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Accounting & Finance Risk Management

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
05 Oct 2024 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Oct 2024, Feb 2025, May 2025
1 year to 1.5 years
Deadline on 23 Sep 2024 (Mon)
2867 8474 / 2867 8314
2861 0278
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OPEN for Application NOW!! “Expert Witness Report”and “Forensic Investigation Report” “ I would like to express my sincerest thanks to tutor Gary Leung, who truly inspired and helped me achieve my academic goals.   Forensic Accounting is a subject which can be practical, but not only in theory. My learning about how prevents and detects faults can be linked up with company environment. Interview skills and investigation method can also apply into projects handling, or even use in daily life. This can strengthen my learning to be more consolidated.   Gary prepared some faults examples in reality (in appendix and assignment) which makes the learning be more attractive and applicable. This also brings out my interest in extension of my study in some other listed companies’ cases.   Before the examination, I consolidated and converted those learning material in my own written notes in summary points. As an extension of study, I will also refer to Gary’s recommended textbook for a deeper learning.” Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics, students could articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management (Pgdip ERM) and could apply exemption for the common module “Internal Controls – Concepts and Issues”.  In other words, students would be awarded with the PgDip in Enterprise Risk Management by completing 5 modules. Pgdip ERM graduates who have completed the pre-requisite modules, would be exempted 120 credits and only need to study the module of ‘Research Methods’ and also submit a 12,000-word dissertation to attain the award of "MSc Risk Management" by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).


Forensic Accounting is an emerging area in accounting profession, showing that there are students’ needs to equip themselves with the knowledge for further career advancement. The programme structure is enhanced and comprehensive with the moduels "Internal Controls-Concept and Issues" and "Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety, both reviewing business operations from management perspectives.
It is a coherent, relevant and practical programme which equips student with knowledge and skills in forensic accounting, digital forensics and operational internal controls.


Programme Details

Programme Objectives

This programme equips students with accounting knowledge, IT and investigation skills so that they would be able to analyse the financial statement, prevent computer hacking and safeguard the company from fraud incidents.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 3 subjects: 
  1. Forensic Accounting
  2. Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety
  3. Internal Controls – Concepts and Issues 

Forensic Accounting  is an emerging area in accounting profession, showing that there are students’ needs to equip themselves with the knowledge for further career advancement.

The programme structure would be more enhanced and comprehensive if it includes the IT course and also the course of internal controls;  Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety focuses on digital forensic from the management perspective whereas Internal Controls-Concepts and Issues reviews the internal operations.
(**The module final examination will usually account for 50% of the total assessment marks, whilst the continuous assessment will account for the remaining 50%. There is a 70% attendance requirement to sit for the final examination for each module.**)


Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics programme, students could articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management and could apply for exemption one module.


Forensic Accounting - Dr Gary Leung

Dr. Gary Leung  is an associate of each of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales,  the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries, the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants, Canada & USA and a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.  
Gary has taught professional accounting examination courses, master degrees course, and postgraduate diploma courses over 15 years. 

Internal Control - Concepts & Issues - Mr. Patrick A. Rozario

Patrick Rozario is a Managing Director of Moore Stephens and heads up the firm's Advisory Services to help our clients manage their risks and enhance their business operations. 

Patrick Rozario has over 25 year experiences  and managed various internal audits, corporate governance, Sarbanes-Oxley, internal control and information technology risk assurance advisory engagements for clients across different industries.  Patrick is also the Chairman of the organising committee for the HKICPA Best Corporate Governance Disclosure Awards 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Internal Control - Concepts & Issues - Ms. Loretta Lee, FAIA, CPA, MA in International Accounting

Loretta has over 17 years experience in performing financial audit and internal audit in both professional firms and listed companies in Hong Kong respectively. She has worked as senior positions of internal audit department for listed companies in Hong Kong. In addition, she has extensive experience in providing service for pre-IPO internal control review application, internal control review and other internal audit engagements as she had worked in consultancy firm and professional firm for over 6 years.

Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety - Mr. F. W. Wan, BSc, MSc, CISA

Mr. Wan leads advisory practice across AI/RPA, Virtual Bank, Robo-Advisory and Digital Payment in an international consulting firm. Prior to joining the consulting sector, Mr. Wan was a regulator with primary focus on policy setting and issuing codes in relation to Regtech, Algo/Electronic Trading, Dark Pool and Robo-Advisory areas. Previously, he also played a lead role in driving Asia Pacific technology audit in a Top-tier US investment bank. He holds Master of Science degree.

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  • 1-1.5 years

Class Details

Oct 2024  Intake

Module Name

Class Period* Day* 



Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety






Feb 2025 (tentative)

Internal Controls - Concepts and Issues


May 2025 (tentative)

Forensic Accounting

Notes: * The venue, time and date arrangements are subject to final confirmation,  HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. 


The date of examination is included in the above class period.



Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$24,000 per programme (for 3 modules)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should: 

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline awarded by a recognized university; AND
  2. provide evidence of English proficiency (if the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English) such as:
    • an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
    • a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 in the computer- based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or
    • HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or 
    • HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or
    • other equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Internal Controls - Concepts and Issues (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z104702 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
Forensic Accounting (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z104710 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
Digital Forensics and Information Technology Safety (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z134903 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])


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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.