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Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management


Course Code: 2245-DP048A (CE 68-843-00/41)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 15/000945/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2015 to 31/08/2028
Ms Shan Cheung
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Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management programme aims to ensure that students will develop a broad understanding of the complex, diverse and dynamic business environment for management. The programme curriculum is both international and practical in it contents. Students will acquire management skills as well as intellectual capability that enable them to perform effectively as a practicing manager. Thus, enhances their employability and facilitate career management.

Programme Objectives

The programme aims to:

  1. develop the knowledge and skills base which will enable effective performance as a practicing manager;

  2. produce graduates who are enterprising, readily employable and well equipped for lifelong learning and the professional world;

  3. develop graduates possessing a broad range of key personal, cognitive/intellectual, transferable, practical and employment skills;

  4. develop graduates with a broad understanding of the complex, diverse, dynamic business and enterprise environment and the implications for management;

  5. provide the opportunity for students to enhance their employability through undertaking an appropriate work placement; 

  6. facilitate recognition of the effects of management within longer timescales and in relation to a broad range of stakeholders;

  7. enable an understanding of the international dimensions of business management; and

  8. develop knowledge and understanding of the ethical and moral responsibilities of corporate leaders and managers.

Intended Learning Outcomes

A. Knowledge and understanding

On successful completion, graduates should have developed knowledge and understanding of:

  1. the complex, diverse, dynamic internal and external business and enterprise environment for management;
  2. the skills and techniques relevant to the management of people, operations and other resources, effective decision making and performance as a practicing manager;
  3. the effects of management in relation to a broad range of stakeholders, including the ethical and moral responsibilities of corporate leaders and managers;
  4. a range of current pervasive issues confronting international management including; sustainability, corporate responsibility, globalisation, innovation and enterprise. 

B. Cognitive and intellectual skills

On successful completion, graduates should have developed the ability to:

  1. analyse new and/or abstract data and situations using appropriate techniques;
  2. transform abstract data and concepts towards a given purpose and design appropriate solutions;
  3. select and manage information, research, investigate and critically evaluate evidence using critical thinking and other appropriate research methods and use the findings to support conclusions and recommendations;
  4. apply appropriate knowledge and skills, including numeracy and quantitative skills, in unfamiliar contexts to identify, define and resolve complex problems.

C. Key and transferable skills

On successful completion, graduates should have developed the ability to:

  1. interact and work effectively in a group, negotiating and handling conflict as appropriate, in order to achieve an objective;
  2. access and utilise a wide range of learning resources and manage own learning;
  3. communicate effectively in writing and orally using a range of methods;
  4. undertake ethical research using appropriate strategies and methods;
  5. demonstrate autonomy in taking responsibility for own work and development; 
  6. demonstrate competence in the application of numeracy and quantitative skills.

D. Employment related skills

On successful completion, graduates should have developed the ability to:

  1. successfully manage and deliver a project/work on time;
  2. choose and utilise a range of appropriate skills and techniques relevant to the management of people, operations, other resources and making effective decisions;
  3. reflect upon and evaluate own actions and performance with a view to enhancing self management and devising plans for enhancing personal and career development;
  4. demonstrate awareness of ethical and sustainability issues in their work.

E. Practical skills

On successful completion, graduates should have developed the ability to:

  1. write reports for commercial and academic audiences;
  2. select and apply appropriate skills and techniques and work with minimal supervision.

Programme Information & Sharing from Programme Leaders 



University of Plymouth


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Content and

Programme Structure

Module Title Credit No. of Contact Hours
1. Business Consultancy 20 45
2. Enterprise, Innovation, and Creativity 20 45
3. Honours Project 40 90
4. Strategy and Leadership 20 45
5. Human Resource Management in a Global Context 20 45
6. Marketing for a Digital World 20 45
7. Managing Business Information: Economics and Financial Data and Business Analytics 40 90
Total 180 405

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. 

Fee (HKD): HK$110,250 per programme (in 3 instalments, all fees are subject to change without prior notice.)

The duration for the programme: minimum 18 months, maximum 60 months.

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. (The sequence of the modules is subject to change in accordance to the policy of University of Plymouth).

Students are encouraged to attend the induction sessions, which comprise of an introductory session and a 12-hour Academic English Workshop plus a 1-hour test.

Duration of Study

  • 1.5 years (minimum), 5 years (maximum)
  • 2 terms per year
  • Term starts in March and September

Teaching Mode

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


All coursework of the programme will be conducted in English.

The mode of assessment is different from module to module but will be generally based on a combination of coursework (including assignments, tests and practicals), and/or examinations.

Award and


This bachelor programme confers offshore degrees carrying the same academic status and recognition as that offered to University of Plymouth's on-campus graduates.

Students are expected to graduate from the registered programme of study upon satisfactory completion of all stated modules and the honours project, and they will be awarded the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management from 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 2024/25 intake is HK$110,250, 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

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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.


Progression Path

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CSM London Summer Study Programme

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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.