Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to educate and train the IS managers and professionals of the future to understand the opportunity, principles and impact of digital transformation and technological innovation in organizations.  The programme does not assume that students have prior knowledge in these areas, but a background in information systems, business or organization studies will be an advantage.  The programme incorporates a special focus on, and the potential for, strategic advantage that digital transformation and technological innovation can bring.

 

Entrance Requirements

Applicants should satisfy all of the following to be eligible for admission:

  • hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a business or management related subject from a UGC-funded tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, or an equivalent institution overseas;
  • have gained a basic level of computer literacy; and
  • preferably have two or more years of working experience.

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 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of the 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 Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
  • Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Information Systems Consulting
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy
  • Digital Transformation and Technological Innovation in the Organisation
  • Research Methods for the IS Manager

Selected Electives (a total of 12 credits) ++

  • Analytical Programming with Python
  • Big Data & Social Media Analytics
  • Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Data Visualisation
  • Information Systems Management Project
  • Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
  • Information Systems Project
  • Information Technology Leadership Forum
  • IoT Technologies for Future City Applications
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance

++ Students may also take up to 6 credits of electives offered by the departments within the College of Business, i.e. Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Management, Marketing, and Management Sciences.

Admission Code P16
MSc Digital Transformation and Technological Innovation
Mode of study
Combined
tuition fee
Year of entry
2023
Mode of funding
Non-government-funded
Intake target
70
Credit requirement
30
Class schedule
Weekday (daytime and evening) and Saturday afternoon
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
Prof Robert DAVISON
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8521