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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme aims to prepare students for further studies at the doctoral level and to equip students for careers as research-oriented specialists in business and industry. The programme focuses on developing research competence which will enable students to make an original contribution to knowledge in a chosen research area.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:

1. demonstrate a sound understanding of the fundamental concepts and theories in a field within the chosen research area;

2. critically appraise and effectively synthesise relevant research literature;

3. independently formulate research problems, select and apply appropriate research methodologies in the resolution of such problems;

4. make an original contribution to knowledge through independent research;

5. effectively communicate research findings and their implications orally and in writing to academic and professional audiences;

6. show awareness of ethical issues involved in research; and

7. demonstrate some teaching ability in the context of tertiary education.

Which department am I in?

College of Business

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Government-funded Fees: HK $3,508 per month; Self-funded Fees: HK $7,016 per month
Start date

Expected January, September 2023

Venue

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 seeking admission to a research degree programme should satisfy the following minimum entrance requirements:

  • hold a relevant bachelor’s degree with first or second class honours (or equivalent qualification) from a recognised university.

Equivalent qualifications mentioned above include relevant professional qualifications or other scholarly achievements recognised by the University.

Applicants from an institution where the language of teaching is not English should satisfy the minimum English proficiency requirements specified by both the University and individual Colleges and Schools.

  • a minimum total score of 563 (paper-based test); or 85 (internet-based); or 62 (revised paper-delivered test; sum of Reading, Listening and Writing section scores) in TOEFL; or
  • a minimum IELTS score of 6.5; or
  • other test scores that may be regarded as equivalent to TOEFL 563 (paper-based test); or 85 (internet-based test); or 62 (revised paper-delivered test)).

(A high score in GRE or GMAT with supporting proof will be an added advantage, although this is not mandatory. Please note that individual Departments in the College may adopt higher standards.)

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

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