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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Corporate Governance (BBA-CG)

1.  AIMS OF THE BBA-CG PROGRAMME

 

The Programme aims to provide students with quality education in corporate governance and equip students with knowledge, skills and values for their personal and career development.  The comprehensive curriculum covers training on generic skills, general and business education, reporting and compliance, corporate administration and governance.  Graduates will have the required competency to meet future challenges in the changing business environment in the global marketplace.

2.  OBJECTIVES OF THE BBA-CG PROGRAMME

 

The Programme objectives are to:

  • develop students’ creativity, critical thinking, analytical ability and problem-solving skills;
  • cultivate students’ communication, interpersonal, leadership, independent learning and other transferable skills;
  • instil in students a strong sense of social responsibility and high commitment to business ethics;
  • enhance students’ global awareness and local sensitivity;
  • provide students with a solid foundation of the theoretical and practical knowledge required in corporate governance in the local and global contexts;
  • develop students’ abilities in assisting and advising the board of directors in pursuit of good corporate governance practices and regulatory compliance; and
  • instil in students ethical sensibility and professionalism in executing governance and related functions.

3.  PROGRAMME INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • address professional and personal challenges through the application of inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary knowledge acquired;
  • possess effective communication ability in a business environment, work as a team player to integrate effectively the skills and knowledge developed, and be able to manage independent lifelong learning;
  • evaluate own contributions and responsibilities in becoming responsible employees, business leaders and business partners;
  • possess broad horizons and be inquisitive about various global issues and developments such as politics, cultures, social sciences and technologies;
  • demonstrate an understanding of the laws and regulations in corporate governance and recognise best practices for the purpose of regulatory compliance;
  • integrate and apply knowledge of good corporate governance practices to support the board of directors and help to execute a regulatory system; and
  • identify the roles and responsibilities of corporate officers and perform with a sense of ethicality and professionalism.

4.  BBA-CG PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

This is a four-year programme and there will be two semesters of 15 weeks in each year.

Students will be required to study at least 40 modules (120 credits) over the four years. Each module consists of three credits.

The Programme consists of 3 major areas of study: (1) Common Core Requirements, (2) Business Education and (3) Major Studies in Corporate Governance.

  • Modules in Common Core Requirements are intended to strengthen students’ language abilities as well as quantitative and IT skills, and increase their knowledge in local and global affairs, and broaden their horizons.
  • Business Education modules provide students with a broad foundation in business education and help them develop business acumen.
  • Major Studies in Corporate Governance modules are designed to provide students with the specific skills and knowledge required for corporate governance.

 

Recommended Study Plan for Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Corporate Governance

Study Area
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Common Core Requirements
(14 core & 2 electives = 16modules)
(48 credits)
Chinese Language
CHN1000 Freshman Chinese
CHN1002 Chinese Literature Appreciation
CHN2001 Putonghua for Business
English Language
ENG1010 English for Effective Communication
ENG2010 English for Academic Purposes
ENG2020 English for Business Communication
General Education*
GEN1000 Perspectives on General Education
GE Core
GE Core
GE Core 
GE Core
GE Elective
 GE Elective
Mathematics and Statistics
AMS1303 Probability and Statistics
AMS2001 Quantitative Methods for Business Management
Information Technology
COM2001 Information Systems in Business
Business Education
(10 core modules)
(30 credits)
Accountancy
ACY2001 Financial Accounting
ACY2021 Hong Kong Business Law
Economics and Finance
ECO1001 Business Economics 1
ECO1002 Business Economics 2
FIN2001 Financial Management
FIN3004 Corporate Finance
Marketing and Management
MGT1002 Principles of Management
BUS2001 Principles of Marketing
MGT4001 Business Policy and Strategy
Supply Chain Management
SCM2001 Management of Contemporary Business Operations
Major Studies in Corporate Governance 
 
