商业学深造文凭课程

About the Programme

The 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 School 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 a 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 will also be considered on a case-by-case basis, 
and may be required to take a pre-entry course and obtain a pass in the course.

Commencement Date

September 2021 (Subject to review)

Venue

Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun

Medium of Instruction

English

Study Period

1 Year (2 terms)

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee for newly admitted students in the academic year 2021-22 is as follows:

HK$117,000

Graduation Requirements

  1. Attain a minimum of an average of GPA 2.33 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

Online Application

Applicants may submit their online application via online application system.  

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Notes: Applicants or their family members and agents must not offer advantages to any staff or members of the Institute in relation to their admission applications or while having dealings of any kind with the Institute.  These offers may constitute an offence under the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance (Cap. 201) in Hong Kong.  The Institute also prohibits its staff and members from soliciting or accepting such advantages.
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Enquiries

Lingnan Institute of Further Education 
UG01, Lau Chung Him Building, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, New Territories, Hong Kong 
 
Tel: (852) 2616 8274
​Fax: (852) 2460 2049 
Email: life@LN.edu.hk
Website: life.ln.edu.hk/pgd

毕业生分享

Mr. ZHAO Sijie

Mr. ZHAO Sijie

Student Representative and Graduate of Postgraduate Diploma in Business 2020
Business Manager at a financial services company in Shenzhen 

Studying Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PgDB) at Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE) has opened the gate for me to explore new areas of knowledge.  The teachers not only delivered knowledge in our textbooks, but also guided and encouraged students to explore new ideas.  For example, I learned to make business decisions and build business models by analyzing quantitative data in addition to qualitative data analysis from the senior management based on market trends.  The way to teach and to assess the students is also very rich: quizzes, group discussions, company visits, and lectures.  I was also fortunate to be selected as the class representative, so I could report any problems encountered by my classmates to LIFE at any time.  Whether it is a problem in study or in life, the teachers try their best to help the students, and every teacher is very patient.
Ms. WU Peilin

Ms. WU Peilin

Graduate of Postgraduate Diploma in Business 2020
Year 1, Master of Science in International Banking and Finance, Lingnan University

I have found my year of studying Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PgDB) at Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE) very interesting and fulfilling.  LIFE is a great platform that gives me an opportunity to improve my English and adapt to Hong Kong’s learning environment and mode, which then allows me to articulate to Master of Science in International Banking and Finance (MIBF) at Lingnan University.  As a matter of fact, based on my personal experience, being a PgDB graduate gave me competitive advantages.  For example, I was given an opportunity to attend the scholarship interview, and professors have confidence in my ability in handling the demanding workload and academic challenge in MIBF. 

I like the teachers of LIFE very much.  They are attentive and conscientious; from my point of view, they are professional.  Besides, teachers respect students’ ideas very much.  In fact, they are student-oriented, good at exploring students’ potential and building students’ confidence.  During my year at LIFE, I have also got to meet many positive and aspirant classmates, who encouraged me to keep moving forward.  The LIFE journey is my ladder to get higher education.
Mr. WU Yuechong

Mr. WU Yuechong

Graduate of Postgraduate Diploma in Business 2020
Year 1, Master of Science in International Banking and Finance, Lingnan University

After graduation, I have become a student of Master of Science in International Banking and Finance at Lingnan University.  While some of my current classmates have a difficult time writing academic papers and being instructed in English, I am proud to say that I no longer have those difficulties after I spent a year studying Postgraduate Diploma in Business (PgDB) at Lingnan Institute of Further Education (LIFE).  In my opinion, LIFE has provided me with an opportunity to adapt to the education in Hong Kong so that I can better face my future studies and life.  After a year of studying PgDB, I have mastered academic paper writing skills and presentation skills, and have gradually adapted to the English-oriented education in Hong Kong.  I have benefited a lot from studying PgDB at LIFE.