Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours)

General

Program Description

Programme Objectives

The BBA (Hons) Programme aims to produce responsible and respectable graduates who are academically and professionally educated in the respective business disciplines and can fulfil the role of making contributions to society.

The Programme Objectives are:

  • To provide students with a broad learning experience for their intellectual development as future professionals in the respective fields; and
  • To enhance students‟ integrity and capacity for personal development as ethical and caring persons who can make informed decisions in their future careers and personal lives.

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • Integrate and apply a broad range of knowledge vital to the business environment;
  • Apply problem-solving and analytical skills to decision-making and management;
  • Apply ethical reasoning and critical thinking in the performance of personal and professional responsibilities;
  • Communicate effectively in formal and informal settings;
  • Produce professional documents to a good standard;
  • Demonstrate teamwork and self-management skills in their learning for further development as a lifelong learner; and
  • Demonstrate broad perceptual and conceptual horizons and knowledge of life and a global perspective.

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Learning outcomes of each stream

Accountancy

  • Describe and explain the conceptual and practical aspects of various mainstream accounting disciplines;
  • Explain, analyse and apply rules and regulations issued by relevant authorities; and
  • Demonstrate and apply ethical concepts in various mainstream accounting disciplines.

Corporate Management and Governance

  • Comprehend and apply accounting, taxation, finance, information systems and administrative knowledge in managing firms’ resources in achieving organizational goals;
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills in planning, implementing and monitoring business strategies that are required for effective corporate management; and
  • Analyse the legal and compliance aspects involved in company matters and demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of principles relating to good corporate governance and administration.

Hotel Management

  • Integrate and apply management principles and concepts to daily hotel operations;
  • Analyse various management issues and formulate plans for enhancing hotel business; and
  • Apply theories to develop hotel strategic planning for business growth and expansion to match the changing environment.

Marketing and Event Management

  • Analyse the internal and external environment in the global marketplace to identify key issues in marketing or event management;
  • Apply principles, theories and models of marketing to develop marketing mix strategies and implement integrated marketing strategies in the global market; and
  • Integrate event management theories to develop and implement strategies for various functions and conventions in the marketplace.

Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics (minor stream)

  • Recognise the social, economic, environmental and ethical issues in current business operations; and
  • Apply knowledge in ethical decision-making and corporate social responsibility projects.

Marketing (minor stream)

  • Demonstrate the ability to understand the sales and marketing operations; and
  • Apply principles and theories of marketing to assist the implementation of integrated marketing strategies.

Programme Structure

Core Course

  • Accounting for Management and Decision Making
  • Business Research Methodology
  • Business Research Project
  • Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Legal Environment for Business
  • Management Information Systems
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Principles of Accounting
  • Principles of Finance
  • Principles of Management
  • Strategic Management

Language and GE Course

  • Academic Reading and Writing I
  • Academic Reading and Writing II
  • Business Communication I
  • Business Communication II
  • Chinese Business Writing
  • Critical thinking
  • English Usage
  • Ethics and Moral Issues
  • Global Citizenship
  • Individual and Society
  • Numerical and IT Literacy
  • Practical Chinese
  • Putonghua for Business and Administration
  • Quantitative Methods

Stream Course

Accountancy

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Business Law
  • Company Law
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Hong Kong Taxation
  • Insolvency and Receivership
  • Management Accounting
  • Professional Ethics for Accountants

Corporate Management and Governance

  • Advanced Hong Kong Taxation
  • Boardroom Dynamics
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Administration
  • Corporate Financial Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Secretaryship and Compliance
  • Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • Hong Kong Corporate Law I
  • Hong Kong Corporate Law II
  • Hong Kong Taxation
  • Risk Management

Marketing and Event Management

  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Brand Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Digital Marketing
  • Event Marketing
  • International Marketing
  • Marketing Ethics and Society
  • MICE Management
  • Principles of Event Management
  • Sales Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Strategic Planning for Event

Hotel Management

  • Ethics in Hospitality Industry
  • Financial Management for the Hospitality Industry
  • Food and Beverage Management
  • Hospitality Facilities Management
  • Hotel Operations
  • Human Resource Management
  • Kitchen Operations Management
  • Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
  • Quality Service Management
  • Revenue and Distribution Management
  • Room Division Management
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • # Internship

# Students of the major stream of Hotel Management are required to take a minimum of 500 hours internship within an industrial environment.

