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Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Introduction

Our Journey Since 1956

For more than half a century, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has been at the vanguard of business education in Asia, moulding generations of business leaders. Steeped in a tradition of academic excellence, yet always looking forward to new intellectual horizons, HKBU prides itself in striving to always remain a true pioneer in business education. Located at the crossroads between the emerging countries of Asia and the West, HKBU is ideally situated to confront the changes impacting our world, be it the economic resurgence of China, the deepening impact of globalization or the need for new ethical standards in the age of sustainability.

"Nurturing Ethical Leaders with Global Vision"

A Future to Sustain

Business ethics, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility are essential building blocks of corporate sustainability. That is the future of business. For our students not only to excel in their careers but also to shape the world, thinking innovatively is not enough; acting responsibly is the greater challenge. At the School of Business, we are committed to creating a better business environment through responsible business engagement. As proof of our commitment, HKBU was the first university in Hong Kong to join the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)and we also co-founded the World Business Ethics Forum (WBEF) with University of Macau. Marrying academic challenges with practical experience in a vibrant intellectual setting: HKBU School of Business is the ideal platform for future leaders to explore, discover, research, and create.

Our Mission and Vision

Since 1956, HKBU has provided innovative business education to students from across the globe. At HKBU’s School of Business, we seek to inspire good business practice, create values for stakeholders, and enhance social and economic growth and development through our research on corporate sustainability issues encompassing areas of business ethics, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance.

"The Now", "The Why" and "The How" of the School can be summarized as follows:

Our Vision

We aspire to be a leader in whole-person business education and a centre of excellence in business research in selected strategic areas in order to inspire business practice, create value for stakeholders, and enhance social and economic growth and development.

Our Mission

Through internationally recognised business education programmes and research achievements, our School seeks to nurture ethical business leaders with global vision, who make a difference to the organisations, industries and communities that they serve, in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the global community.

In keeping with this mission, we strive to:

  • cultivate and encourage our students’ academic curiosity and integrity, unleash their leadership potential and prepare the ground for them to become all-round, values-conscious business graduates through our high-quality and well-balanced curriculum;

  • excel as a leading institution in selected strategic research areas to advance and disseminate business knowledge as well as enhance teaching quality;

  • be one of the region’s most visible and influential business schools in terms of corporate advisory and public policy impact;

  • be a globally engaged business school that embraces faculty and student diversity in an increasingly interdependent and connected world;

  • encourage our staff and alumni to commit to nurturing business leaders and professionals with a dual emphasis on knowledge enhancement and business development;

  • foster collegiality within the School by adopting a participative governance structure that facilitates wide and frequent interactions among those who learn, teach and work at the School.

Core Values

  • Quality

  • Integrity

  • Professionalism

  • Innovation

  • Global Perspectives

  • Teamwork

  • Social Responsibility

Campus Features

HKBU School of Business is based in one of the world’s most important financial centres and is strategically located to effectively address major global trade and business developments. Meanwhile, HKBU’s drive to internationalise the University involves initiatives on many fronts. Apart from a growing global network of partnerships that facilitate academic exchange and enhance research strengths, HKBU brings diverse perspectives from around the world to the campus to broaden students’ horizons.

The courses provided by HKBU feature a strong international dimension, equipping graduates with cross-cultural skills and perspectives to become competent citizens in a globalised world. HKBU School of Business has a network of over 250 partner universities from around the world, enabling hundreds of students to avail themselves of exchange programmes. HKBU also offers students an exceptional international learning experience through a series of programmes and internships training. These once-in-a-lifetime experiences groom students for their future careers.

On-Campus Postgraduate Housing

With a view to catering for the accommodation needs of non-local students, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) offers student residences at Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House. Dr. Ng Tor Tai International House, located in the HKBU Campus, offers about 250 hostel spaces for non-local students. It is a unique community wherein students from different cultures and backgrounds are living together as fellow hall mates. Mutual respect and tolerance to difference and diversity in the community are highly valued and harmony is the characteristic of the student residence.

Off-campus Housing Alternatives

Apart from the accommodation provided by the University, students may choose to rent private properties from the property market. The most effective way to locate suitable rental properties is to visit property agents. Students may need to enter into a tenancy agreement with the private property owner if he/she decides to rent a flat.

