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Master of Science in Business Management
商業管理理學碩士學位


Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 02017

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement


Stream Code

MFM

Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation

42

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3

Tuition Fee

HK$226,800 per programme (HK$6,300 per credit for 36 credits) for local students (excl. summer school)
HK$295,200 per programme (HK$8,200 per credit for 36 credits) for non-local students (excl. summer school)

In addition, students have to pay the fees for a summer school course organised by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school outside Greater China. The fees, including the cost of accommodation, totaled approximately EUR1,200 for Ljubljana Summer School (https://summerprogrammes.ef.uni-lj.si/programmes/ljubljana_summer_school/online_programme_information/) / GBP3,100 for Leeds International Summer School (http://www.leeds.ac.uk/info/125000/leeds_international_summer_school) in 2019. Students make the payment of course fee directly to the offering institution and also bear the costs of travel, visa, insurance, etc. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. 

Scholarship

A maximum of HK$3 million of Merit-based Scholarships is available.

  • International students merit-based tuition fee waiver
  • Local students merit-based tuition fee waiver
  • Mainland students merit-based tuition fee waiver

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director
Dr Andy Chui
BSSc, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Director
Dr Peter Lee
BEng, MBA, PhD

Remarks
  • This programme is offered within the Master of Business and Management Scheme.
  • Duration of Study: Students who wish to extend their studies beyond the normal duration can submit such a request to the Research and Postgraduate Studies Section of the Faculty of Business for consideration, as appropriate.

 

Note to Applicants

  • We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.
  • For the latest interview schedule, please refer to the MSc BM website.
  • An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and will reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and enclose all necessary documents.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help students seek practical solutions in a global and dynamic business environment.

 

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of the Programme, students will be able to develop their knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes which are underpinned by the specific learning objectives below:

  1. Application of Concepts 
    Learning Objective: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
  2. Critical, Creative and Design Thinking 
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and creatively within the domain of general management’s responsibilities, and to apply methods associated with Design Thinking.
  3. Effective Communication
    Learning Objective: Present reasoned arguments effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  4. Self Knowledge and Reflection
    Learning Objective: Illustrate the ability and self-knowledge required to prepare themselves for new settings and reflect effectively on their performance in those settings.
  5. Global Outlook 
    Learning Objective: Demonstrate a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, as evidenced by an understanding of globalisation, the dimensions along which cultures vary and the implications of both for business.
  6. Ethical Thinking 
    Learning Objective: Identify and resolve ethical issues as they arise in the context of general management and corporate social responsibility.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

The development of managerial knowledge and skills is a significant community need in any society that seeks to build on the opportunities inherent in a changing world. This programme is designed to provide students with a set of soft skills and the integrative skills required to function in a global environment.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Programme Structure
The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from cohort-based study and to graduate in one year. 
 

The programme requires a total of 42 credits.

 

Compulsory Subjects (11 subjects for a total of 36 credits)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Contemporary Issues in Operations Management
  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability#
  • Financial Management
  • Global Economic Environment for Management#
  • International Experience***
  • Managerial Thinking and Skills Workshop
  • Marketing Management
  • Organization and Management
  • Strategic Management

 

*** To earn the 6 credits for the International Experience, students are required to successfully complete a summer school course provided by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school outside Greater China. Payment of course fee should be made directly to the offering institution. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. The transferability of credits earned from the summer school course with regards to the 6 PolyU credits will be determined based on the academic equivalence of the summer school course. 

*** Partner university and final arrangements for summer school course are subject to continuous review and change.

# i. These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF).
 ii. The MSc in Business Management programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6)
.

 

Elective Subjects  (2 subjects from the following list for a total of 6 credits)

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Business Analytics
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Total Quality Management

 

Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MSc BM website.

 

(i)   Students may also select up to one Elective from the “Common Pool ElectivesOR the “MBA Speciality Electives" (excluding the subject "Independent Projects"). For the subject lists, please refer to https://fb.polyu.edu.hk/study/taught-postgraduate-programmes/common-pool-electives/ (Common Pool Electives) and https://fb.polyu.edu.hk/mba/programme/programme-structure/ (MBA Speciality Electives).

(ii)  Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on.

(iii) Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any discipline.

​If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for Taught Postgraduate Programmes for details.

