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

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Q1: Can I apply for the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets in my final year of undergraduate or other higher education study?

Yes. Students may apply for admission before completion of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) provided that you are in the final year of study. In this situation any offer will be made subject to the condition that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and for admission to the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets are satisfied prior to commencing the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets. For such applicants, you should provide the studentship certification and the most updated official transcript which are applied from your relevant universities.

Yes. Students may apply for admission before completion of a Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) provided that you are in the final year of study. In this situation any offer will be made subject to the condition that all requirements for graduation in the Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) and for admission to the MSc in Marketing are satisfied prior to commencing the MSc in Marketing. For such applicants, you should provide the studentship certification and the most updated official transcript which are applied from your relevant universities.


Q2: Is work experience an admission criterion?

Applicants with a strong set of application materials may be admitted with no previous full-time work experience.

Most candidates have some full-time work experience. However, a small percentage of applicants with a strong set of application materials may be admitted with no previous full-time work experience.


Q3: I do not have any background knowledge in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets. Should I apply?

Yes.


Yes. Pre-term course is offered to candidates before program commencement.

Q4: What are the minimum requirements for the GMAT? If my GMAT score is not high enough, should I apply?

The GMAT is only one of many criteria that the Program considers in the admission evaluation process. Although the GMAT score is an important element, the Program also considers other aspects including an applicant's academic performance, work experience and recommendation letters.

Minimum requirement for GMAT is total score 500 or above. You can refer to the "Student Profile" to get information about the average, lowest and highest score of GMAT for 2012-2013 intakes. GMAT can be exempted for applicants with seven years' working experience which 5 years are in a managerial position, subject to the approval by the Graduate Division. For applying GMAT Exemption, please complete and return the GMAT/ GRE Exemption Form. Form can be downloaded from our webpage.

The GMAT is only one of many criteria that the Program considers the admission evaluation process. Although the GMAT score is an important element, the Program also considers other aspects including an applicant's academic performance, work experience and recommendation letters.


Q5: Can I take the GMAT more than once?

Yes. If an applicant submits multiple test scores, we will consider the highest score presented. If a candidate retakes the GMAT after submitting an application, you should request that the application not be reviewed until the new test score is received.

Yes. If an applicant submits multiple test scores, we will consider the highest score presented. If a candidate retakes the GMAT after submitting an application, you should request that the application not be reviewed until the new test score is received.


Q6: If I cannot submit the GMAT / GRE score before the deadline, should I still apply?

You can submit online application first and inform us your scheduled test date with your application no. by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . After you have taken GMAR/GRE, please email us a scanned copy of the unofficial report first and arrange for the Educational Testing Service to send the official score report to the Program Office by mail (GMAT code: R9H-0W-11; GRE institution/department code: R3153_4208).


Q7: I have an MBA degree or other Master's degree. Do I still need to take the GMAT?

Yes.

A good GMAT score is an asset. However, applicants with seven years of experience of which five years were in a managerial position may be exempted from the GMAT/GRE requirement.


Q8: What is the GMAT code for MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets

The GMAT code for the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assetst is R9H-0W-11. 

The GMAT code for the MSc Program in Marketing is R9H-0W-23. For 2013-2014 application, GMAT scores taken before January 2009 will NOT be considered.


Q9: Can a GRE score be submitted instead of a GMAT score?

Yes. Both scores are acceptable for admission purposes. The GRE institution/ department code for this Programme is R3153_4208.

Yes. Both scores are acceptable for admission purposes. The GRE institution/ department code for this Program is R3153/4305.


Q10: Can I apply to join the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets without fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement?

Yes. You can apply for admission to join the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets before fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement, but you must fulfill the Requirement and provide documentary proof prior to commencing the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets. Any admission offer will be made conditional on you fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement.

Yes. You can apply for admission to join the MSc Program in Marketing before fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement, but you must fulfill the Requirement and provide documentary proof prior to commencing the MSc Program in Marketing. Any admission offer will be made conditional on you fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement.


Q11: Is it compulsory to provide the recommendation letter? Who should I invite to write recommendation letters?

Yes. Applicants should provide 2 recommendation letters. The recommendation letters should be sent directly by the referees to the Program Office. There is no strict requirement on referees who you are invited. It is preferable that the letters should be written by individuals who are familiar with you and able to comment on your strengths and weaknesses, achievements in academic or professionals and suitability to undertake the programme. For instance, current employers, supervisors, professors or teachers from your university.

Yes, applicants should provide 2 recommendation letters. The recommendation letters should be sent directly by the referees to the Program Office. There is no strict requirement on referees who you are invited. It is preferable that the letters should be written by individuals who are familiar with you and able to comment on your strengths and weaknesses, achievements in academic or professionals and suitability to undertake the program. For instance, current employers, supervisors, professor or teacher from your university.


