Faculty of Business
ENTRY

May 2025 Entry

STUDY MODE
Full-time
About Programme
How to Apply
Introduction

Our research programmes are designed to prepare students for a career in academic research and teaching. The programmes are broad-based and provide a rigorous foundation on which the students can build an academic career of their choice.

 

Our research programmes are 3-year / 4-year PhD programmes:

 

The normal duration of the PhD programme depends on the students' educational background. The programme mainly consists of two parts: coursework and thesis. Students will also receive training in teaching and gain research experience through research seminar attendance. After a successful defence of thesis and satisfying all University graduation requirements, the candidates will be awarded the PhD research degree.

 

For details of programme structures and entrance requirements of the University and our Faculty, please refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/rpg/research-programmes/

Research Area

Aviation Management and Economics

  • Air cargo markets, competitive airline schedules

  • Airport finance, congestion management, strategic partnerships between airlines: alliances and code-shares

  • Airport price regulation, airport concession businesses

  • Airport slots, airline networks, airline and airport competition, intermodal competition between airlines and high-speed rail companies

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Maritime Law and Shipping Finance

  • Maritime law and legal policy

  • Marine insurance and risk management

  • Organisation management in shipping

  • Shipping financing and investment

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Maritime Studies

  • Maritime and logistics information technology

  • Maritime and port economics

  • Maritime environment

  • Maritime safety and security

  • Regional competition in port and shipping

  • Shipping and port management

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Operations Management

  • Data envelopment analysis, forecasting, scheduling

  • International operations, operation strategy, production planning and control

  • Linear and nonlinear optimisation, productivity analysis and technology management

  • Project management, quality management

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Supply Chain Management

  • Contract design for supply chain coordination, Supply chain decision support system, Queueing and stochastic networks

  • Demand management, Auction and game theory, Customer relationship management, Risk management Simulation

  • Strategic planning for supply chain, Distribution channel management

  • Stochastics optimisation, Outsourcing and strategic alliance

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Transport and Logistics Management

  • Facility layout and design, Warehousing and inventory management

  • Multi-mode logistics, Terminal Design and Operations

  • Network design and optimisation, Vehicle routing and dispatch

  • Transport economics, Revenue management in transport

Please click here to find out more about the research interests of our Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies and contact our staff directly to discuss research opportunities.

Research Facilities

Please visit our website for more information about our research facilities.

Other Information

For enquiries, please contact:

 

Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/lms/
Email: lms.rpg@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3400 3628

 

Faculty of Business
Website: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/rpg/
Email: fb.research.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 3400 2582

Supporting Documents
Academic Referee's Report

One Academic Referee’s report is compulsory, two are preferable. This requirement can be waived for the MPhil graduates of FB, PolyU who will transit to the PhD programme under the 2+3 Integrated Programme (the 2+3 Integrated Programme has been discontinued with the last cohort of students admitted in 2023/24).

Curriculum Vitae

Compulsory

Research Proposal

Compulsory

  • A standard form must be used for the submission of research proposal.  Please click here to download the form.

  • Please provide prior research work.

Transcript / Certificate

Compulsory

Others
  • GMAT Focus Edition score no less than 605/ GMAT score no less than 650/ GRE score equivalent for normal track PhD candidates.
  • GMAT Focus Edition score no less than 525/ GMAT score no less than 550/ GRE score equivalent for Dual PhD Degree Programmes candidates.