The HKU MSc in Business Analytics programme aims to help students develop both hard and soft skills related to business analytics throughout the programme.
Our programme is designed for individuals who are interested in theories and methods of analysing large volumes of data to gain competitive advantages and strategic insights in today’s business world. You will master the use of quantitative techniques and tools essential to the application of big data analytics in strategic decision making for business and management.
Mode and Duration of Study
The MSc(BA) programme 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.
Medium and Course Assessment
The programme will be taught in English.
In addition to individual assignments and exams, some courses also require students to work on project presentations in a team setting. Case studies will be used to illustrate the application of business analytics skills in real world situations as well.
Our programme delivers a rigorous learning experience across a wide spectrum of fields, including big data techniques, business statistics, simulation and forecasting models, operations and supply chain management, and financial and marketing analytics. The curriculum is structured as follows:
Information analytics to understand the basis of data
General analytics to transform data into information
Operations analytics to convert information into executable actions
Capstone Course to tie the above three areas together through real world business projects
You will gain an in-depth knowledge of tools such as R and Python for applying data science and analytics to a business context.
Admissions for 2021 intake is now open.
Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), October 19, 2020
Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), December 14, 2020
Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 3, 2021
Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 9, 2021
Round 5: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 7, 2021
Offers will be made on a rolling basis and early applications are preferred, in the sense that a large proportion of offers will be allocated to applicants in the early stages. Candidates are therefore highly recommended to submit their applications and supporting documents as soon as possible.
Non-local students are highly encouraged to apply in the first two rounds, to allow sufficient time to arrange student visas and to prepare to move to Hong Kong.
Admission decisions are generally available 1 month after the application deadline and successful applicants will be notified by email. Applicants that have not received an offer will be considered again in the following round(s), until the end of the admissions cycle.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Business Analytics programme, you must:
Hold a recognized Bachelor's degree (business or non-business);
Obtain statements from two referees, regarding suitability for the programme; and
Obtain a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university.
Minimum score requirement: TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5)
GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but a good GMAT/GRE score will be favourably considered.
*School codes for test score reports:
TOEFL: 9671 | GRE: 2482 | GMAT: FS2-WL-82
TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years only. GMAT score reports are valid for five years. For example, if you submit your application form on Feb 2, 2017, then only the report of TOEFL/IELTS test taken after Feb 1, 2015, is considered valid. Also, please make sure you can arrange the official test report to us in time as the test authorities may not issue your report when the test result has expired.
The proposed tuition fee for the 2021 Intake is HK$330,000*.
Upon receiving the admission oﬀer, candidates will be required to arrange a deposit of HK$85,000* to conﬁrm their acceptance. The balance will be payable in 2 instalments over one academic year, irrespective of the number of courses taken in each module.
There is also a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
*subject to change and final approval by The University of Hong Kong