PolyU SPEED - BA (Hons) in Business - Full-time

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Programme Code

84039 (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Simon YUEN


Award Leader

Ms Eileen FENG


Commencement Date

04 Sep 2023

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,690/ credit
(subject to review for 2023/24 academic year)

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

The fee is 10% higher than the local student fee

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Programme Features

  • Programme design closely meets market needs through an all-round curriculum guiding you to explore various business sectors
  • Develops your leadership skills with an innovative mindset through new subjects such as Strategic Product Management
  • A professional teaching team teaches you how to tackle real-world business issues
  • Opportunities for local and international internships to improve employability, such as Bank of China, Market Probe, Zuellig Pharma, and China Media Group
  • Graduates are highly competitive and employed by local and global organisations
  • Articulation to local and overseas universities such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and City University of Hong Kong


Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Various positions in sales and marketing management, operations and supply chain management, and general management such as Business Development Manager, Senior Administrative Officer and Retail Manager


Further Study Opportunities

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

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 Elective subject1 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)

8 subjects, 3 credits each24
3 subjects, 3 credits each9
Elective6 subjects, 3 credits each
(at least 3 from the elective pool of students’ own subject area; others can be from subjects of any areas)

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3

300 hours of work-based learning experience



Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)


Foundation (up to 3 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only)Note 2

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management


Scheme Compulsory (all 8 subjects)

  • Business Communication in Chinese 
  • Business Finance  CEF
  • Business Policy and Strategy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Governance 
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Marketing Management  CEF
  • Applied Business Research
  • Integrated Study (Business)


Award-Specific Compulsory (all 3 subjects)

  • China Business Management  CEF
  • Cross-Cultural Management
  • Strategic Product Management


Elective# - General Business (any 3 subjects)

  • Accounting for Decision Making
  • Business and Relationship Marketing
  • Business Law  CEF
  • China Marketing
  • Information and Communications Technology in Business
  • Personal Financial Planning Practices


Elective# - Other Subject Areas (any 3 subjects)
(Students can choose the Award-specific Compulsory and Elective of the other subject areas under the Scheme as elective subjects)

Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Arts in Business/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Finance)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Health Services Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Human Resource Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Innovation and Design Management)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (International Business)/ Bachelor of Arts in Business (Operations and Supply Chain Management)) of this module is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 5).



  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 3 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).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An 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.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).