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Entrance Year Sept 2022

Programme Code 02017

Mode of Study Part-time

Normal Duration 2 years

Credits Required for Graduation 39

Local Application Deadline 29 Jul 2022

Non-Local Application Deadline 10 Jun 2022

Programme Leaders

Programme Director
Dr Fine Fanni LEUNG
BComm, MBA, PhD

Deputy Programme Director
Dr Justin LAW
BComm, MAcc, PhD

Remarks

  • This programme is offered within the Master of Business and Management Scheme.
  • The programme provides three specialisms:
    • Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
      工商管理碩士 (航空)
    • Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
      工商管理碩士 (時裝)
    • Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Design)
      工商管理碩士 (創新與設計)
  • Students will be admitted to the MBA (with a generic award). Students can choose to graduate with a specialism upon fulfilment of the specialism requirements.
  • 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

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Special Features

  • Developing general managers since 1990
  • Constantly reviewing curriculum to meet current and long-term needs
  • Equipping students with theoretical concepts and practical applications
  • Enabling students to make critical judgements and informed decisions
  • Preparing experienced managers and professionals to further contribute to their organizations and industries
  • Offering three optional specialisms in Aviation, Fashion, and Innovation and Design
  • Raising awareness of the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business

Programme Aims

PolyU's part-time MBA programme is a general management programme targeting experienced managers and professionals and offering them the opportunity to develop speciality areas in various streams.

The programme strengthens students' knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes, underpinned by the specific learning objectives below.

  1. Critical and Creative Thinking
    Learning objective (a): To analyse business cases and solve business problems by applying concepts and techniques in a critical manner. Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.
    Learning objective (b): To integrate concepts and provide creative solutions to business problems.

  2. Effective Communication
    Learning objective: To communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both in speech and in writing.

  3. Leadership Capabilities
    Learning objective: To demonstrate an understanding of human behaviour and the ability to influence others to achieve common goals.

  4. Global Outlook
    Learning objective: To adopt a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business in the latest technological environment.

  5. Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
    Learning objective: Learning objective: To develop an understanding of issues surrounding ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development pertaining to the context of general management with respect to the applications of the latest technologies in business contexts.

Characteristics

This programme prepares experienced managers and professionals to solve real-world management problems. The structure is intensive, comprehensive and well-designed. Taught by experienced and committed teaching staff, the programme provides students with exceptionally good value.

This programme builds on the knowledge and skills that participants have developed during their existing careers. In the Core Subjects, a broad managerial perspective is adopted, whilst the more specialised Elective Subjects are designed to suit the particular needs of participants and their current and future employers.

Overall, the programme seeks to serve the general management needs of all participants while permitting some specialisation in areas of particular relevance to some students.

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 Student and Alumni

I joined the MBA programme to acquire knowledge and skills of management. PolyU is a perfect place for getting acquainted with extraordinary people from different fields. The programme provides an excellent environment for learning and communicating with supportive professors.

LAI Mengchao

(Student)
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Learning is a lifelong journey. MBA at PolyU helped us to develop an enquiring and analytical mind as well as the ability to apply new knowledge and move forward on our career paths.

Hybrid learning during the pandemic was challenging but did not hinder us from becoming well-rounded managers for the new normal and changing business environment.

CHAN Clement

(2021 Graduate)

Training Consultant
Tiptop Consultants Ltd.
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Learning not only came from inside the classroom but also outside - through team discussions on team projects and chatting at casual gatherings. This programme broadened my horizons by opening me to various people and places!

CHAN Oi Ying, Addie

(2019 Graduate)

Consultant, Employee Insights,
Willis Towers Watson
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PolyU MBA allowed me to broaden my networks and equip myself with the latest know-how that could be applied in my organization to thrive in an evolving business environment.

HO Wing Tsz, Wendy

(2019 Graduate)

Executive Director - Corporate Services,
Tricor Services Limited
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I met amazing lecturers and classmates. I also learned new knowledge while maintaining my work and meeting family commitments.

YIP Kai Hin

(2019 Graduate)

Senior Finance Manager,
China Lesso Holdings Limited
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PolyU MBA enabled me to become an all-round individual with up-to-date leadership know-how. Most importantly, the network I built in past years was priceless.

FAN Chi Cheong, Charlie

(2018 Graduate)

Vice President - International Relationship Management,
Commercial Banking, HSBC
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The curriculum provided me with tools for financial analysis and corporate strategy. The intense class discussions opened my eyes to company directives and leadership initiatives. Most importantly, I forged great friendships with classmates who were experts in their own fields.

MENG Chia Chien, Wilson

(2018 Graduate)

Lead Consultant,
Entrust Data Protection Solutions
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PolyU MBA helped me to realize my potential and acquire international management competence. It also provided a platform for executives and leaders from different backgrounds to share experience of responding intelligently to leadership challenges.

LEUNG Ho Hong

(2018 Graduate)

Head, Finance & Accounting Department,
Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited
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PolyU MBA combines practical applications with theoretical concepts. The professors were always prepared to share their expertise knowledge as well as experience of running international businesses.

TANG Ho Fung

(2018 Graduate)

Senior Manager, Business Development / Project Management,
Wong’s International Holdings Limited
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This MBA provided me with a fantastic chance to continue my academic learning and increase my capacity for bridging the gap between theory and practice. PolyU was an ideal place for me to extend my professional network which has been essential to my career life.

WONG Ki Heng

(2018 Graduate)

General Manager, Operation Department,
China Life Trustees Limited
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I acquired up-to-date knowledge and comprehensive business management skills which are practical and applicable to my field of business. This programme covers all major aspects of commerce and produces all-round business leaders.

CHIU Yun Ling, Vio

(2017 Graduate)

National Sales Director,
Hong Kong & South China,
GEODIS
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Meeting people from different backgrounds and professions was fun and stimulating. The management skills that I learned could be directly applied in my workplace.

CHU Chun Lan, Andress

(2017 Graduate)

Finance Manager,
Mattel Asia Pacific Sourcing Limited
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The intense first year not only provided me with useful theoretical knowledge and improved my business acumen but also helped me to enhance my management and leadership skills.

MAAR Balazs

(2017 Graduate)

Senior Manager,
Morgan Stanley
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