Faculty of Business
CODE
02022
SUBCODE
02022
ENTRY

Sept 2024 Entry

STUDY MODE
Full-time
DURATION

1 year

CREDIT REQUIRED

42

FUND TYPE
Self-Financed
  • 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

 

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 MSc BM website.
Application Deadline
Local - Full-time
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
Non-local - Full-time
Sept 2024 Entry - 30-Apr-2024
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help students acquire practical knowledge of management and seek practical solutions in a global and dynamic business environment. It enables students to make effective contribution to their organisations.

 

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

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 the specific learning objectives below:

  1. Application of Concepts 
    Learning Objective 1a: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
    Learning Objective 1b: Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.

  2. Critical, Creative and Design Thinking 
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively within the domain of general management’s responsibilities, and to apply methods associated with Design Thinking.

  3. Effective Communication
    Learning Objective: Present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.

  4. Self Knowledge and Reflection
    Learning Objective: Illustrate the ability and self-knowledge required to prepare themselves for new settings and reflect effectively on their performance in those settings.

  5. Global Outlook 
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, as evidenced by an understanding of globalisation, the dimensions along which cultures vary and the implications of both for business.

  6. Ethical Thinking 
    Learning Objective: Identify and resolve ethical issues as they arise in the context of general management and corporate social responsibility.

 

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

The development of managerial knowledge and skills is a significant community need in any society that seeks to build on the opportunities inherent in a changing world. This programme is designed to provide students with a set of soft skills and the integrative skills required to function in a global environment.

Curriculum

Programme Structure

The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern. Students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to complete the programme within the normal duration of one year. 

 

The curriculum includes technological elements such as data science and AI in financial management, data analytics and capital budgeting techniques, crowdfunding, and crypto assets and diversification.

 

Students having completed the required 42 credits graduate with the Master of Science in Business Management degree.

 

There is a possible exit award of Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) in Business Management for students who have completed 7 Compulsory Subjects (excluding the subject "International Experience) and 1 Elective Subject (a total of 24 credits).

 

Compulsory Subjects (11 subjects for a total of 36 credits)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Contemporary Issues in Operations Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability#
  • Financial Management
  • Global Economic Environment for Management#
  • International Experience***
  • Managerial Thinking and Skills Workshop
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisation and Management
  • Strategic Management

 

*** To earn the 6 credits for the International Experience, students are required to successfully complete a summer school course provided by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school outside Greater China. Payment of course fee should be made directly to the offering institution. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. The transferability of credits earned from the summer school course with regard to the 6 PolyU credits will be determined based on the academic equivalence of the summer school course (e.g., students are required to attain at least 10 ECTS credits from a summer school course in Europe; or 6 U.S. credits from one in the North America). 

*** Partner universities and final arrangements for summer courses are subject to continuous review and change. Depending on different factors, other arrangements may be made for students to complete the subject "International Experience". 

# (i) This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under Continuing Education Fund. 
  (ii) The mother course (Master of Science in Business Management) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).


Elective Subjects  (2 subjects from the following list for a total of 6 credits)

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Applications of Decision Making Models
  • Business Analytics
  • Business Analytics in Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investments
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Total Quality Management

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MSc BM website.

 

Notes:

(i)   Students may also select up to one Elective from the “Common Pool Electives”. For the subject lists, please refer to https://www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/study/tpg-landing/common-pool-electives/.

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

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

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

Credit Required for Graduation

42

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director
Dr Andy CHUI
BSSc, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Director
Dr Boyoun Grace CHAE
BBA, MSc, PhD

Subject Area
Business Management
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline.

 

​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 for details.

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:

Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 3400 3375
Email: fbmscbm@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:

Dr Andy CHUI, Programme Director
Email: andy.chui@polyu.edu.hk

 

Dr Boyoun Grace CHAE, Deputy Programme Director
Email: grace.chae@polyu.edu.hk

Other Information
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend admissions interviews.

  • Classes of Compulsory Subjects and MSc BM Elective Subjects are normally arranged during weekday daytime, subject to the final arrangements of the programme. Common Pool Electives are offered on weekday evenings or at weekends. 

Initial Registration Credits

3

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.

Tuition Fee

HK$329,400 per programme (HK$9,150 per credit for 36 credits) for local and non-local students (excl. summer school)

In addition, students have to pay the fees for a summer school course offered by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school outside Greater China. Students make the payment of course fee directly to the offering institution, and also bear the costs of travel, accommodation, visa, insurance, etc. The MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits.

The list of summer school courses available to students is reviewed regularly. Regarding the fees of some summer school courses in the previous years, please refer to the MSc BM Website.

Scholarship
Merit-based Scholarships are available.

  • International students merit-based tuition fee waiver
  • Local students merit-based tuition fee waiver
  • Mainland students merit-based tuition fee waiver

Outstanding applicants may be offered a scholarship of around HK$379,400 (US$48,000) maximum, which includes a full tuition fee waiver and a living allowance.

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

Student Message

The opportunity to study at a major university in Hong Kong is a real springboard for the future. I found the Faculty of Business courses relevant and practical, and greatly appreciated the availability and commitment of the professors. Their willingness to accompany us beyond the classroom walls made us feel supported. 

 

The BM programme is designed for students coming from all types of undergraduate majors. The pace of work is intensive, but meticulously organised. It’s prepared us well to enter the working world as dynamic individuals who are confident in their knowledge and work habits.

