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Executive Diploma in Financial Decision Making
行政人員文憑(企業財務決策)

Course Code
EP023A
Application Code
1575-EP023A (Mar intake)
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
17 Mar 2018 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Apr 2018
Duration
8 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$3500 per module; HK$14000 programme fee
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Deadline on 09 Mar 2018 (Fri)
Enquiries
2520 4612
2858 4750
Interpretation of Financial Statements March intake confirms Launch.

This programme adopts case studies to provide non-financial executives with real life examples on the fundamentals of and practical skillsets in business finance and corporate accounting. This programme consists of four modules: two finance modules and two corporate accounting modules. Students can complete an executive diploma in a minimum of six months.

HKU SPACE designs a series of executive education programmes for non-finance background individuals who are seeking for a competitive edge within a dynamic business environment. Throughout the programme, executives will be able to gain a cutting-edge knowledge with practical skill sets in finance and other respective business disciplines. 

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The Executive Diploma in Financial Decision Making programme aims to provide non-financial executives with fundamental concepts of corporate finance and corporate accounting. Students will explore to issues and practical strategies of financial management, business strategies and internal controls.

Program Highlights

  • Enhance analytical skills for financial decision-making situation;
  • Strengthen understanding of underlying corporate finance principles;
  • Build confidence in interpreting financial statements;
  • Apply cost analysis for internal controls.
  • The Executive Diploma in Financial Decision Making award will be conferred to candidates who have attained pass grades in all four modules and achieved at least 70% attendance of the programme.
  • Students who have completed individual modules other than the above options will only be given a Notification of Result (condition apply). 
  • Upon completion of an Executive Diploma, graduates may choose to articulate to other programmes, conditions apply:
    1. Executive Diploma in Investment Banking (Business Valuation & Financing module exemption)
    2. Executive Diploma in Merger and Acquisition (Business Valuation & Financing module exemption)
    3. Edinburgh Napier University, MSc International Banking and Finance (Financial Management module exemption)

Application Code 1575-EP023A (Mar intake) -

Duration
  • 25 hours per module
  • 4 module(s)
Venue

Corporate Finance Modules

  • Business Investment Decisions for Non-Financial Executives (25 hours)
  • Introduction to Corporate Finance (25 hours)

(Prerequisite requirement: Student must complete the Business Investment Decisions for Executives before starting the Introduction to Corporate Finance.)

Corporate Accounting Modules

  • Interpretation of Financial Statements (25 hours)
  • Performance Management and Internal Controls (25 hours)

Interpretation of Financial Statements (M00023)  (Course Content)

Lecture

Date

Time

Venue

Lecture  1

17-Mar

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  2

24-Mar

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  3

7-Apr

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  4

14-Apr

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Assessment method: In Class Exercise, One individual assignment
Tutor: Ms. Yeung, ex-Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank, is an equity-linked, corporate equity derivatives and structured product specialist. She has over 15 years of experience in capital market origination. Prior to her role as head of Equity-linked solution at Standard Chartered Bank, Ms. Yeung also worked at Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and ING Bank. Ms. Yeung has extensive experience advising corporate clients on the finanical impact from different corporate capital structure.

 

Performance Management and Internal Controls (M06192) (Course Content)

Lecture

Date

Time

Venue

Lecture  1

28-Apr

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  2

5-May

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  3

12-May

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  4

19-May

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Assessment method: In Class Exercise, One individual assignment
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Tutor: Mr. Lam is a practising CPA, Certified Tax Adviser, member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, ACCA and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong, with over 20 years of professional and commercial experience in providing auditing, accounting and tax advisory services to local and foreign companies.

Business Investment Decisions for Non-Financial Executives (W01496) (Course Content)

Lecture

Date

Time

Venue

Lecture  1

2-Jun

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  2

9-Jun

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  3

16-Jun

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  4

23-Jun

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Assessment method: In Class Exercise, One individual assignment
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Tutor: Dr. Choy has extensive experiences from commercial sectors, financial institutions, and tertiary education.  She has performed several roles in the financial services industry over 10 years’ experiences ranging from financial adviser, investment consulting service to wealth management.  She joined as a Lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and taught in Corporate Finance, Investment and Risk Management, Tax and Estate Planning, and Hong Kong’s Legal and Regulatory Framework over 7 years.  Dr. Choy received her academic and professional education from Hong Kong and Australia.  She was awarded Doctor of Juridical Science (CityU JSD), MSc Global Business (CUHK), MA International Communication (Macquarie Uni), BA (Hons) Business Studies (PolyU).  She also enrolled at “Duke-HKU Asia-America Institute in Transnational law” program for financial derivatives and international debt finance.  Her articles were published in the textbook of “Corporate Finance Foundations: 15th Global Edition”, McGraw-Hill Education, UK.  She is the members at CIArb, HKIoD, HKIRA, HKSI, and HKIoB.
 

Introduction to Corporate Finance (M18146) (Course Content)

Lecture

Date

Time

Venue

Lecture  1

14-Jul

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  2

21-Jul

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  3

28-Jul

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Lecture  4

4-Aug

(Sat)

1400-1715 & 1800-2100

TBC

Assessment method: In Class Exercise, One individual assignment
Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.
Tutor: Ms. Yeung, ex-Managing Director at Standard Chartered Bank, is an equity-linked, corporate equity derivatives and structured product specialist. She has over 15 years of experience in capital market origination. Prior to her role as head of Equity-linked solution at Standard Chartered Bank, Ms. Yeung also worked at Citigroup, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch and ING Bank. Ms. Yeung has extensive experience advising corporate clients on the finanical impact from different corporate capital structure.

Applicants shall hold:

  • a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline(s) awarded by a recognized university; or
  • relevant and recognized professional qualifications in related business area; and have at least 3 years of work experience in the relevant industry. Or
  • an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent with at least 6 years of work experience in the relevant industry is required.

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

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$3500 per module; HK$14000 programme fee

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Application Procedure

Applicant should submit the following:

1. Application form

2. Application fee HK$150 (non-refundable)

3. Copy of academic/ professional qualification

4. HKID copy

Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrolment will be confirmed once you have made the payment. You will receive a payment confirmation after payment has been made processed successfully. You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.

Upon successful admission into the programme, student is require to follow enrolment procedure:

  1. Enrolment form
  2. Enrolment fee

Late applications /enrolments are subject to program leader’s approval and possible late payment charges.

Payment Method
  • Payment are accepted by Cheque (made payable to "HKU SPACE"), Visa or Master Card.