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Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Examinations Preparatory Programme - Corporate Governance)
證書 (單元: 香港公司治理公會專業考試預備課程-公司治理)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Sep 2024 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
March 2025
3 months
Course Fee
Deadline on 23 Aug 2024 (Fri)
2867 8485
2861 0278
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With effect from 20 July 2021, The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries has adopted the name ‘The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute 香港公司治理公會’ (HKCGI).

*For non-permanent Hong Kong resident, please submit the copy of valid visa (e.g. employment visa or dependent visa) to Programme Team.

**The class is intended to be face-to-face teaching. In extenuating circumstance, face-to-face teaching would be replaced by online teaching.


The aim of this programme is to provide advanced knowledge and key skills which enable the company secretaries or governance professionals to perform as chief adviser to the board, management and other stakeholders on corporate governance’s best practice.  Furthermore, act as the facilitator for the application of good governance through a wide range of organisations and corporation. It also prepares candidates to write the professional examinations of the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme, which is recognized worldwide. It is the students' responsibility to determine whether they are eligible to participate in the CGQP examination. 

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  • Critically apply global, regional and local information sources on corporate governance matters;
  • Advise on the duties, role, membership and composition of directors and the effectiveness of the board within legal and regulatory frameworks;
  • Apply the concepts of disclosure in terms of transparency, accountability, ethical standards, corporate social responsibility and sustainability in governance;
  • Apply corporate governance concepts and principles in risk management for the board in an employer or client organization;
  • Apply professional knowledge and skills to resolve problems and practical issues in the proper governance of corporation and organisation.


  • Definitions and issues in corporate governance
  • Development of corporate governance
  • Role of the company secretary / governance professional in governance
  • Other governance issues
  • Directors’ duties and powers
  • Role and membership of the board
  • Balance, composition and succession planning
  • Board effectiveness
  • Financial reporting to shareholders and the external audit
  • Corporate social responsibility, sustainability and business ethics
  • Corporate responsibility and reporting on non-financial issues
  • Systems of risk management and internal control
  • Risk structures, policies, procedures and compliance
  • Shareholders rights and engagement
  • Board engagement with shareholders and other stakeholders
  • Remuneration of directors and senior executives

* For details regarding course / examination syllabus, schedule and studentship requirement, please refer to or 2881 6177. 

Programme Details

The passing mark for course assessment is 50. Students who have successfully fulfilled the programme assessments (i.e. passed the assignment AND take home mock examination PLUS attended at least 70% of the classes) will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE  "Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Examinations Preparatory Programme – Corporate Governance)".

*Assessment methods, class schedule, venue and teacher are subject to change without prior notice.

Tentative Lecture Schedule

Tentative Schedule


Application Code 2245-2748AW Apply Online Now
Start Date 02 Sep 2024 (Mon)
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Days / Time
  • Monday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • 1 meeting on Sat (28 Sep: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
  • 36 hours per programme; 12 session(s); 3 hours per session
  • Learning centres in Admiralty or any other HKU SPACE's learning centres

Teacher Information

Mr. Samuel Lee


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4,900 (non-refundable and course materials included )
  • (*Course Fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Entry Requirements

  • Any interested party of 21 years old or above
  • Should be either a Hong Kong citizen or have valid permit to study in Hong Kong.
  • Students should check with HKCGI that they meet HKCGI’s requirements and are eligible to write the examinations.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Examinations Preparatory Programme - Corporate Governance)
證書 (單元 : 香港公司治理公會專業考試預備課程-公司治理)
COURSE CODE 33C127237 FEES $4,900 ENQUIRY 2867-8485

Continuing Education Fund
Assessment and Completion Requirements

To be eligible to claim CEF Reimbursement, students MUST successfully complete the courses (i.e. passed the assignment AND take home mock examination PLUS attended at least 70% of the classes).

For Continuing Education Fund (CEF) application procedures, please click here.


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 (The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute Examinations Preparatory Programme - Corporate Governance)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])


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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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