Master of Science in Business Management

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 02017

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

1 year

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$261,000 per programme (HK$7,250 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 offered by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school outside Greater China. Students make the payment of course fee directly to the offering institution, and also bear the costs of travel, accommodation, visa, insurance, etc. The MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits.

The list of summer school course available to students is reviewed regularly. The fees of some summer school courses in the previous years were approximately:

EUR1,200 for Ljubljana Summer School (including the cost of accommodation) in 2019/ 
GBP3,100 for Leeds International Summer School (including the cost of accommodation) in 2019/ 
DKK28,500 for International Summer University Programme of the Copenhagen Business School (excluding the cost of accommodation) in 2021 

Merit-based Scholarships are 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 Boyoun Grace CHAE

  • 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.


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.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme aims to help students acquire practical knowledge of management and seek practical solutions in a global and dynamic business environment. It enables students to make effective contribution to their organisations.


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 1a: Apply conceptual frameworks to the resolution of business issues, including those concerning the scope and direction of the organisation.
    Learning Objective 1b: Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.
  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.



Programme Structure

The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern. Students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to complete the programme within the normal duration of 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
  • Organisation 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 regard to the 6 PolyU credits will be determined based on the academic equivalence of the summer school course (e.g., students are required to attain at least 10 ECTS credits from a summer school course in Europe; or 6 U.S. credits from one in the North America). 

*** Partner universities and final arrangements for summer courses are subject to continuous review and change. Depending on different factors, other arrangements may be made for students to complete the subject "International Experience". 

# 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
  • Business Analytics in Accounting and Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Investments
  • 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 (Common Pool Electives) and (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) For a given cohort, a clash-free timetable will be arranged only for the Compulsory Subjects. And, timetable is subject to change without prior notice.

(iv) 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

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



For general enquiries, please contact:
Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 3400 2583 or (852) 3400 3375


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Andy CHUI, Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7105


Dr Boyoun Grace CHAE, Deputy Programme Director
Tel: (852) 3400 3613

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

The BM programme enhanced my professional knowledge of management and improved my insight into the business. I met many great people and a local classmate who became my best friend. All in all, this had been a fruitful and unforgettable year.

LI Xiao Tong

The BM programme equipped me with skills and knowledge and navigated me in the evolving business world. The professors, who were friendly and supportive, provided me with academic and career planning guidance. Through PolyU, I extended my network and made valuable friendships.

XIAO Wenjing

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.


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 realise 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.


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.


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 securitisation 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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