General Education

Under the new 4-year undergraduate degree structure, students entering HKBU from 2012 are required to take a suite of GE courses in order to complete a multi-disciplinary learning experience. To foster the intended learning outcomes of the GE program, students need to complete 38 units qualified as GE. The GE requirements are divided into 2 categories, namely:
  • Core requirements: University English, University Chinese, Public Speaking, Information management Technology, Numeracy, Physical Education, History & Civilization, Values & The Meaning of Life, and University Life; and
  • Distribution requirements: Arts, Business, Communication/Visual Arts, Science/Chinese Medicine, Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary

The Core Requirements will equip students with the transferable skills, attitudes and values that will enable them to lead a balanced lives both during and following their university education. The distribution requirements will serve to broaden the scope of students’ learning by having them pursue areas of knowledge outside of their major discipline.

The General Education courses aim to enhance students’ understanding of the role of business and management principles in shaping contemporary human experience. 

We hope that these courses will also continue to attract students from other schools so that their general appreciation of the business reality is enhanced through this shared knowledge experience.