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  • Nov 28, 2014
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Linda Yeung

Loose MBA requirements can mean loss of learning

The plethora of MBA courses on offer these days is good news to many. They provide choices that meet the needs of people at different stages of their careers or lives.

But have you seen ads that exempt the usual requirement of a bachelor's degree?

Saturday, 5 May, 2012, 12:00am

Positively charged

Professor Chung Yue-ping of Chinese University smiles a lot. It's not because he is one of eight recipients of the university's latest Outstanding Teacher Award, though. That's just the way he is.

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

School rules

Hong Kong's school reforms of 2004 give a wide range of powers to the incorporated management committee (IMC) that each aided school is required to establish.

24 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Hard work pays off for associate degree student

Former science student, Pecky Ng Pui-wa is switching to the arts after being accepted by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to do a linguistics degree.

She developed an interest in languages while completing a bilingual studies programme at the university's HKU Space Community College, through which she developed an interest in languages.

23 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Push to promote Putonghua

POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY moved to the forefront of Putonghua teaching with the establishment of its Confucius Institute last May.

Confucius Institutes have sprung up around the world to promote Chinese language and culture and are seen as China's equivalent to the British Council.

20 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Students who plagiarise are cheating themselves

MANY WEBSITES offer to do assignments and write essays for MBA students. They claim that they can write the style students require and guarantee to deliver the work on time. For an A4 page they charge an average of HK$75. For 'orders' which need substantial research, the charge can be up to HK$100 a page.

10 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Q & A

My son will be sitting his HKCEE next month but he hasn't been doing as well in his school exams as his teachers believe he can. How can I help him prepare?

Dr Anna Kwan, senior education development officer at City University, responds:

18 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Well-rounded approach gets balance right

Students are encouraged to develop various interests, from sports and weiqi to languages

THE SPRAWLING campus of Munsang College in Kowloon encompasses a kindergarten, a primary school and a secondary school which emphasise well-rounded learning.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Alumni events keep graduates coming back

IN KEEPING WITH the school's tradition of nurturing ties among graduates, the Munsang College alumni has grown in numbers over the years.

About 500 gathered at the Kowloon City campus last November to attend the alumni association's annual general meeting. A number of other gatherings are organised each year as well as overseas tours during the summer.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Grooming all-rounders for the big world

Cross-cultural experiences are enriching and give students valuable exposure for tackling real life challenges

For more than half a century, Munsang College has been grooming generations of responsible citizens, many of whom have gone on to make significant contributions to society.

3 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Exchange of ideas pays dividends

BELINDA YIP SUI-YUK typifies the rising number of professionals pursuing an MBA degree. Because she works full-time, she has to juggle the hours at the office with those spent studying.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Frequent flier spreads wings

THE GLOBAL TRAVEL industry had been hard hit when veteran manager Lily Agonoy began looking for an MBA programme in 2002, not long after the September 11 attacks. As the local deputy general manager of Farrington American Express Travel Services, Ms Agonoy realised the importance of fresh business ideas in a more competitive environment.

13 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

How to reply to a complaint

Last week, we showed you how to write letters of complaint to organisations or authorities. This week, we will focus on how to reply to a complaint.

Here are some guidelines:

acknowledge that you received the letter of complaint

explain the measures that have been taken to prevent such a thing from happening again

21 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Letters of complaint

In THIS THIRD instalment of our series on letter writing, we take a look at complaints. How should you go about writing a complaint to the government, a company or a public organisation? Here are some guidelines:

- Identify yourself

- Describe your unhappy experience

- Clearly outline your wish/request

- Express your gratitude

14 Jun 2005 - 12:00am

Letters of invitation

We continue our weekly series on writing tasks, with the focus today on invitation letters.

7 Jun 2005 - 12:00am