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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3583

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
Fund Type
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Chan Chi-hong Simon
BA, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Ko Chi-chung, Stephen
BSocSc(Hons), LLM, MBA, PhD

  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in summer or during the semester. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

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.


Programme Characteristics

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 & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition*

  1. Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM):
  • Graduates of the BBA(Hons) in Management are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) provided that they have passed, in addition to the Core Subjects, at least any THREE of the specialist subjects under the HRM concentration, including Employee Relations, Employment Law, Human Resource Management in China, International HRM, Reward & Performance Management, Staffing and Selection, and Training and Development.
  1. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA):
  • Exemption from four papers (BA1, BA2, BA3 and E1);
  • Assessment of Forecasting should be included in the subject of Operation Management.
  1. Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA):
  • Upon completion of the BBA(Hons) in Management programme, graduates are eligible to apply for exemption from some ACCA papers.


* Recognition is subject to accreditation assessment.


Career Prospects

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.

Entrance Requirements & Subject Weightings

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

Admission Score Calculation

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

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Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2020-21: 21.3 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

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For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: 2766 7368/2766 7370; email:

Student Message

Student Message

My four years at PolyU offered a memorable and rewarding experience of learning, adapting and developing. Before gaining admission to the PolyU BBA programme, I grew without any key interests or specific career goals. However, the curriculum of the Business Management programme allowed me to gain an in-depth knowledge of business organisations and the global marketplace. PolyU also encourages practical learning experiences in workplaces by giving students opportunities to acquire internships and hands-on experience and to apply theories learned and case studies in real-life business settings in preparation for our future career development. PolyU provides an extensive and all-round curriculum that allows students to utilise their academic knowledge for both their personal and their career development.


I admire PolyU for embracing cultural diversity and for its dedication to providing students with a global outlook and international exposure. I am grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Work-Integrated-Education (WIE) programme, taking up an internship in a diamond-focused jewellery company in New York City. This work experience allowed me to realise my passion, and it also acted as a turning point in my career development, leading me to pursue different career pathways suited to my passion and interests.


All of these years of study at PolyU helped me to shape directions and set goals for my future career. PolyU emphasises not only the academic aspect but also the importance of equipping students with a comprehensive skill set and experiences. 


Life is full of uncertainty and things often do not turn out as we planned or expected. However, when life gives you lemons, use them to make lemonade. Graduating from the PolyU BBA programme not only represented the completion of my learning process. Seizing every opportunity to learn and become a well-rounded individual with the right attitude is undoubtedly the key to achieving success. I learned this during the past four years.

Yue Hei To, Odelia

Having the chance to study at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University was invaluable. This programme gave me opportunities to connect with different people from all around the world and broaden my international insight. Studying in Finland was a memorable experience, helping me to get along with foreign students. Please do not be discouraged by the expense associated with such experiences, because the University supports and encourages us to explore the world through various scholarships.


Loads of extra-curricular activities are available to foster our social well-being. I participated as a society committee member. This not only develops students' communication skills and critical thinking, but also prepares them for future careers in management. I urge each of you to seize the chance to join those activities; you will at least make new friends. I truly appreciate the vision of our university in providing a variety of activities to support students’ personal growth.


Last but not least, I am thankful to all our beloved teaching fellows, as they are always there when we need support for our work. There are also many supporting facilities, such as classrooms and discussion areas, as well as technical assistance. After I graduate this year, I will miss my enriching university life at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Chong Wai Ki, Vicky

Time has seriously passed so quickly; I can’t believe that my life as a university student is about to be over. Looking back, studying at PolyU has been the best time of my life, during which I have met many friends and gained new perspectives.


This world is so much more than what you see in the classroom. PolyU emphasises and invests in all-round development. Students are strongly encouraged to participate in business competitions and Work-Integrated Education. Amongst all of the events I had contributed in my internships, I am so pleased to be one of the speakers in the GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2018, one of the world’s largest exhibitions in the mobile and communications industry. I once had limited understanding of such advanced network technologies but I gained in-depth industry knowledge first hand from China Unicom and other professionals. Thus, my internships and volunteer experiences had greatly broadened my horizons and developed my leadership skills.


To conclude, my life at PolyU is fruitful and beneficial to me. I truly believe that the BBA in Management programme improves academic knowledge, nurtures personal skills as well as enhances future career development. Although there are many uncertainties that may impede the success of my career, I will never give up no matter what frustration may happen in the future.

