Master of Science in Human Resource Management




What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme combines theoretical knowledge with practical applications to help students understand and solve organisational issues. This helps students to manage effectively.


  • A conversion programme for general and HR professionals and managers
  • A wide range of people management courses
  • Emphasis on both theory and practice
  • Local and global perspectives in private and public sectors

Recognition & Prospects

Master of Science in Human Resource Management


Programme Structure

Programme Details

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

10 three-credit subjects (4 Compulsory and 6 Elective), plus one-credit subject Business Ethics; OR
4 three-credit Compulsory Subjects and 2 three-credit Elective Subjects, plus one-credit subject Business Ethics, three-credit subject Research Methods, and nine-credit Dissertation

Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects and 3 Elective Subjects (21 credits), or with a Postgraduate Certificate upon completing 4 Compulsory Subjects (12 credits).

Areas of Study

The following is a summary of the areas of study.

Compulsory Subjects+

  • Human Resource Management*
  • Marketing Management
  • Organization and Management*
  • Organizational Behaviour*

Ethics Subject+

  • Business Ethics

Elective Subjects+@

  • E-commerce
  • Employee Relations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Global Leadership in the Asian Context
  • Human Resource Development
  • Human Resource Management in China
  • International Management
  • Management of Pay and Benefits
  • Negotiation and Conflict Management
  • Political and Economic Environment for Management
  • Practice of Human Resource Management
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Human Resource Management

+ The offering of subjects is subject to class quota availability.

@ Student may also choose from a list of "Common Pool Electives", subject to the prescriptions of the programme curriculum.

* These subjects have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The programme (MSc in Human Resource Management) is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

Note: Programme structure and content are subject to continuous review and change.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK$194,266.66 (20,62,454) per year
HK $291,400 per programme (HK $9,400 per credit)

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree from an institution that is recognized by PolyU. In addition, you must meet the entrance requirements that are specified by individual programmes. PolyU may accept equivalent qualifications. The decision is made on an individual basis. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For international students

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent professional qualifications, preferably with at least one year of relevant work experience;
  • Applicants, normally aged 27 or above, with other post-secondary qualifications and at least 6 years of work experience in industry, commerce or public administration, including 3 years in a managerial capacity, will also be considered.

If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the following minimum English language requirement for admission purpose, unless otherwise specified by individual programmes concerned:

A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR

An overall Band Score of at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

PolyU ranks 65th in the QS World University Rankings and 79th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings internationally.

  • Recognised worldwide for its academic reputation
  • Enjoys impactful research practices in different fields
  • Boasts world-class facilities
  • Welcomes international students from over 30 countries

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