CALVAR Amber Armelle Poerani Marie (2023 Graduate)

I can't speak highly enough of BM. It was completely worth my while enrolling in this programme. It allowed me to experience an international business teaching environment, and gave me the opportunity to meet exceptional students from around the world. At the same time, I achieved my career goals by securing a consulting position with a leading international professional services firm in Hong Kong. I’ll treasure this period of study. It’s made me more competitive in the job market and multiplied my international connections.

LIU Yuchen (2023 Graduate)

The BM programme has strengthened my skills in a multitude of ways. Collaborating with my classmates on group assignments has enhanced my teamwork spirit. And with the help of PolyU’s experienced professors, I’ve formed a sense of career awareness. Above all, the programme has prepared me for a successful career.

LIU Zinuo (2023 Graduate)

This programme has been an incredibly enriching experience in so many ways. The comprehensive curriculum has not only equipped me with a strong foundation in business management, but has also given me the tools and knowledge to navigate real-world challenges with confidence. Beyond the classroom, I've had the privilege of expanding my cultural awareness and forming deep bonds of friendship with my Chinese classmates. Lastly, living in Hong Kong has been a beautiful and truly transformative journey that I've wholeheartedly embraced and enjoyed.

SARRO MAGANA Ines Maria (2023 Graduate)

After working in management for several years, I decided to improve my business knowledge. Thanks to the BM programme, I was able to move forward and become more confident in my knowledge, skills and experience. I appreciated this opportunity to grow as a professional, and highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a successful manager or leader.

AITBEKOVA Zhadyra (2022 Graduate)

The curriculum of the BM programme is comprehensive and progressive, and the professors are professional and supportive. We applied what we learned in class to real-world business problems, and practised teamwork skills. The PolyU Business School’s extensive network made it possible for us to exchange experiences with alumni around the world. All in all, it was an awesome learning journey full of surprises and challenges.

HUANG Yiqiu (2022 Graduate)

The BM programme enhanced my professional knowledge of management and improved my insight into the business. I met many great people and a local classmate who became my best friend. All in all, this had been a fruitful and unforgettable year.

LI Xiao Tong (2021 Graduate)

The BM programme equipped me with skills and knowledge and navigated me in the evolving business world. The professors, who were friendly and supportive, provided me with academic and career planning guidance. Through PolyU, I extended my network and made valuable friendships.

XIAO Wenjing (2021 Graduate)

Moving to Hong Kong and studying at the Polytechnic University was a life-changing experience that I will never forget. Even though this study year was disrupted by unfortunate and unforeseeable events, PolyU gave its students great guidance and support and I had an exciting year of learning, exploring, and getting to know different cultures from around the world. The Faculty of Business at PolyU is highly esteemed, and the inter-disciplinary programme in Business Management offers a wide range of subjects which allow students to gain practical business knowledge, perfectly preparing us for the always evolving business world.

GROSSER Patricia (2020 Graduate)

Pursuing my master’s degree at PolyU was one of the most significant decisions I have ever made. The BM programme acquainted me with various business functions like marketing, logistic, strategic, and cultural management. Coupled with my background in accounting and finance, the knowledge and skills I learned open up more opportunities for my career development. Besides, I had the privilege to expand my network and meet people from different countries.

TJITRA Steven (2020 Graduate)

I would like to use the word ‘fulfilling’ to describe this one-year study experience, which rapidly moulded me into an outstanding candidate for the job market. The first semester helped me lay a solid foundation with theoretical studies while the second semester was more job-oriented, cultivating my professional skills. Group projects enabled me to realize the significance of teamwork and my role in a team. We experienced some tough times but our learning outcomes were not greatly affected, thanks to the supportive teachers and administrative people.

XU Shawn (2020 Graduate)

Coming to Asia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had a life-changing experience that changed my way of thinking, challenged myself and made me see the vibrancy of life.

 

PolyU is one of the top-ranked universities for the subject of management. The MSc in Business Management programme fascinated me, and the training, facilities and resources met my expectations. I made friends with classmates from all over the globe and learned from teachers who prepared me for the future.

 

Studying in Hong Kong and at PolyU was an excellent experience, so I strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to broaden their horizons and improve themselves.

SANCHEZ URBINA, Diana Carolina (2019 Graduate)

It was my greatest honour to study Business Management at PolyU. This programme not only enhanced my critical thinking and creative insights, but also helped me develop a global perspective as well as conversation skills. It enriched my life and enabled me to harvest knowledge, joy and friendship.

CHEN Yanzheng (2018 Graduate)

Pursuing the MSc BM degree at PolyU was a great decision – a decision I'd never regret! The programme complemented my technical know-how with business know-how. It was perfect for a fresh graduate and a non-business graduate to learn the core essence of business management.

GUNAWAN Daniel (2018 Graduate)

BM was a fulfilling experience and life at PolyU was colourful. I met interesting people and gained more than just knowledge but opportunities and new perspectives on the commercial world as well. I highly recommend this programme to anyone who considers studying Business Management in Hong Kong.

ZHAO Red (2018 Graduate)

This programme broadened my horizons and increased my understanding about overseas markets. With improved knowledge and skills, I completed our company’s first non-financial corporate asset securitization project in China.

HU Yue Ting (2017 Graduate)

This programme was where I, a psychology graduate, transformed into someone confident in my strengths and business knowledge, looking to achieve more in my career.

LU Chan (2017 Graduate)
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