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

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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (International Business) - Full-time

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business (International Business) - Full-time

Programme Code

84039-IB (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Scheme Leader

Dr Simon YUEN

BSc, PhD, FSTLA, CMILT, PMHKLA, MIPSHK

Award Leader

Dr Macy WONG

BCom, BCom (Hons), MMgt, DBA

Commencement Date

05 Sep 2022

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,690/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$2,960/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Programme Features

  • Develops and strengthens your global strategic perspectives, entrepreneurial mindset and leadership skills
  • Articulation to local and overseas universities such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University and The University of Liverpool
  • Offers you a unique mix of global business acumen in the realms of management of global organisations, strategy, entrepreneurship and internationalisation so as to help you tackle global challenges and become a responsible global leader with cultural sensitivity and humility
  • Develops your entrepreneurial mindset through three new elective subjects, namely Principles and Practices of Entrepreneurship, Technological Entrepreneurship for Global Business Development, and Managing Startups and Technology Ventures
  • Programme design fits market needs; taught by well-qualified lecturers with rich work experience in the field
  • Aiming 100% of students having opportunities for joining a wide array of global student activities and internships

Future Prospects

Career Prospects

  • Aiming 100% of students having opportunities for joining a wide array of global student activities and internships

 

Further Study Opportunities

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

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)

51
Scheme
Compulsory
8 subjects, 3 credits each24
Award-Specific
Compulsory
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)
18

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 3

300 hours of work-based learning experience

N/A
Total60

 

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)

  • Global Strategy
  • Principles and Practices of Entrepreneurship
  • Technological Entrepreneurship for Global Business Development

 

Elective# - International Business (any 3 subjects)

  • Contemporary Issues in International Business
  • Managing Global Organisations
  • Managing Startups and Technology Ventures
  • Multinational Business Finance
  • Principles and Practices of FinTech

 

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.

CEF

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).

 

Note:

  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).

 

 Notes:

  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).