Centennial College

Introduction

THE BIRTH OF CENTENNIAL COLLEGE

New skills for a new world

As our rapidly changing world creates new challenges, we will all need new skills to meet these challenges and overcome them.

Centennial College is leading the way in providing these skills with an exciting educational approach and unique, multifaceted, self-financed, 4-year Bachelor Degree programmes.

Our programmes are based on non-traditional curricula that will not only give you a broader range of skills and knowledge, but also the creative thinking and open-minded approach that employers will be looking for in the future.

Centennial College

100 years of educational opportunity

Centennial College is an independent College established by The University of Hong Kong. In 1912, The University of Hong Kong (HKU) opened its doors to its first class of students in a bold initiative to meet the educational needs of society at that time.

Now, in its centenary year, HKU has taken another bold step, by establishing Centennial College and bringing a new era of high quality, self-financed, multidisciplinary Bachelor Degree programmes to provide new opportunities for today's students.

Changing times, changing demands

Leading companies are demanding a far broader range of skills in their graduate hires than ever before.

Today you need to have a far greater understanding of the world and societies around you. You need good language skills and superior skills in communication, presentation and analysis. Above all you need the ability to learn independently, think creatively and approach new ideas with a fresh and open mind.

That is what Centennial College is geared to providing.

Centennial College

Developing a liberal arts education

At Centennial College we believe that education is more than just about preparing you for a good career. We believe education is about preparing you for a fine life: a life of personal growth, fulfilment and achievement.

That is why our curriculum is designed not just to give you practical skills in your chosen speciality, but also to expand your mind and intellect with a broad range of knowledge and understanding and give you a foundation for lifelong development and learning.

Centennial College

VISION AND MISSION

To be an outstanding liberal arts college in the Asia-Pacific Region.

THE COLLEGE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO

Provide a transformative, broad-based education and professional knowledge that maximise the learning experiences of its students

Instil in its students the spirit of inquiry, intellectual curiosity, and self-learning

Imbue its students with the qualities expressed by its core values (wisdom, integrity, decency, morality, global and multi-cultural awareness, and social responsibility)

Provide a diverse scholarly and learning environment that attracts outstanding scholars in liberal and professional studies

Centennial College

VIRTUE LIES IN OUR NAME

"Centennial College" pays tribute to The University of Hong Kong in recognising the 100 years of commitment of the University to academic excellence. The College is continuing the efforts to encourage a lifetime of self-cultivation for today's generation of students.

眀 徳 學 院

"mingde 眀徳" is derived from The University of Hong Kong's Chinese motto "mingde gewu 眀徳格物" meaning "to manifest virtue and investigate things".

"Mingde 眀徳" comes from the Confucian literary classic "The Great Learning" 《大學》("Daxue") meaning to live a life pursuing illustrious virtue. The core idea of "The Great Learning" is to encourage people to live a life of self-education or self-cultivation in the pursuit of a greater good for society and thereby the world as a whole. This is a noble aim and one we embrace at Centennial College.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Chinese

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Programs

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Bachelor

Bachelor of Professional Accounting

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

Whether students are aiming to be an auditor, business accountant, financial controller, company secretary, tax consultant or a finance expert, this programme will lay the foundations for you to excel in today’s dynamic business environment, and also provide you with a broad range of vital supplementary skills to help broaden your career horizons and give you access to more opportunities. [+]

Whether students are aiming to be an auditor, business accountant, financial controller, company secretary, tax consultant or a finance expert, this programme will lay the foundations for you to excel in today’s dynamic business environment, and also provide you with a broad range of vital supplementary skills to help broaden your career horizons and give you access to more opportunities. Upon completion of the programme, you will not only get exemptions from various professional bodies, but also gain a variety of skills in communication, global understanding and team engagement, which today’s employers are looking for in their professional graduate hires, not only in the Greater China region, but also worldwide. This programme will give you an exemplary range of key business competencies for success in tomorrow’s fast-evolving business marketplace. Special Features The programme offers a broad-based liberal education with a professional focus in order to train up all-rounded professional accountants. After completing the programme, students will be: More globally attuned as a result of exchange opportunities in China and overseas; and Equipped with vital accounting technical and soft skills, through accounting internship program and monthly professional accounting seminars, for better career options. Accounting Internship To provide you with more exposure and training in the accounting profession, the programme offers a new elective in the form of an "Accounting Internship" which offers a 6-credit accounting internship opportunity during the Second Semester from January to April in their Year 3 study. Students will be able to: Build on the professional knowledge acquired in classroom learning; Gain valuable and solid experience in a working environment in accounting related fields, which include accounting, auditing or taxation work in CPA firms; internal financial and management accounting work in industrial and commercial companies, as well as in non-profit sectors; and Develop a range of generic skills (such as critical thinking, problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills) that are important in enhancing the future employment opportunities of our students Career Prospects The programme will provide you with an excellent foundation for a successful career in: Accounting in banking, insurance and financial institutions Accounting in government and non-profit organisations Auditing in CPA firms Internal accounting in business and commercial sectors Internal audit, accounting compliance and governance work Qualifications Framework Bachelor of Professional Accounting (Honours) Programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework Professional Accreditations On graduation, you will be recognised by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) as accountancy degree holders and as having fulfilled the stipulated pre-entry educational requirements. You can be qualified as professional accountants by successfully completing the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) and obtaining relevant working experience. Graduates are eligible for exemptions in: up to 9 papers from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), up to 6 papers from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)*, up to 7 papers from the Association of International Accountants (AIA) up to 4 papers from the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS). Also, this programme is accredited by CPA Australia for direct entry to the professional level examinations. * Exemption from CIMA is for Year 1 entry students only. [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences in China and Global Studies

