Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)
證書 (單元:策略財務項目備試班)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
11 Jan 2021 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
Every January and July
60 hours
Course Fee
HK$9900 per module
HKU SPACE Preparatory Course
APPLICATION OPEN - January 2021 Intake - Please enroll ASAP!!! Online enrolment is welcome

CEF reimbursable! Students who successfully complete the programme may claim up to 80% of the course fee.

This Preparatory Course is a CEF applicable course.
此備試班為持續進修基金之認可課程,學員於成功修畢HKU SPACE備試班後可申請學費退還。

This preparatory course aims to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy, University of London (UoL). This MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to develop and apply master's level knowledge, understanding and skills within accountancy and finance-related content.


Each preparatory course is of 60 hours with an aim to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy. Comprehensive online learning material is to be provided by UoL and this preparatory course will provide the essential face-to-face tuition teaching support.

One hour of learning equates to one CPD unit. Your studies could easily provide your full 40 units for one year. You can even carry forward 21 units to the next year.

Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)

This preparatory course aims to enable students to handle the Strategic Financial Project, which is a capstone project involving the development of business research skills and their application to simulated real world accounting/ finance-related problems.

The programme will help students acquire an underpinning in research methodology, applying research skills to the collection and analysis of data within a simulated accounting/finance-related scenario. This will involve identifying and analysing data and information in relation to business challenges, researching alternative solutions, and applying judgement based on assessment of the evidence.


Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Identify, acquire and analyse financial and other data for business-related problems;
  2. Undertake and communicate the results from an independent piece of research work;
  3. Deal with complex financial problems in a professional context;
  4. Apply theoretical models to real world business solutions;
  5. Identify, evaluate and appraise alternative solutions to business problems;
  6. Solve complex problems to support financial decision making;
  7. Undertake research into a finance-related business problem and apply skills in the assembling and analysis of data collected; and
  8. Synthesise and use information and knowledge effectively.


  • What is research?
  • Choosing your research topic
  • Looking at the literature
  • Looking at research design
  • Collecting data 1: secondary data
  • Collecting data 2: primary data
  • Quantitative data and tool kits
  • Qualitative data and tool kits
  • Taking account of ethics
  • Your research proposal and design
  • Research in review

Teaching and Learning Activities

Lecture: 60 hours


Coursework: One 3000-word assignment

Attendance Requirements

At least 70%


Students who are able to satisfy both the attendance requirement (minimum 70%) and pass the programme assessment will be conferred a "Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)".

  • 60 hours per programme
    20 meeting(s)
    3 hours per meeting

Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School. 
​HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.

  • Contact hour for each preparatory course: 60 hours spanning over 20 weeks

An applicant  must be a current

(A) ACCA member or Affliate,


(B) ACCA student who must have passed all nine Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills papers or their equivalent.



Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9900 per module (Fees are reviewed annually and subject to change without prior notice. Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School.)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)
證書 (單元:策略財務項目備試班)
COURSE CODE 33C12338A FEES $9,900 ENQUIRY 2867-8475
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 (Preparatory Course - Strategic Financial Project)

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

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method


Please click HERE for online enrolment.


Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. 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, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.