Master of Science in Human Resource Management
人力資源管理理學碩士


Sept 2020 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

31

Fund Type
Self-Financed
Initial Registration Credits

3

Tuition Fee

HK$199,950 per programme (HK$6,450 per credit) for local students
HK$263,190 per programme (HK$8,490 per credit) for non-local students

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Director

Dr Catherine Ng
BEc, MBA, PhD

Remarks

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 practical applications to help students understand and solve organisational issues. This helps students to manage effectively.

 

Characteristics

  • A conversion programme for general and HR professionals and managers
  • A wide range of people management courses
  • Emphasis on both theory and practice
  • Local and global perspectives in private and public sectors

Recognition & Prospects

Master of Science in Human Resource Management

Curriculum

Programme Structure

Programme Details

To graduate, students must complete 31 credits. There are two routes to 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 subject Business Ethics, three-credit subject 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*
  • Marketing Management
  • Organization and Management*
  • Organizational Behaviour*

Ethics Subject+

  • Business Ethics

 

Elective Subjects+@

  • E-commerce
  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • 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 mm.polyu.edu.hk/study/taught-postgraduate-programmes/hrm/.

 

+ 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 www.polyu.edu.hk/fb/pg/commonpool.

* These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The programme (MSc in Human Resource Management) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

 

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

 

Mode of Study and Duration

Mode of study: Mixed-mode

 

Students may take on either a full-time study load (9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (fewer 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.

Enquiries

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 2766 7381 / (852) 2766 7952
Email: mm.msc@polyu.edu.hk

 

For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Catherine Ng
Tel: (852) 2766 7379
Email: catherine.ng@polyu.edu.hk

Student Message


Blending management with HR subjects facilitated assessment from a broader perspective. The theoretical frameworks and case studies further bolstered my presentation and real-life problem solving skills. Learning about HR practices from classmates was equally inspiring.


LEUNG Ka Ki, Nickson (2018/19 Graduate)



This programme was an eye-opening journey which sharpened my skills and gave me new insights into my working life. It was definitely an inspirational learning experience as knowledge was not only gained from lecturers and books, but also my fellow classmates who have been working in different industries.


AU Sze Nga, Angela (2017/18 Graduate)



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