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Theme: Management and Psychology


Programme Code

  • HP001 Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS)
  • HP502 Year 1 & 2, Higher Diploma (HD)



QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 15/003338/L4
Registration Validity Period: 30/10/2015 to ongoing
Successful completion of this programme leads to an award within The University of Hong Kong system through HKU SPACE

DFS Application Code: HPDFS-BM

HD Application Code: HDBMGT_MP


More programme information and activities details could be found on the programme Facebook page:

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This programme was formerly known as Higher Diploma in Business (Management and Psychology), and has been restructured and retitled as Higher Diploma in Business Management with effect from the 2016-17 academic year.

The Higher Diploma in Business Management Programme is a comprehensive and broad-based business programme that aims to expose students to the major functions of a business organisation and introduce them to the core business management theories and practice. It consists of 2 years of study. The first year of study follows a common core curriculum covering generic and core business courses such as Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing, Statistics and Business Law. These courses will provide an integrated view of various business functions in the commercial environment. Students will be able to identify their area of interest and will be able to choose one of following specialised themes in their second year of study:

  • Management Studies
  • Management and Psychology
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management with Business Law
  • Management and e-Commerce


Award Title

Graduates will be awarded Higher Diploma in Business Management.


Programme Aims and Features (Management and Psychology)

  • Exposes students to the major functions of a business organisation and introduces them to the behavioural aspects of decision making;
  • Cuts across two disciplines (Social Sciences and Business) in an innovative way and is the first of its kind in Hong Kong;
  • Equips students with the knowledge and skills for further studies or to start a career in business management, and also develops their awareness of the role of psychology in the business decision process;
  • Exposes students not only to all major business functions such as accounting, economics, finance, marketing etc., but also psychology, sociology and social psychology, at an early stage.


Opportunities for Further Studies

UGC-funded Universities

Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to Bachelor’s degree programmes in Business Management, Business Administration, Social Sciences or other related disciplines offered by local universities (including HKU).

The list below shows the  degree offers that our graduates/ students received in the past*:

  • The University of Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Social Sciences
    BSc Information Management
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    BSc Gerontology
    BSSc Gender Studies
    BSSc Global Studies
  • City University of Hong Kong
    BBA Business Analysis
    BBA Business Operations Management
    BBA Management (Human Resources Management)
    BSocSc Asian and International Studies
    BSocSc Criminology and Sociology
    BSocSc Public Policy and Politics
  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    BA (Hons) Applied Ageing Studies and Service Management
    BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
    BBA (Hons) International Shipping and Transport Logistics
    BBA (Hons) Management
    BBA (Hons) Marketing
    BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management
    BSc (Hons) Investment Science and Finance Analytics
  • Hong Kong Baptist University
    BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management Concentration
    BBA (Hons) Information Systems and e-Business Management Concentration 
    BBA (Hons) Marketing Concentration
  • Lingnan University
    BSocSc (Hons) Sociology 
  • The Education University of Hong Kong
    BEd (Hons) Business, Accounting & Finance Studies
    BSocSc (Hons) Psychology

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

Graduates are also eligible to apply for the below degree programmes offered by other institutions:

Other Local Institutions

    • Full-time or part-time, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing and Management, offered by The University of Hull (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE 
    • Full-time or part-time, BSc Business and Management, offered by The University of London Programmes (Academic Direction: London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE) (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE 
    • Full-time or part-time, BSc Economics and Management, offered by The University of London Programmes (Academic Direction: London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE) (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE
    • Full-time or part-time, Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management, offered by University of Plymouth (UK) in collaboration with HKU SPACE

Overseas Universities

  • The University of Queensland (Australia)
    Bachelor of Business Management
    Bachelor of Commerce
    Bachelor of Economics
  • Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
  • University of Huddersfield (UK)
    BA (Hons) Business Administration and Management (Top-up)
    BA (Hons) Global Marketing (Top-up)
    BA (Hons) Hospitality Business Management (Top-up)
    BA (Hons) Human Resource Management (Top-up)
    BA (Hons) International Business (Top-up)


Professional Recognition

Graduates are eligible for exemption from: 

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for up to 3 papers in the Professional Examinations;
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for up to 1 paper in the CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting.


Career Prospects

This programme will enable students to explore career opportunities at junior supervisory level in business management and administration or related fields. 


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2-year Higher Diploma Programme

  • Obtain Level 2 or above in 5 subjectsincluding English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination; OR
  • Hold a recognised Diploma in Foundation Studies programme; OR
  • Hold a Diploma Yi Jin; OR
  • Hold a Diploma of Applied Education; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.

Applicants whose HKDSE results do not meet the entry requirements of the 2-year Higher Diploma programme should apply for admission to the Diploma in Foundation Studies (DFS) programme.


Diploma in Foundation Studies Programme

  • Obtain Level 1 or above in English Language and Chinese Language# in the HKDSE Examination, AND at least 6 points+ in the best 5 subjects*^§; OR
  • Equivalent qualifications will be considered by the College.


Mature Students

Applicants who do not possess the above academic qualifications, but are aged 21 or above and with relevant work experience will be considered by the College.


*Applicants are allowed to use not more than 2 Applied Learning (ApL) subjects in the application. The recognition of the ApL subjects is as follows: 

“Attained with Distinction (II)” is deemed equivalent to Level 4 or above;
“Attained with Distinction (I)” is deemed equivalent to Level 3; and 
“Attained” is deemed equivalent to Level 2 in the HKDSE Examination.

#ApL Chinese (for non-Chinese speaking students) would be accepted as an alternative Chinese Language qualification.

§ If one of the five HKDSE subjects is Citizenship and Social Development, the requirement will be “Attained” for the subject.

^ If the candidate has attempted less than 5 subjects but obtained 6 points or above, the application will still be considered.

+ Level 5** = 7 points; Level 5* = 6 points; Level 5 = 5 points; Level 4 = 4 points; Level 3 = 3 points; Level 2 = 2 points; Level 1 = 1 point.

Effective from 2024-25 Academic Year:


Diploma in Foundation Studies

  • General English I & II 
  • College Speaking / Introduction to Information Technology and AI 
  • College Writing / Grammar for College Studies 
  • Foundations of Chinese Language*
  • Chinese Language Enhancement* 
  • Basic Mathematics
  • Elements of Business 
  • Multiple Intelligences and Competencies
  • Understanding Hong Kong Popular Culture


Higher Diploma Year 1

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I
  • Information Technology Fundamentals
  • Applied Statistics
  • Hong Kong Business Law
  • Principles and Practice of Management
  • Introductory Financial Accounting
  • Economics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Foundation Psychology


Higher Diploma Year 2

  • Final Year Project (Business Management)
  • Practical Chinese*
  • English for Academic Purposes II
  • English for Business
  • Organizational Behaviour and Development
  • Fundamentals of Finance
  • Human Resources Management and Development
  • Introduction to Management Information Systems
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences


The College reserves the right to make modifications to individual courses on a need basis.

* Non-Chinese speaking students or students who have not received sufficient training in the Chinese language may apply for exemption from the Chinese course(s), and alternative courses may be assigned.