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Master of Science in Business Information Systems City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info


Programme Aims

The programme aims to train future business professionals in the core domains of business and cutting-edge information systems that underpin the contemporary information society. Graduates from the programme can excel in key professional or managerial positions that require both advanced business knowledge and IT-enabled problem solving skills.

Stream A is offered to applicants with a non-IT background and focuses on developing their competence in evaluating cutting-edge IT, coordinating IT-enabled business initiatives, and managing the operation of business information systems, so as to meet the business needs of the organization.

Stream B is offered to applicants with an IT/IS background which is expected at intermediate level (i.e. completion of four IT/IS related courses at the undergraduate level); and focuses on developing their capability to integrate IT with business domain knowledge and the associated management skills, so that they boost their ability to meet business needs by leveraging IT/IS applications and managing cutting-edge IT/IS projects.

Course Description - Stream A

  • Core Courses (18 credits)
  • Electives (minimum 12 credits)

Course Description - Stream B

  • Core Courses (18 credits)
  • Electives (minimum 12 credits)

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Science in Business Information Systems.

Full Time (Normal Study Period: 1 year, Maximum Study Period: 2.5 years)

Tuition fees

HK$161,700.00 (15,26,125) per year

HK $5,390 Per Credit


02 Sep, 13 Jan


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must satisfy the following to be eligible for admission:

  • hold a recognized Bachelor's degree in any subjects, preferably not in Information Systems or Computer Science related discipline, from one of the tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC), or equivalent

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:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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