Master of Science in Management (Human Resource Management)

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 23087

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

MHF (Full-time)
MHP (Part-time)

Mode of Study
Mixed Mode
Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits


Tuition Fee

HK$161,200 per programme for local students
HK$241,800 per programme for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Catherine Ng


Note to Applicants 
Please complete all relevant fields and enclose necessary documents.
Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme is for employees who wish to develop their managerial skills and enhance their career opportunities.


The programme starts with the fundamentals of effective and efficient management, and progresses to in-depth studies of various management topics. It covers both local and global perspectives in the private and public sectors. It facilitates managers to keep up with the latest discussions and debates.


The programme emphasises:

  • essential theoretical knowledge and research findings;
  • opportunities to apply theories to investigating and solving management problems;
  • systematic training and development of managerial skills and competence; and
  • enhancement of ability to manage diverse organizational settings.



This programme allows students to mix and match subjects to suit their personal growth and training needs.


For those who are interested in a general management education, they may opt for subjects covering issues such as corporate strategy and global business.


For those who are seeking specialist careers in human resource management, they may opt for subjects, such as pay and benefits, employee relations, and human resource development.

Recognition & Prospects

Master of Science in Management (Human Resource Management)


Programme Structure

Programme Details

To graduate, students must complete 31 credits. There are two routes for attaining these 31 credits:

  1. 10 3-credit subjects (4 Foundation, 2 Core, and 4 Elective), plus one-credit Business Ethics; OR
  2. 4 Foundation Subjects and 2 Core Subjects, plus one-credit Business Ethics, three-credit Research Methods, and 9-credit Dissertation

Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Foundation Subjects, 2 Core Subjects and 1 Elective Subject (21 credits), or with a Postgraduate Certificate# upon completing 4 Foundation Subjects (12 credits).


# The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded without a specialism, as a Postgraduate Certificate in Management.


Core Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the core areas of study.


Foundation Subjects+

  • Accounting for Managers*
  • Managing Customers and Markets*
  • Managing Operations Systems*
  • Managing Organisations and People*
  • Political and Economic Environment for Management


Core Subjects+

  • Human Resource Management*
  • Organisational Behaviour*


Ethics Subject+

  • Business Ethics


Elective Subjects+@

Electives include specialist subjects in human resource management, and in-depth studies of contemporary people management topics.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at


+ The offering of Subjects is subject to class quota availability.

@ Student may also select an Elective from a list of "Common Pool Electives", subject to the prescriptions of the programme curriculum. For details, please refer to

* These subjects have been included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.


Programme structure and content are subject to continuous review and change.

Mode of Study and Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode


Students may pursue their studies with either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (less than 9 credits in a semester).


Students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1.5 years or part-time in 2.5 years (5 regular semesters plus a Summer Term). Maximum study period is 5 years. Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings.


The programme offers a structured progression pattern. Students are recommended to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based structure.


Alternatively, being credit-based, the programme allows students to proceed at their own pace according to their own learning needs and time plans within the 5-year limit.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience;
  • Applicants, normally aged 27 or above, with other post-secondary qualifications and at least 6 years of work experience in industry, commerce or public administration, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.

Other Information

Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.


For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7952


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Catherine Ng
Tel: (852) 2766 7379

Student Message

I feel grateful for having met a number of outstanding teachers with passion and extensive knowledge. Their generous sharing inspired me and enriched my understanding of human resource management in many different ways.

Li Yan Pui, Charlotte

This programme equipped us with classical and contemporary management theories. Debates and sharing by industry gurus inspired us to view business issues from different angles. We also learned from our peers with different backgrounds.

Lai Tin Ho

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Info Seminar

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