Overseas Summer Programmes for Taught Postgraduate Students

To live up to our motto of Nurturing Ethical Leaders with Global Vision, the School of Business has been encouraging our students to experience the world via a prolonged summer programme. While this aligns with our mission, employers in Hong Kong reflect to us in various occasions that they see enhanced competitiveness in graduates with overseas experience. To offer more chances and exposure, the School consolidated the following summer programmes for our 2017/2018 cohort of Taught Postgraduate students:


Application Deadline: 23 February 2018
  Summer Programmes 2018 for HKBU Business Postgraduate Students
Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Programme:  Summer University in Québec City – Doing Business in Québec
Date: 2-27 July 2018
Location: Québec, Canada
Credits: 6 credits (2 courses condensed into 4 intensive weeks)
Courses Available:
  • 1st course: 2-6 July (Management–Marketing)
  • 2nd course: 11-27 July (Finance)
Fee: CA$2,400 (including tuition fee and accommodation fee)
Quota: 10 HKBU students
Housing: Accommodation in campus residence dorms (one person per room – shared bathroom)
Aarhus University, Denmark
Programme:  AU Summer University
Date: Term 1: 3 – 20 July 2018
Term 2: 23 July – 10 August 2018
Location: Aarhus, Demmark
Fee: ~€850 per course of 5 ECTS
Housing: ~€430 per month (AU Housing will assist students finding a place to stay during the course)
Courses Available: A broad variety of courses within the fields of: Arts, Business and Economics, Media and Communication, Social Science and Law, Health, Science and Technology
IESEG School of Management, France
Programme: IESEG International Summer Academy
Date: 1 - 27 July 2018
Location: Paris, France
Credits: 8 ECTS, 72 contact hours
Fee: €2,385 for the full program of 5 courses (including application fee, accommodation in single room, extracurricular activities etc.)
Course description: Courses focus on Global Business and Management
  • If there are 10 or more students accepted to the Programme, IESEG will remove the administrative fee for each student (€200 per person) and offer the accommodation during one week for a coordinator from our university.
  • Not recommended for MBA students.
KEDGE Business School, France
Programme: KEDGE Summer School
Date: 2 – 27 July 2018
Location: Bordeaux/Marseille, France
Fee: €950 per course of 5 ECTS
Housing: KEDGE Business School recommends students to take lodging in the “Appart-Hotel” in the city-centre.
Shared room: €30 per person/night
Single room: €50 per person/night
Course Available: Bordeaux Campus:
  • Value Creation & Brand Management in Wine & Spirits
  • Innovation Management & Digital Applications
  • Entrepreneurial Business Model Design
  • Leadership & Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs
Marseille Campus:
  • Talent Management
  • International Performance Monitoring: A Mediterranean Perspective
  • CSR - Business Ethics and International Business
  • Sustainable development
Berlin School of Economics and Law, Germany
Programme:  Berlin International Summer School
Date: 24 June/1 July - 21 July 2018 (schedule varies among different programmes)
Location: Berlin, Germany
Fee: €1,580-1,850 per course (including tuition fee, application fee and accommodation)
Course Available:
  • European Business and Economics Programme
  • Markets and Management in Europe
  • Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management in Germany
LUISS Business School, Italy
Programme:  LUISS Business School - Graduate Exchange Programme
Date: 4 June - 20 July 2018 (Summer Term)
Location: Rome, Italy
Credits: 4 ECTS / Course
Fee: Tuition Fee will be waived for HKBU Students
Quota: 10 HKBU students
Housing: The average cost per student in a double room is €300 per month and €500 for a single room. A security deposit of €500 is usually required.
Courses Available: Summer term is 1 month and a half long. It offers Functional Tracks and Industry specialisations with some company visits. Please refer to the LUISS factsheet and course list for more details.
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Programme: VU Amsterdam Summer School
Date: Session 1: 30 June - 14 July 2018
Session 2: 14 - 28 July 2018
Session 3: 28 July – 11 August 2018
Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Fee: €1,000-1,150 per course (HKBU students will receive a €250 discount)
Housing: VU Amsterdam offers various accommodation options to students:
On-campus accommodation: €490 per session (14 nights)
Off-campus accommodation: €575 per session (14 nights)
Courses Available: The programme offers several courses in Economics and Business Administration (click here to see the list).
University of Florida, USA (application closed)
Programme: University of Florida - Warrington College of Business Exchange
Date: Summer A: 7 May - 15 June 2018
Summer B: 25 June - 3 August 2018
Summer C: 7 May - 3 August 2018
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Credits: 2 credits / course (4-6 credits per module of approximately 8 weeks)
Fee: Tuition fee will be waived for HKBU student
Quota: 1 HKBU student
Housing: Information will be sent to students by the International Center upon acceptance as an exchange student.
Course Available: Several courses in Accounting, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship (click here to see the list).
Download factsheet.
Pace University, New York, USA (application closed)
Programme: Pace University Summer 2018 Custom Program
Date: 1 - 21 July 2018
Location: New York, USA
Credits: 80 hours of courses offered by the Lubin School of Business at Pace University
Fee: USD4,500 per student (housing is not included)
Housing: Student Halls at Pace University:
Triple-bedded room: HK$455 per person/night
Twin-bedded room: HK$530 per person/night
Courses Available:
  • Entrepreneurial Implementation
  • Social Media and Mobile Marketing
Remarks: Minimum number of students is 20 students per cohort. The School of Business reserves the right to cancel the program if it has not enrolled enough students at the application deadline on 20 January 2018.
a) Students should have attained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 at the time of application for an exchange/summer programme.
b) Qualified applicants may be required to attend a selection interview, which is to assess their motivation, suitability and communication skills.

For the students who are interested in the Summer Programme, please complete the

>>online application form<< on or before 23 February 2018.

Different programmes may offer subsidies for summer programmes, please kindly check with respective programme office for details. 

For enquiries, please contact staff members of the Internationalisation and External Relations Section, School of Business, at 3411-5365 or by e-mail: