Business Education

Generation why

Student Kent Tong launched a marketing firm at the age of 22. Photo: Edward Wong

Kent Tong Ting-hung has one year left for his business administration degree at Hong Kong Shue Yan University and he is already an entrepreneur.

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Short-term training aids globe-trotting executives

MBA or EMBA courses have long been the choice of aspiring professionals eager for management training. Increasingly, top-tier executives too are feeling the need for training, to tackle today's ever-challenging global economic environment. But their way of learning is more flexible and, perhaps at times, impromptu.

16 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Tomorrow's leaders

The growth and development of MBA programmes in Hong Kong in recent years serves as evidence of their value in meeting business organisations' hunger for leadership development in Asia. As economic and manufacturing trends continue to swing from West to East, MBA providers say Hong Kong has become an increasingly attractive location for MBA study.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Congregation Schedule

November 12

BBA in Accountancy, BBA in Accounting & Finance, BBA in Financial Services

November 13

BBA in Management, BBA in Marketing, BBA in Global Supply Chain Management, BBA in International Shipping & Transport Logistics

November 14

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Students must make an informed choice

There are a host of MBA programmes available to students in Hong Kong, and choosing the right programme can be a daunting task. After all, most people will only take one MBA in their lives and nobody wants to find themselves midway through an expensive course only to discover that they may have made the wrong choice.

17 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Get value for time and money

Alongside an excellent career record that includes at least five years of managerial experience - usually 12 - there are two things that prospective Executive MBA students will need enough of: time and money. Money is not too difficult to find because most EMBA students have fairly senior roles.

26 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Testing times

What is the GMAT?

The General Management Admissions Test is a standardised test that about 1,900 business schools across the globe will expect you to take before gaining admission to the school on an MBA, EMBA or other management or business-related courses.

How many people take the test each year?

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Tests vital as demand soars

The competition for places in business schools, especially in Asia, has risen in recent years as MBA and master's programmes in finance and economics are becoming increasingly popular. Professionals, recently laid off due to the global recession, have also driven a rise in competition, meaning getting a place on the right course has become more difficult.

11 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Uncertainties lead to new approach

The MBA degree is widely seen as a surefire way for students to gain the hard knowledge to succeed in the business environment. But as the business environment evolves, so must the programmes which teach the skills to manage and lead.

This has led to an array of 'non-traditional' subjects being added to MBA programmes to develop students' all-round skills.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Professionals are spoilt for choice in HK

Professionals in Hong Kong hoping to upgrade their skills and knowledge have a vast pool of university programmes to choose from. All of the city's tertiary institutions offer master's degree programmes, and the addition of courses offered by foreign providers make the choice even greater.

25 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Diversity in the classroom is key to business education

A Bulgarian professor speaking to an audience of some 70 nationalities on the operations of a company in Argentina may sound like an international summit meeting at Davos, but it is in fact a window into one of the many lively class discussions for MBA students at Insead Business School.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Keeping network alive is key to future success

MBAs are as much about networking as they are about qualifications. For this reason, prospective MBA students should not only look at the quality of the programme, but also the type of students in the class. There should be an active alumni association to keep this network alive once they graduate.

14 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

More expected back in school

A shaky economy will drive more people back to business schools for an MBA degree, says the president and chief executive officer of the Graduate Management Admission Council.

David Wilson said the onset of any recession would be good for applications for master of business administration programmes.

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Competition hots up for top MBA schools

Colleges and private faculties that offer MBAs and other executive education programmes in Hong Kong are engaged in a fierce competition to win the hearts, minds and dollars of tomorrow's aspiring leaders.

18 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Globalisation prompts US school to review programme

The Tuck School of Business, one of the most established business schools in the United States, is undertaking a strategic review in response to globalisation.

16 Aug 2008 - 12:00am