(11 core & 1 elective = 12modules)
(36 credits)
Corporate Governance
ACY2002 Management Accounting 1
ACY3003 Hong Kong Taxation
ACY3021 Hong Kong Company Law
ACY3101 Corporate Governance 1
ACY3103 Corporate Secretaryship
ACY3111 Corporate Accounting 1
ACY3112 Corporate Accounting 2
ACY4102 Corporate Governance 2
ACY4104 Corporate Administration
ACY4105 Hong Kong Securities Law
ACY4106 PRC Company Law
Specialty Elective
Free Elective
(2 modules)
(6 credits)
Free Elective
Free Elective
40 modules
(120 credits)
10
10
10
10

 

 

*      General Education

Types of
Requirements

(No of Modules)

Description

No of Credits

GE – Foundation
(1 module)

GEN1000   Perspectives on General Education

3

GE – Core

(4 modules)

Students are required to take at least ONE module from each of the following four academic clusters:

Cluster 1: Humanities
Cluster 2: Social Sciences
Cluster 3: Science, Medicine and Technology
Cluster 4: Moral Reasoning

12

GE – Elective

(2 modules)

Option 1:

Students may choose any TWO GE modules
or
Option 2:
Students may choose any one of the GE modules
plus
GEN4001 Capstone Project on General Education as the second GE elective.

6

7 modules

 

21

 

