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Schedule and Venue

Participants being admitted in 2019-20 will attend classes from 8:45 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday (two consecutive days) normally once every two to three weeks at the CUHK Business School Town Centre at Unit B, 1/F, Bank of America Tower in Central. The residence week study programme in the first year is conducted in a local hotel. The 2019-20 academic year will last from mid/late August in 2019 through late July in 2020.


Method of Instruction

The EMBA method of instruction consistently takes advantage of the strong and diverse management experience of the participants. The methods of instruction vary, but may include formal lectures, seminars, case analyses, simulation games, and individual and group projects related to current management issues in the participants’ host organisations.


To enhance the educational value of the programme, participants are expected to contribute to small and large group activities within a highly interactive learning environment. Study groups are formed with participants from varied backgrounds and experience levels. Here, effective communication and teamwork skills are practised with the aim of achieving our EMBA objective.


All core courses are conducted in English while a few electives are conducted in Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).


Grading System

Participant performance is assessed on a course-by-course basis. Grades for graduate-level courses are recorded by letter, but grade points are used to compute grade averages. The letter grades and corresponding grade points are shown below:

Program Overview

Graduation Requirements

Participants must attain a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.50 to graduate. Participants receiving a grade D+ or below in any course are required to repeat that course or an approved substitute course. The grade point average of a participant’s course work shall be computed by dividing the total weighted converted points for courses taken by the total number of units attempted inclusive of courses failed.


The degree of Master of Business Administration (MBA) will be conferred by The Chinese University of Hong Kong to students who have satisfactorily completed the programme of study as prescribed for the degree under the EMBA curriculum, which normally takes eight terms of part-time study with one Residence Week and one Field Study inclusive. Most courses in the programme carry 3 units while some carry 1.5 units each towards the MBA graduation requirement of 48 units.


Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. All student assignments should be submitted via VeriGuide (維誠) - the Chinese University Plagiarism Detection Engine. Participants are strongly advised to study the rules and regulations posted in the following website: www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/

Program Overview