Curriculum - CUHK MBA

The application for CUHK MBA Intake 2021 is now open. The 4th round application deadline is 19 April 2021. Click here to apply now! 

Key Highlights

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24

Months 

Programme
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8

 

Terms
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9

 

Core Courses
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27

 

Electives Courses
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45

Units 

Credits Required

A Part-time MBA for ambitious future leaders:

  • Flexible learning: Part-time students normally meet on CUHK’s main campus at Shatin from 9:30am to 5:45pm every weekend for two classes. Some elective courses may be offered on weekday evenings at either CUHK Business School’s Town Centre in Admiralty or the main campus at Shatin. There are also selected courses to be completed in 3 to 5 days during intensive weeks or through online.
  • Diverse curriculum: From business management, fintech, to digital transformation, develop your credentials as a future leader.
  • Come to where East meets West: A range of exchange programmes, study tours and field trips blend international business learning with essential China business exposure.
  • Get to the top of business: Insights and hands-on experience all come with our Entrepreneurship Training, providing intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial mindsets and skills.

The CUHK MBA helped me achieve a promotion and expand my job scope with comprehensive leadership and management training. After graduation, I was promoted to a senior management position, managing the premium jewellery brand “Hearts On Fire” for Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company Limited. My job scope also expanded from regional level to global level, which includes the coordination of production, merchandising, sales and marketing, and more – all because the programme has taken me to the next level.

Clara AU
Hong Kong, Class of 2018.
Deputy Head, Sustainability and Innovation Centre, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Company Limited

  • Management: Competencies and Current Perspectives
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)*
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconmics for Business Executives
  • Leadership Development
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)*
  • Business Field Study (Optional)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study(Optional)

  • Management: Competencies and Current Perspectives
  • Corporate Financial Reporting
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Financial Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Macroeconmics for Business Executives
  • Leadership Development
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study (Optional)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study(Optional)

Concentration Options

Students may pursue a general MBA degree or select one of the below two concentrations to complete the programme:

Finance and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

General MBA

*Only intensive week electives can be selected in Year 1

  • Operations Management
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s) during intensive week (Optional)
  • Strategic Management
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study (Optional)
  • 6 units of elective course(s)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s) during intensive week (Optional)
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study (Optional)

  • Operations Management
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s) during intensive week (Optional)
  • Strategic Management
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study (Optional)
  • 6 units of elective course(s)
  • Up to 3 units of elective course(s) during intensive week (Optional)
  • 3 units of elective course(s)
  • Business Field Study (Optional)

Concentration Options

Students may pursue a general MBA degree or select one of the below two concentrations to complete the programme:

Finance and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Innovation

General MBA


 

Full Course List

Course offerings are subject to change. All MBA courses will be taught in English, with the exception of elective courses of a unique nature in which teaching in Chinese is preferable.

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Course
Type
Current Topics in Finance: Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
Elective - Finance and Technology

Fixed income securities include bonds that promise a fixed income stream and by extension all securities whose valuation and hedging are related to interest rates. This course is focused on the concepts and tools that are useful to managers who want to use these securities. Topics include the term structure of interest rates and forward rates; bond pricing, interest rate and reinvestment risks; risk and hedging in bond portfolio management; corporate bonds, emerging market bonds, and default risks; interest rate derivatives.

(Pre-requisite: FINA6010 Money and Capital Markets)

Current Topics in Management: How to Communicate with Impact
Elective - Without Concentrations

Theories will stay on paper forever if they are not applied in practice. To become a successful business leader in the future, you need to master the skills of effective communication and be able to communicate with impact. This course will help you acquire the necessary skills of a great communicator and break your psychological barrier when you present in front of audience(s).

Current Topics in Marketing: The Art of Selling
Elective - Without Concentrations

To be confirmed.

(Students who have completed MKTG6015W Salesmanship and Sales Management in the past is not allowed to take MKTG6032W Current Topics in Marketing: The Art of Selling.)

Financial Management
Core

This offering provides an overview and analysis of financial decision-making within the corporate setting. Various facets of financial management are tackled from both theoretical and applied perspectives. Key topic areas include capital budgeting, the concept of risk and expected returns, valuation of stocks and bonds, capital structure theory and its applications, cost of capital, corporate dividend policy, working capital management and equity fund-raising methods.

Fintech 101
Elective - Both Concentrations

This course will look beyond the theories of finance and enable students to understand how the business environment of financial firms is changing due to that oft-used and also oft-misunderstood word – fintech. The most recent figures from the OECD suggest the financial industry in developed economies makes up 20% of GDP, and work from the McKinsey Global Institute pegs its global revenue at US$11 trillion. Yet this same industry is still widely seen as being in great turmoil, with large financial institutions retreating from their historical product offerings, significant cuts in the workforce, and great attention being paid to the purported disruption of ‘fintech’ offerings.

While the traditional firms face these drawbacks, a youthful and talented class of entrepreneurs are launching their fintech competitors. Using technologies ranging from Blockchain to A.I., and with disruptive strategies looking to remake the business models, these firms are in the hunt for that elusive animal – the unicorn firm, a startup valued at US$1 billion.

The students of this course will look at the history of the finance industry, the challenges it faces and the historical drivers that brought it to this point, and finally look across a number of the sub-industries of finance – traditional banking, asset management, broking, insurance products, etc – to determine possible new directions and strategies for fintech startups.

(Pre-requisite: FINA5010 Financial Management)

FinTech Analytics
Elective - Finance and Technology

This course targets to train up students to derive and develop financial and managerial insights from technology, design innovative solutions to meet financial service needs, optimize financial decisions in complex business environment, and understand and analyze the social, economic, security, and legal impacts from their solutions.

(Pre-requisite: FINA5010 Financial Management)

Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management
Elective - Finance and Technology

The purpose of this course is to provide a comprehensive introduction to fundamental analysis of securities. The materials covered will help students to become familiar with a variety of financial instruments traded in the equity and fixed-income markets, to understand the theoretical foundation for, and practical implementation of, widely used asset pricing theories, and to develop essential skills needed to succeed as an investment professional.

Leadership Development
Core

The Leadership Development course will create the opportunity for students to reflect on two key areas of leadership; managing themselves (self awareness and understanding) and managing relationships (the impact they have on others). These two aspects involve a high level of self-awareness, the willingness to risk new behavior and the capacity to be flexible and make changes as the environment changes.

Macroeconomics for Business Executives
Core

This course provides students with a basic understanding of the state of the global economy and macroeconomic policy. Topics include national income accounting, unemployment, inflation, monetary and fiscal policies, and international economic interactions. Applications of economic theories to current macroeconomic phenomena will be emphasized.

Management Consulting
Elective - Without Concentrations

The course develops a valuable set of core consulting skills and provides a rich appreciation of modern management consulting of value to both prospective management consultants and to other business students who expect to engage and work with management consultants during their future career. The course complements the Business Practicum elective in which students have the opportunity to apply consulting skills in a real consulting engagement with a local company. In a typical session, the first hour will be an overview lecture on the Topic, or a discussion of the assigned Readings. A short ‘Industry interlude’ will cover aspects of the history and structure of the management consulting industry, including ethics, professional qualifications and recruitment practices. The final ninety minutes will be spent on an assigned “caselet” (a short-form case) based on a real management consulting engagement. Caselets will cover commercial organizations in China and overseas, as well as consulting interventions in not-for-profits and the Public Sector. Students will be placed into groups and each group will be asked to practice specific consulting skills and roles, with opportunities for each student to plan a consulting engagement, facilitate discussions with clients, and lead a consulting team.

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