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Undergraduate Programmes

Business and Management

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management


Course Code: 2145-DP048A (CE 68-843-00/31)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 15/000945/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2024


Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management programme aims to ensure that students develop a broad understanding of the diverse, complex and dynamic nature of management. The programme curriculum is both international and practical in its content. Students will acquire management skills as well as intellectual capabilities that will enable them to perform effectively as managers, thus enhancing their employability and facilitating their careers in management.

Programme Highlights

  • Exploring the diverse, complex and dynamic nature of management;
  • Providing practical theories and skills to enable graduates to effectively manage staff and projects in their future career;
  • Reviewing international dimensions of business management;
  • Consisting of academic analysis and a broad range of transferable skills in management that enhance employability.

Programme Information & Sharing from Programme Leaders


University of Plymouth


Plymouth is a dynamic and distinctive university that strives for the highest quality in all that it does. It is a *top 50 research institution with genuine clusters of world class research across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology – all supported by investment in leading facilities.

With more than 26,000 students benefitting from a Plymouth education, the University has a strong track record in teaching excellence and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

Plymouth is a truly global university, with a vibrant international student base and with partnerships in 30 countries. It continues to grow in stature and influence - a three-time winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, the  first modern university in the UK to launch its own medical and dental school and the only university to be awarded the Social Enterprise Mark.

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Content and

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 7 modules, each module comprises 20/40 credits and 45/90 contact hours.

Module Title Credit

Level 6 Modules

1. Business Consultancy

2. Enterprise, Innovation, and Creativity

3. Honours Project

4. Strategy and Leadership

5. Human Resource Management in a Global Context


20 credits

20 credits

40 credits

20 credits

20 credits

Level 5 Modules#

6. Managing Business Information: Economics and Financial Data and Business Analytics

7. Marketing for a Digital World


40 credits

20 credits 

Total 180 credits

Modules 6-7 will be taught by HKU SPACE lecturers. The remaining modules will be co-taught by University of Plymouth and HKU SPACE faculty staff. 
The above programme structure is intended for use as a guide to prospective students. HKU SPACE and University of Plymouth reserve the right to vary the structure.

Duration of Study

This honours degree programme is a fully-accredited undergraduate degree in the UK. With full exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in 18 months. 

Teaching Mode

The teaching methods include lectures and tutorials. Staff members consist of local and Plymouth-based lecturers.


Assessment is based on a combination of regular assessment, examinations or projects.


Award and


On completing their study, graduates will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management by University of Plymouth.

Career Opportunities

The programme is developed with a focus on business management to ensure graduates’ skills meet the needs of the market. Graduates will be highly employable with the skills and knowledge required for careers in a broad range of business fields that include organisational management careers ranging from private to public sectors.

Further Studies

University of Plymouth qualifications are well-recognised internationally. Graduates of this programme may pursue further studies in business management, managerial leadership, international management or business-related disciplines at the postgraduate level. 


Fees and

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for 2023/24 intake is HK$105,000, payable in three instalments.

*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Financial Assistance Schemes

University of Plymouth’s Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management programme delivered in Hong Kong is successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to

IC Scholarship 

(for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates)  

Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2023/24. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:

    1. hold an Advanced Diploma or Higher Diploma/Associate Degree in a business-related discipline awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; OR
    2. hold a recognised Advanced Diploma or Higher Diploma/Associate Degree in a business-related discipline awarded by a recognised institution;


  1. preferably have 2 years full-time work experience or 4 years part-time work experience.

If the above academic qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 in the IELTS (with minimum component scores of 5.5 in all four components: listening, reading, speaking and writing); or
  2. an overall score 76 or above in the TOEFL iBT (with minimum component scores of listening 17, reading 18, speaking 20, writing 18)

Applicants from I.1. and I.2. may be required to take and pass additional module(s), based on individual merit, before the start of the programme.

Mature students (according to University of Plymouth regulation) and applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Examples of Awards to be Considered for Admission

Admission is not limited to graduates from the following programmes. Applicants from other programmes will be considered on a case-by-case basis.





HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education

  • Advanced Diploma in Business Management
  • Associate of Business Administration
  • Associate of Economics
  • Higher Diploma in Business
  • Higher Diploma in Business Management

Hong Kong Baptist University, School of Continuing Education

  • Associate of Arts (Business Administration)
  • Associate of Arts (Business Economics)
  • Higher Diploma in Management

School of Continuing and Professional Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Higher Diploma in Business and Service Management
  • Higher Diploma in Business and Human Resource Management

Lingnan Institute of Further Education

  • Associate of Business Studies (Business Management)
  • Higher Diploma in Administration and Entrepreneurship

Hong Kong Institute of Technology

  • Higher Diploma in Business Administration

Hong Kong College of Technology

  • Higher Diploma in Professional Accounting
  • Higher Diploma in Social Media and Creative Marketing

Caritas Institute of Higher Education

  • Associate Degree in Business
  • Associate Degree in Business Administration

Hong Kong Community College, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Associate in Business
  • Associate in Business (Business Management)
  • Associate in Business (International Business)

UOW College Hong Kong

  • Associate of Business Administration in General Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Human Resources Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in International Business Management
  • Associate of Business Administration in Marketing

Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education

(IVE), Vocational Training Council

  • Higher Diploma in Business Administration
  • Higher Diploma in Business with E-Commerce
  • Higher Diploma in Global Business
  • Management with Languages
Gratia Christian College
  • Higher Diploma in Transformative Business Management
Institute of Professional Education And Knowledge (PEAK), Vocational Training Council
  • Professional Diploma in Business Management


Student Work
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CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.


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This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.