The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Dean's Message


Welcome to the Faculty of Business at Lingnan University in Hong Kong! As a top liberal arts university with a long history in Asia, Lingnan University is continuously committed to the delivery of quality, whole-person education service to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. The University consists of three faculties, among which the Faculty of Business plays an important role in educating students about cutting-edge, practical knowledge and skills, improving students' academic and professional capabilities, as well as enhancing students' awareness on social responsibilities. Furthermore, we have been devoting every effort to the sustainable development of Lingnan University in the academic community and the substantive realization of our values and mission in the Hong Kong society and the world.

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I start with a brief introduction to the Faculty of Business. The faculty is an AACSB-accredited one comprised of five departments: (i) Accountancy, (ii) Computing and Decision Sciences, (iii) Finance and Insurance, (iv) Management, and (v) Marketing and International Business. In addition, the Faculty is operating the Hong Kong Institute of Business Studies (HKIBS), which has five research programs as follows: (i) Assurance, Compliance, and Financial Reporting; (ii) Finance, Risk, and Insurance Management; (iii) Ethics and Corporate Governance; (iv) China Business and Organizational Leadership; and (v) Marketing, E-commerce, and Supply Chain Management. We are offering undergraduate ((i) Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) (BBA), (ii) Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) – Risk and Insurance Management (BBA-RIM) and (iii) LEO Dr David P. Chan Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Data Science (BSc)), research postgraduate (RPg; MPhil and Ph.D.), and taught (self-financed) postgraduate (TPg) programmes. The BBA streams include (i) Accounting, (ii) e-Business, (iii) Finance, (iv) Human Resource Management and (v) Marketing. The TPg programmes involve (i) Master of Accountancy/Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy, (ii) Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Finance; (iii) M.Sc. in eBusiness and Supply Chain Management, (iv) M.Sc. in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour, (iv) M.Sc. in Marketing and International Business.

The Faculty of Business aims at continuous improvements of our academic level and education service in the liberal arts setting. Research excellence is always an important item in our development agenda. The faculty members in business have participated in many high-quality research activities. They have published a number of papers in top academic journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Risk and Insurance, Management Science, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Operations Research, Production and Operations Management, Review of Accounting Studies, The Accounting Review, etc. In addition to long-term partnerships with Hong Kong local universities, our faculty and researchers have established collaborations with considerable external faculties and researchers in Europe, Mainland China, North America, and other areas. We are continuing with expansion of our collaborations to make more research contributions. This is also of great help to refreshing our faculty members' knowledges and expertise, thereby acting as an essential prerequisite of achieving our commitment to high teaching quality.

Since the high-quality, whole-person education service is a core part of our values, all the faculty members and administrative staff in business work hard to continuously raise our service quality in a variety of education programmes to undergraduate and postgraduate students. In addition to thoughtfully-designed courses locally taught by our faculty members, our students also enjoy many carefully-selected exchange programmes that can help expand their views beyond the boundaries of their home institutions. Moreover, we are making great effort to establish more programme collaborations with the world-class universities. This can certainly meet students' increasing needs in their academic and career developments, which helps further strengthen the academic reputation of our faculty and the University. Our proven achievements give us great confidence to ensure the excellence in both research and teaching with a high level of commitment. As the Dean of the Faculty of Business, I would like to take this chance to highly appreciate my colleagues' great achievements. I do believe that our faculty will continue with further developments in all aspects, thus better serving the students and societies in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and other countries in the world. My colleagues and I also welcome any researchers, practitioners, and organizations in the world to initiate research and programme collaborations with us.

Professor Mingming LENG
Dean, Faculty of Business
Lingnan University