Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3583

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 CHAN Chi-hong Simon
BA, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr KO Chi-chung, Stephen
BSocSc(Hons), LLM,

  • 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 in semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Management skills are required by all business professionals. As an area of study, management is concerned with how to get the best out of people and other resources.


This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education and training in general management, along with an opportunity to specialise in human resource management. Students are equipped with a wide range of management skills to give them the potential to develop as business leaders in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region.


Programme Characteristics

Management is a lively and interesting subject to study.  Our programme emphasizes the development of both academic and professional knowledge and practical skills in general management and human resource management, including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology.


The programme offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of general, strategy and human resource management, such as Business Negotiation, Environmental Management for Business, Gender & Organizations, Management Practice Through Real World Projects, Managing Diversity in Organizations, China Business Management, Employee Relations, Employment Law, HRM in China, International HRM, Reward & Performance Management, Staffing & Selection and Training & Development.  Students can choose subjects within the HRM concentration to obtain recognition by professional bodies.


There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, role playing 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 overseas and Chinese mainland exchanges. Each student is assigned a professional mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world and who can provide advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.


Subject to availability, BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland and have the credits count towards their PolyU degree.


Work-Integrated Education (WIE) 
To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE.  The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or part-time. Summer placements can be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.


This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of general and strategic management, human resource management and management information systems.


Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership and Intra-Personal Development, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, Management and Organization, along with General Education and Language and Communication Requirement subjects.


From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education, by taking such subjects as Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Management, and study management in greater depth, through subjects such as Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Managerial Leadership. They have the opportunity to choose Electives from a wide range of subjects in general and strategic management, human resource management and management information systems.  Students also have the chance to integrate their management knowledge through a sizable Management Capstone Project.


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

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition*

  1. Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM):
  • Graduates of BBA (Hons) in Management are eligible to apply for Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)’s Associate Membership provided that they have passed, in addition to the core subjects, at least any THREE of the specialist subjects under the HRM Concentration, including Employee Relations, Employment Law, Human Resource Management in China, International HRM, Reward & Performance Management, Staffing and Selection, and Training and Development.


  1. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA):
  • Exemption from four papers (BA1, BA2, BA3 and E1);
  • Assessment of Forecasting should be included in the subject of Operation Management.


  1. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA):
  • Upon completion of the BBA(Hons) in Management programme, graduates are eligible to apply for exemption from some ACCA papers.


* Recognition is subject to accreditation assessment.


Career Prospects

Graduates qualify for a wide variety of general management and administrative positions, including as administrative assistants and management trainees, leading to careers in general management. In addition, specialist study in human resource management will prepare them for positions such as Human Resource/Personnel Officer, Training Officer, Recruitment Officer, Compensation Specialist and Human Resource Consultant.

Entrance Requirements

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


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 7370/2766 7368; email:

Student Message

As an international student from the Netherlands, I truly feel that PolyU was the perfect fit for me. I spent 4 of the best years of my life here and I owe a significant part of this to the Management and Marketing department. From the administrative staff to the professors and my fellow students, everyone has been kind and helpful and they have allowed me to grow not just academically, but also as a person.


PolyU has many students and staff from different cultural backgrounds with whom you interact, allowing you to continuously learn from each other. This helped me to prepare for the culturally diverse professional working environment in Hong Kong. The university recognizes the importance of learning from people with different backgrounds and they provide you with lots of opportunities and support to go abroad if you wish. I made use of this and completed my Work-Integrated Education internship in Shanghai, where I was able to combine building professional experience with learning the culture and language. I am forever grateful for all the friends from around the world that I made thanks to PolyU.


The BBA(Hons) in Management programme has given me all the confidence, academic knowledge and interpersonal skills that I will need in my career and I would recommend it to anyone interested, wherever you are in the world.


I really enjoyed my study life at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and I indeed gained a lot throughout these four years.

Manon Bertens

The programme places emphasis on both in-class learning and extra-curricular activities. More importantly, we were encouraged to participate in different competitions, exchange programmes and internships to broaden our global vision and to gain exposure to various perspectives. For instance, we were required to participate in the Work-Integrated Education (WIE) programme as one of our graduation requirements. I truly appreciate the arrangement of the WIE programme as it allowed us to be involved in the real corporate world while at the same time contributing tangibly to the industry and community. By doing so, I gained a better understanding of the Hong Kong working environment and culture.


In addition, as an international student from Malaysia, coping with student life in Hong Kong was not easy at the very beginning. However, I was so grateful that I met many helpful and supportive people at PolyU. I have received so much support from my programme leaders, teachers, classmates, the department and the university.  They encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and provided me with a lot of useful advice. I also participated in the Professional Mentorship Programme (PMP) for the last two years. The PMP aims at offering opportunities for us to build connections with experienced practitioners and develop a better personal profile in our future careers. My mentors offered me numerous professional recommendations, which were very helpful in my job hunting and interviews.


In summary, studying abroad at PolyU, Hong Kong, particularly choosing the BBA(Hons) in Management as my major, was one of the greatest decisions I have ever made.  Thank you so much for all this positive learning experience. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities ahead!

Chan Shook Kwan

Since my freshman year, studying Management at PolyU has given me a strong sense of belonging.  The orientation camp, the continual guidance and the caring support provided by the school really have helped me deal with my anxiety about new challenges and the unknown.  The course design covered a wide spectrum of subjects, which has developed my learning capacity through the challenging coursework. More importantly, I was given  many opportunities to share ideas, insight and knowledge with brilliant people from different countries and cultural backgrounds.  The department provides useful resources, including business competitions, communities, international congresses, exchange programmes and work opportunities, which have enriched my extracurricular time, enabled me to develop the practical skills essential in the real business world and helped me build my own social networks. The four years study in PolyU have been both challenging and fruitful, and I sincerely appreciate all the amazing professors and colleagues in PolyU for giving me this memorable university experience.

Chen Shih-ya

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2018 and May 2019
Mode:Telephone Interview

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


About 30 minutes


Suitable candidates will be invited for a 30-minute written test after the interview.