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Mode and Duration of Study

The HKU Business School Masters Programmes extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 6 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.

Students usually take 2 courses per module and there are 4 three-hour classes each week.

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Medium and Course Assessment

The HKU Business School Masters Programmes will be taught in English. 

Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers and other course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course unless otherwise specified.

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Graduation Requirements

Please refer to individual programme for specific requirements on number of courses/credits required.

Students who have failed a course are required to sit for a re-examination or to retake the course. If the failed course is an elective, students may choose to take another elective course as a substitute. In order to graduate, the total number of failures cannot exceed two in the entire period of study and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved.