Programme Content





Increase your employability by gaining exceptional transferable HR and management skills. Human Resource Management plays a key role in business success. This programme provides a broad business education and the basis for the development of intellectual knowledge and understanding of vocational skills and competencies that enhance students' employability in the HR profession. 


Programme Features

High recognition

This programme is offered by Sheffield Business School which is AACSB accredited. AACSB is known for its very high standard, less than 5% of business schools worldwide have received this accreditation.

Employable graduates

Our past graduates have been employed by large corporations as Management Trainee


Academic and Professional Excellence 

This module aims to support international students in developing cognitive, metacognitive, interpersonal, technological, professional and academic skills to enable them to successfully engage with their studies at the final year and to progress successfully to post-graduate study.  It is designed to assist you in developing specified subject-specific and employability skills alongside the development of language competence.

Implementing Strategy and Change 

This module looks at the way strategy and change is implemented in a variety of organisations and contexts.  As organisations develop they change to meet the needs of their altered environment.  Organisations make strategic choices which will affect the direction the organisation will take.  This module helps you to gain an understanding of the strategic decisions that organisations make and their implications.

Leadership in Contemporary Organisations 

This module explores contemporary leadership challenges facing organisations today. In addition to exploring current literature, case studies and examples of leaders, you will develop a clear view of their personal leadership preferences and aspirations. You will complete the module with a comprehensive understanding of effective leadership styles and approaches and how they might personally lead in their future roles.

Developing People and Organisations 

The module is designed to enable you to develop a critical understanding of the theory and practice in Human and Organisation Development.  It will develop an awareness of HRD practice in the context of the organisation and external environment.  It will explore the theory and emergent models, processes and practices that enable the design, delivery and implementation of development.  The module also explores approaches to sustained organisational business performance and future organisational strategy.

Contemporary Developments in Employee Relations and Employment Law

The module is designed to develop career skills for those aiming for HR management and development roles. It will enable you to extend your knowledge and skills on a range of existing and emerging models, processes and practices involved in the management of the employment relationship. These will be applied in local and international contexts. It will also introduce you to key employment law legislation and systems in which HR activities are regulated. The module will aid you to develop a greater understanding of the subject enabling you to evaluate emerging developments in the regulation of the employment relationship in differing contexts.

Research and HR

This module enables you to identify and review the business and external contextual factors affecting organisations and to assess the impacts of these factors on the HR function. It examines HR’s role in strategy formulation and implementation and develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to support an investigation into an area of HR practice. The module is also designed to encourage you to adopt a critical perspective of these contexts and to provide workable organisational and HR solutions to address them.


Coursework and examinations



QF Level

QF Level : Level 5
QR Registration No. : 16/000725/L5 
Validity Period : 01/09/2016 - 31/08/2025 


Importance of choosing a non-local top-up with QF Level 5

  • Degree qualifications pitched at QF Level 5 are formally recognised by the HKSAR Government for employment purposes within the Civil Service for graduate posts.

Further Studies
  • Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong and overseas.

Financial Assistance and Scholarships


Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Holders of the following VTC Higher Diplomas (HD): 

  • HD in Human Resource Management 
  • HD in Human Resources and Talent Analytics 


Holders of Higher Diploma (HD) or Associate Degree (AD) or equivalent qualifications in a relevant Human Resource Management subject awarded by a recognised institution will also be considered.


English Proficiency Requirements

  • Applicants holding post-secondary qualifications (e.g. Higher Diploma, Associate Degree) taught and assessed in English from recognised institutions;


  • At least an overall IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four skills), or equivalent.



Fees & Funding


  • Application Fee : HK$200 (No application fee before the deadline!)
  • Registration Fee : HK$3,500
  • Tuition Fee  : HK$74,840 by 2 instalments



A variety of attractive scholarships are available to  current and graduating SHAPE students.


“I found "Leadership in Contemporary Organisations" to be the most valuable module since I was exposed to different types of leadership. I was given a lot of support from SHAPE lecturers; they were patient in guiding me through problems and assignments.”

Lee Ka Wing

BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management

  • HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2022-23



Financial Aids 

The following HKSAR Government financial assistance schemes are available to eligible students who pursue this programme at SHAPE:

Financial Assistance Schemes
Amount (HK$)
Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme (NMTSS) Up to $34,390 per year 
Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP)

 Up to $91,040
(Tuition fee grant)

Up to $8,810
(Academic expenses grant)

Up to 57,340
(Living expenses loan)


Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS)  Up to the annual tuition fees payable in the academic year

For details including eligibility and subsidy amount, please refer to the hyperlink of each scheme.



Career Prospects/ Further Studies

Career Prospects

Chow Chi Kin, Kenny and Lee Hiu Tung, Phoenix (2nd and 3rd person from the right),  graduates of BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management in AY2020/21, have been employed by Sun Ferry as Management Trainee soon after graduation.



“This programme provided me with a great foundation in human resource management which facilitated my work as a manager, such as employees’ payroll and compensation. I am very grateful to Sheffield Hallam University and SHAPE for equipping me with professional management skills. I was able to utilize the skills in managing digitalisation projects in HR context which is trending in the industry.”

George Lo
BA (Honours) Business and Human Resource Management

  • Project Manager (Payroll) in Human Resources Department, Leighton Contractors Asia Limited


Further Studies

Having been recognised at QF Level 5, this top-up degree programme meets the standard of locally-accredited bachelor's degree programmes.  Upon graduation, students can pursue their further studies at Master’s degree level in Hong Kong and Overseas.


Miss Lam Ka Man is a graduate of BA (Honours) Business and Human Resource Management programme in 2021. She is now pursuing Master of Human Resources Management at HKBU.




Awards/ Campus Life

Student Awards

Inspirational Student Award 2022
Li Sheung Yau, Shirley

The Best Academic Performance 2022
Chiu Ying Tung, Athena
The 1st Class Honours Degree Awardees in 2021
Wong Hei Ching (left),
Lee Hiu Tung, Phoenix (right)




Lee Ka Wing

HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2022-23

Wong Wing Kei

HKSAR Government Outstanding Performance Scholarship 2020-21

Lam Ka Man

HKSAR Government Talent Development Scholarship 2020-21


Graduation Ceremony



Connect with Us


Programme Coordinator

Dr. Raymond Kan

Tel. no.

3757 9220




General Enquiries

Ms. Queenie Lam 

Tel. no.

2436 8600  


General Enquiries Ms. Adah Chan
Tel. no.  2436 8379 


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Registration No. : 252133. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.