Chan Pui Sze, Patricia

I proudly present myself as a Management student from PolyU.


The courses in this Bachelor's programme have given me great flexibility to own my learning. With the guidance and experience sharing of various teachers and practitioners via the Department, Faculty and University, I decided on my own stream in management, choosing corresponding courses. I am grateful to be taught by world-class instructors. I have learned about important topics in the field of organisational management. The Department and Faculty actively involved students in connecting and exchanging their ideas with practitioners. This grants me invaluable learning opportunities to understand the context of the workplace. Through my academic and workplace learning, I have become well equipped to compare, analyse and obtain insights. It has been rewarding to conduct research in the business field.


My experience in MM has been great so far, as it provides numerous opportunities to reach out to the world. Demonstrating substantial self-discipline, I was able to travel to Hangzhou China, Singapore and Greece for internships. Proactively spurring my whole-person development, I was able to join programmes that helped me to develop a global vision through exposure to different cultures and communities. This added a lot of value to my learning at MM. It taught me to own my learning, my career and my life.

Ng Ka Yan, Yannie

Looking back, this four-year university journey has been enjoyable and meaningful. The Management programme has provided me with the skills and knowledge I needed for professional development, including analytical skills, communication techniques and in-depth knowledge.


PolyU not only emphasises the importance of academic achievement, but also makes lots of effort to encourage and enable students to expand their horizons. During the second semester in Year 3, I took an exchange trip to Sweden, which brought me many marvellous and remarkable experiences. I experienced the Western learning style, interviewed a Swedish entrepreneur and enjoyed intense discussion during class. In my spare time, I went travelling and explored different countries. I visited Iceland and was impressed by its glaciers and the Northern Lights. I enjoyed the sunlight and passion of Barcelona. I miss the wonderful views in Mykonos. I am extremely grateful to PolyU for giving me this chance to step out my comfort zone, and I will never forget this precious experience.


The BBA Management course equipped me both personally and academically. I know that you will not regret choosing it.

Chan Ka Ting, Macody

在四年大學生活中,理工大學給予我不少寶貴的學習機會,亦令我在各方面變得更成熟。在管理學的課堂上,我們並不是要默記書本上的知識,而是要把這些知識應用在小組專題上。不單如此,我們還要與其他同學交流,增強自己的溝通能力和學習當一個「Team Player」,以應付未來工作上的要求。


我不但能在課堂上學習如何做一個好的「Team Player」,在課堂外還有機會得以實踐。最令我記得的是,在我「上莊」(當幹事)的時候,我要和我的團隊一起計劃不同的活動,互相磨合,整個隊伍發揮團隊精神,為同一目標一起奮鬥。這段日子的回憶是我這輩子難以忘懷的。






Time flies, and four years of university life just slipped away. University life is wonderful but difficult. It is full of both challenges and joy. Students grow from ignorance to maturity, experiencing much more than they expected and handling things better than ever.


I remember that while still at high school, I wanted to find a place that would allow me to push my boundaries, broaden my horizon and make new friends. PolyU definitely fulfils all of these needs while providing adequate protection and support for students. As a student of Management in the BBA programme, I had several valuable chances to learn and apply my knowledge, academic and non-academic. The experience of overseas Work-Integrated Education not only gave me the opportunity to explore future career paths, but also deepened my understanding of how businesses work in different cultures. Moreover, PolyU organises countless programmes that allow students to step out their comfort zones. The exchange programme is one of those. These meaningful experiences enhanced my personal growth and development, as they provided me with a supportive environment that allowed me to safely step out of my comfort zone.


Besides the above activities, I went on two overseas volunteer service trips, both student-initiated. This helped me to hone my skills in dealing with people and decision making, giving me the chance to enjoy full autonomy throughout the service projects.


I am truly thankful for the opportunities that given by PolyU to find out who I am and equip myself for the future path, either career path or future life. Even though my university life ended, the positive attitude and conquer base of knowledge will be carried to face the future challenges in life.

Kwong Ka Ki

Looking back on my studies at PolyU, I am so grateful to have been a student in the BBA Management programme. This programme provides me with opportunities to explore and understand the business environment. Besides, it develops my critical thinking skills as well as innovation via various projects, case studies and discussion. With abundant learning resources and the guidance of supportive professors, I have gained both practical and academic skills, making me more competitive in the workplace.

