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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Scheme in Aviation, Maritime and Supply Chain Management
航空、航運及供應鏈管理(榮譽)工商管理學士組合課程

Sept 2022 Entry


Programme code: JS3070

Faculty of Business
Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake 60
Fund Type Government-Funded

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Dr Achim Czerny

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Dr Sarah Wan
BBA, MPhil, PhD

 

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Ir Dr T.L. Yip
BEng, PhD, MBA, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, FHKLA, FCILT, MHKIE, MICS, MIPA, CMA

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Dr Kelvin Pang
BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD

Remarks

  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All students must complete a short work placement, either in the summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance
    • BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
    • BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria, i.e. student's own choice, GPA and interview performance in selection of awards at the end of their Year One study. 

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Characteristics

LMS aims to provide innovation-driven education and scholarship in the logistics and maritime fields, comprising high-quality research, professional training, and consulting activities relating to shipping, transport, and supply chain and operations management.

 

Our programmes provide students with a well-rounded business education centred on supply chain management and analytics, aviation management and finance, and international shipping and transport logistics. The curriculums are designed to meet the current and future needs of the relevant industries. The programmes emphasise active student participation and industry collaboration.

 

After students complete a common Year 1 curriculum, they are invited to choose one of the following awards, indicating the area of study in which they will specialise until graduation:

  1. Aviation Management and Finance (BBA-AMF)
  2. International Shipping and Transport Logistics (BBA-ISTL)
  3. Supply Chain Management and Analytics (BBA-SCMA)

 

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, and mentorship.

 

If students wish, and subject to availability, they can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in mainland China, with the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

 

BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

This programme equips students with a well-rounded business education with specialisation in aviation management and finance, an in-depth understanding of how airports, airlines, aircraft leasing companies, government agencies, regulators, and other groups of professionals, such as financial services firms and consultants, contribute to the functioning of aviation markets; and the necessary background required to become an integral part of the aviation industry.

 

BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with the opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad framework of international transport and trade.

 

The programme fosters strong management skills in areas including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology. Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to understand and manage maritime organisations and personnel.

 

BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Supply chain management 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, 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 effective decisions.

 

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education that specialises in supply chain management and analytics. The curriculum aims to develop students’ skills and knowledge in business and supply chain analytics, information technology and innovation, operations and cross-functional management, international business, and transport logistics to meet the current and future needs of logistics and supply chain related industries.

 

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 alongside their studies. Summer placements may be available in Hong Kong, in mainland China, or overseas. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.

 

Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission

Students follow a common curriculum in first year under the Scheme. The common curriculum offers students approximately one year to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations, which facilitates their Major programme selection.

 

The decision to admit students to a Major programme will be made by the Department based on the students’ choice and their overall GPA of Year One study. Students will be asked to rank their choices of Major programme (from the most preferred one to the least) during semester 2 of their Year One study for the Department’s consideration and approval.

 

The number of students admitted to BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics and BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics will be capped at 40% of the total number of students in that year.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Graduates of the BBA(Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

* Recognition is subject to assessment.

 

BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

1. Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

2. Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • Marine Department, Government of the HKSAR – remission of sea services to attempt the Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) examination.

3. Graduates also qualify to register as Associate Members of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

 

BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

1. Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

2. Graduates with passes in required subjects may satisfy the partial educational requirements for membership of the International Institute of Management (IIM).

3. Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

4. Graduates also qualify to register as Associate Members of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

* Recognitions are subject to assessment.

 

Career Prospects

The multidisciplinary nature of the programme, which fosters knowledge and skills in aviation management, shipping and transport logistics, and supply chain management, maximises the employment opportunities available to graduates. Graduates may pursue careers with service providers in the logistics, aviation, and maritime industries.

Curriculum

All programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme have the following structure:

  • General University Requirements (GUR)
  • Compulsory Core subjects for all programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme
  • Discipline-specific subjects
  • Free Electives

 

After students complete a common Year 1 curriculum, they select one of the three LMS BBA programmes as a Major.

 

Year 1 covers the University’s Compulsory Core subjects and fundamental business subjects, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects. Through this wide exposure to business and logistics disciplines, students can make an informed choice of a suitable award with specialisation for graduation.

 

From Year 2 onwards, students follow the curriculums of their selected Major programmes. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through a one-year Capstone Project in their final year of study.

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students admitted to the three programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme in Aviation, Maritime and Supply Chain Management.

 

Features

The curriculum structure of our programmes with a Secondary Major in AIDA is as follows:

  Aviation Management and Finance International Shipping and Transport Logistics Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) # 87 credits 87 credits 87 credits
Secondary Major Requirements (SMR) 36 credits  36 credits  36 credits 
General University Requirements (GUR)* 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits
Minimum credit requirements for graduation At least 132 credits At least 132 credits At least 132 credits


#Up to 12 credits of DSR subjects can be counted towards the Secondary Major.

*9 credits of GUR subjects can be fulfilled by completing the relevant DSR subjects.

Students are also required to complete 3 training credits in Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in order to graduate.

 

Remarks

The quota for the Secondary Major in AIDA will be determined by the University/Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies on a yearly basis. The Department may impose selection criteria for admission such as student’s GPA during the first year of study.

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 Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2021/22: 19.7 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

Enquiries

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