12 months
653 EUR/credit 23508 EUR/year
619 EUR/credit 22284 EUR/year
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The Innovative Business Design program from PolyU Design is an interdisciplinary specialism based on a design-centred entrepreneurship approach, applying integrative design thinking processes and methods to define business opportunities, configure resources, and manage projects with dynamic capability in an era of digital presumption and business uncertainty.

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The aims of this Innovative Business Design program from PolyU Design  are:

  • to foster transdisciplinary knowledge through systematic integration;
  • to impart an understanding of the essentials in design, business and technology;
  • to progress practice-based research and integrative design thinking training;
  • to incubate talents for Hong Kong industries' transformation; and
  • to identify opportunities and resources for improving lives and economies at the local, regional and global levels.


Targeting on meaning creation, the new postgraduate programme aims to foster transdisciplinaryknowledge based on a systematic understanding of essentials in design, business andtechnology, and support practice-based research with the established history of SD and unique resources in Hong Kong and the GBA.

Our new postgraduate programme is an innovation ecosystem through configuring resources and facilitating innovation for our students, alumni, industrial partners, government and other key stakeholders as a catalyst for change.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In Semester 1, IBD students formulate a knowledge foundation of their domain area, explore the appropriate direction of their development, and develop multidisciplinary collaboration.
  • Semester 2 articulates the core knowledge of Innovate with Lifestyle and Culture and Design for Transformation with a holistic view of design's value in the new business context created by human-centred design thinking and new technologies.
  • Summer Term is for self-reflection and career preparation. Every student completes at least three projects at the end of this one-year programme: the interdisciplinary project, the theme-based project and the entrepreneurial project.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent in design, business, humanities, or a technological field is required, preferably with two years of relevant professional experience. 
  • Candidates with other tertiary qualifications complemented by substantial relevant professional experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23508 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 653 EUR per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    22284 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 619 EUR per credit during 12 months.
  • HK$4,850 per credit for local students; HK$5,550 per credit for non-local students

Living costs for Kowloon

12000 - 22000 HKD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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Innovative Business Design
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