*Associate of Business Studies (Business Management)

Key Features

  • Providing comprehensive training with a wide range of business knowledge and skills
  • Preparing students for further studies in various business disciplines
  • Preparing students to become professional managers

Programme Objectives

  • Provides students with a broad base of business knowledge and skills, encompassing all major courses in business studies including accounting, human resource management, information technology, etc.

  • Provides a ladder for further studies at the undergraduate level in business disciplines

  • Trains para-professionals for employment in related business industries

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • explain and apply quantitative analysis in handling business issues;
  • analyze and solve business problems by selecting appropriate business theories;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of English and Chinese languages and communicate effectively for further studies or work;
  • apply creative problem-solving, IT applications, and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuits; and
  • demonstrate an understanding of cross-disciplinary knowledge and possible cross-disciplinary application.


General Education (36 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • English for Academic Writing

  • Business Communiction

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Evolution of Chinese Language

  • Logic and Critical Thinking

  • Understanding Morality

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (24 Credits)

  • Economics for Business Studies

  • Financial Management

  • Information Systems Management

  • Introduction to Accounting

  • Organisational Behaviour

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Statistics for Business

  • Business Specific Elective


Life Enrichment and Appreciation Programme (Details)


Apart from Chinese courses and courses which require students to have working knowledge of Chinese, all courses are normally taught in English.

「2+1」Articulation Pathway

Earn a UK Degree in 3 years
Students who are admitted to Business or Tourism related programmes offered by CCLU/LIFE will be given a “conditional offer” from the University of Stirling. Upon graduation#, students can articulate to the 1-year Top-up Degree programmes offered by University of Stirling in collaboration with LIFE, including  
University of Stirling
  • One of world's top 400 universities (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016)
  • 2nd in Scotland and 4th in the UK (The Times Higher Education 150 Under 50, 2016)
  • 384th in the World (QS World University Ranking 2015/16)
For details regarding University of Stirling, please click here.

#Students are required to meet the corresponding admission requirements. LIFE reserves the right in making the final decision to admit students to the top-up degree programmes offered by LIFE in collaboration with the University of Stirling.

The top-up degree programmes are exempted courses governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of HKSAR. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Articulation Prospects

Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for admission to the full-time top-up degree programmes offered at the Lingnan University campus by LIFE in collaboration with overseas universities:

*This is an exempted course governed by the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following Mainland and overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Business and Management (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • International Business, International school, Huaqiao University

  • Finance, Economics and Finance College , Huaqiao University

  • International Economics and Commerce, Economics and Finance College , Huaqiao University

  • Business Administration, Business Administration College , Huaqiao University

  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)

The College has established an articulation agreement with Chu Hai College of Higher Education for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (Year 3)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Finance (Year 3)

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Finance and Information Management (Year 3)

The College has established an articulation agreement with Hong Kong Shue Yan University for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accounting (Year 2)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Economics and Finance (Year 2)

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Global and China Business, Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – Accounting Stream, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) –Finance Stream, Lingnan University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) – Marketing Stream, Lingnan University

Career Prospects

  • Accounting

  • Administration

  • Banking Services

  • Financial Services

  • Human Resource Management

  • Sales and Marketing

  • Government Organisations

Professional Recognitions

  • Students can register as The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Affiliate (Studying) Member


  • Students have an opportunity of studying for one term in Mainland China or Taiwan.

Student Achievements







Teaching and Learning Support

Business Week 2017

Digital Marketing Seminar     
Grooming Workshop
Wine Tasting Workshop     
From Coffee Lover to Coffee Entrepreneur Seminar

嶺南「2+1」升學階梯 3年取英國大學學位


嶺南大學持續進修學院 University of Stirling合辦 體驗英式學習 一年制銜接學士課程

Business Week 2016 (Grooming Workshop and Wine Tasting Workshop)

Business Week 2016 was held by the Business Division of CCLU & LIFE for all business students in February 2016.

Proper grooming is important in workplace. To prepare our students for the career after graduation, the Business Division organized a Grooming Workshop to equipped our students with essential make-up skills so as to boost their self-confidence through a neat and tidy appearance. A professional make-up artist was invited to share with our students the grooming styles for different occasions and make-up skills required. Apart from the Grooming Workshop, a Wine Tasting Workshop was also held in the same week. A sommelier was invited to introduce the history and culture of wine and the skills of wine tasting to our business students.



The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Business Faculty Members Scholarship
  • Department of Management Scholarship
  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing

Fung Kwun Shing

Fung Kwun Shing

  • Graduate of Associate of Business Studies (Business Management) 2017
  • Year 3, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University
In these two years, the Institute has been a place for me to learn about not only the knowledge about business, but also whole-person development. I have learned how to survive in the miniature of society. I wish to express the greatest gratitude to the Institute where I have made great progress in various aspects of my life. Lots of thanks to the teachers who have spared no effort in helping me to get into university.


  • 2015年修讀商學(工商管理)副學士課程
  • 2016年直接升讀嶺南大學工商管理(榮譽)學士課程一年級


  • 2015年商學(工商管理)副學士課程畢業生 
  • 升讀嶺南大學工商管理(榮譽)學士課程三年級