Faculty of Business

Sept 2024 Entry

Mixed Mode

1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)



Application Deadline
Local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
Non-local - Mixed Mode
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aim

The programme will take students who are from diverse backgrounds (business and non-business) but with an enthusiasm and interest to deal with global business. It aims at providing students with a wide range of skills, both quantitative and qualitative ones, and equipping them with qualifications necessary for working in a global business environment.



  • Provide students with solid training in strategic thinking and scientific decision-making

  • Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how operating across borders will impact various business functional areas (including supply chain/operations, logistics, accounting, finance, and other related management areas)



This programme aims to prepare students with a portfolio of business skills and industry knowledge to meet the challenges in a fast-moving global commercial landscape. The well-designed programme curriculum will not only provide students with comprehensive understanding on various functional areas of global business (including supply chain/operations, logistics, accounting, finance, and other related management areas), but also prepare them with solid training in scientific and analytics tools necessary for managerial decision-making.


Structure (Subject to review)

This programme helps students to build a comprehensive knowledge framework of various business function areas in global business, and develop the analytical skill set and knowledge that is appropriate in addressing the challenges in global business strategy and operations. This programme will carry out an exciting and innovative mix of theory and practice-based lectures, seminars, and hands-on workshops.


The curriculum includes 4 Compulsory Subjects, 4 Restricted Elective Subjects, and 2 Free Elective Subjects or a 6-credit Research-based Project.

Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 2 Restricted Elective Subjects (18 credits).


Compulsory Subjects+

(Four subjects - 12 credits for both MSc and PgD)

  • Global Business
  • International Trade and Logistics Management
  • Models for Decision Making
  • Business Analytics


Restricted Elective Subjects+

(Four subjects - 12 credits for MSc; two subjects – 6 credits for PgD)

  • At least one of these methodology-focused subjects:
    • Project Management
    • Statistics for Management
    • Applications of Decision Making Models
    • Global Risk and Decision Analysis
  • At least one of these supply chain, logistics, and operations-focused subjects:
    • Global Sourcing and Supply
    • International Operations Management
    • Contemporary Issues in Operations Management
  • At least two of these accounting, finance, management and marketing-focused subjects:
    • International Accounting
    • Accounting for Managers
    • Managerial Finance
    • International Financial Management
    • International Management
    • Marketing Management


Students may take more restricted elective subjects than necessary, and these will be counted as free electives. 


Free Elective Subjects

(Any two subjects – 6 credits for MSc; 0 credits for PgD)

  • Managerial Economics with Applications to Business in China
  • Organisational Management in Shipping and Logistics
  • International Logistics Systems, Operations and Management
  • Shipping Economics and Markets
  • Air Transport Logistics and Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Intermodal Transport Management
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Managing Operations Systems
  • Managing Innovation
  • Marketing Management in China 
  • Coding for Management with Python
  • A Research Project in Global Business and Decision Analysis
  • Project


Each subject and the Research Project are worth 3 credits, whereas the Project is worth 6 credits.


+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr XIAO Guang

Subject Area
Global Business and Decision Analysis
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 purposes. Please refer to the "Admissions Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes of Study@PolyU for details. 


For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 4608
Email: mscgbda.lms@polyu.edu.hk


For academic matters, please contact:
Dr XIAO Guang, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 5628; email: guang.xiao@polyu.edu.hk);
or Prof. Raymond Wong, Deputy Programme Director (tel: (852) 3400 3619; email: raymond-lm.wong@polyu.edu.hk).

Other Information


  • Departments will consider applications on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applicants who submit their applications before 16 November 2023 will be invited to attend the first round of interviews in December 2023. Other rounds of interviews will be conducted afterwards.


Class Arrangement

  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in three semesters (including an optional Summer Term) within an academic year.


Student visa and other information for non-local students

Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$270,000 per programme (HK$9,000 per credit) for local and non-local students

LMS Taught Postgraduate Programme Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications. Please click here for details. (Application form: here)

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

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Personal Statement


Employer's Recommendation


Curriculum Vitae


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