MSc Business Information Systems (Stream B - applicants with intermediate level of IT/IS knowledge) 理學碩士(商務資訊系統)

Programme Aims and Objectives

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

Stream B is offered to applicants with an IT/IS knowledge which is expected at intermediate level (such as completion of fundamental IT/IS related courses at the undergraduate level or with certain working experience); and focuses on developing their capability to integrate IT with business domain knowledge and the associated management skills, so that they boost their ability to meet business needs by leveraging IT/IS applications and managing cutting-edge IT/IS projects.


Entrance Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following to be eligible for admission:

  • Hold a recognized Bachelor's degree in information systems (IS), information technology (IT), electronic commerce (EC), computer science (CS), or other disciplines but have passed at least four core courses related to the IS/IT/EC/CS disciplines, 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
AC5511   Financial and Management Accounting
IS5540    Project Management and Quality Assurance
IS5740    Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
IS6400    Business Data Analytics
IS6523    Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
EF5042  Corporate Finance


Group A Electives (Minimum 6 credits)

Course Title
IS5238    Business Practice Internship
IS5940    Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
IS5941    Big Data & Social Media Analytics
IS6200    Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
IS6421    Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
IS6940C    Information Technology Leadership Forum


Group B Electives (Minimum 6 credits)

Course Title
IS5311    JAVA Programming with Business Applications
IS5312    Analytical Programming with Python
IS5313    Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
IS5314    eBusiness System Integration
IS5411    Systems Analysis and Design
IS5413    Database Management Systems
IS5542    Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
IS5743    Information Technology Based Business Transformation
IS6322    Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
IS6620    Enterprise Architecture
IS6640    Information Systems Planning and Strategy
IS6912    Information Systems Project
IS6921    Knowledge Management
IS6930    Management Consulting in Asia
                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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