Programme Aims and Objectives

The first of its kind in Hong Kong, this specialist programme aims to help participants to acquire the unique skills and insights that are needed to successfully conduct business across political, economic and cultural boundaries and become highly competent in integrating the global dimensions of key business functions.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:

  • possess a recognized Bachelor’s degree with Second Class Honours or above, or the equivalent.

Those who have at least three years of post-qualification managerial professional experience in international business or China-related activities OR have two years of post-qualification managerial and/or professional experience with a first degree or an equivalent qualification in business or a related discipline, will be given priority for admission.

 

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:

  • a score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test)^ or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • a score 490 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

^ Effective from 11 April 2021, the TOEFL revised paper-delivered test is no longer offered.

TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period. 

# Applicants are required to arrange with the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

In view of the recent development of COVID-19, ‘TOEFL iBT Home Edition’ and ‘IELTS Indicator’, as indicated below, are accepted as equivalent qualifications for the fulfillment of the University’s minimum English proficiency requirement for admission to TPg programmes until further notice:

  • TOEFL iBT Home Edition: a score of 79; or
  • IELTS Indicator: an overall band score of 6.5

Course Description

Core

  • International Organizational Behaviour
  • International Entrepreneurship & Intrapreneurship
  • Cross-Cultural Negotiation
  • Managing International Business
  • Financial Statement Analysis in Global Context
  • Global Human Resources Management
  • Global Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibilities
  • International Finance

Core Electives

Participants must select one of the following core electives:

  • Overseas Business Discovery

                 OR

  • Doing Business in Asia

Electives

Participants must select one of the following electives:

  • Leadership: Managing in Adverse Situations
  • Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
  • Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organisations

Bonus Features

Participants have the opportunity to interact with their counterparts from a variety of industries and backgrounds. The overseas business discovery offers participants immense opportunities to expand their knowledge.

One of the unique aspects of our department is that our faculty members are truly international as they come from different continents.

This programme was the first of its kind in Hong Kong.

The majority of the applicants put this programme as their only choice when they apply.

Admission Code P07
MA Global Business Management
Mode of study
Combined
tuition fee
Year of entry
2023
Mode of funding
Non-government-funded
Intake target
110
Credit requirement
30
Class schedule
Weekday evenings
Normal study period
Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Max study period
Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Mode of processing
Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Level of study
Taught Postgraduate
Website
Programme Leader
Dr Chak Fu LAM
General Enquiries
Mr Tony Ho
+852 3442 7892