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課程編號: CP0195

Advanced Diploma in Business (Purchasing and Supply)

Academic Advisor: Mr. Terry WongProgramme Administrator: Ms. Shannon Wong
Enquiries: 3411 1999Email: adbus@hkbu.edu.hk

Programme Aims

The programme aims at providing students with signified skills and knowledge of a greater complexity in the business. It offers an integrated understanding of Hong Kong business environment, synthesizing business knowledge while cultivating specialized competence in a business function to develop students as business professionals.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of the Advanced Diploma in Business (Purchasing and Supply), students are fully exempted from the educational requirements for the Associate Membership of the Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK). A student of this programme automatically becomes Student Member of IPSHK and the first year's subscription fee will be waived.

Programme Structure

This programme consists of 12 courses:

Course CodeCourse Title科目名稱Hours
Core Courses
1.MKG4010Marketing and Brand Building市場及品牌學30

Marketing and Brand Building

The objective of this course is to provide students with the understanding of marketing principles and theirs applications through effective branding functions in the marketing organization. Topics include:

  1. The Marketing Essentials;
  2. Scanning the Market Environment;
  3. Consumers and Organizational Buying Behaviour;
  4. Market Segmentation, Targeting and Positioning;
  5. Brand and Brand Management Fundamentals;
  6. Brand and Product Management in the Marketing Mix;
  7. Pricing and Distribution Channels: Considerations and Strategies;
  8. Marketing Communication Strategies;
  9. Designing Appropriate Marketing Mix to Build Brand Equity; and
  10. Evaluating Effectiveness of Organization’s Marketing Activities.
2.FIN4102Business Finance商業財務30

Business Finance

This course aims to equip students with contemporary principles and practices on how companies invest in real and financial assets and how they raise funding for these investments. These decisions include long-term investments, financing and management of capital structure. Topics include:

  1. Net Present Value and Capital Budgeting;
  2. Bond and Stock Valuation;
  3. Cost of Capital;
  4. Capital Structure;
  5. Debt Policy;
  6. Dividend Policy;
  7. Risks Management Tools; and
  8. Mergers and Acquisitions.
3.ISM4130Information Systems and Business Organizations資訊系統及商業組織30

Information Systems and Business Organizations

This course aims to provide students with broad knowledge on how information systems are utilized in business organizations for competitive advantages. Topics include:

  1. Information Systems in Business;
  2. Applications of Business Information Systems;
  3. Databases and Information Management;
  4. Securing Information Systems;
  5. Information Technology Infrastructure; and
  6. Using Information Systems in Organizations for Operational Excellence.
4.ACT4105Accounting Decision Management會計決策管理30

Accounting Decision Management

This course aims to provide students with detailed knowledge of the use of accounting information for decision making as well as long term investment appraisal. Besides, the concept of corporate governance and its importance will be discussed. Topics include:

  1. The Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting;
  2. Complete Set of Financial Statements for Limited Company;
  3. Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Statements;
  4. Budgetary Planning and Control;
  5. Capital Investment Decisions; and
  6. Corporate Governance.
5.HRM4101Human Resource Practices and Development人力資源實務與發展30

Human Resource Practices and Development

The overall aim of the course is to enable students to identify and explain the major human resource roles and functions in contemporary business organizations. Students will be able to apply the practical theories and techniques that are used to manage people effectively at work. Topics include:

  1. Overview of Human Resources Management;
  2. Human Resource Planning;
  3. Job Analysis;
  4. Recruitment;
  5. Selection;
  6. Performance Management;
  7. Reward Management;
  8. Managing Employee Relations;
  9. Career Management and Development;
  10. Training and Development; and
  11. Influencing Employee Behaviour.
*Concentration Courses
6.PNS4010Strategic Purchasing and Supply策略物資採購與供應30

Strategic Purchasing and Supply

CEF Course Code

The aim of this course is to examine the tactics and techniques for outsourcing management. Several organizations, in order to meet their immediate pressing requirements have opted for outsourcing at one point of time or the other. This kind of tactical outsourcing has not been of much help to the organizations. In fact, the problems faced were often more than the benefits gained. Continued tactical outsourcing has caused significant degrading of productivity and customer retention. The new strategic role of outsourcing helps not only in reducing costs, but also creates value, competitiveness, and productivity. Topics include:

  1. Purchasing and Sourcing Management;
  2. Strategic Purchasing Planning and Control;
  3. Overview of Outsourcing; and
  4. Strategic for Global Outsourcing.
7.PNS4020Merchandising Management商品管理30

Merchandising Management

CEF Course Code

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge and understanding of the main strategic and operational concepts in the current and developing practices of merchandise management.

