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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Part-time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Part-time

Programme Code

84040 (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

Minimum 60 credits

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Simon YUEN


Award Leader

Ms Eileen FENG


Commencement Date

30 Aug 2021

Normal Duration

4 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,550/ credit
(Tuition fee for the 2021/22 academic year is subject to review)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

Not applicable

Aims and Objectives

This is the part-time programme offered under the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Scheme in Business. It is designed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and competencies to become a professional in the business sector. Graduates are expected to be adaptable to environmental changes, all-round, holistic, articulate, and respectful to others’ norms and cultures.


The Scheme comprises the following part-time programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hononurs) in Business 
  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (Innovation and Design Management) 


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Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 18
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1 designated as
China-related)+, 3 credits each
1 Free Elective subject 3
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in
English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate
degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only) 
0 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
51 – 60
FoundationUp to 3 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-business-related disciplines only)
0 – 9
8 subjects, 3 credits each24
3 subjects, 3 credits each9
Elective6 subjects, 3 credits each
(at least 3 elective subjects must be from the relevant
subject area; others can be from subjects of any
Total60 – 78

Within these subjects, students need to fulfil the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements.


Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.

Discipline Specific Requirements 

Foundation (for students from non-business-related disciplines only)

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management


Scheme Compulsory 

  • Business Communication in Chinese 
  • Business Finance  CEF
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Governance 
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Marketing Management  CEF
  • Applied Business Research
  • Integrated Study (Business)


Award-Specific Compulsory 

  • China Business Management  CEF
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Strategic Product Management


Elective- General Business

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business and Relationship Marketing
  • Business Law  CEF
  • China Marketing
  • Information and Communications Technology in Business
  • Personal Financial Planning Practices


Elective# - Other Subject Areas
(Students can choose the Award-specific Compulsory and Elective of the other subject areas under the Scheme as elective subjects)

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course Bachelor of Arts in Business of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Career Prospects

Graduates will possess proficient business communication skills, and stand ready to attempt professional qualification scheme relevant to their chosen practice. They will be immediately capable of embarking employment in a relevant profession.


Scheme Leader

Simon YUEN

3746 0098

Award Leader

Ms Eileen FENG

3746 0706

Programme Officer

Ms Elsa HO

3746 0070

Senior Administrative Assistant


3746 0045

Administrative Assistant

Mr Kelvin TAM

3746 0039