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Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Full Time
1 year
Part Time
Application Period
1 October 2019 - 31 May 2020
(852) 2616-8309
Programme Details Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour

Modules Required

To graduate, students must achieve a minimum of 30 credits:

  1. Core courses: 6 (18 credits), including the Action Learning Projects which is a year course
  2. 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

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

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

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* (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.

Medium of Instruction


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 programme.

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)

Graduation Requirements

  • 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