Message from the Dean

Prof. CHENG, Yuk Shing

Prof. Yuk Shing CHENG
Interim Dean, School of Business
Hong Kong Baptist University

At the HKBU School of Business, you will be inspired by faculty with a global vision and innovative approaches to research, enlightened by impactful projects confronting the challenges the world has been facing, and motivated by the unwavering commitment to ethical business standards.

Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes has been carefully designed to meet the needs of school leavers, fresh graduates and 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 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 prepares them not only in business but in all aspects of their lives.

Sustainability has always been the cornerstone of the School of Business’ education and research, embedded in every aspect from teaching and learning, to research and collaborations with academia and professionals. In 2022, we established the Centre for Sustainable Development Studies (CSDS) as a further step in supporting and deepening our commitment to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.

Over the years, the School of Business has been working closely with the private sector to address the practical problems faced by organisations. We also engage with the public sector, helping to assess the business implications of new policies. Our faculty members often serve as consultants, advisors or board members of major organisations, both private and public. We have four research centres dedicated to specific areas in business, innovation and sustainability. These centres organise various activities to exchange and transfer knowledge, bridging the gap between theory and practice. Through these initiatives, we foster impactful collaborations in our pursuit of research and practice excellence.

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 as one of Asia’s finest business schools.