Hong Kong Baptist University School of Business

Introduction
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Since 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has provided innovative business education to students from across the globe. The School of Business has achieved recognition from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations: The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), The Association of MBAs (AMBA), and The European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School is among the 1% of the world’s business schools to have been triple-accredited.

The School’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes provide participants with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge they need for successful business careers. For example, our MBA programme is the first in Hong Kong to place a distinct emphasis on business in China, and many of our alumni have become successful mainland executives over the past decade. Our specialised master programmes including Master of Accountancy, Master of Human Resources Management, MSc in Applied Accounting and Finance, MSc in Applied Economics, MSc in Business Management, MSc in Corporate Governance and Directorship, MSc in Global Marketing Management, and MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management continue to set regional standards in these fields. Designed for senior managers and executives, our DBA programme is a uniquely designed professional doctorate programme for small cohorts. Furthermore, we offer extensive extracurricular opportunities such as overseas exchanges, business internships and service learning / language enhancement programmes to nurture students as all-round business leaders.

We have a strong culture of excellence in both research and teaching, pursuing lines of scholarly inquiry that complement and enhance instruction. A case in point is our recent adoption of corporate sustainability as a strategic theme in order to strengthen and integrate the business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility components of our pedagogical and research agenda. In 2008, the School of Business joined the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a network supported by the United Nations. We are the first member university in Hong Kong admitted to this global network, committed to integrating the PRME in the programmes we offer. With the support of the Journal of Business Ethics and the Asian Journal of Business Ethics, we founded the World Business Ethics Forum (WBEF) in 2006. Hosted biennially by the School, the conference explores new approaches and ideas in the field of corporate sustainability.

The School has gained international recognition for its contribution to new business knowledge, thanks in large part to its regional expertise and corporate partnerships. Our faculty conduct theoretical and applied research with significant corporate advisory and/or policy implications, and serve the private and public sectors as consultants, advisors and committee members.

Building on this solid foundation, the HKBU School of Business will continue to advance business education in order to better serve our community, our economy and our environment.

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Master of Accountancy

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The programme is designed for recent graduates (non-accounting) who intend to pursue a career in professional accounting. [+]

