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HKICS Programme Series - Big Data and Corporate Governance

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Deadline on 01 Nov 2019 (Fri)
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HKICS Programme Series – “Big Data and Corporate Governance” aims to target student members and existing members of HKICS  as well as those who are interested in understanding more on Big Data in the context of Corporate Governance. The students are not required to have prior knowledge in statistics and data analysis. Through studying this short course, students would be able to better understand the ethical issues of Big Data collection, relevant privacy protection, application of software in data analysis, challenges and opportunities using Big Data in corporate environment, and the updates on Big Data Governance.


This course aims to provide the students with better knowledge of Big Data in the context of Corporate Governance.  During the course, students would have the opportunity to better understand the Big Data handling process, the ethical issues of Big Data collection and privacy protection; data mining using statistical tools and methods; the Big Data challenges and opportunities; and the concepts of the Big Data governance as a corporate governance imperative.

  1. Big Data
  • Definition and classification of Big Data 
  • Big Data processing chain - data, database, data warehouse, data mining, data analytics, data visualisation
  • The Big Data analysis pipeline
  • Benefits of Big Data and Data Analytics
  • Softwares for data visualisation
  • Business and technology implications of Big Data

2.    Data Visualisation and fraud identification

  • Introducing application software and freeware 
  • Elementary graph and dashboard presentation
  • Data analytics and fraud identification

3.    Big Data Governance and Compliance  

  • Big Data governace and trends in corporate governance
  • Governance, risk and compliance: identification of data governance weakness
  • Management and storage of Big Data: cloud storage
  • Data storage compliance and government regulations for data retention
  • Key considerations in data storage and data compliance best practices  
  • Cloud storage management: benefits and challenges
  • Artificial Intelligence risks

Students will be required to submit one take-home written assignment.  


Upon successful completion of the programme, students who have submitted and passed the assignment with attendance no less than 70% will be awarded with Statement of Achievement.

Application Code 1745-4316NW Apply Online Now
Start Date 15 Sep 2019 (Sun)
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Days / Time
  • Saturday, 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m.
  • 24 hours per module
  • 4 meeting(s)
  • 6 hours per meeting
  • Any of the HKU SPACE’s Learning Centres in Hong Kong Island
  • Dr. Jag Kundi
  • Dr. Jag Kundi is a Hong Kong based scholar-practitioner active in the FinTech space. He acts as a Board Advisor, Mentor and Investor to high-growth businesses and start-ups covering digital currencies, tokenization and international contactless payment solutions. As a scholar, he has developed and taught academic and professional programs for HKU SPACE. His areas of expertise include FinTech, Blockchain, Big Data and Governance. He also acts as advisory role in other local and international institutions on this subject matter for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Lecture Date Time Venue
1 16 November 2019 (SAT) 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. TBC
2 23 November 2019 (SAT) 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. TBC
3 30 November 2019 (SAT) 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. TBC
4 7 December 2019 (SAT) 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m. & 2:00p.m.-5:00p.m. TBC

Remarks: Tentative timetable is subject to change without prior notice. Course offering is subject to sufficient enrollment numbers.

Noted: For this programme, students are required to prepare their own electronic devices.

Applicant shall be:

(i) be 21 years old or above; and

(ii) be either a Hong Kong citizen or have valid permit to study in Hong Kong.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$4,300 (non-refundable and course materials are included)
  • (*Course Fees are subject to change without prior notice)
  • 18 Enhanced Continuing Professional Development (ECPD) points will be accredited by HKICS for participants who have attained at least 75% of attendance. 
  • Application for HKICS’s ECPD points is subject to the related policy and requirements.
  • For more information, please contact HKICS at 2881 6177 or

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Enrolment Method

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  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted 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 write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.


  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. 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, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. 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 teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. 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.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, 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. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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