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 (formerly The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administratiors or ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).

Students are required to take eight core courses and two electives. The eight core courses are based on the corresponding papers of the International Qualifying Examination of HKICS. 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 and HKICS.

 

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)

  • ACCT 7770 Corporate Accounting
  • ACCT 7780 Corporate Law

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • ACCT 7810 Securities Regulation
  • MGNT 7740 Strategic Management

Trimester III (late Mar to late June)

  • ACCT 7790 Corporate Governance and Risk Governance
  • ACCT 7800 Corporate Administration

Summer Break – July and August

Second year

Trimester I (Sep to mid-Dec)

  • ACCT 7820 Taxation
  • Elective

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • FIN 7740 Corporate Finance and Risk Management
  • Elective

Electives
(offerings and availability is subject to change):

ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility
ACCT7950 Investment Governance
ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes
ACCT7930 Strategic Corporate Communications
ACCT7760 International Taxation
ACCT7170 Project
FIN7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
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)

  • ACCT 7770 Corporate Accounting
  • ACCT 7780 Corporate Law
  • ACCT 7820 Taxation
  • Elective

Trimester II (mid-Dec to late Mar)

  • ACCT 7810 Securities Regulation
  • MGNT 7740 Strategic Management
  • FIN 7740 Corporate Finance and Risk Management
  • Elective

Trimester III (late Mar to late June)

  • ACCT 7790 Corporate Governance and Risk Governance
  • ACCT 7800 Corporate Administration

Electives
(offerings and availability is subject to change):

ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility
ACCT7950 Investment Governance
ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes
ACCT7930 Strategic Corporate Communications
ACCT7760 International Taxation
ACCT7170 Project
FIN7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication
COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management

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