Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Global Issues in Finance and Accounting) - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Accounting & Finance Accounting

Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Global Issues in Finance and Accounting)

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Course Code
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Study mode
Start Date
01 Oct 2022 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Every April and October
30 hours
Course Fee
University College London (UCL) ranks 8th in the QS World University Rankings 2022 & 2023.

This preparatory course aims to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy, University of London (UCL).

120 credits recongnised and accredited as prior learning, students only need to study two elective modules (15 credits each) and one project module (30 credits).

The module "Global Issues in Finance and Accounting" is aimed at career minded finance professionals who want to stand out from the crowd and complement their professional skills with master's level understanding and skills applied to accountancy and finance subject areas.

The programme aims to provide participants with a theoretical and practical understanding of the evolving nature and applications of finance and accounting models. The evolutions stem from changes in the economic, political, regulatory and technological environment. In so doing, students could look at the established history, the current situation, and explores implications for the future.
The programme provides students with the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to assess the impact of such changes on organisations and a range of relevant stakeholders. It aims to explore current issues in financial reporting, financial management and corporate finance disciplines and to provide opportunities for students to develop their skills in critical analysis and evaluation of alternative solutions.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Assess the significance of issues affecting the convergence and divergence of the international harmonisation of accounting standards for financial reporting;
  2. Assess selected topical issues in sustainability, linking to integrated reporting;
  3. Assess the significance of the Basel Accord(s), in relation to financial risk management and the financial operations and reporting by organisations;
  4. Assess the significance of digital influences, including AI; and
  5. Assess the significance of issues impacting global mergers and acquisition activity.


  • Issues in implementing accounting standards for financial reporting
  • Sustainability and integrated reporting issues
  • Financial risk management and the Basel Accord(s)
  • The impacts, current and potential, of digital developments, including AI
  • Issues impacting global mergers and acquisition activity.

Teaching and Learning Activities

Lecture: 30 hours


Coursework: One 1200-word assignment

Attendance Requirements

At least 70%


Students who are able to satisfy both the attendance requirement (minimum 70%) and pass the programme assessment will be awarded within the HKU system through HKUSPACE a "Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Global Issues in Finance and Accounting)".


  • 30 hours per programme
    10 meeting(s)
    3 hours per meeting
Application Code 2050-AC113A Apply Online Now
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Tentative Schedule

Meetings Date               Time            
1 8 Oct 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
2 15 Oct 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
3 22 Oct 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
4 29 Oct 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
5 5 Nov 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
6 12 Nov 2022 (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
7 16 Nov 2022 (WED) 19:00 - 22:00
8 19 Nov 2022  (SAT) 09:00 - 12:00
9 23 Nov 2022 (WED) 19:00 - 22:00
10 30 Nov 2022 (WED) 19:00 - 22:00

The above schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
The launch of the programme is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School. 
​HKU SPACE reserves all rights to make revisions or alternations to the course schedule, content, tutor or other details if necessary.

An applicant must have passed a professional qualification from the list of accepted qualifications. Details of accepted professional bodies can be found on https://london.ac.uk/professional-accountancy-2022

Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7500

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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.