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Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (HRMOB)

Hong Kong



What will I learn?

Master of Science in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour (MScHRMOB) Programme is offered and managed by the Department of Management, Lingnan University. This full-time programme began in September 2010. The normal duration for the programme is one year full time. The Programme provides students with an internationalised and highly interactive learning environment. It aims to equip students, entering either with business degrees or non-business degrees, with the necessary management competencies to pursue careers in human resource management and leadership.

This Programme is designed for individuals who are, or intend to be, working in the field of human resource management or who occupy or intend to occupy positions with substantial leadership or line management responsibilities. For those serving or intending to serve in a wide range of supervisory, managerial and executive positions, the Programme is designed to enhance knowledge and competencies in managing and developing people. For holders of degrees within or outside the business field, the Programme offers a fast route to becoming professional human resource management specialists.


The Programme aims to:

  • provide a stimulating environment conducive to learning advanced knowledge and skills in the areas of human resource management and organisational behaviour;
  • give balanced exposure to contemporary theories and best practices in human resource management and organisational behaviour;
  • build a learning community that nurtures students, fosters interpersonal skills, and builds team spirit; and
  • develop a strategic perspective on HRM in equipping organisations to thrive within complex and rapidly changing environments.

Learning Outcomes

On completing the Programme, students will be able to:

  • explain the changing nature of the human resource management function and its implications for human resource policies, planning and practice;
  • apply skills and knowledge for managing and developing people in continuously changing environments;
  • think critically and innovatively in solving complex problem regarding the management and development of organizational members;
  • utilise organisational behaviour concepts to diagnose and resolve people management problems;
  • apply sound principles of ethical conduct and social responsibility in a human resource management context; and
  • develop a credible performance management strategy that clearly demonstrates the contribution of the HR function to an organization’s mission.

Assessments are conducted in accordance with the Regulations of the University and subject to programme specific requirements. The grade for a course is obtained by aggregating the results of continuous assessment, group work and the final examination, the weighting and format of which are described in the relevant syllabus. Students are required to complete all coursework, prescribed tests and examinations.

Continuous assessment often involves written assignments, individual project, group assignments/projects and in-class presentations. Formal examinations take a variety of forms, depending on the nature and objectives of the course. Examples are short essay type question, problem-solving, case analysis, etc.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$180,000.00 (US$ 22,932) per year
Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

Expected January 2024


Lingnan University

8 Castle Peak Road,

Tuen Mun, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree from a recognised tertiary institution; and An applicant whose degree is from a non-English-medium tertiary institution should obtain: IELTS: minimum acceptable score of 6.5 or TOEFL: minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or an equivalent score in a recognised test

For international students

Applicants should:

  1. 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
  2. An applicant whose undergraduate degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should 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
  • 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 will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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


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