of appropriate proposals to tackle the business problem.

FB5612 - Applied Marketing Research (3 credits)
This course aims to improve students’ problem definition skills; introduce students to different stages of the marketing research process; demonstrate the use of marketing research information in managerial decision making; and enable students to become an effective decision maker.

MKT5646 - Integrated Marketing Communications (3 credits)
This course aims to develop and improve students’ knowledge and skills on the concepts and practice in the planning, implementation and evaluation of an effective integrated marketing communication campaign.

MKT6613 - Brand Marketing: A Chinese Cultural Perspective (3 credits)
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the important knowledge, frameworks and concepts of brand marketing from a Chinese cultural perspective. Students will involve in applying the knowledge, frameworks, and concepts to real world situations.

MKT6614 - Database Marketing: Models and Analysis (3 credits)
This course aims to orient students to the theory and concepts associated with using database to enhance marketing programs and build stronger relationship with customers. Applications of database marketing concepts and tools to real world cases will be covered.

MKT6615 - Marketing Engineering (3 credits)
This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the role of analytical techniques and computer models in enhancing marketing decisions in modern enterprises. Successful examples of marketing engineering as well as a software toolkit for the decision-making process will be provided. Ethics in marketing decision making will be emphasized. The focus is to foster and enhance students’ skills in making IT-intensive marketing decisions.

Supply Chain Management

FB6508 - Global Business Management (3 credits)
This course aims to develop students with knowledge and skills to analyse and develop sources of a firm’s global competitive advantage; conduct country analysis; configure a firm’s global value chain; conduct international entry analysis; manage in complex, host country environments; optimize strategies for late movers in internationalization; understand local firms’ responses to international challenges in addition to understand and manage the demands and challenges posed by international corporate social responsibility.

FB6700 MBA Project (3 credits)
This course aims to provide a vehicle for students to relate theory to practice and to demonstrate enhanced managerial competence through the investigation and analysis of a significant business problem in a chosen area of management operation or strategy, and by the implementation of appropriate proposals to tackle the business problem.

FB6711 - Data Analytics with Business Applications  (3 credits)
This course aims to provide an introduction to discover hidden information from business data using data mining techniques with the aid of SAS Enterprise Miner software.

FB6721 - Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of supply chain management. It exposes students to the key trends and management issues of the supply chain and provides students with the requisite knowledge and skills to design and manage supply chain, analyse and improve the supply chain performance, and apply information technology and the theory of objective alignment to coordination supply chain.

MS5223 - Project Management (3 credits)
The course aims to provide students with basic concepts and systematic approaches for effective project management. Students will be trained to apply the concepts and methods of project management with the use of case exercises and case studies. At the completion of the course, students will be equipped with quantitative techniques for effective project planning, scheduling, cost control and estimation. Prevalent industrial software package on project management will be used for the teaching and learning.

MS5314 - Service Quality Management (3 credits)
This course endeavours to create a bridge between the theory and practice of service quality management. By understanding of the needs, wants, and desires of the customer and who the customer is, students can expect to learn some workable approaches, tools, and methods necessary for real service quality improvement. It also enables students to develop their analytical ability in using statistical tools for quality management, and provides an understanding of service quality improvement approaches and tools.

MS5315 - Workshops on Logistics & Supply Chain Management (3 credits)
This workshop aims to provide students with both an overview and in-depth knowledge about the implementation issues, major challenges, and the best and the local practices of logistics and supply chain management.

MS6322 - Transportation Logistics (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the enterprise-crossing transportation logistics interrelated with supply chain management under a unified principle of winning-before-doing, which can explain the so-called Wal-Mart model in which a "factory" is a virtual logistics network of multiple production firms.

MS6323 - Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with concepts, principles and methods for procurement and develop students' ability to perform the strategic sourcing and procurement. With real world situations of strategic sourcing and procurement through the use of practical examples and case studies, it provides students with the latest development of procurement discipline. The topics include purchasing function, quality management for goods and services, controlling prices and costs, vendor selection, sourcing & market analysis, competitive bidding and negotiation, commodity buying, capital buying, service buying, strategic sourcing and procurement, and e-procurement.

MS6233 - E-logistics and Enterprise Resource Planning (3 credits)
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes in business logistics and supply chain management. In particular, students will study E-logistics and Enterprise Resource Planning. E-logistics provides a means to coordinating information, materials, equipment and money flows across the supply chain, which enables companies to shop, commit, execute and settle their logistics transactions electronically. Enterprise Resource Planning is a large computer system that integrates application programs in accounting, sales, manufacturing, and other functions in a firm. Enterprise Resource Planning is the backbone for E-logistics. The integration is accomplished through a database shared by all the application programs.