Other Information

Other Information

  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admissions interviews.
  • Classes of Compulsory Subjects and MSc BM Elective Subjects are normally arranged during daytime. Common Pool Electives and MBA Speciality Electives are offered on weekday evenings or at weekends. 

Enquiries

Enquiries

For general enquiries, please contact:
Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 3400 3375
Email: fbmscbm@polyu.edu.hk

 

For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Andy Chui, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7105
Email: andy.chui@polyu.edu.hk

 

Dr Peter Lee, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7415
Email: peter.kc.lee@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message

Student Message


I was incredibly lucky to study at the summer school of the University of Ljubljana. I did Investment Management and Portfolio Management, and Managing Family Business to expand my knowledge of portfolio diversification and the trend of family business.

 

There were insightful lectures, field trip and activities held by the school in the evening over the three weeks of the course. My classmates and I also travelled around Europe, in Hungary, Croatia and Germany. That was a precious experience and great chance for me to get to know people from all over the world and different backgrounds.


TONG Tsz Yen



Leeds is the third largest city in the UK with a perfect combination of modernity and history. Leeds International Summer School (LISS) offers the best opportunity to study and live together with students from all over the world, and to learn about other cultures and values. We had fun and took up challenges during a module that combined tuition with field trips and enabled us to understand more about British culture. We made new friends and share fond memories.


WU Arno



Moving to Hong Kong and studying at the Polytechnic University was a life-changing experience that I will never forget. Even though this study year was disrupted by unfortunate and unforeseeable events, PolyU gave its students great guidance and support and I had an exciting year of learning, exploring, and getting to know different cultures from around the world. The Faculty of Business at PolyU is highly esteemed, and the inter-disciplinary programme in Business Management offers a wide range of subjects which allow students to gain practical business knowledge, perfectly preparing us for the always evolving business world.


GROSSER Patricia



Pursuing my master’s degree at PolyU MSc BM was one of the most significant decisions I have ever made. This programme acquainted me with various business functions like marketing, logistics, strategic and cultural management in addition to my background in accounting and finance, and I believe these would open up more opportunities for my career development. Besides, I had the privilege to expand my network and meet people from different countries through this programme.


TJITRA Steven



I would like to use the word ‘fulfilling’ to describe this one-year study experience, which rapidly moulded me into an outstanding candidate for the job market. The first semester helped me lay a solid foundation with theoretical studies while the second semester was more job-oriented, cultivating my professional skills. Group projects enabled me to realize the significance of teamwork and my role in a team. We experienced some tough times but our learning outcomes were not greatly affected, thanks to the supportive teachers and administrative people.


XU Shawn



Coming to Asia and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I had a life-changing experience that changed my way of thinking, challenged myself and made me see the vibrancy of life.

 

PolyU is one of the top-ranked universities for the subject of management. The MSc in Business Management programme fascinated me, and the training, facilities and resources met my expectations. I made friends with classmates from all over the globe and learned from teachers who prepared me for the future.

 

Studying in Hong Kong and at PolyU was an excellent experience, so I strongly recommend it to anyone who would like to broaden their horizons and improve themselves.


SANCHEZ URBINA, Diana Carolina



It was my greatest honour to study Business Management at PolyU. This programme not only enhanced my critical thinking and creative insights, but also helped me develop a global perspective as well as conversation skills. It enriched my life and enabled me to harvest knowledge, joy and friendship.


CHEN Yanzheng



Pursuing the MSc BM degree at PolyU was a great decision – a decision I'd never regret! The programme complemented my technical know-how with business know-how. It was perfect for a fresh graduate and a non-business graduate to learn the core essence of business management.


GUNAWAN Daniel



BM was a fulfilling experience and life at PolyU was colourful. I met interesting people and gained more than just knowledge but opportunities and new perspectives on the commercial world as well. I highly recommend this programme to anyone who considers studying Business Management in Hong Kong.


ZHAO Red



This programme broadened my horizons and increased my understanding about overseas markets. With improved knowledge and skills, I completed our company’s first non-financial corporate asset securitization project in China.


HU Yue Ting



This programme was where I, a psychology graduate, transformed into someone confident in my strengths and business knowledge, looking to achieve more in my career.


LU Chan



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