Faculty of Business
CODE
02021
SUBCODE
02021-BFM-BPM
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Mixed Mode
DURATION

1 year including summer term (Full-time)
2 years including summer terms (Part-time)

CREDIT REQUIRED

39

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed
  • Mode of Study:
    The programme is a mixed-mode programme and students are classified as mixed-mode students. They may engage in a full-time or part-time study load.
    For this MBA programme, the study load is 18 credits in a semester for full-time study and 9 credits in a semester for part-time study.
    Students enrolled on mixed-mode programmes are required to take 9 credits or more in a semester in order to retain full-time status. Otherwise, they will be given a part-time status.

  • Duration of Study: Students who wish to extend their studies beyond the normal duration should submit an application to the Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty of Business for consideration.

  • Medium of Instruction: English

 

One to one private consultation

If you are wondering if the programme is a good choice for you or if your qualifications meet the entrance requirements, you are welcome to contact the MBA Programme team at (852) 2766 7047 or fbmba@polyu.edu.hk and schedule a meeting or telephone call for private consultation.

 

Note to Applicants

We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews. For the latest interview schedule, please refer to the MBA website.

Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Full-time: 30/04/2024; Part-time: 15/12/2023
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry - Full-time: 30/04/2024; Part-time: 15/12/2023
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

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 organisations, of discovering, designing, and delivering innovative ideas and solutions, and of becoming effective leaders and creators both in businesses and in society.

 

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 specific learning objectives below:

  1. Critical Thinking and Decision Making
    Learning objective: To analyse and solve multi-faceted business problems by applying relevant management concepts and techniques in a critical manner. To demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.
     

  2. Leadership Capabilities
    Learning objective: To understand one’s own leadership potential and style, demonstrate an understanding of human behaviours, and display the ability to influence others in achieving common goals.
     

  3. Creator Mindset
    Learning objective: To generate creative solutions addressing business and societal issues through the process of discovery, design, and delivery.
     

  4. Effective Communication
    Learning objective: To actively listen, understand, and assess others’ ideas and opinions. To deliver and communicate reasoned arguments clearly and effectively, both in speech and in writing.
     

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

  6. Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
    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

Accreditations

AACSB
The Faculty of Business was accredited by AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) in 2010 in recognition of our business education.

 

EQUIS

The Faculty of Business was accredited by EQUIS (EFMD Quality Improvement System) in 2007 in recognition of our programmes, research and associated activities.

 

Technological Element in the Curriculum

To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five topics, namely artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud computing, data science and entrepreneurship, have been embedded in the programme across a wide range of subjects.

 

Our curriculum fosters awareness of the impact of technology while teaching students to use data and technology to tackle business and organisational issues, thus enhancing their management and leadership abilities.

Recognition & Prospects

PolyU's MBA has been developing general managers in Hong Kong since 1990. Its programme structure, curriculum content, and teaching approaches have been benchmarked against those of the best MBA programmes in the world. The programme is recognised by business leaders and academics from world-class universities. Graduates of the PolyU MBA programme are aspired to:

Be an impactful leader and creator

Our graduates are inspired to become impactful leaders and creators for both business and society. Their leadership skills go beyond leading effectively but also leading to create value for a more sustainable world.

 

Develop an innovative and entrepreneurial mindset

To keep up with Hong Kong’s shift from a financial and tertiary services hub to one that emphasises innovation and creation through a comprehensive and practical curriculum, and a suite of enrichment activities.

 

Embrace a global outlook with Asia and China focus

Our curriculum offers a global perspective while providing deep insights focused on Asia and China. This approach ensures that our graduates are well-positioned to lead and manage organisations that engage with Asian markets or have a broader international scope.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete 39 credits from 2 Pre-MBA Workshops, 11 Core Courses and 2 Elective Courses.

 

There is a possible exit award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Business Administration (BA) for students who completed 21 credits (2 Pre-MBA Workshops, any 6 Core and 1 Elective Courses).

