CB Summer Courses for Secondary School Students 2018/19

Supply Chain Management

An introduction of fundamental principles of value creation for the consumers or the market.  Effective supply chain management requires the firm to have strong operations capabilities.

Students will get an understanding of the supply chain complexities that companies are facing in today's global business environment.  They will learn about how the product or service is made, how the value-creating activities or functions are coordinated, who should play what leadership roles in realizing all these, and so on.  Students will learn what a supply chain is, what supply chain management is all about, and why it is important to grasp the fundamentals of supply chain management in creating real value for the customers.

Target Students Form 5 to 6 Secondary School Students
Medium of instruction English
Course date(s) and time 19 July 2019 (Fri), 2pm-5pm
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Registration deadline 14 June 2019
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34428347
Instructor Ms Sandy Wong
Offerring Department Department of Management Sciences

Predicting the Results of Premier League Football Matches by Basic Probability Theory

The English Premier League (EPL) came to the end of the season, BBC broadcasting producers asked statisticians to produce predictions for the last 10 matches by using statistical method that could be explained to non-specialist listeners.

This course aims to building statistical model with the help of familiar concepts derived from the raw data and basic probability theory to make predictions for the last 10 matches of the EPL.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to explain basic probability theory and apply standard statistical software to analyse data arising from real-life problems.

Target Students Form 4 to 6 Secondary School Students
Medium of instruction Cantonese or English
Course date(s) and time 24 July 2019 (Wed), 2pm-5pm
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Registration deadline 14 June 2019
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34428583
Instructor Ms Sally Tsang
Offerring Department Department of Management Sciences

Visual Analysis using Python

This course provides a foundation in data visualization in Python. Topics covered include basic python, customizing graphics, plotting two-dimensional arrays (e.g., pseudocolor plots, contour plots, images, etc.), and statistical graphics (e.g., visualizing distributions & regressions).

Students will learn:
- Coding python
- Use graph to present the data
- Pattern finding on the graph

Target Students Form 4 to 6 Secondary School Students
Medium of instruction Cantonese or English
Course date(s) and time Four 3-hour sessions
15-18 July 2019 (Mon-Thur), 9am-12pm
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Registration deadline 14 June 2019
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34428688
Instructor Mr Patterson Tam
Offerring Department Department of Management Sciences

Forward-Looking Taxation Policies

This workshop will guide participants to discover the role of taxation in modern society, and its relevance to individual’s daily life. Specifically, the workshop will discuss the importance of taxation around the world, and explain how the government raises and spends public dollars via taxation (and other relevant fiscal) policies. The workshop will also provide participants opportunities to critically analyze, and express opinions thereon the impacts of existing and potential taxation policies, and guide them to explore a variety of social topics arisen from public dollars collection and spending. Participants’ sense of citizen responsibility will also be increased via analyzing various tax- and public-related issues.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should be able to explain the multidisciplinary and forward-looking nature of taxation around the world, and critically analyze the relevance of government tax policies with society.

Target Students Any secondary school students who are interested in the topics.
Medium of instruction Cantonese or English
Course date(s) and time 31 May 2019 (Fri), 5pm - 6:30pm
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Registration deadline 24 May 2019
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34427933
Instructor Dr. Raymond M. K. Wong (Associate Professor, Department of Accountancy)
Offerring Department Department of Accountancy

Big Data for Business

It is believed that big data will have a major impact on every single business today, as data collection, data analysis and visualization are becoming readily accessible. For example, companies have websites, social media presences, business transactions and the customers, with big data analytics, they can have better insights on what customer wants and what channels customers use, etc.

This workshop is for those who are interested to know what big data is, and how big data can help the business make smart decisions with customers using business intelligence.  It is also for those who want to think about how big data can be useful for them to plan the careers of the future.

Target Students Any secondary school students who are interested in the topics.
Medium of instruction English
Course date(s) and time 1 June 2019 (Sat), 10:30am - 12pm
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Registration deadline 24 May 2019 23:59
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34428521
Instructor Dr Rebecca JIANG (Visiting Fellow, Department of Information Systems)
Offerring Department Department of Information Systems

Artificial Intelligence for Business

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the business today as it can perform tasks such as identifying business patterns more efficiently than humans can do, enabling the business to gain better insights with their big data.  With the recent event of AlphaGo defeating a Go world champion, it is believed that over 40% of business jobs could be replaced by AI robots in 2040. AlphaGo uses advanced self-learning AI such as Machine Learning and Deep Learning, which are useful technologies that will have a major impact on almost every aspect of the business today.

This workshop is for those who are interested to know what artificial intelligence is and how it can help business to improve performance.  It is also for those who want to think about how AI can be useful for them to plan their careers of the future.

Target Students Any secondary school students who are interested in the topics.
Medium of instruction English
Course date(s) and time 1 June 2019 (Sat), 2pm - 3:30pm
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Registration deadline 24 May 2019 23:59
Enquiry Email / Tel: 34428521
Instructor Dr Rebecca JIANG (Visiting Fellow, Department of Information Systems)
Offerring Department Department of Information Systems

Trading Workshop

- Provide students conceptual and analytical foundation to understanding the stock market in Hong Kong
- Focus on the basics of investment
- Improve students’ financial literacy
- Provide students with actual trading experience
- Apply finance theories to actual trading in the stock market
- Understand major application of technical analysis
- Make wise and responsible financial decisions

Target Students Secondary 3 to 5 students
Medium of instruction English and Cantonese
Course date(s) and time 22 July 2019 (Mon), 9am to 4pm
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Registration deadline 30 June 2019
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Instructor Dr. Stephanie Fan
(Adjunct Professor, Department of Economics and Finance)
Offerring Department Department of Economics and Finance

FAQ

Q: Can I join more than one course?
A: Yes, you can join any number of courses you like.

Q: What is the fee to join the course?
A: The courses are free of charge.

Q: Are there any pre-requisites in joining the courses?
A: No, there is no pre-requisites of joining the courses.

Q: What is the venue of the course I join?
A: The courses will be held in CityU campus. The details will be sent to you in a confirmation email.