Master of Science in Knowledge Management
Sept 2017 Entry
Programme code: 45093
Duration & Credit Requirement
1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
3 for local students
9 for non-local students
HK$3,000 per credit for local students
HK$4,000 per credit for non-local students
Prof. Eric Y H Tsui
BSc(Hons), PhD, MBA, MACS, MHKCS
Aims & Characteristics
Knowledge Management (KM) is a trans-disciplinary area that encapsulates processes and techniques for the creation, collection, classification, distribution, evaluation and re-use of institutional and personal knowledge. KM can help to widely share experiences, minimise re-inventing the wheel, promote trust and facilitate learning environments in organisations. Many enterprises, local and international, have successfully leveraged KM to enhance their competitiveness and innovation in the new economy. Amongst other things, this is achieved by maximising reuse, enhancing the flow of knowledge, harnessing and sharing critical knowledge and providing a learning environment for knowledge workers. There is a critical shortage of KM professionals worldwide. With its blended mode of delivery, this MSc programme is the first designed to meet this need and beyond in the Asia-Pacific region.
The curriculum of this programme was co-developed by an international team of leading experts and scholars in knowledge management. The programme is delivered through a balanced mix of in-person classes and online tutorials, supplemented by web-based content with enhanced pedagogy. It features:
- A balanced approach to theory and practice supplemented by case studies from Asia and around the world;
- The right blend of human and IT-oriented approaches to manage knowledge at the personal, group and organisational levels;
- A flexible study mode to offer the preferred work and lifestyle balance for every learner; and
- Delivery by staff and adjunct faculty members of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
The programme is suitable for knowledge workers in all industries, and the concepts learned are widely applicable.
Recognition & Prospects
The programme is designed to suit professionals from various disciplines (management, IT, engineering, social work, library science, legal, education, health care, etc.) to acquire and develop expertise in the rapidly growing area of KM. For those students and graduates with experience, they often fulfill the roles of Knowledge Manager, Knowledge Management Officer, Knowledge and Learning Director, Innovation Manager, and consultants. In these capacities, they carry out, among others, knowledge audits and implement knowledge management processes and tools in companies and organisations.
Students can select one of the following two modes to complete their studies with a total of 30 credits:
Mode 1: 10 taught subjects, including 5 Compulsory, at least 3 Core, and at most 2 Elective Subjects.
Mode 2: 7 taught subjects, including 5 Compulsory, at least 1 Core, and at most 1 Elective Subject, plus a Dissertation.
Core Areas of Study
The programme offers 5 Compulsory Subjects and 5 Core Subjects, and there is a wide range of Elective Subjects in many fields of study available for selection upon registration.
- Managing Knowledge
- Methods & Tools for Knowledge Management Systems
- Organisational Learning: Methods & Practices
- Managing & Measuring Intellectual Capital
- Strategic Issues & Case Studies in Knowledge Management
- Knowledge Based Service Innovation
- Enterprise Knowledge Portals
- Knowledge Communities
- Business Intelligence & Data Mining
- E-Learning Technologies & Practices
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/km.
- A Bachelor’s degree or a professional qualification, or the equivalent.
Consideration will be given to candidates with appropriate work experience.
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.
Individual cases will be considered on their own merit by the department. Applicants may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate their language proficiency.
- Some subjects operate with continuous assessment; others have examinations.
- Classes are scheduled on weekday evenings or weekends.
For information on academic matters, please contact:
Prof. Eric Tsui (tel: (852) 2766 6609; fax: (852) 2334 2441; email: email@example.com).
For information on general enquiries, please contact:
Ms Louise Tung (tel: (852) 2766 4227; fax: (852) 2774 9308; email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
or Miss Michelle Wong (tel: (852) 2766 4118; fax: (852) 2774 9308; email: email@example.com).
Programme website: www.ise.polyu.edu.hk/km
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