Master of Accountancy The programme is designed for recent graduates (non-accounting) who intend to pursue a career in professional accounting. It will also benefit those working in other non-accounting areas, who seek a thorough education in the principles and practice of accounting. The programme emphasises substantive and operational knowledge as well as the skills and competencies for an accounting professional/practitioner. The Part I of the programme has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants for Certified Public Accountants Qualification Programme purpose. Programme Learning Goals The learning goals of the MAcc are as follows: Students will have the contemporary knowledge of accounting. Students will be analytical and critical thinkers able to solve business problems. Students will have the fundamental knowledge in professional ethics and business and company law. Students will have an understanding of the accounting theory and the latest developments in accounting practice. Exemption Policy Exemption application will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Only courses completed at postgraduate level (and achieved a satisfactory grade) from a recognized tertiary institution within the past 5 years and with similar contents can be used to claim for exemption for core and elective courses. Only courses completed at undergraduate level (and achieved a satisfactory grade) from a recognized tertiary institution within the past 5 years and with similar contents can be used to claim for exemption for pre-core courses. A maximum of five pre-core courses may be exempted. In general, a maximum of one-sixth of the total unit-requirement may be exempted and students are required to pay the full tuition fees for exempted courses. A student may receive a block exemption for 6 courses provided that they were obtained in the HKBU PgD in PA programme which the student had successfully completed. In addition, a student may receive a maximum exemption for 4 courses provided that they were obtained in the HKBU Master of Science in Applied Accounting and Finance (MSc in AAF) which the student had successfully completed. Graduates of HKBU PgD in PA and MSc in AAF are not required to pay the full tuition fees for exempted courses. Note: Please note that the Department will not admit the PgDPA graduates in 2012-13 academic year for the second part of the programme. Interested PgDPA graduates could apply the programme starting from 2013-14 academic year. Students are required to provide a copy of academic transcript and relevant course outline/syllabus for application for course exemption. Otherwise, application for exemption will not be considered. International Recognition In April 2010, the School of Business received full accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). Founded in 1916, AACSB International is a specialized agency that grants accreditation for undergraduate and graduate business administration and accounting programmes. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management education. What AACSB says about our School and our programmes: Assurance of Learning Framework Honours Project involving an original research project by a student or pair of students and mentored by a faculty member Integrated mission-driven extracurricular activities complementing the traditional academic curriculum to support the School’s whole-person focus (Quoted from Best Practices Report of AACSB Initial Peer Review Team Report. The entire report is available upon request.) Professional Recognition (a) Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) The Part One of the programme has been accredited by the HKICPA as equivalent to a Conversion Programme for HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) admission purposes. Upon completion of the programme, students are eligible to register in the HKICPA QP (Route 2: Non-Accountancy Degree Holder), provided they hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree. (b) Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) The Part One of the programme has been accredited by the ACCA. Graduates of the programme can be obtain a maximum exemption of 9 papers (paper F1-F9) from the ACCA professional examination. (c) CPA Australia Graduate of the MAcc programme can obtain exemption of 8 exams in CPA Program foundation level and are eligible to apply for CPA Australia Associate Membership. (d) The Association of International Accountants (AIA) The programme has been assessed by the AIA for granting exemption of 12 papers in Foundation Level and Professional Level 1. Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to the MAcc programme should be: Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in business (non-accounting) or a related discipline from a recognized tertiary institution; or Holders of a Bachelor's degree in a non-business discipline from a recognized tertiary institution; or Holders of a qualification deemed to be equivalent . Note: Applicants bear the responsibility to confirm with HKICPA that their Bachelor’s degrees are recognized in meeting the student registration requirements of the HKICPA QP before applying for admission to the MAcc programme. Expecting Bachelor’s degree holders who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the programme commencement may also apply for admission. Both business (non-accounting) and non-business degree holders must satisfy the Pre-core programme requirements prior to their completion of the MAcc programme. The Pre-core programme includes courses on Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, Management and Statistics. Applicants should have demonstrated in their official academic transcripts that they possess fundamental knowledge in these areas. Students may also satisfy the Pre-core programme requirements by taking equivalent courses in other recognized programmes. Participants with deficiencies in any of these courses must take, at their extra cost, the prescribed Pre-core courses (which are no credit-unit courses with pass/fail option) to satisfy the competency requirements for admission to the HKICPA QP. Selection will be primarily judged on the basis of results in official academic transcripts and supporting documents. However, interviews may be arranged to further assess applicants' qualifications. English Proficiency Requirement Applicants whose Bachelor’s degrees are obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement: a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 80 (internet-based test); or an overall band score of 6.0 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS) ; or a score of 450 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of China or a pass in the old CET-6 test ; or an equivalent score on a comparable test. Mode of Study The normal duration of the programme is as follows: Part-time Mode: 2 years Full-time Mode: 1 year Tuition Fee HK$66,600 for the Part One and HK$79,200 for Part Two for the programme, excluding Pre-core programme fee. Total tuition fee is HK$145,800. Pre-core programme: $5,000 per course. Seven core courses and five elective courses in this programme are included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursable course list issued by the HKSAR Government. Students are eligible to apply for reimbursement of the tuition fees paid on these twelve courses, subject to the maximum ceiling of HK$10,000 per applicant. [-]

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Master of Science in Applied Accounting & Finance

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This is the only programme in Hong Kong that integrates applied knowledge and skills in accounting and finance to train professionals who will be at home in both fields. [+]

Master of Science in Applied Accounting & Finance

This is the only programme in Hong Kong that integrates applied knowledge and skills in accounting and finance to train professionals who will be at home in both fields. The programme emphasizes real, practical international cases. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of and updated knowledge in both accounting and finance. This makes the programme suitable not only for accounting and finance professionals, but also for managers and executives in other business areas.

Programme Theme

Enhance and Broaden Knowledge in Professional Accountancy and Finance

Programme Objectives

a) To provide an opportunity to Business Managers, Professionals, and Senior Executives to develop their analytical, judgmental, and conceptual minds; b) To enhance students’ understanding of the state-of-the-art knowledge in accounting and finance; c) To equip students with the solid accounting and finance knowledge and practical skills needed for managing their organizations; d) To prepare students to advance further in their professional careers, or to continue their studies in the relevant fields, and e) To facilitate students to prepare for relevant professional qualification examinations.... [-]


Master of Science in Applied Economics

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon

The Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon) programme provides an in-depth understanding of the economic mechanism of our economy. [+]

