Master of Science in Operations Management
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 44092
Duration & Credit Requirement
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$201,000 per programme (HK$6,700 per credit) for local and non-local students
Dr Anthony Pang
Note to Applicants
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Aims & Characteristics
This programme provides non-business graduates with the foundation they need 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 the 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, 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 one or more relevant subjects in the MSc in Operations Management are eligible to apply for the following qualifications provided by the Six Sigma Institute (SSI):
- SSI's Green Belt
- SSI's Black Belt
- SSI's Lean Leader
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.
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 (9 credits).
Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Specialised Subjects (21 credits).
Electives include subjects relating to operations management, and those of more general interest.
Information on the subjects+ offered can be obtained at here.
+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.
Some subjects are included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level).
- A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, 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 no fewer 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.
- Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applicants who submit their applications before the end of December 2019 will be invited to attend the first round of interviews in mid-January 2020. Other rounds of interviews will 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
For academic matters, please contact:
Dr Edward Lee, Academic Advisor (tel: (852) 2766 7354; email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
or Dr Anthony Pang, Programme Director (tel: (852) 2766 4126; email: email@example.com).
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