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Certificate for Module (FinTech Risk Management)
證書(單元 : 金融科技風險管理)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
July 2025
2 months to 2.5 months
Course Fee
HK$7500 per programme
Deadline on 21 Jun 2024 (Fri)
2867 8409
2861 0278
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The programme aims to provide students with technical knowledge to help organisations adopt FinTech to cope with the changing risk environment. It also equips them with practical skills to effectively identify, assess, monitor and manage risks when using new financial technologies.


Programme Details

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) of the Programme

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. explain the concepts underpinning financial technologies (FinTech);
  2. examine the theory and application of technological innovation in financial services;
  3. distinguish different risks inherent in the FinTech;
  4. evaluate impact of risks of FinTech on the business; and
  5. recommend the development of business strategies balancing the risks in operation, reputation and the stability of the business.

Mode: Part-time

The duration of the programme is  10  weeks (Contact hours: 30 hours)

Assessment and Award

  • Continuous assessment : in-class quiz (30%) and individual assignment (70%).
  • Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the continuous assessment with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a "Certificate for Module (Financial Technology Risk Management)".


Part I:  Theory and Application of FinTech


Technological Innovations in Financial Services

  • Definition
  • History and development


Mobile Commerce in Finance

  • Characteristics
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Case study


Mobile Payments

  • QR code payment
  • Direct operator billing
  • Faster payment system
  • Stored value facilities
  • Cross-border payment


ABCD of FinTech

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Cloud Computing
  • Data Analytics


Part II:  Risk Management


Risks Associated with Emerging Technologies

  • Cybersecurity and fraud
  • Customer security awareness education on FinTech services
  • Risks associated with using
    • artificial intelligence
    • big data
    • blockchain
    • cloud computing
    • data analytics
  • Reputational Risks
  • Regulatory Risks
    • Money laundering and detection of suspicious acts
  • Operational risks
  • Third party vendor risks
  • Project risks
  • Risks associated with Machine-learning procedure


Data Governance

  • Framework of policies and process to ensure
    • Effective data management
    • Data quality
    • Data privacy
    • General Data Protection regulation


Risk Management Process

  • Risk identification and prevention
  • Risk assessment
    • Analysis of exposure to risk
    • Probability and impact
  • Evaluation of risk mitigation options
    • Avoidance
    • Transfer or
    • Retention of risks
  • Response and Business Recovery
  • Future Business Strategies


Trust and Professional Ethics

  • High-level principles of AI
  • Consumer protection
  • Big data, AI and privacy

Contemporary Case Studies

  • ChatGPT
  • FinTech giants in China
  • Crypto policies development in HK
  • Recent Regulatory technology (Regtech) cases issued by HKMA


Application Code 2235-AC147A Apply Online Now
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Class Details

April 2024 intake "Tentative Schedule"

Class Period Day Time Venue
05 July 2024 - 06 September 2024 Friday 19:00-22:00 To be advised

A detailed timetable will be emailed to students one week before the class begins. If not, please contact us through email at

All courses are subject to sufficient enrolment. HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.




Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7500 per programme (Course Fees paid are not refundable and transferable if courses are successfully commenced in any one of HKU SPACE Learning Centers except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold:

(a) a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognised university or equivalent; or

(b) an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma or equivalent and have at least 2 years of work experience. 


Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.


Tutor Profile


Dr. Yiu now heads up the risk management function of a clearing house in Hong Kong. He was Associate Director of one of the Big-4 firms and Assistant General Manager of an internal audit function of a note-issuing bank in Hong Kong. He has extensive risk management and audit experience and served as a lecturer in various academic programmes and professional courses in the past 9 years.

Mr. Wilson Pang (CPA, CISA)

Wilson is working in an authority with responsibilities to facilitate healthy fintech development in Hong Kong. Prior to this role, Wilson was a Director of one of the Big-4 firms who led cyber security and IT consulting related services. He has more than 10 year experience in teaching professional courses. 


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
證書 (單元 : 金融科技風險管理)
COURSE CODE 33C158477 FEES $7,500 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Financial Technology Risk Management)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [5])


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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

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

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, 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 any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment 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

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • 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, WeChat Pay, Alipay, 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.
  • 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.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable 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 each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres. 
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