Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 23090

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$170,500 per programme for local students
HK$254,200 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 combines theoretical knowledge with the application of theories to understand and solve organisational issues. This helps students to manage effectively.


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 organisational 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 Human Resource Management


Programme Structure

Programme Details

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

  1. 10 three-credit subjects (4 Compulsory and 6 Elective), plus one-credit subject Business Ethics; OR
  2. 4 three-credit Compulsory Subjects and 2 three-credit Elective Subjects, plus one-credit Business Ethics, three-credit Research Methods, and nine-credit Dissertation


Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (21 credits), or with a Postgraduate Certificate upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects (12 credits).


Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the areas of study.


Compulsory Subjects+

  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisation and Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Marketing Management


Ethics Subject+

  • Business Ethics


Elective Subjects+@

  • Employee Relations
  • Gender and Organisations
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management in China
  • International Management
  • Management of Pay and Benefits
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Political and Economic Environment for Management
  • Practice of Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management


Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at


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

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


Some subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.



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). The maximum study period is 5 years. Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings.


The programme offers a structured progression pattern. Students are encouraged 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 1 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 academic matters, please contact:
Dr Catherine Ng
Tel: (852) 2766 7379

Student Message

For me, the programme strikes an ideal balance between general HR and specialisation with its core and elective subjects. Group assignments based on practical business challenges provided me with ample opportunities to apply leadership, negotiation and marketing skills. Above all, I enjoyed learning with and from my peers, combining theory with practical experience.


This programme strengthened my critical thinking and broadened my perspectives on management. Class discussions and presentations enabled me to gain self-confidence and provided a valuable learning experience.

TSANG Sheila

Additional Documents Required

Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate

Both copies of transcripts and certificates are required.

Info Seminar

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