Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3583

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
50 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr CHAN Chi-hong Simon
BA (Hons), M.Phil, 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 the summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

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 the 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 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, Chinese 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.

The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers to fulfil 100 hours (3 training credits) of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement. 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's 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, and Management & Organization, along with General Education and Language and Communication Requirements subjects. 

From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education in subjects such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Management, and study management in greater depth through subjects such as Organisational 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 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.

Information on the subjects offered can be found here.

Recognition & Prospects

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 HKIHRM provided that they have passed, in addition to the core subjects, any THREE or more 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.


2. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA):

  • Exemption from four papers (BA1, BA2, BA3 and E1)
  • Assessment of Forecasting must be included in the subject Operation Management.


3. 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 roles as administrative assistants and management trainees, leading to careers in general management. In addition, specialist study in 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

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.



For further programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message

Student Message

My four years at PolyU offered a memorable and rewarding experience of learning, adapting and developing. Before gaining admission to the PolyU BBA programme, I grew without any key interests or specific career goals. However, the curriculum of the Business Management programme allowed me to gain an in-depth knowledge of business organisations and the global marketplace. PolyU also encourages practical learning experiences in workplaces by giving students opportunities to acquire internships and hands-on experience and to apply theories learned and case studies in real-life business settings in preparation for our future career development. PolyU provides an extensive and all-round curriculum that allows students to utilise their academic knowledge for both their personal and their career development.


I admire PolyU for embracing cultural diversity and for its dedication to providing students with a global outlook and international exposure. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Work-Integrated-Education (WIE) programme, taking up an internship in a diamond-focused jewellery company in New York City. This work experience allowed me to realise my passion, and it also acted as a turning point in my career development, leading me to pursue different career pathways suited to my passion and interests.


All of these years of study at PolyU helped me to shape directions and set goals for my future career. PolyU emphasises not only the academic aspect but also the importance of equipping students with a comprehensive skill set and experiences. 


Life is full of uncertainty and things often do not turn out as we planned or expected. However, when life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade. Graduating from the PolyU BBA programme not only represented the completion of my learning process. Seizing every opportunity to learn and become a well-rounded individual with the right attitude is undoubtedly the key to achieving success. I learned this during the past four years.

Yue Hei To, Odelia

Having the chance to study at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was invaluable. This programme gave me opportunities to connect with different people from all around the world and broaden my international insight. Studying in Finland was a memorable experience, helping me to get along with foreign students. Please do not be discouraged by the expense associated with such experiences, because the University supports and encourages us to explore the world through various scholarships.


Loads of extra-curricular activities are available to foster our social well-being. I participated as a society committee member. This not only develops students' communication skills and critical thinking, but also prepares them for future careers in management. I urge each of you to seize the chance to join those activities; you will at least make new friends. I truly appreciate the vision of our university in providing a variety of activities to support students’ personal growth.


Last but not least, I am thankful to all our beloved teaching fellows, as they are always there when we need support for our work. There are also many supporting facilities, such as classrooms and discussion areas, as well as technical assistance. After I graduate this year, I will miss my enriching university life at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Chong Wai Ki, Vicky

Time has seriously passed so quickly; I can’t believe that my life as a university student is about to be over. Looking back, studying at PolyU has been the best time of my life, during which I have met many friends and gained new perspectives.


This world is so much more than what you see in the classroom. PolyU emphasises and invests in all-round development. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in business competitions and Work-Integrated Education. Amongst all of the events I had contributed in my internships, I am so pleased to be one of the speakers in the GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, one of the world’s largest exhibitions in the mobile and communications industry. I once had limited understanding of such advanced network technologies but I gained in-depth industry knowledge first hand from China Unicom and other professionals. Thus, my internships and volunteer experiences had greatly broadened my horizons and developed my leadership skills.


To conclude, my life at PolyU is fruitful and beneficial to me. I truly believe that the BBA in Management programme improves academic knowledge, nurtures personal skills as well as enhances future career development. Although there are many uncertainties that may impede the success of my career, I will never give up no matter what frustration may happen in the future.

Chan Pui Sze, Patricia

I proudly present myself as a Management student from PolyU.


The courses in this Bachelor's programme have given me great flexibility to own my learning. With the guidance and experience sharing of various teachers and practitioners via the Department, Faculty and University, I decided on my own stream in management, choosing corresponding courses. I am grateful to be taught by world-class instructors. I have learned about important topics in the field of organisational management. The Department and Faculty actively involved students in connecting and exchanging their ideas with practitioners. This grants me invaluable learning opportunities to understand the context of the workplace. Through my academic and workplace learning, I have become well equipped to compare, analyse and obtain insights. It has been rewarding to conduct research in the business field.


My experience in MM has been great so far, as it provides numerous opportunities to reach out to the world. Demonstrating substantial self-discipline, I was able to travel to Hangzhou China, Singapore and Greece for internships. Proactively spurring my whole-person development, I was able to join programmes that helped me to develop a global vision through exposure to different cultures and communities. This added a lot of value to my learning at MM. It taught me to own my learning, my career and my life.

NG,Ka Yan, Yannie

I would say that my university life prepared me very well for a promising career path with good personal growth. The BBA in Management programme at PolyU gave me not only all-round business knowledge but also a variety of opportunities to explore the real world, such as overseas exchange studies, FB CARES programmes and business competitions.

In terms of academic development, I really appreciate PolyU’s commitment to providing students with opportunities for practical application instead of merely learning from classroom teaching. The structure of the programme is designed to help students to grasp theoretical knowledge in various fields of business management at the first stage and thereafter engage in more practical activities in which they initiate projects to apply and integrate what they have learned to solve real world business-related problems or develop business innovations. Students are also encouraged to apply everything they have learned to serve the community through a specific service-learning course.

Apart from my academic studies, I gained whole-person development through participation in various extra-curricular activities. Whether as a peer mentor, student helper, event organizer or group leader, I learned to be a real leader capable of coordinating with people from diverse backgrounds. These activities unleashed my leadership potential while developing my interpersonal skills, which is the key to success in my future career development.

One of my most remarkable experiences was a one-semester exchange study to Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management during my penultimate year of study. This exchange experience enabled me to step out my comfort zone to explore the outside world independently while expanding my personal network with outstanding students all over the world. Even more importantly, I experienced the unique academic atmosphere of one of the top universities worldwide. These experiences not only broadened my global horizons, but also helped me to better understand myself.  

In sum, through studying the BBA in Management programme, I was well equipped with a solid foundation of business knowledge, a global horizon, self-motivation, a positive attitude towards challenges and the desire to contribute to the community through my business acumen.

Lo Ka Yue, Joshua







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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between March and May 2021
Mode:Individual interview (online)

To evaluate the academic potential, motivation and suitability of applicants for the programme.


10 minutes


Selected applicants will be invited for interview.