Department of Management




Master of Science in Strategic Human Resources Management (MScSHRM)


The executive-level MScSHRM programme aims to develop a strategic Asia-Pacific focus within the context of globalisation. It is a two-year programme made up of courses revolving around three core elements: strategies, globalization and ethics.

The underlying objective of this programme is to provide HR professionals with the skills, knowledge, abilities, and ethical mindset necessary to interact successfully at the highest levels of business and industry. This degree is an international degree programme for executives, primarily catering to upwardly mobile managers and entrepreneurs within the Greater China region.

On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to operate as part of a senior management team, providing ethical leadership to those involved in both the functional aspects of HRM and those directly managing human resources at all levels.

MScSHRM is mapped to the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Human Resources Management. As the CIPD Approved Centre, MScSHRM students need to join as a Student member throughout the duration of their studies in order to obtain CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HRM. Graduates will gain Associate professional membership and will be eligible to upgrade to either Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow providing they are able to demonstrate the relevant skills and behaviours in accordance with the membership criteria for these levels.

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Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)


The Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM) programme is designed for individuals who intend to pursue a professional career in human resources management. The programme will also benefit practicing human resoures professionals who have little or no formal human resources management training or education, as well as line managers who seek an advanced education in the principles and practice of people management

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Europe's largest professional institute for HRM and HR development. MHRM students who register as CIPD student members will have their degree recognised as CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate in Human Resources qualification and automatically leads to the CIPD Associate membership after graduation.

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Master of Philosophy (MPhil) & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


These are rigorous, research-based postgraduate programmes leading to the MPhil and PhD degrees. These programmes emphasize research and knowledge creation. They deepen students' understanding of the fields of study and the research methods, and prepare students to conduct independent investigations or start a career in the academic field. The School’s areas of particular expertise and research emphasis include Accountancy and Law, Economics, Finance and Decision Sciences, Management, and Marketing.

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