The mission of the MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance is to provide specialized training and practical knowledge to prepare directors, company secretaries and compliance professionals for strengthening the sustainability and accountability of their organizations. The School of Business aims to achieve all that with an expert teaching team and an innovative curriculum.

Students will receive an all-rounded education in corporate governance to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex regulatory environment and ever-rising expectation of shareholders and stakeholders.

The programme contains 8 core courses and 2 electives. It is available in both full time and part time modes to suit individual study preference. Qualified applicants who are interested in the corporate governance of commercial companies and NGO are welcome.

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).

Learning goals

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

To analyze critically the information required to execute the functions of corporate administration and compliance management effectively.

Judgment, solutions, integrity

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

Effective communications

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


8 core courses and 2 electives in a variety of disciplines

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Legal studies
  • Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Compliance
  • Communications

Various pedagogical approaches


Project assignment

Medium size class (40 part-time + 10 full-time students)

Core Courses

  • ACCT7770 Corporate Accounting
  • ACCT7780 Corporate Law
  • ACCT7810 Securities Regulation
  • MGNT7740 Strategic Management
  • ACCT7790 Corporate Governance and Risk Management
  • ACCT7800 Corporate Administration
  • ACCT7820 Taxation
  • FIN7740 Corporate Finance and Risk Management

Elective Courses

  • ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance, and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes
  • ACCT7760 International Taxation
  • ACCT7170 Project
  • COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication
  • COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations & Crisis Management

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants shall normally meet the following requirements:

Academic Qualification

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

Language Proficiency Requirement

If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies, applicants should possess evidence of good English of proficiency.1

Others Requirement

Applicants are preferable with three years of relevant work experience.

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Last updated March 6, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
1 - 1.5 years
172,500 HKD
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End Date
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