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Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course for MBA - Economics for Business and Financial Decision Making)
證書(單元: 工管碩士備試班 - 商業經濟及財務決策)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
May 2022
3 months to 4 months
Course Fee
Total Tuition Fee: HKD$7,200
[By 2 instalments; each instalment: HKD$3,600]
Deadline on 03 Jan 2022 (Mon)
How to Apply

This programme is designed to equip students with the ability to recognise, use and interpret economic information and to interpret and critique financial information from a variety of sources to make informed and effective financial decisions.

This programme covers the impact of macroeconomic policies such as international trade and investment on firms. There is also special coverage on behavioural economics and how it affects market dynamics from a consumer and supplier behaviour perspective. Students are also provided with a number of useful frameworks in terms of management accounting and corporate finance for investment as well as payout policy decision-making.  


On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Apply economic criteria for efficient resource allocation and analyse changing market conditions in terms of supply, demand and possible government intervention to formulate appropriate and sustainable organisational responses;
  2. Examine diverse forms of economic information and recommend appropriate courses of action to deal with economic uncertainty;
  3. Apply finance and accounting concepts to critically analyse external financial statements and make informed decisions; and
  4. Evaluate management accounting decision-making techniques and engage effectively in management discussions on finance and accounting issues.


Upon passing all the coursework, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the “Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course for MBA - Economics for Business and Financial Decision Making) ”.


  • Part-time programme: Face-to-Face lecture
  • 10 sessions: Weekends (10 am - 1 pm)
  • Study duration: 3 - 4 months
  • The medium of instruction: English


  • 70% Attendance Requirement
  • 2 Individual written assignments
Application Code 1985-MS137A -

  • 10 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Part I:  Economics for Business

Part II:  Financial Decision Making

Applicants shall:

  1. be a current student of Heriot-Watt University MBA programme; or
  2. hold a second-class honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution.


Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HKD$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Total Tuition Fee: HKD$7,200
    [By 2 instalments; each instalment: HKD$3,600]
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course for MBA - Economics for Business and Financial Decision Making)
證書(單元: 工管碩士備試班 - 商業經濟及財務決策)
COURSE CODE 33C131536 FEES $7,200 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

CM (Preparatory Course for MBA - Economics for Business and Financial Decision Making)

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

Application Form Download 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. 
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