Sharing from Alumni
Estée Lauder (H.K.) Ltd.
BBA (Hons) International Shipping and Transport Logistics Graduate - 2009
PolyU's BBA in Global Supply Chain Management programme is the only undergraduate degree in this study area grouped under business administration in Hong Kong. Supply chain management is getting more and more important in business sectors nowadays. It is one of the pivotal elements to lead a company to stay competitive and be successful. This programme equips me with well-rounded and practical knowledge in SCM topics like operations management, purchasing management, and information technology. After graduation, I have worked in supply chain department at several renowned global companies. I love supply chain and I am proud of being one of the graduates from this programme.
Student of Master in Supply Chain Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management Graduate - 2011
The Global Supply Chain Management programme at PolyU has helped me build a solid foundation and equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to begin my career in the field. Supply chain management skills are highly sought-after in a wide range of industries, and the GSCM programme opens doors to career opportunities in roles ranging from demand planning, logistics to procurement. Upon graduation, I joined TAL Apparel Ltd, an apparel manufacturing company where I took up a position in demand and supply planning and was immediately able to apply what I learnt from my study. After that I moved on to a supplier management role with a leading Canadian retailer. Most recently, I was admitted to the Master programme in Supply Chain Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where I will get the chance to dive deeper into the field and connect with supply chain professionals across the globe.
Director – Middle East, Kerry Logistics
BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management Graduate - 2010
Making a subject choice for university is always a difficult task. To a large extent it reflects how your future will be. I chose supply chain and logistics as it is a very practical industry. Logistics is about more than just transportation and warehouses, and shipping is not just sailing a ship on the sea.
It is a meticulous process connecting business, government regulations, people management and engineering. Using the most efficient and effective way to move goods around the world is a challenging and interesting task. I enjoy the ever-changing work and lifestyle of the industry.
My study experience at PolyU Logistics granted me theoretical and practical knowledge in the logistics and supply chain industry. As a student, I was equipped with market insights, international exposure and interpersonal skills, through various workshops and interactive classes and lectures.
We also had the chance to meet industry professionals in social events and company visits. The department also organises cross disciplinary activities with the Faculty of Business and PolyU, where we had the chance to interact with students from other disciplines.
Associate Director, Arcadis Consultancy Hong Kong Limited
BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management Graduate - 2010
Student of Oxford MSc Financial Economic programme at Saïd Business School
BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management Graduate - 2016
Studying the GSCM programme at PolyU is definitely a rewarding experience for me.
Academically, the program offers selection flexibility in elective subjects, which allows me to specialize in the areas that interest me most. The class size is relatively small, so I get to know my classmates well. We were assigned to work on group projects for almost every subject, which sharpened my teamwork and presentation skills. All these have shown the effort of the program to develop well-rounded business students.
Apart from the intellectual aspects, the Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies is very supportive and accessible. Professors respond to our emails quite fast and we never have a problem getting appointments with them or seeking for advice. The Department also provides study tours, company visits, and other meaningful activities with different industry associations. We were able to gain wonderful industry exposure as students.
In summary, the four-year GSCM learning experience has not only equipped me with invaluable business knowledge and market insights, but also trained me to become versatile and thus competitive in the job market. I am now taking my Master of Financial Economics degree at Oxford. I believe what I gained from the GSCM program will continue to play a role in my future academic and professional career, and the impact will be long-lasting.
Operations Supervisor, Guodian Shipping (HK) Co. Ltd
MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Graduate - 2016
PolyU-LMS definitely is the cradle for most maritime professionals in Hong Kong. I am delighted to be pursuing my third programme in shipping logistics offered by LMS, which affirms my maritime career in bulk-shipping industry.
During my bachelor’s degree in shipping & logistics, I joined an international study tour to Singapore for company visits. The tour complemented my operational knowledge that I gained from the higher diploma program. The tour also gave me the opportunity to collaborate and work with international partners and experts in the field, enlightened me with global perspective and ignited my passion in the future development of my shipping career. I am especially grateful for the dynamic courses taught at bachelor and higher diploma levels, allowing me to acquire fundamental ship management, shipping law and marine insurance knowledge.
I am truly blessed to have joined the exchange program in Denmark, it was a very precious and unforgettable experience for me. The program has not only strengthened my academic knowledge, but also my independent living skills and positive uplifting attitude.
I completed the MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme, which is a leading and widely recognized master’s programme in Hong Kong. It magnified my passion in shipping with fitting knowledge and expanded my professional network.
If you are interested in, or have the will to devote to logistics industry especially in the maritime sector, programmes offered by LMS are the best options to equip yourself to become a competent, capable and well-qualified practitioner.
Sale & Purchase Director, Clarksons Platou
BBA (Hons) International Shipping and Transport Logistics Graduate - 2008
Master of Philosophy (MPhil) student of Industrial Systems Manufacture Management at the University of Cambridge
BBA (Hons) in Global Supply Chain Management Graduate - 2017
The multi-faceted Global Supply Chain Management programme at PolyU has been proven beneficial for my future. Through intensive report writing, group projects and presentations in courses, I was trained to be a team player and a professional business student. Insightful case studies in class were useful and have developed my interest in the consulting industry. Apart from that, the internship I took part in was where I was able to apply my practical knowledge from class in a work setting.
I participated in an exchange programme to HEC Montreal (École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal), which broadened my horizons with international exposure. I became more confident in expressing my opinions and was motivated to learn more about the logistics and supply chain industry.
I am very grateful for my education at PolyU and the solid foundation it has laid for my future career.
Pacific Air Services Co. Ltd.
BBA (Hons) International Shipping and Transport Logistics Graduate - 2016
Like most people, I am not acquainted with shipping and aviation industry before I get in touch with the BBA in International Shipping and Transport Logistics programme. It guides me to discover the industries gradually. From providing basic knowledge through delivering lectures, connecting with senior fellow alumni at academic events, to experiencing the real logistics operations through company visits. Thanks to the foundation and network that ISTL programme gives me, upon graduation, I became an employee of PASCO, an airline general sales & service agent. My job not only includes general office operations, but also need to be at ramp side to take care of the actual aircraft and cargo operation. ISTL programme brings me to the aviation industry. With the knowledge I got from university, I have earned a fruitful beginning, and I look forward to the challenges in the future!
Senior Vessel Planning Specialist and Management Trainee, Hamburg Süd Hong Kong Limited
MSc in International Shipping and Transport Logistics Graduate - 2015
The Department of Logistics and Maritime Studies (LMS) provides me with practical and theoretical knowledge from shipping to supply chain management. Through different site visits, exchange program, cooperation and support from The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) and the Logistics Alumni Association (LGTAA), I attained market intelligence in an innovative manner.
Training and development process applies for both student and alumni alike.
Before graduation, students obtain various forms of support and opportunities. LMS provides all sorts of scholarship programs in recognising student achievements. I was able to perceive my own career path before graduation with numerous of internship opportunities.
After graduation, the Logistics Alumni Association (LGTAA) supports alumni development by acting as a platform to facilitate the exchange of ideas and market views, we will be able to continuously gain knowledge through its strong network.