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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

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Overview

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business is a leading institution with a rich and established history. It is a publicly funded university and its School of Business committed to creating a better business community with over 20,000 graduates since 1956. It also has a global impact, with students going on to achieve success around the world. 

The Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2019 placed HBKU 60th in the world, and it has also featured regularly in the QS World University Rankings Top 50 Young Universities over the past five years. 

The HKBU School of Business is the only business school in Hong Kong, and amongst the one per cent of business schools worldwide, that has attained triple accreditation from the leading prestigious bodies, the AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. All three recognise its excellence in providing an education in business, with strong employability prospects and outstanding results for graduates.

The School of Business offers a BBA programme and 14 postgraduate programmes, ranging from master’s level to PhD. It also offers outstanding partnerships with other leading universities, providing joint master’s programmes with the University of Sheffield in the UK and France’s Grenoble Ecole de Management.

Based in the heart of Asia, in the vibrant city of Hong Kong, and with a gateway to the business opportunities of China, it provides a superb location in which to live and study. As a dynamic destination which is a major international hub for trade, it provides countless opportunities in areas such as finance, digital technology, aviation, shipping and more. 

Students at HKBU come from around the world, receiving not only a world class education and experience, but excellent support and prospects.

What's new

What's new

Hong Kong does not currently have a lockdown or restricted local movement due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and is relatively stable. Some of the measures that have been put in place to ensure student and staff safety include:

Moving online

HKBU has moved all its campus face-to-face classrooms to online mode through platforms like Zoom.

HKBU is committed to begin campus classrooms from September 2020, but if required, it is also prepared to continue online with a guarantee of a live classroom experience that will give students the chance to interact and collaborate with staff and other students.

Online assessment is flexible and includes examinations that can be taken at home and additional assignments to make up for formal examinations.

Training workshops, career services, student learning programmes, consultations, and recruitment talks are being conducted online for the benefit of its students.

Scholarship applications and interviews are also being held online as scheduled.

Reaching out

Informal and formal channels of communication with students have been set up to ensure that they are well-informed of the latest security measures on campus.

Self-care tips” have been posted for students’ mental wellbeing. Students can also get in touch with counsellors should they require support.

Measures taken

  • HKBU students are required to follow the all-mask policy on campus and in student accommodation on and off campus.
  • Temperature checks are done at campus entrance points.
  • Students are required to submit an online health declaration to return to the university campus.
  • All campus facilities and areas are disinfected regularly.
  • Student activities have been suspended.
  • Online support is being offered to students who are looking for accommodation on or off-campus.
Why study here

Why study here

  • HKBU School of Business is based in one of the most important financial centres in the world and is placed strategically to address major global business and trade developments.
  • HKBU School of Business offers students many postgraduate programmes to choose from.
  • The institution is recognized worldwide:
    • It is Hong Kong’s only business school and amongst one per cent worldwide to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
    • It is Hong Kong’s longest-established publicly funded business school, founded in 1956 and having a network of over 20,000 alumni.
    • A Top 25 Asia-Pacific Business School (Financial Times in 2018)
    • A Top 15 Young University in Asia (QS World University Rankings for the last five years)
    • HKBU ranked 60th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings 2019.
    • Its MSc in Business Management programme was ranked among the world’s top 100 in the Financial Times Masters in Management (MiM) ranking, 2018 and 2019.
  • The school focuses on whole-person business education and equips students with highly employable skills.
  • HKBU School of Business graduates are highly regarded by employers.
Scholarships & funding

Scholarships & funding

HKBU School of Business offers international students a wide variety of scholarships including full tuition waivers. Students are encouraged to apply early.

International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS)

These are merit awards for postgraduate international students who have demonstrated all-round excellence. Recipients enjoy a full tuition waiver and a living allowance of HKD 100,000.

Diversity Contribution Scholarship

This is for new entrants and considers factors like cultural experiences, work experience, international exposure, overseas education, special achievement and talents. The scholarship could range up to a full tuition waiver.

Entrance Award / Admission Scholarships

The Entrance Award / Admission Scholarships offer financial support to students with excellent qualifications and interview performance.

Graduation Academic Awards / Merit-based Awards

The Graduation Academic Awards / Merit-based Awards reward students for their academic achievements at the time of graduation.

Admission Scholarships for undergraduate students

The scholarships are established to reward outstanding local and non-local students to study in the BBA (Hons) programme.

Academic departments

Academic departments

HKBU School of Business offers courses under five departments, each of which offer well-structured, extensive courses to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The departments are:

Accountancy and Law

The department aims to provide students with the chance to develop professional skills and their personal attributes for continuing growth. The highly qualified staff bring with them experience of the workplace as well as of research in the areas of managerial accounting, international accounting, taxation, company law, international business law and much more.

Economics

Established almost 50 years ago, the department offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, offered by faculty members who are experienced researchers of a range of fields in economics. Many of them regularly share their expertise with businesses and the public sector.

Finance and Decision Sciences

The department’s teaching and research staff have a wealth of real-world experience and have had their work published in academic journals on various topics such as financial derivatives, investment strategies, decision support systems, information systems ethics, and supply chain.

Management

The striking feature of this department is the emphasis placed on innovative Human Resource Management Programmes, the majority of which are recognised as the best offered in Hong Kong. The programmes emphasise soft skills and social responsibility.

Marketing

Students in programmes offered by this department are trained and equipped with the appropriate skills to be global business leaders. Competence in marketing and a strong focus on ethics go hand in hand in all the courses on offer.

Global connections

Global connections

HKBU School of Business firmly believes that this is an era in which students need to be exposed to the realities of the professional domain outside geographical borders to confront contemporary challenges. The school’s international exchange programme does just that, by giving students the chance to enhance their academic learning by living in and experiencing different cultures to broaden their outlook.

HKBU School of Business has finalised exchange agreements with more than 200 universities in over 36 countries whereby HKBU students can study abroad for one part of their degree. In developing a quality international network, the school places great emphasis not only on institution rankings but also cultural diversity and global relevance.

Apart from regular semester exchange, programmes on offer as part of this international collaboration include joint double degree programmes with leading global universities, such as a joint MSc in Global Marketing Management with the University of Sheffield in the UK and a joint MSc in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing with the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France. There is also a dual degree on offer in MBA / MScBM in collaboration with National Taipei University of Business in Taiwan, which automatically entitles the student to a second master’s degree.

Facilities

Facilities

The school’s credentials are further reaffirmed by the fantastic, state-of-the-art facilities on offer at the school, some of which are reserved exclusively for the students of the school.

In the Bloomberg Laboratory, students have a chance to see first-hand one of the most powerful systems used by financial professionals. Using the Bloomberg terminal real-time financial market data can be analysed and monitored, in addition to being able to provide news, price quotes, and secure messaging.

The Datastream Laboratory is home to Datastream, which is a data driven service integrating economic research and strategy with asset analysis in one integrated application, something that the asset management industry thrives on. 

The Behavioral Research Laboratory (The Lab) is a space that research students and final year undergraduates are allowed to use for their projects. The Simulated Trading Laboratory is where the Fund Management Committee invests real money donated by alumni. In addition the computer laboratories are equipped with over a hundred PCs and SPSS software.

The Learning Corner is the all-encompassing name given to several common learning spaces, including discussion rooms, as well as gardens that provide a conducive environment for brainstorming and collaboration during team projects.

General facilities, which all students can use, include a well-stocked library housing English and Chinese titles, the Wai Hang Sports Centre, a three-star hotel and several coffee shops and restaurants dotting the campus.

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