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Executive Certificate in Corporate Credit Management

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3 months
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HK$6000 per programme
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Deadline on 30 Jun 2020 (Tue)
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資深導師Dr. Wai,有26年企業信貸管理經驗。

Executive Certificate in Corporate Credit Management aims to equip students with current knowledge and practical skills in managing credit risk of corporations. It covers both quantitative and qualitative analysis in corporate credit valuations including case study analysis.  This course introduces credit analysis based on Cash Flow Based Lending doctrine which is the shift from the use of accrual based accounting information to the use of cash based financial information for lending decisions. 

The programme is designed for students who would like to advance themselves to become corporate banking relationship managers or credit officers.  Personnel in corporate finance division would also benefit from understanding how their corporate banking relationship is maintained.

Dr Victor Wai retired from a senior position in corporate credit management from the banking industry. He is enthusiastic in sharing his 26-year corporate banking experience and accepts to teach our course. Students find his interactive teaching and his close guidance through real cases step by step very practical in their own role in corporate credit.

A comprehensive and structured credit training for young bankers dealing with corporate clients.

In the old days, international banks provided comprehensive and structured credit training for new recruits centrally at the headquarters.  This is not the case now due to the escalating costs and competition for human resources after providing such training.  HKU SPACE recognized this trend and worked with Dr. Wai to provide this comprehensive and structured credit training as a professional development opportunity.  New graduates who are interested in entering Corporate Banking or junior bankers who would like to advance to Relationship Management or Credit Management are our targets.  It could also be a refresher course for mid-career bankers.  Personnel in corporate finance division would also benefit from understanding how their corporate banking relationship is maintained.

Credit Analysis on a company is an extremely structured process of examination and assessment.  In today’s corporate finance world, banks all have systematic procedure to decide how much total credit can be given, if it should be given, to a corporate, taking into consideration of credit risk.   This systematic procedure is there to improve credit decisions.  Although not all final decisions are necessarily good, but an organized and structured approach can help raise the quality of credit assessment and compliance.  Nowadays, there are many different methods of analyses and assessments: credit scoring, computer sensitivity models, cash flow analysis, and statistical analysis all give reference to corporate credit worthiness.  Both quantitative and qualitative techniques are required to analyse and interpret credit worthiness.


Dr. Victor Wai is an experience tutor in the field of corporate banking credit management. Dr. Wai is a 26 year corporate banking veteran with expertise in credit management analysis.  He spent most of his career with the Bank of America at their Asia regional headquarter covering compliance, risk management and credit auditing in Asia.  Dr. Wai  holds a CPA in Australia and Hong Kong, a DBA from the University of Newcastle, a Master of Banking from Monash University, a MBA from Chinese University of Hong Kong and an Economic degree from the University of Hong Kong. 

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  • Tue, Thu, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

1. Corporate Credit Analysis

This module aims to introduce students with the basic tools for analysis and evaluation of corporate credits. It also covers Porter’s five forces and VRIO models.

Cash Flow Based Lending

  • International Accounting Standard on statement of cash flow
  • Prepare cash flow statement using direct method on Excel

Lending Against Value

  • Risk adjusted return on capital
  • Lending against use value and financial covenants
  • Liquidity, Exchange and Collateral Values

Cash Flow Based Credit Analysis

  • Cash Flow vs. 5C’s (Capacity, Capital, Collateral, Conditions, Character) credit analysis
  • Management Analysis and Integrity
  • Financial structure analysis

Porter’s Five Forces and VRIO models

  • Cost leadership, differentiation and focus strategies
  • Five Forces : Pure competition vs. free competition
  • VRIO model

2. Corporate Credit Management Process

This module examines how corporate credit management process affect corporate lending decision.  It covers the key elements of a good credit management process. Hands on computer laboratory experience will be provided.

Elements of good credit management process

- Check and balance between departments

- Appropriate credit authority


History of Financial Crisis

  • Monetary policy changes lead by financial crisis
  • Lending and borrowing facilities adaptation

Quantitative Techniques

  • Brief introduction of basic statistical analysis and parameters
  • Understand and interpret the statistical data and their implications
  • Expected default frequency using option pricing model
  • Risk rating using logistic regression

Credit Risk Rating and Basel III Requirement

  • Credit rating : relative vs. absolute reflection, interpretation
  • Latest Basel III requirements

The Executive Certificate in Corporate Credit Management award will be conferred to candidates who have attained pass grades in the two modules and achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.

Module 1: Corporate Credit Analysis 




Lecture  1

7 Jul 2020 (Tue)


Lecture  2

14 Jul 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  3

21 Jul 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  4

28 Jul 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  5

4 Aug 2020 (Tue)

Assessment Method: 1-hour in class open book examination with long questions

Module 2: Corporate Credit Management Process 




Lecture  1

25 Aug 2020 (Tue)


Lecture  2

1 Sep 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  3

8 Sep 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  4

15 Sep 2020 (Tue)

Lecture  5

22 Sep 2020 (Tue)

Assessment Method: 1-hour in class open book examination with long questions

Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.

Applicants shall hold:

  • a)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized University or equivalent; or
  • b)   an Associate Degree/ a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of working experience.

Students should have basic knowledge of Accounting and Mircosoft Excel.

**Please upload copy of HKID and proof of degree while applying online. 

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$6000 per programme (course fees are subject to change without prior notice)

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1. Cash or EPS

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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. 
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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.

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