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Department of Information Systems holds 2nd award ceremony
Outstanding GBSM Student Sharing – Francis CHAN
15 July 2014

Everybody had a dream when he/she was young, how many of them really paved their ways to fulfill their dreams? A GBSM year 2 student, Francis Chan, actively participates in different competitions and broadens his exposures to realize his dream.

"I take great pride as a year 2 student majoring in Global Business Systems Management (GBSM) in City University of Hong Kong. Studying under the College of Business has always been very competitive, yet, fulfilling and enjoyable. I believe that being a student does not only mean excelling at our basic responsibility, studying, but also pursuing dreams and goals in our lives, outside our curriculum. Doing so will never be possible if my department does not support me from behind. In this recent semester, I stepped out from my comfort zone, trying things that I have never done before and, surprisingly, the results turned out to be quite satisfying."

He took part in the Project CG! 2014 Marketing Competition alongside with his teammates from other colleges and majors in late 2013. The competition required each team to compete with representatives from all the other universities in HK by completing four different marketing tasks for four independent companies, namely, Bausch & Lomb, Benefit, HSBC and Estée Lauder Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. Francis and his teammates had to create an array of marketing elements, including composing an original song's music video, holding huge campaigns and competitions at school and in public to arouse interests. "None of us major in Marketing, so all these were new to us and, frankly, challenging. But we dared to try and err. In the end, although we were not the overall champion, we were still entitled to three awards, including the awards for winning two out of four marketing tasks in role."

Apart from the marketing competition, Francis also received an aviation scholarship earlier this year awarded by a local pilot school, Aero Institute Hong Kong (AI-HK), a big leap to his dream-come-true. Aero Institute Hong Kong (AI-HK) was founded by an airline pilot. This scholarship includes a ground theory course and round trip air tickets to Sydney, Australia for 10 hours flight training.

"I have always dreamt of becoming an airline pilot since the age of 8. My aspiration was not only due to the famous local drama "Triumph in The Skies" a decade ago but mostly because of the fact that I have never lived a day without seeing an airplane due to living close to the old Kai Tak and the new Chek Lap Kok airport which sparked my never-stopping curiosity and immense affection towards planes and skies." He started taking concrete steps in realizing his dream last summer by studying pilot’s knowledge handbook, airports facts and figure for self-learning during free time after his academic studies and also flying flight simulation etc.

The selection processes lasted about 4 months, 4 stages, with English test, Group exercise, Individual Panel interview and a final chat with the founder of AI-HK. "The screening process was thorough and harsh, and I had a hard time going through those. However, with that said, I managed to struggle through one stage to the other and was finally awarded the only place for this scholarship in late June."

Being the first person entitled to this scholarship and with all the trainings and resources Francis have gained access to, this is genuinely a huge step towards his career goal.

"I have always believed that no matter how hard and new things are, there is always room for me to try. And though, through this journey, I fell, I failed, I have never been competing with the others but myself. I have only been trying my best in improving myself and learning through the mistakes I made which, I would say, is good enough for me."

Never lose faith in what one can do, always test the limits. For Francis, "Sky's not even the limit".

Francis CHAN Wai Kit
BBA4 (GBSM) Cohort 2012 Student

Outstanding Alumni Sharing - Global FMCG Group
15 July 2014

IS Department nurtures smart business leaders. You can learn more from our alumni / fresh graduate's sharing:

IS Department gave me different opportunities to realize my dream to be a smart business leader in a global firm, e.g. I have 2 internship opportunities from the department, one is in a listed company to be a eCommerce specialist to help proposing ideas to top management, another one is in a 4As global advertising agency to be media executive to help managing digital advertising campaigns.

IS Department is not only full of relevant internship chances for us, but also scholarship chances, e.g. I got six scholarships from department, government, and business sector)

These experiences built a very strong foundation for me to secure a management trainee position in a global FMCG group. I believe my fellow classmates would realize their dreams through the Department's support.

