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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 02006

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 1 year

Credits Required for Graduation 42

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Programme Leaders

Programme Director
Dr Yang Lei


Duration of Study: Students who wish to extend their studies beyond the normal duration can submit such a request to the Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty of Business for consideration.

Aims and Characteristics


Special Features

  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with a China focus
  • Multi-dimensional understanding of China Business
  • Chinese language for international students
  • Chinese culture and cross-cultural management for all students
  • China Immersion Experience
  • Content of applying data science to business analysis within the China context

Programme Aims

With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the PolyU MSc in China Business Studies (CBS) programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyse changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Programme, students will be able to strengthen their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by specific learning objectives below:

  1. Chinese Business Environment
    Learning Objective 1a: Evaluate developments in the Chinese business environment, and their impact on both domestic and foreign business organizations.
    Learning Objective 1b: Demonstrate an understanding on the applications of data science in business analysis in Chinese business environment.

  2. Business Ethics in China
    Learning Objective: Identify and analyse ethical issues related to doing business in China.

  3. Cultural Impact on China Business
    Learning Objective: Evaluate and be able to communicate the impact of culture on business and management practice, with particular emphasis on Sino-foreign business activities.

  4. Chinese Language
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate a basic understanding of Chinese language.

Technological Element in the Curriculum

To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.

Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organizational issues while enhancing management and leadership.


Messages from Alumni

The CBS programme was very professional and helped me further understand the rhythm of the Chinese economy. The programme’s specialised knowledge and analytical mindset broadened my horizons and improved my career opportunities. Many thanks to the professors, guests, and classmates. I have gained valuable experience in the CBS programme!


(2023 Graduate)

The CBS programme was a truly valuable experience for me. It gave me essential background knowledge in Chinese culture as well as providing an extensive and in-depth examination of Chinese business. The comprehensive programme structure, with its broad scope and high degree of freedom, enabled me to gain a deeper insight into the business environment in China, which will fuel my future career. I would like to thank all my professors, lecturers, and classmates for making this learning experience so enjoyable and worthwhile.

DAI Jinyu

(2023 Graduate)

My year of study at CBS was a unique experience. The curriculum offered a diverse range of subjects, spanning from law and economics to film and culture. This comprehensive approach enabled me to develop a profound understanding of the economic and business landscape in both Mainland China and Hong Kong. Ultimately, it helped me build a successful lasting career. Moreover, the connections I formed with both my professors and classmates throughout this year have proven invaluable, and are something I will hold dear for a lifetime.

ZONG Yaning

(2023 Graduate)

This year, I’ve gained a lot from the CBS programme: academic knowledge, precious friendships, and a broader worldview. CBS provided a wide range of Chinese business knowledge and helped us understand the Chinese business environment more comprehensively. The most valuable part was that CBS introduced us to cross-border business knowledge and some of the differences between mainland China and Hong Kong such as law, economics, and trade.

DENG Weiheng

(2022 Graduate)

The CBS programme offered me an in-depth overview of the Chinese economy and business market. With professors' detailed instructions, case studies, and intriguing in-class discussions, I developed a unique understanding of the Chinese business world. This will help me build a long-term career in Hong Kong. Thanks to the professors, guest speakers, and all my classmates, I gained valuable experience in the CBS programme!

WANG Hui Sharon

(2022 Graduate)

The CBS programme provided me with deeper insights into China's business environment and its growth opportunities. Thanks to a holistic curriculum which entails management, economic, legal, culture and language components, I gained valuable experiences which allow me to make better business decisions.


(2021 Graduate)

CBS maintains the highest quality and enables students to gain unique learning experience. After a year in the programme, I successfully applied the concepts and theories I learned to my thesis. Additionally, I developed strong relationships with the professors, guest speakers, and classmates and I will treasure them forever.

LIU Huihui

(2021 Graduate)

Economics with special reference to China, Chinese culture and multiple perspectives were some of the most interesting curriculum components. Through the programme, I met inspiring professors and amazing classmates. I made new friends, advanced my career, broadened my horizons, and prepared for a brighter future.

LIU Xiao

(2020 Graduate)

Thanks to the CBS programme and to its professors, I acquired relevant knowledge about China’s economy, its culture and its legal system. Despite the coronavirus outbreak, it was a memorable year full of intensive group projects, cultural surprises and new friends. My summer internship in a local company had made that experience even more immersive.

SION Anne-lorraine Marie

(2020 Graduate)

CBS not only widened my knowledge, but also strengthened my ability to view problems in a macro, systematic and structured way. It gave me a clear understanding of business management and improved my decision-making ability, enabling me to find a fulfilling job in Hong Kong.

CHEN Weiman

(2019 Graduate)

The CBS experience was unique. It is definitely the programme for people who are looking for a practice-oriented master’s. There is a diversity of subjects, from law and economics, through Chinese society and culture, to films and everything that can be useful for a career in China. After this master’s, I look at the world in a different way.


(2018 Graduate)

The wide diversity of courses offered, from history, cross-cultural management, to economics, accounting and finance as well as Mandarin Chinese, helped me understand better how to conduct business in China. The six-week internship in Shanghai gave me a deeper insight into the Chinese world.

SIEGMUND Judith Anne

(2017 Graduate)
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