Master of Science in Applied Economics The Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon) programme provides an in-depth understanding of the economic mechanism of our economy. This enables our graduates to make right decisions for business enterprises, public organisations as well as individuals in view of the drastic changes in the world economy. The programme is designed to maintain a well-balance between advanced theoretical coverage and applied economic analyses of the real world. Its objective is to train competent economic analysts in government, NGOs, financial institutions, and other major corporations. Programme Aims This programme aims at ensuring our graduates: to acquire advanced knowledge of economic theories to study China's economic institutions and development from an international perspective to apply sophisticated techniques in analysing real world issues Learning Goals The programme's Learning Goals are listed below: Students will acquire advanced knowledge for analysing economic issues Students will enhance their understanding of the economic behaviour of various agents and institutions in the economy Students will apply advanced theories to analyse real world problems Students will relate economic theories and empirical methods of data analyses to the applied research of economic issues Programme Structure This MSc in Applied Economics Programme (MScAEcon) provides rigorous training in Western economic theories. The programme is designed to maintain a well-balance between advanced theoretical models and applied training in economic analyses of the real world, especially the Chinese economy. Students will be trained to become competent applied economists in various government and private sectors. The training also enables ambitious graduates to pursue doctoral studies in local and overseas universities. MScAEcon is made up of courses oriented toward three core elements: advanced theories, applied analyses, and the Chinese economy. Students are required to take 10 courses, of which five are compulsory courses and five are elective courses. The medium of instruction is English. Students are expected to finish the programme in one year. Announcements (June, 2014) Top MScAEcon graduate gets full financial support from famous US university Mr. CHUNG Wing Yin, a 2013 graduate of MSc in Applied Economics, will leave for USA this summer to pursue PhD study in Economics at Clemson University, USA with 100% tuition waiver and full financial aid. Among all the 3 batches of graduates, together with Mr. CHUNG, the MSc in Applied Economics programme currently has 5 graduates studying PhD in universities around the world: 2 graduates in Hong Kong Baptist University (Full financial supports) 1 graduate in Chinese University of Hong Kong (Full financial support) 1 graduate in Peking University 1 graduate in Clemson University, US (Tuition waiver and full financial support). Admission The overall scholastic record and potential of the applicant for admission is more important than prior preparation in specific areas of economics. While undergraduate specialization in economics is desirable, the programme is open to students whose undergraduate degree has been in other fields. In general, applicants should possess: a good bachelor's degree from a recognised university, or equivalent. Although a bachelor's degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite for admission, the applicant is expected to possess the knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with some training in mathematics (especially in calculus and linear algebra) and statistics. All students will be required to attend bridging courses. proof of English proficiency (for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions). This can be fulfilled by obtaining a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based test, 86 or above preferred); OR a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; OR other equivalent qualifications On top of academic performance, applicants are encouraged to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). Although the results of GRE and GMAT are not required, a satisfactory score in either GRE or GMAT is helpful in getting admission and scholarship. Tuition Fee and Scholarship The tuition fee is HK$ 144,000, payable in two equal installments, for 2015 September intake. Depending on financial availability, several full or half entrance scholarships may be offered each year for the most outstanding applicants during admission. Applicants who want to be considered for entrance scholarships must submit all supporting documents on or before 28 February 2016. Several merit-based award will be given to the most outstanding students in the MScAEcon programme at the time of graduation. [-]

Master of Science in Business Management

Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The MScBM Programme specifically serves the needs of fresh graduates who aspire for a future business career, and potential business leaders early in their careers. [+]

