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Master of Science in Business Analytics

Programme Title

Master of Science in Business Analytics


Programme Code

23090-MAF (Full-time) / 23090-MAP (Part-time)

Mode of Attendance



Normal study period: 1.5 years (Full-time) / 2.5 years (Part-time)

Maximum study period: 5 years

Credit Requirements for Graduation



Local students: HK$170,500 per programme (31 credits)

Non-local students: HK$254,200 per programme (31 credits)



For further information, please contact:

Tel: (852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7952



For information on academic matters, please contact:

Dr Vincent Cho

Tel: (852) 2766 6339




This programme starts with fundamental skills of applying analytical techniques on big data for decision supports of an organization, and progresses to in-depth studies of various application domains.



  • Emphasizes on essential skills and knowledge of business analytics
  • Applies domains of business analytics
  • Covers theoretical knowledge and research findings of decision making using big data
  • Offers opportunities to apply theories to investigating and solving business problems
  • Focuses on systematic training and development of skills and competence in business analytics
  • Enhances ability to solve big data problems

Programme Details

For MSc, students complete 31 credits

  • 4 Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 1 Ethics Subject (1 credit)
  • 6 Elective Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 4 Compulsory Subjects (3 credits each)
  • 1 Ethics Subject (1 credit)
  • 2 Elective Subjects (3 credits each)
  • the subject Research Methods (3 credits) and a Dissertation (9 credits)


Students may, on completion of 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (21 credits), opt for the Postgraduate Diploma.


Non-Dissertation Option

Dissertation Option

Compulsory Subjects
(4 subjects - 12 credits)

Ethics Subject 
( 1 credit)

Elective Subjects
(any 6 subjects - 18 credits)

Elective Subjects
(any 2 subject - 6 credits)


Dissertation Subjects
(total 12 credits)


- The offering of subjects is subject to class quota availability. Students may also choose from a list of "Common Pool Electives", subject to the prescriptions of programme curriculum.
- Programme structure, course names and content are subject to continuous review and change.


Mode of Study and Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode
Full-time students study 9 credits or more in a semester. Part-time students study less than 9 credits in a semester.

Students normally complete the programme full-time in 1.5 years or part-time in 2.5 years with a maximum study period of 5 years.

The programme offers a structured progression pattern. However, with the credit-based system, students enjoy the flexibility to complete the programme within 5 years, depending on the number of subjects taken in a semester. 

Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in two semesters within an academic year. Each subject requires 39 contact hours over a teaching semester, with one 3-hour class per week.


Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants should have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent academic / professional qualifications, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience.

  • Applicants, normally aged 27 or above, with other post-secondary qualifications and at least 6 years of work experience in industry, commerce or public administration, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section at Study@PolyU for details.

Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.


Admissions Procedures and Fee

Please refer to Study@PolyU website ( for the application details of individual programmes.

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