Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management
The Master of Arts in International Higher Education and Management is designed for those who want to seriously study international higher education, policy, and governance, as well as management and leadership issues in managing a contemporary university. The IHEM Program would appeal to those who currently, or aspire to, assume advanced management or policy-making positions in the higher education sector.
The IHEM Program will offer students truly comparative and international perspectives in understanding rapid social, economic and political changes in the context of globalization confronting contemporary universities. It creates an international platform for leading scholars in the international higher education, policy, and management field to engage with students in critical analysis of coping strategies and changing university governance when contemporary universities have to deal with rapid social, economic, demographic and political transformations across different parts of the globe.
Aims and Objectives
The IHEM Program aims to:
- Equip students with contemporary theoretical frameworks and international/comparative perspectives to examine international higher education, policy, and governance-related issues;
- Develop students into critical thinkers and problem solvers who could tackle issues in international higher education management with holistic considerations;
- Enable students to evaluate and inform policy debates in international higher education policy and governance;
- Build and maintain a network of regional and international scholars and students committed to the study and research of international higher education, policy, and governance.
Upon successful completion of the IHEM, students will be able to:
- Explain and assess key theories and frameworks in international higher education management;
- Apply relevant theories and knowledge to tackle problems in international higher education management;
- Evaluate and inform debates on international higher education and governance;
- Design and carry out research on international higher education management, and derive recommendations accordingly.
Mode and Duration
The IHEM Program is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time program that consists of 30 credits, with choices for intensive courses, experiential learning tours, and conferences at our esteemed regional and international partner institutions.
For full-time mode, teaching normally starts in September and ends in June. The maximum period is two years full-time. Classes will normally be held Monday to Friday on Lingnan's Tuen Mun Campus.
The Entry Requirements
Applicants should possess a recognized good first degree in a relevant field, OR a recognized first degree plus relevant working experience, other acceptable and equivalent qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants should normally have a score at internationally recognized English tests with scores equivalent to TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based test) or 90 (internet-based test) or IELTS 6.5 or above. Applicants may be invited to sit-in an interview for an assessment of their English language ability.
The tuition fee for the academic year 2018-19 is HK$120,000 for all students.
For the current year intake, applications start from 1st November 2017 and close on 30th April 2018. Late application may be considered on a case by case basis.
The application fee is HK$400 for all applicants (payable to "Lingnan University"), non-refundable.
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Last updated January 11, 2018