Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Marketing) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship courses
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Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Marketing)
證書 (單元:風險投資和創業營銷備試班)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
Oct 2021
6 months
Course Fee
HK$17,600 per programme
How to Apply
Deadline on 25 Sep 2021 (Sat)
2867 8318
2861 0278
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Venture capital has been the driving force behind some of the fastest growing sectors of today’s economy and is a significant source of investment with attractive growth prospects for innovative entrepreneurs. This programme is intended for those who are interested in learning how funding is obtained from venture capital firms by entrepreneurs and also how those working within the industry make and manage investments.

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

  1. Explain how venture capital varies across different parts of the world;
  2. Identify the role of venture capital in supporting the entrepreneurial process and company growth;     
  3. Explain the venture capital cycle and the structure of a venture capital fund and how the structure varies for businesses in different stages;
  4. Discuss the different market needs of big firms and SMEs and describe how marketing has changed in the 21st century;
  5. Examine entrepreneurship and the challenges of creating a new business; and
  6. Analyse the role innovation can play in developing a market strategy, and how marketing can guide the development of new products and services.


Part I: Venture Capital (VC)

  • The Venture Capital Circle
  • Investment Strategy & Deal Sourcing
  • Evaluation & Decision Making Process
  • The Entrepreneur’s Journey
  • Company Valuations
  • Deal Structuring
  • Post-Investment and Exit
  • Return Measurements & Performance Drivers
  • The Globalisation of the VC industry
  • The Impact of VC on Society

Part II: Entrepreneurial Marketing

  • Customer and competitor analysis
  • Entrepreneurial market opportunity analysis
  • Entrepreneurial marketing strategies 
  • The entrepreneurial marketing plan
  • Entrepreneurial pricing and distribution
  • Entrepreneurial promotion
  • Entrepreneurial products and services development
  • Entrepreneurial branding
  • Entrepreneurial social marketing


32 lecture hours. Classes will be held on weekends.


Coursework: Two 1,000 word assignments

Attendance Requirement

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 – Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Marketing)".

Application Code 1950-MS116A -

Applicants shall:

       1) be a current student of the University of London (Queen Mary) Global MBA programme;


       2) i) hold a second-class honours bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a recognized institution;


           ii) have three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five year).

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$17,600 per programme
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Preparatory Course - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Marketing)
證書 (單元:風險投資和創業營銷備試班)
COURSE CODE 33C124955 FEES $17,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
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 - Venture Capital and Entrepreneurial Marketing)

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

Application Form Download Application Form

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.