Message from the Dean
Professor Ed Snape
Hong Kong Baptist University
Located at the crossroads between the emerging countries of Asia and the West, our School is ideally situated to confront the changes impacting our world, be it the economic resurgence of China, the deepening impact of globalisation or the need for new ethical standards as we strive for sustainability and accountability.
Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes has been carefully designed to meet the needs of school leavers, fresh graduates and more seasoned professionals. Most importantly, we strive to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the requisite set of skills needed for a successful business career. While the academic curriculum is a key part of a holistic education, we also offer numerous extracurricular opportunities such as overseas exchanges, internships and service learning / language enhancement programmes, to nurture students as whole-person business leaders and responsible citizens. Academic rigour is necessary to succeed, but personal integrity is vital. Our students benefit from the type of education that will assist them not only in business, but in every aspect of their lives.
Our faculty are renowned for their innovative approach to research. We work in close collaboration with the private sector to address the practical challenges faced by organisations. We also engage with the public sector, helping to assess the business implications of new policies. Faculty members are often retained as consultants, advisors or board members of major organisations, both private and public. This combination of the theoretical with the practical helps explain our reputation as one of Asia’s finest business schools.
In the end, this is a place of ideas, for ideas determine destiny. Through constant innovation built upon a foundation of academic excellence and intellectual integrity, we seek to inspire and challenge our students to unearth their better selves and to build a better world. Can you think of a more exciting endeavour?