Programme Structure

The Programme is designed with a five-fold structure with different course requirements as follows:

  • College-wide Requirements (CR)– providing foundation knowledge in humanities and social studies, in language and communication skills, culture, history, and physical education
  • Faculty Requirements (FR) – emphasizing fundamental concepts in economics, business, and mathematics for the preparation of advanced courses in the students’ chosen field within the Faculty of Commerce
  • Departmental Requirements (DR) – emphasizing more advanced knowledge and concepts in Business Administration and Management
  • Departmental Electives (DE)– providing choices for more specialized knowledge and concepts within the Department, which include general business studies and professional streams
  • Elective Courses (EC) – including all elective courses within the Faculty of Commerce or free elective chosen across faculties.

The courses in the Programme are grouped into six major subject domains, designed to provide students with different diversities of specialization. These subject groups are:

  • General Education,
  • Business Studies,
  • Management Studies,
  • Accounting and Finance,
  • Law and Ethics, and
  • Information Systems and IT.

A wide variety of courses are organized under these subject groups to provide a systematic and progressive guidance for students to develop different career prospects and further enhance their academic achievements.

  • Courses in the Management Studies group mainly help students to develop their professional knowledge and managerial skills for their future career. This management group consists of three disciplines including General Management, Human Resources Management and Marketing Management. Students may specialise in these disciplines according to their academic interests and professional development.
  • The Business Studies group includes foundation courses as well as mathematics knowledge for preparing students to advanced courses in business and management.
  • In the Accounting and Finance subject group, accounting courses provide students with a solid foundation of the conceptual framework in accounting while the finance and banking courses allow students to understand the financial aspects of a business organization. Students will therefore be able to interpret, analyses financial information which can assist the business decision-making process.
  • Law and Ethics courses mainly introduce students to the importance of business responsibility and how it affects the society. These courses also equip students with the understanding of current regulatory framework and professional ethics in management practices.
  • The Information and IT group provides students with the latest knowledge in IT for business applications. Students will be equipped with the knowledge to employ IT to assist in the management functions.
  • There is also a Final Year Project, which helps students consolidate and apply their knowledge in real situations, acquire research skills and develop their self-learning ability.