Interdisciplinary curriculum with a China focus;
Multi-dimensional understanding of China Business;
Chinese language for international students;
Chinese culture and cross-cultural management for all students;
China Immersion Experience.
A Comprehensive Programme
With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyse changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China.
The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to complete the programme within the normal duration of one year.
Business and Culture (7 subjects for 24 credits)
Language (2 subjects for 6 credits)
China Immersion Experience
Chinese I (for Non-Chinese speaking students) *
Chinese II (for Non-Chinese speaking students) *
Chinese Economy and Business Strategies
Essentials of Chinese Culture
Foreign Trade and Investment in China
Managerial Economics with an Application to China Business
The Legal System and Economic Law in China #
* Students who demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language can fulfil the subject requirements through credit transfer.
# i. This subject has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
ii. The MSc in China Business Studies programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
Electives^ (4 subjects chosen from the following for 12 credits)
Chinese III (for Non-Chinese speaking students)
Chinese Customs and Etiquette
Chinese Society and Culture Through Film
Encounters Between China and the West
Human Resource Management in China
Key Issues in China Business
Marketing in China
Political Economy of Policy Making in China
Research Methods and Market Research in China
Research Project in China Business Studies
Taxation Management in Hong Kong and China
Theory and Practice of Accounting in China
Total Quality Management
^ Students are required to undertake at least 3 credits (1 subject) but not more than 6 credits (2 subjects) of electives concerning Chinese language, Chinese culture or literature.
Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on. 2
Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.
The structure and content of “China Immersion Experience” are subject to continuous review and change. Depending on different factors, other arrangements may be made to facilitate students’ completion of the subject “China Immersion Experience”.
Mode of Study
Medium of Instruction
The normal duration of the MSc CBS study is one academic year including the summer term.
Students having completed the required 42 credits graduate with the Master of Science in China Business Studies degree.
Exit Award: The Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in China Business Studies requires the completion of 24 credits for five compulsory subjects*, two FB (Faculty of Business) and one FH (Faculty of Humanities) elective subjects.
* Excluding the subject “China Immersion Experience”
Students and graduates of PolyU’s MSc in China Business Studies programme, who meet coursework and other requirements, qualify for admission to Master’s degree programmes in Quantitative Economics, Applied Math, Risk Management, and Accounting at Yeshiva University.
Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. It has four campuses in New York City.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications in relevant fields of business
Preference will be given to applicants with some work experience
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purposes.
The tuition fee is HK$281,400 per programme (42 credits)* (HK$6,900 per credit for 36 credits and HK$5,500 per credit for 6 credits)
The tuition fee is HK$313,800 per programme (42 credits)* (HK$7,800 per credit for 36 credits and HK$5,500 per credit for 6 credits)
*For students who demonstrate Chinese language proficiency and are exempted from 6 credits of Chinese language subjects, the tuition fees are HK$248,400 (local) and HK$280,800 (non-local).
The application for 2022-23 entry to the programme has commenced.
Merit-based scholarships are available.
International students merit-based tuition fee waiver
Local students merit-based tuition fee waiver
Mainland students merit-based tuition fee waiver