Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3583
120 (plus 3 training credits)
Dr Chan Chi-hong Simon
BA, MPhil, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Ko Chi-chung, Stephen
BSocSc(Hons), LLM, MBA, PhD
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Management skills are required by all business professionals. As an area of study, management is concerned with how to get the best out of people and other resources.
This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education and training in general management, along with the opportunity to specialise in human resource management. Students are equipped with a wide range of management skills to give them the potential to develop as business leaders in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and the region.
Management is a lively and interesting subject to study. Our programme emphasises the development of both academic and professional knowledge and practical skills in general management and human resource management, including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology.
The programme offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of general, strategy and human resource management, such as Business Negotiation, Environmental Management for Business, Gender & Organisations, Management Practice Through Real World Projects, Managing Diversity in Organisations, China Business Management, Employee Relations, Employment Law, HRM in China, International HRM, Reward & Performance Management, Staffing & Selection and Training & Development. Students can choose subjects within the HRM concentration to obtain recognition from professional bodies.
There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, role playing and simulation exercises. Visits to companies and other organisations are arranged, and practitioners are invited to share their practical experience with students as guest speakers.
All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship and exchanges overseas and in the Chinese mainland. Each student is assigned a professional mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world. Mentors provide advice and support for students planning their careers and preparing for their first jobs after graduation.
Subject to availability, BBA students 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 can be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.
* Recognition is subject to accreditation assessment.
Graduates qualify for a wide variety of general management and administrative positions, including administrative assistant and management trainee, leading to careers in general management. In addition, specialist study in human resource management will prepare them for positions such as Human Resource/Personnel Officer, Training Officer, Recruitment Officer, Compensation Specialist and Human Resource Consultant.
This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of general and strategic management, human resource management and management information system.
Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership & Intra-Personal Development, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, Management & Organization, along with General Education and Language and Communication Requirements.
From Year Two, students continue their general business education by taking such subjects as Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Management, and study management in greater depth through subjects such as Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management and Managerial Leadership. They have the opportunity to choose Electives from a wide range of subjects in general and strategic management, human resource management and management information systems. Students also have the chance to integrate their management knowledge through a sizeable Management Capstone Project.
Along with a Major in Management, students can take a Minor in either another business discipline or a non-business discipline.
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):