Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management

Sept 2017 Entry

Programme code: JS3533

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Anthony Pang 
BEng, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD

  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Supply chain management (SCM) focuses on how firms optimise resources in a logistics network that delivers value to end customers. As Hong Kong is a logistics and trading centre of global importance, SCM is of particular relevance to many businesses and industries.


This programme provides a well-rounded business education along with an opportunity to specialise in SCM. The curriculum design meets the current and future needs of SCM expertise in Hong Kong, building skills and knowledge in operations management, information technology, cross-functional management, international business, transport logistics, etc. The programme emphasises active student participation and industry collaboration.


Programme Characteristics

The programme curriculum is designed to satisfy the demand of logistics and supply chain related industries by producing graduates with knowledge and skills for managing the global flows of goods in the supply chain. It combines Core Subjects that tackle the backbone of global supply chain management (GSCM) and a wide range of Elective Subjects.


There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, role plays and simulation exercises. Visits to companies and other organizations are arranged, and practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experience with students.


All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship and exchange with institutions overseas or in the Chinese mainland.


Each student may be assigned a mentor, who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.


If students wish, and subject to availability, they can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland, and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.


Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
To graduate, every student must complete 300 hours (3 training credits) of WIE.  The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers. Summer placements may be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can be counted towards the WIE requirement.


This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of GSCM.


Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Leadership & Intrapersonal Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects.


From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education with subjects such as Strategic Management, Business Finance, and study more specialised SCM subjects including Purchasing Management, Logistics & Distribution Management, Supply Chain Management, Management Science and International Operations Management. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through the one-year-long capstone project in the final year of study.


Along with a Major in GSCM, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business discipline.

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Graduates are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).


Graduates with passes in required subjects may satisfy the partial educational requirements for membership of The International Institute of Management (IIM).


They are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).


Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).


Students who passed the subject LGT3106 Quality Management are also eligible to apply for the Six Sigma Institute (SSI)’s Registered Six Sigma Yellow Belt registration and recognition.


Career Prospects

The multidisciplinary nature of the programme, which requires knowledge and skills in transport logistics, supply chain management, business and organizational management, maximises the range of employment opportunities for GSCM graduates.


Graduates may find employment opportunities in organizations that are involved in procurement, merchandising, shipping, transport, retailing, warehousing, trading and logistics services.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.


Office Tel. No.  Office Fax No. Email Address Website
2766 4607 2330 2704

Student Message

My time in the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) programme prompted a personal transformation in that it helped me to better understand and outperform myself. The programme allowed me to learn and discover new things every day, offering not only professional knowledge but also personal development. We received full support from our experienced professors and benefitted from the stimulation of exciting opportunities. During my studies, I went to London as part of an overseas exchange, and to Singapore for a study tour. I also profited from rewarding internships and scholarships and established a quality network through participating in various activities. All of these experiences equipped me for career success and qualified me as a future leader in the business world. Thanks GSCM, for helping me achieve a level of expertise that I would have only dreamed of!

Ho Sin Man, Silvia

For a high school graduate, university is a manual for how to find your passion, work with people from different backgrounds, contribute to society and most importantly, learn. I was dazzled by the extensive variety of activities offered by the GSCM and other university units. On the top of the list are internships, study tours, overseas exchange and the leadership camp. Yet it was not just these, but also the responsiveness of faculty members that kept me engaged. Halfway through the programme, I decided to pursue a career in academia. I received full support from faculty members in both the GSCM and my minor programme. They gave me confidence and helped me to be an outstanding student. I am very glad that I chose PolyU and the GSCM.

Shang Guangzhi

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November and March
Mode:Individual Interview

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills.


About 15 minutes


Selected applicants will be invited to telephone or Skype interview.