Entrance Year Sep 2024
Programme Code 02021
Mode of Study Mixed-mode
1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
1 year (Full-time)
Credits Required for Graduation 39
Local Application Deadline 15 Dec 2023 (Part-time); 30 Apr 2024 (Full-time)
Non-Local Application Deadline 15 Dec 2023 (Part-time); 30 Apr 2024 (Full-time)
Programme Director Deputy Programme Director
Dr Justin LAW
Prof. Chelsea JIANG
Deputy Programme Director
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
The MBA programme is a general management programme aiming to provide a transformational education experience to young professionals and managers who wish to enhance their general management skills, leadership capabilities, and creator mindset. Graduates should be capable of making impactful contributions to their organizations, of discovering, designing, and delivering innovative ideas and solutions, and of becoming effective leaders and creators both in businesses and in society.
Nurturing Leadership and Creator Mindset
PolyU MBA is committed to inspiring professionals and managers to lead effectively and create impact for both business and society.
With a case-based teaching approach for all core courses, students can practice analytical thinking and reflective judgment with real-world problems.
Linkage to Practice
PolyU MBA’s experiential-oriented curriculum and enrichment activities will strengthen students’ exposure and linkage with the industry.
PolyU MBA is taught by renowned professors and industry experts with extensive knowledge and experience, offering students an exceptional learning experience.
The curriculum emphasizes a global outlook. Students have the option to attend international executive programmes at our partner institutions.
Learning materials and programme activities with a regional focus will enhance students' comprehension of local business landscapes and challenges.
Beyond Classroom Learning
Students will have access to optional activities and field trips aiming to provide them with a comprehensive MBA experience.
Advanced Study Option (MBA-DBA Connect)
A MBA-DBA Connect study option is available for select MBA students to pursue a fast-track study in the distinguished PolyU DBA programme.
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 have been working in the financial planning industry for 14 years and have been a manager for over 12 years. Currently, I hold the position of District Director in AIA Hong Kong, managing a team of more than 50 subordinates. PolyU MBA has provided me with a valuable platform to learn practical managerial theories that I can directly apply to my management model. Through case discussions in class, I also have the opportunity to learn from other managers who are working in different fields. Moreover, PolyU MBA offers excellent networking opportunities and the chance to explore new career prospects.
CHAN Man Pong
I have had a great time in the PolyU MBA programme. The professors and fellow students here are amazing. Not only have I had a wonderful study experience, but I have also become part of a professional community. If you are interested in becoming a manager or planning to own a business, don't hesitate to join us.
PolyU MBA is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a comprehensive and practical education in business administration. With its emphasis on real-world application, the programme equips students with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in a rapidly changing global business environment. Additionally, the opportunity to learn from and share experiences with talented classmates further enhances the learning experience.
Through this intensive course, I have learned many business skills that I had never been exposed to before, which has broadened my horizons. I have also made a lot of new friends and discovered more of my potential abilities. This has been an unforgettable study experience for me.
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.
Studying at PolyU, at one of the best business schools in the world, enabled me to gain knowledge and insights from professors and managers from different backgrounds. The pandemic didn’t limit our opportunities to keep learning. Instead, we were offered webinars and networking activities to stay connected with industry. My favourite subject of the programme was Management Policy and Strategy: in this subject I was able to compete with other professional teams in a competition for the best presentation!
NG Cheuk Hei
The Work Project HK
After a decade in the engineering field, I decided to switch my focus to the garment and retail business. The MBA programme has expanded my horizons in business strategies, management, and analytical skills.
The pandemic has posed challenges to learning. But it’s also strengthened our ability to adapt to “the new normal” of business communication. With what I’ve learnt, I’m excited that I’ll be able to flourish, both in my career and in society.
TONG Sean Shun
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.
Tiptop Consultants Ltd.
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
Senior Consultant, Employee Insights,
Willis Towers Watson
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
Executive Director - Corporate Services,
Tricor Services Limited
I met amazing lecturers and classmates. I also learned new knowledge while maintaining my work and meeting family commitments.
YIP Kai Hin
Senior Finance Manager,
China Lesso Holdings Limited
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
Vice President - International Relationship Management,
Commercial Banking, HSBC
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
Entrust Data Protection Solutions
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
Head, Finance & Accounting Department,
Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited
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
Senior Manager, Business Development / Project Management,
Wong’s International Holdings Limited
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
General Manager, Operation Department,
China Life Trustees Limited
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
National Sales Director,
Hong Kong & South China,
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
Mattel Asia Pacific Sourcing Limited
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.