Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3844
120 (plus 3 training credits)
Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Supply chain management focuses on how firms optimize resources in a logistics network that delivers values to end customers. As Hong Kong is a logistics and trading centre of global importance, supply chain management is of particular relevance to many businesses and industries. With the advancement of technological innovation and business analytics, the integration of management knowledge and analytical skills becomes essential for supply chain managers to make decisions.
This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education which specializes in supply chain management and analytics. The curriculum aims at developing students’ skills and knowledge in business and supply chain analytics, information technology and innovation, operations and cross-functional management, international business, and transport logistics so as to meet the current and future needs of logistics and supply chain related industries. The programme emphasizes active student participation and industry collaboration.
The programme curriculum is designed to satisfy the demand of logistics and supply chain related industries by producing graduates with knowledge and analytical skills for managing the global flows of goods in the supply chain. In particular, this programme develops students’ awareness of the technologies and innovations in supply chain management and facilitates them to apply their knowledge and skills in coping with various supply chain challenges.
It combines Core Subjects in supply chain management and analytics (e.g., supply chain analytics, logistics technologies and distribution management, digital procurement management, etc…) and a wide range of Elective Subjects in three areas, namely technologies and analytics, supply chain management and international shipping and aviation logistics.
There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, projects, presentations 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 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 (an experienced executive or manager in the business world) who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and to 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.
This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of SCMA.
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, and Business Finance, and study more specialized SCMA subjects including Digital Procurement Management, Logistics Technologies and Distribution Management, Management Science, Managing Innovation and Technology, Supply Chain Analytics, and Strategies and Technologies in Warehousing 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 SCMA, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business discipline.
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).
*Recognition is subject to assessment.
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 graduate of BBA-SCMA (formerly known as BBA-GSCM). Graduates may find employment opportunities in organisations that are involved in procurement, merchandising, shipping, transport, retailing, warehousing, trading and logistics services.
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