Master of Science in Management - Human Resource Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Program Description
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Master of Science in Management - Human Resource Management

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Faculty of Business

Master of Science in Management - Human Resource Management

This programme allows students to mix and match subjects to suit their personal growth and training needs.

For those who are interested in a general management education, they may opt for subjects covering issues such as corporate strategy, leading change, global business and managing diversity.

For those who are seeking specialist careers in human resource management, they may opt for, for example, training and development, pay and benefits, employee relations, and human resource development.

Programme Details

To graduate, students need to complete 31 credits. There are two routes for attaining these 30 credits:

  1. Take 10 subjects (4 Foundation, 3 Core and 3 Elective), each of which is worth three credits, plus one-credit subject Business Ethics.
  2. Take 4 Foundation and 2 Core subjects, plus one-credit Business Ethics and three credit Research Methods, as well as complete a Dissertation that is equivalent to 9 credits.

Those who are unable to finish the entire curriculum may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Foundation and 3 Core subjects (21 credits), or with a Postgraduate Certificate# upon completing 4 Foundation subjects (12 credits).
# The Postgraduate Certificate is awarded without a specialism, as a Postgraduate Certificate in Management.

Mode of study: Mixed-mode

Students can pursue their studies in either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (taking less than 9 credits in a semester).

Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1.5 years and part-time in 2.5 years (three semesters per academic year, including a Summer Term) with a maximum study period of 5 years. Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option and the duration will be subject to class quota availability.

The programme offers a structured progression pattern. Students are recommended to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based study mode.

Alternatively, being credit-based, the programme allows students to proceed at their own pace according to their own learning needs and time plans, while not exceeding the 5-year limit.

Current students can refer to the Definitive Programme Document for more detailsabout the programme.

Entrance Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably with at least one year of relevant working experience.
  • Applicants with other post-secondary qualifications, normally not under 27 years of age, who have been employed in industry, commerce or public administration for not less than 6 years, of which 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.
  • Suitable candidates may be invited to attendadmission interviews.


Local students:

The tuition fee is HK$158,100 per programme (31 credits)

Non-local students:

The tuition fee is HK$235,600 per programme (31 credits)

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
1.5 - 5 years
Part time
Full time
235,600 HKD
Start date Sept. 2017
Hong Kong Hong Kong
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Duration 1.5 - 5 years
Price 235,600 HKD
non-local students