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BusinessFinance and Investment

Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Financial Strategies for Value Creation

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Course Code
Application Code
1580-FN039A (April 2018 intake)

Study mode
Start Date
02 Apr 2018 (Mon)
Next intake(s)
To be adviced
12 months to 18 months
Course Fee
HK$44990 per programme
MBA-style case studies learning experience from Senior Financial Executives. Learn how a CFO thinks.

Rolling Admission. Accepting Applications!

Taught by teachers with MBA or Senior Financial Executive position, this programme is designed to lead you through the strategic decision process of the top management in finance. You will be taught the essential topics in financial management. The top executive teachers will then guide you through real case studies prepared by HBR, so you will learn how a CFO thinks when making decision in finance.

  • This programme is taught by teachers with MBA or from Senior Financial Executive position
  • Designed to lead students through real cases prepared by HBR
  • Suitable for working adults who are or will be working on financial strategies for company value enhancement. 
  • Adopt industry case study to enhance students' market knowledge.
  • A good platform to learn from practitioners and networking with the industry peers.
  • Articulation: students completing the programme may be exempted for 2 modules in the Edinburgh Napier University MSc International Banking and Finance  

Topics include: Channels for maximization of company value, capital investment opportunities in joint ventures, franchising & licensing and ways of raising capitals such as debt and equity financing, IPO and private equity.  Students will gain practical knowledge and techniques in company valuation, sourcing funds,  and budgeting decisions. 


Profile of teachers:


  • Ms. Wing Ka Tsang serves as Director of Finance and Accounting of Tao Heung Holdings Limited. Ms. Tsang is primarily responsible for Tao Heung Holdings overall finance, accounting and taxation functions. She joined Tao Heung Holdings in December 2002 as finance and accounting manager. Ms. Tsang has over 15 years of extensive experience in financial management.   She holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce (accounting) from Curtin University of Technology in Australia and is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Tsang holds Master’s degree of Business Administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong. 


  • Mr. Richard Ward has diverse experience in finance, consulting, industry, government and NGOs.  Much of it has focused on the nexus between international finance, foreign investment and host government policy.  His experience includes evaluating markets, assessing technical and environmental risks, identifying and cultivating new business opportunities, financing major enclave projects and establishing and managing new businesses. He holds an MBA from Yale University, an MS in resource economics from Pennsylvania State University, and a BS from Bloomsburg University, majoring in Earth and Space Sciences (Geology and Oceanography). He speaks English and Spanish, and holds FINRA Series 7, 63 and 79 licenses.


  • Miss Lo has over 15 years of experiences in various Banking MNC, including HSBC, Hang Seng Bank, Societe Generale, in Regional Financial Control and Business Finance role. She has expertise in Financial Analysis, Management Reporting, Revenue and Cost Management, Strategic Business Planning. Miss Lo graduated from University of Sydney as her first degree in Economics. She then obtained her MBA from Manchester Business School. She is also a member of the Association of Certified Practicing accountant.

  • Investment director of a hedge fund, CUHK MBA
Days / Time
  • Saturday, 12:00pm - 18:00pm
  • 18 hours per module
  • Hong Kong Island

Module Title




Financial Statements for Decision Making - Life cyel theory of company value, Accounting value vs. market value, Financial reporting standards, Capital structure theory, Case study: HBR- Sarubcks Corporation, Communicating strategy to financial anlaysts



Ratio Analysis and Forecasting - Basics of financial leverage, Financial statement analysis, Investment criteria based on ratio. Case studies: HBR-Understanding Finance, Value Line Pulishing



Business Investment Analysis and Evaluation - Economic basis for project value creation, Scenario, sensitivity  and breakeven analysis, cash budgeting and forecassting, cost of capital estimation. Case studies:, Magic Timber and Steel 



Loans and Debt Financing - Bond concepts, Types of bond. Case studies: Non-equity financing for entreprenuerial ventures



Equity Financing - Types of investment capitals, Characteristics of startups and their stages, Venture lifecycle, Financing stages



Corporate Valuation - Valuation methods in assets, Economic value analysis, Market portfolio



Initial Public Offering - Entrepreneur exit strategies, Process and players in IPO, Cross-broder IPOs and future trends



Franchising and Licensing - Assess financial value of patents, Franchise value approach and method, Licensing and valuations



Mergers and Acquisitions - Value creation in merger and acquisitions, Option for growth, Creating a successful JV



Corporate Governance and Enterprise Growth - Economic rationale for regulations, Economic impact from corporate failures, Compliance with CG codes in recommendations and guidelines, Agency and entrenchment theory. 



Company Valuation Project





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

  1.  evaluate financial management decisions of a company to ensure sufficient resources for continuous operation and meeting company goals;
  2. distinguish the characteristics of bonds and stocks for investment decisions ; 
  3. apply capital budgeting techniques to plan and manage long term investments for international corporations; 
  4.  critically evaluate the financing decisions and valuation methods for debt, equity, private equity, intellectual property, franchising and licensing; 
  5. examine the current market practices and behavior of the money market and capital market to explain trends and practices of these markets; 
  6. critically analyze the potential agency problem, and evaluate the global governance and compliance frameworks as well as the internal controls applicable to corporations and their stakeholders. 



For Modules 1 to 10 :
Individual assignment or a 2-hour open book test

For Module 11: 
A group written report in 10,000 words with 4 to 6 students in a group.

To be advised

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution. Those holding a non-finance degree are required to have 2 years of relevant work experience.

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

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

v.       equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$44990 per programme (FIRST Semester payment: HK$20450. SECOND Semester payment: HK$24540.)

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Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify theprogramme title(s) for application and applicant’s name. You may either:

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Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or MasterCard, including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”, at anyHKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE MasterCard can enjoy a 10-month interest-freeinstalment 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.

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