Master of Science in Operations Management

Sept 2022 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$225,000 per programme (HK$7,500 per credit) for local and 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 (Subject to review)

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.


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 less than 6 years, of which 3 years are 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


  • Departments will consider applications on a rolling basis. Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews. Applicants who submit their applications before the end of November 2021 will be invited to attend the first round of interviews in December 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.


Student visa and other information for non-local students



For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 3400 3866


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

The programme enabled me to apply operations management techniques in real-life situations and equipped me with the analytical and statistical skills needed to adapt to the ever-changing business world. 


I had many invaluable opportunities to discuss business cases with professors and classmates with different industry backgrounds. Their innovative ideas inspired me to consider multiple perspectives and enhanced my analytical skills. The programme also introduced quality management techniques, such as statistical process control and key performance indicators, which helped me to define potential business problems and bottlenecks. These statistical techniques and tools are also crucial for critical evaluation. Using mathematical models, I was able to make better business decisions. 


Realising that the skills and mindset nurtured by this programme are highly applicable to the workplace, I decided to continue exploring operations management even after obtaining professional qualifications such as Green Belt and Lean Leader from the Six Sigma Institute.

CHAN Yuk Ting

This programme truly inspired me. The courses are well structured, comprehensive and enlightening. The wide variety of subjects allows students to specialise in different streams under the umbrella of operations management, as well as learning about other topics of interest.


My lecturers were always very supportive and friendly, which helped to overcome any difficulties caused by the pandemic. Their enthusiasm and willingness to share their experiences made my learning more interesting and vivid. Working with students from different fields also enabled me to learn about practices in other industries.


Interactive learning through real-life case studies and projects gave me insights into the practical applications of theories. Through intensive engagement and interaction with other students during classes, I gained an in-depth understanding of and analytical perspective on the topics taught. The programme gave me a solid foundation for applying my knowledge in the ever-changing business world.

LAW Cheuk Yi

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.