Introduction

To meet the increasing demand for managerial level IS professionals in the service-oriented market, our Department launched an MSc in Information Systems Management program in 1997.

The aim of the program is to prepare professionals for career advancement in the field of information systems. Our program combines fundamental technical knowledge courses with insightful management courses to keep our students abreast of the latest developments in the business world. The program targets managers without a technical degree who wish to learn the IT language and knowledge requisites for communication with IT professionals and also to advance to leadership positions. Starting from 1998, a dual degree program consisting of an MScISM and an MBA was introduced so that students can enjoy both general business training and a more focused management education.

In addition, the Department also admits PhD students to undertake research in a wide range of areas. The programs have a global perspective and a local focus on the Asia-Pacific region. Graduates of the programs have had a high success rate in filling tenured-track academic positions in major universities in the US and in Asia, reflecting the quality of both our programs and graduates.

To tailor for different business needs, a series of executive education programs in the IS and OM areas are offered through the School's Executive Education Office. The programs aim at providing a comprehensive overview of managerial as well as technical issues related to the disciplines. Programs include an Executive Diploma in e-Commerce, E-Commerce Essence for Managers, E-Commerce Technology for Non-Technical Managers, IS Outsourcing Benefits, Risks, Opportunities and Challenges, IT Applications and Management for Healthcare Managers and Professionals, M-Commerce and Telecommunications and Value Chain Transformation, etc.