List of Elective Modules

  • ACY3004 – Auditing and Assurance 1#
  • ACY3005 – Management Accounting 2#
  • ACY4003 – Advanced Taxation#
  • ACY4004 – Auditing and Assurance 2#
  • ACY4006 – Accounting Information System#
  • ACY4008 – Financial Statement Analysis#
  • ACY4010 – PRC Taxation#
  • AMS1001 – Introduction to Linear Algebra and Calculus
  • AMS1302 – Probability and Statistical Theory
  • BUS3001 – Marketing Research
  • BUS3002 – Consumer Behaviour
  • BUS3003 – Advertising and Promotion Management
  • BUS3004 – Sales Force Management
  • BUS4001 – China Marketing
  • BUS4002 – E-Marketing
  • BUS4003 – Retail and Channel Management
  • BUS4006 – Services Marketing
  • BUS4008 – Global Marketing
  • BUS4010 – Brand Management
  • CHN1006 – Listening and Speaking ChineseⅠ(漢語聽說I)^
  • CHN1007 – Listening and Speaking ChineseⅡ(漢語聽說II)^
  • CHN1008 – Introduction to Chinese Culture中國文化導論^
  • CHN2002 – 普通話應用技巧進階
  • CHN2006 – 中文名篇閱讀與寫作
  • CHN2007 – 《孫子兵法》與現代管理 The Art of War and Modern Management
  • CHN3001 – 商業中文
  • CHN3006 – 高級普通話口語訓練 Advanced Putonghua Oral Training
  • ECO3001 – Money and Banking
  • ECO3002 – Introduction to Econometrics
  • ENG1020 – English for Public Speaking
  • ENG3010 – Advanced English
  • ENG3020 – English for Business Analysis
  • FIN3001 – Financial Institutions and Markets
  • FIN3003 – Principles of Investments
  • FIN4002 – Fixed Income Securities
  • FIN4003 – Financial Derivatives
  • FIN4004 – Personal Financial Planning
  • FIN4005 – Credit Risk Management
  • FIN4006 – Portfolio Management
  • FIN4007 – International Finance
  • FIN4009 – Hong Kong Banking and Finance Law
  • FLA1101 – German I
  • FLA1102 – German II
  • FLA1105 – Korean I
  • FLA1106 – Korean II
  • FLA1107 – Japanese I
  • FLA1108 – Japanese II
  • FLA1109 – French I
  • FLA1110 – French II
  • FLA1111 – Spanish I
  • FLA1112 – Spanish II
  • GEN1001 – 批判思考[1]
  • GEN1002 – Fundamentals of Public Administration[2]
  • GEN1003 – 東亞文化論專題 - 日、韓文化之比較[1]
  • GEN1004 – Individual and Society[2]
  • GEN1006 – Wellness in Contemporary Society[3]
  • GEN1007 – Psychology and Life[2]
  • GEN1008 – Creative Thinking[1]
  • GEN1009 – 中國近現代史[1]
  • GEN1010 – History and Civilisation[1]
  • GEN1011 – Fundamentals of Political Science[2]
  • GEN1012 – Culture, Media and Society[2]
  • GEN1013 – Technology and Society[3]
  • GEN1014 – Introduction to World Musics[1]
  • GEN1015 – Film and Society[2]
  • GEN1016 – Hong Kong Cinema[2]
  • GEN1017 – Introduction to Cultural Studies[2]
  • GEN1018 – Government and Politics of China[2]
  • GEN1019 – 從文字到舞台[1]
  • GEN2001 – 香港社會[2]
  • GEN2002 – Global Politics[2]
  • GEN2003 – Ethics[4]
  • GEN2004 – Business Ethics[4]
  • GEN2005 – Music in the Modern World[1]
  • GEN2006 – Hong Kong Economy[2]
  • GEN2007 – Cultural Tourism[2]
  • GEN2008 – 香港舞台劇透視[1]
  • GEN2009 – Battles in a Contagious World: Challenges of Global Public Health[2]
  • GEN2010 – Chinese Society: Changes and Transformation[2]
  • GEN2011 – Plants and Civilization[3]
  • GEN2012 – Characteristics of Western Culture[1]
  • GEN2013 – History of Today[1]
  • GEN2014 – History of Traditional Chinese Thought[1]
  • GEN2015 – Regional Security in Northeast Asia[2]
  • GEN2016 – Science and Better Life[3]
  • GEN2017 – Common Diseases of the Human Body[3]
  • GEN2018 – Prominent Scientists and Their Great Discoveries[3]
  • GEN2019 – Human Rights and Ethics[4]
  • GEN2020 – Art Appreciation[1]
  • GEN2021 – An Inquiry of the Big Question[1]
  • GEN2022 – Self and the Meaning of Life[1]
  • GEN2023 – Religions and Human Spiritual Quest in the Contemporary World[1]
  • GEN2024 – Introduction to Scientific Inquiry[3]
  • GEN2025 – Understanding Emotions: A Scientific Approach[3]
  • GEN2026 – Science, Reason, and Reality[3]
  • GEN2027 – Gender, Culture and Society[2]
  • GEN2028 – Stress Management for Health and Wellness[3]
  • GEN2029 – Managing Soccer Club in a Globalized World[2]
  • GEN2030 – Cognition in Everyday Life[2]
  • GEN3001 – 生死學[1]
  • GEN3002 – Economic Thoughts and Economic Methodology[2]
  • GEN3004 – 當代中國的發展[1]
  • GEN3005 – Urban development and evolution in Hong Kong[2]
  • GEN3006 – International Political Economy[2]
  • GEN3007 – Economics and Ethics[4]
  • GEN4001 – Capstone Project on General Education
  • MAT2002 – Financial Mathematics
  • MGT2011 – Organizational Behavior
  • MGT2012 – Human Resources Management
  • MGT3011 – Management Skills Development
  • MGT3013 – International Management
  • MSIS4213 – IT Audit and Control
  • MGT4011 – Organizational Change and Development
  • MSIM1201 – Programming Methodology
  • MSIM3103 – Business Forecasting
  • SCM3101 – Management Science
  • SCM3102 – Management of Service Operations
  • SCM3103 – Quality Management and ISO 9000
  • SCM3104 – BPR & Change Management
  • SCM3201 – Logistics Management
  • SCM3302 – Supply Chain Relationships and Negotiation
  • SCM4102 – Entrepreneurship
  • TRA1001 – Principles of Translation
  • TRA1011 – Fundamentals of Interpreting
  • TRA3107 – Mobile Application Design and Development for Translators
  • TRA4105 – Film and Television Translation 2
  • TRA4106 – Financial and Business New Translation 2
  • TRA4107 – Translation for Social Media

Specialty Elective

For Non-Chinese Speaking students only

[1]  General Education – Cluster 1: Humanities

[2]  General Education – Cluster 2: Social Sciences

[3]  General Education – Cluster 3: Science, Medicine and Technology

[4]  General Education – Cluster 4: Moral Reasoning

 

Module Outlines

Module outlines are available on the College website.

