Master of Science in Management (Operations Management)

Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 44085

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code


Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2.5 years

Credits Required for Graduation


Fund Type
Initial Registration Credits

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$141,000 per programme

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Prof. Andy Yeung
MSc, PhD


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

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

We cater for ambitious employees in the private and public sectors who wish to develop their management skills and enhance their career opportunities. This is a conversion programme, designed primarily for graduates in disciplines other than management. However, candidates with prior management or business education may be admitted, depending on their career needs.


The programme provides students with the needed foundation in the main functional areas of management, along with in-depth training in operations management. It provides:

  • Theoretical and practical knowledge relevant to practising managers in the private and public sectors;
  • Essential techniques and generic skills required for managerial effectiveness;
  • A framework for advancing managerial competencies;
  • Development of students' ability to contribute effectively in a cross-functional, team environment; and
  • Opportunities to enhance knowledge by conducting independent investigations into specific management problems.



This programme provides skills and knowledge in the efficient and effective management of operations, and is relevant for those working in services and manufacturing in both the private and public sectors.


It introduces the concepts and tools needed for managing the resources of an organisation to achieve efficient production and distribution of goods and services. The organisations involved could be factories, hospitals, the police force, airlines, airports and docks, distribution depots, hotels and restaurants, and so on. Particular subjects deal with quantitative techniques, decision making, quality management, resource planning, information technology and e-commerce.

Recognition & Prospects

Students completing relevant subject of MSc in Management (Operations Management) are eligible to apply for the following qualification provided by the Six Sigma Institute (SSI):

  • SSI's Lean Leader (with effect from 2015/16 academic year)


Programme Structure

The programme offers a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow that pattern to benefit from a cohort-based study and graduate within 2 years. However, being credit-based, the programme allows students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace according to their time commitments and learning needs, while not exceeding the prescribed maximum study period of 5 years.


Students need to complete 4 Foundation Subjects, 3 Core Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (30 credits). They may choose 3 Elective Subjects relevant to their professional interests from a list of Elective Subjects. Alternatively, they can take 4 Foundation Subjects, 2 Core Subjects, the subject Research Methods and a Dissertation (the Dissertation is equivalent to 9 credits).


Core Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.


Foundation Subjects+

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


Core Subjects

  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Lean Thinking & Practice
  • Supply Chain Management


Elective Subjects+

Electives include subjects relating to operations management, and those of more general interest.


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at


+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.

* These subjects are included on the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable courses.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent professional qualification, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience;
  • Applicants with other post-secondary qualifications, who have been employed in industry, commerce or public administration for not less than 6 years, of which 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.  Online applications have to be submitted before end of January 2017 in order to catch up with the 1st round of interview in mid February 2017.  Other rounds of interviews will also be conducted afterwards.
  • Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings in three semesters (including an optional Summer Term) within an academic year.


For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7409/(852) 2766 5508


For information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. Andy Yeung, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 4063; email:

Student Message

The programme covered considerable knowledge on operations and strategy. The lecturers always shared their experience of putting management theories into practice.

Lee Ming Fan

The programme helped me to develop management skills and the ability to go to the heart of a problem and solve it.

Ma Hoi Ying

Additional Documents Required

Curriculum Vitae


Employer's Recommendation


Personal Statement


Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

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