BBA Global Business Systems Management

Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1171
Mode of Study Full time
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Admissions Tutor
Miss Tania Yuenkei LAU
MBusSys, BBusSys
Major Leader
Dr Xin LI
PhD (U of Arizona), ME & BE (Tsinghua)
Deputy Major Leader
Miss Tania Yuenkei LAU
MBusSys, BBusSys
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Our Target

Global Business Systems Management is to prepare students to become smart technology business investors and global business managers. Our students are equipped with knowledge and skills related to global business, financial analysis and information management, with a focus on communication and problem-solving skills. They are required to complete major courses at three universities in three world regions, including one university in Europe, North America or Australia (e.g., University College London, Copenhagen Business School or Carnegie Mellon University) and another in the Asia/Greater China region (e.g., National University of Singapore, Tsinghua University or Fudan University).

Various scholarships and financial aid packages are provided to qualifying students to help them to complete their one-year exchange studies and internships.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied one of the following subjects at a high school or post-secondary institution:

  • Additional Mathematics, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics with Applications, Pure Mathematics or Statistics


have an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in a business-related discipline or an equivalent qualification.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

HKDSE students will apply through JUPAS. They may select this major after the first year of study in the Department of Information Systems (JS1004, first-year studies). For details, click here.

What You Will Be Studying

Major Courses

  • Business and Law
  • Chinese Communication Skills for Business
  • Data Management
  • E-Business
  • Global Business Systems Strategy and Tactical Management
  • Global Business Technology Consulting
  • Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Curriculum Structure

For details of the programme's curriculum structure, please visit the Undergraduate Catalogue (Note: The catalogue for the 2016 cohort is for reference only. The 2017 catalogue will be published around July 2017.)

Start Your Career Here

Hong Kong is a global business centre that connects China to the rest of the world. According to a statistical report by the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, the number of mainland companies listed in Hong Kong overtook the number of Hong Kong companies in 2007. An increasing number of multinational companies are using Hong Kong as a springboard and a regional hub to support their investments in China and the Asia-Pacific region. This has created a great demand for global business professionals trained in Hong Kong to analyse and manage such cross-country ventures.

Our graduates may find jobs as global business managers, global technology business investors or business project managers in global investment firms or multinational corporations.

Professional Recognition

Some of the courses in the major are designed to prepare students for the following professional certification exams: Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Project Management Professional (PMP) of Project Management Institute (PMI).

Bonus Features

The Department of Information Systems offers the IS Smart Business Scholarships to assist students. In addition, the Department offers the following activities/programmes:

  • Double student exchange opportunities
  • Internships at multinational corporations (MNCs)
  • Overseas study tours and company visits
  • Departmental industrial mentorship programme
  • IS Smart Business Scholarships
  • Meeting business leaders

Did You Know?

  • Compared with similar Hong Kong BBA programmes (i.e., Global Business Studies at CUHK or Global Business at HKUST), we focus on information management pertaining to China.
  • Students receive heavy subsidies from the Department and the University to participate in one-year exchange studies at overseas universities and universities in the Asia/Greater China region.
  • We are one of the largest Information System (IS) departments in the world. We are ranked in the top-six IS departments worldwide and first outside North America.[1]


 [1] Communications of the ACM, Volume 5, No.4, April 2008.