1.5 years (Full-time)
3 years (Part-time)
3 for local students
9 for non-local students
HK$6,900 per credit for local and non-local students
Prof. Li Xun
BSc, MSc, PhD
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Yu Xiang
Assistant Programme Leader
Dr Zhou Zhi
Non-local applicants must be registered as full-time students.
Operational research, risk analysis, mathematics and statistics are fundamental yet constantly developing subjects. As well as being disciplines in their own right, they form the basis of modern commercial, financial, industrial and technological activities. Mathematical/operational research/statistical models underpin many aspects of operational research and risk analysis today.
The primary aim of this programme is to produce graduates with strong operational research, risk analysis and statistical skills and a thorough understanding of their applications in the world of modern operational research and risk analysis. The programme develops students’ analytical, critical and communication skills, which enables them to pursue a variety of jobs related to operational research and risk analysis, in areas such as logistics service providers, retail, banking, insurance, procurement/sourcing and supply chain functions, and modern financial product development and pricing.
The secondary aim of the programme is to provide a solid theoretical foundation of operational research, risk analysis and statistics to our students, who will then be able to develop an outlook and powerful methodology that remains valuable in whatever careers they pursue in the fast moving world of business, commerce, finance industry and insurance.
Hong Kong is a gateway between East and West. As a global service centre, it plays a major role in interfacing between suppliers and customers around the world. To retain their leading competitive position in serving international markets, it is crucial for Hong Kong businesses to embrace best practices in operational research. As a result, companies are increasingly looking for innovative leaders with the vision and skill to manage their logistics. Moreover, this programme provides training in risk analysis so that graduates can serve policy makers and institutional investors, with foci on various types of financial products such as mutual funds and hedge funds.
Students must complete 7 Compulsory Subjects (21 credits), and 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits) or a Dissertation (9 credits).
For details of the programme structure, please refer to www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/pg/63024/programme-mission-structure.
Core Areas of Study
Seven Compulsory Subjects (21 credits)
Three Elective Subjects from the following list or a Dissertation (9 credits)
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.polyu.edu.hk/ama/pg/63024/curriculum.
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.
Some of the subjects in this programme have been included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) list of reimbursable subjects (for course commencement before March 2023).
The CEF list includes:
For further information, please contact:
Prof. Li Xun, Programme Leader
(tel: (852) 2766 6939; email: email@example.com);
or Dr Yu Xiang, Deputy Programme Leader
(tel: (852) 2766 6930; email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
or Dr Zhou Zhi, Assistant Programme Leader
(tel: (852) 2766 7865; email: email@example.com);
or Miss Moon Wai Yan (tel: (852) 3400 3138; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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