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MSc in Human Resource Management & Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB)

Programme Information

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Special Features
  • Uniqueness
    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.
Mode of Study Full-time
Programme Duration
  • Normal: 1 year
  • Maximum: 3 years
Medium of Instruction English
Credits Required 30
Modules Required 10 (Core courses: 6, including the Action Learning Projects which is a year course; Electives courses: 4)
Pre-entry Course 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's programme.
Tuition Fees (for 2020/21)
  • Local students: HKD100,000/programme
  • Non-local students: HKD163,200/programme

The tuition fees above do not cover pre-entry courses.

Professional Recognition
  1. Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM)
  2. Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)
  3. Chartered Professionals in Human Resources of British Columbia and Yukon (CPHR BC & Yukon)
Programme Leader Dr LAM, Frankie
BA, MA (North Texas); PhD (Purdue); Cert in Executive HRM (Michigan); FIHRM (HK); FHKIoD
Offering Unit Department of Management


Students are required to complete 10 modules in one year of study. Each module bears three credits.

Core Courses (Six courses):
  1. MGT501 Management of Organisations and People
  2. MGT502 Managing Ethically
  3. MGT503 Teams for Learning
  4. MGT504 Contemporary Human Resource Management
  5. MGT505 Performance Management
  6. MGT506 Action Learning Projects (Year-course)

Elective Courses* (Any four):
  1. MGT601 Managing Conflict in Organisations
  2. MGT602 Leadership in Organisations
  3. MGT603 Comparative and Cross-cultural Management
  4. MGT604 Strategic Management
  5. MGT605 Managing Quality for People and Organisations
  6. MGT606 Organisational Analysis and Change
  7. CDS515 Business Decision Making with Software

* The offering of elective courses is subject to sufficient demand and faculty availability.

Admission Requirements

1. General Qualifications

  • An applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree with a first class or second class honours from a recognized tertiary institution or have equivalent experiences and qualifications, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

2. Language Requirements

  • An applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain:
  • a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer- based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or
  • a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  • Applicants who do not fulfil the above language requirements but have an equivalent score in a recognized test, or an equivalent qualification assessment to prove their language proficiency may be considered on a case-by-case basis.


  • 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's programme.

Scholarships & Financial Assistance

Entrance Scholarship

Entrance Scholarship will be offered to outstanding applicants and all students admitted to MScHRMOB will be automatically qualified for the entrance scholarship.

Performance Scholarship

Performance Scholarship will be awarded to the students with remarkable academic performance in every academic year. For more information, please click here.

Government Student Financial Assistance

Local students are eligible for applying the Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). For eligibility and details, please visit the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency's website.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

The course has been including in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund purposes.

Words from Alumni

MScHRMOB Alumni: Ms XuMs XU, Anqi Angel (MScHRMOB 2019 Graduate)

'Time flies, I have finished my master degree at Lingnan University this year and I am so blessed to choose MScHRMOB Programme. During the process of learning, I gained a lot of professional human resources management knowledge and had opportunities to visit famous companies in various industries. We had a better understanding of how to practice what we have learned in future work. In addition, thanks to our professors and classmates to bring me lots of unforgettable memories.'

MScHRMOB Alumni: Ms BAILEYMs BAILEY, Jennifer Cousineau (MScHRMOB 2018 Graduate)

‘This Programme allows me to gain invaluable knowledge from experienced professors who used “real-life” examples as part of their teaching. In the past year, the Programme arranged different guest speakers to deliver talks. In addition, site visits to companies were also well organized. I was mostly impressed with the visit to LinkedIn when we received a tour around the office. The humanistic and relaxing office allows employees to have good sense of belonging to the company. It also cultivates creativity and innovation for the establishment of the HR networking system. I treasure the lectures and chances of site visits which will definitely give me invaluable insights and help me in my future career.’

MScHRMOB Alumni: Mr PENCHEVMr PENCHEV, Milen Nikolaev (MScHRMOB 2018 Graduate)

‘Lingnan University provides a challenging and diverse learning environment that has allowed me to gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for a successful career in Human Resource Management. I have thoroughly enjoyed the on and off campus interactions that have helped me learn not only about an unfamiliar and fascinating culture but also about myself.’

MScHRMOB Alumni: Ms LIMs LI, Juan Laura (MScHRMOB 2017 Graduate)

‘I appreciate that Lingnan University offers really intensive education and impeccable education system which have enhanced my knowledge in the HRM sector that I’m interested in, and have equipped me with an in-depth understanding of business operation. The Action Learning Projects have helped me to build a solid foundation to face the real work challenges. I was keen to learn under the atmosphere in Lingnan, and the one-year master education has enriched my life.’

MScHRMOB Alumni: Ms HAMIDMs HAMID, Shamsa (MScHRMOB 2017 Graduate)

‘My experiences in Lingnan were amazing. The best part of the Lingnan is its wonderful faculty, I felt so proud that I got such a brilliant, aspiring and supportive faculty which help me and motivate me throughout my study period. And I hope that with the help of Lingnan I will achieve much success in life. At the end I would only say that Lingnan will stay always in my heart, it was one of the amazing things which happened to me.’


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Contact Person Ms Winnie CHENG
Telephone (+852) 2616-8309
Office Address Rm SEK112/6, 1/F, Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building,
Lingnan University,
8 Castle Peak Road,
Tuen Mun,
Hong Kong