What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides a well-rounded business education, along with an opportunity to specialise in international shipping and logistics management. It enables students to acquire a wide knowledge of maritime transport and logistics within a general broad perspective of international transport and trade.

The programme fosters strong management skills, in areas including communication and presentation, leadership and teamwork, problem solving and the effective use of information technology. Graduates are equipped with the skills that are necessary to understand and manage maritime organizations and personnel.

Programme Characteristics

International shipping and transport logistics management is a lively and interesting subject to study, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and academic and professional knowledge.

There is a strong emphasis on interactive and student-centred learning methods, including case studies and simulation exercises. Local and international visits to companies and other organizations are arranged, and senior practitioners are invited as guest speakers to share their practical experiences with students.

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

Each student is assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or a manager in the business world and who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

If they wish, and subject to availability, the BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

Curriculum

This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of international shipping and logistics management.

Year One covers the University Core Curriculum and fundamental business subjects, such as Leadership & Intrapersonal Development, Healthy Lifestyle, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Statistics for Business, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects.

From Year Two onwards, students continue their general business education by taking such subjects as Strategic Management, and also study international shipping and logistics management in greater depth through such subjects as Shipping Logistics, Economics of International Transport Logistics, Carriage of Goods Law, Ship broking and Chartering Management, and Shipping Finance. Students have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of Electives in international shipping and logistics. They also have the chance to integrate their knowledge through the one-year-long capstone project in the final year of study.

Along with a Major in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, students can take a Minor, either in another business programme or in a non-business programme.

Career Prospects

Graduates with a BBA(Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics are qualified in and well accepted by many sectors of the shipping and logistics industry, including ship owners, ship brokers, charterers, shipping agencies, air and/or sea freight forwarders, international express operators, third party logistics operators, container terminal operators, warehouse operators, law firms, cargo airlines, liner shipping operators, insurance brokers, marine insurance companies and international protection and indemnity clubs.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 18,060) per year

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

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For international students

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

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

  • 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 applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB)

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