Master of Science in Electronic Business and Knowledge Management



What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

The Master of Science in Electronic Business and Knowledge Management (MScEBKM) programme has been constructed based on the realization that both e-business and knowledge management are critical components of the contemporary organisational environment. Business professionals need to understand the profound changes in the business environment, supply chains, organisational infrastructure and forms enabled and introduced by e-business. Further, they need to understand how organisations can leverage their employees’ skills and knowledge. The programme covers a wide range of objectives, spanning technical, managerial and organisational change topics.

It aims to educate and train a new generation of managers, professionals and entrepreneurs to understand the principles of e-business, the impact of e-business on business and management, and its potential for strategic advantage in organisations.

E-business is more encompassing than e-commerce. Business professionals need to understand more than transaction processing and other fulfilment via IT and communication technologies. They also have to understand the profound changes in the business environment, supply chains, organisation infrastructure and organisation forms brought about by e-business.

Our MScEBKM programme therefore covers a broad range of objectives, spanning technical, managerial, and organisational change topics. Once you have successfully completed the programme, you will be well equipped to take on the challenges and grasp the opportunities of the new economy. You will know how to evaluate e-business opportunities, how globalisation affects e-business, how to take advantage of new information technologies, how to make necessary changes to the organisation structure and organisation processes, and most important of all, how to make e-business sustainable and profitable.

Our programme is clearly targeted towards business professionals. For many, this includes an undergraduate degree in business (or related discipline) together with considerable work experience. Several of our students, however, already hold another graduate degree, such as an MBA or EMBA before entering the programme. As a specialist post-graduate programme, the MScEBKM builds on the knowledge of these programmes, and is highly synergetic with them.

Course Description

Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Foundations of Information and Electronic Business Systems
  • Global Information Systems and Knowledge Management Applications in Organizations
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy
  • Information Technology Based Organisation Transformation
  • Knowledge Management
  • Research Methods for the IS Manager

Selected Electives (a total of 12 credits)

Students need to earn a minimum of 12 credit units of which at least 6 credit units must normally be IS courses from the following programme electives.

  • Advanced Business Software Construction
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Software Construction
  • Database Management Systems
  • Dissertation
  • eBusiness System Integration
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Global Information Technology & Knowledge Management Consulting
  • Human-Computer Interaction and Multimedia
  • Information Systems Infrastructure and Security Management
  • Information Systems Project
  • Information Technology Leadership Forum
  • Internet and World-Wide Web Application Development
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • Outsourcing and Offshoring Management
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance
  • Management Consulting in Asia
  • Social Media Applications
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

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

Tuition fees
HK$161,700.00 (17,15,577) per year
HK $5,390 Per Credit
Application deadline

Expected March 2024

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


City University of Hong Kong

Tat Chee Avenue,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree of one of the universities in Hong Kong or of an overseas institution recognized for this purpose by the University; or hold such other qualifications as deemed acceptable by the University as equivalent. English Language Requirements: a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or band 6 in the Chinese mainland's College English Test; or other equivalent qualifications

For international students

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.

Graduates of non-English-speaking institutions should meet the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered 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.

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


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