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An increasing number of new economic companies like AAAF (Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) are using Hong Kong as a platform to support their online business services in China and the Asia-Pacific region. This has created a great demand for smart business managers trained in Hong Kong to work in those new economic companies.

Aims of the Major

  • BBA Global Business Systems Management (GBSM) aims to prepare students to become smart business managers with combined knowledge and skills of global business, Internet technology and finance
  • Our students are required to complete two semester-long overseas exchange studies in recognized universities in Europe, North America or Asia. Various scholarships and financial aids are available for the qualified students
  • Our graduates are well equipped with soft skills of communication, problem-solving and data analytics, they are in high demand in new economic companies

What You Will Be Studying

  • Business Knowledge
  • Language and Culture Knowledge
  • Innovation, Business Model, and IS Strategy
  • Cutting-edge Technology and Analytics Knowledge
  • Consulting, Project Management, and Entrepreneurship

 

Career Prospects - what our alumni have acheived

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Hong Kong is a global business centre that connects China with rest of the world. An increasing number of technology business companies are using Hong Kong as a platform to support their global businesses in China and the region. This creates a great demand for global technology business professionals trained in Hong Kong to work in such global technology ventures.  Our graduates find jobs as business managers, technology business investors or project managers in global investment, consulting, and technology business firms (e.g., HSBC, BOC, PWC, EY, Apple, Alibaba, IBM, Accenture, etc.).

 

 
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"I work as a Financial Analyst. I use the information systems knowledge gained in my studies to work on various projects. The analytical skills and the information systems tools I gained in the major enable me and my team to deliver on these projects efficiently."

Ms. Gargi Sharma, JP Morgan Chase, Hong Kong

Hong Kong Finance - Investment Bank

Financial Analyst(Jun 2011 - 2015)

 

Professional Qualifications

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

Assoication of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Project Management Professional (PMP®) of Project Management Institute (PMI®)


Professional Qualifications

Some of the courses in the major are designed to prepare students for the following professional exams:

*PMI® and PMP® are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc
 

Bonus Features

  • One year overseas exchange studies
  • Internships at multinational corporations (MNCs)
  • Departmental industrial mentorship programme
  • IS Smart Business Scholarships

Did You Know?

  • Internet and information over the Internet is changing the way we do business today. Different from other global business majors (i.e., Global Business Studies at CUHK, Global Business at HKUST, or Global Business at CityU) in Hong Kong, we focus on global technology business with Internet+ business innovations.
  • Scholarships and financial aids are available for qualified students to participate in one-year overseas exchange studies.
  • Established in 1992, the Department of Information Systems is the largest in Hong Kong and one of the best IS departments in the world.

Student's Sharing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Graduates

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Zeng Jiaying, Cecilla
2015 BBA GBSM
Bank of China

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Wong Yat Hei, Kenneth
2015 BBA GBSM
Deloitte

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Qiu Zijun, Quenna
2015 BBA GBSM
Apple

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Cheung Ho Keung, Lewis
2015 BBA GBSM
PWC HK


 

Our Instructors

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Major Leader:

Dr. Ron Kwok

Phone: +852 3442-9599

Email: isron@cityu.edu.hk

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Deputy Major Leader:

Miss Tania LAU

Phone: +852 3442-8522

Email: tania.lau@cityu.edu.hk


Admissions Information

BBA Global Business Systems Management
工商管理學士(環球商業系統管理)

Admission Code JS1017, JS1018 (JUPAS) 1171A (Non-JUPAS)
Mode of Funding Government-funded
Mode of Study Full-time
Suggested Study Plan* Cohort 2019 - 4-year(BDIS), 4minus1
Cohort 2018 - 4-year(BDIS), 4minus1
Cohort 2017 - 4-year(BDIS), 4minus1
Cohort 2016 - 4-year(BDIS), 4minus1
Cohort 2015 - 4-year
Cohort 2014 - 4-year

Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor Miss Tania LAU
tania.lau@cityu.edu.hk
Major Leader Dr Ron Kwok
PhD (Information Sytstems)
isron@cityu.edu.hk
Deputy Major Leader

Miss Tania LAU
MBusSys, BBusSys
tania.lau@cityu.edu.hk

General Enquiries

 

 

 

 

 

 

E-mail: BBAIS@cityu.edu.hk

Telephone: +852 3442 8521

WhatsApp: (852) 5643-8169

Wechat: BBAIS_CityU

Facebook: BBAIS CityU

Linkedin: BBAIS CityU

Instagram: BBAIS CityU

Website: www.cityu.edu.hk/is/BBAIS

* IS Department reserves the right to make adjustments to the course offering pattern whenever appropriate. Programme structure, course codes and course titles are subject to continuous review and changes without prior notice.

