Curriculum

Learning Goals

Governance and Compliance
Governance and Compliance

To solve complex governance and compliance problem with a sound understanding of relevant law and regulations / stakeholders’ expectations / international best practices

Critical analysis
Critical analysis

To analyse critically the information required to executive the functions of corporate administration and compliance management effectively.

Judgement, solutions, integrity
Judgement, solutions, integrity

To formulate independent judgement and innovative solutions to resolve governance and compliance problems with the standards that uphold professional integrity.

Effective communications
Effective communications

To communicate effectively in team, orally, and through writing for implementing corporate governance practices and fulfilling regulatory requirements.

 

Professional Accreditations

Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for full exemption from the examination requirements of The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI).

Students are required to take eight core courses and two electives. The eight core courses are based on the corresponding papers of The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP) of HKCGI. Upon successful completion of the Programme, students will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance, and are eligible to apply for full exemption from the examination requirements of The Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) and The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI).

 

Curriculum

HKBU
 
8 core courses and 2 electives in a variety of disciplines
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal studies
  • Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Compliance
  • Communications
 
Various pedagogical approaches
 
Team work
 
Project assignment
 
Medium size class

(40 part-time + 10 full-time students)

 

 
Study Mode 1 year full-time / 1.5 years part-time

 

 
Medium of Instruction English is the official medium of instruction.

 

 
Graduation
  • Successfully completed the ten courses of the MScCGC programme
  • A cGPA of 2.5 or above

 

Sample Schedule

Classes are normally held at our main campus 7-10 p.m. on weekday evenings and/or 2 -5 p.m. on weekend afternoons

 
 
18-MONTH PART-TIME MODE First year, September to June next year
Second year, September to March next year
First Year

Trimester I (Sep to mid-Dec)

  • MGNT7740 Strategic Management
  • ACCT7780 Company Law and Compliance 

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • ACCT7810 Securities Regulation
  • ACCT7960 Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information

Trimester III (late Mar to late June)

  • ACCT7790 Corporate Governance
  • ACCT7970 Board Dynamics

Summer Break – July and August

Second year

Trimester I (Sep to mid-Dec)

  • ACCT7820 Taxation
  • Elective

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • ACCT7980 Risk Management
  • Elective

Electives
(offerings and availability is subject to change):

  • ACCT7025 Stakeholder Governance and Compliance
  • ACCT7035 Sustainability Governance and Reporting
  • ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes
  • ACCT7760 Investment Governance
  • ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • ACCT7930 Strategic Corporate Communications
  • ACCT7760 International Taxation
  • FIN7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • ACCT7170 Project
  • COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication
  • COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management

 

 
1-YEAR FULL-TIME MODE September to June next year

 

Trimester I (Sep to mid-Dec)

  • MGNT7740 Strategic Management
  • ACCT7780 Corporate Law and Compliance
  • ACCT7820 Taxation
  • Elective

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • ACCT7810 Securities Regulation
  • ACCT7960 Interpreting Financial and Accounting Information
  • ACCT7980 Risk Management
  • Elective

Trimester III (late Mar to late June)

  • ACCT7790 Corporate Governance
  • ACCT7970 Board Dynamics

Electives
(offerings and availability is subject to change):

  • ACCT7025 Stakeholder Governance and Compliance
  • ACCT7035 Sustainability Governance and Reporting
  • ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes
  • ACCT7760 Investment Governance
  • ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • ACCT7930 Strategic Corporate Communications
  • ACCT7760 International Taxation
  • FIN7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • ​ACCT7170 Project
  • COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication
  • COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management
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