Postgraduate Programs 2018/19
Master of Science Program in Global Operations
Award Title

Master of Science in Global Operations

Program Short Name


Mode of Study


Normative Program Duration

1 year

Program Fee


The program fee covers tuition, textbooks, and course materials for some of the general courses and required courses.

Program Advisor

Academic Director:

Prof Qing LI, Professor of Information Systems, Business Statistics and Operations Management


The Master of Science (MSc) Program in Global Operations aims to provide a distinctive postgraduate education program to qualified students who are interested in managing business operations on a global scale.


The program is developed to address the unique requirements of global operations. It draws on the latest research and is benchmarked to ensure that prospective graduates acquire both the knowledge and skills to manage global operations and work effectively in culturally diverse and competitive marketplaces. It introduces students to operations management practices and technologies that have been provend to be critical in the success and transformation of leading companies, and prepares students in the qualitative aspects of working in cross-cultural settings.


Graduates of the program are expected to disseminate their learning and understanding of global operations to industries in Hong Kong and the Greater China region, and enhance the economic development in the region and the global market to improve the competitiveness of the multinational companies.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Identify critical issues in the global economy and core business functions of a global organization and relate them to the management of global operations;
  2. Analyze problems in the design, creation and delivery of goods and services in a global environment by using qualitative and quantitative tools and apply innovative solutions;
  3. Lead a team and work effectively in a team with people from different background; and
  4. Identify ethical dilemmas in business decision making and apply an ethics framework to propose and defend a resolution.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

30 credits


  1. Credit Transfer

Subject to the approval of the Academic Director, students may apply for credit transfer of no more than three courses (6 credits) in the program.


  1. General Core Courses

14 credits

ACCT 5210
ECON 5200
FINA 5120
ISOM 5510
ISOM 5700
MARK 5120
MGMT 5110


  1. Required Courses

4 credits

ISOM 5730
ISOM 5810


  1. Elective Courses

12 credits

A list of electives offered in a particular year will be announced at the beginning of each intake. The elective courses are a selection of courses with a global operations profile chosen from the portfolio of the School of Business and Management.


Subject to the approval of the Academic Director, students are allowed to take up to 4 additional credits of electives (on top of the graduation requirement of 30 credits) within the program’s elective portfolio and the electives offered by other MSc programs in the School of Business and Management available in each intake.


Last Update: 31 July 2018

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements. Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test (effective from 2018/19 admission): 60
    (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.0 and All sub-score: 5.5

Applicants don't need to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Additional Information
  • Work experience will add weight to the consideration.
  • Applicants are highly recommended to have a satisfactory GMAT or GRE score.