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Programme Description

The BSc (EM) gives your career in education-focused administration a head-start, equipping you with career opportunities in schools, NGOs, and education-related organizations where care, ethics, and social responsibility are core to their business agenda. Our programme has a strong team of university-wide, inter-faculty, and inter-disciplinary instructors with academic and practitioner experiences in education and executive management. Professional preparation includes a broad and diversified spectrum of essential knowledge (e.g., grant proposal writing, human resource management, leading school entrepreneurship, etc.), and internship opportunities. Internship will be matched according to your career interests with our education, non-governmental, and related private sector industry partners for placements in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area.

Study Mode Normal Period of Study JUPAS Code EdUHK Programme Code
Full-time 2 Years (for Senior Year Admissions) N/A A2B104
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Programme Aims

The BSc (EM) aims to develop graduates who will take on administration roles in education and NGOs, social enterprises, or socially responsible corporations offering educational programmes. As a proposed Senior Year Entry Programme, the BSc (EM) emphasises the application of essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will equip graduates to function effectively in support roles. The programme will provide graduates with a knowledge base that supports their potential for upward professional mobility, i.e., to progress from support positions to executive leadership roles.

Through the programme, students will understand how organisations in educational and non-profit organisations compare with commercial organisations, and the implications on their management and administration. They will learn knowledge and relational skills in designing, planning, implementing, and managing programmes and projects, and in providing administrative support for the organisations. They will be equipped with capabilities in ethical decision-making, including but not limited to designing, bidding for, promoting, implementing, and evaluating programmes and projects, and achieving sustainable community partnerships. They will gain technological, procedural, financial, human, organisational, and leadership skills for administrative and executive duties.

The programme takes the perspective that leadership practices can be enacted by diverse organisational members. Flowing from the above rationale, the design of the BSc (EM) programme emphasises develops future leaders by preparing graduates for diverse roles, attributes and skills required of executive management personnel. Crucial capacities include leadership in administration and programmes, collaboration in developing initiatives, policies and spearheading action plans, providing timely and ethical decision-making and constructive feedback, and effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders.

Upon successful completion of the Programme, students will be able to:

PILO1 Apply theory-informed executive management knowledge to develop attributes, skills and practics to solve real workplace problems creatively and critically;
PILO2 Design, implement, monitor and evaluate strategic plans, programmes and projects for educational and non-profit organisations;
PILO3 Apply relevant legal, fiscal, technological, educational and leadership competencies to the above;
PILO4 Communicate effectively organisational initiatives and interventions to individuals and organisations using a range of tools and skills;
PILO5 Maintain high standards of social responsibility and professional ethics in enacting executive management competencies.

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Special Features

  1. A pioneering bachelor’s programme to give your career in education-focused executive management a head-start.
  2. Equips you with career opportunities in the education sector, as well as non-governmental and private sectors.
  3. Delivered by instructors with both academic and practitioner experiences in education and executive management. Our expertise includes
    • grant proposal writing for school pitches;
    • human resource management;
    • leading school entrepreneurship initiatives.
  4. We also use university-wide, inter-faculty, and inter-disciplinary collaborations to build your expertise in corporate languages, information technology, and risk-management.
  5. Professional preparation includes internship opportunities. Students will be matched according to their career interests with our networks of education, non-governmental, and related private industry partners for placements in Hong Kong or the Greater Bay Area.
  6. Prepares future professionals for organizations where care, ethics, and social responsibility are core to their business agenda.

Programme Structure

Domain Credits
Major 30
Programme Package 15
Internship 6
Common Core
  • University e-Portfolio
Final Year Project
  • Research Methods (3 cps)
  • Honours / Capstone Project (3 cps)
Total: 60

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Major Studies

  • Human resources management and development
  • Financial management and accounting for educational and non-profit Organizations
  • Public relations management for educational and non-profit organizations
  • Risk management and decision making
  • Executive management for educational and non-profit organizations
  • Entrepreneurship for educational and non-profit organizations
  • Knowledge management for educational and non-profit organizations
  • Policy advocacy and community engagement
  • Programme development and management
  • Practical legal knowledge for educational practitioners & NGOs

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  • Students will take part in a placement at an internship agency in the local community or in the Greater Bay Area, with assessment and support to their work aspirations.
  • The internship allows students to gain work experience in the education and non-profit organizations as well as practice the learned knowledge and executive management skills.

* Initial support has been sought from our strategic partners, local schools and non-profit organizations, to provide internship opportunities for our students.

Final Year Project

The purpose of the Final Year Project is to apply and integrate learned knowledge and skills to conduct an executive/programme/project-based study that prepares students with the experience and competencies needed for their future career and professional development. Students may choose from conducting an Honours Project or a Capstone Project, similar to the arrangement for the University’s full-time BEd programmes.

General Education

21st Century skills and values education

  • Higher order thinking skills in the 21st century and their applications to executive management
  • Life, moral and values education
  • Professionalism and professional ethics

Organizational and executive management: Cross-cultural perspectives

  • Theories and concepts of organizational and executive management in different organizational settings
  • Different modes/practices relating to human behavior, human resources, internal and external communication, etc.
  • Inter-cultural and cross-cultural perspectives (for managing educational and non-profit organizations): communicating and transacting business, negotiating with colleagues from other countries, working for a foreign-based company, managing human resources in another country, managing foreign-born or culturally diverse workers, accommodating international guests, etc.

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Master Level Electives

  • Students have the option to choose to take an elective 3 cps course at the Master’s level (e.g. from the MEd’ programme)
  • This optional elective can provide a coherent and continuous career progression pathway for BSc (EM) students who would like the option to have an early exposure to Master degree education.
  • Students may use the 3 cps earned from this elective in replacement of the course - Organizational and executive management: Cross-cultural perspectives in the BSc (EM) Programme Package. 

Language Enhancement

Corporate language (Chinese)

  • Written and spoken Chinese language use in internal and external organizational communication, which include, but are not limited to, report and proposal writing, minute taking, promotion and advertisement via different means of media, intercultural communication, oral presentation, etc.

Corporate language (English)

  • Written and spoken language use in internal and external communication, including minutes taking, proposal drafting, report writing, documenting policies and procedures, public speaking, and oral presentation, etc.

Medium of Instruction

The programme will mainly be conducted in English. All Major courses will be taught in English. For some non-Major courses, Cantonese or Putonghua may be adopted as the medium of instruction when the language is considered to be the most effective for teaching.

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Career Prospects/Professional Qualifications

BSc(EM) offers aspiring professionals career pathways in education (e.g., schools), non-profit (NGOs), and education-related commercial enterprises (e.g., private tutoring agencies). Possible roles include:

  • Education Consultant
  • Administrative Manager / Executive Officer
  • School Programme Officer / Learning Support Coordinator
  • Project Officer
  • Liaison Officer / Community Support Officer

As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places is still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

Every effort has been made to ensure that information contained in this website is correct. Changes to any aspects of the programmes may be made from time to time due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and the University reserves the right to make amendments to any information contained in this website without prior notice. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from any use or misuse of or reliance on any information contained in this website.

Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the course and the manner in which the course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.