Programme introduction
(The English version of this LLM programme is NOT open for new enrollment from 2016 Spring Term onwards)

China is playing an increasingly important role in global commerce. It now crucially impacts on the landscape of the world's economy, especially with the country's success in becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member. China business at the present time is a virtually indispensable component of life for people and enterprises around the world, particularly in Hong Kong where initiatives are being generated from the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA). In this environment, specialized knowledge of Chinese business law is becoming increasingly sought after, especially by those in the fields of law, business and general administration.

The Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law programme, launched by the Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, is designed to meet the strong demand for useful knowledge in Chinese business law in a context where law and business are intertwined, and to provide relevant cross-border and comparative perspectives. The course contents have broad coverage and emphasize practicality to help students gain a solid understanding of Chinese business law. This programme is suitable for business management professionals in Chinese-foreign (including Hong Kong and Taiwanese) joint ventures and foreign-related enterprises. It is also suitable for managers and proprietors of non-government enterprises as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. The programme provides students with the knowledge in business law which is required for any business undertakings within and outside China.

The programme will be delivered online in the e-learning mode, and will be presented in both Chinese and English versions. It involves a combination of eight core Chinese business law courses and seven elective courses in business and/or law areas. The Chinese version of the programme was first launched in October 2007, and the English version of the programme was first launched in October 2008. Students came from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Taiwan, the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Hungary and Italy.

There is an early exit point to the Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law programme, where students who have completed 20 credits will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Chinese Business Law (PCCBL).

Those who are only interested in certain areas of Chinese Business Law may want to take just one or two courses. They can do so as part of the Single Course Study. There are no academic prerequisites for the Single Course Study.

The programme has been approved by the Law Society of Hong Kong to be included in the Continuing Professional Development Scheme (CPD Scheme) of the society. A majority of the courses in the programme have been registered under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).

Programme Highlights

  • Student can attend real-time online lectures/tutorials
  • Course materials developed by renowned Beijing scholars and legal experts
  • Focus on case studies and business applications for legal professionals and managers
  • Round-the-clock online access to law journals and law cases through the University's E-Library
  • May complete the programme in 12 months
  • Recognized by the HKSAR government as CEF reimbursable courses

  • Modified Date: Jul 28, 2017