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Victoria International MBA Hong Kong


The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) Hong Kong was established in 1990 as the external arm of the Faculty of Business Administration of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). APIB is the vehicle whereby the Faculty makes its fine tradition of teaching and research available to the outside world. APIB's mission is to assist managers and companies in meeting business challenges in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Surplus from these activities is used to support research and academic enrichment programmes in the Faculty.

APIB has a distinguished track record in providing high-quality education and training to individuals, businesses, and government agencies. Quality is assured by the coherence and relevance of the course content and programme design and by the caliber of the teaching staff, drawn primarily from full-time members of the Faculty of Business Administration at CUHK, who teach the No.1 ranking MBA and EMBA programmes in the Asia-Pacific region.

MISSION

To provide educational programmes, consultancy and research services to assist managers and companies in meeting business challenges in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.


Victoria International MBA

The Victoria International MBA, available exclusively in Hong Kong starting February 2004, comprises a comprehensive curriculum building from core functional business courses to strategic electives over a sixteen-month modular programme. The IMBA programme, with administrative collaboration from The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business, will offer a quality overseas qualification in Hong Kong with minimal disruption to students' busy professional and family commitments. All courses will be taught by Victoria University academic staff during weekend modules at a convenient Hong Kong venue.

Why?

Your decision to study for an MBA is one of the most important career choices you can make. Having an MBA degree will send a powerful message to your professional peers and potential employers. It will prove that you have intellectual ability, analytical rigour and strategic acumen. It will demonstrate that you have what it takes to advance into senior management in the competitive world of global business.

We invite you to consider:

The Victoria International MBA

  • We are a long-established university with a solid reputation for quality. Victoria University was founded more than one hundred years ago. Our MBA programme has been running successfully for two decades.

  • Our focus is on excellence based on international standards. These standards are reflected in our staff, students and programme. All our academic staff undertake on-going research programmes with many having international reputations in their fields.

  • We offer a comprehensive curriculum building from core functional business courses to strategic electives over a sixteen-month modular programme cycle.

  • We are working in collaboration with the Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) to offer you a quality overseas qualification in Hong Kong with minimal disruption to your busy professional and family life.

  • We will recognise prior learning with APIB which may result in up to six transfer credits toward our sixteen course INTERNATIONAL MBA programme, dependent on the content of your APIB qualification.

  • We offer convenient access to modular (weekend) lectures by Victoria University staff in Hong Kong.

  • Our programme is competitively priced.

Programme Overview

The Victoria International MBA programme, a coherent MBA product in its own right, has been specifically designed for APIB dimploma graduates. It recognises prior learning provided through the Executive and Graduate Diploma programmes. It builds up from the APIB foundation in terms of strategic insight. Ultimately, it produces Masters graduates with conceptual depth and the ability to integrate theory and practice over a wide range of managerial situations.

The curriculum comprises four elements:

  • Core discipline courses designed to give you conceptual depth across the functional spectrum of modern business.

  • Contemporary management courses designed to highlight critical issues in management.

  • Elective courses which cater to individual student interest.

  • A strategic management course to integrate the learning and provide a general management perspective.

Completion of the degree requires 16 courses as follows:

  • Part 1 - six core courses;

  • Part 2 - four contemporary management courses;

  • Part 3 - one strategic capstone course;

  • Part 4 - five elective courses.

APIB graduates, dependent on the particulars of their course of study, will be allowed to cross-credit up to a maximum of six International MBA courses.

The mode of delivery is face-to-face lecture format by academic staff from Victoria University supported with a commitment to class discussion and debate. All courses involve 24 hours teaching contact time. Teaching interaction for each course will be organised over two visits to Hong Kong with an interim period of approximately four weeks for student assimilation and assignment preparation. Distance technologies (email, blackboard, etc.) will support the interim study period. While the nature of this delivery mode will be demanding, it will enable students to gain an MBA from a quality overseas institution with minimal disruption to local work and family commitments.

Students embarking on the Victoria International MBA programme of study will require four attributes:

  • You will need a high level of personal commitment. Given the mode of delivery, full attendance is a critical success factor.

  • You will require work experience in a relevant business setting. Given the applied nature of the programme, contextual empathy is critical.

  • You will need strong communication skills in English, both oral and written. Your ability to communicate must facilitate dealing with complexity and integrating concepts through class discussion and written work.

You will need to demonstrate academic competence. Your ability to learn will be manifest by your standing in the APIB Diploma programmes, as well as prior undergraduate experience.

IMBA - Programme of Study

Part 1: International Foundations of Business Administration

IMBA 502 International Business Law

IMBA 503 Economics, Global Organisations and International Markets
IMBA 505 Organisational Behaviour - Cross-Cultural Perspectives
IMBA 507 Information Systems within Global Networks
IMBA 508 Multiple Perspectives in Management Decision-Making
IMBA 509 International Financial and Management Accounting

 

Part 2: Management Issues in International Business

 

IMBA 516 Financial Management - An International Perspective
IMBA 518 Marketing Management in a Gloval Business Environment
IMBA 519 Human Resource Management in International Business
IMBA 520 Operations Management for Global Competitive Advantage

 

Part 3: Strategic Capstone

 

IMBA 534 Strategic Management

 

Part 4: Elective Courses

Advanced Business Researcher Stream
IMBA 532 Business Research Project

Advanced Corporate Strategist Stream
IMBA 535 Advanced Strategic Management
IMBA 549 Systems Thinking and Creative Problem Solving

Advanced Creative Entrepreneur Stream
IMBA 560 Managing Change
IMBA 565 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Note - The availability of IMBA elective offerings will be subject to student demand and faculty availability.

 


 

 

Mailing address:

The Asia-Pacific Institute

of Business
2/F Li Dak Sum Building
The Chinese University

of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories

 

Award-bearing Programmes /Public Seminars
Tel: (852) 2603-5119
exdip@cuhk.edu.hk


Executive Training
Tel: (852) 2609-7428 / 2609-7479
execed@cuhk.edu.hk

General Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2603-5119 / 2609-7473
Fax: 2603-5136

apib@cuhk.edu.hk

Website
www.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apib


 

 

Mailing address:

The Asia-Pacific Institute

of Business
2/F Li Dak Sum Building
The Chinese University

of Hong Kong
Shatin, New Territories

 

Award-bearing Programmes /Public Seminars
Tel: (852) 2603-5119
exdip@cuhk.edu.hk

Executive Training
Tel: (852) 2609-7428 / 2609-7479
execed@cuhk.edu.hk

General Enquiry:
Tel: (852) 2603-5119 / 2609-7473
Fax: 2603-5136

apib@cuhk.edu.hk

Website
www.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/apib