What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Business Administration (Integrated BBA Programme) and Juris Doctor (BBA-JD) Double Degree Programme is an elite programme offered by CUHK Business School and CUHK Faculty of Law. The Programme being the first of its kind in Asia, is a 5-year through-train full-time programme designed for students seeking cross-disciplinary knowledge with parallel concentration on legal and business studies. It features a unique combination of business and law courses, allowing students to acquire knowledge and practical skills in these two complimentary disciplines. On completing the Programme, students will graduate with an undergraduate (BBA) degree and a postgraduate (JD) degree. Graduates with these double-degree credentials will be well-equipped to assume leadership roles in business and various sectors including the government, community service, law enforcement, education and media.

Programme Features

• A new option in addition to the usual LLB, JD and other double degree options;

• It enables students to graduate with an undergraduate (BBA) and a postgraduate (JD) degree in 5 years, as opposed to the usual 6 years when the two programmes are taken separately;

• It provides flexibility for students to opt out from the programme and graduate with either a BBA degree, or BBA degree with a Minor in Law in 4 years;

• It enriches graduates with a wide range of career prospects across such as business and finance, law and law enforcement, government and community service.

Career Prospects

The Programme equips its graduates with a diverse and versatile skill set in both business and law, preparing them for the rapid changes and evolving challenges in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the global markets. Graduates will enjoy a wide-range of career prospects and advancement opportunities in such areas as:

• Banking, financial services and regulatory
• Legal profession, including law firms, barristers’ chambers or in-house
• Global consulting groups
• Non-profit organisations (national and international)
• Academia
• Journalism
• Leading multinational corporations
• Government (legal and non-legal)

Upon completion of the BBA-JD Double Degree Programme, graduates who aspire to practise law in Hong Kong, either as barristers or as solicitors, may further their legal studies by applying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL) Programme. The CUHK Faculty of Law offers its own PCLL Programme. Students who complete the PCLL Programme and subsequent training contracts (in the case of solicitors) or pupilage (in the case of barristers) will be eligible to practise law in Hong Kong.

This course is jointly offered by Faculty of Law.

Which department am I in?

CUHK Business School

Study options

Full Time (5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (13,86,432) per year
Students will pay the University’s undergraduate tuition fee for the first four years and the JD Programme’s prevailing tuition fee for their fifth year of studies onwards; JD: HK $5,600 per unit
Start date

Expected September 2021

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For applicants who have completed only the first year of IB Diploma studies with outstanding results, may be considered admission under special circumstances on individual merits case-by-case. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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