Department of Management Sciences Programme (JS1025)

Drawing Insights from Data

Delivering Value through Efficiency

Programme Brief

Management Sciences is concerned with developing and applying models, concepts, and tools that enable organizations and companies to master big data and achieve operational efficiency. These skills are in high demand in today’s highly competitive business environment for better problem solving and decision making.

JS1025 Department of Management Sciences Programme (options: BBA Business Decision Analytics, BBA Global Operations Management)

When students are admitted to the JS1025 Department of Management Sciences Programme (options: BBA Business Decision Analytics, BBA Global Operations Management), they will study business courses (e.g. Accounting, Economics, Information Management, Management, Marketing, Information Management, Marketing, Operations Management, Statistics) and Gateway Education courses (e.g. English Language) like all first year BBA students. At the end of the first year, students will be invited to choose either BBA Business Decision Analytics (JS1026) or BBA Global Operations Management (JS1027) through a major allocation exercise.

Year 1 Year 2-4


Year 1-4

JS1026 BBA Business Decision Analytics

The BBA Business Decision Analytics (JS1026) major is designed specifically to meet the business demand for deep data analytical skills and provide comprehensive training in business analytics, statistics, business intelligence, risk management, computer software, information management, business knowledge, and communication skills. It has two study streams: Business Decision Analytics and Data Informatics.

JS1027 BBA Global Operations Management

The BBA Global Operations Management (JS1027) major equips students with the knowledge and skills to tackle the operations challenges of contemporary managers. Students will complete a series of major courses in operations knowledge, case studies and data analytics, along with electives in banking and finance, trade and supply chain, retail and hospitality, decision tools and practicum.

Entrance Requirements

JUPAS Applicants

Students must meet the minimum entrance requirements below:

  • Level 3 or above in English Language, Chinese, Mathematics, Elective 1 and Elective 2
  • Level 2 or above in Liberal Studies
  • 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

Non-JUPAS/Direct Applicants

Students with GCE System, International Baccalaureate, Post-Secondary Study and non-local qualifications have to meet the minimum General Entrance Requirements.

Why CityU MS?

There are five good reasons:

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Prestigious Ranking

The Department of Management Sciences is a multi-disciplinary department consisting of two major areas of expertise: Business Decision Analytics and Global Operations Management/Operations Research. Based on research publications in the most prestigious business academic journals, our Department is ranked 4th in Asia-Pacific Region and 35th globally in the UTD Business School Rankings (2016-2020).

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World-Class Faculty

The majority of our faculty earned their PhDs from the world’s most renowned universities. As a student of the Department, you will be taught by academics who are leading experts in their fields.

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Reputational Industry Network

Our Department maintains close relationships with industries and Government agencies. These industrial contacts help students search for high-quality employment opportunities.

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Competitive Advantages for Graduates

Our graduates are highly successful and in high demand by employers. According to the U.S. News & World Report 2020, Statisticians, Operations Research Analysts, and Business Operations Managers are ranked among the best ten business jobs. Many of our graduates have already provided outstanding service as business managers specializing in Business Decision Analytics, Global Operations Management, Business Statistics, and Management Science in financial services, government, and other sectors.

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Extraordinary Learning Experience

Our Department provides students comprehensive learning experience. Students are eligible to apply for the Two-Certificate Joint Bachelor’s Degree Programme between Business Decision Analytics and Columbia University, a second major in the College of Business, internships in local or overseas institutions, and exchange programs with universities overseas.

Major Allocation Arrangement


At the end of the first year, students who enter the Department of Management Sciences Programme (JS1025) will go through a major allocation exercise and choose one of the two majors (BBA Business Decision Analytics or BBA Global Operations Management). 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 the following required courses specified by the College of Business).

College Requirement (18 credit units)

Course Code Course Title Credit Units
CB2100 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
CB2201 Operations Management 3
CB2300 Management 3
CB2400 Micro-Economics 3
CB2500 Information Management 3
CB2601 Marketing 3

BBA Journey


Year 1

Semester A

Home with CB, AC, MGT or MKT(With Major) OR Home with EF, IS or MS (No Major)

Semester B

Majors selection


Year 1 internship/
summer programmes

Year 2

Semester A&B

Home with EF, IS or MS (With Major)

Student exchange application


Year 2 internship/summer programmes

Year 3

Semester A

Home major

Possible exchange period starts

Semester B

CB3800 Internship application


CB3800 Internship period/summer programmes

Year 4

Semester A

Home major

Possible exchange period ends

Semester B




*Possible exchange period starts from Semester A of Year 3 to Semester A of Year 4.

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