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MPhil Marketing

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

42100 HKD
42100 HKD

Application fee

International 300 HKD
National 300 HKD
Department of Marketing
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6
TOEFL-IBT (min)80
TOEFL-PBT (min)550
GMAT (avg)610

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About this course

The mission of the Marketing Department is to create an academic center of excellence focusing on the creation and dissemination of knowledge in the crucial field of marketing. The center should provide intellectual leadership in academic research and stimulate open discussion of basic research questions without adherence to a single, dominating research paradigm. Dissemination of the acquired knowledge should take the form of on-campus and off-campus teaching to the academic and business community worldwide.

Current Focus 

The focus of the Marketing Department is on academic quality and excellence in every endeavor it undertakes. Nevertheless, the department has identified a few priority areas in which it intends to excel. On the research side, focus will center broadly on pertinent questions in consumer information processing, consumer decision making, and quantitative modeling.

Teaching Programs 

The Marketing Department offers programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At the undergraduate level, Marketing is one of the most popular disciplines. We offer basis marketing core courses and advanced electives in the areas of consumer behavior, communication, marketing research, marketing strategy, international dimensions of marketing, and pricing. Marketing is also very popular in the MBA program, with the marketing faculty receiving one of the highest teaching ratings in the School, indicating both quality and relevance. Our small, high quality PhD program prepares students for research oriented academic positions.

Education Mission

The Department embraces the University's and Business School's overall mission of conducting rigorous research that pushes the frontier of global business knowledge, educate and develop business leaders in Asia and contribute to and influence the economic and social development of Hong Kong and its region.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admission Requirements

Prior Educational Background 

  • For admission to the MPhil/PhD program, students must possess a good first degree or a Master's degree from a recognized university or an approved institution. An applicant's undergraduate background is not a precondition for admission. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study and research are encouraged to apply. 

The GRE and the TOFEL Requirements 

  • On top of their academic performance, an applicant must demonstrate his/her capability for graduate studies by obtaining a satisfactory score in the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE, score around 1200) or other equivalent means. 
  • For applicants attended educational institutions where the medium of instruction was not English and whose first language is not English, a satisfactory score in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOFEL) is required.

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Course Modules

  • MGMT5110 - Managerial Communication (Prof Caroline Wang)
  • MGMT5230 - Management of Organizations (Prof Elizabeth George)
  • MGMT5230 - Management of Organizations (Prof Stephen Nason)
  • MGMT5410 - Strategic Management (Prof JT Li)
  • MGMT5510 - Applied Strategic Thinking (Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5540 - Consulting Skills for Managers(Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5550 - Effective Negotiations (Prof Stephen Nason)
  • MGMT5570 - Applied Merger and Acquistion (Prof Chris Doran)
  • MGMT5580 - China's External Relations and Their Economic Impact (Prof Frank Ching)
  • MGMT5650 - Venture Capital Perspective on Entrepreneurship (Prof Po Chi Wu)
  • MGMT5670 - Managing Change (Prof Wendy Grusin)
  • MGMT5680 - Politics and Socioeconomic Environment of China (Prof David Zweig)
  • MGMT6500F - Building Effective Teams (Prof Mitya New)

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How to Apply

Application Requirements

  • Transcript
  • Degree Certificate(s), if graduated
  • For applicants graduated from University in Mainland China, please upload both Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.
  • English proficiency proof / certificate (i.e. IELTS / TOEFL / Medium of Instruction) (if applicable)
  • GRE and GMAT scores are not required. Fresh graduates may provide information on work experience and professional qualification if they are available. Applicants may also upload other information not listed above but helpful to the admission committee to make the best decision.
  • Please note all submitted information will be kept confidential and will only be kept for a certain period of time. All application material will not be returned to the applicants by any means.

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