Faculty of Business
CODE
21054
SUBCODE
21054-EFM-EPM
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed Mode
DURATION

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)

CREDIT REQUIRED

30

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed
  • Mode of study: mixed-mode. Students can have either a full-time study load (9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (fewer than 9 credits in a semester). Students should complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 2 years within the normal duration. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option, and the duration will be subject to class quota availability.​

  • Note to Applicants
    An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme aims to provide graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge in ESG and sustainability (e.g., economic, accounting, finance, management, and technology) and relevant skills for the related practices.

 

Characteristics

The programme provides students with core knowledge on ESG and sustainability (e.g., economic, accounting, finance, management, and technology) and practical skills required for solving ESG-related business and/or technological problems that are common in real-life situations.

Recognition & Prospects

To obtain an MSc, students are required to complete eight core subjects and two elective subjects (30 credits).

 

Those who are unable to complete the MSc programme may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing the first seven core subjects (21 credits).

Curriculum

Students can have either a full-time study load (9 credits or more per semester) or a part-time study load (fewer than 9 credits per semester).

Students should complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 2 years within the normal duration. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option and the duration of study will be subject to class quota availability.

The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.

Core Subjects(24 credits)

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Business Risk Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Economics of Sustainability
  • ESG Investment and Green Finance
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Planning
  • Global Climate Change and Society Response

 

Elective Subjects(any two; 6 credits)

  • Building Carbon Footprint Assessment
  • Capstone Project on ESG and Sustainability
  • Economics of World Energy Markets
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Environmental Management Systems and Audit
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Investments
  • Quantitative Methods for Finance
  • Transformation to Sustainable Smart Cities
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Smart Cities: Technologies and Solutions

Information on the subjects offered is available at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/af/study/ESG.

^Only some of these subjects are offered each year, as staffing resources and student enrolments vary from year to year.

Credit Required for Graduation

30

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Prof. WU Qiang
PhD

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Colin ZENG
PhD

Subject Area
ESG and Sustainability
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university.

 

Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of relevant working experience.

 

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

 

We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 5645
Email: af.esg@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:

Prof. WU Qiang
Tel: (852) 2766 7078
Email: qiang.wu@polyu.edu.hk

 

Dr Colin ZENG
Tel: (852) 2766 4072
Email: cheng-colin.zeng@polyu.edu.hk

Other Information
  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in three semesters (including an optional Summer Term) within an academic year.

  • Non-local students must obtain a valid student visa issued by the Hong Kong Immigration Department before being allowed to register as students or commence study with PolyU.

Initial Registration Credits

6

Tuition Fee

HK$325,500 per programme (HK$10,850 per credit) for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate

Copies of graduation certificate and official academic transcript of studies are required.

Others

Applicants with any non-English certificates should also submit a set of corresponding official English-translated copies for reference. 

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