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Associate of Business Administration

Programme Code: AD 111 3416 6338 2305 5315 aba@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 88 - 203

"Articulation Rate Over 80%"

 

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Programme Aims & Features

The Associate of Business Administration (ABA) programme is a comprehensive and broad-based business programme that focuses on integrating academic theories with real-life applications in the commercial world.

The first year of study provides students with an integrated view of various business functions in the commercial environment.

In the second year, students will then take up a specialized study theme for a more in-depth training in the different areas in business studies. Study themes include:

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Overall Progression Figures

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 86%
Government-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 63%
 
Many of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of the past three years articulated to*:
 

The University of Hong Kong
BA
BA & BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree)
BBA Accounting & Finance
BBA Information Systems
BEcon & Fin
BNurs
BSc
BSc Information Management
        
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA English
BBA Hotel & Tourism Management
BBA Professional Accountancy
BSc Community Health Practice
BSSc Economics
BSSc Global Studies
       
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA
BSc
         
City University of Hong Kong
BA English Studies
BBA Accountancy
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Business Economics
BBA China Business
BBA Finance
BBA Global Business
BBA Human Resources Management
BBA Information Management
BBA International Business
BBA International Business (Japan Studies)
BBA Management
BBA Management Sciences
BBA Marketing
BEng
BSc Computational Finance
BSc Computing Mathematics
BSocSc Asian & International Studies
BSocSc Public Policy, Management, & Politics
          
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Digital Media
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles
BBA (Hons) Accountancy
BBA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
BBA (Hons) Financial Services
BBA (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
BBA (Hons) Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
Broad Discipline of Business
Broad Discipline of Computing
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication
BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management
BSc (Hons) Investment Science
BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering & Management
BSc (Hons) Nursing
    
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accounting
BBA (Hons) Applied Economics
BBA (Hons) Finance
BBA (Hons) Global & China Business
BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management
BBA (Hons) Information Systems & e-Business Management
BSSc (Hons) China Studies - Economics
Bachelor of Chinese Medicine & BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Double Degree)
   
The Education University of Hong Kong
BEd (Hons) Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Music
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
BSSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
   
Lingnan University
BBA (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons)

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

 
Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (70 majors to choose)
Bachelor of Applied Finance
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Commerce - Professional Accounting
Bachelor of Business Administration
 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, The USA
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
Bachelor of Science in Business Economics and Finance
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science in Computer Management and Information Systems
 
The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce
 
University of Huddersfield, The UK
BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management (Top-up)
BA (Hons) Global Marketing (Top-up)
BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management (Top-up)
BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (Top-up)
BA (Hons) International Business (Top-up)
 
University of South Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)
Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

 

HKU SPACE International College

 
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) in Financial Services
BA Communication, Advertising & Public Relations
 
The University of Hull, UK
BSc (Hons) Accounting
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing and Management
 
University of London International Programmes (Lead College: London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE)
BSc Banking and Finance
BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Economics and Management
BSc Business and Management
 
Middlesex University London, UK
BA (Hons) Publishing and Digital Culture
BA (Hons) Journalism and Media
BA (Hons) Media and Cultural Studies
 
Oxford Brookes University, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Human Resource Management
 
University of Plymouth, UK
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management
 
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Media Culture and Practice
 
The University of Western Australia, Australia
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Japanese Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) - Korean Language Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Communication Studies Pathway
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media Studies) - Language Studies Pathway NEW 
 
University of Northumbria at Newcastle

 

Professional Recognition

Our students can obtain professional recognition from various Accounting, Finance and Marketing professional bodies. Partial exemptions from various professional examinations are granted to our graduates:

  • The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Accredited Accounting Technicians (HKIAAT)
  • The Society of Registered Financial Planners (RFP-HK)

Students are eligible to join the following professional bodies as student members:

  • Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)
  • Hong Kong People Management Association (HKPMA)
  • International Institute of Management (IIM)

 

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

GENERIC SKILLS
  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Statistics for Business
  • English for Business
  • Information Management
  • Advanced Chinese Language

Experiential Learning

• Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies

SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Microeconomics : Theory and Applications
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing

 

Year 2

(Choose ONE course from the following:)

Accounting

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework

 

Marketing

  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Advertising: Principles and Practice

 

Finance

  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Macroeconomics: Theory and Applications

 

Applied Economics

  • Economics of Public Issues
  • Macroeconomics: Theory and Applications
  • Financial Markets and Institutions

 

Management

  • Principles of Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management
  • Global Business and Trade
GENERAL EDUCATION

(Choose ONE course from each category)

Year 1

Reasoning & Science

  • Elements of Logic and Critical Thinking

 

Humanities and Arts

  • Applied Ethics
  • Psychology & Everyday Life

Year 2

Chinese Societies: Heritage and Culture

  • From Revolution to Modernisation: A History of Modern China
  • Rethinking Popular Culture

 

Global Issues and Development

  • Social Institutions and Everyday Life
  • Global and Local Cultures

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.

