Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Management

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 02402-SYM

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

66-75 (plus 3 training credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake
13 senior year places
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr CHAN Chi-hong Simon
BA (Hons), M.Phil, PhD (PolyU)

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr KO Chi-chung Stephen
BSocSc (Hons), LLM, MBA (CUHK), PhD (PolyU)

  • 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 & Characteristics

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 Entrepreneurship, Global Business Management, Business Negotiation, E-commerce for Management, Contemporary Issues in Management Information Systems, International Human Resource Management, Employee Relations, Reward and Performance Management, 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 & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition*

BBA (Hons) in Management

  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, International Human Resource Management, Reward & Performance Management, Staffing and Selection, and Training and Development.
  1. Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA):
  • Exemption from paper of Entry Level: Operational Level Objective Test: (E1, P1, F1)

* 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

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 interview.



For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel.: 2766 7374/ 2766 7368; email:

Student Message

Student Message

Studying at PolyU was an unforgettable experience. Best of all were the plentiful learning opportunities available. In addition to taking the academic courses making up the BBA in Management, I was required to fulfil a substantial community service requirement. The activity in which I participated involved diversity issues. My service targets were ethnic minority primary school students. I helped them to complete their homework and taught them to speak Cantonese. This experience encouraged me to respect people from different cultural backgrounds and taught me the importance of civil and social responsibility.

Moreover, I gained abundant hands-on experience. In my Year 3 summer term, I was lucky enough to participate in a Fudan University Work-Integrated Education project in Shanghai. I served as a brand sales intern at Shanghai FamilyMart Co, Ltd, which belongs to Ting Hsin International Group. I assisted in market research and analysed daily sales data on produce promotion and the results of a promotion event. The experience not only enriched my marketing and communication skills, but also expanded my social network to other cities.

WONG Hoi Ting

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

My two years at PolyU equipped me with a solid academic foundation and prepared me to tackle future challenges with a positive attitude.

Studying at PolyU not only strengthened my knowledge of management and business but also enhanced my interpersonal skills by giving me the chance to collaborate with others on various projects and through other activities. Practical assignments and research projects allowed me to apply the theories I had learned in real-life situations. PolyU encourages students to participate in activities outside the classroom to achieve their personal development goals. Through the Work-Integrated Education programme, I gained meaningful work experience and explored potential career paths in the retail industry. The Service-Learning programme gave me the opportunity to contribute to the community by conducting a social project. The MM Department held a series of workshops and seminars to help us prepare for job interviews or further studies. These activities all cultivated my professionalism and enhanced my soft skills for future career development.

Ngai Kwan Kei

Studying at PolyU gave me numerous opportunities to develop all-round knowledge and apply this knowledge in real-life situations. This bridged the gap between classroom learning and the workplace setting, helping me to prepare for the world of work and boosting my confidence.

Take Work-Integrated Education (WIE) as an example. This offers students invaluable work experience through direct participation in the business sector. I worked in the human resources department of a charitable organisation in Hong Kong. I was initially unsure whether I would be suited to the role, but the experience helped me to understand and engage in daily business operations and acquire and reinforce related knowledge and skills.

Combining comprehensive learning with real-life experience, the MM programme prepares students to excel in the workplace. Self-assessment and feedback tools allow students to take ownership of their own learning, supported by well-designed courses. Teachers are always willing to assist with academic matters and career planning.

WONG Tsz Wing

Studying for the BBA Management Programme is fruitful. PolyU has provided a valuable opportunity for me to grow. Knowledge and skills learnt from PolyU could be applied to my internship and my career. The learning culture at PolyU motivates me to keep learning and develop my strengths.

Thanks to Work-Integrated-Education, I stepped out of my comfort zone and got exposure to the job market. I joined Ernst & Young as a campus recruitment team intern. It widened my horizons and broadened my global vision of working in an organization with cultural diversity. This is a valuable chance for me to explore the possibilities in my career and understand what fits me the most.

PolyU encourages students not only to focus on academic aspects but also to emphasise the importance of personal development. The BBA Management programme has prepared me to be an all-rounded graduate with numerous experiences to stand out in the job market.

MUNG Nga Yee

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

Date: Between December 2022 and April 2023
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.