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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 44092

Stream Code

OFM (Full-time)
OPM (Part-time)

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Programme Leaders

Programme Director

Dr PAN Kai


Note to Applicants

  • Please complete all relevant fields and enclose necessary documents. Incomplete applications cannot be processed promptly.

  • Students can complete the programme in one (1) year in Full-time mode according to their own study pace.

Aims and Characteristics



  • Operations management in services and manufacturing

  • Resources management in private and public sectors

  • Quantitative techniques, decision-making, quality management, resource planning, information technology, and e-commerce

  • Development of ability to contribute in a cross-functional, team environment

  • Independent investigation into specific management problems

Programme Aims

We cater for ambitious employees in the private and public sectors who wish to develop their management skills and enhance their career opportunities. This is a conversion programme, designed primarily for graduates in disciplines other than management. However, candidates with prior management or business education may be admitted, depending on their career needs.

This programme provides non-business graduates with the needed foundation in the main functional areas of management, and graduates in all disciplines with in-depth training in operations management.


This programme provides skills and knowledge in the efficient and effective management of operations, and is relevant for those working in services and manufacturing in both the private and public sectors.

It introduces the concepts and tools needed for managing the resources of an organisation to achieve the efficient production and distribution of goods and services. The organisations involved could be factories, hospitals, the police force, airlines, airports and docks, distribution depots, hotels, restaurants, and so on. Particular subjects deal with quantitative techniques, decision making, quality management, resource planning, information technology and e-commerce.

Professional Recognition

  • Six Sigma Institute (SSI)

  • Hong Kong Society for Quality (HKSQ)

  • Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) (Subject to Review)

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Message from Alumni

Although the MSc OM programme offered by the LMS department is one of four postgraduate programmes I have studied at PolyU, this programme provided me with another new way of looking at management strategies to deal with the ever-changing business environment. More importantly, it showed me how to equip myself to develop both the strategic thinking process and the necessary skills to make sound business decisions through better resource management. This has resulted in a more sustainable long-term advantage for our key stakeholders rather than a short-term competitive advantage.

Operationally, as the head of the Internal Audit department, I have significantly benefited from the programme. I’m now able to better allocate and use department resources to acquire, develop, and retain valuable talent with a range of professional competencies.

Practically, for someone working in the internal audit profession, the teaching materials and insightful lectures provided me with an open-minded way of understanding front-line business operations without compromising the principle of independence. It helped me improve the effectiveness and efficiency of operations in a more collaborative manner, and balance corporate governance with operational practices, policies, and procedures.

Learning is a lifelong pursuit. I hope you will become a member of the world-class LMS department at PolyU.

Wong Lung-hon


This practical, inspiring, and interactive programme has helped me develop substantial professional and academic competencies. The courses covering the critical areas of operations management enabled me to quickly master various techniques to solve real problems in my daily work. Continuous improvement - one of the key concepts of this programme - became my devoted motto, which I have incorporated into my work and personal growth.

The professors were impressively patient and talented. The engaging case studies during class discussions helped me gain a better understanding of relevant concepts and knowledge. The students came from different fields and professional backgrounds, and their life stories and experiences enriched my perspective.

The learning was challenging but enjoyable. It turned me into a better version of myself: able to think independently and critically, express my opinions confidently, and embrace the ever-changing business world.

Zhang Xiaoxing

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