Master of Business Administration (Full-time) Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
- Developing general managers since 1990
- Constantly reviewing curriculum to meet current and long-term needs
- Equipping students with theoretical concepts and practical applications
- Enabling students to make critical judgements and informed decisions
- Preparing young graduates and managers to contribute to their organizations and industries
- Offering optional specialisms in Aviation and Fashion
- Allowing students to complete the programme in one academic year
- Raising awareness of the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business
Scholarships and Funding
Merit-based Scholarships are available.
This programme prepares recent graduates and young managers to solve real-world management problems. The structure is intensive, comprehensive and well-designed. Taught by experienced and committed teaching staff, the programme provides students with exceptionally good value.
This programme builds on the knowledge and skills that participants have developed during their careers. In the Core Subjects, a broad managerial perspective is adopted, whilst the more specialised Elective Subjects are designed to suit the particular needs of participants and their current and future employers.
Overall, the programme seeks to serve the general management needs of all participants while permitting some specialisation in areas of particular relevance to some students.
Technological Element in the Curriculum
To help students embrace technological changes and digital transformation, five elements, namely Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Cloud Computing, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship, have been embedded across a wide range of subjects.
Our curriculum is aimed at fostering awareness about the impact of technology innovations in addition to enabling students to handle data and adopt technology to tackle business and organizational issues while enhancing management and leadership.
Quality Teaching and Learning
Being the leading provider of quality postgraduate business education in the Region, the Faculty of Business offers a uniquely designed Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme. The programme design suits the particular needs of participants and their current and future employers via:
All the professors teaching in the MBA programme are well qualified in terms of their academic training and industrial knowledge, and more importantly, they are committed to quality teaching. Most academics in PolyU are involved in research projects across a wide variety of businesses. These projects allow regular feedback from managers in key industries, and links to be built up with them over the years, ensuring the programme content is always up-to-date and relevant to today’s business environment.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods
While the Internet provides an excellent way of learning, in PolyU MBA programme we emphasize face-to-face contact with staff and other students. Our programme maximizes learning effectiveness by utilizing a variety of teaching methods. Teaching is highly interactive and involves lectures, projects, and seminars. Students are actively involved in the learning process and are expected to contribute to the joint learning process through class discussion of assigned materials and by sharing their professional experience.
There is a strong emphasis on “bringing reality into the classroom”, with students producing written analyses and making verbal presentations where theoretical knowledge is applied to practical problems. Both group and individual achievements are recognized.
In most cases, assessment is based on both coursework and examination, with the balance varying according to the nature of the subject.
Professional and Business Development
To help MBA students’ learning and interaction, public seminars are held regularly by inviting esteemed scholars and business practitioners to share their knowledge and experience with participants. Visits and trips are also organized to expose students to business communities in other territories. In these ways, students of our programme do not simply acquire textbook knowledge. They are expected to interact actively with the business world and can thus develop a strong sense of identity and commitment.
The default option is to study for the MBA generic award. Students can also opt to graduate with a specialism in Aviation or Fashion upon completion of designated speciality electives.
The awards available are:
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
- Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
The curriculum includes technological elements such as data mining and analytics, programming, crowdfunding, crypto assets and diversification, machine learning techniques in forecasting, basic data science and modelling approaches for operations management, as well as management of information systems and information technologies.
- Accounting for Managers (AF5108)
- Business Analytics (LGT5425/ MM5425)
- Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability (MM5681)
- Financial Management (AF5318)
- Global Economic Environment for Management (AF5618) #
- MBA Orientation Workshop (MM5041)
- Management Information Systems (MM5424)
- Management Policy and Strategy (MM532) #
- Managing Operations Systems (LGT5105)
- Marketing Management (MM576)
- Organizational Behaviour & Leadership (MM5133)
All students complete a total of 9 credits of electives. Those who choose to graduate with a specialism complete 9 credits of required Speciality Electives. Those who do not pursue a specialism can complete 9 credits of any Speciality Electives or General Electives.
- Aircraft Asset Management (LGT5940)
- Airline Management (LGT5941)
- Airport Management and Economics (LGT5942)
- Air Transport Logistics and Management (LGT5014)
- Air Transport Regulatory Policy (LGT5161)
- Aviation Finance, Accounting and Tax (LGT5943)
- Aviation Marketing (LGT5163)
- Aviation Safety Management (LGT5164)
- Field Study in Air Cargo Management (LGT5944)
- Independent Projects (LGT5939)
- Fashion Retailing (ITC515)
- Independent Projects (ITC5939)
- Information Technology in Textiles & Clothing Industries (ITC519)
- International Business in Fashion Industry (ITC557)
- International Fashion and Textile Design (ITC525)
- Omni-Channel Retailing and Marketing (ITC596)
- Quality Assurance in Textiles and Clothing (ITC502)
- Applications of Decision Making Models (LGT5122)
- Business Applications of Blockchain (MM5426)
- Business Forecasting (MM5413)
- Business Innovation Project (MM5361)
- E-Commerce (MM544)
- Entrepreneurship (MM534)
- Field Study for Business Management (MM5913)
- Global Leadership in the Asian Context (MM5201)
- Global Sourcing and Supply (LGT5034)
- Independent Projects (AF5939/LGT5939/MM5935/ITC5939)
- International Financial Management (AF5362)
- International Management (MM539)
- Investments (AF5344)
- MBA Investigative Report (AF5941/LGT5931/MM5931)
- Managing Innovation (LGT5426)
- Mergers and Acquisitions (AF5321)
- Negotiation and Conflict Management (MM5191)
- Research Methods (MM501)
- Risk Management for Corporations (AF5333)
- Seminars in Emerging Technology (MM5452)
- Six Sigma and Quality Management Techniques (LGT5157)
- Wellbeing at Work (MM5271)
# i. The subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for the full-time Master of Business Administration programme.
ii. The Master of Business Administration programme is recognized under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).
The PolyU Full-time MBA programme is a general management programme targeting recent graduates and young managers, whom it offers the opportunity to develop speciality areas in various streams.
The programme strengthens students' knowledge, skills and intellectual abilities as defined in the broad learning outcomes, underpinned by the specific learning objectives below.
Critical and Creative Thinking
Learning objective (a): To analyse business cases and solve business problems by applying concepts and techniques in a critical manner. Demonstrate an understanding on the applications and implications of the latest technologies to practices and decisions in business issues.
Learning objective (b): To be able to integrate concepts and provide creative solutions to business problems.
Learning objective: To communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both in speech and in writing.
Learning objective: To demonstrate the understanding of human behaviours and the ability to influence others to achieve common goals.
Learning objective: To adopt a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business in the latest technological environment.
Ethics, Responsibility and Sustainability
Learning objective: To develop an understanding of issues surrounding ethics, social responsibility and sustainable development pertaining to the context of general management with respect to the applications of the latest technologies in business contexts.