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What will I learn?

Programme Aims and Objectives

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.

Course Description

Core Courses (total 18 credit units)

  • Marketing Strategy and Planning*
  • Consumer/Buyer Behaviour*
  • Applied Marketing Research*
  • Brand Marketing: A Chinese Cultural Perspective*^
  • Database Marketing: Models and Analysis*
  • Marketing Engineering*

* CEF reimbursement courses

Electives (minimum 12 credit units)

  • Strategic Retail Management
  • Chinese Business Culture and Marketing
  • Financial Services Marketing
  • Global Marketing
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Game Theory and Strategic Marketing
  • Marketing Practicum: Skills & Projects

Advanced Marketing Consulting Skill & Project

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).

Career Prospect

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.

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$253,500.00 (25,64,492) per year
HK $8,450 Per Credit
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


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 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 meet the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

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

All shortlisted candidates are required to attend an interview.

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


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