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Program Overview

About University of Hong Kong

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The University of Hong Kong (HKU), founded in 1911, is the oldest tertiary institution in Hong Kong. The University attracts the best students in Hong Kong and is committed to developing a global perspective and cross-cultural understanding among its students. The HKU Office of International Student Exchange (OISE) maintains close links with over 100 partner institutions in 15 different countries and manages the University's international student exchange programs. Together with HKU’s Office of Student Affairs, OISE organizes information sessions, cultural adjustment, orientation programs, excursions, and social activities for exchange students. The Office also gives advice and services to both incoming and outgoing exchange students on academic matters, and administers a buddy system which aims at fostering a better understanding and friendship between local and international students.

 

Term Dates

HKU offers IBEX opportunities in the fall and spring semesters.

  • Fall semester: late-August to December
  • Spring semester: mid-January to mid-May

Dates are approximate and may be subject to change.

 

Housing and Living Costs

  • Housing: on-campus housing is provided but not guaranteed. Basic housing fees for university undergraduate halls range from HK$5,880 – 9,576/semester (excluding hall administration fee, air-conditioning and electricity charges, which vary greatly by season).
  • Meals: compulsory meal charge of HK$3,680 – 4,480 per semester in the residence halls, otherwise approximately HK$3,000 per month.
  • Books and academic expenses: approximately HK$1,500/semester.
  • Local transportation: tram ride costs HK$2.3 while the subway fare is based on distance and can range from HK$10 – 50.

HK$ = Hong Kong Dollar

Find out more about IBEX tuition, housing, and other logistics.

 

Language of Instruction

English

 

Student Services

Guidance is given with regard to: visa and immigration formalities, accommodation, living costs, adjustment, and orientation. Prior to the start of the academic year, a series of orientation programs are organized to facilitate adjusting to a new environment.


Academic Information

If you are accepted to IBEX, you will attend two individual advising meetings to plan and revise your schedule: one with NYU Stern Academic Advising and one with the NYU Stern International Programs team. As you build your academic schedule for your semester abroad, carefully review and consider the following course information.

 

IBEX Course Information

  • You may take a full semester of business classes while abroad on IBEX.
  • Leave room for at least two general electives in your schedule. This allows you to:
    • Take interesting, location-specific courses not offered at Stern, and
    • Have more flexibility during the course registration process.
  • Reference the IBEX Course Guide: What you can or cannot take.
    • You can take a maximum of two classes per concentration.
    • Accounting courses cannot be taken for credit toward the Accounting or CPA majors/concentrations.
    • All IBEX grades will transfer back to NYU Stern as Pass/Fail.

 

Previously Approved Courses

  • Listed below are courses that were taken previously by Stern IBEX students and have already been approved for a specific NYU equivalent.
  • There is no guarantee that the courses listed here will be offered during the specific semester you study abroad. It is important to be flexible. Have a Plan A and Plan B and the space to take some electives.
  • If a course is already listed below as approved, it does not need to be reviewed again, unless you want to see if it will count towards a new requirement.

 

Finding New Courses

  • You are not limited to only taking the courses listed on this page.
  • If you see a course on HKU’s website that you would like to take, but is not listed below, you must submit the syllabus to Stern’s International Programs team for approval.
  • Once HKU publishes its confirmed courses for the semester you will be attending, you can revise your list as needed based on what is being offered.

 

List of Approved Courses

 

List of Approved Courses

Course Title Abroad

NYU Credits

Course Equivalent at NYU

Semester Taken

CCCH9018 Buddhism and Chinese Culture 3 Cultures & Contexts Fall 2021
CCCH9013 China: Culture, State and Society 3 Cultures & Contexts Fall 2021
CCCH 9006 China’s Modernization in the East Asian Context 3 Cultures & Contexts Fall 2021
CCCH 9037 Chinese Mythology 3 Cultures & Contexts Fall 2021

PHIL 2410 Mind & Language in Chinese Thought

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

PHIL 2470 Moral Psychology in the Chinese Tradition

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

PHIL 2002 Early Modern Philosophy

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2019

PHIL 2320 Happiness

3

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2019

PHIL 1034 Ethics and Politics, East and West: An Introduction to Philosophy

3

Texts and Ideas

Spring 2018

PHIL 2110 Knowledge

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

PHIL 2430 Chinese Philosophy: Ethics

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

PHIL 2480 Confucianism and the modern world

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

PHIL 2530 Metaphilosophy

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

CCHU 9054 Borderlines – Questioning Boundaries in a Vague World

3

Texts and Ideas

Fall 2017

FINA4359 Big Data Analytics Applied Toward Quantitative Finance 3 General Stern Elective Fall 2021
IIMT3636 Decision and Risk Analysis I 3 General Stern Elective Fall 2021

