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Higher Diploma in Business

Economics

Programme Code: HD 131 3762 4234 2861 0278 hdbus@hkuspace.hku.hk

Application Code 報名編號 : CC 66 - 103

Businesses in Hong Kong are always looking for talents with all-rounded skills, particularly in management and analytical techniques. Leading a business or a company requires sound corporate management and financial skills, as well as accurate predictions in economic trends.

Effective corporate management is essential for a company to ensure success in a business world that complied with the international standard. Accuracy in economic forecast, in term of country and global growth rate, is basic to implement sound business strategies. Knowledge of finance skills in utilizing various financial instruments and management of risks enable business to hedge against economic downturn and sustain growth in economic recovery.

Professionals equipped with skill-related corporate management, economics and financial services are definitely in demand from businesses in Hong Kong.

Programme Aims & Features

The programme aims to provide students with a wide spectrum of business knowledge, with specialties in corporate administration as well as financial and economic management. It will ultimately equip students with a solid academic foundation for further university study and careers development. In the first year, you will learn key business concepts. In the second year, you will have the choice of one of three specialized streams: 1. Corporate Administration and Management; 2. Financial Services and 3. Economics.

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Opportunities for Further Studies

2016 Overall Progression Rate: 75%

Some 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
BBA
BBA Accounting & Finance
BBA Information Systems
BEcon & Fin
BNurs
BSc Information Management
    
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BBA Professional Accountancy
BEng
BSSc Economics
BSSc Global Studies
Integrated BBA
     
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA
BSc Chemistry
    
City University of Hong Kong
BA Digital Television & Broadcasting
BA Media & Communication
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Business Economics
BBA China Business
BBA Finance
BBA Human Resources Management
BBA Information Management
BBA Marketing
BBA Marketing Information Management
BBA International Business
BEng Computer & Data Engineering
BEng Computer Engineering
BSocSc Applied Sociology 
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics
         
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Advertising Design
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accountancy
BBA (Hons) Accounting & Finance 
BBA (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management 
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
BBA (Hons) Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
Broad Discipline of Computing
BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management
BSc (Hons) Geomatics
BSc (Hons) Information Security
BSc (Hons) Internet & Multimedia Technologies
Bsc (Hons) Investment Science 
BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering & Management
           
Hong Kong Baptist University
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Applied Economics 
BBA (Hons) China Business Studies 
BBA (Hons) Global and China Business 
BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
         
Lingnan University
BBA
BBA Risk and Insurance Management
BBA Finance 
BBA Economics     

 

Through-train Pre-enrolment Scheme

 
Macquarie University, Australia
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Commerce – Professional Accounting
Bachelor of Economics
Bachelor of Applied Finance
 
The University of New South Wales, Australia
Bachelor of Commerce

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to the following programmes run in collaboration with HKU SPACE - International College:

Bachelor of Science degree programmes offered by the University of London International Programmes (Lead College: London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)), UK:
BSc Banking and Finance
BSc Accounting and Finance
BSc Economics and Management
 
the University of Plymouth, UK.
Bachelor or Science (Honours) Business Management
 
Edinburgh Napier University, UK.
Bschelor of Arts (with Honours) Financial Services
 
Oxford Brookes University
 
The University of Hull
 
Middlesex University London

Besides, graduates may apply for admission to other full-time or part-time Self-financed degree programmes offered by local and overseas degree programmes.

 

Career Prospects

Many graduates go on to full-time employment in business and financial institutions including listed companies, banks, stock brokerage firms, and asset management and insurance companies. Graduates also commence careers in law firm, large corporations and trading companies, serving in management, accounting, and marketing related positions.

    

*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
  • Practical Chinese
  • Statistics for Business
  • English for Business
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Intra- and Interpersonal Competencies
SPECIALISM

Year 1

  • Principles of Business Management
  • Principles of Banking
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Mathematics for Finance
  • Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Finance

 

Year 2

Common Modules

  • Marketing Fundamentals
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Financial Markets

Economics Stream

  • The Economics of Market Strategy
  • The Economics of Money and Banking
  • Investments

Corporate Administration and Management Stream

  • Business Law of HK and PRC
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Corporate Governance and Ethics

Financial Services Stream

  • Foundation of Financial Planning
  • Insurance
  • Investments

 

 

Students' Activities

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HKUSPACE CC's CrowdSEED Team – Win the Champion and Most Creative Team Award, ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree)

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HKUSPACE CC's CrowdSEED Team – Win the Champion and Most Creative Team Award, ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree)

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Judges’ Commendation - ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2015 (Sub-Degree) 

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Judges’ Commendation - ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition 2014 (Sub-Degree)

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HKIAAT Accounting and Business Management Case Competition 2014-2015 - Outstanding Performance Teams Award

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High Table Dinner at HKU

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Happy days at HKU

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Graduates’ sharing of university life at HKU

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Visit to HKMA 2016

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Visit to Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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Meeting with professional: i-banker

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Summer internships at financial institution

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Beijing study tour – Visit to Lenovo Group

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Beijing study tour - Visit the Olympic Green

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Good Team Spirit

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Sharing @ Lunch 

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Sharing @ Lunch 

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Students Gathering 

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Students Gathering 

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Let's go BBQ

Annie Chan
Annie Chan
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Conditional Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics Concentration (Year 3)

This program enriches my knowledge in business and finance, and lays a solid foundation for my university studies and future career development. Our lecturers are professional, supportive and caring. I enjoyed my two years of study at Higher Diploma in Business. I am glad that I chose HKU SPACE Community College.

Ivan Cheung
Ivan Cheung
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Financial Services (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) Applied Economics (Year 3)

This programme offers specialized knowledge of business and practical skills. It equips students for their further studies and career development. The lecturers are supportive and I had a fruitful learning experience here.

