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Accounting & Finance Investment Management

Fundamentals of Investment Banking

Course Code
FINA9310
Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
To be advised
Duration
5 weeks
Language
English
Course Fee
HK$7000 per module
How to Apply
Deadline on 20 Aug 2021 (Fri)
Enquiries
2867 8476
2861 0278
Accepting application for Aug 2021 intake!

This module is designed to provide students with an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business. It will cover the role and major functions of investment banks, review the strategic issues faced by investment banks, identify the process in which investment banks issues securities to the public, the deal process, risks of investment banks, the role of the underwriting syndicate and fee structure, and review the concepts of various corporate finance transactions, such as initial public offerings, as well as mergers & acquisitions.

The College of Business and Finance currently offers Investment Banking and Merger & Acquisition workshop series. Investment Banking and Merger & Acquisition workshop series provides an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business & merger and acquisition transactions. The series is particularly relevant to professionals who are engaged in corporate development, corporate finance, strategic planning, finance, business development functions within a commercial firm, and legal advisory.

This workshop series is designed for those who aspire to develop a career in investment banking, merchant banking, management consultancy,  and/or those who wish to enrich their understanding of the aforesaid industries. Students can choose to enrol in indiviual workshop listed below.

Investment Banking and Merger & Acquisition Workshop Series:
- Fundamentals of Investment Banking
- IPO, Private Equity & Hedge Funds    
- Business Valuation & Financing    
- Strategic Issues of Merger and Acquisition    
- Due Diligence, Tax and Accounting Issues in M&A

Students are required to meet the 70% attendance requirement and achieve 50% or above in the overall assessment. Students' performance in workshop shall be assessed both by continuous course work assignments (30%) and a final project (70%).

A Statement of Attendance will be issued to students who have achieved 70% of class attendance.
A Statement of Achievement will be issued to students who have achieved 70% of class attendance and achieved a passing grade in the overall assessment.
Statement of Attendance/ Achievement available witin 3 months after completion of the course.

Days / Time
  • Saturday, 1:00am - 7:00am
Duration
  • 30 hours per module
  • 5 meeting(s)
  • 6 hours per meeting
Venue

Fundamentals of Investment Banking

Overview:
This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the various aspects of the investment banking business. It will cover the role and major functions of investment banks, review the strategic issues faced by investment banks, identify the process in which investment banks issues securities to the public, the deal process, risks of investment banks, the role of the underwriting syndicate and fee structure, and review the concepts of various corporate finance transactions, such as initial public offerings, as well as mergers & acquisitions.

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  1. To critically review the role and major functions of investment banks;
  2. To critically review the strategic issues facing investment banks;
  3. To fully identify the process in which investment banks issue securities to the public, the deal process, risks of investment banks and role of the underwriting syndicate and fee structure;
  4. To fully identify the various methods for firms to raise financing in the capital market;
  5. To critically review the concepts of various corporate finance transactions, such as initial public offering, as well as mergers and acquisitions;
  6. To fully identify the various types of financial instruments associated with investment banking.

Fundamentals of Investment Banking​

Date

Time

Venue

28 Aug 2021

(Sat)

1300-1900

TBC

4 Sep 2021

(Sat)

1300-1900

TBC

11 Sep 2021

(Sat)

1300-1900

TBC

18 Sep 2021

(Sat)

1300-1900

TBC

25 Sep 2021

(Sat)

1300-1900

TBC

Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change and course commencement is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.

Applicants should:

  • hold a bachelor’s degree in the relevant discipline(s) awarded by a recognized university; or
  • hold relevant and recognized professional qualifications in related business area; and have at least three years of work experience in the relevant industry. Or
  • hold an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma or equivalent with at least 6 years of senior level work experience in the relevant industry is required.

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

Executives working in other relevant industries are most welcome to apply.

Application Fee

Free

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$7000 per module (Course fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice.)

Application Form 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.