Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)


Admission Code JS1004
Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
Indicative Intake Target
90-100 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS government-funded places)
Tuition Fee HK$42,100 per year [Details]
Admissions Tutor
Miss Tania Yuenkei LAU
MBusSys, BBusSys
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8521
Programme Leader
Dr David XU
PhD (UBC)

 



Programme Brochure


Why BBA Global Business Systems Management?

  • BBA Global Business Systems Management (GBSM) aims to prepare students to become smart business managers with combined knowledge and skills of global business, information systems and financial services;
  • 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, business intelligence and analytics, they are in high demand in new economic companies. 

 

"I work as a Financial Analyst. I have applied the information systems knowledge I gained from my studies to various projects. The integrated knowledge and skills in information systems, financial analysis and global business enable me and my team to deliver our projects efficiently."


Ms. Gargi Sharma, JP Morgan Chase, Hong Kong
Hong Kong Finance - Investment Bank
Financial Analyst(Jun 2011 - 2015)


Why BBA Information Management?

  • BBA Information Management (IFMG) aims to prepare students to become smart business professionals for financial services, auditing and Internet services;
  • Our students have flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN);
  • Our graduates are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in social media, mobile apps, big data/artificial intelligence, and cloud services for business innovation;
  • They are in high demand in business sectors like financial and professional services (e.g., auditing, banking and FinTech), with great careers of the future. 

    

"I work as an analyst in Deloitte Enterprise Risk Services. The information systems auditing skills I have acquired are critical in this new era of rapid technological advances. My major in Information Management (Information Systems Auditing Stream) enabled me to gain certification as a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®), authorised by the ISACA®. This certification has equipped me with the strong analytical skills required to provide a high-quality service to clients."

Mr. Minter Cheung
Associate, Advisory in Audit, Information Technology
Deloitte Hong Kong

 

"Being able to stand out from 3,000 applicants for a job at a multi-national corporation such as Facebook is not easy. The Information Management major helped me build a solid foundation in areas like search engine optimisation (SEO), keyword search, cost per click and cost per thousand impressions. The courses are very up-to-date and cover current business trends, which enabled me to impress my interviewers at Facebook and land my dream job with them."

Mr. Jerry Zhang
Clients Solutions Analyst
Facebook Hong Kong

 


Why BBA Global Business Systems Management / BBA Information Management at CityU College of Business?

  1. BBA Global Business Systems Management programme offers you:
    • Global Business + Internet Technologies = Smart Technology Business Investors and Global Business Managers
    • Two exchange studies (one in Europe/North America/Australia and another in Asia/Greater China region)
    • Learn from and join Internet giants like AAAF (Alphabet/Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook) and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent)
       
  2. BBA Information Management offers you:
    • Smart Financial Services, Auditing and Internet Services
    • Social media, mobile apps, big data/artificial intelligence and cloud services for business innovations
    • Flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN)
       
  3. To support the Government’s Smart City Blueprint for the better future of Hong Kong, the BBA Information Management aims to equip students with competent knowledge and skills of applying innovative technologies for business innovation, our students change the way of doing business in Hong Kong and the region.
  4. The Department of Information Systems is committed to nurture smart people for smart business, with careers of the future.  We support our students to choose a second major in the College of Business.
  5. College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)
  6. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)
  7. Students with non-weighted 4 core and 2 best elective scores of 28 or above are guaranteed free switching of their BBA majors by the end of year 1 (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements/)
  8. Students with non-weighted 4 core and 2 best elective scores of 30 or above are guaranteed free a choice of their 2nd BBA major by the end of year 1 (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements/)
  9. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)
  10. Over 80% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in different areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

Career Prospects

 

 

Our graduates find jobs as business managers, technology business investors or project managers in global investment, consulting, and technology firms (e.g., HSBC, BOC, PWC, EY, Apple, Alibaba, IBM, Accenture, etc.).

 

 

 

 

Big Four

• Deloitte
• Ernst & Young
• KPMG
• PwC

Investment Banks

• Goldman Sachs
• JP Morgan
• Morgan Stanley
• Nomura
• UBS

Commercial Banks

• Bank of China (Hong Kong)
• China Construction Bank
• CitiBank
• DBS Bank
• Hang Seng Bank
• HSBC
• Standard Chartered Bank
• Wing Lung Bank

IT Companies

• Accenture
• Alibaba
• Apple
• Facebook
• Hewlett-Packard
• IBM
• Microsoft
• Oracle
• SAP
• Xiaomi

 

 


Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies
Elective Subjects
(including M1/M2)
Elective 1
Elective 2
JS1004
Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

Notes:
- Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please visit http://www.admo.cityu.edu.hk/jupas/entreq/bd.

For details, please visit: http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/requirements


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Regularly, we organize “Internet+” study tours to visit new economic companies like AAAF (Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook) in USA and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) in China.  We are committed to nurture smart people for smart business, with great careers of the future.


Major Curriculum

Please visit the following websites for the detailed curriculum:

(Note: The catalogue for the 2018 cohort is for reference only. The 2019 catalogue will be published around July 2019.)

 

BBA Global Business Systems Management (GBSM) offers courses in three areas:

  • Information Systems

Course Code

Course Title

IS4940

Global Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

IS2502

Social Media and Social Networks

CB2023

Mobile Applications for Business

CB2021

Big Data Management

IS4834

Business Intelligence and Analytics

IS4650

Global Business Technology Consulting

IS4532

Global Project Management

 

  • Global Business

Course Code

Course Title

MGT4227

International Business

CB3042

China Business Environment

MS3124

Global Supply Chain Management

IS4632

Global Business Systems Strategy and Tactical Management

CB3602

Global Business Culture and Management

IS4040

Global Technology Business Ventures

 

  • Financial Services

Course Code

Course Title

CB2100

Introduction to Financial Accounting

CB3410

Financial Management

CB3041

Financial Statement Analysis

CB3044

Introduction to Financial Markets

EF3331

Asia-Pacific Capital Markets and Standards of Practice

AC3252

Accounting and Taxation Systems in the Chinese Mainland

 

BBA Information Management (IFMG) offers courses in three streams:

  • Business Intelligence (BI)

Course Code

Course Title

IS3331

Database Management

IS3230

Java Programming for Business

IS3100

Techniques for Big Data

IS4335

Data Visualization

IS4834

Business Intelligence and Analytics

IS3430

Systems Analysis and Design

IS4532

Global Project Management

 

  • Information Systems Auditing (ISA)

Course Code

Course Title

IS3501

Cybersecurity for Business

IS4435

Governance & Regulatory Compliance for Financial Information Systems

IS4537

Information Systems Audit

IS4543

Risk Management and Information Systems Control

 

 

  • Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN)

Course Code

Course Title

IS2502

Social Media and Social Networks

IS4538

O2O Services

IS4340

Search Engine Optimization

IS4246

Digital Marketing and Customer Relationship Management

IS4532

Global Project Management


Major Allocation Arrangement

JUPAS applicants will be considered for admission to first-year studies at the Department of Information Systems. Students will enter a major (current major options: Global Business Systems Management; Information Management) after one year of study. The top 40% of students# will have a free choice of majors offered by the Department. The other 60% of students will be allocated a major within the Department, subject to the availability of places and the selection criteria set by individual majors.

# based on the CGPA with no failed grades and completion of at least 30 credit units including College/Department required courses