Master of Science in China Business Studies
中國商貿管理理學碩士學位


Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 02006

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

-

Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation

42

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

6

Tuition Fee

HK$210,600 per programme for local students

HK$257,400 per programme for non-local students

Fees for students who can demonstrate Chinese language proficiency and are allowed not to undertake the 6 credits of Chinese language subjects are HK$183,600 for local students and HK$230,400 for non-local students.

 

Scholarship
Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Yang Lei
BA, MA, PhD

 

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Wing Lam
BBA, MA, PhD

Remarks

Late applications will be considered subject to the availability of places. Please contact us at 3400 2583 or email fbcbs@polyu.edu.hk as soon as possible for details.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

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.

 

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the programme should be able to

  1. evaluate developments in the Chinese business environment, and their impact on both domestic and foreign business organisations;
  2. identify and analyse ethical issues related to doing business in China;
  3. evaluate and be able to communicate the impact of culture on business and management practice, with particular emphasis on Sino-foreign business activities; and
  4. demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language.

 

Characteristics

The programme is offered by the Faculty of Business and supported by the Faculty of Humanities at PolyU. It covers the economic, social, legal, cultural, political, management, accounting and financial aspects of China.

The broadened curriculum includes Chinese language for international students and Chinese culture and cross-cultural management for all students.

China Immersion Experience involves a study tour or summer internship in the country.

Students may conduct individual research projects with supervision from an international faculty.

Recognition & Prospects

China's growth and integration into the world economy create opportunities for international business but foreign enterprises face the challenge of adjusting their way of doing business in China.

To thrive in China business, understanding the market environment, the country's policy making as well as Chinese language and culture is crucial.

This programme is designed to provide students with a multi-dimensional understanding of China Business.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and you are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based study and to graduate in one year. However, being credit-based, the programme allows you the flexibility to proceed at your own pace, while not exceeding the prescribed maximum study period.

 

The following is a range of subjects for selection.

 

Compulsory Subjects

Business and Culture (7 subjects for 24 credits)
Language (2 subjects for 6 credits)

  • The Legal System & Economic Law in China#
  • Chinese Economy & Business Strategies
  • China Immersion Experience
  • Foreign Trade & Investment in China
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Key Issues in China Business
  • Chinese I (for Non-Chinese speaking students)*
  • Chinese II (for Non-Chinese speaking students)*
  • Essentials of Chinese Culture 

 

Elective Subjects^ 

(4 subjects chosen from the following for 12 credits)

  • Theory & Practice of Accounting in China
  • Taxation Management in Hong Kong & China
  • Investments
  • Political Economy of Policy Making in China
  • Research Project in China Business Studies
  • Research Methods & Market Research in China 
  • Total Quality Management
  • Marketing in China
  • Human Resource Management in China  
  • Chinese III (for Non-Chinese speaking students)  
  • Encounters Between China & the West
  • Chinese Customs & Etiquette
  • Chinese Society & Culture Through Film

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.fb.polyu.edu.hk/r/cbs.

 

#This subject has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.

* Students who can demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language can fulfil the subject requirements through credit transfer.

^ 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.

 

Notes:

(i)   All subject details (e.g. subject description form, offering pattern, class timetable, etc.) are subject to continuous review and change.

(ii)  Subject to the University's minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects will be offered each year. Registration is also subject to the availability of places.

 

Entrance Requirements

  • 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 purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

No information is available at present.

Enquiries

For other information, please contact:

Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 2766 7142
Email: fbcbs@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact: 

Dr Yang Lei, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 3400 3457
Email: aflei.yang@polyu.edu.hk

Dr Wing Lam, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 4541
Email: wing.lam@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


The professors were excellent coaches and my classmates exposed me to brand new perspectives. The Shanghai internship was a great opportunity to apply theoretical concepts in a real-life environment and develop communication skills.


Chiu Ka Kai



It was not easy to quit my job and study full time for a Master’s degree, but it was much more worthwhile than I expected. My seven years of work were all related to the China market, and the programme helped me to understand more about the latest economic and social situations, laws and regulations, policies and taxation of the country. These will be very useful for my future career. The study tour to Taiwan, Shanghai and Beijing gave me insights into enterprises’ management philosophy. The teachers were extremely professional, helpful and patient. I really appreciate their efforts.


Lee Katie



The professors offered us industry and research insights and helped us to look at contemporary issues concerning China business and economics. During a study tour in the third semester, I gained practical experience and industry insights from the speakers and site visits.


Daut Matthias



I would recommend this programme to anyone with international (Asia-focused) interest. Living in Hong Kong, studying with students from all over the world and travelling for three weeks around mainland China and Taiwan were some of the best highlights! I also gained practical skills in marketing, management and economics (econometrics), and soft and transferrable skills such as how to interact in a foreign culture.


Green Bernard Joseph



CBS was the perfect starting point for me to study a diverse range of relevant subjects while choosing assignment topics of my own interest and being supported by open-minded professors. My Chinese classmates helped me to acquire the most valuable interpersonal and intercultural skills, resulting in long-lasting friendships.


Henn Frederik Maria



The subjects gave me a comprehensive understanding of the business environment and culture in China. The professors employed real-life cases to explain theoretical concepts. The study tour enabled me to know more about the operations of outstanding Chinese enterprises and the development of various industries in China, and gave me inspiration for my dissertation.”


Liu Jing



After having worked in mainland China for three years, my participation in the China Business Studies programme provided a final point from which to launch my career in Asia. The greatest value I gained was from learning how to synthesise, process and act on knowledge about law, economics, finance, and business culture, particularly in the China context. We were guided throughout this process by knowledgeable professors with extensive business experience in China and other countries. Furthermore, PolyU’s location in Hong Kong makes the programme ideally situated for spring-boarding graduates to become international managers.


Doherty Sean Patrick



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