Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Global Supply Chain Management
全球供應鏈管理(榮譽)工商管理學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3533

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
29
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Johnny Wan 
BA, MPhil, PhD

Remarks
  • 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 organisations 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 100 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.

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 in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

 

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).

 

Career Prospects

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

 

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

Curriculum

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 Business Analytics, 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.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.


There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2016-17: 21.8 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 21.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 21.0 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

 


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Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 4607; email: lms.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message


香港是國際貿易中心,擁有一流的運輸設施和優越的地理位置,是連繫內地與世界市場的物流業樞紐。修讀全球供應鏈管理課程是我裝備自己的重要一步:我在課堂裡不僅學到與時俱進的商業和物流的專業知識;而學校也不斷給予我們不同的機會,把個人研習的理論在生活上充分應用和實踐。透過參與交流團、商業比賽和機構實習,讓我們有機會與業內人士作廣泛交流,從而為自己未來在物流行業發展累積更多寶貴的經驗。


劉雪瑩



全球供應鏈管理是一門專門的學科,這個學位課程除了教授物流知識外,更涵蓋其他工商管理的範疇,如對市埸學、管理學、會計學等相關課程的研習,更增進了我的商業知識。這個課程有助我將研習所得的各種商業知識融會貫通, 還擴闊了我對商界的認知。此外,我在課程的首年更可接觸到一些非商業的科目,如心理學、社會學等,這些學科同樣能拓展我的視野,對我來年的學習起到積極的作用。在來年我將踏入修讀課程的第二年,將會接觸到更多與物流有關的科目,相信屆時定能進一步加深我對物流行業的了解。


蔡文耀



Additional Documents Required


No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement


Date: June / July
Mode:Group interview
Aims:

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

Medium:English
Duration:

About 20-30 minutes

Remark:

Suitable Band A candidates may be invited for an interview.