Striving to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic research to serve the needs of Hong Kong, Asia and beyond, the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) takes an entrepreneurial approach to meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing environment by drawing together the strengths of six academic areas including Accounting and Law, Economics, Finance, Innovation and Information Management, Management and Strategy, and Marketing. As one of the Asia’s prominent international business institutes, FBE engages leading scholars from all around the globe who instil global knowledge with an Asian perspective in students. The Faculty attracts top students worldwide, and it admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all Faculties at HKU.
Our students can choose from a wide array of cross-disciplinary studies which equips them with the vision and practical tools necessary to become successful leaders, and simultaneously provides them with strong grounding in both theoretical and applied aspects of different subjects in business and economics to analyse how business and policy decisions are made in a dynamic world.
The combined innovative curriculum offerings include the tripartite EMBA-Global Asia programme jointly presented by FBE, London Business School and Columbia Business School; the Asia number-one MBA programme, and the first officially recognised MBA (International) programme delivered in Shanghai from Hong Kong. Other specialised degrees in economics and finance, accounting and finance, double-degree programmes for business and law, and business and software engineering, and the first-of-its-kind degree in asset management and private banking provide requisite skills as well as a broad disciplinary reach to students pursuing regional and international careers. Our curricula familiarise students with the inner workings and corporate cultures of global companies, while our teaching faculty's regional expertise provides specialised know-how on doing business locally, regionally, and globally.
The continual transformation of the local economy into a knowledge-based economy creates an enormous demand for highly trained executives and entrepreneurs whose knowledge and abilities must reach beyond the confines of traditional business and economic education. As a leading repository of scholastic excellence and original research, FBE places strong commitment in helping our students to be responsible practitioners, innovative researchers, and visionary leaders of tomorrow; and our teachers and researchers engage their work in cutting-edge research that challenges the boundaries of knowledge and learning that helps foster a better future for the community.
The Faculty's pioneering research output is a leading source of innovative thinking for government and business in Hong Kong and the region. The research centres cut across the boundary of the six academic disciplines which facilitate cross-fertilisation of ideas and enhance inter-disciplinary work.