Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Accounting, Risk Management courses
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Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics
商業法證深造證書

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
AC053A
Application Code
1770-AC053A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
Feb 2020, June 2020
Duration
0.5 years to 1.5 years
Language
English
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Deadline on 15 Jan 2020 (Wed)
Enquiries
2867 8474 / 2867 8314
2861 0278
Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics, students could articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management (Pgdip ERM) and could apply for exemption of all three modules.  In other words, students would be awarded with Pgcert in Business Forensics and PgDip in Enterprise Risk Management by completing 6 modules.

Pgdip ERM graduates who have completed the pre-requisite modules, would be exempted 120 credits and only need to study the module of ‘Research Methods’ and also submit a 12,000-word dissertation to attain the award of "MSc Risk Management" by Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).

Forensic Accounting is an emerging area in accounting profession, showing that there are students’ needs to equip themselves with the knowledge for further career advancement. The programme structure would be more enhanced and comprehensive if it includes the IT course and also the course of internal controls;  'Information Technology Safety and Frauds Prevention' focuses on digital forensic from the management perspective whereas 'Internal Controls-Concepts and Issues' reviews the internal operations.

It is a coherent, relevant and practical programme which equips student with knowledge and skills in forensic accounting, IT forensics and operational internal Controls.

 

Programme Objectives

This programme equips students with accounting knowledge, IT and investigation skills so that they would be able to analyse the financial statement, prevent computer hacking and safeguard the company from fraud incidents.

Programme Structure

The course consists of 3 subjects: 
  1. Forensic Accounting
  2. Information Technology Safety and Frauds Prevention 
  3. Internal Controls – Concepts and Issues 

Forensic Accounting  is an emerging area in accounting profession, showing that there are students’ needs to equip themselves with the knowledge for further career advancement.

The programme structure would be more enhanced and comprehensive if it includes the IT course and also the course of internal controls;  Information Technology Safety and Frauds Prevention focuses on digital forensic from the management perspective whereas Internal Controls-Concepts and Issues reviews the internal operations. 

Medium of Instruction

  • English (Supplemented with Cantonese)

Exemptions

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics programme, students could articulate to the Postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Risk Management and could apply for exemption of up to three modules. 

 

Application Code 1770-AC053A Apply Online Now
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Duration
  • 6 months - 1.5 years

Course Schedule


2020 Feb Intake

Module Name

Start Date*

Time*

Venue

Information technology Safety and Frauds Prevention

 1 Feb 2020 (Saturday)

14:00-18:00

HK Island

Notes: * The venue, time and date arrangements are subject to final confirmation,  HKU SPACE reserves the right to make changes at any time without notice. 

2020 June Intake

- Forensic Accounting

Applicants should: 

  1. hold a bachelor’s degree in any discipline awarded by a recognized university; AND
  2. provide evidence of English proficiency (if the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English) such as:
    • an overall band of 6.0 with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; or
    • a score of 550 in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 in the computer-            based TOEFL, or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL; or
    • HKALE Use of English at Grade E; or 
    • HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3; or
    • other equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$24,000 per programme (for 3 modules)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Internal Controls - Concepts and Issues (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z104702 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
Forensic Accounting (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z104710 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
Information Technology Safety and Frauds Prevention (Module from Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics)
COURSE CODE 33Z104729 FEES $8,000 ENQUIRY 2867-8474
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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Business Forensics

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

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Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  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 http://www.ppshk.com.

    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.

Notes

  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.