Alpha Chan
Alpha Chan
  • 2016-17 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Conditional Offers received: The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Economics / Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Economics (Year 3)
  • Conditional Offers received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Marketing (Year 3)

The programme provides me a precious learning experience which enables me to build a good foundation of business knowledge for further studies. The lecturers are supportive to students' future career and education affairs.

Suki Ho
Suki Ho
  • 2015-16 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain (Year 3)

This programme enables me to develop advanced business knowledge and build a global perspective. Our lecturers are supportive and caring. I feel motivated to learn at HKU SPACE Community College.

Eugenia Lam
Eugenia Lam
  • Currently working as a Branch Trainee at HSBC
  • The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management in 2016
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2014

I have learnt professional knowledge in finance and business that can be used in my future. The lecturers provided me with lots of advice and support while I was applying to different university bachelor degree programmes. HKU SPACE Community College is a good platform for students to get into a university.

Gigi Siu
Gigi Siu
  • 2015-16 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Economics (Year 3)
  • Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)

This programme enriched my knowledge in the field of Economics, which has helped me to build a solid foundation for further study in university. The lecturers are patient and caring. I had a fruitful learning experience in HKU SPACE Community College.

Matthew Yeung
Matthew Yeung
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics) (Year 1)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Economics / Economics & Finance (Year 1)

The Higher Diploma in Business programme provides not only specialized knowledge to the students but also the opportunity to explore one’s surroundings, and more importantly, the chance for one to improve oneself and get well prepared for the upcoming life. No matter what happens, please never give up. Working hard is always the key to success. HKU SPACE CC will definitely be a good platform for you to start a new chapter of life.

Vanessa Lau
Vanessa Lau
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Corporation Administration and Management), Year 1
  • Offer Received: City University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business (Year 1)

I have learnt practical knowledge and skills in business management which can be applied in my future academic and career path. Lecturers were patient and caring about our learning progresses which enhanced our motivation to study. Overall, HKU SPACE CC is a good platform for us to pursue our targets.

Stuart Lau
Stuart Lau
  • Currently working in HKU SPACE - Information Technology Service
  • Graduate of The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management in 2014
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2012

This programme has equipped me with knowledge and skills that can be employed to manage the challenges in the fast-changing, globalized economy. My study experience is undoubtedly valuable and useful for my further studies and career development.

Cason Fung
Cason Fung
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Economics), Year 2
  • Offer Received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (Year 3)
  • Offer Received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)

At HKU SPACE CC, I acquired much knowledge, analytical skills and independent learning techniques with the help of passionate lecturers. Thanks to my lecturers' teaching and caring nature, I now know that studying Higher Diploma in Business programme was the right choice.

Thomas Cheung
Thomas Cheung
  • Currently working at a commercial bank
  • Graduate of The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management in 2016
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2014

The Higher Diploma in Business programme has provided me with rich and practical knowledge about finance and banking. It has also broadened my horizons and heightened my interest in the business world. Apart from obtaining academic knowledge in this College, I really appreciate the lecturers who supported me on the planning of my future path.

Wayne Kong
Wayne Kong
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance (Year 3)
  • Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)
  • Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BBA (Hons) Business Analysis (Year 2)
  • Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BSocSc (Hons) Public Policy and Politics (Year 2)

This programme equipped me with much knowledge in the field of finance. It gave me a competitive edge when looking for university places. In addition, the fundamental principles of business I learnt in the programme is very useful in my daily life and will benefit my future career.

Law Hong Ting, Kevin
Law Hong Ting, Kevin
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) (Year2)
  • Offer Received: HKU BSc (Hons) Information Management (Year 3)
  • Offer Received: PolyU BSc (Hons) Investment Science (Year 3)

I would like to say ‘thank you’ to all the HKU SPACE Community College lecturers who gave me a lot of impressive lectures. I have not only acquired diverse and professional knowledge in the field of finance and business, but also broadened my horizons, especially world economic issues. I must say these two years of college studies will always be the most valuable chapters in my life.

Mos Kwan
Mos Kwan
  • 2014-15 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) (Year 2)
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, Bachelor of Economics / Economics & Finance (Year 3)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) in Investment Science (Year 3)
  • Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Finance (Year 3)

During my two years of studying in the programme, not only did I learn about finance and investment theories, I learnt about their practical use and how they relate to the latest finance news. The programme gave me a good chance to seize different career and further study opportunities, and to enrich myself.

Tommy Chau
Tommy Chau
  • 2013-14 Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services), Year 2
  • Offer received: The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management (Year 3)
  • Offer received: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BSc (Hons) in Investment Science (Year 3)
  • Offer received: Hong Kong Baptist University, BBA (Hons) in Applied Economics (Year 3)
  • Offer received: City University of Hong Kong, BSocSc (Hons) Public Policy, Management, and Politics (Year 2)

I have learnt professional knowledge in finance and business which will be very useful to my future career. The lecturers provided me with a lot of advice and support while I was applying to different bachelor’s degree programmes of different universities. HKU SPACE Community College is absolutely a good platform for students to get into a university.

Richardson Cheng
Richardson Cheng
  • Currently working as a dealer in FX, Options, Commodities Department of a major bank
  • Graduate of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management in 2015
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2013

Studying in HKU SPACE Community College was my life’s turning point. I have learnt professional knowledge and concepts in business and finance, which will surely be useful for my further study and career development.

Jacky Cheung
Jacky Cheung
  • Currently working at Hospital Authority
  • Graduate of The University of Hong Kong, BSc (Hons) in Information Management in 2015
  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business (Financial Services) in 2013

This programme has provided me with sound business knowledge and financial concepts as well as good generic skills. Such skills and knowledge will be extremely useful not only for my academic development but will also strengthen my confidence to compete in a globalized world.