Executive Diploma in Investment Banking (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Investment Management courses
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Executive Diploma in Investment Banking
行政人員文憑《投資銀行業》

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
EP021A
Application Code
1865-EP021A
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
23 Jan 2021 (Sat)
Duration
6 months
Language
English
Course Fee
Course Fee: HK$6350 per module; Total programme fee: HK$19050. Course fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice.

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Deadline on 08 Jan 2021 (Fri)
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2861 0278
Accepting new application in Jan 2021 intake! Do not miss this valuable opportunity!

This programme provides an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business and is particularly relevant to professionals who are engaged in corporate development and corporate finance functions within a commercial firm.

HKU SPACE is an approved Continuous Professional Training (CPT) provider for Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) Licensed Intermediaries

Suite of Investment Banking Courses 

HKU SPACE has developed a series of Investment Banking courses, namely Executive Diploma/Executive Certificate in Investment Banking and Executive Diploma/Executive Certificate in Merger and Acquisition with the objective of addressing the market demands for professionals who are well-versed in the various investment banking functions. 

On completion of 5 modules, students will be able to obtain two Executive Diplomas.
 

Module

Awards
Module 1: Business Valuation and Financing
  1. Complete any 2 modules: Executive Certificate in Investment Banking, or
  2. Complete all 3 modules: Executive Diploma in Investment Banking
Module 2: Fundamentals of Investment Banking

Module 3: IPO, Private Equity & Hedge Funds

 

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This programme is designed for those who aspire to develop a career in investment banking, merchant banking, management consultancy and/or those who wish to enrich their understanding of the aforesaid industries. The programme aims to provide participants with an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business and shall be particularly relevant for professionals who are engaged in corporate development and the corporate finance function within a commercial firm.

Teacher Profile:

(1)  Mr. Stephen Chan

Mr. Stephen Chan has more than 20 years of experience in professional accountants and corporate consulting. He graduated from the School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic Institute and an Executive MBA from the City University of Hong Kong. Mr. Chan once worked in auditing at PricewaterhouseCoopers. After that, he served for the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, the Jockey Club, banks, airlines, and various listed companies. In recent years, Mr. Chan provided consultations on business compliance procedures, corporate financing, and taxation for different companies. He also had diversified teaching experience as a lecturer in various universities.

(2) Ms. Pandora Leung

Ms. Leung graduated from the Faculty of Business Administration of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, majoring in finance, and holds a Master's degree in accounting and finance from De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. She also holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. She has more than ten years of industry experience in investment banking, corporate finance, securities research and analysis, asset and portfolio management, private equity fund investment and management, and financial planning. She had participated in some IPO fundraising projects, responsible for corporate valuation and writing research analysis reports, industry analysis including securities, asset management, and insurance. In addition to professional industry experience, she has also served as a lecturer in many colleges and universities, teaching courses on asset management, fixed asset investment, taxation, and corporate management.

(3)  Mr.  Jason Fong
Mr. Fong is a seasoned investment professional who has experience in ventures, MNCs, and private equity firm and managed projects of initial public offering, merger and acquisition, financial advisory, restructuring, direct investment, debt fund raising , and equity fund raising . He earned a M.S. in engineering enterprise management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a M.S.Sc in corporate communication from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a B.S. degree summa cum laude in business administration from San Francisco State University. He is a chartered financial analyst, financial risk manager and project management professional.

(4)  Mr. Walter Lau, FCCA
Walter Lau is a finance professional and chartered accountant with over 10 years’ experience in accounting, finance and investment. He worked in Tricor Services Limited and was responsible for wide-ranged financial advisory services, including accounting and treasury management. Moreover, he worked in Philip Group to dealing equities and derivatives and offer professional advice on local equities, derivatives, structural products, funds and wealth management, as well as foreign investment opportunities. As a financial risk professional, he worked in HSBC by reporting and assessing the risks of equity structural derivatives. Apart from his professional working experience, he has delivered finance and investment courses at various tertiary educational institutions over 10 years.
Walter holds a fellowship of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He earned an MSc in Finance (Pass with Distinction) from the University of Michigan Dearborn and a BBA (Hons) in Accountancy (minor in Finance) from the City University of Hong Kong.

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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Duration
  • 30 hours per module
Venue

Module 1: Business Valuation & Financing (Course Content)
Overview:
Business Valuation and Financing integrates finance theory and spreadsheet techniques to enable students to learn how to conduct relevant valuation analyses in the context of investment banking. The topics include an introduction to financial modelling, time-value-of-money analysis, discount rates and cost of capital estimation, business valuation, financial statement analysis, and the analysis of capital investments. 

