Department of Law and Business

The study of law at Shue Yan dates from 1973 as the institution once offered an Honours Diploma in Law and Business.

Following the conferral of its university status in 2006, the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Law and Business was launched in 2007. Given that Hong Kong is an international financial centre and that China now plays an increasingly important role in the global economy, this programme integrates legal knowledge with business expertise to train graduates who are highly knowledgeable in both business and law.

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This admissions information talk provides the 2024/25 undergraduate programmes of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. You can check the admission requirements of the programme(s), introduction of the department, and internship, exchange and other student/alumni activities.

Our Programmes

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Law and Business Programme
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Law and Business Programme

Programme Features

  • The programme exposes students to the interface between business and law and enables graduates to make an effective contribution in a regulated business environment
  • Equipping students with the various professional knowledge and skills: Financial Services Concentration, Corporate Governance and Management Concentration, China Business Concentration, Law Professional Concentration, Compliance and Risk Management Concentration
  • Moot Court
    Gain experience on the litigation process in the high court
  • Students from Department of Law and Business have visited Beijing University (BNU) on a study tour in 2019. Students took the opportunity to attend lectures taught by professors from BNU, and Judge Li of Court of Haidian District in Beijing. They also took the chance to connect with students from BNU
  • Students will have a chance to participate in difference competition such as: International ADR Moot Competition, ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Programme Curriculum*

  • Business
    Principles of Marketing, Principles and Practice of Management, Economic, Financial Accounting, Money and Banking, Organisational Behaviour, Business Strategy
  • Law
    Contract Law, The Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Equity and Trust, Land Law, Commercial Law, Banking Law, Chinese Legal System, Legal Process
  • Language and research skills
    Legal Research and Writing, English Usage and Writing, Chinese Language, Critical Thinking

*For detailed curriculum, please refer to the departmental website.


  • Elective
  • Compulsory

Career Paths

  • Graduates will be equipped with a wide range of skills that will prepare them for diverse careers in the business environment. With the legal training in a business context, graduates will be equipped to make an important contribution to business operations and management, as well as a solid foundation for further specialisation in the areas of law and business.
  • Graduates will have options to choose further study in the legal profession, by taking, for examples GDL, LLB, LLM or JD courses.
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours in Law and Business will be well-prepared for careers in legal practice, corporate secretaryship, law enforcement, financial regulation, banking & compliance, management, trading and sales and other professional careers, as well as being well-equipped to undertake further academic study.

Professional Recognition

This programme is recognized by The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (formely The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries) as a Partnership Bachelor’s Programme with exemption given to our graduates who have met the stipulated requirements. Successful students who have completed the study of the Corporate Governance and Management Concentration will receive exemption from The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute professional examinations towards Qualification as a Chartered Secretary and Chartered Goverance Professional under the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme.

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Students who are interested in dispute resolution may choose to study a number of relevant courses offered (LAW314 Commercial Dispute Resolution, GEB202 Getting People to Say Yes: Negotiation and Mediation). These courses provide good foundation for those who aspire to advance themselves to become accredited mediators.


Students and graduates may choose to study a 40-hour accredited mediation training as a first step in acquiring the status of accredited general mediator. Mr Iu Ting Kwok, a solicitor and a distinguished mediator in town, has offered scholarships to our students or graduates to participate in the accredited mediation training. The completion of this 40-hours training is recognized as the completion of Stage 1 training of the Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited.

Entrance Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • ES 2
  • ES 3

NMTSS = Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme
SSSDP = Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

Entrance Scholarship (ES)
ES 1 – iFREE Entrance Scholarship
ES 2 – Longbow Charity Foundation Entrance Scholarship
ES 3 – Entrance Scholarship for Non-Chinese Speaking Students

Year of Entry

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3