Master of Science in Business Management The MScBM Programme specifically serves the needs of fresh graduates who aspire for a future business career, and potential business leaders early in their careers, developing them with the knowledge at Master’s level and assisting them in the acquisition of skills in general business and management. Advanced business knowledge and skills The Programme prepares participants to enter or advance in an executive career in business by developing knowledge and skills to a professional level. It is suitable for junior business executives or recent university graduates, which helps develop and refine their business knowledge, practical experience and personal skills. Besides graduates of business disciplines, non-business majors who wish to begin a business career are encouraged to apply. MScBM Awards Scheme Two MScBM award schemes are set up to reward outstanding students, including MScBM Entrance Award and Graduation Academic Awards. Executive Development Series The Executive Development Series is especially designed to amplify students’ formal learning. It involves seminars, corporate visits, management skills workshops and career development training. International Exposure The international exchange programme provides a valuable opportunity for students to broaden their horizon as well as to enhance cross-cultural communication. Pursuing an MBA with exemptions MScBM graduates may further pursue the HKBU MBA programme if they have fulfilled the working experience and other MBA entrance requirements. MScBM graduates can gain exemption of up to half of the HKBU MBA credit units, subject to certain conditions and approval process. Learning Goals The MScBM Programme aims to enhance and broaden students’ knowledge in business and management. Programme Learning Goals (LG) LG1: Students will develop knowledge in major functional areas of modern business, with emphasis on the integration of the multiple dimensions of international business. LG2: Students will develop ability to apply the knowledge and understanding of business and management to complex issues of modern days, both systematically and creatively, to improve business and management practice. LG3: Students will be knowledgeable in major functional areas of modern business, with emphasis on the integration of the multiple dimensions of international business. LG4: Students will acquire knowledge of business ethics, CSR and corporate sustainability issues affecting business. Curriculum The programme covers a diverse range of management and business disciplines. The curriculum (subject to University's approval) itself is flexible; students have the options of completing the programme in one-year full-time mode or two-year part-time mode. Admission Requirements (a) A Bachelor’s degree from a recognized university or comparable institution; or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent; (b) Good English proficiency (If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies, applicants are required to provide evidence of good English proficiency, e.g. with a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 79 (internet-based) or equivalent qualifications; (c) A satisfactory performance in the selection interview; and (d) GMAT is not required but highly encouraged. To further assist in the evaluation of applicants' qualification, applicants are required to supply the names of two referees qualified to provide information concerning the applicants' ability to complete the programme satisfactorily. Applicants should also submit a personal statement of not more than 500 words on their motivation to study the programme, as part of the application materials. * A satisfactory GMAT score would be helpful in the admissions process. Tuition Fee & Financial Assistance Tuition fee for 2014 intake is HK$178,000 (subject to University's approval): For Full-time mode students, tuition fee will be paid in 2 installments For Part-time mode students, tuition fee will be paid in 4 installments Financial Assistance Continued Education Fund (CEF) The MScBM programme has been included in the reimbursable course list of CEF. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed for 80% of their fees, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000, on successful completion of one or more reimbursable modules forming part of the programme. Non-means Tested Loan Local students are eligible to apply for the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency of HKSAR. [-]

Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Directorship

Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2016 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

Good Corporate Governance is no longer just a slogan, but a road map for corporate success. The collapse of Enron and Lehman Brothers has led to serious recessions around the world. [+]

Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Directorship Director's Message Good Corporate Governance is no longer just a slogan, but a road map for corporate success. The collapse of Enron and Lehman Brothers has led to serious recessions around the world. Today’s corporate leaders are faced with daunting new challenges posed by the global credit crisis, changing regulatory climate and complex accounting regulations. To ensure business sustainability and to cope with global challenges, corporate governance has become a focal concern, not only to business leaders but also to corporate stakeholders. The HKBU School of Business launched the MSc in Corporate Governance and Directorship (MScCGD) Programme in 2005. The main objective is to equip corporate leaders, executives and professionals to maximise their contribution to sound governance. This Programme is dedicated to empowering students with cutting edge knowledge and skills, incorporate knowledge and research. Graduates should serve their organisations better with fresh ideas and information, while supporting their boards towards achieving greater success. Our students have been exposed to a different learning experience at HKBU. The well-rounded curriculum, engaging professors and veteran practitioners provide an action-oriented learning environment. With all these, we trust our graduates will discover how to strengthen their corporation’s ultimate responsibility and performance, both internally and externally. Dr. K.L.Alex Lau Overview The MSc in Corporate Governance and Directorship (MScCGD) Programme adopts an integrated approach to equip current and future corporate leaders and directors with various distinguished theoretical tools and cutting edge knowledge and skills to strengthen the corporate governance system of their host organizations. On career front, our MScCGD Programme assists graduates to develop themselves as company directors (both executive and non-executive), chief financial officers, chief executive officers, board secretaries, fund manager, risk managers, internal auditors, regulators or market intermediaries (such as auditors, analysts, investment bankers, credit rating agencies and lawyers). On education front, it is suitable for professionals who are interested in the studies of corporate governance as an intellectual endeavor. Programme Theme and Learning Goals Our Theme Corporate Governance, equipped with practical knowledge and skills. Our Learning Goals Students will have the knowledge in contemporary corporate governance and have related problem solving skills supported by corporate governance principles and theories. Students will be able to analyse critically the major stakeholders’ monitoring roles in solving corporate governance and related business problems. Students will have the knowledge and awareness of the laws and regulations related to corporate governance, and the ethical and corporate social responsibilities required by professional managers and directors under a changing business environment. Students will be able to analyse critically corporate transparency and strategic financial policy in relation to corporate governance. Curriculum An Innovative Curriculum The Programme offers 9 course-work courses in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, finance, legal studies, management and business ethics. At the final stage, students are required to complete an integrated graduate project to apply their knowledge and skills developed throughout the programme. Classes are maintained at a medium size to allow discussion between teachers and students. Small group composition has successfully helped students of different backgrounds to achieve greater synergy in project assignments. Besides class lectures, various methods of instruction are employed to develop analytical skills and critical minds as well as a culture of teamwork. These methods include case analysis, class presentation, group projects, report writing, etc. Flexible Mode of Study Students can choose to complete their studies either in a full-time mode (12 months, 3 trimesters, 3 to 4 courses in each trimester) or a part-time mode (18 months, 5 trimesters, 2 courses in each trimester) . Classes are normally held at our campus from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on weekday evenings and/or from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in weekend afternoons. The official medium of instruction is English. Admission Part-time applicants may now apply on-line. Applicants should posses: 1. a Bachelor's degree with honours in Business from a recognized university or comparable institution, or an equivalent qualification (such as professional qualifications in Accounting, Finance, Company Secretarial Practices or Law); OR 2. a Bachelorˇs degree in other disciplines if they have obtained relevant experience and/or training in business or related fields (such as Accounting, Company Secretarial Practices, Finance, Law, Management and so on); AND 3. a minimum of three-year relevant work experience. Since English is the medium of instruction, applicants should possess a good command of English. If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies, applicants are required to provide evidence of good English proficiency (e.g. a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based); 213 (computer-based) ; 79-80 (internet-based) / IELTS overall band score of 6.5 / an equivalent score on a comparable test. Appropriately qualified applicants will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. Applicants who have graduated from a non-business degree and do not possess training / experience in the area of business or related disciplines may be required to take an intensive foundation course before the first trimester begins. Application Deadline 31 March of the current year (full-time) 31 May of the current year (part-time) Programme Fee HK$112,200 Part-time in 5 equal installments* Full-time in 3 equal installments* * one installment per trimester Programme Commencement Date September 2014 [-]

