Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 02402-SYM

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

66-75 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
13 senior year places
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

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

Programme Aims

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

Professional Recognition*

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.


Career Prospects

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.

Entrance Requirements

  • 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.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 7370/ 2766 7368; email:

Student Message

I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to study at PolyU. The MM Department in PolyU provided me with many opportunities to learn and contribute, making me a fully developed person. PolyU seeks to nurture talent, with a special emphasis on a range of academic and non-academic activities both inside and outside the classroom to motivate students to explore their skills. The Department provided many overseas exchange opportunities, such as a Korean exchange under the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training and Competition Programme. Although I didn’t join the exchange because of the limited studying period of my Senior Intake, I participated in various activities run by PolyU and the MM Department, such as JA Ethics Fall and Fundamental Startups Education Programme. I gained in-depth and practical knowledge of conducting business; not only startups, but also business ethics. Apart from non-academic activities, PolyU allowed me to explore future career path options. I gained valuable work experience and built interpersonal skills during the Work-Integrated Education programme. In addition, I am very thankful to have received the Emperor Foundation Scholarship in PolyU MM Department. I believe that PolyU and the MM Department provide students with a lot of meaningful opportunities. PolyU has helped me both personally and academically. I absolutely believe that the BBA in Management can help students prepare for their careers and become fully developed individuals.

Wong Nga Yau, Vanessa

In 2019, I completed the BBA in Management at PolyU and started working in the Human Resources Department at the AIA insurance company. Through all of these years of learning at PolyU, I have obtained not only textbook knowledge, but also interpersonal, technical and conceptual skills. I was also required to complete 100 internship training hours during my study. These all integrate classroom knowledge and theory with practical applications, helping me to nurture my personal mindset with solid experiences that serve me in the workplace and in real-life situations. My studies at PolyU have further stimulated me to pursue my dream of working in the management field.

PolyU’s extra-curricular activities has given me the gift of encounters with my friends from all over the world. Taking part in the International Summer School trip to Xi’an with more than 30 international students gave me a valuable chance to meet people from different backgrounds and make some of the best friends I have ever made.

Although my university life is coming to an end, the memories I have made are unforgettable and always remind me, "Never forget your dream".

Wong Sin Ting

PolyU provides professional education that ensures students' well-rounded development. Recalling the last two years at PolyU, I am thankful to have had such a splendid time studying in a warm place, which has helped my personal development immensely.

The caring culture here is remarkable, as there is always someone willing to assist you with any problems you might face. When I was a freshman, I found it difficult to adjust to the new environment. I suffered from the stress of an increasing study workload, which also affected me emotionally. However, thanks to the helpfulness of the professors, academic advisors and counsellors, I was empowered to overcome the challenges I faced through my studies. This assistance came in the form of enhancement courses and scholarships. Staff members were always willing to take the extra time to listen and deal with my problems patiently, and I felt valued as a member of the PolyU family. The encouraging environment has equipped me with additional tools that I did not expect to gain, such as resilience and self-confidence to encounter challenges in the future.

Furthermore, as PolyU students, we are prepared to connect with the global environment. Taking the subjects Global Economic Environment and Global Business Management broadened my international horizons. In addition, various cultural exchange activities were held on campus, which allowed me to gain contact with international students. Moreover, PolyU provides students with opportunities to visit other countries. For example, I went to Egypt and Shanghai last summer, which greatly inspired me and enhanced my personal growth.

The decision to study at PolyU is one of the greatest decisions I have ever made. The precious moments I have had here will shine throughout my entire life.

Chan Ka Yan Karen

My interest in human resources management led me to enrol in the BBA (Hons) Management degree, and it was my great honour to do so. The programme equipped me with fundamental knowledge of the operations of business corporations, providing me with the practical and important information needed to gain insight into real-world business in advance. In addition to fundamental knowledge, this programme provides a wide range of elective courses that further develop students’ ability, not only in human resources management, but also in fields such as e-commerce, information systems and Chinese business.


I studied courses according to my interests, which were mainly related to human resources management. The courses are classified into specific areas of human resources management and other areas, including reward and performance management, staffing and selection, training and development, human resources management in China and international human resources management. I very much appreciated the in-depth, meaningful and specific content provided in the courses, which enabled me to gain a clear understanding of the different sub-units of human resources management and the techniques required to handle issues of these sub-units effectively. In addition to the academic courses, PolyU also provides numerous learning opportunities to students, such as internships that prepare students for their future careers, service learning that builds on students’ extra-curricular profiles and many other self-volunteer activities. Students are free to engage in various events that can broaden their social networks and knowledge base.


Overall, PolyU provides an excellent study environment for the tertiary education of undergraduate students, and I am really glad to be a PolyU graduate.

Shai Tsz Ning

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