Curriculum

1. Major Core Courses (15 credit units)
Course Code Course Title  Level  Credit Units
IS3430 Systems Analysis and Design B3 3
IS4532 Global Project Management B4 3
IS4632 Global Business Systems Strategy and Tactical Management B4 3
IS4650 Global Business Technology Consulting B4 3
IS4940 Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation B4 3
2. Major Electives (15 credit units)

Group A*:
Students are required to take 0-1 course (0-3 credit units) from the following table. (Apart from the elective courses below, students may also choose to take other language courses subject to Major Leader’s approval.)

Course Code Course Title  Level  Credit Units Remarks
AISXXXX Japanese Language (Level 1-6) B2/3/4 3 Students are suggested to take any ONE course# as an elective from among AIS2930 (Level 1)/AIS2931 (Level 2)/AIS3932 (Level 3)/AIS3933 (Level 4)/AIS4994 (Level 5)/AIS4995 (Level 6)
AISXXXX Korean Language (Level 1-5) B2/3/4 3 Students are suggested to take any ONE course^ as an elective from among AIS2973 (Level 1)/AIS2974 (Level 2)/AIS3982 (Level 3)/AIS3983 (Level 4)/AIS4406 (Level 5)
CAH2905 Asia-Pacific Capital Markets and Standards of Practice B2 3  
LTXXXX Students can enroll in any ONE of the European Language courses offered by Department of Linguistics and Translation as an elective B2/3/4 3  

 

Remarks: *Students are not allowed to take courses in their native language.

#Students who have enrolled in any ONE of the above-mentioned Japanese Language courses will be required to take the language placement test which is offered by Department of Asian and International Studies (AIS), in order to test the enrolled students’ Japanese proficiency. The Course Leader might

require those students with higher proficiency in Japanese to enroll in another higher level Japanese Language course.

^Students who have enrolled in any ONE of the above-mentioned Korean Language courses will be required to take the language placement test which is offered by AIS Department, in order to test the enrolled students’ Korean proficiency. The Course Leader might require those students with higher proficiency in Korean to enroll in another higher level Korean Language course.

Group B: Students are required to take 1-2 courses (3-6 credit units) from the following table. (Apart from the elective courses below, students may also choose to take other CB courses subject to Major Leader’s approval.)

Course Code Course Title  Level  Credit Units Remarks
AC3202 Corporate Accounting I B3 3 (1)
AC3252 Accounting and Taxation Systems in the Chinese Mainland B3 3 (1)
CB3602 Global Business Culture and Management B3 3  
EF3331 Asia-Pacific Capital Markets and Standards of Practice B3 3 (1)
EF3333 Financial Systems, Markets and Instruments B3 3 (1)
MGT3306 Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management B3 3 (1)
MGT4227 International Business B4 3 (1)
MKT3603 Consumer Behaviour B3 3 (1)
MS3124 Global Supply Chain Management B3 3 (1)

 

Remarks: (1) Subject to fulfilling pre-requisite requirements


Group C: Students are required to take 2-4 courses (6-12 credit units) from the following table. (Apart from the elective courses below, students may also choose to take other IS courses subject to Major Leader’s approval.)

 

Course Code Course Title  Level  Credit Units Remarks
IS2240 Python Programming for Business B2 3  
IS2502 Social Media and Social Networks B2 3  
IS2505 E-Business B2 3  
IS3000 Management of Global Technology Business Services B3 3  
IS3100 Techniques for Big Data B3 3  
IS3230 Java Programming for Business B3 3  
IS3331 Database Management B3 3  
IS3501 Cybersecurity for Business B3 3  
IS4040 Global Technology Business Ventures B4 3  
IS4238 / IS4239 Internship I / II B4 3  
IS4333 Human-Computer Interaction for Business B4 3  
IS4335 Data Visualization B4 3  
IS4823 Knowledge Management for Global Business B4 3 (1)
IS4834 Business Intelligence and Analytics B4 3  
IS4837 Delivery Systems for Financial Services B4 3  
IS4937 / IS4938 Information Management Consulting Project I / II B4 3 (1)

Remarks: (1) Subject to fulfilling pre-requisite requirements

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