CUHK Business School is a leading business school and a pioneer in business education in Hong Kong. Established in Hong Kong in 1963, it is the first business school to offer BBA, MBA and Executive MBA programs in the region. The School has about 4,400 full-time and part-time students and has the largest business school alumni network in Hong Kong, with over 32,000 alumni worldwide.
The Business School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as executive education. The Business School comprises two schools – Accountancy and Hotel & Tourism Management; and four departments – Finance, Decision Sciences & Managerial Economics, Management and Marketing.
Networks and Accreditations
Worldwide Universities Network
The Chinese University of Hong Kong is the only university in Hong Kong that is an invited member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). WUN is an international university network focused on research collaboration, postgraduate education and research funding, which comprises 20 research-intensive institutions across 5 continents. CUHK is a leading member of the network. In April 2016, Prof. Joseph Sung assumed the role of Chair of the network.
The 20 institutions are:
- Maastricht University
- National Cheng Kung University
- Renmin University of China
- The Chinese University of Hong Kong
- The University of Alberta
- The University of Auckland
- The University of Basel
- The University of Bergen
- The University of Bristol
- The University of Cape Town
- The University of Ghana
- The University of Leeds
- The University of Massachusetts Amherst
- The University of Rochester
- The University of Sheffield
- The University of Southampton
- The University of Sydney
- The University of Western Australia
- The University of York
- Zhejiang University
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) Accreditation
AACSB International was established in 1916 as a membership organization for business schools – a place where business schools could network and discuss issues that affected the business education industry and their institutions. In 1919, the first AACSB Accreditation Standards were adopted with the primary objective of improving collegiate business education. CUHK Business School became one of the first two business schools to be accredited in Asia. Accreditation is a voluntary external review of a school’s ability to provide quality programs. The evaluation is based on the business school’s mission, operations, faculty qualifications and contributions, programs, and other critical areas.
Around 775 member institutions hold AACSB Accreditation throughout the world.
Beta Gamma Sigma
Beta Gamma Sigma is the international honor society that recognizes academic achievement in business studies. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is the highest acknowledgment a business studentanywhere in the world can receive and is the only honor society recognized by AACSB. Membership in Beta Gamma Sigma is by selection for second-year students or above with a GPA in the top 10%, and graduate students in the top 20%. CUHK Business School established the first Beta Gamma Sigma chapter in Hong Kong.
International Teaching Partnerships
CUHK Business School has a range of collaborations with top universities worldwide. The School runs dual MBA degree programs with HEC in France, Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands, University of Texas at Austin, joint programs with MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States and Cambridge Judge Business School in the UK, and masters teaching partnerships with Tsinghua University and Shanghai National Accounting Institute in China (Executive Master of Professional Accountancy, EMPAcc).
CUHK Business School has pioneered the internationalization of its curriculum through initiatives such as the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Global Business Studies (also known as the GLOBE), International Business and Chinese Enterprise (IBCE) and the Asian Business Studies modules. In GLOBE, 54 students each year from CUHK Business School, Copenhagen Business School and the Kenan-Flagler Business School in North Carolina study together as one cohort in three locations across the world. In IBCE, upon completion of the 4-year undergraduate degree at CUHK Business School, participating students will receive a bachelor's degree awarded by CUHK, and then continue the 1-year Master of International Business program at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Students who are interested in pursuing careers in Asia may also select the Asian Business Studies modules. Application of ABS is open to all business students who have finished their first year of study, an priority is given to Integrated BBA students. Students would complete one term of study each at two renowned institutions Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and Waseda University in Japan respectively.
Student Exchange Programs
CUHK has built an enviable reputation of having the foremost exchange program in Hong Kong with a rich history of international student mobility dating back to 1965, when the rst student exchange program was established in collaboration with the University of California. The University has formal exchange partnerships with over 230 student exchange programs in more than 30 countries/regions around the world. Every year, over 1,000 CUHK students go abroad during the regular school term on exchange programs. The Business School is particularly active in sending students overseas. Each year, over 500 undergraduate and postgraduate business students go on exchange programs during the regular school term. 60 per cent of our undergraduate students have overseas exchange experience.
With over 32,000 graduates worldwide, CUHK Business School has the largest business school alumni network among all universities in Hong Kong. The size, diversity and strength of the alumni network is unparalleled and is a unique feature of CUHK. Alumni are a vital link between the academic and professional communities and many alumni actively participate as mentors in the Undergraduate Mentorship Program and the MBA Elite Mentorship Program, generously donating their time and expertise to help the next generation of business leaders.
The faculty’s Alumni and Corporate Affairs Office strengthens and supports the relationships and interactions between the School, alumni, alumni chapters in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taiwan as well as alumni chapters and ambassadors in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.