The programme is designed for recent graduates with an interest in working in the marketing function for multinational organizations. The programme also benefits those in general and line management, who seek a thorough education in the principles and practice of global marketing management.
Build Your Career Profile in Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s appeal is threefold: it is a dynamic city with strong growth prospects; it is a gateway to opportunities in Mainland China; and it is a regional hub for expansion across Asia.
Career Service Centre
School & University Level
The Postgraduate Programme Office (PPO) works with the School’s Career Services Section to help business students manage their career development. In addition to the customized industry seminars and corporate visits hosted by the Postgraduate Programme Office, the Career Services Section offers professional career development advice that includes one-on-one career coaching for full-time master’s business students, and organizes business skills enhancement workshops and networking events.
The Career Centre, acting as a bridge among students, academic staff and employers, aims to facilitate students’ career development and job search. Staff of the Career Centre have established strong links with students’ prospective employers to keep abreast of the current employment market situation. It offers two distinct programmes for Taught Postgraduates:
Career Advancement Scheme for Taught Postgraduates (CAST)
It is an interactive career development programme adapted to personal needs and career interests. It includes self-exploration workshops, job search skills trainings, individual consultation by professionals in different industries, networking events, etc.
The Department of Marketing is also connected to alumni: we have a Career Mentorship Programme that links students with our prestigious alumni and advisors to offer regular guidance on our programmes. Such connections with the business community ensures that our programmes are kept up to date, with contemporary issues such as globalization, e-marketing, CSR and other issues reflected throughout the curriculum.
According to the HK immigration guidelines (Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates “IANG”), non-local graduates of the programme may apply to stay and work in Hong Kong for 12 months after obtaining bachelor/master qualified degree.
Non-local graduates who apply for IANG within six months after the date of graduation (i.e. the date of graduation shown on the school letter) are classified as fresh graduates. Fresh graduates may apply to stay and work in Hong Kong without having secured an offer of employment upon application.
Further details about IANG, please refer the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance (Cap. 493) which can be found at the Hong Kong Immigration Department and their FAQ information page.
Note: The IANG is quota-free and non-sector specific. The IANG does not apply to nationals of Afghanistan, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic People's Republic of), Nepal and Vietnam.
Employment Opportunities for Graduates
Hong Kong Low Income Tax System
Unemployment Rate stood at 2.8% (in March-May 2018)
According to the latest labour force statistics (i.e. provisional figures for March - May 2018) released today (June 19) by the Census and Statistics Department (C&SD), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.8% in March - May 2018, same as that in February - April 2018. The underemployment rate also remained unchanged at 1.0% in the two periods.