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Accounting & Finance Investment Management

Certificate for Module (Private Equity and IPO)
證書 (單元 : 私募基金及首次公開招股)

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
To be advised
30 hours
Course Fee
Deadline on 29 Mar 2024 (Fri)
2867 8476
2861 0278
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Newly launched Private Equity and IPO programme in April 2024!! Grab the opportunity and do not miss the class!! Students entering HKU SPACE Learning Centres will be required to use the LeaveHomeSafe app for access.


The Certificate for Module (Private Equity and IPO) aims to provide students with essential knowledge in Private Equity markets and Initial Public Offering (IPO). It will discuss various issues such as the development of Private Equity markets and IPO in different regions; the structuring and executing Private Equity and IPO; the considerations and processes involved in Private Equity and IPO transactions, updated legal and regulatory development in Hong Kong. Real-life cases will also be discussed. After completing the programme, students can understand the processes and contemporary issues related to Private Equity and IPO.

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. explain the operation of the Private Equity markets and IPO;
  2. discuss the considerations and processes involved in executing Private Equity and IPO transactions;
  3. critically analyse the legal and regulatory developments of Private Equity and IPO in Hong Kong;
  4. analyse Private Equity and IPO from the perspectives of the users and the investors.

Programme Details

The 30 hours programme will discuss the following,

  1. Introduction to Private Equity
  2. Private Equity Fund Cycle
  3. Establishing a Private Equity Fund
  4. Private Equity as an Asset Class
  5. Introduction to IPO in Hong Kong
  6. IPO Listing Rules
  7. IPO Preparation
  8. Post-IPO


Class exercise and One Individual project including PowerPoint Presentation with 1,000 words written essay


On successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded within HKU System through HKU SPACE a Certificate for Module (Private Equity and IPO).


Application Code 2180-FN075A Apply Online Now
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
  • Hong Kong Island Campus

Class Details

April 2024 Class

Lecture Date Time
1 13-4-2024 (Sat) 10:00 -13:00, 14:30-17:30
2 20-4-2024 (Sat) 10:00 -13:00, 14:30-17:30
3 27-4-2024 (Sat) 10:00 -13:00, 14:30-17:30
4 4-5-2024 (Sat) 10:00 -13:00, 14:30-17:30
5 11-5-2024 (Sat) 10:00 -13:00, 14:30-17:30


Application Fee


Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$9000

Entry Requirements

Applicants shall hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

i.              an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or

ii.             a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

iii.            HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; or

iv.            HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or

v.             equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Teacher Profile:

Mr. Jason Fong is a seasoned investment professional who has experience in ventures, MNCs, and private equity firm and managed projects of initial public offering, merger and acquisition, financial advisory, restructuring, direct investment, debt fund raising, and equity fund raising.

He earned a M.S. in engineering enterprise management from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a M.S.Sc in corporate communication from Chinese University of Hong Kong, and a B.S. degree summa cum laude in business administration from San Francisco State University. He is a chartered financial analyst, financial risk manager and project management professional.




  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Certificate for Module (Private Equity and IPO)
證書 (單元 : 私募基金及首次公開招股)
COURSE CODE 33C137445 FEES $9,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8476
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 (Private Equity and IPO)

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


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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.