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Programme Director's Message

Prof. Wilson Tong
Programme Director
Doctor of Business Administration
Professor of Practice
School of Accounting and Finance

I am pleased to introduce you to the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme offered by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) - the first local university to initiate this professional cum academic programme at the highest level of business education.

Today's globally integrated, complicated, and competitive business environment imposes immense challenges to strategic decision making. With the goal to produce "scholar-leaders", our DBA programme enables senior managers to connect their rich business experience and technical competency under a unified, cross-disciplinary academic framework. This is attained with our world-class education in a dynamic learning environment, where ideas and concepts would be debated and synthesized before their applications to the real world are explored.

PolyU DBA programme distinguishes itself as taking an interdisciplinary and rigorous approach. It draws on a diverse faculty from various disciplines within the University. We bring to the classroom our best professors who publish prolifically in high quality international journals.

An important aspect of the PolyU DBA is that we emphasize the richness and depth of international perspective in the programme. Partnerships have been made with such world renowned business schools as the IMD (International Institute for Management Development) and LSE (The London School of Economics and Political Science) so that our DBA students have the opportunity to go there to study in their famous leadership programme or Executive Education Courses.

In closing, I am proud to say that PolyU DBA programme has been the most important educational experience for our graduates, as many of them have testified. If you treasure this unique educational experience and think you measure up to the challenges coming with it, we would like to hear from you.