An applicant for admission to the Master's Degree shall:

  1. hold a relevant bachelor's degree awarded by a tertiary education institution recognized for this purpose by the University*; or have obtained an equivalent qualification; or have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment.  The equivalence of academic and professional qualification will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  2. attain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognized test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis **.

  3. Applicants with some working experience will be preferred.

*Applicants with a bachelor's degree and who have studied Economics, Information Systems Management, and Statistics at University level are considered business-related degree holders.  Applicants with a non-business first degree, and those without a course in Marketing or Economics have to complete a pre-entry bridging course prior to the start of the MSc programme.

**The English language requirement is applicable only to applicants graduating from universities with a non-English medium of instruction.

Pre-entry Bridging Course

Applicants with a non-business degree, and those without a course in Marketing or Economics are required to pass a pre-entry bridging course prior to the start of the MSc programme. The content of the pre-entry bridging course is described in the programme curriculum. Students may also satisfy the pre-entry requirements by taking equivalent courses from other recognised undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. The pre-entry bridging course is offered about one month before the start of the MSc programme.

Application Period for 2023-24

1 Oct 2023 – 30 June 2024

Online Application

An applicant should go to the University's online application system to complete (i) the form, submit the copies of (ii) academic credentials (certificates and transcripts), (iii) Identity Card and (iv) other relevant materials and (v) settle the application fee by an international credit card, JETCO or UnionPay. An application is valid and accepted only when the payment procedures are successfully completed. Only one programme can be chosen for each online application with an application fee of HK$400 for normal applications. While (vi) the original copy of completed recommendation forms (at least two recommendations to support each application) should be sent directly to MScMIB Programme Office by post.

An acknowledgement email with the application number assigned will be sent to the applicant upon each successful payment transaction. The applicant should check with the Programme if he/she does not receive the acknowledgement email.

Recommendation Form

The applicant should complete Part A, then invite his/her referees to complete Part B. The referee should return this form in a sealed envelope direct to the Programme Office within 3 weeks after the applicant submitted the online application. All original copy of the recommendation forms should be sent to the following address:


Taught Postgraduate Programmes Office
Room 112/1, 1/F, Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building, Lingnan University,
8 Castle Peak Road, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

Application Fee
The application fee is HK$400. Non-refundable.

Payment Method
For non-local students:
By International Credit Card (for online Application only)
For local students:
By International Credit Card (for online Application only)

Application Checklist

Please ensure that you have submitted the following as a full-set of your application package:
1. Online Application Form
2. Two Recommendation Letters (in a sealed envelope for each letter)
3. Copies of academic credentials (certificates and transcripts)
4. Copies of Identity Card
5. Completed consent form
6. CQV Report if your degree is awarded by a Mainland university (only applicable to graduates)
7. Copies of other relevant materials, if any
8. Application fee HK$400 [please do not send cash, we only accept bankdraft, money order or crossed cheque (for local students)]

Process of Application
The selection process will begin as soon as we receive your application materials and confidential recommendation forms. Short-listed candidates may be required to attend an interview conducted by the Programme Director or other teaching staff of the programme. Applicants will be notified about their application result within one month after the closing date of application.