Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2020 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 emphasises 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. Mentors provide advice and support that 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 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 1 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, and Management and Organization, along with General Education and subjects fulfilling Language and Communication Requirements.


From Year 2 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. They can also integrate their management knowledge through a sizeable Management Capstone Project.


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

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition*

  1. Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM):
  • Graduates of the BBA(Hons) in Management are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) provided that they have passed not only the core subjects but at least 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 Operation Management subject.


  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 of human resource management prepares 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

The BBA(Hons) in Management emphasises the development of both professional knowledge and practical skills, enabling us to widen our global outlook and gain extensive exposure to various business perspectives over four years. Students can participate in sharing sessions and competitions run by well-known organizations and guest speakers, such as the global leadership programme co-hosted with Dale Carnegie Training. I couldn’t be more grateful for the training session offered by Dale Carnegie, which taught me to turn ideas into solutions through teamwork and improve my pitching skills. Besides, the diverse culture and competitive study environment of Hong Kong allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, and most importantly to learn and grow with my peers. PolyU also provides many internship, exchange study and social service experiences, giving us hands-on experience in our fields of choice. Supported by the faculty and PolyU, I was able to pursue exchange studies in Sweden. This not only broadened my knowledge but also introduced me to different ways of thinking. The whole experience prepared me well for my future career, as Hong Kong taught me always to be optimistic and proactive. Thank you for my rewarding university life!

Chong Ai Ning, Irene

Of all of my experiences, in Malaysia, Hong Kong and all over the world, my time at PolyU has been one of the most valuable. PolyU nurtures talent and promotes balanced development in all areas. You will never run out of activities, programmes or workshops to upgrade your skills and help you remain abreast of developments in the market.

My Major is the BBA(Hons) in Management. The programme has equipped me with industry-relevant knowledge that has landed me two internships in multinational companies over the last four years. The curriculum is also designed to maximise students’ exposure to society. I have had the opportunity to join an international student exchange programme in Germany, volunteer in rural China and connect with industry experts through the Professional Mentorship Program (PMP). As a seasonal athlete, I was also part of the PolyU sports team, which gave me fascinating insights into the competitive sports environment in Hong Kong.

I was able to meet people from all around the world and experience Hong Kong the “local” way, with help from local Hong Kong students. This was an exciting cultural-exchange experience. Without the support, encouragement and help I received from my peers and the university staff, none of my achievements would have been possible. I am grateful to PolyU, and I am ready for the next milestone ahead.

PolyU, my thanks are just for you.

LIM Yin Yin, Rabbit

My experience at PolyU was truly fruitful, with great classmates from different cultural backgrounds. With warm encouragement and support from our professors, I became more confident in challenging myself, gaining not only practical knowledge but also a mindset conducive to learning. The BBA(Hons) in Management programme was challenging but rewarding, allowing me to strive for continuous personal development as well as academic excellence. I had the invaluable opportunity to join an internship programme in Moscow and study in Denmark, thanks to the support of our school and department. This broadened my horizons and equipped me with multiple perspectives. My achievements exceeded my expectations. I always felt that our professors were willing to help and support us. I sincerely thank the knowledgeable professors and lecturers for guiding us to achieve academic excellence and prepare for our future careers.

SONG Inhee

As an international student from the Netherlands, I truly feel that PolyU was the perfect fit for me. I spent four 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 was kind and helpful, and their support 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 recognises the importance of learning from people with different backgrounds and provides 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 build my professional experience along with learning the culture and language. I am profoundly grateful for all of the friends I made from around the world thanks to PolyU.


The BBA(Hons) in Management programme gave me all of 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 academic life at PolyU and I indeed gained a lot during these four years.

Manon Bertens

The programme emphasises both in-class learning and extracurricular activities. Most importantly, we were encouraged to participate in different competitions, exchange programmes and internships to broaden our global vision and gain exposure to various perspectives. For instance, we participated 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 experience the real corporate world while contributing tangibly to the industry and community. By doing so, I gained a better understanding of the Hong Kong working environment and culture.


As an international student from Malaysia, coping with student life in Hong Kong was not easy at first. However, I met many helpful and supportive people at PolyU. I 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 lots of useful advice. I also participated in the Professional Mentorship Programme (PMP) for the last two years. The PMP gives us opportunities 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, and 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 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, ongoing guidance and caring support provided by the school have really helped me to deal with my anxiety about new challenges and the unknown. The course design covers a wide spectrum of subjects, and the challenging coursework has developed my learning capacity. Most importantly, I have had many opportunities to share ideas, insights and knowledge with brilliant people from different countries and cultural backgrounds. The department provides useful resources and opportunities, including business competitions, communities, international congresses, exchange programmes and work opportunities, which have enriched my extracurricular life and enabled me to develop the practical skills essential in the real business world and helped me build my own social networks. My four years' study at PolyU have been both challenging and fruitful, and I sincerely appreciate all of the amazing professors and students at PolyU for giving me this memorable university experience.

Chen Shih-ya

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: Between November 2019 and May 2020
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.