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

What is the impact of rising China on global politics, economy and environment? What effects would changing settings in global politics, economy and environment have on China? [+]

What is the impact of rising China on global politics, economy and environment? What effects would changing settings in global politics, economy and environment have on China? The Major aims to develop students’ strong understanding over those issues while deepening students’ knowledge on China’s remarkable socio-cultural legacy. A comparative approach will be incorporated throughout the delivery of the different courses so that students will be able to develop well-informed responses which demonstrate critical and analytical skills with scholastic quality. At the end of the study, students will find themselves in possession of a unique set of skills of utilizing various opportunities that emerge from China’s global interaction as well as tackling numerous challenges that arise from it. [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Social Behaviour and Public Policy

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The Major adopts an active learning approach that guides students towards a critical understanding of the cognitive and psychological process, economic and political institutions, as well as historically and case-specific factors that enter the public policy making and governance process. [+]

The Major adopts an active learning approach that guides students towards a critical understanding of the cognitive and psychological process, economic and political institutions, as well as historically and case-specific factors that enter the public policy making and governance process. The curriculum combines courses in social sciences and policy analysis on both domestic and international level to develop students’ skills and knowledge in these areas. The course work provides both a solid foundation for students interested in careers in the social sciences and a strong background for a variety of professions in which knowledge about social processes and how societies work with global worldview is relevant. [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Sustainability, Technology, and Society

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The Major aims to take students on a historical, philosophical, scientific, techno-scientific, cultural and practical journey into the concept of sustainability. [+]

The Major aims to take students on a historical, philosophical, scientific, techno-scientific, cultural and practical journey into the concept of sustainability. The predicament faced by an increasing and more affluent human population on our finite planet Earth, particularly crises induced by the inseparable daily use of technology on a global scale, make the concepts of sustainability and sustainable development key to our future success as a species and amongst the most hotly debated topics of contemporary society. The debates cry out for logical and knowledgeable leadership and a better educated populace that can make informed judgments and decisions. Therefore, it lays the ground work for those who wish to work or go on further specialist studies in sustainability, by providing some more focused knowledge concerning the environment, necessary for today’s corporate culture and essential to policy making. [-]

BA

Bachelor of Arts in Business, Management, and the Liberal Arts

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The Major aims to provide students with a new perspective in analysing managerial issues that prepares them for the dynamic realities in both commercial environment as well as non-profit sector. [+]

The Major aims to provide students with a new perspective in analysing managerial issues that prepares them for the dynamic realities in both commercial environment as well as non-profit sector. The curriculum gives students a comprehensive overview of all major disciplines of business administration, which helps them understand how different business functions are interrelated to each other in the commercial environment. The liberal arts education nurtures students to build upon an understanding of humans and their interaction with society to assess the socioeconomic, political, and other contextual factors involved in a business decision. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Language and Communication

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

This Major provides an academic pathway for students who seek to acquire high-level language and communication competencies that are required for meeting future challenges in the professional workplace. [+]

This Major provides an academic pathway for students who seek to acquire high-level language and communication competencies that are required for meeting future challenges in the professional workplace. Designed to accomplish this overall aim through a balanced selection of topics from the rich areas of linguistics, literature, communication, and media / cultural studies, the LC Major enables students to build an integrative understanding of the central role of language and communication activities in contemporary cultural life, and to make informed choices for further study either in more specialised areas in the humanities and the social sciences, or in a professional area of specialisation that requires a solid foundation in language and communication abilities. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Media, Culture, and Creativity

Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong

The “Media, Culture and Creativity” Major puts emphasis on the study of media, cultural and creative industries in their historical, political, economic and social context. [+]

The “Media, Culture and Creativity” Major puts emphasis on the study of media, cultural and creative industries in their historical, political, economic and social context. We analyse the cultural forms created and disseminated by a wide range of media and creative industries, and the ways in which they resonate in everyday life, on the local, regional and international level. We examine the broader system of production, distribution, consumption and regulation of the main cultural and creative industries including but not limited to online and electronic media, print media and publishing, film and video, multimedia and digital entertainment, visual arts, fashion and advertising. [-]