The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Department Goals and Objectives


Related Objectives
Learning & Teaching
  • To prepare students to compete on the job market for, and to be effective in, positions of responsibility as executives or professionals, based on a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and values.
  • To foster close and constructive relationships with and among students on all our courses and programmes.
  • To embrace modern educational methods that attract students’ active engagement in the learning process.
  • To offer a Human Resource Management (HRM) stream that prepares undergraduates to serve as specialists or leaders in HRM or related functions.
  • To support the offering of a minor programme in Entrepreneurship that prepares undergraduates from all disciplines for leadership positions in start-ups, innovation hubs, or ambidextrous firms.
  • To deliver core courses on the BBA programme that provide students with analytical tools for understanding organizational dynamics and engaging in strategic thinking.
  • To offer an MSc programme in HRM and Organisational Behaviour that prepares graduates from around the world for career entry or advancement as professionals in HRM or related functions.
  • To contribute further to the Liberal Arts mission of the University by offering general education courses and integrating service-learning activities into these and other undergraduate courses, thereby fostering graduate attributes such as civic orientation while making a difference to the community.


  • To underpin our teaching and learning activities with high-quality research in business ethics, Chinese and Japanese management, conflict management, innovation and entrepreneurship, leadership and teamwork, supply-chain management, management and organizational learning, quality management, and other important organizational topics and issues.


  • To conduct high-quality research in areas of interest to management scholars and practitioners and disseminate our findings in high-impact publications.
  • To serve as role models and thought leaders for our students by incorporating insights based on our own research into our teaching.¬†
Knowledge Transfer


  • To transfer knowledge for the benefit of stakeholders within the community and for the common good.


  • To conduct seminars for the general public that provide practitioner insights, linked to our own research.
  • To provide consultancy services to outside organizations beyond academia that are based on our own research expertise.



Teaching and Learning Approaches

We encourage students to learn actively through involvement in a wide variety of activities:

  • Lectures
  • Service Learning
  • Action Learning in Groups¬†(Organising Activities, Doing Business, Problem Solving Exercises, Discussions and Debates, Role Play, Presentations, Case Studies, Field Projects, etc.)
  • Contacts with practitioners (Company Visits, Talks and Workshops, Sharing with Professionals, Mentoring Programme, etc.)
  • Student Enhancement Programme
  • Student Development Programmes