Bachelor of Business Administration in International Shipping and Logistics
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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.
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.
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
To graduate, every student must complete 300 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The Department has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the summer vacation or as part-timers. Summer placements may be found in Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland or overseas. These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.
This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choice in the fields of international shipping and logistics management.
- In Year One, students study fundamental business subjects such as Accounting, Business Law, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Management and Marketing, along with General Education Subjects.
- In Years Two and Three, 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 Economics of International Transport Logistics, Carriage of Goods by Sea Law, International Trade and Shipping, Shipbroking and Chartering Practice, and Information Systems for Logistics Management. Students also have the opportunity to choose from a wide range of Electives in international shipping and logistics. There is an optional Final-Year Management Project.
Along with a Major in International Shipping and Transport Logistics, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business subject.
Tuition Fees - Government-funded Programmes
The following tuition fees are charged for full-time government-funded Bachelor's Degree programmes in the 2012-13 academic year:
- HK$100,000 (approximately US$12,820) per academic year payable by two equal instalments before the start of the first and second semesters of the academic year.
- Sandwich year/internship (optional): The tuition fee for a sandwich year or an additional one-year internship is one-fifth of the annual tuition fee of a programme.
New students in government-funded full-time Bachelor's degree programmes are required to pay a registration fee of HK$15,000 when they take up their offer. The registration fee, which is non-refundable and non-transferable, will be converted to form part of the first semester tuition fee. The remainder must then be paid on or before the payment deadline specified on the debit note.
Tuition fees are non-refundable, except in the case of programme cancellation. However, if a new student has submitted application for withdrawal or has been approved for deferment of study by the relevant department before the start of their first semester, then the tuition fee paid for the semester, after deducting the registration fee, will be refunded in cash.
International Students - Entrance Requirements
Due to the differences in education systems, school-leaving qualifications that are acceptable for entrance to universities in other places may not necessarily be acceptable for entrance to an undergraduate programme at PolyU. To be eligible to apply for admission to our full-time HKALE-based government-funded bachelor’s degree programmes, candidates who have studied under a non-local curriculum are expected to have achieved an academic standard equivalent to GCE A-level, or have satisfactorily completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the first year of university education. Contact the University for more information.
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Last updated September 22, 2017