Master of Science in Business Management

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 02012

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$183,600 for 36 credits for local students (excl. summer school)
HK$230,400 for 36 credits for non-local students (excl. summer school)


In addition, students will also bear the fee for a summer school course* organised by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE). The fees, including accommodation, for 2016 were approximately EUR1,200. Students also have to cover the costs of travel, visa, insurance, etc.


* Students are required to successfully complete at least 12 ECTS in a summer school course run by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the ACE to earn the remaining 6 PolyU credits for "International Experience" (via credit transfer). Students will pay for the summer school themselves directly to the institution hosting the summer school course and the MSc BM programme will not charge a fee for the 6 credits.

Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director
Dr Andy Chui
BSSc, MPhil, PhD


Deputy Programme Director
Dr Petrus Choy

No information is available at present.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help students seek practical solutions in a global and dynamic business environment.


Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  1. Apply Concepts. Graduates should have the ability to apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
  2. Utilise Critical, Creative and Design Thinking. Graduates should 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. Communicate Effectively. Graduates should be able to present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Have Self Knowledge and be Able to Reflect. Graduates should have the ability and self-knowledge required to prepare themselves for new settings and reflect effectively on their performance in those settings.
  5. Have a Global Outlook. Graduates should have the ability to 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. Think Ethically. Graduates should be able to identify and resolve ethical issues as they arise in the context of general management and corporate social responsibility.

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 integrative skills needed to function in a global environment.


Programme Structure
The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based study and to graduate in one year. However, being credit-based, the programme allows students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace, while not exceeding the prescribed maximum study period.

The programme requires a total of 42 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
  • Managing Organisations and People
  • Marketing Management
  • Strategic Management

*** To earn the 6 credits for the International Experience, students will be required to attain at least 12 ECTS credits by joining a summer school course run by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE) outside Greater China. Students will pay for the summer school themselves directly to the institution hosting the summer school course and the MSc BM programme will not charge a fee for the 6 credits. The 12 ECTS credits attained will be recognised by way of credit transfer.

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

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Total Quality Management

(i) All subject details (e.g., subject description form, offering pattern, class timetable, etc.) are subject to continuous review and change.
(ii) 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.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a non-business discipline;
  • ​A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a business discipline in which English was not the medium of instruction;
  • Preference will be given to applicants with less than 2 years of post-undergraduate corporate experience.

​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

Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admissions interviews.


For general enquiries, please contact:
Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 3375


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Andy Chui, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7105


Dr Petrus Choy, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 3400 3625

Student Message

This programme covers various topics, including decision making, communication and teamwork, which are significant in tackling daily problems. I truly feel that my personal skills and confidence have improved.

LI Yezi

In the MSc in Business Management programme, critical thinking, innovation and effective communication are strongly encouraged. This programme is equipping me with up to the minute know-how and expertise that will be essential to my future career success.

PENG Yulin

This is a comprehensive programme covering core areas of business. The wide range of courses is helping me to develop skills across diverse business functions including operations, HR management and marketing.


The programme is very well designed, with courses interrelated and complementary to each other. It enables students from different backgrounds to pave the way for their careers.


Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Scholarship Application Form

Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

No information is available at present.