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What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides students with:

  • A well-rounded business education;
  • Competence in the analysis, planning, implementation and control of marketing decisions;
  • Analytical ability and research competence;
  • The ability to communicate, interact and intervene in the integrative role that is ascribed to marketing;
  • Appreciation of the responsibilities of marketing professionals within broader environmental and international contexts; and
  • Literacy in the use of information systems and technology that are relevant to marketing.

Programme Characteristics

The programme focuses on the development of practical skills and academic and professional knowledge. It places a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies, role playing and simulation exercises. It offers a wide range of subject choices, including Consumer Behaviour, Integrated Marketing Communications, Marketing Research, Services Marketing, Internet Marketing and Marketing Management in China.

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme, which includes a wide range of extracurricular activities such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring mentorships and overseas and Chinese mainland exchanges.

Students can be attached to mentors, experienced executives or managers in the business world who can provide advice and support and help students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

Subject to availability, BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland and have the credits count towards their PolyU degree.

Marketing students are well equipped with both theoretical and practical experience upon graduation. Our students and graduates have a remarkable track record of obtaining awards in open competitions.

Curriculum

This is a very flexible programme that offers opportunities to study various marketing areas.

Year One covers the university Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects such as Healthy Lifestyle, Leadership and Intra-Personal Development, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Business Analytics, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, Introduction to Marketing, along with Language and Communication Requirement subjects.

From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education with subjects such as Management and Organization and Corporate Social Responsibility, and study marketing in greater depth through subjects such as Consumer Behaviour, Marketing Research, Global Marketing, Business to Business Marketing, Marketing Strategy and Product Management. They can structure their own study paths through a selection of Electives including Further Marketing Research, Marketing Channel Management, Internet Marketing, Sales Management and Strategic Brand Management. Students also have the opportunity to integrate their marketing knowledge through a Marketing Capstone Project.

Career Prospects

Marketing graduates qualify for a wide variety of employment opportunities, including in account management, advertising, marketing research, marketing/product/brand management, customer service, public relations, consumer affairs and protection.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,66,869) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

Students must have completed Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSE) or equivalent in their countries.

GCE A-level / International A-level: GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects.

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirement:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 66th in the QS World University Rankings and 91st in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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