5.  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

To be eligible to graduate, a student should have:

  • completed and obtained a Grade D or above on at least 120 credits (40 modules), including all core modules;
  • obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0;
  • fulfilled the language competency exit requirement;
  • passed the Information Technology Proficiency Test; and
  • fulfilled the requirements of Community Services (20 hours); Extra-curricular (10 hours) and Physical Activities (10 hours) within the course of the programme.

Language Competency Exit Requirement

  English Putonghua
Exit Requirement All  degree  students  are required  to  attempt  the IELTS examination  and  achieve  a score  of  6.0  or  above  before their final year of study.

If a student fails to satisfy the above  requirement,  he/she  is required  to  take  and  pass  an English  enhancement  module offered  by  the  Department  of English  in  their  final  year of study.

All  degree  students  are  required  to attempt  the  Putonghua  Proficiency Test (普通話水平測試) and to attain the level  of 三級乙等or  above before their final year of study.

If a student fails to satisfy the above requirement, he/she  is  required  to take  a  Putonghua  enhancement module offered by the Department of Chinese in their final year of study.

Reimbursement of  examination fee Achieved a score of 7.0 Attained a level of 二級甲等
Exemption Native English speaking students are exempted from this requirement. Non-Chinese speaking students are exempted from this requirement.

6.  PROFESSIONAL BODIES RECOGNITION

 

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS)

Graduates of the BBA-CG Programme will be granted with exemption of the four subjects under Professional Programme Part One of HKICS’s International Qualifying Scheme (IQS) which include:

  • Strategic and Operations Management
  • Hong Kong Financial Accounting
  • Hong Kong Taxation
  • Hong Kong Corporate Law

 

The GRC Institute

Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in Corporate Governance Programme would be automatically eligible to gain entry into the Associate education programme offered by the GRC Institute. (GRCi Website)

 

The CPA Australia

Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in Corporate Governance Programme are eligible to claim certain exemptions for the CPA Australia qualification programme should they wish to pursue the professional accountancy career. (CPA Australia Website)

7.  PERSONAL TUTOR

 

a)     Objectives

i) To give personal support for tutees on a one-to-one basis by considering the diverse and changing needs of a varied student body.
ii) To render intimate guidance for the intellectual and personal development of the individual student.
iii) To perform within the network of student support services, making sure that student in need knows other sources of help.
iv) To provide a link between students and various departments, and between students and the College administration.
v) To encourage students to take their own initiative to meet with their tutors to discuss any problems or issues at any time.

 

b)    The Roles of Personal Tutors

i) To take a pastoral role to give advice to students with personal and academic problems.
ii) With the consent of the students, to make referrals to relevant staff such as the School Counselors according to the student’s circumstances. 

 

c)     Contact

Personal Tutor for BBA-CG Year 1 & 2  students
Dr. Linsey Chen

Email : gengzhaochen@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5585

Dr. Heather Lee

Email : heatherlee@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5259

Dr. Rebecca Luo

Email : rebeccaluo@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5085

Ms. Eden Chow

Email : edenchow@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5423

Mr. Tony Chan

Email : tonychan@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5400

Ms. Lilian Yueng

Email : lilian@hsmc.edu,hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5422

Ms. Stacy Wang

Email : stacywang@hsmc.edu.hk

Tel : (852) 3963 5087

 

***** Student should note that the contents of the BBA-CG Programme are subject to change and are advised to check the latest bulletin in the website from time to time for any updates. *****