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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW
Programme Name: Master of Science in Business and Data Analytics (Information Systems Management Stream)
Programme Code: P84
Mode of programme: Combined
Normal duration: 1 year (Full-time)
  2 years (Part-time)
Source of funding: Non-Government Funded
  Minimum credits required: 30
Tuition fees: $7,200 per credit unit
Programme leader: Dr. Raymond Yiu Keung Lau
Prof. Alan Wan
Contact: WeChat: MSCISM (Email: yingwl2228@cityu.edu.hk), (Phone: +852 3442 8374)
Website: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/is/msbda/

Introduction

The MSc in Business and Data Analytics (MScBDA) programme aims to cultivate students with professional knowledge of business data analytics through active learning of the theories, methods, supporting techniques across a wide range of knowledge areas such as applied statistics, big data management, data mining and social media analytics.

The MScBDA programme currently has two major streams: Information Systems Management (ISM) and Quantitative Analysis for Business (QAB).  The information given on this website pertains to the MScBDA (ISM) stream, which replaces the MScISM programme offered by the Department of Information Systems prior to 2020/2021.  For information on the MScBDA (QAB) stream, please click here

Potential applicants of the MScBDA (ISM) programme are the graduates of:

  • accounting, economics and finance;
  • business, management, marketing and administration;
  • computer science and mathematics;
  • engineering;

and whose career path has led them in the direction where business data analytics and management has a significant role.

Programme Hightlights

  • Helping Bachelor degree holders of any disciplines to enter the Business Data Analytics profession
  • Maximum 5 student scholarships (HK$10,000 each)
  • Students can join a free exchange programme (one semester) offered by partnering Northern America, Europe, or Asian universities 
  • Apart from coursework-based electives, students of the ISM stream can take 3 or 6 credits practical business data analytics projects
  • The ISM stream is mainly managed by the IS Department, while the QAB stream is mainly managed by the MS Department

Programme Structure (2020/21 Cohort Onward​)

Core Courses (6 courses - 18 credits)

IS5413   Database Management Systems​  (3 credits, Sem B)
IS5941   Big Data and  Social Media Analytics  (3 credits, Sem A)
IS5312   Advanced Business Software Construction  (3 credits, Sem B)
MS5217  Statistical Data Analysis (3 credits, Sem A)
MS5218  Applied Linear Statistical Models (3 credits, Sem A)
MS6711  Data Mining (3 credits, Sem B) 

 

Elective Courses (4 courses - 12 credits)

Information Systems Management (ISM) Stream  (preferrably 3 courses from the following list)

IS5740   Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems​  (3 credits, Sem A)
IS6400   Business Data Analytics  (3 credits, Sem B)
IS6200   Blockchain Technology and Business Applications  (3 credits, Sem B) 
IS6321   Business Intelligence Applications​  (3 credits, Sem A) 

The remaining one course can be chosen from any postgraduate elective courses offered by any departments within CB. Some electives of the IS Department are as follows:  

IS6914  Information Systems Management Project  (3 credits, Sem A) 
IS5311  Business Software Construction  (3 credits, Sem A) 
IS5540  Project Management and Quality Assurance  (3 credits, Sem A) 

 

 
ADMISSION
Bachelor degree holders from any disciplines with the curricula covering appropriate mathematical knowledge (e.g., statistics or discrete mathematics). [...]
AIMS
This programme aims to cultivate students with professional knowledge of business data analytics through active learning of the theories, methods, supporting techniques across a wide range of knowledge areas such as applied statistics, big data management, data mining, and social media analytics. [...]
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (CORE)
Database management, Big data and social media analytics, Business software construction, Statistical data analysis and modelling, Data mining [...]
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE (ELECTIVES)
Students are advised to take one of the two specialization streams  [...]
FEES
Tuition fees: $7,350 per credit unit [...]

The following courses are eligible for applying subsidy from CEF and each applicant may receive up to HK$10,000 [...]

 RECENT CLASS PROFILE
Managers (Business, Project, IT, etc), Business Analysts, Data Analysts, BI Consultants, [...]
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Can I get the detailed syllabus of various courses in the programme?
Q. Are the courses in the programme are very technical?
Q. What is the process for obtaining credit transfer for courses completed?
Q. Can I complete the programme in 1 year by studying full-time? [...]
Our Graduates
See what our graduates say about the MSc BDA program

The program has a solid and well-integrated curriculum which allows me to develop a high level of mastery in a broad mix of technology-related topics [...]

 

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