Skip to main content Start main content

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic / professional qualifications, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience.

  • Applicants, normally aged 27 or above, with other post-secondary qualifications and at least 6 years of work experience in industry, commerce or public administration, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admissions Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.


Admissions Procedures and Fee

Please refer to Study@PolyU website ( for the application details of individual programmes.


Messages from Alumni

The recent surge in large language models (LLMs) has reignited a longstanding question: How should we, as humans, position ourselves in a world where machines can perform the majority of intelligent tasks with

unprecedented efficiency?


Perhaps the same question was asked when the MSc in Business Analytics programme was founded in 2019 – because this curriculum was designed unlike any other similar programmes that the market offers. Instead of spoon-feeding information to students as LLMs do, students who dare to challenge themselves are offered a path to graduate by completing a research paper. This is where originality and imagination are fostered: when students are free to explore their interests and create knowledge with the building blocks they have acquired from foundation courses. This is also where the distinction between humans and bots becomes apparent.


In an era where our very existence is being threatened, it is crucial to stay abreast of the challenges ahead. This is also what makes this programme unique – by encouraging innovation and aspiring for creativity that can keep us competitive in an ever-changing world.

MAK Kit Kwan, Isaac

(2022/23 Graduate)
Winny Mok_resized_200x200

In recent years, business analytics has evolved as a powerful and essential capability for firms in ever-changing and competitive markets. Data has become the new corporate asset. As the sea of data is vast and growing exponentially, executives must connect their data strategy to their analytics strategy to avoid drowning.


The MSc in Business Analytics programme aims to build deep competencies in the skills needed to implement and oversee data-driven business decisions. These include (i) collecting, organising, and transforming datasets, (ii) forming inferences and predictions from a vast volume of data, and (iii) improving business decision making through a proficiency with tools such as Python, SmartPLS, and SPSS.


As a commercial finance manager in the leading firm in the fast-moving consumer goods industry, I play a strategic role in driving the firm’s financial success. That is why it is essential for me to equip myself with strong analytical skills, mathematical skills, and application skills. I can leverage the knowledge and skills that I have learned from the programme to make extensive use of data to glean valuable insights, predict market changes, and ultimately improve strategic decisions. This enables me to drive business growth so that the firm optimises its margin and remains commercially competitive.

TEA Yin Ee, Agnes

(2022/23 Graduate)
Ma Dickson_resized_200x200
Enroll today
Apply now
Explore the programme
Download Brochure
Subject Syllabi
General Enquiries
(852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7108

Your browser is not the latest version. If you continue to browse our website, Some pages may not function properly.

You are recommended to upgrade to a newer version or switch to a different browser. A list of the web browsers that we support can be found here