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.
- Full-time programme (1 year)
PRE-TERM | August
Orientation | Experiential learning
Career bootcamp | Case analysis and presentation
MiM Acceleator | Skill building
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
Corporate FinanceThis 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.
Corporate Governance and Corporate Social ResponsibilityThis 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 AdvantagesThis 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 AccountingThe 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 ManagementThis 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 SkillsThis 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 OrganizationThis 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 CapstoneThis course involves a 2-week international study-trip. This course puts in practice all the students who have learned throughout the year, an intense consulting project work with company visits and intercultural seminars where students should learn about doing business in the region.
Quantitative Analysis for Decision MakingThe 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 InsightsThis 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 AdvantageThe 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.
Business Model Canvas for Digital EconomyThis course aims at helping students understand basic concepts and methods of application of business models. A business model is a logical and internally consistent representation of the design and operations of a business, capturing the essence of how it will be focused and demonstrating how an interrelated set of decision variables will be addressed to create, deliver and capture value. There is a widespread recognition that competition between businesses today is not solely based on their strategies but to a large extent on innovative business models. Increasingly often, startups introduce new business models and change the dynamics of the industry and related industries. Business model innovation is focused on the design and development of new and unique business models that, by definition, challenge accepted conventions in a given industry about how to create and deliver customer value in new ways. This course will explore the range and diversity of innovative business models in the digital economy and equip students with hands on experience in developing innovative business models that capitalizes strategic opportunities given by the digitalization.
Business Analytics and Digital InnovationThis 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 MarketingThis 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 InnovationThis course aims at providing a solid ground to students interested in top management and government policy issues concerning the innovation process. The course is divided into 5 main parts. The first part discusses technology at the macro level: technology's impact on industries and nations, and patterns of technological change. The second part of the class focuses on disruptive innovations–what they are, how they impact firms and industry change. The third part deals with the response of firms to disruptive innovations, including the changing basis of competition in markets. Also, the increasing returns environment is examined. The fourth part focuses on building organizations' internal capabilities to innovate and the "innovator's solution”. The fifth part discusses additional topics in innovation such as entrepreneurship, and creating innovative organizations.
FinTech AnalyticsThis 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 TopicsThis 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.
New Venture ManagementThis 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.
*Please note that course offerings are subject to change.
Enhancing academic life
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.
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 an emerging market and gain hands-on experience tackling real problems faced by real firms.
Beyond the classroom, our personal development activities help you discover your strengths and values, so you can hone your interpersonal skills and professional resilience.
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.
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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