LI Pik Yee, Kimmy

My four years at PolyU have been a marvellous experience.


PolyU is more than just an institute where you learn and practise your skills; it is an incubator of personal growth, a platform that facilitates personal connections and a channel to the wider world.


During my studies at PolyU, I was invited to participate in international forums such as the USLS in Vietnam and the Boao Forum for Asia in China. Students are encouraged to step up and improve themselves by participating in exchanges, study tours and other activities outside Hong Kong. I visited developing countries such as Cambodia and Myanmar and became aware of the needs of others. I also travelled through more developed places like Singapore and Taiwan to experience their unique cultures and values. The University offers many eye-opening opportunities that challenge students to see the world from another perspective.


The high-quality and up-to-date content of the courses further connected me with modern organisational practices. My WIE experiences in Shanghai started me on my career path in the field of management.


My time here has been fruitful and worthwhile, and I am now well prepared for the future.

Wu Wai Lok





My four years at Hong Kong Polytechnic University flew by. I found my time here to be enriching and colourful. Inspired by the motto “To learn and to apply, for the benefit of mankind”, students gain not only theoretical and practical knowledge, but also the determination “to enrich ourselves and to broaden our horizons”. PolyU encourages students to participate in a variety of academic, career and community areas, and offers extensive opportunities and resources such as scholarships and sponsorships for the Overseas Exchange Programme, Work-Integrated Education and “Service-Learning”.


I participated in both local and overseas internships. These fruitful experiences enabled me to gain work experience, broadened my international exposure and helped me figure out my future career path. It was also my honour to be an executive committee member of the Faculty of Business Students’ Association. This invaluable opportunity helped to enhance my networking skills and leadership potential. My university life as a Management student will, I am sure, remain one of my most precious memories, and will be invaluable to my future development.

Yeung Mei Shan







The BBA in Management programme offered me an excellent foundation and abundant opportunities to learn and develop. The Faculty and the University as a whole devote extensive resources to students' academic and non-academic development.


Looking back over the last four years of studying and living at PolyU, I can see how exploring the academic areas I was interested in led to good results, and I now have clearer expectations of my future career based on studying different subjects. My involvement in student and departmental associations also gave me fruitful experiences of university life.


In addition to opportunities to study diverse subjects, PolyU gave me various options and support that contributed to my personal and career development. I received two overseas internship opportunities in Australia and Ireland through the Career and Placement Service Office. I was able to apply the knowledge and theories I had acquired from my university studies in the internships. In addition, I gained invaluable insights into the global workplace and daily life in foreign countries.


If you wish to become a well-rounded person with sound business knowledge, PolyU and the BBA in Management programme are good choices for you.

Wong Wing Lam

Tropical rainforests have high levels of biodiversity, as a wide variety of species can grow in such an ecosystem. We are like the animals and plants in the tropical rainforest of PolyU.


For plants and trees to grow healthily, the soil must be very fertile, providing enough nutrients and support. Indeed, PolyU and the Faculty of Business provide us with the most desirable foundation for growth. Access to many business competitions are provided, and support and practical coaching are always available. Entering these competitions not only gave me more exposure to the world of business, but also helped me develop a global outlook.


The Faculty of Business also nurtures and promotes diversity by allowing us to develop autonomously. The BBA programme offers great flexibility in terms of study paths. In each semester, I allowed myself a couple of days off, and I took advantage of the free time to join more business competitions and extra-curricular activities. Outside the university, I joined hiking clubs and volunteer groups in my free time; being a hike leader gave me the opportunity to practise and apply the leadership and communication skills I had learned in school.


Without the nourishing foundation and autonomy offered by PolyU, I would have had a rather simple and boring university life. All of my classmates have developed their own strengths and directions throughout these four years, yet we all share one thing in common – we are well equipped and more than ready to enter the commercial world!

Chu Ho Yin Kevin

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Additional Documents Required

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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: In June
Mode:Individual interview (online)

To evaluate the academic potential, motivation and suitability of applicants for the programme.


10 minutes


​Selected applicants will be invited for interview. No make-up interviews or earlier interviews will be arranged for applicants who failed to attend the scheduled interviews.