Students' Activities

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Admission Talk from HKU Faculty of Business and Economics 2015

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Admission Talk from HKUST School of Business and Management 2015

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The Business Domain Held the Economic Forum 2016 Topic: "One Belt, One Road"

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Winners of the ACCA Business Competition 2015

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Dr Sammy Fung of HKU, delivering the Admission talk 2014

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Prize award ceremony, ACCA Business Competition (our students won the 2nd runner up, best proposal , Best Creative Team awards)

Hui Yat Fung
Hui Yat Fung
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Applied Economics Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKU Information Management
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: PolyU Investment Science (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKBU BBA Economics (Year 3)

我當初入讀HKU SPACE CC時,只抱着「過了這兩年,進大學便海闊天空」的心態,只視副學士為升讀大學的跳板,沒有想過校園生活會否愉快,也未想過在這裡會見識到甚麼,學到甚麼,得到甚麼,最重要是最後能進大學。我想,不少同學都和我有相似的想法。 兩年過去,我的想法改變了。Offer固然重要,但個人成長也同樣重要。這是一個很好讓我好好磨練一番的機會,得到的可能比大學更多。在大學,可以選擇去玩、走堂、燃燒GPA;但在這裡,只能專注讀書,做好時間管理,應付各種挑戰。 經過這兩年,我感覺到自己不再是一個聽從家長老師命令和容易受人影響的小孩,而是有自己想法和價值觀,懂時間分配,能夠自己處理問題的成年人。

Wong Chun To, Michael
Wong Chun To, Michael
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Applied Economics Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKU Bachelor of Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKUST BBA (Year 2)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: CUHK Economics (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: CityU BBA Business Analysis (Year 3)

要升讀大學,努力和運氣缺一不可。當初選讀HKU SPACE CC的時候,已決意要用功,希望能夠順利升讀大學。在課堂中,我很留心聽講師的講課,溫習考試時,往往事半功倍,比其他同學花更少時間去掌握考試的內容! 此外,在CC,我很幸運地遇上了不少好老師。在學習和升學上,或是準備大學面試,都給了我很多寶貴的意見。從第一年的面試失敗,到現在僥倖地獲數間大學取錄,他們的確幫助了我不少!尤其是Econ major的老師,給了我很多關於大學升讀經濟科的意見! 除了讀書以外,CC也有多元化的活動讓同學參與,而我有幸地加入了HKU SPACE Toastmasters Club,提供了很多演講機會,令我在匯報和面試時不會怯場及從容面對。CC提供的升學資訊絕對是數一數二的齊全,SDCS的「天書」對我們準備面試及升學有極大的幫助,裡面有齊全的升學資訊及過往的面試題目,能充份準備面試! 最後,在CC的兩年絕對是我人生的轉捩點。在此,我感謝各位講師的教誨和指導。 “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” 希望同學面對失敗時不要放棄,努力面對每一個困難,改變自己,最終一定能找到自己理想的出路!

Chan Hor Shan
Chan Hor Shan
  • 2013-15 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Accounting Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKU BBA Accountancy & Finance (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: PolyU BBA Accountancy (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: CityU BBA Accountancy (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: CityU BBA Business Analysis (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: CityU BBA International Business (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKBU Accountancy (Year 3)

HKU SPACE CC的工商管理副學士課程幫助我重新訂下目標,為升上大學做好準備。在學院學習,使我對工商管理有更深切的認識,亦助我做好自己的生涯規劃,期望在此領域上有更進一步的發展。學院學術氣氛濃厚,同學間有著共同的信念,彼此扶持,為實現理想努力。在講師的幫助下,我的演說能力和面試技巧日漸進步,也令我更有自信,在待人接物的技巧上更趨成熟,對將來的發展有莫大裨益。

