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BBS (Hons) HRM Pathway (Day-time)

Bachelor Programme

BBS (Hons) HRM Pathway (Day-time)

Course Registration No. 270489

Day Time

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in HRM pathway

Human Resources Management is the art of managing the most valuable asset of an organisation – the employees. This involves establishing measurable standards to gauge individual and group performance. This programme provides students with a very practical and up-to-date understanding of the industry, best fitting the needs of professionals in the HR or related industries. During the course of study, students are expected to gain insights into recruitment planning, staff retention, cultural issues in international working environment, staff training and development. This programme is perfectly designed for those working in the HR field or aspiring to shift to related industries. 

This programme enhances the possibility of students' career advancement, offering them more options when seeking new career opportunities. With the knowledge gained from their studies, graduates will be able to seek employment as a HR professional in banking and financial institutions, recruitment agencies, multinational companies and the public sector.

Why UCD BBS (Hons) HRM pathway at UCD?

  • Customised for Day-Time Students:

    4th Term: Overseas study experience at UCD in Ireland for 2 weeks during summer holiday
    6th Term: Opportunity to attend the lessons at UCD in Ireland again
    After the end of academic year: Attend UCD graduation ceremony in Ireland

  • Career Focused: Aims to transform the career prospects and employability of participants through a multi-faceted re-skilling programme which promises sustainable and enhanced skills development
  • Internationally Accredited: The UCD Business School is among just 86 business schools around the world to hold the “triple crown” of accreditations (American, European and International) in quality assessment, improvement and accreditation of higher education institutions in management and business administration

Programme Details

Programme Highlights
An honours Degree at University College Dublin takes three academic years to complete (over three ‘Stages’). In the case of the Bachelor of Business Studies (Hong Kong), the duration of the programme is as follows:

Stage 1: Exemption granted due to Accredited Prior Learning
Stage 2: One academic year
Stage 3: One academic year

The programme consists of 8 core courses and 4 specialist pathway courses. The 12 courses can be completed in 18 months in Hong Kong as follows:


Programme Structure
Term 1- 3
(Stage 2)
Human Resource Management
The Future of Work and Organisations*
Digital Business
Economic Policy & the Global Environment
Marketing Management
Cross Cultural Management*
Term 4 - 6
(Stage 3)
Business Strategy#
Project Management#
International HRM
Managing Diversity in Employment
Management Practice
Talent Management

Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment of each respective pathway and solely at the discretion of the University.
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF course code: 21Z07375-3).
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable course under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF course code: 21Z06858-A).
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework.

Stage 2 and 3 can be completed in 18 months (two academic years)

Medium of Instruction

Honours Award
Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the overall grade point average in accordance with the University's course regulations.

Teaching Mode

  • Face-to-face tuition in Hong Kong

Assessment Method
Each module is assessed by:

  • Assignments
  • Presentation
  • Examination

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


Programme Start Date
Nov 2020

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma / Higher Diploma / Associate Degree in business, management, accountancy, banking, finance, industrial management or equivalent
  • Applicants holding other Diploma-level qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

English Language Proficiency Requirement

  • If an applicant's native language is not English or he/she has not completed their prior qualifications through the medium of English, he/she will be required to undertake an English language test and satisfy the following; a minimum score of 600 TOEFL (250 computer based, with test of written English at 475+) or 6.5 IELTS (minimum of 6.0 in each band)

Programme Fee

Application Fee
HK$ 500
Registration Fee
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
HK$ 2,500
Total: HK$ 3,000
1st Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
2nd Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
3rd Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
4th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
5th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
6th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,800
Total: HK$ 94,800
Grand Total: HK$ 97,800

Students who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.



Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee and registration fee) if withdrawal notice is received in writing by the Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms. There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received after the start of each of the terms
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of the cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation
  • In case of hardship and deferral (students are required to complete the course within the maximum length of 48 months) cases, the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited will consider the refund arrangement on an individual and case-by-case basis. Students who have obtained course exemptions will have to pay for the same amount of the tuition fee as indicated above


Originally known as the Catholic University of Ireland and subsequently as the Royal University, the University became UCD in 1908 and a constituent college of the National University of Ireland (NUI). UCD has produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in addition to generations of Irish business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders. 

Today UCD is Ireland’s largest university with almost 30,000 students. Its international standing has increased rapidly in recent years and the University is currently ranked within the top 1% of institutions worldwide in the Times Higher Education rankings.

University Ranking
UCD is placed as the top world University among other prestigious Universities around the world. 

University Excellence

  • Ranked Top 1% of the Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2020, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020)
  • Ranked 21st in European Business School (European Business School Rankings 2019 by Financial Times)
  • A Triple-Accredited Business School (Triple Crown Accreditation), only 1% of the world's business schools awarded AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS accreditations

Programme Management

Our programmes are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programmes which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.

Conductive study environment, thoughtful programme management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Programme Management Team assigns dedicated programme manager for each programme as the bridge between students and universities.