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BBS (Hons) Management Pathway

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BBS (Hons) Management Pathway

Course Registration No. 270489

Part Time

Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) Management pathway

Management skills are a treasured asset, especially for those aspiring to be leaders in the business world. The Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Management from University College Dublin (UCD) aims to provide students with an understanding of the operations and management of the business world. The programme can help students develop an analytical mindset and strengthen their critical thinking capability. Various skills involved in entrepreneurship in a global context will be introduced, which can then be applied to different organisations. 

This top-up degree programme is designed for part-time students with work experience who wish to return to education to complete a degree on a part-time basis while continuing to work. The work experience of participants facilitates classroom discussion – something that is favoured by our tutors – and makes a valuable contribution to the overall learning experience. Graduates will be equipped with the essential managerial competencies that are applicable to various industries of today’s business world, opening up doors to jobs related to the business field, whilst giving them a competitive edge to move to the top of their profession.  

Why BBS (Hons) Management Pathway at UCD?

  • Customised for Part-Time Students: The degree adopts a model of non-traditional learning which uses flexible delivery methods designed specifically for part-time students with a knowledge and experience of work
  • 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 77 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
Management of Organisations*
Data Analysis for Decision Makers
Economic Policy & the Global Environment
Marketing Management
Cross Cultural Management*
Term 4 - 6
(Stage 3)

Business Strategy
Project Management
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Global Business
Operations Management
Organisational Knowledge, Creativity & Innovation

* This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes (CEF course code: 21Z07375-3)
^ Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to the satisfactory enrolment of each respective pathway and solely at the discretion of the University.

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
Apr 2018 - Intake 45

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

Language 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$ 15,300
2nd Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,300
3rd Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,300
4th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,300
5th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,300
6th Instalment of tuition fee HK$ 15,300
Total: HK$ 91,800
Grand Total: HK$ 94,800^

^Subject to change and final approval.

Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for a 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

Accreditation & Award

University College Dublin Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons) in Management Pathway graduates at Kaplan Higher Education (H.K.) may apply for the professional qualification award (Full membership status) with Institute of Management Specialist.


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 Excellence

  • Ranked Top 1% of the Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2016/17, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2016/17)
  • Ranked 24th in European Business School (European Business School Rankings 2017 by Financial Times)
  • Ranked 48th in Executive Education (2017 Financial Times) 
  • A Triple-Accredited Business School (Triple Crown Accreditation), only 1% of the world's business schools awarded AACSB, AMBA & EQUIS accreditations

Graduate Sharing

Graduate Sharing

"In the course of my study, my business horizons are broadened. Throughout the Bachelor's study, I have greatly outgrown myself as I get used to oversee every project from the point of view of management level. "


Serena Lau, Intake 22

"Actually this is not an easy decision when I enroll the Bachelor course with UCD.  My main hesitation is how to make balance between work and study.  However, UCD provided a systematic schedule and timetable, which allow me to manage the course work perfectly well. After completion of the course, what I achieve is not only the Bachelor Certificate, but also the actual knowledge on business management and a group of classmate who support each other throughout these 18 months.

Kaplan provided a good platform and reliable assistance for HK student; I would recommend Kaplan to anyone who wishes to continue higher education."

Annie Lai, Intake 29

"My experience with the University College Dublin (UCD) Programmes has truly been a remarkable one. I came across an opportunity to study a Bachelor degree from one of the most renowned universities in the world, I took it and I feel proud of the decision. With the support of the Kaplan Higher Education, I was able to let loose my true potential.

I am really happy and excited to obtain the First Class Honours in Bachelor of Business Studies in Management. University College Dublin (UCD) is a prestigious university that provides well-established and up-to-date teaching materials. In addition, with the experienced teaching staff and well-organized courses offered by Kaplan Higher Education, it ensures comprehensive and all-rounded training.

I believe that what I have learnt in the past two years have not only broadened my view, but also enhanced my career development."

Choy Wang Kei , Intake 28

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.

Miko Chan

Miko Chan


Investment Company

BBS (Hons) Management Pathway | 2013 Graduate

It was a “major life event” to obtain a university degree. It gave me more confidence in life and in applying for jobs with higher requirements.

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