Master of Business Administration

Sept 2022 Entry
Programme code: 02017

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$402,090 per programme (HK$10,310 per credit) for local and non-local students

Merit-based Scholarships are available.

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

Prof. Hung, Yick-Hin
BSc, MSc, MEcon, PhD 

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Hui, Pun-zee Pamsy
BA (UCLA), PhD (UT Austin)

  • This programme is offered within the Master of Business and Management Scheme.
  • The programme provides three specialisms:
    • Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
      工商管理碩士 (航空) 
    • Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
      工商管理碩士 (時裝)
    • Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Design)
      工商管理碩士 (創新與設計) 
  • Students will be admitted to the MBA (with generic award). Students can choose to graduate with a specialism upon fulfilment of the specialism requirements.
  • 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 MBA website.

One to one private consultation

If you are wondering if the programme is a good choice for you or if your qualifications meet the entrance requirements, you are welcome to contact the MBA Programme team at (852) 2766 7047 or and schedule a meeting or telephone call for private consultation.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

PolyU's part-time MBA programme is a general management programme aiming to provide a postgraduate educational experience to experienced managers who wish to enhance their general management capability. Graduates should be capable of making an immediately enhanced contribution to their organisations, of assuming additional responsibility over time and of becoming effective general managers.


The programme strengthens students' knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes, underpinned by the specific learning objectives below.

  1. Critical and Creative Thinkin
    Learning objective (a): To analyse business cases and solve business problems by applying concepts and techniques in a critical manner. Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.
    Learning objective (b): To be able to integrate concepts and provide creative solutions to business problems.
  2. Effective Communication
    Learning objective: To communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both in speech and in writing.
  3. Leadership Capabilities
    Learning objective: To demonstrate the understanding of human behaviours and the ability to influence others to achieve common goals.
  4. Global Outlook
    Learning objective: To adopt a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business in the latest technological environment.
  5. Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
    Learning objective: To develop an understanding of issues surrounding ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development pertaining to the context of general management with respect to the applications of the latest technologies in business contexts.



This programme prepares experienced managers and professionals to solve real-world management problems. The structure is intensive, comprehensive and well-designed. Taught by experienced and committed teaching staff, the programme provides students with exceptionally good value.


This programme builds on the knowledge and skills that participants have developed during their careers. In the Core Subjects, a broad managerial perspective is adopted, whilst the more specialised Elective Subjects are designed to suit the particular needs of participants and their current and future employers.


Overall, the programme seeks to serve the general management needs of all participants while permitting some specialisation in areas of particular relevance to some students.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition & Prospects

PolyU's MBA has been developing general managers in Hong Kong since 1990. Its structure, content and teaching approaches have been benchmarked against those of the best programmes in the world.



Programme Structure

The first year of the programme is designed to introduce students to all of the major business functions.

The second year provides more in-depth management knowledge. A wide range of Electives is available for selection.

Students can choose to graduate with the following awards/specialisms, subject to their successful completion of required Electives:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
  • Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
  • Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Design)


The programme requires a total of 39 credits.

For Master of Business Administration
Students are required to complete:
30 credits from Compulsory Subjects and 9 credits from General/Speciality Electives

For Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
Students are required to complete:
30 credits from Compulsory Subjects and 9 credits from Speciality Electives in the Aviation specialism

For Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
Students are required to complete:
30 credits from Compulsory Subjects and 9 credits from Speciality Electives in the Fashion specialism

For Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Design)
Students are required to complete:
30 credits from Compulsory Subjects and 9 credits from Speciality Electives in the Innovation and Design specialism


Compulsory Subjects (11 subjects for a total of 30 credits):

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Business Analytics
  • Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Global Economic Environment for Management#
  • MBA Orientation Workshop
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Policy and Strategy#
  • Managing Operations Systems
  • Marketing Management
  • Organisational Behaviour and Leadership


i. The subjects are included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. 
 ii. The Master of Business Administration programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).


Elective Subjects (choose from the following list for a total of 9 credits)

Speciality Electives:


  • Air Transport Logistics and Management
  • Air Transport Regulatory Policy
  • Aircraft Asset Management
  • Airline Management
  • Airport Management and Economics
  • Aviation Finance, Accounting and Tax
  • Aviation Marketing
  • Aviation Safety Management
  • Field Study in Air Cargo Management
  • Independent Projects


  • Fashion Retailing
  • Independent Projects
  • Information Technology in Textiles & Clothing Industries
  • International Business in Fashion Industry
  • International Fashion and Textile Design
  • Omni-Channel Retailing and Marketing
  • Quality Assurance in Textiles and Clothing

Innovation and Design (List of subjects is being reviewed and is subject to change)

