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Master of Science (MSc) in Corporate Governance and Compliance



Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 1.5 years

Tuition Fee HK$172,500/programme

Cut Off Date 31 May 2020

Year of Entry 2020 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Deadline31 May 2020

Programme DirectorDr Davy WU

Programme Office (852) 3411 5281  

Selection Process
  1. Screening of applications will start on 2 January 2019 on a rolling basis
  2. Short-listed applicants may be interviewed should the Programme Board deem it necessary.
  3. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
Aims In response to an increasingly complex regulatory environment and ever-rising expectations of investors and stakeholders, the Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance programme (Programme) provides specialised training and imparts practical knowledge to prepare directors (in particular, independent non-executive directors), company secretaries, and professionals in the related fields to strengthen sustainability and accountability of their organisations. This professionally recognized master degree can help our graduates undertake senior roles in their organisations, from management to boardroom.

Foundational courses will be provided in the beginning to develop students a good understanding in business operations and environment. Courses of different aspects in corporate governance will follow to offer students an in-depth knowledge and relevant professional skills. Emerging themes, including risk management and compliance, will be emphasized to strengthen the professional role on a day-to- day basis as well as the leadership role at the governance level on a long-term basis. 

Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for full exemption from the examination requirements of The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).

Applicants who are interested in corporate governance of commercial (listed and non-listed), public, charitable, and non-governmental organisations are welcome.

Programme Structure 

Units Requirement 30 units
Required Courses 24 units
Elective Courses 6 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook 2019/20 for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or comparable institution, or an equivalent qualification (such as a recognised professional qualification in accounting or finance). 


Language Proficiency Requirement

Applicants should possess evidence of good English of proficiency. If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies:

  1. a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based); or
  2. IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.5; or
  3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.


Applicants are preferably with three years of relevant work experience.

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