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Accounting & Finance Risk Management

Executive Certificate in Fintech Risk Management

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
July 2024
3 months to 4 months
English, supplemented with Cantonese
Course Fee
Course Fee : HK$7300
Early Bird Rate : HK$6500
(Pay course fee on or before 23 June 2023)
Alumni Rate : HK$6500
Deadline on 23 Jun 2023 (Fri)
2867 8409 / 2867 8314
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(Pay course fee on or before 23 June 2023)


No comparable face-to-face course is being offered in Hong Kong!

The programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills of managing risks in using new financial technologies.

Many organizations are embracing new technologies to better serve their customers, innovate products and services and use technology to make their operations more efficient. Technology-driven innovation represents an opportunity, yet it also creates a new area of Risk which needs to be monitored.   Managers or executives need to get better acquainted with the risk management implications of the technologies.

In particular, Fintech companies are on the rise and rapidly replacing traditional banking functions with smart technology. Banks and credit unions are collaborating with fintech companies to offer customers quick and convenient access to an array of banking services, including automated online payments, fund transfers, personal loans, investments, and more.  Although fintechs create a more convenient experience for customers, there are some major risks which both banks and fintechs need to consider.

In response to this trend, this programme is developed to provide students with the knowledge needed to anticipate potential risks of the emerging technologies; with a focus on financial industry.

Programme Details

The programme aims to equip students with knowledge and skills of managing risks in using new financial technologies.


Tutor Profile

Mr. Wilson Pang (CPA, CISA)

Wilson is working in an authority with responsibilities to facilitate healthy fintech development in Hong Kong. Prior to this role, Wilson was a Director of one of the Big-4 firms who led cyber security and IT consulting related services. He has more than 10 year experience in teaching professional courses. 


Mr. Yiu now heads up the risk management function of a clearing house in Hong Kong. He was Associate Director of one of the Big-4 firms and Assistant General Manager of an internal audit function of a note-issuing bank in Hong Kong. He has extensive risk management and audit experience and served as a lecturer of various academic programmes and professional courses in the past 9 years.


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Assessment and Award

  • Assessment is based on an in-class quiz MCQ (30%) and an individual assignment of a case study (70%).
  •  To be eligible for the award of Executive Certificate in Fintech Risk Management, students should obtain at least 50% overall marks of assessment and 70% attendance.



Part I :  Theory and Application of Fintech


Technological innovations in financial services

  • Definition
  • History and development
  • Mobile commerce in finance
  • Characteristics
  • Advantages and disadvantages
  • Case study

Mobile payments

  • QR code payment
  • Direct operator billing
  • Faster payment system
  • Stored value facilities
  • Cross-border payment


Part II:  Risk Management


Risks Associated with Emerging Technologies

  • Cybersecurity and fraud
  • Customer security awareness education on Fintech services
  • Risks associated with using
  • artificial intelligence
  • big data
  • blockchain
  • cloud computing
  • data analytics
  • Reputational Risks
  • Regulatory Risks
  • Money laundering and detection of suspicious acts
  • Operational risks
  • Third party vendor risks
  • Project risks
  • Risks associated with Machine-learning procedure


Data Governance

  • Framework of policies and process to ensure
  • Effective data management
  • Data quality
  • Data privacy
  • General Data Protection regulation


Risk Management Process

  • Risk identification and prevention
  • Risk assessment
  • Analysis of exposure to risk
  • Probability and impact
  • Evaluation of risk mitigation options
  • Avoidance
  • Transfer or
  • Retention of risks
  • Response and Business Recovery
  • Future Business Strategies


Trust and Professional Ethics


Contemporary Case Studies

  • P2P lending companies
  • Fintech giant in China

Insurance Australia Group

Class Details

Executive Certificate in Fintech Risk Management

Tutor: Mr. Wilson Pang, Gary Yiu

Contact Hours: 30 hours

Date: 07 July 2023 - 09 September 2023 (Feiday)

Time : 19:00-22:00

Venue: HK Island

Lecture Date Days Time Venue *
1 07-July-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
2 14-July-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
3 21-July-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
4 28-July-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
5 04-August-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
6 11-August-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
7 18-August-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
8 25-August-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
9 01-September-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC
10 08-September-2023 Friday 19:00-22:00 TBC

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold:

(i)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or

(ii)       an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience.

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


Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7300
    Early Bird Rate : HK$6500
    (Pay course fee on or before 23 June 2023)
    Alumni Rate : HK$6500


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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.