Master of Science in Business Management

Sept 2020 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$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

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director
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

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 develop their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by the specific learning objectives below:

  1. Application of Concepts 
    Learning Objective: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
  2. 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.
  3. Effective Communication
    Learning Objective: Present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Programme Structure
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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 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
(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.

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 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.

Other Information

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

Student Message

I was incredibly lucky to study at the summer school of the University of Ljubljana. I did Investment Management and Portfolio Management, and Managing Family Business to expand my knowledge of portfolio diversification and the trend of family business.


There were insightful lectures, field trip and activities held by the school in the evening over the three weeks of the course. My classmates and I also travelled around Europe, in Hungary, Croatia and Germany. That was a precious experience and great chance for me to get to know people from all over the world and different backgrounds.

TONG Tsz Yen

Leeds is the third largest city in the UK with a perfect combination of modernity and history. Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers the best opportunity to study and live together with students from all over the world, and to learn about other cultures and values. We had fun and took up challenges during a module that combined tuition with field trips and enabled us to understand more about British culture. We made new friends and share fond memories.

WU Arno

This programme was where I, a psychology graduate, transformed into someone confident in my strengths and business knowledge, looking to achieve more in my career.


It is my greatest honour to study Business Management at PolyU. This programme not only enhances my critical thinking and creative insights, but also helps me develop a global perspective as well as conversation skills. It enriches life and enables me to harvest knowledge, joy and friendship.

CHEN Yanzheng

Pursuing the MSc BM degree at PolyU is a great decision - a decision I'd never regret! The programme complements my technical know-how with business know-how. It is perfect for a fresh graduate and a non-business graduate to learn the core essence of business management.


This programme broadened my horizons and increased my understanding about overseas markets. With improved knowledge and skills, I completed our company’s first non-financial corporate asset securitization project in China.

HU Yue Ting

Coming to Asia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had a life-changing experience that changed my way of thinking, challenged myself and made me see the vibrancy of life.


PolyU is one of the top-ranked universities for the subject of management. The MSc in Business Management programme fascinated me, and the training, facilities and resources met my expectations. I made friends with classmates from all over the globe and learned from teachers who prepared me for the future.


Studying in Hong Kong and at PolyU was an excellent experience, so I strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to broaden their horizons and improve themselves.

SANCHEZ URBINA, Diana Carolina

BM is a fulfilling experience and life at PolyU is colourful. I meet interesting people and gain more than just knowledge but opportunities and new perspectives on the commercial world as well. I highly recommend this programme to anyone who considers studying Business Management in Hong Kong.


Additional Documents Required

Scholarship Application Form

Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.

Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

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