PolyU SPEED BBA (Hons) in Business (Health Services Management) - Full-time

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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Health Services Management – Full-time

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Health Services Management – Full-time

Programme Code

84078-HS (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Simon YUEN


Commencement Date

02 Sep 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,000/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,300/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management


The programme is retitled and restructured from Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (Health Services Management) with effect from 2024/25.

Programme Features

  • Knowledge about operations and management of health care
  • A multi-disciplinary education for addressing health services management issues in both public and private health care
  • Internship opportunities  at health facilities, including hospitals, in order to prepare for a career in the health care sector
  • Graduates can take up positions as Executive Assistants in the Hospital Authority and other health organisations
  • Scholarship (HK$82,500 per awardee each year) and internship opportunities offered by the Hong Kong Integrated Oncology Centre
  • Articulation to local and overseas universities such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The University of Hong Kong, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and City University of Hong Kong



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BA (Hons) Scheme in Business

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Professional Recognition

Students and graduates are eligible to apply for Associate Membership of the Hong Kong College of Health Service Executives (HKCHSE) and Hong Kong College of Community Health Practitioners (HKCCHP).

Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Internship opportunities (including paid placement) at public hospitals under the HA# to enrich practical experience and vocational knowledge in areas such as quality and patient safety management, health informatics, and facility and project management in order to prepare you for a career in the health care sector

Further Study Opportunities

  • Articulation to local and overseas universities such as The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and City University of Hong Kong

# Subject to the availability of places at individual HA hospitals


Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR)Note 19
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)Note 2

(Please refer to the table below for details)

Scheme Compulsory6 subjects, 3 credits each18
Award-Specific Compulsory6 subjects, 3 credits each18
Elective5 subjects, 3 credits each15

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3

300 hours of work-based learning experience



Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (up to 2 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only) Note 2

  •  Introduction to Business
  • Medicine for Managers*


Scheme compulsory (all 6 subjects)

  • Business Finance
  • Applied Business Research
  • Integrated Study (Business)
  • Environmental, Social and Governance Management
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Business Communication in Chinese


Award-specific compulsory (all 6 subjects)

  • Health Informatics and Healthcare 4.0
  • Operations Management for Health Care
  • Health Economics and Healthcare Financing
  • Leadership and Strategic Management in Healthcare
  • Quality and Safety Management in Healthcare
  • Healthcare Facility Management and Business Support Services


Elective Subjects (any 5 subjects) 

The subjects are grouped into different areas:



  • Auditing and Assurance 2
  • International Taxation

Convention and Event Management

  • Exhibition Management
  • e-Sports, Sports Tourism and Management


  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Markets
  • Financial Regulations and Compliance
  • Fixed Income Securities

General Business 

  • Marketing Management
  • Personal Financial Planning Practice

Health Services Management

  • Ethics and Legal Considerations in Health Care
  • Public Health and Epidemiology

Hospitality Management

  • Club Management
  • Resort and Spa Management
  • Wine and Spirit Studies

Human Resource Management

  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Resourcing

International Business

  • Contemporary Issues in International Business
  • Managing Startups and Technology Ventures (IB)


  • Global Marketing
  • International Management
  • Luxury Marketing
  • Place Branding and Marketing
  • Professional Selling and Sales Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy

Operations and Supply Chain Management 

  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Practices

Travel Industry Management

  • Aviation Service Management
  • Cruise Line Operations and Management
  • Travel Agency Management


  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Business Practicum
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing in Practice
  • Fintech and Blockchain
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship


* Students from health-related disciplines are not required to take this foundation subject.

# Offering of elective subjects are subject to sufficient enrolment.



  1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.
  2. Students from non-business-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Accounting/ Business) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 2 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.  
  3. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.

Entrance Requirements

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).


Applicants without health-related knowledge will be required to take an additional health-related foundation subject.



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant. He/she must demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge and potential to indicate a high probability of being able to complete the programme successfully. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).