Sept 2021 EntryProgramme code: JS3844
120 (plus 3 training credits)
Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD
Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes
Supply chain management focuses on how firms optimise resources in a logistics network that delivers value to end customers. As Hong Kong is a logistics and trading centre of global importance, supply chain management is of particular relevance to many businesses and industries. With the advancement of technological innovation and business analytics, the integration of management knowledge and analytical skills becomes essential for supply chain managers to make effective decisions.
This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education that specialises in supply chain management and analytics. The curriculum aims to develop students’ skills and knowledge in business and supply chain analytics, information technology and innovation, operations and cross-functional management, international business, and transport logistics to meet the current and future needs of logistics and supply chain related industries. The programme emphasises active student participation and industry collaboration.
The programme curriculum is designed to satisfy the demand of logistics and supply chain related industries by producing graduates with the knowledge and analytical skills needed to manage the flows of goods in the global supply chain. In particular, this programme develops students’ awareness of technologies and innovations in supply chain management and helps them to apply their knowledge and skills to cope with various supply chain challenges.
It combines Core Subjects in supply chain management and analytics (e.g., supply chain analytics, logistics technologies and distribution management, digital procurement management, etc.) and a wide range of Elective Subjects in three areas, namely technologies and analytics, supply chain management and international shipping and aviation logistics.
There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, projects, presentations and simulation exercises. Visits to companies and other organisations are arranged, and practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experience with students.
All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship and exchange with institutions overseas or in the Chinese mainland.
Each student may be assigned a mentor (an experienced executive or manager in the business world). Mentors provide advice and support and help students to plan their careers and to prepare for their first jobs after graduation.
If students wish, and subject to availability, they 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 may be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.
Graduates are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).
Graduates with passes in required subjects may satisfy the partial educational requirements for membership of The International Institute of Management (IIM).
They are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).
Graduates are also qualified to register as Associate Members of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).
* Recognition is subject to assessment.
The multidisciplinary nature of the programme, which requires knowledge and skills in transport logistics, supply chain management, business and organisational management, maximises the range of employment opportunities for graduates of the BBA-SCMA (formerly known as the BBA-GSCM). Graduates may find employment opportunities in organisations that are involved in procurement, merchandising, shipping, transport, retailing, warehousing, trading and logistics services.
This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices, reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of SCMA.
Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Leadership & Intrapersonal Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Economics, and Introduction to Statistics for Business, along with Broadening Subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects.
From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education with subjects such as Business Analytics, Strategic Management, and Business Finance, and study more specialised SCMA subjects, including Digital Procurement Management, Logistics Technologies and Distribution Management, Management Science, Managing Innovation and Technology, Supply Chain Analytics, and Strategies and Technologies in Warehousing Management. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through a one-year-long capstone project in the final year of study.
Along with a Major in SCMA, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in 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):
This programme has been restructured and retitled starting from 2021-22. The average HKDSE score in 2020-21 will be listed for reference:
BBA(Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management
2020-21: 20.7 (Any Best 5 Subjects)