Curriculum - CUHK MBA

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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
Selected Topics in Management: Management Decision Making
Elective - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Making decision is a fundamental life skill. According to multiple sources, an adult makes about 35,000 decisions every single day. Some decisions are ‘no-brainers.’ Most decisions you’ll face are tough and complex with no easy  or obvious solutions. Such decisions affect you, your family, friends, colleagues, work teams, organizations and many other known and unknown. Winston Churchill once complained the future is one damn thing after another. An effective decision-making process may be more complicated than flipping a coin, tossing a dart or letting someone else to make a mediocre choice which depends on luck for success.

Albert Einstein said the important thing is to never stop questioning. To understand the complexity and irrationality that arise in human decision making, you are going to answer many interesting questions in this course. To name a few: In X-file, why did the vampire choose picking up sunflower seeds over killing agent Mulder? How did Charles Darwin decide on whether to marry his cousin, Emma Wedgwood? What does the white elephant in your brain do to you? When is the best time of the day to make good decisions? Why do you need an afternoon nap after coffee? How do you choose your youtube channels? Why do older people have fewer friends? Are women’s intuitive judgments better than men’s? How can you make smarter financial decisions? To what extent you can trust collective wisdom? When is ‘one good reason’ better than many? Why is the PrOACT decision-making model useful in volatile and evolving environments? Answers to these questions will shed light on your decision-making process and outcomes. Throughout the 5-day learning journey of lectures, business cases and interactive exercises, you’ll scratch your heads and learn how to critically make life and work decisions with evidence and effective process.

Selected Topics in Management: Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investment
Elective - Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Social entrepreneurship requires visionary individuals to think out of the box and create new business opportunities for mission-driven ventures. Combining innovative mindset with the application of entrepreneurial principles, mission-driven ventures could bring social, environmental as well as economic benefits to the society. To support these ventures, impact investment and venture philanthropy can provide not only the resources to support such efforts, but also impact-driven accountability and results-orientated approach. This course will teach advanced knowledge and tools as well as hands-on skills, so that students can facilitate the above efforts and, specifically, to involve in a real-life social venture partner. They will need to address the challenges, capture potential opportunities and solicit support from the eco-system to make the venture real and sustainable. The best group of students will receive funding to work with the chosen venture partner.

Statistical Analysis
Core

This course is intended to equip students with the basic statistical tools required for the quantitative analysis of business problems. Topics include basic sampling and analysis of data, probability distribution functions, estimation of parameters and hypothesis testing, goodness-of-fit tests, analysis of variance, simple regression, correlation, and basic non-parametric statistical methods.

Strategic Management
Core

Encountering an increasingly competitive business environment, how managers interpreting and responding to it is crucial to the success of a business. This course is designed to provide students with a concept of competition and an understanding of the role of managers in the process of strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. Major topics include organizational mission, analysis of business environment, strategic planning, formulation and implementation of strategies at both business and corporate level, strategic change, and strategic evaluation and control. Cases, in-depth readings, and contemporary issues will be discussed in the class.

Venture Capital & Private Equity
Elective - Both Concentrations

The course will outline the mechanisms of venture capital (VC) investment and the financing of startups and early growth firms. As VC is a subset of private equity, the course will discuss the management, legal and marketing issues of private equity in general. Topics include raising and structuring private equity funds, the limited partnership, and fund strategies. The course will consider the investment decision of institutional investors in private equity and how funds are structured to meet their needs. It will discuss post-subscription private equity fund management – deal screening, evaluation, negotiation, disbursement, investee management, valuation and exit – and will consider specifically the perspective of the VC investee company – alternative sources of financing, how to approach a VC to maximize chances of success, and governance issues in VC financed firms. The course may also delve into public versus private equity buyouts, valuation of buyouts and corporate restructuring under private equity.

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