    Scholarships and Funding

    HKBU School of Business offers a wide variety of entrance and merit scholarships to international students to honour their outstanding achievements, in which the scholarships are designed to help the School bring together talent from around the world and maximise diversity. Some of the scholarships offer allowances up to full tuition fee waiver plus living allowance for studying in Hong Kong. Competition for scholarships increases as the year progresses, so the School recommends all applicants to start their application early.

    International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS)

    HKBU School of Business is dedicated to student success across the world. The International Postgraduate Scholarships (IPS) are merit awards for postgraduate international students with all-round excellence admitted to designate full-time postgraduate programmes. Recipients will receive a full tuition fee waiver and a living allowance of approx. US$12,820.

    Diversity Contribution Scholarship

    Diversity Contribution Scholarship is attributed to new entrants who can enhance the diversity of the programmes based on criteria such as the applicants’ international exposure, cultural experiences, overseas education, work experience, special achievement and talents. The scholarship amount ranges from a fixed one-off amount to full tuition fee waiver.

    Entrance Award / Admission Scholarships

    The Entrance Award / Admission Scholarships offer financial support to new entrants with distinguishing qualifications as well as good interview performance.

    Graduation Academic Awards / Merit-based Awards

    The Graduation Academic Awards / Merit-based Awards reward students for their academic achievements in their programme at the time of graduation.

    Admission Scholarships for Undergraduate Students

    Various scholarships have been established to reward outstanding local and non-local students to study in the BBA (Hons) programme.

    Why study at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

    A few reasons to study at HKBU School of Business:

    • HKBU School of Business is based in one of world’s most important financial centres and is strategically located to effectively address major global trade and business developments.
    • Along with the HKBU mission focusing on Whole Person Development, the School focuses on holistic business education. Students are equipped with employable skills, because of which graduates are highly regarded by employers.
    • There are many programmes for students to choose from, including a BBA programme and 14 postgraduate programmes, ranging from master’s level to PhD.

    HKBU School of Business is recognised worldwide as:

    • The only business school in Hong Kong and among the 1% of schools worldwide to be accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.
    • The longest-established publicly funded business school in Hong Kong, established in 1956 and having an alumni network of over 20,000.
    • A Top 25 Asia-Pacific Business School (Financial Times in 2018).
    • A Top 15 Young University in Asia (QS World University Rankings for the last five years).
    • HKBU ranked 60th in the world (Times Higher Education World University Impact Rankings in 2019).

    Awards & Accreditations

    AACSB

    Accredited

    EQUIS

    Accredited

    AMBA

    Accredited

    Campus Life & Facilities

    General facilities, which all students can use, include a well-stocked library, the University’s own sports centres and several coffee shops and restaurants dotting the campus. Moreover, HKBU School of Business offers state-of-the art facilities, some of which are reserved exclusively for business students. These include Bloomberg Laboratory, Datastream Laboratory, Behavioral Research Laboratory, Simulated Trading Laboratory, Computer Laboratories and Learning Corner.

    HKBU School of Business fosters a strong culture of excellence in both research and teaching, pursuing lines of scholarly inquiry that complement and enhance instruction. Extensive extracurricular opportunities such as overseas exchanges, local or overseas internships, service learning and language enhancement programmes are offered to nurture students as all-round business leaders.

    Moreover, HKBU offers a wide array of activities, academic societies, student interest clubs, Student Union, and a postgraduate association. The Office of Student Affairs also provides great support to students for organising activities or counselling. No matter where a student’s interests and passions lie, they can be sure to find extra-curricular activities that enrich campus life, as well as build a social network beyond campus.

    Outside the HKBU campus, the city of Hong Kong also has a lot to offer. Known to most as a “Concrete Jungle”, Hong Kong is famed for its skyscrapers, tower-studded cityscape and breathtaking night view. Yet, more than 70% of Hong Kong’s total area is rural, including about 40% designated as protected country parks. This is the perfect place where one gets to experience both the vibrant city life and the relaxing gems of nature.

    Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business is in the Top 10 Countries to Study Abroad

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    Program Admission Requirements

    Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.

    Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.

    Locations

    • Kowloon Tong

      Baptist University Road, , Kowloon Tong

    • Hong Kong

      34 Renfrew Road, Kowloon Tong , , Hong Kong

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