Master of Science in China Business Studies
Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 02006
Duration & Credit Requirement
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.
Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.
Dr Yang Lei
BA, MA, PhD
Deputy Programme Director
Dr Wing Lam
BBA, MA, PhD
Late applications will be considered subject to the availability of places. Please contact us at 3400 2583 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible for details.
Aims & Characteristics
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.
Graduates of the programme should be able to
- evaluate developments in the Chinese business environment, and their impact on both domestic and foreign business organisations;
- identify and analyse ethical issues related to doing business in China;
- evaluate and be able to communicate the impact of culture on business and management practice, with particular emphasis on Sino-foreign business activities; and
- demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language.
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.
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.
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
(4 subjects chosen from the following for 12 credits)
- Theory & Practice of Accounting in China
- Taxation Management in Hong Kong & China
- 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.
(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.
- 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.
For other information, please contact:
Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 2766 7142
For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Yang Lei, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 3400 3457
Dr Wing Lam, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 4541
No information is available at present.