  • Branding: From Local to Global Strategies
  • Design and Culture: Cultural Identity and Authorship
  • Future Contexts for Design
  • Globalisation and Design
  • Innovative Products and Services Development
  • Managing Value Creation
  • Special Topics in Contemporary Design I
  • Special Topics in Contemporary Design II


General Electives:

  • Applications of Decision Making Models
  • Business Applications of Blockchain
  • Business Forecasting
  • Business Innovation Project
  • E-Commerce
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Field Study for Business Management
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Global Sourcing and Supply
  • Independent Projects
  • International Financial Management
  • International Management
  • Investments
  • Managing Innovation
  • MBA Investigative Report
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Research Methods
  • Risk Management for Corporations
  • Seminars in Emerging Technology
  • Six Sigma and Quality Management Techniques
  • Wellbeing at Work


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MBA website.



i. Programme structure, list of subjects, subject names and content are subject to continuous review and change.

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

iii. For a given cohort, a clash-free timetable will be arranged only for the Compulsory Subjects. The timetable is also subject to change without prior notice.

iv. Students who do not pursue a specialism may select up to one Elective from the "Common Pool Electives". For the subject lists, please refer to

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma in any area, or an equivalent professional qualification; and a minimum of 4 years' experience in a managerial or professional capacity; and proficiency in English;
  • Exceptionally, be aged 35 or over with post-secondary qualifications and at least 8 years of experience in a senior managerial or professional capacity, and proficiency in English.

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 at Study@PolyU for details.

Other Information

Other Information

  • Based on their applications, shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend selection interviews. In general, candidates are expected to demonstrate their motivation, maturity and ability to communicate in English.
  • Classes for Compulsory Subjects are normally arranged at weekends (Saturdays and Sundays, 6.5-hour class per day). For Elective Subjects, the majority of classes are offered on weekday evenings, and a few at weekends.



For general enquiries, please contact:
Faculty of Business
Tel: (852) 2766 7047 or (852) 2766 4240


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. HUNG Yick-Hin
Programme Director
Tel: (852) 2766 7392

Student Message

Student Message

I joined the MBA programme to acquire knowledge and skills of management. PolyU is a perfect place for getting acquainted with extraordinary people from different fields. The programme provides an excellent environment for learning and communicating with supportive professors.

LAI Mengchao (Student)

Learning is a lifelong journey. MBA at PolyU helped us to develop an enquiring and analytical mind as well as the ability to apply new knowledge and move forward on our career paths. Hybrid learning during the pandemic was challenging but did not hinder us from becoming well-rounded managers for the new normal and changing business environment.

Chan Clement (2021 Graduate) – Training Consultant, Tiptop Consultants Ltd.

The PolyU MBA made me a well-rounded individual boasting up-to-date leadership know-how. Most importantly, the network it enabled me to build is priceless.

Fan Chi Cheong Charlie (2018 Graduate) – Vice President - International Relationship Management, Commercial Banking, HSBC

The PolyU MBA helped me to realise my potential and acquire international management competence. It also provides a platform for executives and leaders from different backgrounds to share their experience of responding intelligently to leadership challenges.

Leung Ho Hong (2018 Graduate) – Department Manager, Finance & Accounting Department, Sinopec Century Bright Capital Investment Limited

The curriculum provided me with tools for financial analysis and corporate strategy. The intense class discussions opened my eyes to company directives and leadership initiatives. Most importantly, I forged great friendships with classmates who were experts in their own fields.

Meng Chia Chien Wilson (2018 Graduate) – Lead Consultant, nCipher Security

The PolyU MBA combines practical applications with theoretical concepts. The professors were always prepared to share their expert knowledge and their experience of running international businesses.

Tang Ho Fung (2018 Graduate) – Business Development Consultant, Hoover Industrial (HK) Ltd

The MBA has given me the fantastic opportunity to continue my academic learning and increased my capacity to bridge the gap between theory and practice. PolyU is the ideal place for me to extend my professional network, which is essential to my career life.

Wong Ki Heng (2018 Graduate) – General Manager, Operation Department, China Life Trustees Limited

Learning came from outside as well as inside the classroom, through team discussions, team projects and chatting at casual gatherings. This programme broadened my horizons by exposing me to various people and places!

Chan Oi Ying Addie (2019 Graduate) – Senior Consultant, Willis Towers Watson

The PolyU MBA allowed me to broaden my networks and equip myself with the latest know-how, which can be applied in my organisation to thrive in an evolving business environment.

Ho Wing Tsz Wendy (2019 Graduate) – Executive Director - Corporate Services, Tricor Services Limited

I met amazing lecturers and classmates. I also gained new knowledge while maintaining my work and meeting family commitments.

Yip Kai Hin (2019 Graduate) – Senior Finance Manager, China Lesso Holdings Limited

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