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Programme Structure

The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to complete the programme within the normal duration of one year.

The curriculum includes technological elements such as financial institutions, fintech development and regulations in China in addition to mobile payment, peer-to-peer lending, blockchain, credit bureau, and big data.

Business and Culture (7 subjects for 24 credits)
Language (2 subjects for 6 credits)

  • China Immersion Experience
  • Chinese I (for Non-Chinese speaking students)*
  • Chinese II (for Non-Chinese speaking students)*
  • Chinese Economy and Business Strategies
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Essentials of Chinese Culture
  • Foreign Trade and Investment in China
  • Managerial Economics with an Application to China Business
  • The Legal System and Economic Law in China#

* Students who demonstrate proficiency in the Chinese language can fulfil the subject requirements through credit transfer.


# i. This subject has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
ii. The MSc in China Business Studies programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

(4 subjects chosen from the following for 12 credits)

  • Business Strategy and Outlook for Life Insurance in China and Hong Kong
  • Chinese III (for Non-Chinese speaking students)
  • Chinese Customs and Etiquette
  • Chinese Society and Culture Through Film
  • Encounters Between China and the West
  • Human Resource Management in China
  • Investments
  • Key Issues in China Business
  • Marketing in China
  • Political Economy of Policy Making in China
  • Research Methods and Market Research in China
  • Research Project in China Business Studies
  • Taxation Management in Hong Kong and China
  • Theory and Practice of Accounting in China
  • Total Quality Management

^ Students are required to undertake at least 3 credits (1 subject) but not more than 6 credits (2 subjects) of electives concerning Chinese language, Chinese culture or literature.


  1. Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on.
  2. For a given cohort, a clash-free timetable will be arranged only for the compulsory subjects. And, timetable is subject to change without prior notice.
  3. Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.
  4. The structure and content of “China Immersion Experience” are subject to continuous review and change. Depending on different factors, other arrangements may be made for students to complete the subject “China Immersion Experience”.


International Collaboration

Students and graduates of PolyU's MSc in China Business Studies programme, who meet coursework and other requirements, qualify for admission to Master's degree programmes in Quantitative Economics, Applied Math, Risk Management, and Accounting at Yeshiva University.


Yeshiva University is the oldest and most comprehensive educational institution under Jewish auspices in America. It has four campuses in the New York city.


China Immersion Experience


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Internship Programme 2019 – Shanghai


Internship Programme 2018 – Hong Kong


Internship Programme 2018 – Shanghai


Internship Programme 2017 – Hong Kong


Internship Programme 2017 – Shanghai


Internship Programme 2017 – Shenzhen


Internship Programme 2016 – Shanghai

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