The Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour serves the growing focus on global talent management
A Distinctive Course
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB) programme is a one-year, full-time degree which brings an international perspective to human resources management. The MScHRMOB programme is unique in the way it embraces a whole-person approach to build soft skills, and other attributes, which can serve as essential building blocks for a student’s career development. Students acquire an effective set of skills, and the requisite knowledge, to fulfil the needs of future employers.
A Course for Managers, Leaders and Line Managers
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour programme offers a fast route to becoming a professional human resources management specialist. The MScHRMOB is designed to enhance competencies in managing and developing people for a wide range of supervisory, managerial, and executive positions.
The MScHRMOB provides students with the skills and competencies for careers in human resources, line management, and leadership roles in business and public service organisations. The course will also be valuable to those already working in these fields.
Opportunities Abound in a Transformational Industry
“The profession of human resource management is undergoing a tremendous change,” says Dr Frankie Lam, the Programme Director. “A job which used to be mostly transactional in nature has changed into a dynamic profession which is essential for enabling the transformation of organisations,” says Dr Lam.
“Advances in technology, and the effects of global competition, have led to executive management teams working with human resource professionals as strategic partners to attract, retain, and develop top talent. HR professionals train and motivate employees at all levels to perform at their peak,” says Dr Lam.
Theory and Practice, in Class and Beyond
“The industry is looking for graduates who understand contemporary theories and best practices in human resources management and organisational behaviour,” says Dr Lam. “Interpersonal skills, team building, and a strategic perspective on human resource management are also desirable qualities. Lectures and company visits help students understand how contemporary theories and best practices in human resource management, and organisational behaviour, are applied in real-life situations,” says Dr Lam.
The Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour programme develops a strategic perspective that allows students, in their future careers, to equip organisations with the necessary human resources to thrive in today’s complex environments.
Enabling Real-world Experience
“The Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB) programme offers a unique Action Learning Projects which gives students the opportunity to visit companies in a variety of industries, to learn up-to-date best practices in the human resources profession,” says Dr Lam.
The MScHRMOB also programme offers an executive mentoring programme which helps students formulate practical career goals and milestones. The internship programme offers outstanding students the opportunity to acquire essential practical knowledge, and develop their interpersonal and communication skills.
A Double Master Programme
Lingnan University is collaborating with the ESSCA School of Management in France to offer an optional two-year, full-time double master programme. Students gain international experience by studying in Hong Kong, France, and Hungary. Successful gradates will receive a Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour from Lingnan University, and a Master in Management Major in Entrepreneurship from the ESSCA School of Management.
Key Features of Master of Science in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour:
- The programme is unique in the way it embraces a whole-person approach to build soft skills and other attributes, which can serve as essential building blocks for a student's career development in human resource and other business management areas. It is also unique in bridging human resource management and organizational behaviour concepts in solving the complex people management in a dynamic global business environment.
Action Learning Projects
- The Action Learning Projects provide students opportunities to visit and analyse companies across industries to gain the contemporary and best practice knowledge in human resource management.
Professional Networking Activities
- Our executive mentoring and internship programmes assist our students to develop a stronger professional network and career plan.
To graduate, students must achieve a minimum of 30 credits:
- Core courses: 6 (18 credits), including the Action Learning Projects which is a year course
- Electives courses: 4 (12 credits)
An overview of the six required courses follows:
Management of Organisations and People
Management of Organisations and People is designed to enhance managerial and leadership skills by providing students with a solid foundation of theoretical frameworks concerning behaviour in organisations. The course also analyses the practical implications of the theoretical approaches in terms of organisational effectiveness.
Managing Ethically introduces concepts including ethics, social responsibility, moral development, and stakeholder analysis, and applies them to ethical problems at individual, firm, and societal levels.
Teams for Learning
Teams for Learning teaches students to develop their managerial capabilities. The course considers what it takes to be an effective leader and an effective team member. It also analyses the conditions which lead to the development of effective managerial capabilities.
Contemporary HRM introduces different human resources management practices, and considers current issues in the field. The course explores human resource management practices in business organisations, such as manpower planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, and international human resource management.
Performance Management inspires students to appreciate the importance of effective performance management processes in successful companies, and encourages them to challenge the best practices of modern performance management systems.
Action Learning Projects
Action Learning Projects aims to enhance students’ academic learning by engaging them in activities that require them to apply the ideas they are learning to business and non-business settings.
Elective Courses* (Choose 4 electives)
- MGT601 Managing Conflict in Organisations
- MGT602 Leadership in Organisations
- MGT603 Comparative and Cross-cultural Management
- MGT604 Strategic Management
- MGT605 Managing Quality for People and Organisations
- MGT606 Organisational Analysis and Change
* The offering of elective courses is subject to sufficient demand and faculty availability.
Applicants with no or limited background in economics, human resource management and statistics will be required to complete pre-entry courses in August prior to the start of this master programme.
- Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
- Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)
- Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)
- Human Resources Management Association (HRMA)
- Complete 9 courses (5 core courses and 4 elective courses) and obtain a minimum of 27 credits; and
- Obtain a “pass” in Action Learning Projects (core course); and
- Achieve a minimum CGPA of 2.67
- Hold a bachelor's degree with a first class or second class honours awarded by a recognized tertiary institution or have equivalent experiences and qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis; and
- Meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement below:
- TOEFL: minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or
- IELTS: minimum acceptable score of 6.5 or
- CET 6: minimum acceptable score of 450
- Applicants who have graduated from a university using English as a main teaching language do not normally need to present evidence of their proficiency.
- Applicants with no or limited background in economics, human resource management and statistics will be required to complete pre-entry courses in August prior to the start of this master programme.
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