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
The programme is designed with a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from cohort-based study and to graduate in one year. However, as the programme is credit-based, it gives the students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace, while not exceeding the prescribed maximum study period.
The programme requires a total of 42 credits.
Compulsory Subjects (11 subjects for a total of 36 credits)
- Accounting for Managers
- Contemporary Issues in Operations Management
- Cross-cultural Management
- Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability#
- Financial Management
- Global Economic Environment for Management#
- International Experience***
- Managerial Thinking and Skills Workshop
- Managing Organisations and People
- Marketing Management
- Strategic Management
*** To earn the 6 credits for the International Experience, students are required to successfully complete at least 10 ECTS credits in a summer school course run by an AACSB or EQUIS accredited member of the Alliance of Chinese and European Business Schools (ACE) outside Greater China. Payment of course fee should be made directly to the offering institution. MSc BM programme does not charge a fee for the 6 credits. The 10 ECTS credits attained will be recognised by way of credit transfer.
*** Partner university and final arrangements for summer school course are subject to continuous review and change.
# These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.
Elective Subjects (2 subjects from the following list for a total of 6 credits)
- Accounting for Business Analysis
- Business Analytics
- Corporate Governance
- Risk Management in Operations
- Total Quality Management
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at the MSc BM website.
(i) Not all subjects will be offered in a given year, and are subject to factors such as staff availability, student enrolment, programme resources and so on.
(ii) Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.
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
HK$198,000 for 36 credits (excluding summer school)
HK$244,800 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:
Dr Andy Chui
Tel: (852)2766 7105
For other information, please contact:
Research and Postgraduate Studies Section, PolyU Business School
Tel: (852) 3400 3375
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