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  • Regulations for the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems and Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems

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    1. General
    1.1 These regulations are made under paragraphs 1 to 4 of the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees.
    1.2 In these regulations definitions shall apply as in the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees and in the Interpretation Section of the Academic Rules and Regulations.
       
    2. Entry Requirements
    2.1 To enter the Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems programme through pathway 1 or the Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems programme through pathway 1, a student shall normally possess a recognized Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a business-related area (or its equivalent).
       
    3. Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems (BBABIS) (see Note 15)
    3.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems, a student shall:
      3.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      3.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      3.1.3 obtain at least 120 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      3.1.4 obtain at least 100 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given, including at least 20 credits in courses at Higher level.

    3.2

    For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems, the University has prescribed that a student must:
     

    3.2.1

    successfully complete 70 credits from compulsory courses (labelled CD in Table 1); and
     

    3.2.2

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses within the Business Information Systems concentration (labelled BI in Table 1); and
     

    3.2.3

    successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University (other than GEN S100F), provided that, of the total 120 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
       
       
    4. Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems(through Pathway 1) (BBABIS1) (see Note 15)
    4.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
      4.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      4.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      4.1.3 obtain at least 40 credits in courses prescribed by the regulations as appropriate to the degree for which notice has been given.
    4.2 For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
     

    4.2.1

    successfully complete 5 credits from middle level compulsory courses (labelled CD in Table 1); and
     

    4.2.2

    successfully complete 5 credits from MGT B399; and
     

    4.2.3

    successfully complete 30 credits from courses within the Business Information Systems concentration (labelled BI in Table 1).
       
    5. Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems (BBAHBIS) (see Note 15)
    5.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems, a student shall:
      5.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      5.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      5.1.3 obtain at least 160 credits of which no more than 40 credits shall be obtained at Foundation level; and
      5.1.4 obtain at least 40 credits in courses at Higher level; and
      5.1.5 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.

    5.2

    For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems, the University has prescribed that a student must:
      5.2.1 successfully complete 70 credits from compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      5.2.2 successfully complete 10 credits from course BIS B425 and any other 60 credits from courses within the Business Information Systems concentration (labelled IS in Table 1); and
      5.2.3 successfully complete additional courses, as necessary, from any Foundation, Middle or Higher level courses offered by the University (other than GEN S100F), provided that, of the total 160 credits, no more than 40 are gained at Foundation level.
       
    6. Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems (through Pathway 1) (BBAHBIS1) (see Note 15)
    6.1 To be eligible for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems, a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 shall:
      6.1.1 comply with the Regulations for Admission, Registration and Maintenance of Status; and
      6.1.2 comply with the Regulations for the Award of Undergraduate Degrees; and
      6.1.3 obtain at least 80 credits of which at least 40 credits shall be obtained in courses at Higher level; and
      6.1.4 successfully complete the prescribed programme of studies.

    6.2

    For the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems, the University has prescribed that a student who entered the programme through pathway 1 must:
      6.2.1 successfully complete 5 credits from middle level compulsory courses (labelled CH in Table 1); and
      6.2.2 successfully complete 5 credits from MGT B399; and
      6.2.3 successfully complete 10 credits from course BIS B425 and any other 60 credits from courses within the Business Information Systems concentration (labelled IS in Table 1).
    7. Each degree with Honours shall be conferred with a classification of First Class, Second Class (Upper Division), Second Class (Lower Division) or Third Class save that exceptionally a degree may be conferred without classification.

    8.

    Subject to the requirements of the relevant programme of study, each person on whom an Honours degree is to be conferred shall be assigned to a classification determined by the University according to its regulations.
    9. For the calculation of scores for honours classification purposes in the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systems, the University has deemed that "Group (a)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher Level. "Group (b)" shall consist of the best 40 credits in courses at Higher or Middle Level, where such credits are not taken into account in "Group (a)". Further, that "X" shall equal two, that is "Group (a)" shall be weighted at twice the value of "Group (b)".
       



    Table 1 : Courses Currently on Offer (The phased out courses are listed in note 17)

    Course Code

    Course Title

    Credits

    Level

    BBA

    BBA (Hons)

    Honours Classification Group

    BIS B123 1,4 Business Computing Applications 5
    Foundation
    CD CH --
    BUS B103 1,3 English and Communications for Business I 5
    Foundation
    CD CH --
    BUS B104 1 English and Communications for Business II 5 Foundation CD CH --
    BUS B171 1,2,5 Business Statistics 5 Foundation CD CH --
    MGT B399 1,14 Management Policy and Strategy 5 Higher CD CH a or b
    ACT B211 1,2,6 Introduction to Accounting I 5 Middle CD CH b
    ACT B212 1,2,6 Introduction to Accounting II 5 Middle CD CH b
    BUS B272 1,2,5 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 5 Middle CD CH b
    ECON A231 1,2,9 Introduction to Microeconomics 5 Middle CD CH b
    ECON A232 1,2,9 Introduction to Macroeconomics 5 Middle CD CH b
    FIN B280 1,8,12 Introduction to Financial Management 5 Middle CD CH b
    LAW B262 1,7,11 Business Law I 5 Middle CD CH b
    MGT B240 1,2 Principles and Practices of Management 5 Middle CD CH b
    MKT B250 1,2 Introduction to Marketing 5 Middle CD CH b
    Business Information Systems Concentration
    BIS B425 1,10 Strategic Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B316 1,15

