ABOUT First-Year Study Centre (FYSC)

To provide better learning support and experience to the Year 1 students, the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) established the First-Year Study Centre in Academic Year 2016/17 to provide tutoring services for selected first-year foundation modules (e.g. English, Chinese, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, etc.).  

A 2-hour tutoring session conducted by senior year student for each selected module will be held weekly. The tutoring sessions are open to all students in the modules and are attended on a voluntary basis, free of charge.  All sessions are face-to-face, in help desk format.

Offering Modules (Semester 2, 2017/18)

First-Year/Foundation Modules offer in the Semester 2 of Academic Year 2017/18

ACY2001 Financial Accounting

Tutor: Mr Joe Chan (BBA, Year 3)

This is the introductory module of accounting for students, which aims to provide students with a basic understanding of financial accounting, including concepts, principles and functions of accounting, recording and reporting of business transactions and preparation of financial statements. Topics covers principles and conventions of accounting; double entry recording system; concept of accrual accounting; elementary accounting treatment of financial statements items, preparation of financial statements and basic financial statement analysis.

AMS1303 Probability and Statistics

Tutor: Ms Tso Hin Ting (DSBI, Year 2)

This module provides students with the basic probability and statistical knowledge and skills needed to analyse and interpret data for practical applications. Topics are selected including descriptive statistics, probability theory and distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and regression analysis. Applications to real-life problems are provided.

BUS1002/MGT1002 Principles of Management

Tutor: Ms Jasmine Lo (BBA, Year 2)

This module aims at providing students with a fundamental understanding of different management principles and functions, equip them for more advanced studies in other business-related disciplines or modules, and enable them to develop basic strategies and tactics to accomplish organisational goals. Through the use of pedagogic activities involving self-awareness, brain-storming, role-playing, case study and the like, students are able to give a critical appraisal of real life situations dealing with organising, staffing, and motivating others.

BUS2001 Principle of Marketing

Tutor: Ms Ruby Fan (BBA, Year 2)

This module is designed to familiarise students with the basic concepts in marketing. Major topics include analysis of marketing opportunities, design of a customer-driven strategy, management of an integrated marketing mix (4Ps) to create value and build customer relationships, application of marketing principles to specific settings, such as services markets, international markets and internet markets, and appreciation of pertinent social and ethical issues.

COM2001 Introduction Systems in Business

Tutor: Ms Chapman Leung (BBA, Year 3)

This module aims to provide students an opportunity to investigate some common Information Systems and their role in business organizations. It also allows students to analyze the development processes for Information Systems in business organizations.

COM2004 Introduction to Information Technology

Tutor: Mr Aaron Seto (BBA, Year 4)

This module introduces the essential concepts necessary to make effective use of the computer. The need for effective computer skills is essential in all fields. The module develops students to use technology and software applications to perform and coordinate the various activities in their future career. In addition, telecommunications are the backbone of the IT infrastructure of the enterprise in today's global environment. This module provides a foundation in the concepts of telecommunications. Secure telecommunications infrastructure meets modern needs and protects information assets. Therefore, the module also addresses cyber security and cyber ethics topics.

ECO1001 Business Economics 1

Tutor: Mr Allen Chan (SCM, Year 3)

This module serves to help students to develop an appropriate way of thinking about economics and to develop knowledge about how the economy and the market work. Students will be exposed to various theories and principles with a variety of examples. The module will also provide an opportunity for students to apply various economic tools to current economic issues.

ECO1002 Business Economics 2

Tutor: Mr Jacky Lin (BBA, Year 3)

This module serves to help students to understand the economic issues that confront them in today’s world. Among the issues to be explored are: widening income gaps, the productivity growth slowdown, restraining inflation, watching for the next recession, the effect and consequences of government’s budgeting and economic policies. These issues are studied, using the core principles within economic models

Service Period, Hours and Location

Service Period and Hours

The Centre serves every semester 1 and 2 (excluding summer term) from the first day of class to the end of examination period.  It opens every Monday to Friday, and closes on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

Please click here for the timetable of tutoring service for Semester 2, 2017/18.


Room A309 on the 3/F of S.H. Ho Academic Building (Block A)

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