Guess which two faculties housed the Economics discipline before the establishment of the HKU Business School?
The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Science
The first Economics discipline appeared in HKU under the Department of Economics and Politics of Faculty of Arts, which laid down a strong foundation for HKU Business School nowadays as early as 1941. And it was then housed under the School of Economics and Finance of the Faculty of Social Science. In 2001, the School of Economics and Finance and the School of Business combined and became the Faculty of Business and Economics.
Under HKU Business School’s exchange network for undergraduate students, do you know which university is the furthest from us?
Florida International University (14,448.95km away from the HKU Business School campus)
Florida International University in the U.S. is the furthest exchange partner school from HKU Business School campus, which is located 14,448.95km away.
In addition to over 400 exchange partners at the university level, the HKU Business School exchange network has more than 80 institutions from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mainland China, UK, US, and more!
HKU Business School hosts the world’s largest case competition. Do you know which one is it?
The HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition, which is hosted by ACRC, HKU Business School.
HKU Business School organises the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition, which is the world’s largest case competition for undergraduates with over 130,000 participants since 2008. In this truly global case competition, students compete for top honours in business case analysis and presentation. In the process, students enhance their creative problem solving, teamwork, and communication skills as well as make new friends from around the world.
Among the 5 people below, who is/are graduate(s) of the business and economics discipline in HKU?
Dr Philip CHEN Nan Lok
Mr. Alex FONG Lik Sun
Mr. Antony LEUNG Kam Chung
Mr. Joseph YAM Chi Kwong
Ms. Cecilia YEUNG Man Wai
All 5 of them are graduates from the business and economics discipline in HKU!
Over the years, HKU Business School has nurtured many distinguished graduates, who have made great contributions in different sectors. The School has a supportive alumni network that connects our students and alumni, learn more about the HKU Business and Economics Alumni Association here: https://hkubeaa.fbe.hku.hk/
Do you know when we first organised the Nobel Laureate in Economics Distinguished Lecture?
Amidst our 80 years of history, the first Nobel Laureate in Economics Distinguished Lecture was organised in 1988. It was delivered by Professor Milton Friedman, winner of the 1976 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics.
In HKU Business School, we believe it would be best for students to learn from the elites. Fast-forward to the present day, we still excel in thought leadership and organise numerous events inviting industry experts to come and inspire our students, with the most recent event being a dialogue between our Dean Cai and Professor Paul Robert Milgrom, 2020 Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences, at the Caixin Summit in November 2020.
Do you know how old was HKU Business School when HKU turned 100?
HKU Business School was 10 when HKU turned 100 in 2011. HKU Business School is a young yet vibrant school, building on the strong foundation of HKU which is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, and striving to become one of the top business schools in Asia.
The School organised a banquet at Loke Yew Hall to celebrate this remarkable milestone. Where should we celebrate when we turn 20, anyone?
EMBA-Global Asia Programme is the top-ranked partnership programme jointly offered by 3 renowned business schools in the world. Do you know in which 3 financial hubs the programme has its footprints?
EMBA-Global Asia Programme is a partnership programme between the HKU Business School, Columbia Business School and London Business School. It offers learning and networking opportunities across 3 financial hubs, referred to as Nylonkong – New York, London and Hong Kong. It gives unparalleled exposure for those who want to accelerate careers on the international playing field.
Other postgraduate programmes in the HKU Business School also broaden students’ perspective through collaborations with renowned business schools worldwide.
In the academic year 2020/2021, do you know the gender ratio of students enrolled in HKU Business School?
The male-to-female student ratio is 46:54. A gender-balanced population tends to enhance the diversity of ideas and experiences, and brings in a positive effect on social intelligence. HKU Business School has striven to offer diversity and inclusion in its faculty and student composition, to provide all-rounded higher education in the past 20 years.
When did the School establish the first partnered programme with a non-local university?
