Master of Business Administration

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 02008

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

3 for both local and non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$230,100 per programme

Merit-based scholarships are available.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Cheng, Zhuo (June)
BEng (Huazhong U.S.T.), PhD (Ohio State)

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Hung, Yick Hin
BSc (Lanc.), MSc (Shef. Hallam), MEcon (H.K.), PhD (H.K.Poly.), CText ATI (U.K.), MHKITA


Late applications (for local applicants only) will be considered subject to the availability of places. Please contact us at 2766 4240 or email: as soon as possible for details.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The PolyU MBA is a general management programme.

The learning outcomes of the programme are as follows:

  1. Critical and Creative Thinking. Apply critical and creative thinking within the domain of general management responsibilities.
  2. Effective Communication. Communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  3. Leadership Skills. Adopt a leadership perspective, identifying, initiating and managing change in an organisational context. 
  4. Global Outlook. Demonstrate a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business.
  5. Ethical Thinking. Identify and resolve ethical issues as they arise in the context of general management and corporate social responsibility.



This programme prepares experienced managers and professionals to solve real-world management problems. The structure is intensive, comprehensive and well-designed. Taught by experienced and committed teaching staff, the programme provides exceptionally good value to students.

This programme builds on the knowledge and skills that participants have developed during their careers. In the Core Subjects, a broad managerial perspective is adopted, while the more specialised Elective Subjects are designed to suit the particular needs of participants and their current and future employers.

Overall, the programme seeks to serve the general management needs of all participants while permitting some specialisation in areas of particular relevance to some students.

Recognition & Prospects

The PolyU MBA has been developing General Managers in Hong Kong since 1990. Its structure, content and teaching approaches have been benchmarked against the best programmes in the world.


Programme Structure

The programme requires a total of 39 credits.

  • The first year of the programme is designed to introduce students to all of the major business functions.
  • The second year provides more in-depth management knowledge. A wide range of Electives is available for selection.
  • Students who have completed 39 credits will be awarded Master of Business Administration.


Compulsory Subjects (a total of 30 credits)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Analytics
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Global Economic Environment for Management#
  • MBA Orientation Workshop
  • Managing Operations Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Policy and Strategy#
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership


Elective Subjects (a total of 9 credits)

Stream Electives:

Students who pursue the stream option are required to complete a total of 9 credits of Electives of the specific stream.

International Business Stream

  • Field Study for Business Management
  • Global Sourcing and Supply
  • International Financial Management
  • International Management 
  • Investments

Fashion Stream

  • Field Study for Business Management
  • Information Technology in Textiles & Clothing Industries
  • International Business in Fashion Industry
  • International Fashion and Textile Design
  • Omni-Channel Retailing and Marketing

Business Research Stream

  • Research Methods
  • MBA Investigative Report 


Other Electives:

  • Applications of Decision Making Models
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Gender and Organisations
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Management of Pay and Benefits
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Six Sigma and Quality Management Techniques
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management  


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at



i. Subject to the University’s minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects will be offered each year. Registration is also subject to the availability of places.

ii. Programme structure, subject names and content are subject to continuous review and changes.

iii. #These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.​

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or a postgraduate diploma in any area, or an equivalent professional qualification; and a minimum of 4 years' experience in a managerial or professional capacity; and proficiency in English;
  • Exceptionally, be aged 35 or over with post-secondary qualifications and at least 8 years of experience in a senior 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 details.

Other Information

  • From the pool of written 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 are normally arranged at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Weekday evening classes will be offered based on the number of enrolments.


For general enquiries, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7047


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Y.H. Hung, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7392

Student Message

PolyU MBA provided a platform for me to learn through discussing and collaborating with peers from different backgrounds. I was inspired to see things from various perspectives, apart from increasing my business knowledge and management capacity.

Leung Kwong Kui – Senior Retail Manager, I.T. Apparels Ltd

The programme gave me a chance to connect with amazing people, from professors and classmates to alumni. The relationships I built and the people I met inspired me in my job and my life.

Kwong Chung Bun Benson – Senior Manager, Customer Services Department, Fairwood Fast Food Ltd

PolyU MBA went beyond managerial practices, tools and theories. It inspired me and prepared me to contribute to an organization through any task in the future.

Dias Baldissera Marcelo – Business developer, Core Importer and Distributor Limited

Studying for an MBA at PolyU was one of the best decisions in my life. It was a fulfilling experience of juggling work and study with family commitments, supported by professors and group work members.

Marti Ranjani Gurunathan – Native English Teacher (NET), Tesol Certified Trainer

I acquired contemporary skills in global management. I met and learnt together with classmates who were experts in various industries, and I widened my vision.

Chu Shui Wing – Production Manager, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

I am acquiring up-to-date knowledge and comprehensive business management skills, which are practical and applicable to my field of business. This programme covers all major aspects of commerce and produces all-round business leaders.

Chiu Yun Ling – Assistant General Manager, DHL

Meeting people from different backgrounds and professions is fun and stimulating. The management skills that I am learning can be directly applied to my workplace.

Chu Chun Lan Andress – Finance Manager, Mattel Asia Pacific Sourcing Limited

The intense first year not only provided me with useful theoretical knowledge and improved my business acumen but also helped me to enhance my management and leadership skills.

Maar Balazs – Financial Controller

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Merit-based scholarships are available.


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