Advanced Diploma in Business Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Business Management, Supply Chain and Logistics Management courses
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Advanced Diploma in Business Management

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
23 Nov 2021 (Tue)
1.5 years to 4 years
Course Fee
HK$46,860 per programme
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Deadline on 30 Oct 2021 (Sat)
2867 8477
2861 0278
*Articulation to Top-up Degree Programmes
升學直通車: 商業管理學(榮譽)理學士

*3 Specialized Streams Available
-Business Management
-Digital Business Management
-Applied Business Psychology


This programme aims to provide students with a solid foundation in business studies covering general management theories and practices.  It is designed to equip students with an analytical problem-solving approach in business management.  The inclusion of topical studies in Hong Kong’s business environment will enable students to learn about the emerging issues arising in the society that affect business decisions.

The programme consists of 3 streams*:

1. Business Management;

2. Digital Business Management; and  

3. Applied Business Psychology.

* Choices of streams is applicable for students admitted from July 2020 term only.


3 Specialized Streams AvailableUpon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded “Advanced Diploma in Business Management”.   

Students who have completed any 5 out of total 10 modules can opt to exit the programme with the award of "Diploma in Business Management" **

**(Applicable to students admitted from MAR 2020 onwards)

Term Information

Three terms per academic year: March, July and November

Days / Time
  • Days: Weekday evenings and weekends; possibly including Sundays and Public Holidays
  • Time: 7pm - 10pm, Weekdays / 2pm - 5pm, Weekends

Any of the HKU SPACE Learning Centres on Hong Kong Island

  • 33 to 36 hours per module
  • 11 to 12 meetings
Programme structure

**(Applicable to students admitted from July 2020 onwards)

There are 10 modules, each of which has 33 to 36 hours of lectures.

  Module Title
1. Introduction to Management* 
2. Business Economics*
3. Essentials of Accounting*
4. Statistics*
5. Business Communication*
6. Principles of Marketing*
7. Organizational Behaviour*
8. Human Resources Management*
Business Management Stream
9. Management Information Systems*
10. Hong Kong Business Environment*
Digital Business Management Stream
11. Data-Driven Decision Making*
12. Digital Leadership and Change Management*
Applied Business Psychology Stream
13. Introduction to Business Psychology*
14. Individual Differences in Personality*
Award: Advanced Diploma in Business Management
 *Included in the list of reimbursable  courses for CEF purpose.​



Assessment for each module will be based on a combination of coursework (including assignment(s) and/or a mid-term test) and a final examination. 

Application Code 1955-MS033A Apply Online Now
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Offering  Schedule  (Tentative) (July 2020 onwards)

* The following schedule only applies to studetns admitted July 2020 term onwards. 

Mar 2021

1. Principles of Marketing

2. Organisational Behaviour

3a. Management Informaiton Systems (Business Management Stream)

3b. Data-Driven Decision Making (Digital Business Management Stream)

3c. Individual Differences in Personality (Applied Business Psychology Stream)


Jul 2021

1. Business Economics

2. Business Communicaiton

3. Statistics


Nov 2021

1. Essentials of Accounting

2. Human Resources Management

3. Data-Driven Decision Making (Digital Business Management Stream)


Mar 2022

1. Statistics 

2. Introduction to Management 

3a. HK Business Environment (Business Management Stream) 

3b. Digital Leadership and Change Management (Digital Business Management Stream)

3c. Introduction to Business Psychology (Applied Business Psychology Stream) 


Offering  Schedule  (Tentative) (on or before Mar 2020)

* The following schedule only applies to studetns admitted on or before Mar 2020 term. 

MAR 2021

- Business Microeconomics (**for students admitted before March 2020 only)

- Macroeconomics  (**for students admitted before March 2020 only)

- Principles of Marketing

- Organizational Behaviour

- Management Informaiton Systems

JUL 2021

Business Economics (**for students admitted in March 2020 only)

Business Communication

- Statistics

Nov 2021

- Essentials of Accounting

- Human Resources Management

Mar 2022

- Statistics

- Introduction to Management

Applicants shall:

(a) (i) have gained in HKCEE Grade E in 4 subjects (including Mathematics) and Level 2  in English Language*, or equivalent; and

     (ii) one A-level pass or two AS- level passes in any subject or other equivalent  post-secondary qualification;


(b)  hold a Certificate in Business and Economics awarded through HKUSPACE within the HKU system;


(c) have gained in the HKDSE Examination Level 2 in 5 subjects including English Language;


(d) be aged 21 and above. 

*    With effect from 2007, HKU SPACE recognizes Grade E previously awarded for English Language (Syllabus B) (Grade C in English Language (Syllabus A)) at HKCEE as an acceptable alternative to Level 2 in this subject at HKCEE.

Application Fee

HK$150 (non-refundable and not transferable)

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$46,860 per programme (Payable in 4 Installments)
  • HK$12,780 (1st and 2nd installments)
  • HK$10,650 (3rd and 4th installments)
  • (All fees paid are not refundable or transferrable, unless a course is over-subscribed or cancelled. Please note that fees may be subject to revisions, even after a student has submitted an application, or has already been admitted into the programme. )
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Business Law of HK and PRC (Module from Advanced Diploma in Buiness Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z00447-6 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Business Communication (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02558-9 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Introduction to Management (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02559-7 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Macroeconomics (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z06073-2 FEES $4,260 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Principles of Marketing (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z02560-0 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Organizational Behaviour (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07099-1 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Hong Kong Business Environment (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07102-5 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Human Resources Management (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 21Z07100-9 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
CEF Courses
Essentials of Accounting (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z00619-9 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477
Management Information System (Module from Advanced Diploma in Business Management Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z00621-0 FEES $4,686 ENQUIRY 2867-8477

Continuing Education Fund

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Advanced Diploma in Business Management

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Enrolment Method
Payment Method
1. Cash, EPS, WeChat Pay Or Alipay

Course fees can be paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay or Alipay at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque Or Bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please specify the programme title(s) for application and the applicant’s name.. You may either:

  • bring the completed form(s), together with the appropriate course or application fees in the form of a cheque, and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres;
  • or mail the above documents to any of the HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres, specifying  “Course Application” on the envelope.  HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment sent by mail.
3. VISA/Mastercard

Applicants may also pay the course fee by VISA or Mastercard, including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”, at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres. Holders of the HKU SPACE Mastercard can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses with a tuition fee worth a minimum of HK$2,000; however, the course applicant must also be the cardholder himself/herself. For enquiries, please contact our staff at any enrolment centres.

4. Online Payment

Online application / enrolment is offered for most open admission courses (course enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes. Application fees and course fees of these programmes/courses can be settled by using "PPS by Internet" (not available via mobile phones), VISA or Mastercard. In addition to the aforesaid online payment channels, continuing students of award-bearing programmes, if their programmes offer online service, may also pay their course fees by Online WeChat Pay, Online Alipay and Faster Payment System (FPS). Please refer to Enrolment Methods - Online Enrolment  for details.


  • If the programme/course is starting within five working days, application by post is not recommended to avoid any delays. Applicants are advised to enrol in person at HKU SPACE Enrolement Centres and avoid making cheque payment under this circustance.
  • Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, WeChat Pay, Alipay, cheque or PPS (for online payment only) will normally be reimbursed by a cheque, and fees paid by credit card will normally be reimbursed to the payment cardholder's credit card account.
  • In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme team for details.
  • Fees and places on courses cannot be transferrable from one applicant to another. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  • Receipts will be issued for fees paid but HKU SPACE will not be repsonsible for any loss of receipt sent by mail.
  • For payment certification, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to "HKU SPACE" to any of our enrolment centres.