The objectives of this module are to:

  1. provide students with applied knowledge and skills that strengthen their ability to carry out their understanding of how financial analysis and valuation analysis are used in the sector of investment banking, especially in corporate finance and investment management;
  2. help students to develop basic financial models for valuation, which they can later enhance independently; and
  3. build up confidence of students in their use of PowerPoint and Excel spreadsheet, one of the more popular and widely utilized computational tools for valuation, financial analysis, management, and decision-making in many business environments.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. applying finance theories and techniques to assist with common valuation methods in investment banking field;
  2. using quantitative skills in financial analysis to solve operational and technical problems of the kind that typically confront valuation exercise; and
  3. constructing simple Excel spreadsheets and PowerPoint Presentation in business valuation process

Module 2: Fundamentals of Investment Banking

Overview:
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business. It will cover the role and major functions of investment banks, review the strategic issues faced by investment banks, identify the process in which investment banks issues securities to the public, the deal process, risks of investment banks, the role of the underwriting syndicate and fee structure, and review the concepts of various corporate finance transactions, such as initial public offerings, as well as mergers & acquisitions.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. To critically review the role and major functions of investment banks;
  2. To critically review the strategic issues facing investment banks;
  3. To fully identify the process in which investment banks issue securities to the public, the deal process, risks of investment banks and role of the underwriting syndicate and fee structure;
  4. To fully identify the various methods for firms to raise financing in the capital market;
  5. To critically review the concepts of various corporate finance transactions, such as initial public offering, as well as mergers and acquisitions;
  6. To fully identify the various types of financial instruments associated with investment banking.

Module 3: IPO, Private Equity & Hedge Funds

Overview:
This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the processes involved in structuring and executing IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Fund transactions. Topics include a review of the bookbuilding and underwriting processes, case studies of IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Fund transactions, as well as legal and regulatory issues related to IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.

The Course Objectives are:

  1. To equip students with an understanding of the processes involved in structuring and executing IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Funds transactions;
  2. To review the bookbuilding and underwriting processes;
  3. To analyze IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Funds transactions through the use of case studies;
  4. To review the legal and regulatory issues related to IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Funds.
  5. To gain a user and investor’s perspective on hedge funds, venture capital and private equity structures: how they are created, used and abused in the current economic markets.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. Identify, implement and evaluate strategies for the resolution of problems 
  2. Critical and Creative Thinking in Problem Solving
  3. Team Building and Project Management Skills 

Students' performance in each course shall be assessed both by continuous course work assignments (30%) and a final project (70%).

The Executive Diploma in Investment Banking award will be conferred to candidates who have achieved at least 70% attendance as well as attained pass grades in all three modules of the programme. A Statement of Attendance will be granted for candidates who satisfied the first criteria only.

Business Valuation & Financing 

Date

Time

Venue

23-Jan-21

Sat

1300-1900

TBC

30-Jan-21 Sat

1300-1900

TBC

6-Feb-21

Sat

1300-1900

TBC

27-Feb-21 Sat 1300-1900 TBC
6-Mar-21 Sat 1300-1900 TBC

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

 

Fundamentals of Investment Banking

Date

Time

 

Apr 2021

13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00

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

 

IPO, Private Equity & Hedge Funds 

Date

Time

Jul 2021

13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00
13:00-19:00

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 relevant working experience.

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

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

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee: HK$6350 per module; Total programme fee: HK$19050. Course fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice.

  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Business Valuation and Financing (Module from Executive Diploma/Certificate in Investment Banking and Executive Diploma/Certificate in Merger & Acquisition Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z07281-7 FEES $6,350 ENQUIRY 2520-4612
Fundamentals of Investment Banking (Module from Executive Diploma/Certificate in Investment Banking Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z07282-5 FEES $6,350 ENQUIRY 2520-4612
IPO, Private Equity and Hedge Funds (Module from Executive Diploma/Certificate in Investment Banking Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z07283-3 FEES $6,350 ENQUIRY 2520-4612

Continuing Education Fund

For CEF application details, please visit http://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/en/index.htm

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have 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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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

1. 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, student's name, and student card number (if applicable). 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 enrollment centres.
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrollment centres, specifying 'Course Application' on the envelope. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.

2. VISA/MasterCard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including "HKU SPACE Mastercard", at any HKU SPACE enrollment centres. Holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free installment period for courses with a tuition fee of HK$2,000 to $40,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any of the enrollment centres.

Notes

  1. Timetable is tentative and class commencement is subject to sufficient enrolment number.
  2. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  3. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances, subject to the School's discretion.
  4. 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 of the relevant programme teams for details.
  5. Fees and places on courses cannot be transferred from one applicant to another. Fees quoted in this brochure apply only to the sessions of studies specified within the brochure and may be subject to revisions even after admission onto this programme. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of $120 will be levied on approved transfers.
  6. Unless a course is over-subscribed or canceled, the following fees are not refundable: application fees, course fees, fees for re-sitting examinations, re-submitting course work, repeating studies and application for exemptions.
  7. The School reserves the right to change the date, time and place of course meeting and to change the course lecturer/ tutor should be this be necessary.
  8. Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  9. For additional copies of receipts, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope with a completed form and a crossed cheque for $30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE". Such copies will normally only be issued at the end of a course.