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Diploma in Business English

AH 11-108-00 (42)

Start Date: 02-03-2015   Next intakes: Sep 2015

Course Description

This programme develops competency in concise writing, effective meeting and negotiation skills.

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: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/adv-dip-in-business-english.                        

*Applicants with evidence of English proficiency equivalent to Certificate in Business English awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE may be exempted from Module 1 (Modern Business Writing Skills) and Module 2 (Modern Business Oral Skills).

For more comprehensive information about our courses, please visit our subject page: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/programme/subject/english

Duration

  • 24 months

Medium of Instruction

  • English

Professional Written Communication Skills

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
 

Code

Start Date

Time

Venue

AH 11-113-01-51 (42)

4 March 2015 

 

 

Wednesdays,
6:45 - 9:45 pm

Room 1305, 13/F., HPCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR Station)

 

AH 11-113-01-52 (42)

 

 

5 March 2015 

Thursdays,
6:45 - 9:45 pm

Room 504, 5/F., Kowloon East Campus, 28 Wang Hoi Road, Kowloon Bay, (Exit B, Kowloon Bay MTR Station)

Report Writing and Presentation Skills

This module focuses on:

  • Analysing professional reports and proposals
  • Persuasive communication: Style, tone image and impact
  • Effective organising: Content and presentation
  • Effective presentation skills

Teaching Schedules

Code

Start Date

Time

Venue

AH 11-108-01-51 (42)

3 March 2015 

 

 

Tuesdays
6:45 - 9:45 pm  

Room 607, 6/F., United Centre, 95 Queensway, Hong Kong. (Exit D, Admiralty MTR Station)

International Business Communication Skills

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

Code

Start Date

Time

Venue

AH 11-108-11-51 (42)

 

 

2 Mar 2015 

Saturdays,
2:30-5:30 pm
Room 1302, 13/F., HPCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR Station)

Professional Business English Through Case Studies

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

Code

Start Date

Time

Venue

AH 11-113-11-51 (42)

7 Mar 2015  Saturdays,
2:30-5:30 pm
Room 1402, 14/F., HPCC Campus, 66 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (Exit F, Causeway Bay MTR Station)

Business English Entry Test

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements or are unable to produce documentary proof(s) need to take the SPACE Business English Course Entry Test. There is a non-refundable charge of $200 for this 90-minute written test. Based on the test results, applicants will be placed in a Business English programme most suited to their levels.

The test results will be released in good time after the test to enable successful applicants to enrol for the module(s) of their choice. The test schedules for this intake are: 

 

Date

Time

Venue

31 July 2014(Thursday)

7:00 pm

Room 1303,  13/F., Fortress Tower Learning Centre, 250 King's Road, North Point, HK (Exit B, Fortress Hill MTR Station)

16 August 2014 (Saturday)

4:00 pm

Room 1304, 13/F., Fortress Tower Learning Centre, 250 King's Road, North Point, HK (Exit B, Fortress Hill MTR Station)

29 August 2014 (Friday)

7:00 pm

Room 1303, 13/F., Fortress Tower Learning Centre, 250 King's Road, North Point, HK (Exit B, Fortress Hill  MTR Station)

 Application forms for the English Entry Test are available:

  • from any HKU SPACE enrolment centre
  • from HKU SPACE website

Visit our website for the latest course information: http://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/adv-dip-in-business-english and http://hkuspace.hku.hk/prog/diploma-in-business-english

Teaching Staff

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.

Note to Applicants

The Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programme is a module-based programme, offering flexibility to learners.  Students will be awarded Advanced Diploma / Diploma depending on the number of modules successfully completed (See Awards).

Only programmes (but not individual modules) are reimbursable under the CEF scheme. Students have to successfully complete at least 2 courses in the Advanced Diploma / Diploma in Business English programmes to be eligible to CEF reimbursement.

  • 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.

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:
 

1.      hold a  Diploma or Certificate in General English (Advanced) awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE; or

2.      have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 4 in English Language; or

3.      have obtained in the HKCEE Grade C (Syllabus B) or Grade A (Syllabus A) in English Language prior to 2007 or Level 4 in English Language from 2007; or

4.      have obtained in the HKALE Grade D in AS Use of English. 
 

Equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Applicants may be required to take a written test in English.

Applicants with evidence of English proficiency equivalent to Certificate in Business English awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE may be exempted from Module 1 (Modern Business Writing Skills) and Module 2 (Modern Business Oral Skills). 

Course Fee

  • HK$5,800 per module (Regular fee for modules at diploma level)
  • HK$5,600 per module (Early-Bird discounted fee for enrolment on/before 23 February 2015)
  • HK$4,000 per module (Regular fee for modules at certificate level)
  • HK$3,800 per module (Early-Bird discounted fee for enrolment on/before 23 February 2015)

Enrolment Method

Payment Method

The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF Sector: Languages
CEF Course Code CEF Course Title Fees Enquiry No.
24L00180-6 Diploma in Business English
$5,800 per course (regular) or $5,600 per course (for early enrolment) 2975-5695

Continuing Education Fund

The Diploma in Business English programme is registered with the Office of the Continuing Education Fund (OCEF) as a CEF reimbursable course. To qualify for CEF reimbursement, you must pass the course and must register with the OCEF before taking the course.

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

To be eligible for CEF reimbursement, applicants must:  

  • register with The Office of the Continuing Education Fund before the start of the course;
  • successfully complete two courses of the programme
  • pass a recognised English language examination, the BULATS Test, at the required proficiency level

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

http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/cef/

CEF
Continuing Education Fund
This programme has been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the programme.
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