Master of Science in Business Management
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 02012
Duration & Credit Requirement
HK$205,200 per programme (HK$5,700 per credit for 36 credits) for local students (excl. summer school)
HK$252,000 per programme (HK$7,000 per credit for 36 credits) for non-local students (excl. summer school)
In addition, students have to pay the fees for a summer school course organised by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE) outside Greater China. The fees, including the cost of accommodation, totaled approximately EUR1,200 for Ljubljana Summer School / GBP3,100 for Leeds International Summer School in 2019. Students make the payment of course fee directly to the offering institution and also bear the costs of travel, visa, insurance, etc. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. In the summer school course, students are required to successfully complete at least 10 ECTS to earn the required 6 PolyU credits for “International Experience” (via credit transfer).
International students merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships
Local students merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships
Mainland students merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships
Dr Andy Chui
BSSc, MPhil, PhD
Deputy Programme Director
Dr Peter Lee
BEng, MBA, PhD
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 the MSc BM 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.
Aims & Characteristics
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 develop their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by the specific learning objectives below:
- Application of Concepts
Learning Objective: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
- Critical, Creative and Design Thinking
Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively within the domain of general management’s responsibilities, and to apply methods associated with Design Thinking.
- Effective Communication
Learning Objective: Present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Self Knowledge and Reflection
Learning Objective: Illustrate the ability and self-knowledge required to prepare themselves for new settings and reflect effectively on their performance in those settings.
- Global Outlook
Learning Objective: 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.
- Ethical Thinking
Learning Objective: 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 the integrative skills required to function in a global environment.
The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from cohort-based study and to graduate in one year.
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
- Marketing Management
- Organization and Management
- Strategic Management
*** To earn the 6 credits for the International Experience, students are required to successfully complete at least 10 ECTS credits in 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. Payment of course fee should be made directly to the offering institution. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. The 10 ECTS credits attained will be recognised by way of credit transfer.
*** Partner university and final arrangements for summer school course are subject to continuous review and change.
# i. These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
ii. The MSc in Business Management programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
Elective Subjects (2 subjects from the following list for a total of 6 credits)
- Accounting for Business Analysis
- Business Analytics
- Corporate Governance
- Risk Management in Operations
- Total Quality Management
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MSc BM website.
(i) Students may also select up to one elective from "Common Pool Electives". For subject lists, please refer to fb.polyu.edu.hk/study/taught-postgraduate-programmes/common-pool-electives.
(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) Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a non-business discipline;
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a business discipline in which the medium of instruction was not English.
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 Taught Postgraduate Programmes for details.
Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admissions interviews.
For general enquiries, please contact:
Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 3400 3375
For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Andy Chui, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7105
Dr Peter Lee, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7415