An Interdisciplinary programme jointly offered by Department of Computer Science and School of Business of Hong Kong Baptist University
The programme is an interdisciplinary programme jointly offered by the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Science, and Department of Economics and Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, School of Business.
The programme aims to equip the next-generation of business leaders with the latest technical knowledge of fast-changing business technologies that they will need to succeed. Innovation and technology (I&T) development has been among the top priorities of the HKSAR Government. Manpower requirements in the sector are expected to increase by more than the average manpower requirements of the overall Hong Kong economy. In particular, future development of Hong Kong in the direction of a "smart economy" is expected to create related job demand and business opportunities.
Graduates from traditional computer science programmes need solid training in Business to cope with the fast-changing landscape of business and information technologies, whereas graduates from traditional business school programmes need better skills in the use of big data and real-time analytics to support business decisions. The new programme aims to bridge these gaps by integrating Computer Science skills and knowledge of business applications. It provides students with the training in advanced programming and data-analytics skills, as well as broadens their awareness in business applications of these skills.
More specifically, the curriculum integrates four bodies of knowledge:
The programme is a 4-year undergraduate programme. The medium of instructions is English. Students are required to take 128 units in total, including 72 units of Major courses, 56 units of University Core, General Education and Free Elective courses.
All students are required to either go on international exchange, or attend internship.
Students are able to gain work experience in Fintech and data analytics through internship opportunities.
>> International Exchange and Internship Programmes <<
Scholarships, fellowships and awards, which are donated by private organizations, professional bodies, firms and individuals, are bestowed upon the selected recipients including new students on the basis of academic merits and other criteria stipulated by the donors.
“Business analytics is essential for companies to stay competitive in the market. There will be an explosive demand for managers and professionals of cloud computing, data analytics, machine learning and blockchain applications in the coming decade.” - Victor Hung, Chief Data Scientist, Hong Kong Federation of E-Commerce
“A very good course curriculum which can equip graduates with the good mix of knowledge in IT, AI, Data Analytics, and various business knowledge.” - Ir. Ted Suen, Head of Information Technology, MTR Corp. Ltd.
“Data are becoming the new raw material of business.” - Craig Mundie, Senior Advisor to the CEO at Microsoft
“More data beats clever algorithms, but better data beats more data.” - Peter Norvig, Director of Research at Google
“No great marketing decisions have ever been made on qualitative data.” - John Sculley, Investor in high-tech startups
“A data scientist is that unique blend of skills that can both unlock the insights of data and tell a fantastic story via the data.” - DJ Patil, Head of Data Products and Chief Scientist of LinkedIn
We expect our graduates' skills to be attractive to many employers. They can start their careers as business communicators, data scientists, data developers, data engineers, database administrators, financial analysts, market researchers, and other IT-related professionals or enter financial services jobs. The training in this programme would also facilitate their ventures into launching their own businesses.
# Any HKDSE elective subjects, including Extended Part of Mathematics (Module 1 or Module 2).
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The programme has been approved by Hong Kong University Grants Committee (UGC) and Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Information provided here is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of writing. In case of discrepancy, the information provided by HKBU prevails.