A postgraduate education at the School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) – one of the 1% of triple-accredited business schools in the world (also the only one in Hong Kong) will set you up for success!
It took only one trip to Asia for Mario-Ciprian Birlea to get out of his comfort zone. Hoping to repeat that transformative experience, he started researching about the continent’s esteemed institutions. He knew the university he chose needed to be just as prestigious and capable of evolving him into the business-minded professional he’s always wanted to be.
HKBU School of Business fits the bill. Located in one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports, the business school was not only the vanguard of business education in Asia for over half a century, it is also home to an equally prestigious MSc in Business Management, which has been ranked among the world’s top 100 in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking four times.
“At HKBU, students are encouraged to explore their interests and broaden their horizons through a range of electives and optional courses — some of which aren’t necessarily delivered by the School of Business, but other Faculties or Schools within HKBU too. This works well for me, especially since doing 21st century business requires an understanding of knowledge across disciplines, for example technology, big data and digital economy,” says Mario, who was born and raised in Romania.
At the HKBU School of Business, Mario-Ciprian Birlea and his fellow classmates get to explore their interests and broaden their horizons through a range of elective courses.
The theme of interdisciplinary excellence persists throughout the School of Business’s expansive repertoire of taught postgraduate programmes, which are currently being delivered to students from 45 different countries/regions. The line-up comprises the Master of Accountancy (MAcc), Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM), MSc in Applied Economics (MScAECON), MSc in Applied Accounting & Finance (MScAAF), MSc in Business Management (MScBM), MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance (MScCGC), MSc in Data Analytics and Business Economics (MScDABE), MSc in Entrepreneurship and Global Marketing (MScEGM), MSc in Finance (FinTech and Financial Analytics) (MScFTFA) and MSc in Marketing for the Creative Economy (MScMCE) — all of which frequently evolve to stay up-to-date.
“Staying connected to practice is not a bonus for a business school, but a necessity and a duty, and we formally involve our corporate partners in advising our programmes and the School’s development,” explains Associate Dean (Internationalisation) of the HKBU School of Business, Professor Gerard Prendergast.
“This is not a one-way street, because it is these same corporations that employ our graduates. Besides our strong corporate connections, HKBU School of Business is the only business school in Hong Kong and amongst the 1% of business schools worldwide to be triple accredited. As part of being accredited, and staying accredited, the School is required to undergo continuous improvement and maintain its relevance. Quality assurance, continuous improvement, and relevance are our DNA.”
Associate Dean (Internationalisation) of the HKBU School of Business, Professor Gerard Prendergast also leads lessons in Marketing Communication and Service Leadership at the School.
All full-time, one-year postgraduate business programmes have opened to international applicants for the 2024/25 intake (most of the programmes commence in September 2024). The best part? Through scholarships, the School of Business lightens financial burdens by offering full scholarships with living allowance, full and half tuition fee waiver scholarships, as well as the one-off entrance scholarships.
Are you considering becoming a part of the HKBU School of Business? If so, act now to apply! Competition for scholarships increases as the year progresses, so we recommend starting your application early.