Chan Shuk Yi
Chan Shuk Yi
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Accounting Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offer received: HKUST BBA (Year 2)

Studying in HKU SPACE Community College (CC) would be the most unforgettable memory in my life. Throughout the two-year all-rounded and intensive training, not only have I gained professional knowledge from lecturers, but I also built strong interpersonal skills and logical thinking while doing group projects. Besides, I have met some comrade-in-arms who went through the same experience and supported me in these 2 years. I have no regrets for choosing HKU SPACE CC as my stepping stone to university. Though, the courses here are challenging. I am sure that by frequent communication with the caring lecturers of the College and find the appropriate study partners, you can find the ways to tackle the difficulties. Tremendous help from lecturers and study partners would be your dawn in CC’s life! All in all, I ensure that HKU SPACE CC would give you an unforgettable experience in your entire life and you would gain far more than you expect!

Ng Yu Hin, Brian
Ng Yu Hin, Brian
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Finance Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: HKUST BBA (Year 2)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CUHK Economics (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CityU Marketing (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CityU BBA Business Analysis (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: HKBU Marketing (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: PolyU Financial Services (Year 3)

HKU SPACE CC ABA is a place to realize your potential. It has changed my attitude, visions and more importantly, my destiny. I am thankful to my friends at CC who worked with me to come across different obstacles. I remember when I first entered ABA, I didn’t expect that I could reach so far. I appreciate the lecturers in ABA who inspired and motivated me when I needed help. I gradually built up my confidence with different practical trainings and assistance. The learning style at HKU SPACE CC is not only interactive, but also encourages discussions among classmates. Although the journey is tough, I feel the atmosphere and the community here are so supportive, which empowers me to move forward without hesitation. In a nutshell, ABA is a stage to unleash your potentials and stretch your wings. All your hardships will eventually pay off. Join us and let’s make things happen.

Chan Wai Wun, Bernice
Chan Wai Wun, Bernice
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Accounting Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: HKUST BBA (Year 2)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CUHK Economics (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: PolyU Accountancy (Year 3)

Studying an Associate Degree provided me with opportunities to enrich my business knowledge and make my dream come true. I became an all-rounded person by learning through presentations, group works, projects, and discussion. Not only have I gained essential business knowledge but I also developed better presentation skills. All these had helped me overcome the challenges in university interviews and examinations. Moreover, various talks and activities held by the College had widened my horizon. From university applications to career development, HKU SPACE CC provided numerous sources and consultations that helped me to plan my own development effectively and efficiently. You may feel lost and hopeless. However, you can find your companions - lecturers and schoolmates. They will support and encourage you to overcome all the challenges. To sum up, I do believe that everyone who enters this College will find meaningful things in their lifetime and have a great future.

Mark Ng
Mark Ng
  • 2014-16 Associate of Business Administration, Year 2 (Finance Theme)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: HKU Bachelor of Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: HKUST BBA (Year 2)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CUHK Economics (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CityU Marketing (Year 3)
  • UGC-funded degree offers received: CityU BBA Business Analysis (Year 3)

I am so lucky to have chosen HKU SPACE Community College to pursue my Associate Degree in Business Administration. Two years ago, when I was planning to choose Business as my major, many people discouraged me by saying that it is extremely difficult to get an offer from universities because the competition is too keen. Luckily, I insisted on my decision and the results turned out to be quite the opposite. Now, I have four admission offers from top universities in Hong Kong and most importantly, I can see my growth in the business studies. There are three elements in HKU SPACE CC that contributed to my success today. First, the lecturers are always willing to help. For example, they organized several mock interviews to help us prepare for the university interviews. We could also consult them with our personal statements writing and career development. With the help of several lecturers in HKU SPACE CC, my team won the champion of the ACCA Business Competition 2015, which definitely broadened my horizon and added more value to my resume. Second, the Student Development & Counselling Services (SDCS) is extremely helpful; they regularly organise talks about interview skills and university admission, and besides I can also check out the records on university admission and interview questions from the past years. With all this useful information, I understand more about the university admission and interviews. Third, school exchange and internship were also wonderful experiences. I joined school exchange to Beijing and Taiwan last summer, and an internship with Habitat for Humanity Hong Kong; these experiences not only allowed me to meet more friends from different cultures, but also strengthened my business-related skills.