Master of Business Administration

Sept 2019 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


Tuition Fee

HK$288,600 per programme

Merit-based scholarships are available.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Hui, Pun-zee Pamsy
BA (UCLA), PhD (UT Austin)

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Cheng, Bonnie Hayden
MA (Toronto), PhD (Toronto)


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 to the MBA website.

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and would reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.


One to one private consultation

If you are wondering if the programme is a good choice for you or if your qualifications meet the entrance requirements, you are welcome to contact Ms Esther Chan at (852) 2766 4240 or and schedule a meeting or telephone call for private consultation.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The PolyU MBA is a general management programme.


On completion of the Programme, students will be able to strengthen their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by specific learning objectives below:

  1. Critical and Creative Thinkin
    Learning objective (a): To analyse business cases and solve business problems by applying concepts and techniques in a critical manner.
    Learning objective (b):  To be able to integrate concepts and provide creative solutions to business problems.
  2. Effective Communication
    Learning objective: To communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both in speech and in writing.
  3. Leadership Capabilities
    Learning objective: To demonstrate the understanding of human behaviour and the ability to influence others in achieving common goals.
  4. Global Outlook
    Learning objective: To adopt a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business.
  5. Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
    Learning objective: To develop an understanding of issues surrounding ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development pertaining to the context of general management.



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
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Policy and Strategy#
  • Managing Operations Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership

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


Elective Subjects (a total of 9 credits)

All students are required to complete a total of 9 credits of Electives. Those pursuing an award with a specified stream should choose only from the Stream Electives of the chosen stream. Those not opting for a study stream can choose from the Stream Electives or Other Electives.


Stream Electives:

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
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Management of Pay and Benefits
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Six Sigma and Quality Management Techniques
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Total Quality Management


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MBA website.



i. Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.

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. The timetable is also subject to change without prior notice.

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 Taught Postgraduate Programmes for details.

Other Information

  • Based on the 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 of Compulsory Subjects will normally be arranged at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Subject to the enrolment number, weekday evening classes will be offered. Regarding Elective Subjects, the majority of them will be offered on weekday evenings, and a few of them will be offered at weekends.


For general enquiries, please contact:
Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 2766 7047 or (852) 2766 4240


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Pamsy Hui
Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7394

Student Message

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

Chu Shui Wing (2017 Graduate) – Senior Production Manager, Vitasoy International Holdings Limited

I acquired 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 (2017 Graduate) – General Manager, DHL

Meeting people from different backgrounds and professions was fun and stimulating. The management skills that I learned could be directly applied in my workplace.

Chu Chun Lan Andress (2017 Graduate) – 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 (2017 Graduate) – Senior Manager, Morgan Stanley

PolyU MBA helps me to realize my potential and acquire international management competence. It also provides a platform for executives and leaders from different backgrounds to share experience on how to respond intelligently to leadership challenges.

Leung Ho Hong (2018 Graduate) – Department Manager, Finance & Accounting Department, Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited

PolyU MBA combines practical applications with theoretical concepts. The professors are always prepared to share their expertise knowledge as well as experience of running international businesses.

Tang Ho Fung (2018 Graduate) – Business Development Consultant, Hoover Industrial (HK) Ltd

This MBA provides me with a fantastic chance to continue my academic learning and increase my capacity for bridging the gap between theory and practice. PolyU is an ideal place for me to extend my professional network which is essential to my career life.

Wong Ki Heng (2018 Graduate) – General Manager, Operation Department, China Life Trustees Limited

I meet amazing lecturers and classmates. I also learned new knowledge while maintaining my work and meeting family commitments.

Yip Kai Hin – Senior Finance Manager, China Lesso Holdings Limited

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Merit-based scholarships are available.


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