Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics
供應鏈管理及分析(榮譽)工商管理學士學位


Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3844

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
29 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD

 

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD

Remarks
  • 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 the summer or during semester time. The department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

Supply chain management focuses on how firms optimize resources in a logistics network that delivers values 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 decisions.

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education which specializes in supply chain management and analytics. The curriculum aims at developing students’ skills and knowledge in business and supply chain analytics, information technology and innovation, operations and cross-functional management, international business, and transport logistics so as to meet the current and future needs of logistics and supply chain related industries. The programme emphasizes active student participation and industry collaboration.

 

Programme Characteristics

The programme curriculum is designed to satisfy the demand of logistics and supply chain related industries by producing graduates with knowledge and analytical skills for managing the global flows of goods in the supply chain. In particular, this programme develops students’ awareness of the technologies and innovations in supply chain management and facilitates them to apply their knowledge and skills in coping 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) who provides advice and support and helps 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 be counted towards the WIE requirement. 
 

Curriculum

Curriculum

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, 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 specialized 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 the 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.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition*

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 Member of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

*Recognition is subject to assessment.

 

Career Prospects

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 graduate of BBA-SCMA (formerly known as BBA-GSCM). Graduates may find employment opportunities in organisations that are involved in procurement, merchandising, shipping, transport, retailing, warehousing, trading and logistics services.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 4607; email: lms.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message

Student Message


The mix of supply chain and business management offered by this programme is unique in Hong Kong. The specialised SCM subjects allowed me to explore supply chain operations and prospects in depth. I became truly dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge at PolyU, not only through the main syllabus but also by attending numerous enriching talks, workshops and events.

PolyU’s various cooperation relationships and networks with professional institutions gave me numerous opportunities to understand the industry. I once attended the annual general meeting of the CIPS, which was truly insightful and allowed me to build connections that furthered my career development. With the support and guidance of a brilliant teaching team, students can seek professional advice on both their academic and their personal development.

Since graduation, I have further developed my career in the procurement field. The exposure offered by the programme gave me the solid foundation I needed to understand the business environment quickly and identify room for improvement. I am impressed by the integration of knowledge, experience and talent in this programme. 


LI Pui Man



Hello, everyone. I am Katrina Lau, and I graduated from the Global Supply Chain Management programme in 2018/19. First, I would like to congratulate each of you on choosing a programme that will brighten your path. Industry analysts have long agreed that supply chain management is the future of the global logistics business. Beyond the clear value of this profession, your colourful study life here will be the highlight of your youth.

The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies provides students with plenty of opportunities and resources to experience the world. As a believer in stepping out of one’s comfort zone, I seized the chance to spend time overseas. I took part in a study tour to Melbourne in my second year. During that journey, we were not only the participants but also the organisers. We had to make all of the arrangements and major decisions, from booking flights to reserving rooms and planning the itinerary. We only grow when we take on challenges.

In addition, I took a course at DHBW Mannheim in Germany as part of a five-month student exchange programme in my third year. While I was there, I hitchhiked, something I had never done before, and with a number of fellow international students, I made my way through Scandinavia to Norway. This was a little reckless, but also character building. It is worthwhile exploring uncharted territory every so often. You get to know yourself better and become a stronger person.

University life is too short to stay a blank canvas. Grab your paints and start colouring!

 

 

(More LMS student and alumni sharing messages related to school life, internships, overseas exchange, career prospects and further study opportunities can be found on the LMS website.)


LAU Tsz Yan



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Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: In March
Mode:Group interview
Aims:

To evaluate the potential for and interest of applicants in the programme, and test their language and communication skills and understand their non-academic qualities and achievements.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 45 minutes

Remark:
  • Selected applicants will be invited to interview.