Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Business Management, Human Capital Leadership courses
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Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
11 Jan 2021 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
May 2021
12 months to 24 months
Course Fee
Total Tuition Fee: HKD$39,000 ($6,500 per module)
[Tuition Fee by 3 instalments; each instalment: HKD$13,000]
How to Apply
Deadline on 19 Dec 2020 (Sat)
2910 7610
2861 0278

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management aims to equip current and potential business leaders and senior managers with knowledge and competencies appropriate to a leadership role in business management.  The programme adopts a practical approach with the goal of preparing students with the skills to address the managerial issues in an increasingly changing environment.

  • Business leaders who want to develop strategic management perspectives for their leadership role;
  • Individuals who desire to develop their management, leadership and decision-making skills; and
  • Individuals who plan to increase their competitiveness in the industry.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate established and emerging concepts, principles, theories, and philosophies underpinning the broad area of business management at both functional and strategic levels;
  2. Apply emerging and established tools, techniques and methodologies in solving organisational problems;
  3. Utilize the knowledge in accounting and finance for planning and decision making;
  4. Recommend appropriate organisational responses to operational issues and apply appropriate analytical techniques used in strategic decision making;
  5. Critically evaluate the theories and the role of marketing in a variety of contexts;
  6. Identify and utilise appropriate leadership style(s) for situations, including planning, developing and sustaining mutually beneficial relationship between people of different functions in an organisation;
  7. Critically evaluate opportunities for change and implement strategic plans in dynamic business environments to facilitate objectives fulfilment; AND
  8. Apply knowledge in data analytics during the managerial decision-making process.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management comprises 6 modules with a total 90 credits.

Upon passing of all the continuous assessment and the in-class test students will be awarded (within the HKU system through HKU SPACE) the “Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management”.


  • 3 intakes per year (Jan; May; Sep)

Study Duration and Teaching Mode

  • Part-time programme: Face-to-Face lecture
  • 13 lectures: weekdays (7 - 10 pm) OR  weekends (2 - 5 pm)
  • Study duration: 12-24 Months (39 hours per module)
  • The medium of instruction: English


  • 70% Attendance Requirement
  • Coursework (Group report & Presentation / Written Report / Online activities) + In-class test (2hours)
Application Code 1865-MS112A -

  • 39 hours per module
  • 6 module(s)
Intake: Modules: Course Fee:

Sep 2021

1. Accounting and Finance for Management  HKD $13,000
2. Marketing Management
Jan 2021
3. Operations Management HKD $13,000
4. Culture and Change Management: Strategy and Practice

May 2021

5. Leadership and Talent Management

HKD $13,000 

6a. Data-driven Managerial Decision Making (elective module)*
6b. Research Methods (elective module)*

* Student may select one of the elective modules. 

Applicant shall:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree awards by a recognized institution; OR
  2. hold a professional qualification in a relevant discipline and three years of full-time work experience at senior managerial level in related industries.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i.      an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in IELTS; or

ii.     a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii.    HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or

iv.    HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

v.     equivalent qualifications.

*Applicants not meeting the standard set of criteria for admission will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$200 Application Fee: HKD$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Total Tuition Fee: HKD$39,000 ($6,500 per module)
    [Tuition Fee by 3 instalments; each instalment: HKD$13,000]
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management
COURSE CODE 33F120675 FEES $39,000 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Accounting and Finance for Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120686 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Operations Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120694 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Marketing Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120708 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Leadership and Talent Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120716 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Culture and Change Management: Strategy and Practice (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120724 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Data-driven Managerial Decision Making (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z120732 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Research Methods (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z128253 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.
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.

Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 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. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

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.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. 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.
  2. 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, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.