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Programme Aim

The programme is designed specifically for fresh graduates and young professionals who want to start their careers in a culturally rigorous and demanding workplace, and learn how to manage and work with people from a widening spread of backgrounds.

The HKU Master of Global Management programme focuses on the critical subset of skills that correlate to leadership success, particularly in a multicultural structure.

Problem solving, which involves selecting, analysing, and considering information, is more difficult than it seems and is essential to good decisions. Being orientated towards results, looking beyond vision and objectives leads to efficiency and productivity. Open-mindedness is needed to absorb change, encourage employee ideas, balance stakeholders’ interests and sift the important from the trivial. And you must be a supportive manager, show genuine interest, build trust with colleagues, and get involved in group work to reassure employees and consolidate energies.

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Mode and Duration of Study

The MGM programme extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 7 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.

Students usually take 2 courses per module and there are 4 three-hour classes each week.

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Medium and Course Assessment

The programme will be taught in English. 

Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers, and course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course, unless otherwise specified.

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Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete ten 6-credit courses (60 credits), including five core courses, one capstone course and four elective courses.

Students who have failed a core course are required to retake it. If the failed course is an elective, another elective can be chosen as a substitute. To graduate from our programme, the number of failed courses over the entire period of study cannot exceed two, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved.