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Master of Science in Operations Management

Sept 2021 Entry
Programme code: 44092

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration & Credit Requirement

Stream Code

OFM (Full-time)
OPM (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

3 for local students
6 for non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$208,500 per programme (HK$6,950 per credit) for local students
HK$217,500 per programme (HK$7,250 per credit) for non-local students

LMS Taught Postgraduate Programme Scholarship Scheme

Scholarships will be awarded to applicants with outstanding qualifications. Please click here for details. (Application form: here)

PolyU reserves the right to change or withdraw the scholarship at any time. In case of any dispute/disagreement, PolyU’s decision is final.

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

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aim

This programme provides non-business graduates with the foundation they need in the main functional areas of management, and offers graduates in all disciplines 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 to those working in services and manufacturing in both the private and public sectors.


It introduces the concepts and tools needed to manage 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

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



Programme Structure

The programme offers a structured progression pattern, and students are highly encouraged to follow this pattern to benefit from cohort-based study and graduate on time. However, being credit-based, the programme allows students the flexibility to proceed at their own pace and graduate within the normal duration.


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).


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


Information on the subjectsoffered can be obtained 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[6]).

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably with at least 1 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 were 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

Other Information


  • Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applicants who submit their applications before the end of December 2020 will be invited to attend the first round of interviews in mid-January 2021. Other rounds of interviews will 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

Student Message

As a graduate of the MSc in Operation Management (OM), I can confirm that this programme provides a detailed and holistic perspective on the latest advances in this fast-changing business world. The course content was very comprehensive, enhancing my knowledge at the higher management level and refreshing my knowledge of various operational areas. It not only enhanced my ability to analyse and solve complex OM problems, but also enhanced my skills in critical evaluation and my ability to think rigorously and independently. 


The professors are experienced, energetic, and approachable, I learned a lot from interacting with them during lectures. This interaction helped me to reinvent myself by achieving higher order skills to meet all future challenges in the OM field. Moreover, the programme provided me with a good opportunity to meet new friends from different industries, which broadened my horizons.


The 2019/2020 academic year was challenging, but with encouragement from my professors and classmates, I was able to overcome all difficulties and strive for the best! Life is short but knowledge learned lasts for a long time. There is no doubt that this programme will continue to build solid management skills for all future graduates.

WONG Wai Kwan

I would recommend this programme because it provides a foundation in the main functional areas of management and covers hot topics such as Six Sigma and Enterprise Resource Planning. As a student in the Quality Management stream, I learned quality management techniques in a systematic way. Such techniques not only facilitate problem solving in the workplace, but also improve work efficiency by reviewing workflow and reducing unnecessary work procedures.


Completing the course entitled me to register as a Six Sigma Institute Green Belt, which paves the pathway for operational excellence. In addition, the programme allows students to choose elective subjects based on their preference. While studying Enterprise Resource Planning, I realised the power of using ERP systems and developing best practices to enhance real-life businesses. Business knowledge and practical skills can be widely applied in my work, enhancing my performance and helping me stand out in an organisation.

YAU Chak Lam

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Curriculum Vitae


Employer's Recommendation


Personal Statement


Transcript / Certificate


Info Seminar

Info Seminar

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Programme Leaflet

Programme Leaflet

Please click here to download.