The business environment today is characterized by increasing turbulence and competitive activity. Nowhere is this truer than within the retail environment. Rapid developments in information technology and telecommunications are helping create more sophisticated and demanding consumers. As a result product life-cycles are becoming shorter and the rate of new product development is increasing. Retailers are becoming ever larger and more powerful and often offer a range of services other than the supply of tangible consumer products. Retailer's own brands are gaining market share and in many categories are challenging the brand leaders. As a result of these pressures the role of the retail buyer is also developing and becoming more professional. This unit will provide students with the opportunity to explore retail buying and product management. Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Merchandising;
  2. Introduction to Retailing;
  3. Store Layout, Design & Visual Merchandising;
  4. Retail Communication Mix;
  5. Retail Motivator and Marketing; and
  6. Cost Evaluation.
8.PNS4030e-Procurement and Information Systems for Purchasing and Supply電子採購與供應30

e-Procurement and Information Systems for Purchasing and Supply

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with broad knowledge on how information systems are utilized in business organizations for competitive advantages. Topics include:

1.              e-Procurement System;

2.              e-Tendering System;

3.              Information Systems for Purchasing and Supply;


9.PNS4040Supplier and Customer Relationship Management供應商與客戶關係管理30

Supplier and Customer Relationship Management

CEF Course Code

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the supplier-customer relationship in purchasing management. After a general analysis of the strategic and interactive nature of supplier-customer relationship, students will examine further this relationship from a socio-economic perspective. Attention will also be given to its application in various real life purchasing situation.

Purchasing and supply is concerned with making available goods and services from external providers to meet the needs of internal and external customers. In undertaking the activities necessary to achieve this availability, interactions take place between functional staff, suppliers and customers. These interactions take many forms, from the straight-forward exchange transaction of simple buying or selling, to long-term strategic alliances between organizations with complementary resources and goals. Developing concepts such as supply chain management and value stream analysis recognize the fact that many interactions do not exist in isolation, but form part of a longer series of relationships beginning at the origin of primary ideas or materials, and ending with the satisfaction of the needs or wishes of the ultimate consumer. This syllabus contributes to the overall scheme by providing insights into the developing recognition of the importance of supplier and customer relationships, and the need to develop and adopt appropriate strategies and policies. The planning, direction, assessment and control of relationships are also considered. Topics include:

  1. The Nature of Supplier-customer Relationship;
  2. Relationship Management; and
  3. Application Aspects.
10.PNS4050Product Quality & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility產品質量安全與企業社會責任30

Product Quality & Safety and Corporate Social Responsibility

This course aims at developing students’ analytical skill in handling real life purchasing and supply problems in relation to product quality & safety and their association with the company policy on corporate social responsibility (CSR). Organizations in the public and private sectors are confronted by a wide range of purchasing and supply chain problems on the quality such as the growing concern on product recalls. It is therefore vital to have professional managers who can develop practical solutions to deal with everyday procurement problems on product quality and safety. Purchasing managers have the responsibility to influence their management on the establishment of sound company policies including the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Addressing corporate responsibility issues strategically requires an understanding that the issues occur at multiple stages of company’s value chain (supply chain), and consequently must be managed across organizational boundaries. Topics include:

  1. Product Quality;
  2. Product Safety;
  3. Product Quality and Safety in Practice;
  4. Product Recalls;
  5. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR);
  6. Measuring CSR;
  7. CSR and Supply Chain; and
  8. Strategic Planning and Management.
Elective Courses (The two courses for this intake)
11.BAM4115Change Management變革管理30

Change Management

This course aims to provide students with knowledge and skills that will help the organizations and their members to manage and exploit change situations effectively. Topics include:

  1. Change Management;
  2. Theoretical foundations of Change Management;
  3. Defining How the Organization Needs to Change;
  4. Change and the Leader;
  5. Reinforcing Desired Behavior;
  6. Process Approach to Change; and
  7. System Approach to Change.
12.BAM4110Managing Organizational Behavior組織管理30

Managing Organizational Behavior

This course aims to provide students with a conceptual and a pragmatic approach to understand employees’ behaviour in the organization. It equips students with knowledge and skills to diagnose different behaviour situations and necessary techniques in influencing and controlling the behaviour of employees in the achievement of individual and organizational effectiveness. Topics include:

  1. Organizational Structure and Design;
  2. Organizational diversity;
  3. Organizational Culture;
  4. Organizational Leadership;
  5. Organizational Work Motivation;
  6. Group Behaviour and Work Teams;
  7. Organizational Decision Making; and
  8. Organizational Communication.

1) Students cannot claim exemption from the electives.
2) Not all electives will be offered in each term. Please refer to the study schedule that will be issued on admission.

Study Path

Certificate in Business StudiesAdvanced Diploma in Business (Purchasing and Supply)

Duration and Mode of Study

18-24 months part-time

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English


Students who have successfully completed 12 required courses will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Business (Purchasing and Supply).
* Students can apply for Professional Certificate in Purchasing and Supply as an exit award upon successful completion of the 5 concentration courses in the Advanced Diploma in Business (Purchasing and Supply) programme.


Application Fee: HK$120
Tuition Fee: HK$37,610 for Advanced Diploma programme


March / July / November of every year

Course Schedule and Venue

Classes and examinations will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (normally two classes per week) at Kowloon Tong / Kowloon East / Tsimshatsui / Wan Chai Learning Centre.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  1. Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese (and up to 2 APL subjects) or equivalent; OR
  2. Successful completion of Yi Jin Diploma; OR
  3. Holder of a relevant School of Continuing Education (SCE) Diploma or Certificate or other equivalent non-SCE qualifications; or
  4. Aged 21 or above, preferably with 3 years' relevant work experience.
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級別: 4 資歷名冊登記號碼: 11/001643/4 登記有效期: 01/11/2011 至 登記持續有效