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Chow Yei Ching School of Graduate Studies

Programme Information - Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPg)

Applications for Taught Postgraduate Programmes in 2017 entry are now closed. Applications for 2018 entry will start in mid-November 2017 tentatively and updated programme information will be available by that time. The programme information for 2017 entry listed below is for reference only.

MSc Operations and Supply Chain Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P09
Mode of Programme Combined
Class Schedule Full-time: Weekday daytime and/or evenings; Part-time: Weekday evenings
Indicative Intake Target 100
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Mode of processing Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Dr David Yanzhi LI
BSc Tsinghua U., PhD HKUST
General Enquiries
+852 3442 8645
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.

Programme Aims and Objectives

This programme aims to enable students to apply modern analytical and managerial skills that facilitate decision makings at all levels of operational and strategic practices in Supply Chain Management. 

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a recognized Bachelor's degree;
  • Working experience is preferred but NOT required.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Minimum score of 450 in the Chinese Mainland's College English Test (CET6); or
  • Other equivalent qualifications

Course Description

Core Courses

  • Managerial Decision Modeling
  • Operations Management
  • Supply Chain Management (#)
Either take 7 of the following courses:
  • Business Process Modeling & Simulation
  • Business Analytics with Spreadsheet
  • E-Logistics & Enterprise Resource Planning (#)
  • Business Survey Methods
  • Project Management
  • Service Quality Management
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Professional Forums on Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Elective courses from College of Business (no more than two courses)

or take 5 of the above courses plus:

  • Internship Project 

(#) CEF reimbursable courses

Bonus Features

The programme benefits from the use of relevant technology and software packages (such as SAP, SAS, SPSS, and Service Models) to reinforce students’ understanding of the concepts, methods, and processes introduced.