Master of Corporate Governance and Compliance

PROGRAMME CODE

MCGCF

LANGUAGE

ENGLISH

STUDY DURATION

1-YEAR
2-YEAR

MODE OF STUDY

FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE

This programme aims to provide practical knowledge and skills for those who wish to pursue or further advance their careers as corporate administrators and company secretaries. It is also designed to develop students into well-rounded corporate leaders who excel in effective planning and implementation of corporate policies and strategies, while ensuring compliance to a good standard of corporate governance.

On successful completion of the programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical, practical, comparative and international dimensions of corporate administration and company secretarial practices in changing business and regulatory contexts, evaluate the various theories underpinning good corporate governance, and to offer financial and legal advice on the conduct of business.

About The Programme

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Critically analyse and apply the concepts of business and professional integrity in a broad range of company secretarial practices, including the area of professional ethics.
  2. Appraise and exercise appropriate judgement to resolve governance and compliance problems in relation to business and non-business corporations.
  3. Apply the concepts, legal principles including compliance of internal and external regulations, and the best practices for efficient and effective corporate governance. 
  4. Communicate effectively as a business executive with people from diverse backgrounds in the context of corporate governance.

Entry Requirements

MCGCF applicants to the programme must satisfy the following entry requirement:

  • a recognised degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); OR
  • a recognised degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • applicants must meet the following English language proficiency requirements if their Bachelor’s Degrees or equivalent qualifications did not adopt English as the medium of instruction.

Level 3 or above

In English Language Subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE)

60 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-delivered test (all 3 skills combined)

550 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-based

79 or above

In TOEFL – Internet-based

6.0 or above

In IELTS

430 or above

In CET-6

OR equivalent

Special Entry Route: Applications of non-business degree holders with less than three years of supervisory/managerial experience will also be considered. Instead of 36 credit-units, successful applicants are required to complete 48 credit-units for graduation including a 1-term, 12-credit-unit course, BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives offered in May / June or a 2-term, 12-credit-unit course, BUS 8028BEF Business Administration Perspectives (Two Terms) offered in September in each year.

Programme Structure and Contents

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 36 credit-units* as follows:

36 credit-units

from compulsory courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credit-units
ACT 8011BEF
Financial Accounting and Taxation
6
CGV 8012BEF
Corporate Secretaryship and Compliance
6
CGV 8013BEF
Corporate Governance
6
FIN 8014BEF
Corporate Finance and Risk Management
6
LAW 8010BEF
Hong Kong Corporate Law
6
MGT 8015BEF
Strategic Management
6

In addition to the 36 credit-units (or 48 credit-units for Special Entry Route), students will need to complete additional courses required by the School after assessing their academic backgrounds, results in the admission tests, language proficiency and other relevant factors in order to facilitate effective learning of Master’s degrees in business-related areas. The specific requirements will be stipulated in the offer letter.

Professional Recognition

The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI)

The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or ICSA)

Holders of the Master of Corporate Governance and Compliance (MCGCF) are eligible for full exemption from the qualifying programme of The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI. If students intend to apply for full exemption after the completion of the MCGCF programme, they must register for student membership with HKCGI within three months after they have enrolled in the MCGCF programme, and must complete the MCGCF programme within 1.5 years for face-to-face full time mode and three years for face-to-face part-time mode. In addition, students must maintain their studentship with HKCGI during their course of study (with a minimum period of two years) for their applications of full exemptions in order to become a Graduate of HKCGI. Students awarded advanced standing credits by the University towards the MCGCF programme may not be eligible to receive full exemption from the qualifying programme. It is always the student’s responsibility to confirm with the HKCGI that they are eligible for full exemption after the completion of the MCGCF programme.

Please refer to the HKCGI website at www.hkcgi.org.hk for information on the latest registration and exemption policy.

DURATION OF STUDY

Full-time and part-time students can normally complete the Master’s programmes in 18 and 30 months respectively. The minimum study duration for full-time students of the Master’s programmes is 1 year. The minimum study duration for part-time students of the Master’s programmes is 2 years. Students admitted through the Special Entry Route will normally start the programme 3 months earlier than other students for taking BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives.

MODE OF STUDY

The courses in the programme will be taught through face-to-face mode. The programme will accept new students in the Autumn Term only.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The language of instruction for all courses of the programme is English.

Global Immersion Programme

In the era of globalisation, market opportunities and business operations are not restricted by national boundaries. B&A is committed to preparing students for challenges in the international business environment. In view of this, a Global Immersion Programme is designed to provide students with opportunities to study and travel abroad, be exposed to the language of global business, engage with global issues and eventually become an empowered global citizen. The fees for the Global Immersion Programme will be HK$51,330^, which do not include air passage, food, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The tuition fees do NOT include the fees for the global immersion programme. The global immersion programme is compulsory for full-time students while optional for part-time students.

^ The fee is subject to annual review.

Admission-related Information

PROGRAMME AND APPLICATION FEES

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ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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ADMISSION INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENT

Applicants who are deemed to have fulfilled the entry requirements will be invited to attend an admission interview. The interview will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates may be asked to discuss current affairs and/or case analysis for the assessment of their capabilities, such as analytical skills, adaptability, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and their ability to form logical arguments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadlines applicable to all applicants (2023 Autumn Term)
  • 31 May 2023 (for non-local applicants requiring a student visa)
  • 31 July 2023 (for local and non-local applicants who do not require a student visa)
The application will be closed when all places are filled.

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