Master of Science in Management (Operations Management)

Sept 2019 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$150,000 per programme

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Anthony Pang


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

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aim

This programme provides non-business graduates with the needed foundation in the main functional areas of management, and graduates in all disciplines with in-depth training in operations management.



  • Operations management in services and manufacturing
  • Resources management in private and public sectors
  • Quantitative techniques, decision-making, quality management, resource planning, information technology, and e-commerce
  • Development of ability to contribute in a cross-functional, team environment
  • Independent investigation 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(s) of MSc in Management (Operations Management) are eligible to apply for the following qualification provided by the Six Sigma Institute (SSI):

  • SSI's Green Belt
  • SSI's Black Belt
  • SSI's Lean Leader


Programme Structure

The programme offers a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow that pattern to benefit from cohort-based study and graduate within 2.5 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.


For MSc, students complete 4 Compulsory Subjects, 3 Specialised Subjects in one of the specific streams, 1 Restricted Elective Subject and 2 Free Elective Subjects (30 credits). The three streams are Operations Analytics, Quality Management, and Operations Strategy.


Alternatively, students may take 4 Compulsory Subjects, 3 Specialised Subjects, and a Dissertation (of 9 credits).


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


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


Information on the subjectsoffered can be obtained at here.


+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.

* Some 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, 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


  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applications submitted before the end of December 2018 will catch up the 1st round of interview in mid January 2019.  Other rounds of interviews will also be conducted afterwards.


Class Arrangement

  • 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


For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Edward Lee, Academic Advisor (tel: (852) 2766 7354; email:;
or Dr Anthony Pang, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 4126; email:

Student Message

MScOM is an intellectually rich and immersive programme in practical business concepts and solutions, which has developed my knowledge, ability and confidence to address the rapidly changing environment and to achieve my career goals.

TSANG Hing Cheong

Additional Documents Required

Curriculum Vitae


Employer's Recommendation


Personal Statement


Programme Leaflet


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

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