Professional Recognition

  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA): The BBA (Hons) Accountancy is one of the accredited local accountancy degrees under the Institute's Qualification Programme (QP). Graduates are eligible to register as QP students of the Institute and sit for QP examination directly.
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA): Graduates of BBA (Hons) Accountancy are eligible for exemptions up to a maximum of nine (out of fourteen) papers of the ACCA examinations.
  • CPA Australia: The BBA (Hons) Accountancy is accredited by CPA Australia. Upon completion, graduates will be admitted directly to the CPA Program.
  • The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS): Graduates of BBA (Hons) Corporate Management and Governance are eligible for four subject-exemptions under the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP).
  • Hong Kong Institute of Marketing (HKIM): Graduates in BBA (Hons) Marketing and Event Management stream are eligible for full exemption from HKIM Diploma in Marketing and exemption from the corresponding modules of HKIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.

Education and Career Pathways

  • Accountancy: Graduates can commence their careers in certified public accountant (CPA) firms, government departments, commercial and industrial organisations, and public bodies. Graduates are expected to complete public examinations of related professional bodies and accumulate relevant work experience required for their qualification as certified public accountants.
  • Corporate Management and Governance: Graduates can commence their career as company secretarial assistants and administrative officers in professional service firms, listed companies, commercial and industrial organisations, as well as public bodies. After accumulating several years of work experience and acquiring qualifications through professional examinations, they will be qualified as chartered company secretaries and chartered governance professionals.
  • Marketing and Event Management: Graduates may start as account executives, administrative assistants, business development assistants, customer service executives, event coordinators, marketing and sales executives and customer relations officers in the event management industry as well as in the sales and marketing sector for various commercial and industrial organisations, government departments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public bodies. After gaining sufficient relevant experience, they may become managers in the event industry or sales and marketing fields.
  • Hotel Management: Graduates may start as food and beverage assistants, front desk officers, guest service agents, hotel management trainees and corporate sales executives in hotels, resorts, and other hospitality industries. After gaining sufficient relevant experience, they may be promoted to leading positions of different departments in hotels or related hospitality organisations.

Admission Requirements

Year 1 Entry

  • Have obtained Level 3 in Chinese Language, Level 3 in English Language, Level 2 in Mathematics and Level 2 in Liberal Studies in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination; applicants' performance in two elective courses in the HKDSE Examination will be considered as a bonus point in the selection process ***; OR
  • Have obtained passes in Chinese Language and Culture and Use of English and one additional AL / two ASL subjects in the Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE) plus five passes in the Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) including Chinese Language and English Language; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 2 Entry

  • Applicants who have successfully completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) programme pitched at QF Level 4 that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 3 Entry

  • Applicants who have successfully completed an AD / HD programme in related areas pitched at QF Level 4 that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Part-time Programme

Year 2/3 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an Associate Degree (AD) / Higher Diploma (HD) programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a Hong Kong Qualifications Framework (QF) Level 4 programme that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Year 4 Entry

  • Have successfully completed an AD / HD programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have completed a QF Level 4 programme in related areas that is approved by the Institute; OR
  • Have obtained an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

The tuition fees for the 2020-21 intake of the 4-year Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) are as follows:

  Local Student Non-Local Student
Year 1

$72,280

$92,280

Year 2

$75,770

$95,770

Year 3

$79,250

$99,250

Year 4

$81,610

$101,610

The tuition fees for the 2020-21 intake of the 6-year Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) (Part-time) are as follows:

  Local Student
Year 1

$49,350

Year 2

$49,350

Year 3

$49,350

Year 4

$53,620

Year 5

$53,620

Year 6

$53,620

Admission Interview

Applicants will be invited to attend an admission interview after submission of applications and are requested to bring the following when attending the interview:

  • original and photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card or Passport;
  • originals and photocopies of relevant academic credentials;
  • originals and photocopies of school reports for the last three years;
  • certificates and results of HKDSEE/HKALE/HKCEE; and
  • application fee
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Established in 1985 and 1971 respectively, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) enjoyed a long tradition as caring institutions, offering post-sec ... Read More

Established in 1985 and 1971 respectively, Caritas Institute of Higher Education (CIHE) and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers (CBCC) enjoyed a long tradition as caring institutions, offering post-secondary education courses. In 2011, CIHE was accorded the degree awarding status by the Hong Kong government under CAP. 320. Working closely with CBCC, which focuses on sub-degrees, CIHE strives to become the future Saint Francis University. This bi-college system offers flexible and diverse advancement pathways covering Bachelor’s Degree, Associate Degree, Higher Diploma and Diploma programmes in over 20 subject areas, to empower students from all walks of life with quality vocational and professional education. Read less