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 Academic Purposes I

  • English for Academic Purposes II

  • Business Communiction

  • Chinese Language for Communication I

  • Chinese Language for Communication II

  • Chinese Language for Communication III

  • 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

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

Articulation Prospects

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

  • 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 (Graduates will be considered for tuition scholarships up to 50 % of tuition 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 (Hons), City University of University

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), 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 an Affiliate (Studying) Member of The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).


  • 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

.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

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This course/ The mother course (Title of Qualification) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4]).

QR Registration No.: 17/000607/L4
QR Registration Validity Period: 01/07/2017 To On-going

For details, please refer to "Continuing Education Fund (CEF)" in our website.

Graduate Sharing



  • 2021年商學(工商管理)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港樹仁大學工商管理學(榮譽)學士 — 數碼市場學三年級
首先,非常感謝LIFE所有老師們對我的教導。他們非常耐心,詳細解釋內容。LIFE的副學士課程提供全面的商學培訓,涵蓋行業的知識和理論,為升讀學士學位打好基礎,特別是營銷和信息系統管理,也有分析行業的趨勢等等。由於LIFE的副學士課程內容跟我目前於香港樹仁大學修讀的學士學位課程非常相近,對大部分課程內容都已有基本認識及基礎, 讓我的學習事半功倍,大大提高了學習效率。


  • 2020年商學(工商管理)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港恆生大學工商管理(榮譽)學士課程 — 主修會計三年級


  • Graduate of Associate of Business Studies (Business Management) 2019
  • Year 3, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons), Lingnan University
  • Awardee of Department of Management Scholarship 2019
  • Awardee of Department of Marketing and International Business Scholarship 2019
”No pain no gain”. During the two years of my studies at LIFE, I have met a lot of teachers and friends. I am very fortunate to have such a good learning environment, which allows me to improve myself steadily. The Associate Degree programme is different from those in secondary school with a teacher to guide you all the time. Since we will encounter
difficulties and problems, we should not be shy to ask for advice from teachers and classmates. We can learn from anyone. We can learn from the people around us to improve ourselves. We have to keep learning and achieve excellent results. Thank you to every teacher and classmate I have met in LIFE in the past two years. All of you made me grow up and made me who I am today.


  • 2019年商學(工商管理)副學士課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港恒生大學金融分析工商管理(榮譽)學士三年級
在這兩年的校園生活中,很慶幸可以認識到一班良師益友。無論有什麼問題,老師都會詳細的幫我解答。老師們不僅負責,還很幽默,有時上課會講一些笑話來豐富課程, 當學生遇到課程內外的問題也都樂意幫忙,他們會主動關心學生是否跟得上進度,我可以感受到他們想幫助每一個學生的熱情。現在,即使我畢業了, 老師們也會關心我的近況並提供建議。畢業不到半年,便開始懷念嶺南LIFE的生活、朋友和老師。在此,感謝所有老師的教導。