Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


60-75 (plus 3 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits of transfer.

53 senior year places
  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.

  • The number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

  • All students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in summer or during semester time. The department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

Supply chain management focuses on how firms optimise resources in a logistics network that delivers value to end customers. As Hong Kong is a logistics and trading centre of global importance, supply chain management is of particular relevance to many businesses and industries. With the advancement of technological innovation and business analytics, the integration of management knowledge and analytical skills becomes essential for supply chain managers to make effective decisions.

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education that specialises in supply chain management and analytics. The curriculum aims to develop students’ skills and knowledge in business and supply chain analytics, information technology and innovation, operations and cross-functional management, international business, and transport logistics to meet the current and future needs of logistics and supply chain related industries.



The programme curriculum is designed to satisfy the demand of logistics and supply chain related industries by producing graduates with knowledge and analytical skills for managing the global flows of goods in the supply chain. In particular, this programme develops students’ awareness of the technologies and innovations in supply chain management and facilitates them to apply their knowledge and skills in coping with various supply chain challenges.

It combines Core Subjects in supply chain management and analytics (e.g., supply chain analytics, logistics technologies and distribution management, digital procurement management, etc.) and a wide range of Elective Subjects in three areas, namely technologies and analytics, supply chain management and international shipping and aviation logistics.

There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, projects, presentations and simulation exercises. Visits to companies and other organisations are arranged, and practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experience with students.

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship and exchange with institutions overseas or in the Chinese mainland.

Each student may be assigned a mentor (an experienced executive or manager in the business world) who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and to prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

If students wish, and subject to availability, they can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland, and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.


Work Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers. Summer placements may be found in Hong Kong, Mainland China or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition*

  1. Graduates are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

  2. Graduates with passes in required subjects may satisfy the partial educational requirements for membership of The International Institute of Management (IIM).

  3. Graduates with passes in required subjects are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

  4. Graduates also qualify to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

*Recognition is subject to assessment.


Career Prospects

The multidisciplinary nature of the programme, which requires knowledge and skills in transport logistics, supply chain management, business and organisational management, maximises the range of employment opportunities for graduate of BBA-SCMA (formerly known as BBA-GSCM). Graduates may find employment opportunities in organisations that are involved in procurement, merchandising, shipping, transport, retailing, warehousing, trading and logistics services.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year programme and they must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Depending on an individual's academic merits, the credit requirement of graduation is between 60 and 75 (plus 3 training credits). Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.


General University Requirements (GUR) (9 credits)



Service Learning


*CAR - M: Chinese History and Culture


*CAR - A: English Language


Essential Components of General Education

non-credit bearing

 *Students must fulfil the Chinese and English reading & writing requirements.

For details, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Studies website.


Discipline-specific Requirements (DSR) (57 credits)

BBA core subjects (27 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title


AF2108 Financial Accounting


AF3313 Business Finance


CLC3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business


ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I


ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II


LGT2106 Principles of Operations Management


LGT3425 Business Analytics


MM4311 Strategic Management


MM4513 Corporate Social Responsibility



Specialist Compulsory and Elective Subjects (30 credits)

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained from here.

Subject Code Subject Title


LGT3102 Management Science


LGT3301 Logistics Technologies and Distribution Management


LGT3307 Strategies and Technologies in Warehousing Management


LGT4306 Supply Chain Analytics


LGT4310 Digital Procurement Management


LGT4312 Managing Innovation and Technology 


LGT4309 SCMA Capstone Project


Specialist Elective Subjects (Choose any 2 subjects)


Credit Required for Graduation

60-75 (plus 3 training credits)
The exact credits required for each AD/HD holder will depend on the approved credits of transfer.

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Anthony Pang 
BEng, MPhil, PhD


Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD

Entrance Requirements
  • An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline.

  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants who perform well in their interviews.


For further programme information, please contact the LMS General Office (tel: 2766 4607; email:

Student Message

Supply Chain Management involves the oversight of the supply chain from upstream suppliers to downstream buyers. It is an essential element in maintaining the smooth operation of a company. This programme allows you to acquire not only academic theories but also up-to-date industry information. Apart from your academic studies, you will find various opportunities to explore your new talents and passions.

While studying at PolyU, I went on a study tour to Osaka, where I visited various logistics companies there. I have worked as an intern in Shanghai, where I experienced China's rapid growth. I joined the overseas exchange programme to study in Germany, where I developed friendships with people from around the world. All of the above experiences have enriched my university life and equipped me as a future leader in the business world. I have also received full support from the faculty members and alumni related to career planning before graduation. I am so grateful that I chose to study GSCM at PolyU.

Carlos Yu

PolyU is the only university in Hong Kong to offer a comprehensive range of programmes related to logistics and maritime studies. One of these programmes, Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM), cultivates management personnel for the industry through diversified education. We studied various GSCM topics through group discussions, case studies, tutorial tasks, research projects, group projects, site visits and study tours. This is not only an effective but also a fun way for students to integrate theoretical knowledge and practical work.

Scholarships and funding provided by the Department and PolyU also gave me valuable opportunities to study abroad. I participated in an internship programme in Xian as a procurement trainee. I also joined a study tour to the Netherlands. I was greatly inspired by visiting GSCM-related companies, museums and universities in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

GSCM is a practical and interesting subject. I am so glad to have graduated from this programme at PolyU.

WONG Sin Yuk
Additional Documents Required
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Interview Arrangement

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills and understand their non-academic qualities and achievements.

Date of Interview
Between December and March

About 45 minutes

Group interview plus written test
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interviews.