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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 Organizational Management


Year of Entry 2017
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P19
Mode of Programme Combined
Indicative Intake Target 60
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme Full-time: 1 year
Maximum Study Period Full-time: 2.5 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 Paul Hempel
PhD (Rutgers)
General Enquiries
+852 3442 7892
Remarks: *The Strategic Change Stream of the progamme has been suspended. Only full-time mode will be offered by the programme in 2017/18.
† 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 Program aims to nurture professional managers and executives who want to acquire a broad-based understanding of how to effectively manage in order to achieve strategic objectives. In order to achieve this ultimate aim, the Program aims to help managers develop the critical thinking, analytical, and behavioral skills needed to deal with complicated management environments.


Entrance Requirements

To be eligible to apply, applicants must hold a recognized degree or equivalent.


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

  • a TOFEL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • a pass for Band 6 in the Chinese mainland’s College English Test (for the old grading system before 2006) or a minimum score of 450 for the  new grading system; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications


Course Description

Core Courses

  • Strategic Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Effective Managerial Decision Making
  • High Performance Collaborations
  • Leadership: Managing in Adverse Situations
  • Employee Engagement and Performance
  • Management Consulting Skills
  • Organizational Change and Development
  • Organizational Consulting Project

Bonus Features

Key Features

A key feature of the program is the Organizational Consulting Project, where student teams undertake consulting projects for actual organizational clients. The consulting topic is an actual problem or issue which the client is facing.


Past clients have been multinational corporations, local SMEs, and NGOs. This capstone project is designed to help you learn how to leverage various managerial tools in a coherent way to bridge the gap between academic learning and managerial practice.