Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Scheme in Aviation, Maritime and Supply Chain Management
航空、航運及供應鏈管理(榮譽)工商管理學士組合課程


Sept 2022 Entry

Programme code: JS3070

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)

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

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Dr Achim Czerny

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Dr Sarah Wan
BBA, MPhil, PhD

 

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Ir Dr T.L. Yip
BEng, PhD, MBA, CEng, MIMechE, MIET, FHKLA, FCILT, MHKIE, MICS, MIPA, CMA

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

Dr Kelvin Pang
BSc, MSc, PhD

 

Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Dr Anthony Pang
BEng, MPhil, PhD

Deputy Programme Leader, BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

Dr Johnny Wan
BA, MPhil, PhD

Remarks
  • The credit requirements of this scheme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All students must complete a short work placement, either in the summer or during semester time. The Department provides assistance in finding suitable placements.
  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance
    • BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
    • BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria, i.e. student's own choice, GPA and interview performance in selection of awards at the end of their Year One study. 

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Characteristics

LMS aims to provide innovation-driven education and scholarship in the logistics and maritime fields, comprising high-quality research, professional training and consulting activities relating to shipping, transport, and supply chain and operations management.

 

Our programmes provide students with a well-rounded business education centred on supply chain management and analytics, aviation management and finance, and international shipping and transport logistics. The curriculums are designed to meet the current and future needs of the relevant industries. The programmes emphasise active student participation and industry collaboration.

 

After students complete a common Year 1 curriculum, they are invited to choose one of the following awards, indicating the area of study in which they will specialise until graduation:

  • Aviation Management and Finance (BBA-AMF)
  • International Shipping and Transport Logistics (BBA-ISTL)
  • Supply Chain Management and Analytics (BBA-SCMA)

 

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring and mentorship.

 

If students wish, and subject to availability, they can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in mainland China, with the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

 

BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

This programme equips students with a well-rounded business education with specialisation in aviation management and finance, an in-depth understanding of how airports, airlines, aircraft leasing companies, government agencies, regulators, and other groups of professionals, such as financial services firms and consultants, contribute to the functioning of aviation markets; and the necessary background required to become an integral part of to the aviation industry.

 

BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with the opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad framework of international transport and trade.

 

The programme fosters strong management skills in areas including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving, and the effective use of information technology. Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to understand and manage maritime organisations and personnel.

 

BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

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.

 

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 alongside their studies. Summer placements may be available in Hong Kong, in mainland China, or overseas. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.

 

Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission

Students follow a common curriculum in first year under the Scheme. The common curriculum offers students approximately one year to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations, which facilitates their Major programme selection.

 

The decision to admit students to a Major programme will be made by the Department based on the students’ choice and their overall GPA of Year One study. Students will be asked to rank their choices of Major programme (from the most preferred one to the least) during semester 2 of their Year One study for the Department’s consideration and approval.

 

The number of students admitted to BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance, BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics and BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics will be capped at 40% of the total number of students in that year.

Curriculum

Curriculum

All programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme have the following structure:

  • General University Requirements (GUR)
  • Compulsory Core subjects for all programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme
  • Discipline-specific subjects
  • Free Electives

 

After students complete a common Year 1 curriculum, they select one of the three LMS BBA programmes as a Major.

 

Year 1 covers the University's Compulsory Core subjects and fundamental business subjects, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects. Through this wide exposure to business and logistics disciplines, students can make an informed choice of a suitable award with specialisation for graduation.

From Year 2 onwards, students follow the curriculums of their selected Major programmes. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through a one-year Capstone Project in their final year of study.

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students admitted to the three programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme in Aviation, Maritime and Supply Chain Management.

 

Features

The curriculum structure of our programmes with a Secondary Major in AIDA is as follows:

  Aviation Management and Finance International Shipping and Transport Logistics Supply Chain Management and Analytics
Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) # 87 credits 87 credits 87 credits
Secondary Major Requirements (SMR) 36 credits  36 credits  36 credits 
General University Requirements (GUR)* 30 credits 30 credits 30 credits
Minimum credit requirements for graduation At least 132 credits At least 132 credits At least 132 credits

 

#Up to 12 credits of DSR subjects can be counted towards the Secondary Major.

*9 credits of GUR subjects can be fulfilled by completing the relevant DSR subjects.

Students are also required to complete 3 training credits in Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in order to graduate.

 

Remarks

The quota for the Secondary Major in AIDA will be determined by the University/Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies on a yearly basis.  The Department may impose selection criteria for admission such as student’s GPA during the first year of study.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance

Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Finance are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

* Recognition is subject to assessment.

 

BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics

1. Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

2. Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the following professional bodies:

  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS)
  • Marine Department, Government of the HKSAR – remission of sea services to attempt the Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Deck Officer) examination.

3. Graduates also qualify to register as Associate Members of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

 

BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics

1. Graduates of the BBA (Hons) in Supply Chain Management and Analytics are granted full exemption from the Professional Qualifying Examination (PQE) (Logistics Stream) of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

2. Graduates with passes in required subjects may satisfy the partial educational requirements for membership of the International Institute of Management (IIM).

3. Graduates are also granted partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS).

4. Graduates also qualify to register as Associate Members of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

* Recognitions are subject to assessment.

 

Career Prospects

The multidisciplinary nature of the programme, which fosters knowledge and skills in aviation management, shipping and transport logistics, and supply chain management, maximises the employment opportunities available to graduates. Graduates may pursue careers with service providers in the logistics, aviation, and maritime industries.

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


I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to enrol in the BBA in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, the only logistics BBA programme in Hong Kong, which made me a competent graduate ready to take up work in the logistics industry.

The programme offers many interesting and practical courses, including shipping logistics, intermodalism, shipping finance, shipbroking and chartering management, operations strategy and quality management. Our professors encouraged us to think carefully and criticise textbook knowledge. They also provided valuable feedback on our work, ensuring that we were concise and clear. Benefiting from PolyU’s strong alumni network in the logistics and supply chain industry, I had the chance to take several internships during my undergraduate study. The synergy between my study and internships allowed me to apply what I had acquired at university in the real workplace.

Seeing the bright prospects of our alumni, I am determined to develop my career in the logistics industry. Upon graduation, I joined FedEx Trade Networks, the freight forwarding division of FedEx Corporation, as a management trainee. I will also continue to contribute to the department to express my gratitude and appreciation for the fruitful learning opportunities I received.


CHUEN Sui Ting



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!


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.