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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 02022

Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration 1 year

Credits Required for Graduation 42

Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024

Programme Leaders

Programme Director
Dr Te-Feng CHEN

Deputy Programme Directors
Dr Boyoun Grace CHAE
Dr Xiaomeng GUO


  • Duration of Study: Students who wish to extend their studies beyond the normal duration can submit such a request to the Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty of Business for consideration.

Aims and Characteristics


Special Features

  • Candidates with no or little work experience are welcome to apply
  • Students are able to complete a full time master's programme in ONE year
  • "International Experience"
  • Comprehensive coverage of all basic business disciplines
  • Emphasis on soft skills including design thinking and creativity
  • Merit-based scholarships for international, local and mainland students
  • Content highlighting applications and implications of the latest technologies

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help students acquire practical knowledge of management and seek practical solutions in a global and dynamic business environment. It enables students to make effective contribution to their organizations.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Programme, students will be able to develop their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by the specific learning objectives below:

  1. Application of Concepts
    Learning Objective 1a: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
    Learning Objective 1b: Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.

  2. Critical, Creative and Design Thinking
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively within the domain of general management’s responsibilities, and to apply methods associated with Design Thinking.

  3. Effective Communication
    Learning Objective: Present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  4. Self Knowledge and Reflection
    Learning Objective: Illustrate the ability and self-knowledge required to prepare themselves for new settings and reflect effectively on their performance in those settings.

  5. Global Outlook
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, as evidenced by an understanding of globalisation, the dimensions along which cultures vary and the implications of both for business.

  6. Ethical Thinking
    Learning Objective: Identify and resolve ethical issues as they arise in the context of general management and corporate social responsibility.

Technological Element in the Curriculum

To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.

Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organizational issues while enhancing management and leadership.


Messages from Alumni

The opportunity to study at a major university in Hong Kong is a real springboard for the future. I found the Faculty of Business courses relevant and practical, and greatly appreciated the availability and commitment of the professors. Their willingness to accompany us beyond the classroom walls made us feel supported.

The BM programme is designed for students coming from all types of undergraduate majors. The pace of work is intensive, but meticulously organised. It’s prepared us well to enter the working world as dynamic individuals who are confident in their knowledge and work habits.

CALVAR Amber Armelle Poerani Marie

(2023 Graduate)

I can't speak highly enough of BM. It was completely worth my while enrolling in this programme. It allowed me to experience an international business teaching environment, and gave me the opportunity to meet exceptional students from around the world. At the same time, I achieved my career goals by securing a consulting position with a leading international professional services firm in Hong Kong. I’ll treasure this period of study. It’s made me more competitive in the job market and multiplied my international connections.

LIU Yuchen

(2023 Graduate)

The BM programme has strengthened my skills in a multitude of ways. Collaborating with my classmates on group assignments has enhanced my teamwork spirit. And with the help of PolyU’s experienced professors, I’ve formed a sense of career awareness. Above all, the programme has prepared me for a successful career.

LIU Zinuo

(2023 Graduate)

This programme has been an incredibly enriching experience in so many ways. The comprehensive curriculum has not only equipped me with a strong foundation in business management, but has also given me the tools and knowledge to navigate real-world challenges with confidence. Beyond the classroom, I've had the privilege of expanding my cultural awareness and forming deep bonds of friendship with my Chinese classmates. Lastly, living in Hong Kong has been a beautiful and truly transformative journey that I've wholeheartedly embraced and enjoyed.


(2023 Graduate)

After working in management for several years, I decided to improve my business knowledge. Thanks to the BM programme, I was able to move forward and become more confident in my knowledge, skills and experience. I appreciated this opportunity to grow as a professional, and highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a successful manager or leader.


(2022 Graduate)

The curriculum of the BM programme is comprehensive and progressive, and the professors are professional and supportive. We applied what we learned in class to real-world business problems, and practised teamwork skills. The PolyU Business School’s extensive network made it possible for us to exchange experiences with alumni around the world. All in all, it was an awesome learning journey full of surprises and challenges.


(2022 Graduate)

The BM programme enhanced my professional knowledge of management and improved my insight into the business. I met many great people and a local classmate who became my best friend. All in all, this had been a fruitful and unforgettable year.

LI Xiao Tong

(2021 Graduate)

The BM programme equipped me with skills and knowledge and navigated me in the evolving business world. The professors, who were friendly and supportive, provided me with academic and career planning guidance. Through PolyU, I extended my network and made valuable friendships.

XIAO Wenjing

(2021 Graduate)

Moving to Hong Kong and studying at the Polytechnic University was a life-changing experience that I will never forget. Even though this study year was disrupted by unfortunate and unforeseeable events, PolyU gave its students great guidance and support and I had an exciting year of learning, exploring, and getting to know different cultures from around the world. The Faculty of Business at PolyU is highly esteemed, and the inter-disciplinary programme in Business Management offers a wide range of subjects which allowed students to gain practical business knowledge, perfectly preparing us for the always evolving business world.

GROSSER Patricia

(2020 Graduate)

Pursuing my master’s degree at PolyU MSc BM was one of the most significant decisions I have ever made. This programme acquainted me with various business functions like marketing, logistics, strategic and cultural management in addition to my background in accounting and finance, and I believe these would open up more opportunities for my career development. Besides, I had the privilege to expand my network and meet people from different countries through this programme.


(2020 Graduate)

I would like to use the word ‘fulfilling’ to describe this one-year study experience, which rapidly moulded me into an outstanding candidate for the job market. The first semester helped me lay a solid foundation with theoretical studies while the second semester was more job-oriented, cultivating my professional skills. Group projects enabled me to realize the significance of teamwork and my role in a team. We experienced some tough times but our learning outcomes were not greatly affected, thanks to the supportive teachers and administrative people.

XU Shawn

(2020 Graduate)

Coming to Asia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had a life-changing experience that changed my way of thinking, challenged myself and made me see the vibrancy of life.

PolyU is one of the top-ranked universities for the subject of management. The MSc in Business Management programme fascinated me, and the training, facilities and resources met my expectations. I made friends with classmates from all over the globe and learned from teachers who prepared me for the future.

Studying in Hong Kong and at PolyU was an excellent experience, so I strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to broaden their horizons and improve themselves.

SANCHEZ URBINA, Diana Carolina

(2019 Graduate)

It was my greatest honour to study Business Management at PolyU. This programme not only enhanced my critical thinking and creative insights, but also helped me develop a global perspective as well as conversation skills. It enriched my life and enabled me to harvest knowledge, joy and friendship.

CHEN Yanzheng

(2018 Graduate)

Pursuing the MSc BM degree at PolyU was a great decision - a decision I'd never regret! The programme complemented my technical know-how with business know-how. It was perfect for a fresh graduate and a non-business graduate to learn the core essence of business management.


(2018 Graduate)

BM was a fulfilling experience and life at PolyU was colourful. I met interesting people and gained more than just knowledge but opportunities and new perspectives on the commercial world as well. I highly recommend this programme to anyone who considers studying Business Management in Hong Kong.


(2018 Graduate)

This programme broadened my horizons and increased my understanding about overseas markets. With improved knowledge and skills, I completed our company’s first non-financial corporate asset securitization project in China.

HU Yue Ting

(2017 Graduate)

This programme was where I, a psychology graduate, transformed into someone confident in my strengths and business knowledge, looking to achieve more in my career.


(2017 Graduate)
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