Postgraduate-Diploma-in-Business

Postgraduate Diploma in Business

About the Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Programme offers advanced academic training to equip bachelor’s degree holders with advanced English language academic and analytical skills, and a solid foundation of business knowledge required to study a master’s degree programme in a business-related discipline.
 
This programme is operated by Lingnan Institute of Further Education in collaboration with the Division of Graduate Studies, Lingnan University.

Please download the Programme Brochure for further details.

Key Features

  • 1-year full-time programme awarded by Lingnan University
  • Focus on the advancement in English language academic and analytical skills, and core business knowledge required for smooth progression to business-related taught master’s degree studies
  • To be offered in Lingnan University, with a great campus environment and well-equipped learning facilities and resources
  • Students can articulate to business-related taught master’s degree programmes upon successful completion of the programme and attainment of English proficiency requirement
  • Students can choose to take elective courses enlisted from collaborating business-related master’s degree programmes of Lingnan University
  • This programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF: level 6, QR registration number: 17/000486/L6)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Programme, students should be able to:
  • Apply advanced English language academic skills, and a solid conceptual and analytical background in business to handle related academic studies at the Master’s level
  • Employ quantitative and research concepts and techniques to analyse a wide range of complex business issues, interpret findings, and prepare reports
  • Apply analytical and problem-solving skills to make business decisions and recommend solutions for complex business issues
  • Integrate a solid foundation of business theories with professional knowledge to critically evaluate real-world business environments and formulate corporate strategies; and
  • Demonstrate advanced skills in communicating complex academic and business views and analyses effectively

Awarding Body

Lingnan University

Articulation Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students have the opportunities to articulate to the below business-related taught Master's Degree Programmes offered by Lingnan University:
 
  • Master of Accountancy*
  • Master of Science in eBusiness & Supply Chain Management
  • Master of Science in Finance**
  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour
  • Master of Science in International Banking and Finance***
  • Master of Science in Marketing and International Business

* Students are required to take and pass a pre-entry programme prior to formal admission to the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Programme, with courses to be determined by the MAcc Programme. Students are also encouraged to take the elective course “Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis” in this Programme in order to qualify for exemption of an accounting course in the MAcc Pre-entry Programme.

** Students are required to have taken Financial Management in their undergraduate studies; and to take the elective course "Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis” in this Programme and attain grade B- or above.

*** Students are required to have taken Macroeconomics and Financial Management in their undergraduate studies, and attained acceptable grades as determined by the Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme.
 
Students can also apply for admission to other business-related taught Master's Degree Programmes offered by other local/overseas universities.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 8 courses in 2 terms, consisting of 4 required courses in term 1, and 2 required and 2 elective courses in term 2.
                                 
Courses Number of Credits
Term 1 Term 2 Total
Required Courses
English for Academic Purposes 3 - 18
Advanced Business Communication 3 -
Quantitative Techniques in Business 3 -
Economics for Business 3 -
Applied Research Skills - 3
Business Management in Practice - 3
Elective Courses (any TWO courses from the below list)
Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis /
Other elective course*
- 3 6
Strategic Management /
Other elective course*
- 3
Total 12 12 24
* Courses enlisted from other business-related master’s degree programmes of Lingnan University
 

Entry Requirements

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized tertiary institution in a business or related discipline, or equivalent*; and
  2. Meet the English language proficiency requirement by attaining a minimum score of 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent.
 
*Degree holders in a non-business discipline with relevant working experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Commencement Date

Late August 2017

Venue

New Academic Block, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun

Medium of Instruction

English

Study Period

1 Year (2 terms)

Tuition Fee

HK$104,000

Graduation Requirements

  1. Attain a minimum of an average of GPA 2.30 for English for Academic Purposes and  Advanced Business Communication, and pass the other 6 courses of the programme; and
  2. Obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or above.

Application

Programme Team

Programme Director    
Dr. NG Chi-wing, Raymond  Director, Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Teaching Team  
Dr. LAI Wan-lung, Kent 
 
Associate Director of Division of Graduate Studies, Division of Graduate Studies
Managing Director, Master of Science in International Banking and Finance Programme, Department of Economics
Prof. LAU Ka Wai, Maggie  Research Associate Professor, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Division of Graduate Studies
Dr. JIANG Jin Research Assistant Professor, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies and Division of Graduate Studies
Dr. WEN Zhuoyi, Vincent  Research Assistant Professor, Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies
Dr. CHOW Wing-yiu, Winn   Assistant Director (Programme Development and Management), Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Dr. LAM Man-chuen, Frank  Faculty Head of Faculty of Higher Education and International Programmes, Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Mr. LAM Chak-hung, Justin Faculty Head of Faculty of Sub-degree programmes, Lingnan Institute of Further Education
Mr. LI Wan-hay, Paul  Division Head of Division of Arts, Lingnan Institute of Further Education

Enquiries

Hong Kong Enquiry Hotline: (852) 2616 7595
Mainland Enquiry Hotline: (86) 150 101 60310


Email: cn@LN.edu.hk
Website: life.ln.edu.hk/pgd
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