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1 City University of Hong Kong Master of Science in Electronic Commerce Department of Computer Science Department of Information Systems Information Session: Spring 2011

2 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSc in Electronic Commerce  Initiated in 2000 with aim to produce a new generation of IT professionals with competence in evaluating and developing electronic commerce systems and services within a business context.  Programme is jointly offered by  Department of Computer Science College of Science and Engineering  Department of Information Systems College of Business  Master’s degree awarded by City University of Hong Kong

3 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSEC Curriculum Integrated Curriculum  Covers technical, managerial and business aspects  Structured curriculum to equip students with technical, managerial, business, and legal know-how to develop eCommerce systems and services  Focus on applied subjects and also build solid foundations

4 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSEC Curriculum credit units  9 required courses  Up to 9 credit units can be transferred based on previous study  Typically student takes 30 – 33 credits  2-3 elective courses  Can study full-time or part-time  Duration: 1 – 2 academic years  Typically 3 – 5 Semesters

5 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSEC Curriculum Core courses cover  Networking  Internet application development  Information Security  eCommerce system analysis and integration  eBusiness strategy and management  eCommerce Laws  eCommerce Project Electives provide flexibility and additional training  Supply Chain Management  Internet Marketing and CRM  Knowledge management  Data Mining and Web Searching  Mobile and pervasive computing  etc.

6 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU CityU Points of Distinction Department of Computer Science  BSc in Computer Science (since 1987)  MSc in Computer Science (since 1991)  MSc in Electronic Commerce (since 1999)  by Research: MPhil and PhD (since 1990)  Strong teaching and research performance  Highest research citation rating among local CS Depts  36 academic staff  over 70 research staff  over 60 PhD students  5 Research Labs and Centres  Prominent visiting professors (incl. 2 Turing Award winners)

7 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU CityU Points of Distinction Department of Information Systems  MSc in Electronic Commerce (since 1999)  MA in Electronic Business (since 1999)  BBAIS ranked number 1 in Hong Kong for 2001  26 academic staff (Largest IS department in Hong Kong)  Among the largest IS departments in the world  6 consecutive university teaching excellence awards  Especially recognized for use of technology in teaching  4 Research Labs and Centres  over 40 MPhil and PhD students

8 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU Global Interaction Joint Course Projects  Global systems analysis course with collaborators in France, the Netherlands, US, China.

9 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU State-of-the-Art Facilities Advanced Lab Facilities  Computing  E-Commerce Software  Communication Technologies  Video conferencing from any Lab

10 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU Tutorial Labs  Remote and walk-in access  Teaching labs  Information Systems  Information security  Software engineering  Mobile and pervasive computing  Cooperative donations from major vendors IBM Microsoft Sun Microsystems RSA Security etc.

11 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSEC Progression Track Record Good student progression track records initial registrationnow graduated /2002 cohort /2003 cohort /2004 cohort /2005 cohort /2006 cohort /2007 cohort /2008 cohort /2009 cohort Average class attendance rate > 80%. ~ 90% graduate on time. + 30% graduated with classification of credit or above.

12 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU Why THIS MSEC Programme  Programme is integrated and comprehensive, covers both technology, management and business aspects of eCommerce  Excellent student learning and progression records.  Up to 9 units of credit transfer available.  All teaching delivered by professors and lecturers from CityU.  All teaching done on City University main campus.  Availability of financial aids  CEF (Continuing Education Fund)  MSEC Scholarships  Full access to support facilities (library, sports, IS and CS laboratories, etc.)

13 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU Financial Aids …  Continuing Education Fund (CEF) All students are legible for applying for CEF for those course modules so qualified. Eligible applicants will be reimbursed 80% of the course fee, subject to a maximum sum of HK$10,000, on successful completion of the course module.  Department Student Scholarship Students with good performance are legible for student scholarships of up to $10,000 each.  Fee Reduction with Credit Unit Transfer Based on previous study and performance, up to 9 credit units can be transferred. The fees for the transferred credits are waived.  Education Loan Enquiries: Website:

14 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU For More Information …  Check out MSEC programme information in the CS or IS Departmental Web sites  Application form:  (use programme code/title P17/MSc Electronic Commerce in application form)  Further Enquiry: Phone:

15 MSc in Electronic Commerce © CityU MSEC Q & A


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