    Management Information Systems: Concepts and Practices

    5 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B317 1,15 Management Information Systems: Enterprise Applications 5 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B319 Advanced Business Computing 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B321 1 Advances in Information Technology: Systems Administration 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B322 1 Networking Applications and Electronic Commerce 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B329 1 Object-oriented Systems Analysis and Design 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B421 1 Information Systems Audits, Security and Control 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B423 1 Data Warehousing and Knowledge Management 10 Higher BI IS a or b
    BIS B429 1 Business Information Systems Project 10 Higher -- IS a or b
    BUS B368 1,13 Business Issues and Ethics 5 Higher BI IS a or b

    Notes :

    1. Courses form excluded combinations with other courses. Only one of the courses of the excluded combinations can count towards an OUHK award. Students should refer to the attached list for details.
       
    2. The following is a list of phased out and replacement courses:

         Phased out courses   Replacement courses
        ACT B110, ACT B210   ACT B211, ACT B212
        BIS B120   BIS B220
        BUS B170, BUS B270   BUS B171, BUS B172
        BUS B172   BUS B272
        ECON A130, ECON A230   ECON A231, ECON A232
        MGT B140   MGT B240
        MKT B150   MKT B250

      The Senate of the University has resolved that credits awarded for these courses should be recorded at the level indicated above irrespective of the level at which it was offered at the time the student was awarded the credits for successful completion of the course.

      A student who has previously successfully completed the phased out course will not be permitted to register on the corresponding replacement course. Credits awarded for successful completion of the phased out course will be counted towards completion of the requirements of relevant programmes. The appropriate course code will appear on all transcripts of studies.

    3. If students have successfully completed BUS B100, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B103.

    4. BIS B220 has been replaced by BIS B121. If students have successfully completed BIS B220, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B121. BIS B121 has been replaced by BIS B123. If students have successfully completed BIS B121, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B123.
       
    5. BUS B170 has been replaced by BUS B171 and BUS B172. If students have successfully completed BUS B170, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B171 and BUS B172. Also, BUS B172 has been replaced by BUS B272. If students have successfully completed BUS B172, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BUS B272.
       
    6. ACT B210 has been replaced by ACT B211 and ACT B212. If students have successfully completed ACT B210, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B211 and ACT B212.
       
    7. LAW B260 has been replaced by LAW B262 and LAW B263. If students have successfully completed LAW B260, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for LAW B262.
       
    8. ACT B303 and FIN B382/FIN B400 are no longer available. If students have successfully completed ACT B303 or FIN B382/FIN B400, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B280.
       
    9. ECON A230 has been replaced by ECON A231 and ECON A232. If students have successfully completed ECON A230, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ECON A231 and ECON A232.
       
    10. BIS B425 must be in "Group (a)" for Honours classification purposes in the BBA with Honours in Business Information Systems.
       
    11. If students have successfully completed ACT B323X/ACT B323, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for LAW B262, LAW B333, ACT B414 and ACT B415.
       
    12. If students have successfully completed ACT B367X/ACT B367, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for FIN B280, ACT B313, FIN B386 and ACT B405.
       
    13. If students have successfully completed ACT B431X/ACT B431, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for ACT B304, BUS B368, ACT B416 and ACT B417.
       
    14. If students have successfully completed MGT B399X, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for MGT B399.
       
    15. BIS B318 has been replaced by BIS B316 and BIS B317. If students have successfully completed BIS B318, they are deemed to have satisfied the requirements for BIS B316 and BIS B317.
       
    16. The programmes of Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Information Systems and Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Business Information Systemshave been phased out with effect from October 2014 semester. The last conferment of these programmes will be December 2019.
       
    17. The following courses are no longer available. Students who have successfully completed any of these courses can have them counted for BBA or BBA(Hons) programmes, subject to requirements of relevant regulations.
    Course Code Course Title Credits BBA BBA (Hons) Honours Classification Group
    BIS B121 Business Computing with Internet Applications 5 CD CH --
    BUS B100 Business Communication 5 CD CH --
    BUS B170 /
    BUS B270
    Quantitative Methods for Business 10 CD CH --
    ACT B110 /
    ACT B210
    Introduction to Accounting 10 CD CH b
    BIS B120 /
    BIS B220
    Business Computing 5 CD CH b
    BUS B172 Quantitative Methods for Decision Making 5 CD CH b
    ECON A130 /
    ECON A230
    Introduction to Economics 10 CD CH b
    LAW B260 Business Law 10 CD CH b
    MGT B140 Principles and Practices of Management 5 CD CH b
    MKT B150 Introduction to Marketing 5 CD CH b
    BIS B318

    Information Systems Management

    10 BI IS a or b
    BIS B320 Systems Analysis and Design 10 BI IS a or b


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