Course Description

This programme is suitable for:

  • those who are interested in starting or further developing their business careers in marketing;
  • those who intend to improve their analytical skills in making marketing decision;
  • those who plan to pursue higher academic qualifications such as a PhD programme;
  • those who have a strong background in a professional area (e.g. finance, engineering) but still want to enhance their understanding of customer behaviour and grasp more market opportunities to expand their businesses.

This programme is designed to nurture marketing professionals and entrepreneurs. After completing this programme, students should be able to:

  • acquire advanced knowledge of marketing philosophy, principles and techniques;
  • develop critical awareness of contemporary strategic marketing issues from international perspectives;
  • apply analytical tools including state-of-the-art software commonly used in marketing to respond operationally in dynamic, complex marketing environments and to make sound marketing decisions;
  • develop a keen social conscience, through application of high ethical standards in the field of marketing.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold a recognized bachelor's degree, or equivalent.
  • preferably possess over 2 years of working experience in business.


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 79 (Internet-based test) in 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 Mainland China; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@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.

All shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview.

Course Description

Core Courses (total 18 credit units)

  • Marketing Strategy and Planning*
  • Consumer/Buyer Behaviour*
  • Applied Marketing Research*
  • Marketing Innovation and Practicum
  • Advanced Marketing Analytics*
  • Marketing Engineering*


Electives # (minimum 12 credit units)

  • Strategic Retail Management
  • Chinese Business Culture and Marketing
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • Global Marketing
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Game Theory and Strategic Marketing
  • Brand Marketing*
  • Advanced Marketing Practices
  • Managing Services and Experiences

Students may also consider taking any other taught postgraduate courses offered by Departments under College of Business as electives; however, course(s) chosen are subject to the Programme Director’s approval (maximum 3 credit units).


* CEF reimbursement courses

# The Elective list will be offered subject to student demand and staffing constraints. 

Bonus Features

Career Prospects

As a major commercial centre in Asia, Hong Kong has provided rich opportunities for graduates equipped with advanced marketing knowledge and techniques. Our ambitious graduates will be equipped to work for a wide range of organizations both in Hong Kong and internationally, in a variety of areas such as marketing management, advertising, marketing research, business consultancy and sales management. Graduates may also pursue PhD studies.

Admission Code P18
MSc Marketing
Mode of study
tuition fee
Year of entry
Mode of funding
Intake target
Credit requirement
Class schedule
Weekday daytime and/or evening and Saturday daytime. One Semester or Intensive teaching mode.
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
Master's (Taught Postgraduate)
Programme Leader
Prof Yanni YAN, Mingping
(852) 3442 7974
General Enquiries
MKT General Office
+852 3442 7888