Since 1956, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has provided innovative business education to students from across the globe. The School of Business has achieved recognition from the three largest and most influential business school accreditation associations: Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AASCB International), Association of MBAs (AMBA), and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). The School is among the 1% of the world’s business schools to have been triple-accredited.
The School’s bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programmes provide participants with the cutting-edge skills and knowledge they need for successful business careers. For example, our MBA programme is the first in Hong Kong to place a distinct emphasis on business in China, and many of our alumni have become successful mainland executives over the past decade. Our specialised master programmes including Master of Accountancy, Master of Human Resources Management, MSc in Applied Accounting and Finance, MSc in Applied Economics, MSc in Business Management, MSc in Corporate Governance and Directorship, MSc in Global Marketing Management, and MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management continue to set regional standards in these fields. Designed for senior managers and executives, our DBA programme is a uniquely designed professional doctorate programme for small cohorts. Furthermore, we offer extensive extracurricular opportunities such as overseas exchanges, business internships and service learning / language enhancement programmes to nurture students as all-round business leaders.
We have a strong culture of excellence in both research and teaching, pursuing lines of scholarly inquiry that complement and enhance instruction. A case in point is our recent adoption of corporate sustainability as a strategic theme in order to strengthen and integrate the business ethics, corporate governance and corporate social responsibility components of our pedagogical and research agenda. In 2008, the School of Business joined the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), a network supported by the United Nations. We are the first member university in Hong Kong admitted to this global network, committed to integrating the PRME in the programmes we offer. With the support of the Journal of Business Ethics and the Asian Journal of Business Ethics, we founded the World Business Ethics Forum (WBEF) in 2006. Hosted biennially by the School, the conference explores new approaches and ideas in the field of corporate sustainability.
The School has gained international recognition for its contribution to new business knowledge, thanks in large part to its regional expertise and corporate partnerships. Our faculty conduct theoretical and applied research with significant corporate advisory and/or policy implications, and serve the private and public sectors as consultants, advisors and committee members.
Building on this solid foundation, the HKBU School of Business will continue to advance business education in order to better serve our community, our economy and our environment. I invite you to join us in scaling these new heights.
Professor Stephen YL Cheung, BBS, JP
Dean and Professor (Chair) of Finance
School of Business
Hong Kong Baptist University