Master of Science in Global Marketing Management

Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Sheffield Hong Kong Kowloon + 2 more

The programme is designed for relatively recent graduates in any discipline with an interest in working in the marketing function for multinational organizations. [+]

Master of Science in Global Marketing Management The Master of Science in Global Marketing Management (MScGMM) is a joint award taught postgraduate programme offered by the Department of Marketing, HKBU and the Management School of the University of Sheffield (the United Kingdom) on a one year full-time study basis. The programme is designed for relatively recent graduates in any discipline with an interest in working in the marketing function for multinational organizations. It will also benefit those in general and line management, who seek a thorough education in the principles and practice of global marketing management. Applicants from all countries will be considered. Non-Hong Kong graduates of the programme can apply to stay and work in Hong Kong for 12 months after graduation. Enrolment on the programme will automatically allow you to become an Affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). Completion of the programme gives you a further option of becoming a Chartered Marketer after three years work experience and an additional 35 hours of personal development. International Exposure By spending the first semester in the UK and the second semester in Hong Kong, students can experience firsthand the east and the west in one single year through global exposure. World Class Learning Experience A unique international cooperative opportunity for students to experience high quality learning and teaching that utilises the strengths of two research-led universities, which offer internationally recognised business and management programmes. Joint Award Hong Kong's first joint Master’s degree in Global Marketing Management, leading to a single master degree to be issued jointly by Hong Kong Baptist University and the University of Sheffield. The Programme aims to: 1. provide students with the knowledge and skills appropriate to commence an international career associated with marketing management. 2. develop students’ understanding of marketing theories and practices associated with global organizations in order to enable them to identify and critically evaluate the strategies adopted in meeting the challenges imposed by changing social, political and economic environments. 3. develop students’ understanding of the impact of contextual forces acting on businesses in the marketing discipline. 4. develop students’ understanding of and ability to conduct rigorous international related market research through independent study, leading to the submission of a dissertation. 5. provide students with a unique international opportunity to experience high quality learning and teaching that will be delivered across two research-led universities i.e., University of Sheffield and HKBU, where they will interact with faculty and students from different cultures. Curriculum Programme Structure Semester 1 (Starts in September) The University of Sheffield MGT6045 Marketing Management MGT6073 Global Marketing MGT6181 Marketing Communications MGT6182 International Consumer Behaviour MGT6180 Contemporary Marketing Practices Semester 2 (Starts in the following January) HKBU MKT7250 International Services Marketing Management MKT7260 Strategic Marketing MKT7270 International Marketing Research MKT7280 Socially Responsible Marketing in an International Context Summer (June to September) HKBU / The University of Sheffield MKT7290 Dissertation (equivalent to MGT689 Dissertation of the University of Sheffield) Study Mode One year full time taught postgraduate programme, semester 1 in the United Kingdom and semester 2 in Hong Kong. Medium of Instruction English is the official medium of instruction. International Accreditation The School of Business, Hong Kong Baptist University and the Sheffield University Management School are both triple-accredited by the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations: the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The top 1% of management schools in the world were awarded this TRIPLE CROWN STATUS. Admission Requirements 1. You will need a good degree in any subject (An upper second class (2:1) or higher; or equivalent) or approved professional qualification combined with a desire to learn about the principles and practices of marketing. You do not need prior marketing or management experience. 2. English language requirements If you are a national (or university graduates) of a majority native English speaking country, you do not need to complete a specific English language qualification. List of majority native English speaking countries: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/english-speaking-countries Other than students from native English speaking countries, an English language qualification is required: IELTS is our preferred test of language. You need an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, with at least 6 in all the component tests. If you are unable to sit the IELTS, you should take TOEFL . If you take TOEFL, please note that the internet-based test (IBT) is the only TOEFL qualification that we accept. Comparison of English language test scores (IELTS, TOEFL iBT etc): http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/eltc/englishtests/toefl-ielts Other acceptable English language qualifications: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/info/englang Application There are no specific application deadlines for this programme. However you should be aware of the programme start date (i.e late September) and give yourself plenty of time in which to apply, particularly if you are a non-UK applicant who needs to arrange a student visa. You may submit an application as early as September (for admission in September the next year) and as late as three months before the programme start date. *Application for the Programme Through the University of Sheffield only. Note: Your application is in two parts: Part 1: Your Details; and Part 2: Course Applications. You have to complete Part 1 before you can move on to Part 2. When you are on the Sheffield's online application system, you will find "Course Selection" in Part 2. Please select "Faculty of Social Sciences" for faculty and "Management School" for department, then select "full time" courses and you will find "Global Marketing Management" on the list. Supporting Documents for Application 1. Proof of your undergraduate degree qualification (with transcript). ***If a students transcript is in languages other than English (eg.Chinese), an official translated copy in English is required. 2. Two academic references 3. English language certificates (for applicants who have not completed a first degree or postgraduate diploma in these countries: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/english-speaking-countries) 4. A supporting statement (at least 300 words) 5. Curriculum Vitae (CV)/Resume Offer Types You will get a reply from the University of Sheffield regarding your application within 4 weeks in a normal case. If an offer is made, it will be either Conditional or Unconditional. A Conditional offer means that there are requirements that you need to meet before you can start the course, for example a certain English language score, or a minimum grade in your current studies. An Unconditional offer means that there are no further requirements that you need to meet. If you have not met the English language requirements at the time of application and there is no other reason for rejection, you will get a conditional offer. Postgraduate students who wish to join Sheffield’s programmes often find that they get a 'conditional offer' on English language requirements. To change their offer to 'unconditional', they need to improve their English language. The University of Sheffield offers the opportunity to study English on a course taught with a business and management perspective. These pre-sessional courses are provided by the TUOS English Language and Teaching Centre (ELTC). It is important to note that candidates who have a conditional offer will need to pass the final test at the required level before you could start the MScGMM programme. Tuition Fee Semester one fees to be paid to the University of Sheffield in pounds (UK/EU students GBP 4,500; International students GBP 8,250) and semester two fees to be paid to HKBU in Hong Kong dollars (HK$97,500; HKBU/SCE/UIC students and alumni HK$87,500 under Life-long Learning Reward Scheme). Life-long Learning Reward Students and alumni of HKBU, HKBU-SCE and UIC are entitled to a Life-Long Learning Reward of HKD10,000 (reduction in fee charged in semester 2) if they choose to remain at the University to study for this programme. This reward is offered by the Department of Marketing, HKBU. Scholarships Hong Kong Baptist University Up to four scholarships ranging from HK$5,000-HK$10,000 each will be granted to students with outstanding academic performance at the end of the programme. Students do not need to apply for the scholarship under this merit-based scholarships scheme. The University of Sheffield There are a number of scholarships ranging from £1,000-£5,000 which students may be eligible for. Regarding Sheffield's scholarships, all applicants who have been made a conditional or unconditional offer will be sent an email inviting them to apply for the relevant scholarship. The email will outline all scholarships that the applicant is eligible to apply for. Exempted Course at Non-local Courses Registry, Education Bureau (Reference number: 452359/452445) It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. [-]