Q12: Do I need to submit the fee with my application?

Yes. Any application received without the payment of the application fee will not be processed until the application fee is received.


Application Procedures

Q1: How can I get the application materials and application form?

Application materials will be posted at the homepage of Graduate School during the application period. The webpage for taught postgraduate programs will be updated around November/December every year.


Q2: When should I submit my application, and what documents are required?

Please refer to our Admission section for more information.


Please refer to our Application Details for more information.

You are required to submit the following application documents:

Copy of completed online application form;

Resume;

Receipt of application fee (no need to enclose if you submit your application online and had chosen to pay the application fee by credit card);

Official Transcripts of academic records issued by your universities*;

Copies of certificates of academic/professional qualifications;

Copy of official GMAT/GRE report;

Documentary proof of fulfilling the English Language Proficiency Requirement;

Confidential recommendations from 2 referees*;

Copy of your HKID card or other identity document as given in the Application Form;

The Official Transcript and Confidential Recommendation should be sent directly from the applicant's university and referee to the Program office, or in sealed envelopes and send by the applicant with other supporting documents to the Program office.

Q3: Are there any interviews for application?

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend an interview and notified individually via email or phone by the Program Office.

Only for part-time program, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview and notified individually via email or phone by the Program Office.


Q4: How can I know my application result?

Application result will be posted on the website of the Graduate School normally from November to May (next year). Successful applicants will receive the offer letter by June the latest. Applicants may consider their applications unsuccessful if they do not hear from us thereafter.


Program Information and Structure

Q1: What is the normal duration of study?

Full time mode in 1 year. 

Part time mode: The normal duration of study is 2 years. The maximum period of study for completion of the program is 4 years if so recommended by the Program Director and the Head of the Graduate Division concerned.

Full time mode: The normal duration of study is 1 year. The maximum period of study for completion of the program is 3 years if so recommended by the Program Director and the Head of the Graduate Division concerned.


Q2: Where will the classes be held?

All classes are normally held at the CUHK Shatin campus.

The classes will be held on weekday and Saturday. All classes are normally held at the CUHK Shatin campus.


Q3: What is the medium of instruction for the courses?

English will be used as the medium of instruction.

Both Chinese and English will be used as the medium of instruction.


Q4: How many credits and courses are required to complete the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets?

The MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets carries a total of 30 credits. Please refer to the section of Structure and Courses.

The MSc in Marketing is a 10-course program (30 credits). Please refer to the section of Structure and Courses.


Q5: When do I need to pay my tuition fees?

Newly admitted students are required to pay the tuition fees on or before the payment due date stated in the debit note in the admission package. Current students will receive a debit note at the beginning of each term, and are required to settle the tuition fees on or before the payment due date.


Additional FAQs for non-local students 

Q1: If I am non-local student, can I apply for the MSc in Management of Real Estate and Hospitality Assets?

Yes. We welcome non-local students. All non-local students must obtain a student visa or entry permit issued by the Director of Immigration for entering Hong Kong for the purpose of education. Non-local applicants accepted for admission should make your own enquire about entry visa requirements from your local government, or the Immigration Department of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region at http://www.immd.gov.hk/. The Graduate School will also contact successful non-local applicants to apply for a Student Visa when the offer is made.

 

Q2: What documents are required for a student visa / entry permit to Hong Kong?

Please find the details at http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/id996.htm#VIII


Q3: What are the entry arrangements for students from overseas, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland who are approved to take up their studies in Hong Kong?

The students from overseas, Macau, Taiwan and Mainland who are approved to take up their studies in Hong Kong, please visit the website for details at http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/faq_ipoe.htm


Q4: Does University offers postgraduate hostels on campus?

Non-local student shall look for off-campus accommodation directly, as on-campus accommodation can NOT be provided for students taking Taught programs due to current shortage in on-campus hostel places. The Office of Student Affairs has set up a platform to help mainland students locate a suitable living place, the details please click here.

Non-local student shall look for off-campus accommodation directly, as on-campus accommodation can NOT be provided for students taking Taught programs due to current shortage in on-campus hostel places. The Office of Student Affairs has set up a platform to help mainland students locate a suitable living place, the details please click here.


Q5: Can non-local student stay and work in Hong Kong after graduated?

According to "Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates" (IANG), non-local fresh graduates who wish to apply to stay and work in the HKSAR may be granted 12 months' stay on time limitation without other conditions of stay provided that normal immigration requirements are met. Details please refer to http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/id991.htm#II


Q6: I graduate from a recognized university in non-English country, how to fulfill the English Language Proficiency Requirement?

You may submit the score report of one of the following tests.

  • TOEFL (not lower than 550 paper based, 213 computer based, and 79 internet based);
  • GMAT (Verbal not lower than 21);
  • IELTS (Academic) (not lower than Band 6.5)

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