One degree. Two majors. Infinite opportunities

By Dr Isabel Yan

A new world of work is emerging. Technologies driven by automation and algorithms are already making an impact and new roles are being created. Latest research suggests that careers will be longer, people will change jobs more frequently, and skills that you learn at university will lose their "sellby date" more quickly than ever before. As the job market changes faster than ever, the keyword is "agile learning".

More options

One way to embrace these changes is to take a double major. This is a great way to expand your skill set, experience multiple fields of study, and gain exposure to different professions and industries. You might also take the opportunity to get onto internships in different industries. So, when it comes to landing that first job, you will have more networking opportunities, and more options.


A double major also gives you a great chance to learn some of the foundational technologies of our time. Whatever your job, it is likely that AI/ big data/ blockchain is going to play an increasing role in your working life. To meet the demand, many of the double majors in the College of Business contain a strong tech component.

So if you want a career, say, as a digital marketing specialist, a double major in Marketing and Information Management will probably make you more competitive. Whereas if you see AI as key to the future of your work as an accountant, a double major in Accounting and Information Management would equip you with the relevant skill set.

But don’t take my word for it. In a super-competitive job market, what are our corporate leaders saying?

Employers say "Yes" to double majors

"A double major is a good illustration of the graduate's learning ability and discipline. The degree provides a broader knowledge base for the graduate to build on and move forward."

Francis Tong
Former Group Human Resources Director
Hutchison Port Holdings

"Double majors are special. When I see something different, I want to know more."

Timothy Lee
Managing Director
BNP Paribas

The College of Business offers one of the most varied selections of double majors in Hong Kong. Get a head start in the race to futureproof your skills.

Grab the chance now!

Dr Isabel Yan
Assistant Dean
Career Services