Research Seminar

Seminar Coordinators: Prof. Wenxi JIANG and Prof. Yizhou XIAO




  Facts & Figures


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is established. At that time, New Asia College and United College each had a Faculty of Commerce, while Chung Chi College had a Department of Economics and Business Administration under the Faulty of Arts.


 milestone 1
(From left to right) Dr. Mu Ch'ien, Former Head of New Asia College; Prof. Choh-Ming Li, Founding Vice Chancellor of CUHK; Dr. Chi-Tung Yung, Former Head of Chung Chi College and Mr. Tung-Choy Cheng, Former Head of United College.


 milestone 2
University's inauguration congregation at the Hong Kong City Hall.

1966 CUHK is granted funds by the Trustees of the Lingnan University (currently Lingnan Foundation) in New York to establish "The Lingnan Institute of Business Administration" and launches the first two-year MBA program in Hong Kong.  

 milestone 3
The Lingnan Institute of Business Administration is established.



1974 A new university-wide Faculty of Business Administration is established to replace the original Faculties of Commerce and Department of Economics and Business Administration. The new faculty consists of three departments: Accounting & Finance; General Business Management and Personnel Management; Marketing and International Business.    
1977 Generous donations from renowned entrepreneurs and tycoons, including Mr. King-Hey Fung and Dr. Yu-Tung Cheng, enable CUHK to launch the first three-year part-time MBA program in Hong Kong.    

milestone 4
(From left) Mr. King-Hey Fung, Dr. Yu-Tung Cheng and Prof. Choh-Ming Li.



1981-82 The Division of Business Administration is established in the Graduate School, and in April 1982, this is merged into the Faculty of Business Administration under the name "MBA Division, Faculty of Business Administration."    
1983 The MBA Town Center is set up in Tsim Sha Tsui East, with an extension completed in 1996. In 2002, it is moved to the Bank of America Tower in Central.    
   milestone 5
Town Center for the three-year MBA program opens in 1983.
1985 The PhD program is launched, and in 1986, the first Integrated BBA (IBBA) program in Hong Kong is established.    



The Asia-Pacific Institute of Business (APIB) is established to provide training programs, research and consultancy services for the business sector.


 milestone 6
Seminar on cultural diversity sponsored by Asia-Pacific Institute of Business and MTR.



Leung Kau Kui Building is completed and until 2010, has been the home of the Faculty.

milestone 7



The Department of Accountancy is renamed the School of Accountancy.  


The first Executive MBA (EMBA) program in Hong Kong is launched.  


The School of Hotel and Tourism Management is established and has its first intake of 50 students in 1999. The BSc Program of Quantitative Finance is also launched.  




The Faculty launches the MBA program in Finance with Tsinghua University.  


The BBA Program in Insurance, Financial & Actuarial Analysis, the OneMBA program (later renamed Global EMBA program) and the MBA program in Health Care are launched.  


milestone 8
The first batch of OneMBA students, class of 2004, at the Latin America Global Residency in Monterrey, Mexico.



The Executive Master of Professional Accountancy (EMPAcc) program is launched in partnership with Shanghai National Accounting Institute.  


The Faculty launches an Executive MBA (China) program with Xian Jiaotong University.  


The Global Business Studies (GBS) program is launched.   


A Dual MBA Degree with the HEC Paris is introduced.  


A Dual MBA Degree with the University of Texas at Austin and a Joint MBA/JD with the School of Law is launched.  


CUHK MBA students host the first student-led Corporate Social Responsibility Conference in the region.  


The first Joint MBA/MSc in Finance is launched.  


The region's first Entrepreneurship Concentration in the MBA program is introduced.  


The first teaching hotel in Hong Kong with a new teaching building is established.  


milestone 9
Grand opening in 2011 of teaching hotel with state-of-the-art food and wine laboratories.



A new undergraduate program, BSc in Quantitative Finance and Risk Management Science, is launched.  


A joint two-year program with MIT Sloan is introduced, giving students a CUHK MBA and an MIT MSc in Management Studies.  




The Faculty is housed in the new Cheung Yu Tung Building. The Finance Trading Lab is launched.  


milestone 10
Opening of Finance Trading Lab at Cheng Yu Tung Building in 2010.



A Dual MBA program with RSM Erasmus is launched and a new undergraduate program, International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE), is launched.  


The EMBA (Chinese) program is offered in both Shenzhen and Hong Kong and the Shenzhen Executive Center is opened.  


The Faculty of Business Administration, The Chinese University of Hong Kong is rebranded as CUHK Business School with a new brand platform and logo.  


milestone 11
The launch of the new brand identity at Cheng Yu Tung Building in 2011.



The Center for Business Innovation and Globalization (Center BiG), based in the CUHK Shenzhen Research Institute, is opened.  


A new undergraduate program, BSc in Global Economics and Finance, is launched.


The School launches its new website on China business called China Business Knowledge@CUHK (CBK@CUHK)  


The Marketing Engineering Lab is jointly established by the School and IBM. The lab is equipped with Big Data marketing software and cloud computing (donated by IBM).
2014 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen [CUHK(SZ)] is approved by the Chinese State Ministry of Education. The School of Management and Economics (SME) receives its first undergraduate cohort.