This programme is designed as a fast-track route to management for recent graduates with limited experience. The curriculum provides in-depth, practical understanding of today’s business challenges, and drives students to find cutting-edge solutions in the digital economy.

Programme schedule

  • Full-time programme (1 year)

    PRE-TERM | August
    Orientation | Experiential learning
    Python bootcamp | Case analysis and presentation
    MiM Accelerator | Skill building | Career week

    1st TRIMESTER | September-December
    5 core courses

    2nd TRIMESTER | December-March
    4 core courses
    1-3 elective courses

    3rd TRIMESTER | March-June
    2 core courses
    2-4 elective courses

Course list

Core courses

  • Corporate Finance

    This course discusses the financial management decisions of a corporation. Important financial concepts on investment evaluation will be introduced. The course will discuss theories affecting financial decisions and explore different financing tools and corporate risk management.
  • Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility

    This course focuses on two key and related areas aiming at sustainability by aligning interests between the firm and its stakeholders. This course aims to develop students a managerial mindset for doing good business and doing it well by introducing basic concepts and practices related to CG and CSR. The course will cover fundamental, emerging, and context-specific organizations and institutions, internal and external CG mechanisms, strategic CSR, social entrepreneurship and innovation, public/private/NGO partnership, family business, corporate fraudulence and scandals, crisis response strategies, etc.
  • Creating Global Advantages

    This course will help prepare students planning to work in large and small firms making international business decisions and acting as an effective international manager. Topics include: strategies on internationalization process; understand different modes of entry; mergers and acquisitions; explore key strategies for international business; investigate how to interact with and work on multicultural teams, how to be an effective leader in different countries, and how to conduct international negotiations. The course will also explore key design, management, and strategy issues that multinational corporations face.
  • Financial and Managerial Accounting

    The overall goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge to understand, evaluate, and act on financial and non-financial information used in managing contemporary organizations. It considers two distinct perspectives of users of accounting information: external and internal users. In particular, the course introduces basic concepts of financial and managerial accounting and presents commonly-used analytical tools and techniques to help with decision-making. Such decisions cover a broad range of user objectives such as investing, lending, assessing competitiveness, pricing of products, costing, inventory management, performance measurement, etc.
  • Global Supply Chain Management

    This course introduces global supply chains and logistics management topics including the concepts, insights, practical tools, and decision support systems for the effective management of global supply chains. This course will convey both the intuitions behind many key supply chain and logistics management concepts and to provide simple techniques that can be used to analyze various aspects of the global supply chain and logistics management.
  • Managerial Communication Skills

    This course emphasizes both a strategic and practical approach to provide students with a set of frameworks that help them construct effective and influential workplace correspondence, documents and presentations. This course offers students the opportunity to speak and write in a managerial context while receiving practical feedback and coaching to develop and sharpen these critical skills.
  • Managing People and Organization

    This course aims at: 1. equipping students with an understanding of the complexities and ambiguities in organizational behavior and organizational learning and the daily processes that managers, policy makers and consultants are involved in; 2. developing in students the professional insights to choose strategies for learning in organizations and organizational networks; 3. deepening students’ understanding of leadership; 4. equipping students with an understanding that leadership takes place at individual, team, organizational levels and at the intersection of business and society.
  • MiM Capstone

    The MiM Capstone aims at exposing students to an international real-life experiential learning experience and developing meaningful partnerships with global industry stakeholders. The Capstone allows MiM students to engage in an international consulting project and put what they have learned throughout the year into practice.
  • Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making

    The objective of this course is to introduce some of the most popular quantitative methods used in analysing business problems to students with no or only limited prior knowledge in this area. The course emphasizes the importance of decision making based on data. The lectures focus primarily upon understanding basic concepts about data analysis and statistical inferences and topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, and regression analysis. To free students from the trouble of learning and memorizing technical details of the analytical methods, computer software will be used extensively to perform the analysis so that the focus can be placed on understanding, interpreting, and communicating of the analytical results in a variety of business contexts.
  • Strategic Consumer Insights

    This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive coverage of frameworks, concepts, tools, and techniques to get into the minds of consumers. It has a strong emphasis on uncovering and generating business-relevant consumer insights. Relevant theories and research in behavioral sciences will be discussed with the overarching goal of understanding and shaping consumer behavior. The topics discussed comprise of psychological processes underlying consumer decision-making, consumer heterogeneity, social influences, cultural differences in consumer behavior, and behavioral interventions.
  • Strategic Management for Competitive Advantage

    The course is designed to offer students with an integrative framework for formulating and implementing corporate-level and business-level strategies that help firms achieve sustainable competitive advantages. It introduces a wide variety of strategic analysis tools and adopts case-based teaching approach. The course will cover important strategic management topics such as formulating competitive strategies, corporate diversification, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and networks, organizational structure and control mechanisms, etc.

