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Accounting & Finance

Accounting & Finance

Hong Kong is known for the sophistication of its financial industry, which is the cornerstone of the city's economy. We are committed to developing finance and accounting talnet and helping finance professionals gain the necessary qualifications to advance in their careers. With programmes in the areas of accounting, corporate governance, compliance, financial services, insurance, fintech, financial intelligence, investment management and risk management, we take care of the needs of finance sector professionals, no matter what the level or discipline.

Our competitive advantage lies in our close connection to industry and professional bodies, as well as collaboration with internationally-acclaimed universities.

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This programme aims to equip students with all-round knowledge in Hong Kong, PRC and International taxes; provide an opportunity for them to prepare for the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination.
Start 07 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HK$2,730 for HK Tax
HK$3,120 for Int'l Tax
HK$4,680 for PRC Tax
The Executive Certificate in Big Data and Business Analytics aims to provide students with knowledge in Big Data and Business Analytics for management decision-making. Students are expected to be familiar with different big data analyses, tools and methodologies. The programme provides an insight on how business world is using Big Data to improve their business models. 

Start 14 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 month to 2 months
Fee HK$7000
This programme aims to ​equip students with a comprehensive and an all-round knowledge and practices in internal audit.  The knowlegdge is useful for students who would like to  sit for the professional examination of The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), leading to obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) professional designation, a globally recognized certification for internal auditors. 

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Start 14 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 year to 2 years
Fee HK$6750
This programme aims to provide students with updated knowledge of Blockchain and its practical applications in the finance and investment fields. It gives an overview of the Blockchain market and introduces students to the basic concept and jargons of Blockchain. The programme also provides the latest market landscape, insight and discussion on the application of Blockchain from the regulatory and legal perspectives.
Start 21 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 1 month to 2 months
Fee HK$8000

Upon completion of the programme, students should be able to:

- identify key legal issues affecting banking and commercial practices in Hong Kong;
- gain an updated knowledge on commercial law in Hong Kong and Mainland China; and
- design and implement legal risk management plans to combat commercial crimes and money laundering activities

Start 21 MAR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 6 months to 8 months
Fee HK$13,700 for the whole programme (2 modules); HK$7,000 per module.
Note: The “Commercial Crimes and Money Laundering Law” module is not a CEF Reimbursement course.
Executive Certificate in Corporate Credit Management aims to equip students with current knowledge and practical skills in managing credit risk of corporations. It covers both quantitative and qualitative analysis in corporate credit valuations including case study analysis.  This course introduces credit analysis based on Cash Flow Based Lending doctrine which is the shift from the use of accrual based accounting information to the use of cash based financial information for lending decisions. 
Start 01 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 3 months
Fee HK$6000
The programme aims to provide students with the latest development of Financial Technology (FinTech) and the contemporary issues related to Banking and Financial Services sectors. It offers knowledge about the various technological applications to enhance the competitive edges of banks, investment and securities firms. In addition, security and regulatory issues will be covered in this programme.
Start 18 APR 2020 (SAT)
Duration 2 months to 3 months
Fee HK$9,900
The programme will primarily appeal to financial services executives who wish to equip themselves with latest knowledge in marine insurance for their professional advancement. The secondary target market includes business executives or new graduates who aim to take up opportunities in insurance sector with a focus of marine insurance.
Start 22 APR 2020 (WED)
Duration 6 months
Fee Application Fee: HK$150 (non-refunable)

Course Fee : $9000 per programme
Course Fee : $3000 (* only applicable to insurance practitioners including insurer staff / insurance intermediaries who can join this programme recognized by the Government’s Pilot Programme to Enhance Talent Training for the Insurance Sector and receive two-thirds of tuition subsidy.)
The programme aims to give participants a holistic view of the latest development of sustainable finance and investment.  The topics cover a wide range of hottest issues in this field from basic sustainable investment to more in-depth social venture capital.  As this field is a cross-disciplinary study and still emerging, a practical approach is adopted to outline the mindset change of decision makers with real-life case studies.
Students may choose to exit the programme after completing Module 1 for an Executive Certificate award.
Start 09 MAY 2020 (SAT)
Duration 5 months
Fee HK$8000 per module; HK$16000 per programme(Course fees are subject to change without prior notice)

Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) works together with the banking industry to introduce an industry-wide competency framework – Enhanced Competency Framework (ECF) on Anti-money Laundering and Counter-financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) to support talent development in AML/CFT.  The syllabus will be provided by the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) and this programme is offered for students to prepare for the ECF on AML/CFT Professional Level Examination.

Students who pass the examination with 3 years relevant work experience will be eligible to apply for Certified AML Professional (CAMLP). Please visit HKIB website ( ) for further information on examination arrangements.

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Duration 18 hours