MSc in Business Management

Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Program Description
EFMD Equis Accredited
AACSB Accredited

MSc in Business Management

Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Special Features

  • Candidates with no or little work experience are welcome to apply.
  • Students are able to complete a full-time Master programme in ONE year.
  • “International Experience” in Europe.
  • Comprehensive coverage of all basic business disciplines.
  • Emphasis on soft skills including design thinking and creativity.
  • Coverage of cross-cultural management.
  • Focus on ethics, responsibility, and sustainability.

Program Structure

Academic Curriculum

Semester 1 (Six 3-credit subjects)

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Contemporary Issues in Operations Management
  • Global Economic Environment for Management
  • Managerial Thinking and Skills Workshop
  • Managing Organizations and People
  • Marketing Management

Semester 2 (Six 3-credit subjects)

  • Cross-cultural Management
  • Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Elective subject 1
  • Elective subject 2

Summer Term

  • International Experience (6 credits)

Total credits: 42 credits

Elective Subjects

(any two 3-credit subjects)

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Corporate Governance
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management Information Systems
  • Risk Management in Operations
  • Total Quality Management

International Experience

Students take a three-week business program in an institution outside Greater China during the summer to earn 10 ECTS (European credit transfer system) credits (equivalent to 6 PolyU credits), learn from world experts in their chosen fields and increase exposure to other cultures. The summer school course will be offered by a member institution of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE) and accredited by AACSB or EQUIS. The 10 ECTS credits attained will be recognized by way of credit transfer.

For the 2018 cohort, students are expected to study in the summer program offered by the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. Founded in 1919, the University of Ljubljana is a member institution of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE) and accredited by AACSB and EQUIS. It is the central and largest educational institution in Slovenia. The Ljubljana Summer School is a high-level academic program. Students will learn from Slovenian and international faculty from all around the world and gain intercultural experience. This international arrangement is subject to continuous review and change.

Entrance Requirements

To apply for the PolyU MSc in Business Management, you are required to have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a non-business discipline OR
  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a business discipline in which English was not the medium of instruction; AND
  • Preference will be given to applicants with less than 2 years of post-undergraduate corporate experience.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section of Study@PolyU for details.

Awards & Duration

Students having completed the required 42 credits graduate with the Master of Science in Business Management degree.
There are two possible exit awards. The Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) requires completion of 24 credits for seven compulsory subjects and one elective subject.
The Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) requires completion of 15 credits for five compulsory subjects.

The normal duration of the MSc BM study is one academic year including summer term. The maximum study period is two academic years including summer terms.
Mode of Study: Full-time
Medium of Instruction: English

Fees & Scholarship

Local students
HK$190,800 for 36 credits (excluding summer school)

Non-local students
HK$237,600 for 36 credits (excluding summer school)

In addition, students will also bear the fee for a summer school course* organized by a member of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE). The fees, including accommodation, for 2018 are approximately EUR1,200. Students also have to cover the costs of travel, visa, insurance, etc.

*students are required to successfully complete at least 10 ECTS in a summer school course run by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the ACE to earn the remaining 6 PolyU credits for “International Experience” (via credit transfer). Students will pay for the summer school themselves directly to the institution hosting the summer school course and the MSc BM program will not charge a fee for the 6 credits.

Merit-based tuition fee waiver scholarships are available.


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Programme Director
Dr Andy Chui
Tel: (852)2766 7105

For other information, please contact:
Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, PolyU Business School
Tel: (852) 3400 3375

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 5, 2018
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