Elective courses

  • Business Analytics and Digital Innovation

    This course will explore how business data and big data play a key role in business model, service as well as process innovations. The unique ramifications of mastering the technical and managerial aspects of business analytics that lead to digital innovations will be discussed. The course will not only survey the latest enabling technologies and their applications in business management but also provide a holistic overview of the data analytics models and tools. Emphases are placed on understanding of intuitions behind these tools as well as their applications in various areas of management, including marketing, finance and operations.
  • Digital Marketing

    This course aims to discuss some new topics in digital marketing. It covers the interaction between online and offline marketing; the challenge of social media marketing to traditional marketing theories; models and problems of sharing economy; a discussion of different pricing models of internet companies; and the development and the influence of artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Emerging Technology and Business Innovation

    This course aims at providing a solid ground to students interested in entrepreneurship and strategic renewal processes of the firms. In a world of innovations that keep accelerating change, formulating path-breaking innovation strategy and organizational transformation to remain competitive is an increasing imperative. Sustained competitiveness often requires entrepreneurial initiatives in startup, growing, mature or declining organizations with the purpose of instilling a strategic orientation for dynamic capabilities and competitive advantages. This course will offer fundamental concepts, models, and best practices of entrepreneurship and strategic renewal of different organizational types, at different stages of organization life span, and across different industries and countries. Emphasis will be placed on entrepreneurial opportunity recognition, organizational diagnosis, design and alignment, as well as the execution of organizational transformation and renewal.
  • FinTech Analytics

    This course targets to train up students to derive and develop financial and managerial insights from technology, design innovative solutions to meet financial service needs, optimize financial decisions in complex business environment, and understand and analyze the social, economic, security, and legal impacts from their solutions.
  • MiM Selected Topics

    This course focuses on the timely themes and special issues in the field of management in relation to digital economy and innovation. It includes, but is not limited to, emerging trends in human capital management, strategic management, global business management, and entrepreneurship.
  • MiM Contemporary Topics

    This course focuses on the contemporary topics in the field of management in relation to digital economy and innovation. It includes, but is not limited to, emerging trends in human capital management, strategic management, global business management, and entrepreneurship. The course aims to provide an overview of the trends in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and the development of policy frameworks for sustainable development. We will also discuss how companies can consider sustainability in their business models and meet the expectation of ESG reporting. The course will also review the roles of different types of financing in supporting sustainable development, including green bonds, ESG equites, and sustainable banking, in learning the sustainability solutions they seek to provide, and the different challenges and issues going forward.
  • New Venture Management

    This course focuses on the nature and challenges of entrepreneurial businesses as they move beyond startup and enter the growth stage. A majority of them usually sustain unique technology, business model, and other competences that other companies find it difficult to match. Yet entrepreneurial firms in the growth phase must build an organization capable of managing this growth. Besides, as other firms enter the market they need to sustain growth as the market and competitive environment changes. The entrepreneur needs to create systems and a professional organization both responsive to external change and entrepreneurial enough to continually create new businesses and products through innovative thinking.
  • Strategic Brand Management

    One of the most important assets of any business is tangible: its brands. As industries become increasingly competitive, it is clear that strong brand-building skills are needed to survive and prosper. The Strategic Brand Management course is designed to provide conceptual background as well as practical approaches (i.e., relevant research techniques) to manage brands as a strategic asset as well as a primary source of competitive advantage. Topics include new product development process, brand creation, brand building, measuring/monitoring brand equity, and revitalizing brands. Although brands are one of the most important assets for any business, it is found that managers generally do not have very clear idea how to successfully manage their brands. Far too few managers really understand the concept of brand equity and how it must be implemented. In other words, managers need to learn the basic brand building concepts as well as the research techniques that can be used to collect data for brand planning. The objective of this course is to provide students with understanding regarding brand building concepts as well as to equip students with research techniques that can be used to build and manage a successful brand.
  • Management Consulting

    This course is designed for students who aspire to be management consultants as their careers. The course will provide knowledge and frameworks for understanding the profession, consultancy processes, and the working context. Students will learn and utilize a set of tools in identifying, analysing, and resolving organizational problems.
  • Special Topics in Business Negotiation

    This is a hands-on course where students learn and practice negotiation concepts, frameworks, and skills in various business settings. Through experiential exercises, case debrief, and class discussions, students are expected to participate, voice, practice, reflect, and learn how to negotiate effectively from both the teaching materials, the instructor and fellow classmates.

*Please note that course offerings are subject to change.

Enhancing academic life

Pre-term activities

Before the programme begins, you will have a three-week pre-term programme covering topics such as leadership, presentation and networking skills, case analysis and first impression workshops, helping you to develop essential soft skills that employers are looking for.

Industry highlights

As an MiM student, you will have regular opportunities to meet with senior industry executives during company visits. We also invite business leaders from a broad spectrum of fields to speak at our Industry Highlights meetings.

International capstone project

In the last trimester, you will have the opportunity to work on a live consulting project in the Asian region and gain hands-on experience tackling real problems faced by real firms.

Skill-building workshops

Beyond the classroom, our personal development activities help you discover your strengths and values, so you can hone your interpersonal skills and professional resilience.

Graduation requirements

Your performance is assessed based on exams and assignments, according to CUHK’s grading system.

To graduate, you must complete the prescribed coursework and achieve a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.50.

Students who obtain a cumulative GPA below 2.50 in the term assessment will be put on academic probation. If the probation is not lifted after two consecutive terms, the student will be required to discontinue his or her studies.

Students who receive a grade D+ or below in a course must repeat it or take an approved substitute course.

Dean’s List

Students in the top 20 percentile who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.60 or above are eligible for the Dean’s List. These students will be issued a Dean’s List Certificate, and the honour will be recorded on their academic transcripts.


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