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Certificate for Module (CFA Level I Examination Preparatory Programme)
證書(單元 : 特許金融分析師一級考試研習課程)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
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Study mode
Start Date
03 Aug 2024 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
2 months to 3 months
Course Fee
HK$13,600(including a comprehensive set of notes and study materials which are non-refundable)
Deadline on 26 Jul 2024 (Fri)
2867 8468
2861 0278
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Today and Upcoming Events

Welcome to our CFA Level 1 program for the August intake. The August intake is confirmed launch! 

Aim for the 2024 November Examination! Meet on Fridays and Saturdays, and spend two months wisely before the 2024 November Examination!

Information Seminar for CFA Examination Preparatory Programme August Intake and September intake is currently accepting application!


The programme aims to prepare students to sit for the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level I examination. It will provide students with knowledge of quantitative methods, economic and financial analysis, and portfolio management. It also covers the ethical and professional standards requirement for an asset manager.

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Year Passing Rate
2021 February 44%
2021 May 25%
2021 July 22%
2021 August  26%
2021 November 27%
2022 February 36%
2022 May 38%
2022 August 37%
2022 November 36%
2023 February 38%
2023 May  39%
2023 August 37%
2023 November  35%
2024 February 44%

Please apply online or download and complete the school application form and CEF application form, if applicable. 



Programme Details

Information about CFA eligibility requirements, examination application, membership and the CFA charter is available from:

  • CFA Institute(US) website,
  • CFA Institute (Asia Pacific) telephone: 2868 2700

Please note that CFA Institute does not endorse, promote, review or warrant the accuracy of the products or services offered by organisations sponsoring or providing CFA examination preparation materials or programmes, nor does CFA Institute verify pass rates or exam results claimed by such organizations. CFA is a licensed service mark of CFA Institute. For general information on the CFA programme, please look up The CFA Institute website:



(1) Dr Mike Hui, MSc., CFA®
Mr Hui is a veteran in the investment and banking industry.  He has over 15 years of working experience in a merchant bank and a listed brokerage firm and over 13 years of teaching experience in various tertiary institutions, including HKU SPACE and professional bodies covering finance and banking courses. He has been delivering CFA revision courses for the past 7 years and the CFP® Investments module for the past 13 years with very positive feedback. Currently he is a Sales Director in a listed investment consultant firm.  Mike is a CFA charterholder. He has a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Chinese University of HK.

(2) Dr Joseph Chan
Dr Chan is an experienced trainer and consultant in the field of finance. He has been teaching numerous courses at the postgraduate level and providing consultancy to different financial institutions. He obtained his doctoral degree in finance at the University of Mississippi. Prior to returning to Hong Kong, Dr Chan had served as a research analyst and adjunct professor in the US.

(3) Ms Alex Krystal Yao, CFA®
Ms Yao has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. She is responsible for bond investment in investment banks and major fund management companies, and holds senior management positions. She graduated from University College London, and holds the British FCCA and CFA qualifications.

(4) Mr Wilson Chan, CFA®
Mr Chan is a seasoned investment banker.  He has almost a decade of experience in origination and execution of mergers and acquisitions in Greater China.  He has led and participated in local Hong Kong and China domestic transactions, as well as cross boarder transaction covering sell side, buy side, fundraising and privatisation. In addition to practical transaction experience, Mr Chan graduated from business school and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

(5) Mr Christopher Mak, CFA®, CFP®, ACCA, CAIA, CPA (Aust.), FLMI, FRM, MHKSI
Mr. Mak has many years of experience in the financial industry, specializing in investment analysis and financial risk management. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with a major in Physics and minors in Mathematics, and Social Science. Mr. Mak also attained more than 10 professional qualifications in accounting, insurance and investment-related areas. He holds the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA), Certified Practising Accountant Australia (CPAA), RICS Chartered Surveyors (MRICS) and Fellow of Life Management Institute (FLMI) designations, and is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM) and Professional Risk Manager (PRM).

(6) Mr Ferrix Lau, CFA®, FRM, HKACG, ACG
Mr Lau has over 10 years’ teaching experience in business, accounting and finance modules at tertiary level. He teaches Financial Analysis, Financial Risk Management, Quantitative Analysis, Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting as well as Corporate Governance. Moreover, he is a co-author of a Statistics book, Quantitative Analysis for Professional Studies and Projects. Furthermore, he has strong interests in the areas of Statistical Analysis, Quantitative Finance and Machine Intelligence. Mr Lau has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Social Science from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, major in Economics and minor in Computer Science. Besides, he holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration with Distinction from The University of Hong Kong, concentrating on the theme of Accounting Control and Financial Management.

