Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management

General

Program Description

Information Management

  • Major: Information Management
  • Degree / Award Title: Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Management
  • Offering Academic Unit: Department of Information Systems
  • Mode of Study: Full-time

Aims of Major

Below is applicable to normative 4-year Degree students, advanced standing I and II students of major catalogue term of Sem A 2019/20 and before.

  • BBA Information Management aims to prepare students to become smart business professionals for financial services, auditing and Internet services.
  • Students have flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN).
  • Our graduates are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in social media, mobile apps, big data, artificial intelligence, financial technology, and cloud services for business innovations.
  • They are in high demand in business sectors like banking, accounting, insurance, or financial departments of large organisations. They can become big data scientists, business analysts, systems analysts, technology consultants, and programmers, with great careers of the future.

Below is applicable to normative 4-year Degree students, advanced standing I and II students of major catalogue term of Semester A 2020/21 and thereafter.

  • BBA Information Management aims to prepare students to become smart business professionals for financial services, auditing and Internet services.
  • Students have flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN), and Data Informatics (DI).
  • The BI stream nurtures smart business leaders in areas of artificial intelligence, big data and cloud services.
  • The ISA stream nurtures smart business professionals in information security and privacy, compliance and auditing.
  • The ISSN stream nurtures smart business leaders in social media and social networks, SEO and Internet services.
  • The DI stream provides students with professional training in data informatics, business knowledge and communication skills. It is an interdisciplinary study, which enables students to acquire knowledge in both data analytics and information management techniques.
  • Our graduates are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in social media, mobile apps, big data, artificial intelligence, financial technology, and cloud services for business innovations.
  • They are in high demand in business sectors like banking, accounting, insurance, or financial departments of large organizations. They can become big data scientists, business analysts, systems analysts, technology consultants, and programmers, with great careers of the future.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Major (MILOs)

  1. Demonstrate key knowledge and skills in business-related disciplines.
  2. Communicate effectively in English and Chinese.
  3. Apply creative and critical thinking in solving business-related problems.
  4. Attain personal and team goals using individual and interpersonal skills.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of ethical and global issues in business.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to create innovative business solutions by applying the concepts, methods and techniques of modern information management.
  7. Demonstrate the attitude and ability to discover the best practices of systems audit, risk and compliance management for financial services or Internet services.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to design innovative business models with the use of the latest information technologies (e.g. social, mobile, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, financial technology, and cloud services).

Degree Requirements

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Note 1: For students with recognised Advanced Level Examinations or equivalent qualifications.

Note 2: For Associate Degree/Higher Diploma graduates admitted as senior-year intake students.

*For details, please refer to the Curriculum Information Record for Common Requirements.

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Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)

  • Year of Entry: 2019
  • Mode of Funding: Government-funded
  • Admission Code: 1004 Department of Information Systems (options: BBA Global Business Systems Management, BBA Information Management)
  • Mode of Study: Full time
  • Indicative Intake Target (subject to change): direct application places
    • Local Students: 23 for the Department of Information Systems
    • Non-Local Students: Direct Application route for international and mainland Non-Gaokao students: around 250. NUEE route [全国普通高等学校统一招生计划(统招)] for mainland Gaokao students: around 225
  • Normal Duration of Programme: 4 years
  • Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline: 3 January 2019 (Local & Non-local)

Why BBA Information Management?

  • BBA Information Management (IFMG) aims to prepare students to become smart business professionals for financial services, auditing and Internet services;
  • Our students have flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN);
  • Our graduates are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills in social media, mobile apps, big data/artificial intelligence, and cloud services for business innovation;
  • They are in high demand in business sectors like financial and professional services (e.g., auditing, banking and FinTech), with great careers of the future.

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Why BBA Information Management at CityU College of Business?

  • BBA Information Management offers you:
    • Smart Financial Services, Auditing and Internet Services
    • Social media, mobile apps, big data/artificial intelligence and cloud services for business innovations
    • Flexibilities of choosing streams from Business Intelligence (BI), Information Systems Auditing (ISA), Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN)
  • To support the Government’s Smart City Blueprint for the better future of Hong Kong, the BBA Information Management aims to equip students with competent knowledge and skills of applying innovative technologies for business innovation, our students change the way of doing business in Hong Kong and the region.
  • The Department of Information Systems is committed to nurturing smart people for smart business, with careers of the future. We support our students to choose a second major in the College of Business.
  • College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia.
  • Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students.
  • Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe!
  • Over 80% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in different areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

IFMG Prepares Students to Be Smart Technology Business Professionals

  • Graduates will have adequate knowledge and skills, and right attitudes to become IS auditors, FinTech experts and O2O service managers in the new business economy.
  • Students can choose streams from Business Intelligence, Information Systems Auditing, and Internet Services and Social Networks.

