*Higher Diploma in Business Administration

Key Features

  • Equipping students with essential business knowledge and skills, covering accounting, human resource management, marketing, statistics etc.

  • Maximizing students’ industrial exposure by organizing activities including sharing sessions and company visits

  • Enhancing students’ competitiveness for further studies in business disciplines and career development in business industries

Programme Objectives

  • Provides academic and professional training in business administration

  • Helps students to develop a broad base of knowledge and techniques in business management and operation

  • Nurtures students with hands-on skills and experiences in business related industries

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • apply relevant business theories to problems solving at workplace;
  • make business decisions analytically;
  • apply quantitative skills to handle business issues;
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written language competence in both English and Chinese for future studies or work; and
  • apply problem-solving, IT and critical thinking skills for handling further studies or career pursuit.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details)

  • Free Elective (Details)


Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Financial Accounting

  • Economics for Business Studies

  • Financial Management

  • Principles of Human Resources Management

  • Principles of Management

  • Principles of Marketing

  • Statistics for Business

  • Information Systems Management

  • Managerial Accounting

  • Project Management

  • Business Law

  • Business Process Management

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 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

  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Career Prospects

  • Accounting

  • Administration

  • Banking Services

  • Financial Services

  • Human Resources Management

  • Sales and Marketing Promotion

  • Government Organisations

Professional Recognitions

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

Student Achievements




Teaching and Learning Support

Business Week 2017

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


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

Continued 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]).

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

Graduate Sharing



  • 2019工商管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學專業進修學院商業(榮譽)文學士(人力資源管理)三年級
Ng Wai To

Ng Wai To

  • Graduate of Higher Diploma in Business Administration 2018
  • Year 3, Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The programme offers different courses to students, such as marketing, management, statistics, and business law, which explore my interest in Business. Most importantly, the lecturers in LIFE were experienced in teaching and they were willing to answer students’ questions, both academic and personal.


  • 2017年工商管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀嶺南大學工商管理(榮譽)學士課程三年級


  • 2016年工商管理高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港理工大學市場學(榮譽)工商管理學士課程三年級