Riding on China’s economic and business development, the School set up the first educational venture outside Hong Kong in 1998, in collaboration with the School of Management of Fudan University. Since then, the Master of Business Administration (International) Programme (IMBA) has been offering its students a strategic overview of the business landscape, leadership and management, and knowledge about the latest technology development with a global perspective, to be applied in China and the region.
Do you know where do the majority of non-local students come from in 2020/21?
HKU Business School is the host for over 3,600 non-local students across different programmes in 2020/21, with the majority of them coming from Mainland China, Korea and India. Cultural diversity provides students with opportunities to learn from people with different cultural backgrounds, enriching their experience across academic disciplines.
Guess on average, how many JUPAS applicants were fighting for one spot in the School’s undergraduate programmes in 2020?
There were more than 15 applicants fighting for one spot in 2020. The HKU Business School takes an entrepreneurial teaching approach in order to nurture our students to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing economic and business environment.
Do you know how old the HKU Business and Economics Alumni Association (HKUBEAA) is?
The HKUBEAA celebrated its first anniversary in October 2020. Before its establishment, most of the alumni initiatives were driven at individual programme level. From now on, our alumni could stay connected with the alma mater through this young yet engaging, energetic and supportive network.
Do you know how many buildings in the HKU Main Campus have been our office before?
2! K.K. Leung Building and Meng Wah Complex have both been our offices, and we made K. K. Leung our home since 2001. Looking forward, HKU plans to redevelop the Pokfield Campus into a new landmark campus hub, as the new home for the School to create an ambience of openness, energy and connectivity.
Do you know how many admissions talks or information sessions were held in 2020?
2020 has been a difficult year for face-to-face happenings but we know it’s always the best to ask the programme admissions teams directly on any questions you may have! That is why HKU Business School has offered over 160 online or offline admissions events in 2020 alone.
Do you know how many administrative staff have been serving in the school for over 20 years?
10 administrative staff have been serving in the School for more than 20 years now! Staff members’ many years of dedication, commitment and loyalty to the School have earned our respect. We look forward to celebrating work anniversary with more staff members in the upcoming years!
Guess which are the top 5 desired destinations for employment of our Class of 2020?
According to a recent survey interviewing over 200 graduates in 2020, the top 5 desired destinations for employment are the U.S., U.K., Mainland China, Canada, and Australia. How about you?
There were tremendous internship opportunities during the years of study in the HKU Business School, so students could better understand their strengths and strive for greatness before entering the real career field.
For the first time in history, HKU Business School has developed a tagline “Inspire．Empower．Lead” that echoes the mission of the School. Do you know how has that been developed?
HKU Business School organised a competition to receive tagline ideas from different stakeholders, including faculty members, students, alumni and staff and we were thrilled to receive over 120 entries! The tagline is developed with the concerted effort of all HKU Business School members. It echoes with the School’s missions, to continue to encourage and INSPIRE new ideas and initiatives; to EMPOWER one to excel; as well as to LEAD in the frontier of knowledge creation.
This year, HKU Business School has garnered a record high RGC research funding in 10 years. Could you guess how much funding has been awarded?
The theme-based research project coordinated by Professor Chen Lin, Associate Dean of the School, together with 30 other proposals submitted to the Research Grants Council (RGC), has been awarded total funding of HK$37 million! The success rate in Business Studies Panel also topped the rank among seven local institutes.
The School aspires to become a leading powerhouse of research and knowledge creation in Asia with global impact.
Do you know how much has the faculty grown in terms of the number of faculty members, as compared to that in 2001?
The School has over 120 professoriate staff in 2020, doubled the number in 2001. It’s in the School’s DNA to strive for becoming a world-leading expertise hub, a powerhouse of research, and a source of personalised and engaging teaching and learning experience. The School will continue to upscale the faculty body to support long-term development goals.
Guess when will our new home in the Pokfield Campus be ready?
The target completion date of the construction of the Pokfield Campus is by the summer of 2023. As a world-class business school, the new campus will offer substantial research and communal space to encourage collaboration and outreach, with state-of-the-art facilities to enhance teaching and learning.