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This part-time five trimester programme is designed to help individuals develop the necessary technical and managerial skills needed to pursue a successful management career in the contemporary information-intensive business world of Hong Kong. This programme is particularly suitable for individuals who are working in organizations where Graduates are expected to develop a sharp critical thinking and decision-making mentality, along with the knowledgeable use of information and problem-solving techniques. The programme offers a selected range of courses in quantitative analysis, operations management, and information management. These ourses provide in-depth technical training in the respective subject areas, with a strong emphasis on applying contemporary technology to management such as Information Technology, Business Process Re-engineering, Total Quality Management, Management Science, and other quantitative and analytical skills. Hotline
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Core Courses 必修課程 Top 至頂

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Advanced Information Systems Development (DSE6670) This course provides students with knowledge and experience of modelling essential aspects of web-based business application systems, including the basic processes to analyse information requirements, and to design appropriate solutions that lead to business processes. Emphases will be on object-oriented analysis and design, client/server system development methods, and human-computer interaction techniques. The main objective of this course is to present a balanced overview of the process of analysing user requirements, designing computerized information systems to meet these requirements and, at the same time, developing the necessary skills to apply the techniques to Web-based applications in eBusiness environment. It also provides an introduction to how these activities may be supported by the use of CASE tools, prototyping, or other alternatives, in modelling systems development.
Business Economics (Micro) (DSE6710) This course mainly covers advanced topics in demand and supply, market structure and price/output determination. Issues in risk analysis, market analysis, budgeting, cost analysis and pricing are also discussed.
Business Seminar Series (DSE6780) This course is designed to enhance students’ understanding of current issues in business. Guest speakers will be invited to cover various aspects of business and/or industries. The series of 10 seminars per year will be conducted bi-weekly on average during the academic trimesters of the entire programme.
Database Management (DSE6750) This course develops a framework for database system analysis and design, and focuses on data modelling and management. Additional topics such as integrity, data languages, DBMS, Object Orientation, and distributed databases are also covered. The course presents a highlevel look at design and operation issues from the perspective of information systems.
eCommerce Essentials (DSE6770) This course focuses on Internet Technology and its use in electronic commerce. Topics include web advertisement, B2C applications, B2B application, electronic data interchange, Internet management and security, electronic payment system, implementation, ethics and other issues, and electronic commerce development in Hong Kong and worldwide.
Information Technology Management (DSE6760) This course focuses on the challenges, techniques and technologies associated with the management of information technology (IT) in the modern business environment. The following topics will be covered: the linkage of IT to business strategy and business process re-engineering; information technology concepts; systems development process; information system planning; project management and control; IT acquisition, budgeting and deployment; performance evaluation and audit; and operations management, privacy and security.
Management Science (DSE6620) This course covers the principal quantitative techniques used in solving financial, marketing, and operations problems in the private and public sectors. Topics include decision under uncertainty, Markov chain, linear programming, classical optimization, dynamic programming, and integer programming.
Network Technology and Internet (DSE6610) This course aims to provide a broad survey of computer network and Internet technologies. Emphasis is on the design and management issues related to networks such as high-speed data transfer, integrated voice and data communication, distributed data processing, and internetworking. Internet architectures, applications, security, and management are also important topics covered in the course.
Operations Planning and Control (DSE6630) This course studies operations planning and control in today’s complex business operations. Topics include facility location, facility layout, distribution planning, capacity planning, aggregate planning, PERT/CPM, materials requirement planning, scheduling activities, inventory control and quality control. Emphasis will be heavily placed on the quantitative analysis of these topics.

Elective Courses 選修課程 Top 至頂

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Business Forecasting (DSE6720) This course provides students with principles and methods in forecasting for managerial planning. Major topics include multiple regression analysis, time series analysis with emphasis on smoothing techniques, decomposition methods, and Box-Jenkins procedures and indicator forecasting. Applications of the methods to both short-term and long-term forecasting to business, industries and national business trends are also emphasized.
Data Mining Applications (DSE6960) This course focuses on the application of data mining techniques to extract useful information for decision-making. The objective is to develop students’ capability in applying data mining techniques in information discovery from a large collection of databases. Emphasis will be on topics such as data mining principles, functions, algorithms, and business application.
Internet Programming (DSE6910) This course introduces the practices of computer programming using markup languages common on the Internet, including HTML, Java, and PERL. Emphasis will be on learning the technical skills and knowledge necessary for the design and development of web-based systems.
Knowledge Based Systems (DSE6640) This course deals with the fundamental concepts and skills essential for the analysis, evaluation, design, and development of knowledge-based systems. It will cover topics such as problem-solving methods and strategies, knowledge acquisition, knowledge representation, knowledge-based architecture and design, expert systems, and neural network. The course will focus on newer AI techniques which are suitable for designing real-life knowledge-based business applications.
Operation System Management and Strategy (DSE6650) This course covers the strategic management of operations functions. A major focus is on how to develop the strategic alignment of the operations function with regard to corporate strategy as well as the other functional strategies such as marketing. Included in the content are the frameworks for strategy analysis and development, and discussions on such issues as product quality policy, choice of process, production scale and vertical integration, purchasing policy such as OEM/subcontracting, facility composition and location policy, and coalition and joint venturing.
Project Management (DSE6730) This course covers the management of projects. A major focus is on how to manage various projects to successful completion within the constraints of resources and time. Included in the contents are the frameworks for proposal writing and planning, monitoring and controlling, and performance evaluation. Various project management techniques are covered including PERT/CPM and project appraisal. Case studies and field projects as well as lectures will be used as teaching methods.
Simulation (DSE6660) This course provides an introduction to simulation and computer simulation packages. Topics include principles of discrete event simulation, random number generators, input and output analysis, and optimization via simulation studies and application to manufacturing and service systems.
TQM/BPR (DSE6740) This course is designed to integrate the two most significant cross-disciplinary approaches for improving business, organization management and operations process at the departmental or company-wide level: total quality management (TQM) and business process reengineering (BPR). TQM covers modern concepts, theories and practices in system establishment, design, process planning and control for quality. In addition, topics such as conventional statistical quality control, Taguchi method, quality circles, CWQC, quality audit and ISO-9000 series are reviewed. Applications on the service sector (including nonprofit- earning organizations) will also be stressed. BPR covers system fundamentals, process flow analyses, information technology as an enabler, critical factors for implementing BPR, re-engineering procedures, successful and failed cases, and BPR practices in small companies.
Technology Field Study (DSE6790) The course consists of preparatory assignments in readings and a written study plan, followed by a seven-day residential programme to Silicon Valley, California or Hsinchu Science Park, Taiwan, and concluded with a written report and oral presentation. The goal in taking classroom sessions abroad is to expose our graduate students to a wide spectrum of issues related to IT or eCommerce research and development, technology transfer, and managing a technology company. The issues are highlighted through lectures, seminars, and discussions with science park governing officials, managers, and academics. Site visits to research and development centres, IT vendors, technology startup companies, and manufacturing facilities are essential to the course.

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