Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting courses
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Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)
證書 (單元:策略績效管理備試班)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Every January and July
60 hours
Course Fee
HK$9900 per module
HKU SPACE Preparatory Course
APPLICATION OPEN - January 2021 Intake - Please enroll ASAP!!! Online enrolment is welcome

CEF reimbursable! Students who successfully complete the programme may claim up to 80% of the course fee.

This Preparatory Course is a CEF applicable course.
此備試班為持續進修基金之認可課程,學員於成功修畢HKU SPACE備試班後可申請學費退還。

This preparatory course aims to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy, University of London (UoL). This MSc programme provides students with an opportunity to develop and apply master's level knowledge, understanding and skills within accountancy and finance-related content.


Each preparatory course is of 60 hours with an aim to provide tuition support to students for studying the MSc in Professional Accountancy. Comprehensive online learning material is to be provided by UoL and this preparatory course will provide the essential face-to-face tuition teaching support.

One hour of learning equates to one CPD unit. Your studies could easily provide your full 40 units for one year. You can even carry forward 21 units to the next year.

Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)

The programme provides students with an understanding of key issues and applied methodologies relating to strategic management accounting. These issues and methodologies are concerned with performance management, information management and evaluating financial risks.


Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. Identify, assess and analyse the key external influences on organisational performance, particularly relating to key stakeholders and ethical issues;
  2. Apply strategic performance measurement techniques, both financial and non-financial, in the context of improving organisational performance;
  3. Identify, apply and evaluate strategic planning control tools and techniques;
  4. Advise clients and senior management on strategic business performance evaluation and make appropriate recommendations;
  5. Discuss current developments and emerging issues in performance management; and
  6. Identify and evaluate alternative solutions to business problems.


  • Making sense of performance management and measurement
  • Understanding performance contexts for strategic management accounting
  • Issues in strategic management accounting
  • Taking account of the business environment
  • Understanding the nature of management control
  • Making control work
  • Managing budgets in new ways
  • Using Information and IT as resources
  • Assessing financial performance measurement
  • Evaluating divisional performance and dealing with transfer pricing
  • Applying non-financial performance indicators
  • Evaluating performance in the not-for-profit sector
  • Managing corporate failure scenarios
  • Integrating Scenarios
  • Measuring and managing process performance
  • Managing costs for value and sustainability
  • Managing quality
  • Measuring customer relationships
  • Understanding behaviour and performance
  • Identifying emerging trends and assessing their consequences

Teaching and Learning Activities

Lecture: 60 hours


Coursework: One 3000-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 conferred a "Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)".

  • 60 hours per programme
    20 meeting(s)
    3 hours per meeting





Mounting of each course 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.

  • Contact hour for each preparatory course: 60 hours spanning over 20 weeks

An applicant must be a  current ACCA student and must have passed

(A) All nine ACCA Applied knowledge and Applied Skills papers;


(B) their equivalent.



Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9900 per module (Fees are reviewed annually and subject to change without prior notice. Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School.)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)
證書 (單元:策略績效管理備試班)
COURSE CODE 33C123401 FEES $9,900 ENQUIRY 2867-8487
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Strategic Performance Management)

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [6])
Enrolment Method

Please click here for online enrolment.