Overview

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 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 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 analyse critically the information required to executive the functions of corporate administration and compliance management effectively.

Judgment, solutions, integrity

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

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 Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (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 ICSA and HKICS.

Curriculum

  • 8 core courses and 2 electives in a variety of disciplines
    • Accounting
    • Finance
    • Legal Studies
    • Management
    • Business Ethics
    • Compliance
    • Communications
  • Various pedagogical approaches
  • Teamwork
  • Project assignment
  • Medium size class (40 part-time + 10 full-time students)

Course Content

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 recognised university or comparable institution, or an equivalent qualification (such as a recognised 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:

  • a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) /79 (internet-based); or
  • IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.5; or
  • an equivalent score on a comparable test.

Others Requirement

Applicants are preferable with three years of relevant work experience.

Scholarship and Awards

International Postgraduate Scholarship

To enhance internationalisation and provide students with a global educational experience, an International Postgraduate Scholarship is offered to outstanding international students.

  • Scholarship recipients will get full tuition waiver plus HK$100,000 living allowance (approx. US$12,820).
  • Eligible international applicants will be automatically considered for the scholarship based on their all-round record and interview performance.

HKBU MScCGC Award Scheme

The MScCGC HKBU Alumni Entrance Awards

  • HK$10,000, 5 awards are available
  • BU (including UIC) undergraduate alumni
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience at enrollment
  • Attained an overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above at the first trimester of the intake year (subject to no failed course grade)

The MScCGC Graduation Academic Awards

  • Distinction Award: HK$10,000 (Attained an overall cumulative GPA of 3.67 or above at graduation*)
  • Merit Award: a certificate (Attained an overall cumulative GPA of 3.40 to 3.66 at graduation*)

* Subject to the same conditions applied to the University’s academic standing

The MScCGC HKBU Local Entrance Awards

  • An amount equivalent to 1/3 of the total programme fee of the intake year
  • Up to 3 awards are available each academic year
  • At enrollment, participants must be
    • A local resident of Hong Kong
    • Have 5 years of work experience or above
  • Complete the whole programme within 2 academic years
  • A minimum 3.33 GPA at graduation
Program taught in:
  • English (US)
Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

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Last updated November 5, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2020
Duration
12 - 18 months
Part-time
Full-time
Price
172,500 HKD
Tuition fee is subject to annual review.
Deadline
Mar 31, 2020
Applications will be started from 2 Jan 2020. All applications will be processed on a rolling and competitive basis until all available places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.
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Application deadline
Mar 31, 2020
Applications will be started from 2 Jan 2020. All applications will be processed on a rolling and competitive basis until all available places have been filled. Therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.
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