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Corporate Governance & Administration

Advanced Diploma Programme in Corporate Secretaryship and Governance

Course No. : 231-640700-01|Start Date : 15/02/2023

Admission Requirements

1. 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
2. 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
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

Classes will be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English. Learning materials and assessments will be in English.

Total Hours

264 hours


9 Modules in total


Central Learning Centre

Start Date



Wednesday & Friday

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


7:00p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Application Fee


Tuition Fee

1) Application Fee: HK$150 (Non-refundable and non-transferable)
2) The total tuition fee: HK$38,280*

1st installment: HKD$ 19,140 (pay with application for enrollment submission)
2nd installment: HKD$19,140 (pay before the commencement of the 5th Module)


Advanced Diploma / Professional Diploma

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

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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.

Learning Outcome

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.

Programme Structure

The Programme comprises of 9 modules with a total of 264 contact hours. Participants may normally complete the programme in 16 -18 months on part-time basis.

Module 1 - Effective Business Communication (16.5 hours)
Module 2 - Corporate Secretarial Practice I (16.5 hours)
Module 3 - Business Management and Administration (33 hours)
Module 4 - Financial Accounting (33 hours)
Module 5 - Business and Corporate Law (33 hours)
Module 6 - Hong Kong Taxation (33 hours)
Module 7 - Corporate Secretarial Practice II (33 hours)
Module 8 - Ethics and Corporate Governance (33 hours)
Module 9 - Corporate Financial Management (33 hours)

Application Procedures

A) Online enrollment:

Please submit your application via online. Upon the completion of online enrollment, please send the following documents to
1. Photocopies of academic qualifications (i.e. transcript & certificate)*;
2. Photocopies of proof of working experience, if applicable (e.g. reference letter or employment letter)*;

B) Enrollment by paper form:

Applicants are 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 (please refer to "Part B- Methods of Payment" listed in the Enrollment Form);

Please send to any one of our School's Enrolment Centres in-person; OR

send to our Programme Team's office by POST

6/F, Railway Plaza, 39 Chatham Road South,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Attn :Business & Management Programme Team, for the application of Advanced Diploma Programme in Corporate Secretaryship and Governance)

Admission will be on a first-come-first served basis for qualified applicants.

Exemption Policy

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. The application fee is HK$500 per module (an administrative fee of HK$200 included).
For those who would like to apply for course exemption, please submit "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 must be applied before the commencement of the programme. Late application will not be accepted.
The application fee with the deduction of an administrative fee shall be refunded to the applicant for any unsuccessful application. The final decision with regard to exemption rests with the School.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).

Course Code: 33F121019

For enquiry about the reimbursement of Continuing Education Fund (CEF), please contact the office of CEF at 3142 2277 or visit the website via