BUSI 1802 Impact Lab

3

General Stern Elective

Spring 2019

FINA 2322 Derivatives

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2018

BUSI 2812 Social Venture Management Internship

3

General Stern Elective

Fall 2015, Fall 2017, Fall 2019

CHIN9501 Chinese as a Foreign Language I 3 General Non-Stern Elective Fall 2021

CHIN 9508 Chinese as a Foreign Language VIII

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2019

CCHU 9006 Girl Power in a Man's World

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

CCHU 9012 Body, Beauty and Fashion

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

HIN 9511 Cantonese as a Foreign Language I

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

SOCI 1001 Introduction to Sociology

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Spring 2019

CHIN 9512 Cantonese as a Foreign Language II

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Spring 2019

FINE 2079 History and Theory of Fashion

3

General Non-Stern Elective

Fall 2018

HKGS 2009 1A We are What We Eat: Hong Kong Cuisine Here and in America 

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

PSYC 2062 Introduction to Psychopathology

3

General Non-Stern Elective 

Fall 2017

COMP 2119 Introduction to Data Structures and Algorithms

3

General Non-Stern Elective - Computer Science Elective (Needs approval by CS Department in CAS)

Spring 2019

IIMT 16611 Principles of Technology Entrepreneurship

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

IIMT 3603A Project Management

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

IIMT 3604 Telecommunications Management

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Fall 2019

IIMT 3601 Database Management

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Spring 2019

MKTG 3524 Internet Marketing

3

Advanced Computing & Data Sciences Elective

Spring 2019

BUSI 3810A Legal and Ethical Environment of Global Business

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Fall 2019

STRA 3706 China Business Environment

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Fall 2019

GEOG 2126 Globalizing China: The Land and the People

3

Advanced Global Business Elective

Fall 2019

ECON2214 Games & Decisions

3

Advanced Economics Elective

Fall 2018

ECON2217 Economics of Networks

3

ECON-UB. 224 Business of Platforms and Networks

Fall 2018

STRA 3708-1A Century of Business in Hong Kong

3

Business Economics Elective

Fall 2016

FINA2312 Advanced Corporate Finance 3 Advanced Finance Elective Spring 2022
FINA 3316 Investment banking: valuation, LBOs, and M&A 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
FINA 2344 Lending and Credit in Private Banking and Corporate Banking 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
FINA 3318 - China's Financial System and Markets 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
FINA3382 – Structured Finance and Securitization 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
FINA0601/FINA4341 Quantitative Risk Management 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
STAT3618 Derivatives and Risk Management 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021
FINA2322 Derivatives 3 Advanced Finance Elective Fall 2021

FINA3351 – Spreadsheet Financial Modeling

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Spring 2019

FINA 0301 Derivatives

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

FINA 0605 Alternative Investments

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

FINA 2383 International Financial Management

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

FINA 2802 Investments and Portfolio Analysis

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2017

FINA 2320 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Analysis

3

Advanced Finance Elective

Fall 2015, Fall 2017

FINA 0805/ FINA 2382 - 1A Real Estate Finance

3

FINC-UB 39 Real Estate Primary Markets

Fall 2017

STRA 3703 Multinational Corporations

3

Advanced Management Electives

Fall 2019

MGMT 3475A/B Current Topics in Human Resources Management 

3

Advanced Management Elective

Fall 2019

MGMT 3429 Strategic Human Resources Management

3

Advanced Management Elective

Fall 2017

MGMT 3476 Managing Organizational Change

3

Advanced Management Elective

Fall 2017

BUSI1805 – International Field Trip 3 MGMT UB 11 - International Studies Program  Fall 2021

MGMT 2401 Principles of Management

3

MGMT-UB 1 Management and Organizations

Fall 2019

MKTG 3527 Pricing Strategies

3

MKTG-UB 53 Pricing

Fall 2018

MKTG 3511 Advertising Management

3

MKTG-UB 3 Advertising Management

Spring 2021

IIMT 3636 Decision and risk analysis I

3

Advanced Operations Elective

Spring 2019

IIMT 3635 Operations Management

3

OPMG-UB 1 Operations Management

Fall 2015

IIMT 3602 Information Systems Analysis and Design

3

INFO-UB 1 Info Tech in Business and Society

Spring 2019

IIMT 2601 Management Information System

3

INFO-UB 1 Info Tech in Business and Society

Fall 2017, Spring 2019

International Business

3

MULT-UB 11 International Studies Program (ISP)

Spring 2018

STRA 4701 Strategic Management

3

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility & Leadership (PRL)

Fall 2017

BUSI 2814 Business Ethics

3

SOIM-UB 12 Professional Responsibility and Leadership (PRL)

Fall 2016, Fall 2017