Our Target

  • BBA in Information management is an interdisciplinary major designed to provide students with an understanding of how information is organized, accessed, stored, distributed, and processed in today’s business world. Recent years have seen an explosive growth of on-line information, with people of all ages making use of information over the Internet.
  • This major puts students at the forefront of the information revolution, studying how information influences all business sectors and change the way people do business. Organizations have large stores of in-house information that are crucial to their daily business operations. Today’s information systems must enable quick access to relevant information, must ensure that confidential information is secure, and must enable new forms of communication among people.
  • The information management major has three streams, i.e., business intelligence, information systems auditing, Internet services and social networks. Students can choose a stream with their preferred business sectors like financial services, auditing and O2O services.

Professional Qualifications

Some of the courses in the major are designed to prepare students for the following professional certification exams: Project Management Professional (PMP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Google Analytics, Google AdWords and big data analytics or data mining certificates.

Bonus Features

  • Student overseas exchange programmes
  • Internships at multinational corporations (MNCs)
  • Overseas study tours
  • Company visits
  • Alumni and industrial mentorship programme
  • IS Smart Business Scholarships Business etiquette and wine tasting workshops
  • Smart business leaders workshops (e.g., banking, Big4, digital marketing)
  • Various kinds of career-related workshops

Did You Know?

  • Internet and information over the Internet are changing the way we do business today. This can be evidenced by the fast-growing Internet companies like Tencent, Facebook, Google.
  • You will learn modern information management(i.e., social media, mobile apps, big data and cloud services) with focus on Internet+ business innovations.
  • Scholarships and financial aids are available for qualified students to participate in overseas exchange studies.
  • Established in 1992, the Department of Information Systems is the largest in Hong Kong and one of the best IS departments in the world.

Career Prospects

Our graduates find jobs as business managers, technology business investors or project managers in global investment, consulting, and technology firms (e.g., HSBC, BOC, PWC, EY, Apple, Alibaba, IBM, Accenture, etc.).

Start Your Career Here

Hong Kong is a global business centre that connects China with the rest of the world. Information management plays an important role in connecting people and business enterprises, and in changing the way people do business today. This creates a great demand for business managers and professionals with competent knowledge and skills of applying Internet+ technologies (e.g., social networks, mobile applications, big data analytics and cloud services) for business innovations.

BBA in Information Management major prepares students for the careers of the future. Business Intelligence stream educates students to be smart FinTech experts; Information Systems Auditing stream prepares students to be smart IS auditors; and Internet Services and Social Networks stream nurtures students to be smart O2O service managers. Our graduates find jobs in banking, accounting, and auditing departments of large organizations (e.g., HSBC, BOC, PWC, EY, Facebook, IBM, etc). They become data analysts, business analysts, systems analysts and e-business specialists with promotion opportunities to management roles.

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements and have studied one of the following subjects at a high school or post-secondary institution:

  • Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics with Applications, Pure Mathematics or Statistics

OR

  • Have an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma in a business-related discipline or an equivalent qualification.
  • For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award. Preference may be given to applicants who have attained Level 4 or above in HKDSE English Language OR IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or above.
  • Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Regularly, we organize “Internet+” study tours to visit new economic companies like AAAF (Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook) in USA and BAT (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent) in China. We are committed to nurturing smart people for smart business, with great careers of the future.

Major Curriculum

BBA Information Management (IFMG) offers courses in three streams:

Business Intelligence (BI)

Become A Smart Big Data Analyst Today

Drive better business decisions with an overview of how big data is organized, analyzed and interpreted.

  • IS3331 Database Management
  • IS3230 Java Programming for Business
  • IS3100 Techniques for Big Data
  • IS4335 Data Visualization
  • IS4834 Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • IS3430 Systems Analysis and Design
  • IS4532 Global Project Management

Information Systems Auditing (ISA)

Become A Smart IS Auditor Today

Help prevent fraudulent transactions to enable a fair, equitable and transparent economy.

  • IS3501 Cybersecurity for Business
  • IS4435 Governance & Regulatory Compliance for Financial Information Systems
  • IS4537 Information Systems Audit
  • IS4543 Risk Management and Information Systems Control

Internet Services and Social Networks (ISSN)

Become A Smart O2O Service Manager Today

Excel in social and mobile applications to enable Internet + Business Innovation.

  • IS2502 Social Media and Social Networks
  • IS4538 O2O Services
  • IS4340 Search Engine Optimization
  • IS4246 Digital Marketing and Customer Relationship Management
  • IS4532 Global Project Management

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Last updated October 2019

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