Postgraduate Programs 2022/23
Master of Public Management
Award Title

Master of Public Management

Program Short Name


Mode of Study

Both full- and part-time

Normative Program Duration

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Program Fee



The nominal program fee covers 27 credits of course study. Students are required to pay HK$7,000 per credit for taking additional course(s) or auditing course(s) beyond the nominal 27-credit requirement.  

Program Advisor

Program Director:
Prof Kira MATUS, Professor in Public Policy

The Master of Public Management (MPM) Program prepares students for senior management roles in organizations providing public services or having frequent interactions with the public sector. By equipping them with the skills and knowledge to cope with the increasingly dynamic and complex challenges of the public sector, they would develop managerial capacities, such as the analytical skills, managerial competence, and political acumen, that are essential for successful career in public sector organizations. Given the importance of technology innovation and sustainability, the program provides the students with an interdisciplinary study with a strong emphasis on the policy, management and governance issues concerning technological innovation and sustainability.

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

  1. Deploy, in a variety of different policy-relevant contexts, the necessary academic and management tools to develop their leadership potential;
  2. Analyze and manage complex multi-dimensional policy and managerial issues; and
  3. Demonstrate a strong appreciation and capacity in policy analysis and management while addressing analytical, operational and political challenges.
  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

    27 credits 

  2. Credit Transfer  

    Subject to the approval of the Program Director, students may apply for course substitution or credit transfer of no more than 12 credits.

  1. Core Courses

18 credits

PPOL 5260
PPOL 5280
PPOL 5290
PPOL 5300
PPOL 5310
PPOL 6120


  1. Elective Courses

9 credits


Students will have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of courses based on their needs. 

i. Elective courses offered by PPOL:

     Students can take any PPOL postgraduate courses to meet the elective course requirement. 


  ii. Electives offered by other departments/divisions:

CIEM 5160*
CIEM 5810*
EEMT 5100*#
EEMT 5160*#
EEMT 5300*#
EEMT 5360*#
EEMT 5510*#
EEMT 5530*#
ENVR 5250
ENVR 5260
EVSM 5230
EVSM 5300
ISOM 5370
SOSC 5620

* For the highly technical course(s), students will be approved to take the course(s) with advices sought from the Program Director.

# Admission to EEMT course(s) will be subject to approval by EEMT course instructor(s) and the MSc (EEM) Program Director on a case-by-case basis.


Subject to the approval of the Program Director, a maximum of two postgraduate courses outside the above list may be taken as “Electives offered by other departments/divisions”. 


  1. Professional Development Course Requirement

Students are required to complete PPOL 5770.

PPOL 5770


  1. Remarks

  • Full-time students should take a minimum of 12 credits and up to a maximum of 15 credits of coursework per regular term.
  • Part-time students may take a maximum of 9 credits in each term.



Last update: 11 November 2021

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: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants are not required 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. Program-specific Admission Requirements
  • At least 3 years of working experience.

4. Additional Information
  • Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in any field with strong academic performance, especially in analytical courses.