(7) Mr Terence Tsui, CFA®

Terence Tsui is a distinguished CFA Charterholder with over 15 years of investment research and management experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in automation engineering from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and a CFA Certificate in ESG Investing. Throughout his career, Terence has made notable contributions to fund management firms, banks, and family offices in Hong Kong, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Bangkok. His roles as an investment analyst, strategist, and portfolio manager have consistently showcased his remarkable expertise, including being part of a team that earned a 5-Star Morningstar award. Beyond his role as a seasoned practitioner, Terence is an active member of the investment community. He served as an Executive Director of the CFA Society Hong Kong, one of the world's largest CFA societies with over 6,500 members. His have made significant contributions to the CFA program, investment competitions, and topics on performance measurement, risk analysis, and public awareness.

(8)  Mr Benjamin Lee, CFA®

Mr. Benjamin Lee is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Holder and currently serves as the Head of Investment Department at a local financial institution. He has over 15 years of experience in research and asset management and has previously held the position of Fund Director at a private equity fund, managing assets for international high-net-worth clients and professional investors.

Mr. Lee specializes in using fundamental analysis to evaluate the actual and potential risks of investment targets, thereby selecting the best investment targets, reducing unsystemic risk, and increasing potential returns.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. describe the ethical and professional standards established by the CFA Institute;
  2. apply quantitative methods, economics and financial statement analysis to solve conceptual, analytical, and computational problems;
  3. outline the concepts of corporate issuers in the financial market; and    
  4. explain the types and markets of equity and fixed income securities, derivatives and alternative investments, and perform portfolio management and analysis.
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  • 58 hours + 2 hours examination



(1) Ethical and professional standards


(2) Quantitative methods


(3) Economics


(4) Financial statement analysis


(5) Corporate issuers


(6) Equity valuation


(7) Fixed Income


(8) Derivatives


(9) Alternative investments


(10) Portfolio management

 Assessment method:  2-hour Examination

Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have passed the final examination with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (CFA Level I Examination Preparatory Programme).

Class Details

2024 August intake (confirmed launch)

The August 2024 Class is Scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Venue: HK Island

Teacher: Mr Christopher Mak

Language of instruction: Cantonese

Practical Skills Modules (PSM) focus on :  Financial Modeling

Lecture Date Time slot
1 8/2/2024 Fri 18:45 - 22:00
2 8/9/2024 Fri 18:45 - 22:00
3 8/17/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
4 8/17/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:15
5 8/24/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
6 8/24/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:15
7 8/31/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
8 8/31/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:15
9 9/14/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
10 9/14/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
11 9/21/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
12 9/21/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
13 9/28/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
14 9/28/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
15 10/5/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
16 10/5/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
Exam 10/15/2024 Tue 19:00 - 21:00

2024 June intake (Full)

The June 2024 Class is Scheduled for Friday and Saturday.

Venue: HK Island

Teacher: Mr Christopher Mak

Language of instruction: Cantonese

Practical Skills Modules (PSM) focus on :  Financial Modeling

Lecture Date   Time slot
1 6/14/2024 Fri 18:45 - 22:00
2 6/21/2024 Fri 18:45 - 22:00
3 6/22/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
4 6/22/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
5 6/28/2024 Fri 18:45 - 22:00
6 6/29/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
7 6/29/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
8 7/6/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
9 7/6/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
10 7/13/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
11 7/13/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
12 7/20/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
13 7/20/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
14 7/27/2024 Sat 09:45 - 13:15
15 7/27/2024 Sat 14:15 - 18:00
16 8/3/2024 Sat 13:15 - 18:00
Exam 8/13/2024 Tue 19:00 - 21:00

* The above tentative schedule's for reference only.  Schedule details will be released one week before the commencement date of the class.
** Please inform that if there is inadequate number of applicants, the class may be subject to cancellation.


Course Fee
  • HK$13,600(including a comprehensive set of notes and study materials which are non-refundable)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a degree awarded by a recognised institution.

Applicants should check with the CFA Institute that they are eligible to attempt the examination.


  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (CFA Level I Examination Preparatory Programme)
證書 (單元:特許金融分析師一級考試研習課程)
COURSE CODE 33C144182 FEES $13,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8468

Continuing Education Fund


Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (CFA Level I Examination Preparatory Programme)

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


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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.