Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance
Programme Director: Dr WU, Davy K C
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 (the Programme) provides specialized training and imparts practical knowledge to prepare directors (in particulars, independent non-executive directors), company secretaries, and professionals in the related fields to strengthen sustainability and accountability of their organizations. This professionally recognised master degree can help our graduates undertake senior roles in their organizations, from management to boardroom.
Students are required to take eight required courses and two electives in a variety of disciplines, including accounting, finance, legal studies, management, business ethics and compliance. Students can select one-and-half-year part-time or one-year full-time within a trimester system. Part-time students will be required to attend two classes per week on weekday evenings or one may be on Saturday afternoon. Full-time students will be required to attend three to four classes on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoon. Part-time students can choose to take one elective course each in the first and second trimester in their second year studies including Project which will be offered to them in the second trimester of their second-year studies. To cope with the one-year student period, full-time students will take one elective course each in the first and second trimester of their studies. Full-time students choose to take the Project (subject to approval of the MScCGC Programme Director) can choose to take one elective course either in the first or the second trimester. The Project will be offered to full-time students in the third trimester.
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).
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Required Courses||24 units|
|II)||Elective Courses||6 units|
|I.||Required Courses||24 units|
|ACCT7770 Corporate Accounting||3 units|
|ACCT7780 Corporate Law||3 units|
|ACCT7790 Corporate Governance and Risk Management||3 units|
|ACCT7800 Corporate Administration||3 units|
|ACCT7810 Securities Regulation||3 units|
|ACCT7820 Taxation||3 units|
|FIN 7740 Corporate Finance and Risk Management||3 units|
|MGNT7740 Strategic Management||3 units|
|II.||Electives Courses||6 units|
|ACCT7170 Project||3 units|
|ACCT7760 International Taxation||3 units|
|ACCT7830 Risk, Compliance and Corporate Social Responsibility||3 units|
|ACCT7840 Financial Regulations and Crimes||3 units|
|COMM7060 Issues in Corporate Communication||3 units|
|COMM7250 Strategic Public Relations and Crisis Management||3 units|