MSc Information Systems Management

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required


Class Schedule

Weekday (daytime and evening) and Saturday afternoon

Normal Study Period

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

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years

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
Prof Stephen LIAO
PhD (Aix-Marseille U)
Programme Leader
Dr Raymond LAU
PhD (Q'ld. U.T.)
General Enquiries
Ms Grace Choi
+852 3442 8521
+852 3442 0370
Programme Aims and Objectives

The Master of Science in Information Systems Management (MScISM) programme has been designed for Business/IT graduates who are interested in acquiring information management skills.  This programme provides an optional specialization of study in one of the two areas of Business Intelligence or Technology and Entrepreneurship.

The programme aims to present at postgraduate level of the theories, methods, support techniques and skills required for efficient and effective management of the information systems function in the business, commercial, industrial and public sectors.  

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must:

  • hold a recognized Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from one of the tertiary education institutions in Hong Kong funded by the University Grant Committee (UGC), or equivalent. Applicants who hold a Bachelor's degree and have relevant work experience will be given preference. 

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

  • Score of 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications
Course Description

Core Courses (a total of 18 credits)

  • Database Management Systems
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy
  • Management Support and Business Intelligence Systems
  • Project Management and Quality Assurance
  • Social Media Applications

Electives (a total of 12 credits)

Students can select any taught Master level elective courses offered by other departments within the College of Business.   However, students are advised to enrol one of the following two tracks by acquiring specialized skills and knowledge.

Track - Business Intelligence

  • Business Data Analytics
  • Business Intelligence Applications
  • Knowledge Management

Track - Technology and Entrepreneurship

  • Blockchain Technology and Business Applications
  • Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology Leadership Forum
Bonus Features

1. Students can take an optional one semester cultural exchange study at one of the collaborating universities in Europe, North America, or Asia. The exchange study is managed by College of Business and the tuition fee during the exchange period is waived. 

2. Maximally 3 scholarships can be offered to outstanding students.

3. Maximally 5 postgraduate studentships offered by the MScISM programme with each one up to a maximum amount of HK$60,000. 

4. The Information Systems Management Project elective allow participants to undertake in depth study of any specific information management issue.  The Management Consulting in Asia elective is in the form of a field study of normally 7 to 8 days outside Hong Kong. 

5. Continuing Education Fund (CEF): Some courses offered in this programme are eligible for the application of a subsidy from the CEF and each applicant may receive up to HK$10,000 refund within a four-year application period.#
#CEF is only applicable to Hong Kong residents

† 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.