Executive Certificate in Fashion Buying and Merchandising - HKU SPACE: Retail, Fashion and Luxury Brand Management, Marketing Communications and Branding courses
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Executive Certificate in Fashion Buying and Merchandising

Course Code
Application Code
Study mode
Start Date
09 Jan 2021 (Sat)
1 month
Cantonese supplemented with materials in English
Course Fee
Application Fee : HK$150 (non-refundable)

Standard Course Fee : HK$6,800

Alumni Rate : HK$6,300
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Deadline on 20 Dec 2020 (Sun)
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This programme aims to enhance the skills for people working in the fashion industry in the areas of buying and/or merchandising. Participants will learn the structure of the global fashion market, segmentation, trend research, sourcing, range planning, visual communication, sales analysis and profit management.


The programme will be taught in part-time face-to-face mode. It consists of 30 hours of lectures and group presentation on weekends. Lecturer will use real case studies for discussion and analysis.  

Students will learn about the followings:

Lesson 1
  • Global fashion market and industry
  • Research on fashion retail business
Lesson 2
  • Introduction to fashion buying
  • Trend prediction and range planning
Lesson 3
  • Sales forecasting and planning
  • Merchandise planning
Lesson 4
  • Fashion buying and sourcing for different operations
  • Fashion buying calculation
Lesson 5
  • Buying plan and implementation
  • Group project presentation

Students will be assessed by one group project presentation (100%) which will be conducted in Cantonese.

Tutor: Miss Theresa Tse

Ms. Teresa Tse Profile

Lecturer Ms Theresa Tse has 20 years of significant experience in the development and management of fashion products, retail buying and retail business management. She has worked in well-known international brands such as Timberland and Levi's, responsible for product management for the Asia Pacific region. Since 2007, she has been focusing on product development and production of Hong Kong fashion retail brands and licensed brands. Recently, she has also worked for Hong Kong fashion retailers concentrating in buying and brand promotion.

Executive Certificate in Fashion Buying and Merchandising Apply Online Now
Application Code 1865-EP111A
Start Date 9 January 2021
Time 10:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.
Venue HKU SPACE Learning Centre (Hong Kong Island)
Tutor Ms Theresa Tse
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Tentative Timetable


Applicants shall hold:

  • a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university or equivalent; or
  •  an Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma or equivalent, and have at least 2 years of work experience; or
  • relevant professional qualifications (e.g. fashion buying, fashion merchandising, fashion marketing, and fashion retailing).

Applicants with other qualifications and substantial senior level work experience will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Application Fee : HK$150 (non-refundable)

    Standard Course Fee : HK$6,800

    Alumni Rate : HK$6,300

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Enrolment Method

All applicants are required to complete the application form and submit it with ONE set of the following supporting documents together with application fee of HK$150 to any of the HKUSPACEenrolment centres:

1.Certified true copies* of full educational certificates and transcripts;

2. Original / Certified true copies* of testimonials or other documentary proof of the applicant’s working experience;

3. Photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card#;

*Certified true copies: Original certificates and transcripts together with the copies are required to be presented to any HKUSPACE enrolment centres for verification.

#To study in Hong Kong, all non-local applicants are required to obtain a student visa issued by the Immigration Department of the HKSAR Government, except for those admitted to Hong Kong for employment or as dependants, who do not need prior approval before taking up part-time studies. It is the responsibility of individual applicants to make appropriate visa arrangements. Holding an acceptance letter to a HKU SPACE academic programme/course does not guarantee the issue of a student visa.

Payment Method

1. Cash or EPS
Only application fee can be paid by cash or EPS at any HKU SPACE enrolment counters.

2. Cheque or Bank Draft
Application fee and Course fees can be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to "HKU SPACE". Please specify the programme title(s) for application, student's name, and student card number (if applicable).

3. VISA/MasterCard
Applicants may also pay the Application fee and Course fees by VISA or MasterCard, including "HKU SPACE MasterCard", at any HKU SPACE enrolment centres.