Executive Certificate in Accounting for Business Managers (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Executive Certificate in Accounting for Business Managers

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
4 months to 5 months
Course Fee
HK$6000 per programme
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Deadline on 10 Nov 2021 (Wed)
2867 8475
2861 0278
CONFIRMED OPEN ! Enroll as soon as possible!

This is a CEF applicable course.

Are you a business executive that does not have prior education in accounting, finance or internal control? And now in some stages, you need these knowledge and skills?

Our students profile include Directors and Founders; International relationship manager etc.

This is the RIGHT COURSE for you! It will teach you to INTERPRET FINANCIAL STATEMENTS from USERS' POINT OF VIEW; calculate financial RATIOS to assess FINANCIAL STRENGTH of the org. (Commercial or NGO) and also have a concept of internal control and be able to dialogue with the auditors.

This programme consists of three modules (Interpretation of Financial Statements, Performance Management and Internal Controls, and Financial Management). Students are expected to complete the whole course in 4 months. The course can also be structured as an in-house training programme to serve the specific needs of different companies. 

This programme is particularly suitable for those business executives and managers in different fields of industry who want to acquire and enhance accounting knowledge in different stages of career.

Students will be equipped with an all-rounded knowledge in understanding financial statements, making sound financial decision such as break-even decisions and budgeting and implementing sound internal control procedure satisfying audit requirements


This programme has 45 contact hours of teaching. Students are expected to complete the whole course in 4 months. It consists of three modules which cover the areas of interpretation of financial statements, management accounting, auditing and financial management.
Module 1: 15hours
Interpretation of Financial Statements for Business Managers
Module 2: 15hours
Performance Management & Internal Controls for Business Managers
Module 3: 15hours
Financial Management for Business Managers


To be eligible for the award of Executive Certificate in Accounting for Business Managers, students should obtain at least 50% overall marks in the course assessment and at least 70% in attendance for each module.

Application Code 1955-EP007A Apply Online Now
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  • 15 hours per module

Total 15 lecture + 1 Final Examination

Venue: Admiralty ( Admiralty Learning Centre / United Learning Centre )

Module 1:  Interpretation of Financial Statements for Business Managers

Lecture Date Day Time
1 24-Nov-2021 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
2 01-Dec-2021 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
3 08-Dec-2021 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
4 15-Dec-2021 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
5 22-Dec-2021 Wed


Module 2: Performance Management & Internal Controls for Business Managers

Lecture Date Day Time
1 29-Dec-2021 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
2  05-Jan-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
3 12-Jan-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
4  19-Jan-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
5  26-Jan-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM

Module 3: Financial Management for Business Managers

Lecture Date Day Time
1 09-Feb-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
2 16-Feb-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
3 23-Feb-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
4 02-Mar-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00PM
5 09-Mar-2022 Wed


Final Exam:

Date Day Time
23-Mar-2022 Wed 7:00-10:00 PM
  • The class schedule is tentative. We reserve the right to make changes.
  • A detailed timetable will be sent to registered students via email before commencement.
  • The course will be opened subject to sufficient enrolment.
  • If you are applying to / have enrolled for more than one programme/course with HKU SPACE, please check to ensure that there are no scheduling conflicts before submitting your application.
  • HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.
  • 香港大學專業進修學院保留一切權利按需要更改課程的上課時間、內容、導師或其他細節。

Applicants should:

  • hold a bachelor's degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or
  • hold an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent and have 3 years relevant supervisor work experience; or
  • hold relevant professional qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merits.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6000 per programme (Effective from Sep 2018 intake and after)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Executive Certificate in Accounting for Business Managers
行政人員證書 (業務經理會計課程)
COURSE CODE 23Z06797-A FEES $6,000 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.
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework*
*This course is CEF reimbursable before the establishment of the Qualifications Framework

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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.