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Supporting Specialisation



  • Overview


  • Accounting


  • Finance
  • Human
    Resource
    Management

  • Information
    Technology
  • Logistics
    and Decision
    Science


  • Marketing
  • Risk and
    Insurance
    Management

Overview of Supporting Specialisation

In addition to the Stream courses, BBA students can make use of free elective credits to take a Supporting Specialisation in a business area other than their stream of study in order to enrich their business knowledge (for example, Accounting Stream students can take a Supporting Specialisation in Finance, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Logistics and Decision Science, Marketing, or Risk and Insurance Management). BBA students are not allowed to take a Business Minor programme, except Minor in China Business Studies.

Each Supporting Specialisation consists of 12 credits or four Business courses and no double counting of courses to fulfil the supporting specialisation requirement is allowed. As the University requires that at least half of the 12-credit free electives should be taken outside students’ study programme, business students who take a Supporting Specialisation will need to take an additional 6 credits (or 2 courses) of free electives. As a result, business students who take a Supporting Specialisation will normally graduate with 96 credits.

Students are required to submit their application for Supporting Specialisation to the Business Programmes Office by the end of the add/drop period in the first term of their final year of study. Applications received will be considered individually by the Director of Business Programmes and the Head of Department concerned. A student, who upon graduation, has obtained approval and successfully fulfilled the requirements specified in the curriculum of the Supporting Specialisation, shall have the title of his/her Supporting Specialisation indicated in his/her transcript.

Supporting Specialisation in Accounting

Required Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • ACT200 Intermediate Accounting I
  • ACT201 Intermediate Accounting II

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • ACT202 Cost Accounting
  • ACT203 Taxation
  • ACT250 Accounting and Regulatory Environment of the Chinese Mainland
  • ACT355 Accounting Information Systems
  • ACT366 International Accounting
  • ACT367 Financial Statement Analysis

Supporting Specialisation in Finance

Required Course (1 course, 3 credits)

  • FIN200 Corporate Finance or
  • FIN201 Hong Kong Monetary and Financial System or
  • FIN300 Investment and Portfolio Management

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Either nine credits from any 200- or 300-level Finance courses (FIN-coded)
or six credits from any 200- or 300-level Finance courses (FIN-coded) plus one of the following relevant courses:

  • RIM200 Principles of Risk Management
  • RIM201 Principles of Insurance
  • RIM250 Personal Risk and Financial Planning

Supporting Specialisation in Human Resource Management

Required Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • HRM200 Human Resource Planning and Staffing
  • HRM202 Training and Development

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • HRM201 Performance and Compensation Management
  • HRM350 Industrial Relations in Hong Kong
  • HRM351 Management of Innovation and Change
  • HRM353 Quality and People
  • HRM358 Work and Organisation

Supporting Specialisation in Information Technology

Required Course (1 course, 3 credits)

  • BUS110 Introduction to Information Literacy

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

  • CDS205 Introduction to Programming
  • CDS209 Digital Video Editing and Movie Making
  • CDS215 Internet Technology
  • CDS251 Digital Imaging & Photography
  • CDS252 Wireless Technology
  • CDS253 Electronic Documents and Publishing
  • ISM353 Electronic Commerce

Supporting Specialisation in Logistics & Decision Science

Required Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • CDS250 Electronic Business: Supply Chain Applications
  • MGT200 Essentials of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Elective Courses (2 courses, 6 credits)

  • BUS212 Project Management
  • CDS350 E-Procurement & E-Customer Relationship Management
  • CDS352 Inventory Management
  • CDS353 Logistics and Transportation

Supporting Specialisation in Marketing

Required Course (1 course, 3 credits)

  • MKT201 Buyer Behaviour

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Any 200- or 300-level Marketing courses (MKT-coded) except MKT213 but only a maximum of one course can be chosen from the following:

  • MKT241 International Business Management
  • MKT397 Special Topics in International Business

Supporting Specialisation in Risk & Insurance Management

Required Course (1 course, 3 credits)

  • RIM201 Principles of Insurance

Elective Courses (3 courses, 9 credits)

Any 200- or 300-level Risk and Insurance Management courses (RIM-coded).