Management Trainee (Global FMCG Group)
NG Wei Yin Raymond (2014 BBA Information Management Graduate)

Outstanding Alumni Sharing - Global Investment Bank
15 July 2014

IS Department nurtures smart business leaders. You can learn more from our alumni / fresh graduate's sharing:

After graduation, I joined a European investment bank as a graduate trainee under the capital market department. Hong Kong is playing an important role in financial products’ trading platform, as a graduate trainee in the capital market department, I need to manage transaction data related to hundreds of millions dollar amount per minute, this is why I took up the challenge to use the knowledge and skills I learned in my study in Department of Information Systems, e.g. business intelligence, data management, systems analysis and design.

Department of Information Systems provided me a very good foundation of knowledge and skills related to financial services, how to manage large amount of data efficiently and how to use systems to improve processes. These are very practical and useful skills for graduates who want to join financial services industry.

IT finance would be a big trend in the near future for different banks to compete, equipping yourselves with information management skills would be a big advantage to enhance your competitiveness.

Capital Market Operation Trainee (Global Investment Bank)
LAU Wing Chung (2014 BBA E-Commerce Graduate)

Outstanding Alumni Sharing - Facebook
15 July 2014

IS Department nurtures smart business leaders. You can learn more from our alumni / fresh graduate's sharing:

Being able to stand out from 3000 job applicants of a MNC is not easy. Courses offered by IS Department helped me in building a solid foundation in areas like SEM, SEO, keyword search, CPC, CPM, etc. The courses are very up-to-date with business trends (e.g. IS4246 Digital Marketing and CRM, GE1206 Accelerating Professional Growth on the Web) which enabled me to impress interviewers from Facebook for my graduate job in Client Solutions Analyst.

To join MNC, global vision is essential, IS Department and CB supports students to explore globally by providing unique internship chances and scholarships, e.g. I have been to USA and South Africa to do cultural exchange, which built up my global soft skills and made me more independent.

Client Solutions Analyst, Facebook
ZHANG Chi Jerry (2014 BBA E-Commerce Graduate)

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神魔之塔=港版WhatsApp?
4 March 2014

本港手機遊戲《神魔之塔》開發商Magic Feature,獲得雲遊(484)以7000萬美元(約5.5億港元)入股20%,公司估值27億元。

商學院全球排名第46 亞太區位居第二
11 January 2014

美國德克薩斯州大學達拉斯分校公佈全球100所最佳商學院排行榜,顯示香港城市大學商學院在全球排名第46,在亞太區位居第二。

此項調查分析了二十多種著名商業學術期刊,從而得出排名;這些期刊多數也獲選列入英國《金融時報》的最佳45種商業期刊和美國《商業周刊》的最佳20種商業期刊,這兩份國際性報章各自分析其所選期刊,以研究世界各地的最佳商學院。

商學院院長嚴厚民教授說:「這是我們商學院同仁、學生及城大校友不懈努力的成果。」

嚴教授說:「我們的使命是站在國際前列,引領商業理念和商學知識的開拓,成為立足中國、服務全球的商學教育樞紐。德克薩斯州大學達拉斯分校最新公佈的排名,反映我們持續取得成就。」

城大商學院同時擁有國際管理教育協會(AACSB International)及歐洲品質改善系統(EQUIS)的優質課程認證。根據德克薩斯州大學達拉斯管理學院公佈的商學院排名榜,城大商學院2012年排名全球第69位,2013年排名全球第63位。

IS Students rewarded for business plan for dental health
27 January 2014

A team of business students from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) won the championship in the degree category in the ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2013 with a business plan titled “Crescent Moon: Mobile Dental Clinic Services for Elderly”.

CISA®, CISM® & CRISC® Briefing Seminar in Hong Kong
20 January 2014

The Information Systems Audit and Control Association China Hong Kong Chapter (ISACA China HK Chapter) will conduct a briefing seminar on Tuesday, 18 February 2014. Those who are interested in knowing more about CISA®, CISM® & CRISC® certification or have prepared to register for the next CISA®, CISM® & CRISC® exams in June 2014 are welcome to attend.

裝備自己 迎接大數據時代
Congratulations to the two 2013 INFORMS ISS Design Science award winners Chuan Hoo Tan, City University of Hong Kong
17 January 2014

Congratulations to the two 2013 award winners

Winner 1: Outstanding Design Science Project
Awardees: Juliana Sutanto ETH Zurich, Chuan Hoo Tan, City University of Hong Kong and Chee Wei Phang, Fudan University.

Project Title: Design of Privacy-safe Personalized Content Offering.