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Advanced Diploma Programme in Corporate Secretaryship and Governance

Course No. : 193-640700-01|Start Date : 26/11/2019

Admission Requirements

1. hold a Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) with 5 subjects of Level 2 or above, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent, and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience; OR
2. hold a Hong Kong Certificate of Education Examination (HKCEE) with 5 subjects of Level 2/ Grade E or above, including English and Mathematics, or equivalent and with at least 2 years of relevant working experience; OR
3. be a mature student aged 21 or above with at least 3 years of relevant working experience.

Remarks : Those who do not meet the minimum requirements but have ample related working experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Language Used

Cantonese (supplemented with English)

Total Hours

264 hours


Central Learning Centre

Start Date



Tuesdays & Fridays
* The School reserves the right to alter the time and place of class due to unforeseen circumstances.


7:00 - 10:00p.m.

Application Fee

HK$ 150 (this is non-refundable and non-transferable under any circumstances)

Tuition Fee

Total: HK$ 31,680 (by 2 installments)

1st installment: HKD$ 15,840 (pay with application for enrollment submission)
2nd installment: HKD$15,840 (pay before the commencement of 3rd semester)


Advanced Diploma / Professional Diploma

QF Level


QR Registration No.


QR Registration Validity Period

24/04/2013 - Ongoing

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

2209 0290

Closing Date for Application



Corporate governance and company secretaryship have played a more and more important role in corporate management in the past decade. Company secretaries are high ranking professionals well-trained to uphold the standard of corporate governance, and to achieve the overall operation, compliance and administration efficiency of a company. Nowadays, the work of company secretary is commonly found in firms of all sizes, for-profit or not-for-profit, and listed or unlisted.

The programme meets the market needs to nurture and equip participants with the professional knowledge on corporate governance, and the practical knowledge and skills required to work as a company secretary. With the training in business communication skills, business management, laws, regulations, business ethics, accounting, taxation and financial management, participants will be enabled to apply the knowledge and skills in business management and administration to the workplace, and to make sound suggestions to the management and board of directors on how to achieve the operation and overall efficiency of a company.


Upon completion of this programme, participants will be able to :

1. identify and differentiate the roles, functions and duties between a secretary and a company secretary and perform the relevant duties;
2. identify administrative and legal problems facing a company, and outline possible solutions by using the professional knowledge on administration, accounting, finance, governance and laws;
3. explain the legal requirements and disseminate information to shareholders, regulatory bodies, employees and external organisations on behalf of a company
4. apply the theories of corporate governance to uphold the governance standard of a company;
5. take a proactive and preventive approach in advising the board of directors; and
6. keep abreast of current changes in the business environment.


The Programme comprises of 9 modules with a total of 264 contact hours. Participants may normally complete the programme in 16 months on part-time basis.

Module 1 - Effective Business Communication
Module 2 - Corporate Secretarial Practice I
Module 3 - Business Management and Administration
Module 4 - Financial Accounting
Module 5 - Business and Corporate Law
Module 6 - Hong Kong Taxation
Module 7 - Corporate Secretarial Practice II
Module 8 - Ethics and Corporate Governance
Module 9 - Corporate Financial Management


Performance of participants is monitored and assessed on a continuous basis through assessment tools such as class participation, assignments, tests and examination.

To qualify for the award of Advanced Diploma in Corporate Secretaryship and Governance by CUSCS, participants must:

(a) have successfully completed all the required modules and passed the assessment by getting a pass mark of 50%; and
(b) have an attendance rate of at least 70% for each module.


Exemptions may be granted for a module at the discretion of our School if the applicant has successfully completed a module of equivalent content and standard at a recognized tertiary institution or through a professional examination. Exemption is normally granted at a maximum of 50% of the total number of modules.


This programme will be delivered mainly by face-to-face instruction. A variety of learning formats, such as discussion and case study, will be adopted to allow active participation of participants so as to facilitate their learning.


Applicant is required to submit the following documents :

1. A duly completed 'Enrolment Form for Award-bearing Programmes';
2. Photocopies of academic qualifications (i.e. transcript & certificate);
3. Photocopies of proof of working experience, if applicable (e.g. reference letter or employment letter);
4. Application Fee of $150 and 1st installment tuition fee of $14,960 (please refer to 'Part B- Methods of Payment' listed in the Enrollment Form);
5. Handling fee of $500 per module together with 'Application Form for Course Exemption or Advanced Standing' and supporting documents (i.e. full syllabus and transcripts) for exemption evaluation, if applicable. Application for Course Exemption should be applied before the commencement of the programme.

Admission will be on a first-come-first served basis for qualified applicants. All applicants will be notified in writing of their application results within 2 weeks after the application deadline.

All documents should be either sent to any one of our School's Enrolment Centres in-person OR to our Programme Team's office by post.


6/F, School of Continuing and Professional Studies, CUHK
(Tseung Kwan O Learning Centre)
Tsui Lam Estate, Tseung Kwan O
(Attn :Business & Health Studies Programme Team,
Advanced Diploma Programme in Corporate Secretaryship and Governance)