 

The curriculum adopts a case-based teaching pedagogy in core subjects and includes technological elements such as data mining and analytics, programming, crowdfunding, crypto assets and diversification, machine learning techniques in forecasting, basic data science and modelling approaches for operations management, as well as management of information systems and information technologies.

 

2 Pre-MBA Workshops

  • MBA Creator Workshop
  • Data Science Workshop

 

11 Core Courses (for a total of 33 credits)

  • Accounting
  • Creator Field Project
  • Digital Transformation and Business Analytics
  • ESG and Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Global Economy and Business
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Strategy

 

2 Elective Courses (Please select 2 courses from the following for a total of 6 credits)

  • Advanced Technology in Business
  • Design for Transformation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Independent Projects
  • Investments
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Global Sourcing and Supply
  • Managing Social Enterprises
  • MBA International Experience*
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MBA website.

 

* MBA International Experience offers students the opportunity to broaden their international perspective and professional network by attending an international executive programme from our partner institutions. Partner institutions include Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) at IMD, and the Executive Education Courses (EEC) at The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Students taking the Elective Subject “MBA International Experience” will pay the course fee directly to the offering institution and bear themselves the costs of travel, accommodation, visa, insurance, etc. The MBA programme will not charge the credit fee for taking the “MBA International Experience” subject.

 

Notes: 

i. Programme structure, list of subjects, subject offering semester, subject names and content are subject to continuous review and change.

ii. Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, and programme resources.

iii. For a given cohort, a clash-free timetable will be arranged only for the Compulsory Subjects. The timetable is also subject to change without prior notice.

iv. For students with exceptional reasons, subject to the special approval from the Programme Director, students may take up to one elective from the “Common Pool Electives”. Please refer to the URL below for subject lists and subject syllabuses: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/tpg-landing/common-pool-electives/.

Credit Required for Graduation

39

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Justin LAW 
BComm, MAcc, PhD

 

Deputy Programme Director

Prof. Chelsea JIANG
DBA

Subject Area
Business Administration
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma in any area, or an equivalent professional qualification; and a minimum of 2 years' full-time work experience; and proficiency in English;

  • Exceptionally, be aged 35 or over with post-secondary qualifications and at least 8 years of full-time work experience preferably in a managerial or professional capacity; and proficiency in English.

 

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 "Admission Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes at Study@PolyU for details.

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:
Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 2766 7047 or (852) 3400 3242
Email: fbmba@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Justin LAW
Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 4443
Email: justin.law@polyu.edu.hk

Other Information
  • Based on their applications, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interviews. In general, candidates are expected to demonstrate their motivation, maturity and ability to communicate in English.

  • Classes of Core Subjects are normally arranged during weekday (both daytime and evening) and at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, maybe full-day classes depending on the arrangement of individual subject). The majority of Elective Subjects are offered on weekday evenings, and a few of them at weekends. All class schedules are subject to the final arrangements of the programme.

Initial Registration Credits

3

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$460,200 per programme (HK$11,800 per credit) for local and non-local students

Scholarship 
Merit-based Scholarships are available. Please refer to the programme website for details.

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Info Seminar
Date Time Venue Remark
18 Apr 2024 (Thu) 07:00PM - 08:00PM

Online via Zoom

Registration Link: https://polyu.hk/fYrVy

Speaker: Dr Justin Law, Programme Director

Language: English

21 Apr 2024 (Sun) 02:30PM - 04:00PM

Hybrid 

Location: Jingan Shangri-la Hotel, Shanghai 

Online: WeChat live broadcasting

Registration Link: https://polyu.hk/zZjHF

Speaker: Prof. Chelsea Jiang, Deputy Programme Director

Language: Putonghua

Student Message

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.

LO Lo (2023 Graduate)

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.

CHEN Yijing (2023 Graduate)

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.

LU Siru (2023 Graduate)

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 (2023 Graduate)
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