MSc Business Information Systems (Stream A - applicants with a non-IT background) 理學碩士(商務資訊系統)

Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to train students in the core domains of business and cutting-edge information systems that underpin the contemporary information society, graduates can excel in careers with professional positions that require both advanced business knowledge and IT-enabled problem solving skills.

Stream A is offered to applicants with a non-IT background and focuses on developing their competence in evaluating cutting-edge IT, coordinating IT-enabled business initiatives, and managing the operation of business information systems, so as to meet the business needs of the organization.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following to be eligible for admission:

  • hold a recognized Bachelor's degree in any subjects, preferably not in Information Systems or Computer Science related discipline, from one of the tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC), or equivalent

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications


Course Description

Core Courses

Course Title
IS5311    JAVA Programming for Business Applications
IS5312    Analytical Programming with Python
IS5313    Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
IS5411    Systems Analysis and Design
IS5413    Database Management Systems
IS5540    Project Management and Quality Assurance


Group A Electives (Minimum 6 credits)

Course Title

IS5740    Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
IS5743    Information Technology Based Business Transformation
IS6335    Data Visualization
IS6523    Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
IS6640    Information Systems Planning and Strategy
IS6921    Knowledge Management
IS6930    Management Consulting in Asia


Group B Electives (Minimum 6 credits)

IS5314      eBusiness Systems Integration
IS5542      Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
IS6200      Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
IS6322      Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
IS6400      Business Data Analytics
IS6421      Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
IS6620      Enterprise Architecture
IS6912      Information Systems Project
IS6930      Management Consulting in Asia
IS6940C   Information Technology Leadership Forum
AC5511    Financial and Management Accounting
EF5042    Corporate Finance
                Students may also take one elective course offered by the departments within the College of Business including Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Sciences, and Marketing as approved by the MSBIS Programme Leader.


Bonus Features

Participants can choose to take a Management Consulting in Asia (spaces are limited) elective in the form of a field study of normally 7 to 8 days outside Hong Kong.


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