Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management
Sept 2020 EntryProgramme code: 02402-SYM
Duration and Credit Requirement
66-75 (plus 3 training credits)
Dr CHAN Chi-hong Simon
BA (Hons), M.Phil, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr KO Chi-chung Stephen
BSocSc (Hons), LLM, MBA, PhD
- The programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
- The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
- The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
Aims and Characteristics
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 an opportunity to specialise in human resource management (HRM). 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 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 management and human resource management, such as Business Negotiation, China Trade Management, E-commerce, Employment Law, Entrepreneurship, Global Business Management, International Human Resource Management, Management Information Systems, Staffing & Selection and Training & Development. Students can choose subjects within the HRM concentration to obtain recognition by 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 as guest speakers to share their practical experience with students.
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 overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges. Each student is assigned a professional mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world and who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare 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.
The Department has also developed opportunities for students to work in firms during either the spring semester or in the summer in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland to fulfil 100 hours (3 training credit) of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.
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 systems.
Once in the programme, students fortify their general business education through subjects such as Corporate Social Responsibility and Strategic Management, and study management in greater depth through subjects such as Organisational Behaviour, Human Resources Management and Managerial Leadership. They have the opportunity to choose Electives from 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.
More information on the subjects offered can be found here.
Recognition and Prospects
1. Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM):
- Graduates of BBA (Hons) in Management are eligible to apply for Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)’s Associate Membership 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
Graduates qualify for a wide variety of general management and administrative positions, including administrative assistants and management trainees, 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.
- An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant discipline with good academic result.
- In addition to academic results, preference will be given to those applicants with good performance in the admission test and interview.
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