Certificate for Module (Research Methods) (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Business Management, Data Science courses
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Certificate for Module (Research Methods)
證書(單元 :研究方法)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
MS124A
Application Code
1885-MS124A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Next intake(s)
May 2022
Duration
3 months to 4 months
Language
English
Course Fee
HKD$6,500
How to Apply
Deadline on 30 Apr 2021 (Fri)
Enquiries
2910 7610
2861 0278

This programme aims to equip students with the skills to conduct qualitative and quantitative research and develop a research proposal. Emphasis is given on the writing and dissemination of research. This will prepare students to pursue their own individual research on a topic relevant to their study.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the programme, students should be able to

1. Formulate a research problem;

2. Compare and evaluate different methods for collecting qualitative and quantitative data;

3. Evaluate the relevant qualitative and quantitative data in the field of business management;

4. Select and justify an appropriate research methodology for acquiring data in research; and

5. Write a business context research proposal.

In this 39 hours programme, the following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of research
  • Research methods
  • Data analysis in a business context
  • Writing and presenting a research proposal for business

Award

Upon passing of all the continuous assessment, students will be awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE the “Certificate for Module (Research Methods)”.

 

Application Code 1885-MS124A -

Duration
  • 13 meeting(s)
  • 3 hours per meeting

Student Duration and teaching mode

Part-time programme: Face-to-Face lecture

13 lectures: weekdays (7 - 10 pm) OR weekends (2 - 5 pm)

Study duration: 3-4 months (39 hours)

The medium of instruction: English

Assessment

- 70% Attendance Requirement

- Coursework (Individual Research Proposal & Presentation)

Applicant shall:

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree awards by a recognized institution; OR
  2. hold a professional qualification in a relevant discipline and three years of full-time work experience at senior managerial level in related industries.

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

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

v.     equivalent qualifications.

*Applicants not meeting the standard set of criteria for admission will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 HKD$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HKD$6,500
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Research Methods (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management)
COURSE CODE 33Z128253 FEES $6,500 ENQUIRY 2910-7610
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.

Certificate for Module (Research Methods)

  • 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.

Notes

  • 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. 
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