Programme Feature

The Department of Management at the HKBU School of Business is the leading provider of human resources undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Hong Kong. The programme involves the following distinctive features.

Active Learning Approach
Active Learning Approach

The programme uses a range of participative and work-based learning approaches that enable students to investigate issues or problems of concern, create useful information and options and devise plans to deal with the problems identified.

Weekend Classes
Weekend Classes

The programme is offered on a one-year full-time or a two-year part-time study mode. Most of the courses are taught over weekends.

International Recognition
International Recognition

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.


Student Sharing

JANUSZ Mark James

JANUSZ Mark James

Shirley CHAN

Shirley CHAN

Study Mode & Class Schedule

New students are required to attend an 8-hour Academic Writing Workshop and a 2-hour Analytical Techniques Workshop
in August/ September.



2 years / Weekends



1 year / Weekdays and Weekends


Assessment Methods

The assessment focuses on project-based learning. Each course requires the completion of individual and/or group projects. The nature and scope of the projects vary according to course and learner needs.

Our graduates

A combination of assessment methods are normally used in one course including class discussion and participation, assignments, tests, presentations and other methods of academic assessment. The course assessment methods will be shown in the course outline.



Students are required to take a total of ten courses (i.e. 30 units) for the MHRM programme.

Core Courses

Human Resources Planning and Staffing *

The main purpose of this course is to provide students with the essential knowledge and skills for conducting HR planning and staffing activities. It also examines the strategic implications of effective HR planning and staffing on organisational performance.

Training and Development *

This course aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the theory and practice of training and development within the organisation.

Performance Management *

This course provides an overview of the philosophy and principles of performance management and discusses the design of effective performance management systems.

Compensation and Benefits *

This course takes a pragmatic look at one of the most controversial and critical issues facing all kinds of organisation, that is, how to reward employees. It focuses on the design and implementation of a compensation system that rewards employees fairly while motivating outstanding performance.

Employment Relations and Practices *

This course introduces the key concepts of employment relations and examines the dynamic relationships among the different actors constituting the employment relations scene. In addition, it covers the employment and related legislation that is commonly used by HR professionals.

Ethics in Human Resources Management *

This course aims to enhance students' understanding and awareness of ethical issues in HRM. It examines ethics concepts and moral decision frameworks, and their application to HR practices and employment issues.

Human Resources Research Methods and Analytics

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of research design and the collection and analysis of data in the context of human resources management. It demonstrates how rigorous research can provide a basis for effective managerial decision making.

Degree Project

The Degree Project provides students with an opportunity to apply their HRM and research methods skills and knowledge in an investigation of a problem of practical significance. Specifically, the Project will develop students' skills in problem identification, consolidate their understanding of HRM issues and research methods, and deepen their understanding of the role of HRM in contributing to organisational effectiveness.

Elective Courses (select 2 courses)

Human Resources Management in the PRC *

This course focuses on the human resources issues and problems encountered by international companies in Mainland China. It introduces current and practical issues regarding employment and HRM in Mainland China.

International and Comparative HRM *

This course aims to enhance students' understanding of the role of HRM in global organisations. It examines the major HR concepts, techniques, and practices used in developing and managing a global workforce.

Employee Engagement and Well-being

The major purpose of this course is to enhance students' understanding of the importance of building an engaged workforce and a healthy workplace. It covers major concepts, techniques, and practices in a) developing and executing an engagement campaign, b) promoting workplace wellness, and c) delivering services associated with building a healthy and productive workforce.

QF Level 6

* These courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The Master of Human Resources Management programme of these courses are recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 6).

Students are required to participate in professional development activities (PDA) to enhance their HR relevant knowledge and skills through the out-of-classroom learning experience. Full-time students are required to participate in at least 6 PDA within their 1-year of study (in which 3 should be activities offered by the Career Services Unit). Part-time students are required to participate in at least 4 PDA within their 2-year of study.



The awarding of the MHRM Degree is on the basis of fulfillment of the following graduation requirements and the approval of the Senate.
A candidate should have:
  • Completed an approved programme of study; and
  • Submitted all coursework required; and
  • Obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
Academic Distinction
Academic Distinction

Overall cumulative G.P.A. of 3.67 or above, with no course grade below B- and no repeated courses.

Academic Merit
Academic Merit

Overall cumulative G.P.A. of 3.40 – 3.66, with no course grade below B- and no repeated courses.