Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3583

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Chan Chi-hong Simon
BA, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Ko Chi-chung, Stephen
BSocSc(Hons), LLM, MBA, 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 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 developing 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 & Organisations, Management Practice Through Real World Projects, Managing Diversity in Organisations, 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 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 overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges. Each student is assigned a professional mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world and who provides 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 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 can be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

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 administrative assistant and management trainee, 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.



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 system.


Year One covers the university core curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership & Intra-Personal Development, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, Management & Organization, along with General Education and Language and Communication Requirements subjects.


From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education, by taking such subjects as Corporate Social Responsibility, 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.

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: 22.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2017-18: 21.9 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

2018-19: 21.5 (Any Best 5 Subjects)


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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 7370/2766 7368; email:

Student Message

My four years at PolyU have been a remarkable time and a marvelous experience for me.


PolyU is more than just an institute where you learn and practice, but an incubator of personal growth, a platform that facilitates personal connections and a channel to the wider world.


During my studies at PolyU, I was invited to participate in International Forums such as the USLS in Vietnam and the Boao Forum for Asia in China. We are encouraged to step up and improve ourselves by participating in exchanges, study tours and other activities outside Hong Kong. I visited developing countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar and became aware of the needs of others. I also traveled through more developed places like Singapore and Taiwan to see the unique cultures and value they offer. The University offers so many eye-opening opportunities that challenge you to see the world from another perspective.


The high quality content and the up-to-date subject matter of the courses further connect me with modern organisation practices. My WIE experiences in Shanghai started me on my prospective career path in the field of management.


My time here has been fruitful and worthwhile, and I am now well prepared for the future.

Wu Wai Lok





My four-year life at Hong Kong Polytechnic University has flown by, and I found it to be enriching and colourful. Inspired by the motto “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, we have not only gained the knowledge and theories, but also the determination “to enrich ourselves and to broaden our horizons”. PolyU encourages students to participate in a variety of academic, career and community areas, and offers extensive opportunities and resources such as scholarships and sponsorships for the “Overseas Exchange Programme”, “Work-Integrated-Education” and “Service-Learning”.


I participated in both local and overseas internships. These fruitful experiences enabled me to gain work experience, broadened my international exposure, and helped me figure out my future career path. It was also my honour to be an executive committee member of the Faculty of Business Students’ Association. This invaluable opportunity helped to enhance my networking skills and leadership potential. My university life as a Management student will I am sure remain one of my most precious memories, and will be invaluable in my future development.

Yeung Mei Shan







The BBA in Management programme offered me an excellent foundation and abundant opportunities to learn and develop. The faculty and the University as a whole devote extensive resources to the academic and non-academic improvement of the students.


When looking back over the past four years of studies and life at PolyU, I can see how exploring the academic areas that I was interested in led to satisfactory results, and I now have clearer expectations about my future career from studying different subjects. My involvement in student and departmental associations has also given me fruitful experiences of university life.


In addition to the diverse subjects, PolyU has also provided me with various options and support, which have contributed to my personal and career development. I received two overseas internship opportunities in Australia and Ireland through the Career and Placement Service office. I was able to apply the knowledge and theories that I acquired from my University studies in the internship. In addition, I gained invaluable insights into the global workplace and also daily life in foreign countries.


If you desire to become a well-rounded person with sound business knowledge, PolyU and the BBA in Management programme are suitable choices for you.

Wong Wing Lam

Tropical rainforests have high levels of biodiversity, as a wide variety of species can grow in such an ecosystem. We are like the animals and plants in the tropical rainforest of PolyU.


For plants and trees to grow healthily, the soil must be very fertile to provide enough nutrients and support. Indeed, PolyU and the Faculty of Business provide us with the most desirable foundation for growth. Access and opportunities to many business competitions are provided, and support and practical coaching are always available. Entering these competitions not only gives me more exposure to the world of business, but also helps me develop a global outlook.


The Faculty of Business also nurtures and promotes diversity by allowing us to develop autonomously. The BBA programme offers great flexibility in study paths. In each semester, I allowed myself a couple of days off, and took advantage of the free time to join more business competitions and extra-curricular activities at school. Outside the university, I joined hiking clubs and volunteer groups in my free time; being a hike leader gave me the opportunity to practice and apply the leadership and communication skills I learn from school.


Without the nourishing foundation and autonomy, I would have had a rather simple and boring university life. All my classmates have developed their own strengths and directions throughout these four years, yet we all share one thing in common – we are well equipped and more than ready to enter the commercial world!

Chu Ho Yin Kevin

Additional Documents Required

No information is available at present.

Interview Arrangement

Date: Before the announcement of HKDSE results
Mode:Group interview

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


20-30 minutes


Suitable candidates may be invited for an interview. No make-up interviews or earlier interviews will be arranged for applicants who failed to attend the scheduled interviews.