Programme Content





Gaining a solid grounding in a multidisciplinary business awareness including individuals, organisations and global context in which they operate, is essential elements for success. This programme provides a broad business education which helps you to attain the skills needed to become a responsible, effective leader. You'll gain the experience and skills you need to impress employers and kick-start your career. 


Programme Features
High recognition
This programme is offered by Sheffield Business School which is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.

Employable Graduates
Our past graduates have been employed in different fields relevant to business and management, such as Customer Services Officer, Assistant Property Manager, Marketing Executive and the like.



Academic and Professional Excellence 

This module aims to support international students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, technological, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their studies at the final year and to progress successfully to post-graduate study.  It is designed to assist you in developing specified subject-specific and employability skills alongside the development of language competence.

Implementing Strategy and Change 

This module looks at the way strategy and change is implemented in a variety of organisations and contexts.  As organisations develop they change to meet the needs of their altered environment.  Organisations make strategic choices which will affect the direction the organisation will take.  This module helps you to gain an understanding of the strategic decisions that organisations make and their implications.

Leadership in Contemporary Organisations

This module explores contemporary leadership challenges facing organisations today. In addition to exploring current literature, case studies and examples of leaders, you will develop a clear view of their personal leadership preferences and aspirations. You will complete the module with a comprehensive understanding of effective leadership styles and approaches and how they might personally lead in their future roles.

Marketing in a Global Context 

This module develops your understanding of the marketing management capabilities needed in the global marketing decision making process and to give you the opportunity to practically apply analytical and conceptual frameworks to identify and build competitive advantage in non-domestic markets.

Managing the Digital Enterprise 

The digital landscape has changed the way business is conducted and impacts all sectors. These changes affect not only the individual company and their products or services, but entire industries leading to the development of new and diverse business models. All organisations need strategies and actions to develop and sustain a digital business. The module integrates theory and practice and considers key issues including the growth of the mobile digital platform and the rapid expansion in digital traffic. Given the growth in these developments, this module covers topic areas of interest to all students and takes an international approach and includes contemporary coverage of all key issues.

Financial Fluency for Decision Making 

The aim of this module is to acquire and critically examine knowledge of core concepts that inform senior management's decision-making in the area of financial management. In addition the module aims to develop a critical understanding of regulatory, political and economic contexts which contribute to an organisation’s operational and strategic activities.



Coursework and examinations.



QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 16/000727/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2025


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes. Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships



Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of VTC Higher Diploma (HD) in relevant Business subjects;

•    HD in Accountancy 
•    HD in Accountancy with Business Analytics 
•    HD in Advertising and Marketing Communications 
•    HD in Advertising and Media Communications 
•    HD in Artiste and Cultural Management
•    HD in Arts and Cultural Events Management 
•    HD in Aviation and e-Logistics 
•    HD in Aviation Management and Global Logistics 
•    HD in Aviation Services and Passenger Transport 
•    HD in Banking and Finance 
•    HD in Banking and Financial Analytics 
•    HD in Business Administration 
•    HD in Corporate Administration 
•    HD in Cultural Business and Exhibition Management 
•    HD in Customer Services for Aviation and Passenger Transport
•    HD in Aviation Services and Passenger Transport 
•    HD in Digital Marketing 
•    HD in Event Marketing and Digital Promotion 
•    HD in Event Marketing and Promotion 
•    HD in Financial Technology 
•    HD in Global Business Management with Languages 
•    HD in Human Resource Management
•    HD in Human Resources and Talent Analytics 
•    HD in International Business Management with Languages 
•    HD in Management for Security and Disciplined Services 
•    HD in Marketing and Customer Analytics  
•    HD in Marketing Management 
•    HD in Music and Digital Entertainment Business Management 
•    HD in Music Entertainment and Artiste Management 
•    HD in Public Relations and Digital Communication  
•    HD in Real Estate and Property Management 
•    HD in Retail and e-Tail Management 
•    HD in Retail Innovation and Management 
•    HD in Supply Chain with InnoTech Applications 
•    HD in Wine and Beverage Business Management


Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualification in a relevant Business subject awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills), or equivalent.



Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee : HK$73,450 by 2 instalments
     (Deduct up to HK$33,740 via NMTSS)

Reimburse up to the full tuition fee if you are eligible for NMTSS and receive SPSS Outstanding Performance Scholarship (OPS).
(i.e. Tuition Fee HK$73,450 - NMTSS HK$33,740 - OPS HK$40,000)

Eligible students for NMTSS only need to pay the tuition fee net of NMTSS. After admission, students with outstanding academic performance at sub-degree level will be nominated for OPS and the awardees will receive the scholarship around July/August next year. The disbursement of NMTSS and the award of OPS will be subject to the final approval by the Education Bureau (EDB).


A variety of attractive scholarships are available to current and graduating SHAPE students


“The Business Management programme sharpened my business and marketing knowledge to cope with the challenging environment. Both overseas and local lecturers were very helpful and patient."

Liu Tin Long

BA (Honours) Business Management

  • HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship

"This 1 year programme is recognised both locally and internationally. I have acquired comprehensive business management knowledge, in particular managerial thinking and market analysis skills which are crucial for my career development."

Chan Sau Ping

BA (Honours) Business Management

  • HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship

Financial Aids 
The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $33,740 per year 
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $89,080
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,620
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 55,560
(Living expenses loan)


Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.


Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects
Apart from a multidisciplinary business awareness, our graduates have also acquired the knowledge and skills to become reflective and adaptable business practitioners who are well prepared for the industry. As such, most of our graduates are employed soon after graduation in different fields relevant to business and management, such as Customer Services Officer, Assistant Property Manager, Marketing Executive and the like.



"The BA (Honours) Business Management programme has not only enriched my knowledge in human resources management including employment law and labour unions in HK and the UK, but also strengthened my leadership and interpersonal skills in handling employee relations in the future workplace."


Henry Lee
BA (Honours) Business Management

  • Operation Services Officer, Cathay Pacific Catering Services (H.K.) Ltd.
  • Inspirational Student Award (Student Voice Category), Sheffield Hallam University
  • DGF Scholarship, DHL Global Forwarding (HK) Limited


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong or Overseas.


Student Awards

Student Awards

Inspirational Student Award 2022
Kan Chun Keung, James

  The 1st Class Honours Degree Awardees in 2022
Fung Po Yin, Christy (left), Ng Yuen Man, Jennie (right)
The 1st Class Honours Degree Awardees in 2021
Tse Ming Fai (left), Chan Ying (right)




Chen Zheng Hong

HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship 2022-23

Chan Sau Ping

HKSAR Government Endeavour Scholarship 2021-22

Liu Tin Long

HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2021-22

Shum Ka Yin

HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21



Connect with Us


Programme Coordinator

Dr. Raymond Kan

Tel. no.

3757 9220 




General Enquiries

Ms. Queenie Lam

Tel. no.

2436 8600 


General Enquiries Ms. Adah Chan
Tel. no. 2436 8379 



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Registration No. : 252135. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.