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What will I learn?

Programme Aims

This programme equips executives with the capacity to create and sustain competitiveness in the supply chain by balancing cost, quality and efficiency.

Features

  • Broad knowledge and skills in global supply chain management
  • A thorough grounding in subjects that lead to the knowledge and intellectual capability required for the understanding and critical analysis of supply chain management problems
  • Awareness of the global supply chain management environment and management issues
  • An array of purchasing related subjects

Characteristics

The programme embodies both sound academic theory and professional practice. The combination of Compulsory Subjects and a wide range of Electives, including purchasing related subjects, reflects the multidisciplinary nature of the business that students in the programme can pursue.

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates with the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management who have fulfilled certain subject requirements are granted accreditation by The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) and may apply for full membership. (Subject to review each year.)

Graduates with the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management are granted full exemption from the Qualifying Examination of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

Graduates with the PgD in Global Supply Chain Management are granted partial exemption from the Qualifying Examination of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK).

Graduates of the MSc in Global Supply Chain Management with two years' work experience in the purchasing/supply chain/logistics field or a related field are qualified to register as members of The Institute of Purchasing & Supply of Hong Kong (IPSHK).

Programme Structure

Students are provided with the core knowledge that is essential for all managers in the supply chain field, and in-depth knowledge in selected subjects to suit their needs and aspirations.

Part-time mode: 2.5 years, including optional summer terms
Full-time mode: 1.5 years, including an optional summer term

Each subject carries three credits and the GSCM Project carries six credits.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
HK $225,000 per programme (HK $7,500 per credit) for MSc students; HK $135,000 per programme (HK $7,500 per credit) for PgD students
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022

Venue

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 in a business-related discipline or the equivalent.
  • For non-business degree holders, 2 years' relevant work experience or relevant background knowledge is preferred.

Candidates in senior management positions possessing other academic qualifications may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Priority will be given to applicants with relevant work experience.

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.

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About The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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  • 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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