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Master of Business Administration



What will I learn?

Programme Aims

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.

Learning objective (b): To integrate concepts and provide creative solutions to business problems.

Effective Communication

Learning objective: To communicate reasoned arguments effectively, both in speech and in writing.

Leadership Capabilities

Learning objective: To demonstrate an understanding of human behaviour and the ability to influence others to achieve common goals.

Global Outlook

Learning objective: To adopt a global outlook and an understanding of cultural diversity, globalisation and their implications for business.

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.


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.

Recognition & Prospects

PolyU's MBA has been developing general managers in Hong Kong since 1990. Its structure, content and teaching approaches have been benchmarked against those of the best programmes in the world.

Programme Structure

The programme is designed to equip students with knowledge of major business functions and in-depth management knowledge in one year. A wide range of Electives is available for selection.

Students can choose to graduate with the following awards/specialisms, subject to their successful completion of required Electives:

  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (Aviation)
  • Master of Business Administration (Fashion)
  • Master of Business Administration (Innovation and Design)

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$402,090.00 (42,05,962) per year
HK $10,310 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

A Bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or postgraduate diploma in any area, or an equivalent professional qualification; and a minimum of 2 years' experience in a managerial or professional capacity; and proficiency in English;

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 fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

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 at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

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


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 79th 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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