CB Double Major

The College of Business offers you greater flexibility in planning your studies through a College Double Major. You can enjoy the advantages of both breadth of learning and in-depth study so you can go for a greater range of potential career opportunities. Grab the chance now!

Why go for a double major?

Gain more options in the job market
A double major offers diverse learning experiences for you – our future business leaders. It is a great way to expand your skills set, experience multiple fields of study, and gain exposure to different professions and industries. A double major offers you the opportunity to develop a mix of soft and hard skills in the context of a global mindset. It is also valuable in terms of gaining wider hands-on experience in internships. So, when it comes to career planning, you will have a greater variety of experience to draw upon, more networking opportunities, and more options in the job market.

Learn foundational technologies
A double major also gives you a greater chance of learning some of the foundational technologies of our time. Whatever your job, it is likely that some variant of AI, big data, or blockchain is going to play an increasing role in your working life. In an era where “Careers and learning are real time, all the time”i, the very concept of career is being shaken to its core.

Learn more skills
Some experts say the half-life of a learned skill is just five years. That means the skill you learn loses half its value within five years. So, a double major - incorporating cutting-edge foundational technologies – makes for a good insurance policy, enabling your skills set to stay relevant just that bit longer. Grab the chance now!

Eligibility

  • BBAU4 students admitted in 2018-19 & onwards
  • A minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • Fulfil other specific requirements* by respective Majors
Major Specific requirements*˄
AC Good results in CB2100
BE Good results in CB2400
FIN Good results in CB2400
IFMG Good results in CB2500
Major Specific requirements*˄
MGMT At least Grade B for CB2300
BANL Nil
BOM Nil
MKT DSE English >= Level 4, or
IELTS (overall) >=6.5
 

˄ subject to changes by the major

Effective from

  • 2019-20 Academic Year

Double Major Students can enjoy the followings

  • Pre-registration of classes
  • Consultation of courses
  • Internship opportunities
  • Career activities

Important dates

25 Feb – 1 Mar CB Double Major Information Week [ Details ]
1 – 18 Jul Application on CB website [ Application form ]
19 – 31 Jul  Approval by Home Major and Second Major Departments
5 – 9 Aug Results announcement - Students can view the application results in AIMS, and no separate emails will be issued for unsuccessful applications.

Contact

Major Leader & Second Major Leader

Department Major Major Leader  Second Major Leader Email
AC Accountancy Mr. WONG Sunny Mr. WONG Sunny
EF Business Economics Dr. HAN Xu Dr. HAN Xu
EF Finance Prof. WANG Junbo Prof. WANG Junbo
IS Global Business Systems Management Dr. LI Xin Prof. MA Jian
IS Information Management Dr. XU David Prof. MA Jian
MGT Management Dr. KWAN Andy Dr. KWAN Andy
MKT Marketing Dr. FOK Vincent Dr. FOK Vincent
MS Business Analysis Dr. YEUNG Iris Dr. YUEN Sammy
MS Business Operations Management Dr. SHUM Stephen Dr. YUEN Sammy

FAQ

Q. Do students need to defer studies?
A. As long as you follow a study plan and complete the courses accordingly, normally no deferral is required. You are advised to consult programme leaders in each department on your study plans.
   
Q. Will there be more available Major pairs?
A. The suggested pairs at the initial stage of double major implementation are to be reviewed annually and will be adjusted according to demand. 
   
Q. Can I participate if I am from an intake before 2018?
A. You cannot participate in the CB Double Major arrangement if you are from an intake before 2018. You have to fulfill the original curriculum requirement of your admitted year. However, if you have a strong interest in declaring a Second Major, you can apply through CityU Academic Regulations and Records Office (ARRO): http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/arro/content.asp?cid=329
   
Q. What is the difference between CB’s and ARRO’s Second Major declaration?
A. The CB Double Major application process is held in the summer time of Year 1 study. Whereas, the ARRO’s application process is held in Year 2 to Year 3 study.
   
Q. Can I apply under the BBA Double Major Arrangement if I am an ASI or ASII student?
A. No, the programme structures for ASI and ASII students are not feasible under this arrangement, but all students including these ASI and ASII students can declare a double major per University Guidelines.
   
Q. Will there be any suggested study plan for recommended major pairs for reference?
A. Yes, please click below links to view the suggested study plan for reference only as it is subject to changes by the major departments.
BE - BANL FIN - AC FIN - BANL FIN - IFMG_BI
IFMG_ISA - AC IFMG_BI - BANL IFMG_ISSN - MKT MKT - BANL
FIN - MKT BANL - MGMT BOM - MGMT BOM - MKT
   
Q. Can I apply if I am a student either from the Department of EF / IS / MS?
A. Yes, you can.  You are advised to do it after the majors allocation results are released.
   
Q. Can I submit more than 1 application?
A. No.  If you submit more than 1 application, only the last submission will be considered.