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Diploma in Business English

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intakes
September 2016
Course Fee
HK$5,800 per module

This programme develops competency in concise writing and effective meeting and negotiation skills, Students learn to be better communicators through extensive practice in workplace correspondence, report writing, formal presentation and communication in international business contexts.

Completion of the first TWO modules at Diploma level leads to the SPACE Diploma in Business English Award.

Certificate Level

Module 1:  Modern Business Writing Skills
Module 2:  Modern Business Oral Skills

Diploma Level

Module 3:  Professional Written Communication Skills
Module 4:  Report Writing and Presentation Skills
Module 5:  International Business Communication Skills
Module 6:  Professional Business English Through Case Studies

Completion of Modules 1 and 2 leads to Certificate in Business English
Completion of Modules 1 and 2 and any two of Modules 3 - 6 leads to Diploma in Business English*
Completion of Modules 1 - 6 leads to Advanced Diploma in Business English*

Students can take these modules as individual standalone courses with no commitment to complete the whole programme.

To obtain the Advanced Diploma in Business English award, students have to complete ALL FOUR 60-hour Diploma Level modules.  For details, follow this link:                        

*Applicants with evidence of English proficiency equivalent to Certificate in Business English awarded within the

For more comprehensive information about our courses, please visit our subject page:

This module focuses on:

  • Professional writing: Formal and informal correspondence
  • Improved writing for conciseness and clarity
  • Editing for accuracy, clarity and impact
  • Common business writing errors

Teaching Schedules  

Application Code



Start Date




2:30– 5:30 pm

12 March  2016

Change from 5 March to 12 March


Room 602    



6:45 – 9:45 pm

16 March 2016

Room 607, United Learning Centre




This module focuses on:

  • Persuasive communication: Style, tone image and impact
  • Effective
  • Effective delivery skills

Teaching Schedules  

Application Code



Start Date




6:45 – 9:45 pm

17 March 2016

Room 1302, MTR

This module focuses on:

  • Understanding intercultural differences in communication
  • Language for positive cross-cultural communication
  • Business negotiations with international clients
  • Event planning with cultural sensitivity

Teaching Schedules  

Application Code



Start Date





6:45 – 9:45 pm

8 March 2016


Room 1404, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Exit F, Causeway Bay

This module focuses on:

  • Exploring business vocabulary in context: Case study analysis
  • Critical reading strategies: Interpreting company data
  • Decision making in international business settings
  • Effective meeting and negotiation skills

Teaching Schedules  

Application Code



Start Date




6:45 – 9:45 pm

4 March 2016


Room 1403 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Exit F, Causeway Bay

Instructors of the course are drawn from our panel of qualified and experienced English language teachers. Some of them are native speakers; others are local teachers with native speaker competence.

The Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English


  • Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
  • Unless changes are made to the advertised details, we do not usually issue joining instructions. If your application has been accepted, you should go to the first session of the class at the time and place shown.
  • No refunds or transfers to a different class will be approved.
  • 24 months
Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$5,800 per module (Regular fee for modules at diploma level)
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$5,600 per module (Early-Bird discounted fee for enrolment on/before 23 February 2016)
  • Course Fee : HK$4,000 per module (Regular fee for modules at certificate level)
  • Early Bird Rate : HK$3,800 per module (Early-Bird discounted fee for enrolment on/before 23 February 2016)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorLanguages

CEF Courses
Diploma in Business English
COURSE CODE 24L00180-6 FEES $6,000 per course (regular) or $5,800 per course (for early enrolment) ENQUIRY 2975-5695

Continuing Education Fund

The Diploma in Business English .

Eligible applicants can claim a refund of 80% of their fees, up to a maximum of $10,000.

To be eligible for

  • register with The Office of the Continuing Education Fund before the start of the course;
  • successfully complete two courses of the programme
  • pass a

Application forms and full details of the reimbursement requirements can be found on:

Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application FormApplication for Enrolment Form (SF 26)
Application Form

Enrolment Method

We provide online application and payment service for students to make enrolment via the Internet. Enrolment will be confirmed once students have made the payment online by using either PPS or credit card.

For first-come, first-served courses:
  1. Complete the online application form
    Click the "Apply Now" button on the top right hand corner of the course webpage to make online application. Follow the instructions to fill-in the online application form.
  2. Make Online Payment
    Pay the course fees by either using

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard via a secure online payment gateway for all first-come, first-served courses.

For award-bearing programmes:

Selected award-bearing programmes also provide online enrolment and payment service for its students.

If your programme accepts online enrolment and payment, a re-enrolment icon will be shown on the course webpage. Click the icon and follow the instructions to perform online enrolment and payment. You will receive relevant information from the programme team nearer the time of enrolment.

You may click here directly to access the online enrolment and payment service.

Please note the followings:

  1. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment online. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  3. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended as the web browser.


The School provides a platform for online services for a selected range of products it offers. While every effort is made to ensure timeliness and accuracy of information contained in this website, such information and materials are provided "as is" without express or implied warranty of any kind. In particular, no warranty or assurance regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Course fees can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of acheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

The course fees of all open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes can be settled by using PPS via the Internet. Applicants may also pay the relevant course fees by VISA or MasterCard online. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or MasterCard if the course is to start shortly.

  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder’s credit card account.

  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  5. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’. Such copies will only normally be issued at the end of a course.