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Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
June 2024
12 months
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
HK$4100 per module
Deadline on 21 Jun 2024 (Fri)
2867 8407 / 2867 8485
2861 0278
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*Articulate to the Advanced Diploma in Corporate Administration and Governance with 3 modules exemption *NEW Assessment Weighting with open-book final examination !


Hong Kong has a reputation for being one of the world’s freest economies, with a level playing field in commerce and a fair and equitable society abiding by the rule of law. This unique environment has continued to give Hong Kong a competitive edge. By introducing this programme, we aim to provide knowledge and skills to the workforce in the areas of  business administration, secretaryship, compliance and ethics. 
Graduate : Ms. Ng   "就算相隔幾千里都要一齊讀書"

Tutor:  Mr. SUN, Andy   "教書最開心是同學生建立友誼"

Programme Aims: to equip students with wide-scope knowledge in business administration concepts and secretarial practices.

It aims to:

  • develop participants’ business communication skills and customer relation management in the workplace;
  • equip participants with fundamental accounting concepts and basic bookkeeping skills so as to handle daily account related tasks during office operation;
  • equip participants with records management concepts and skills for daily office operation;
  • develop participants’ interest in office administration and to appreciate the administrative role within an organisation.

Graduates may articulate to the Advanced Diploma in Corporate Administration and Governance programme with a maximum of three modules exemption.

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Programme Details

The Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies will be delivered in a part-time mode.
It comprises 6 modules, which are:
1. Secretarial Practices
2. Transaction Accounting
3. Company Secretaryship and Compliance#
4. MS Office Applications for Business#
5. Business Administration
6. Business Communication
*Subject to change without prior notice. 
# The module will replace  Building Business Solutions with MS Access starting from October 2019.
# The module will replace Introduction to Company Secretaryship starting from October 2022.
Graduates may articulate to Advanced Diploma in Corporate Administration and Governance with  three modules exemption.
The whole programme takes a minimum of 12 months to complete while the maximum registration period is 36 months.
 *Exemptions of three modules can be granted. This will be considered on an individual basis.
Tentative Schedule


Term 1 - June 2024

Transaction Accounting

Secretarial Practices


Term 2 - October 2024

Company Secretaryship and Compliance
MS Office Applications for Business


Term 3 - February 2025

Business Administration

Business Communication

*Programme schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

NEW Assessment Weighting
  Continuous Assessment Examination
1. Secretarial Practices 100%


2. Company Secretaryship and Compliance  60% 40%
3. MS Office Applications for Business 100% N/A
4. Business Communication 60% 40%
5. Transaction Accounting 60% 40%
6. Business Administration 60% 40%
*Assessment is based on coursework, open-book final examination (except module 4 & 6), and attendance (at least 70% of each module). 
  • Mr. LEE, Samuel (Adjunct Associate Professor) – MSc( Financial Engineering); MA(Electronic Business); MBA; LLB; BA (Accountancy)
  • Ms. YAU, Amy – MSc in Human Resource Management and Development; LLB; BA in International Business Management
  • Mr. SUN, Andy –EMBA, MSc. Marketing, Msc. Finance Management (CISCP, ACSCM, FITLA, FISCM, CTL, CMIBA, PMP, CQM)
  • Dr. YANG, Anson – Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction; MA. TESL; MA. English; BA. English
  • Mr. LO Raymond – MSc. Computer Science; BSc. Electronic Engineering; CELTA;LPAT; CAE; CPE; MOUS
  • Mr. LEUNG, Lenson  –MSc. Professional Accounting; MBA; BBA; FGA; FCCA;CPA


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Progression Path


Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4100 per module
  • HK$24600 per programme (Course fees do not include textbook and are subject to change without prior notice)

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall:


(i) have  gained in the HKCEE Level 2 /Grade E or above in 3 subjects including in English Language, or equivalent; OR

(ii) have successfully completed the Project Yi Jin or Yi Jin Diploma; OR

(iii) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 or above in 3 subjects including English Language; or equivalent



(iv) be aged 18 or above.

* Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit; if necessary, interviews and written tests may be required.

* With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognises Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B), Grade C in the case syllabus at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in the subject at HKCEE.



  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Secretarial Practices (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z152065 FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485
Transaction Accounting (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z15226A FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485
Company Secretaryship and Compliance (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z152073 FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485
Business Administration (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z152081 FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485
Business Communication (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z15209A FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485
MS Office Applications for Business (Module from Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies)
COURSE CODE 33Z152162 FEES $4,350 ENQUIRY 2867-8485

Continuing Education Fund



Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Diploma in Business Administration and Secretarial Studies

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [3])


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Application Form DBASS Application form

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.