Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, Human Capital Leadership courses
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Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

CEF Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
07 Dec 2021 (Tue)
1 year
Course Fee
HKD9,600 per module (Total: HKD48,000)

The programme aims at providing students with modern knowledge of management practices for innovation and entrepreneurship; growing talents with mission-driven entrepreneurship and innovation management competence; and inspiring students to leverage open innovation and collaboration for sustainable growth in knowledge economy.


On completion of the programme, students should be able to

  1. develop an innovative business with social impacts and unique differentiation from competitors;
  2. formulate a growth strategy with value marketing, intellectual assets and knowledge management; 
  3. identify key drivers of collaborative innovation with principled engagement, shared motivation and joint capacity; and
  4. deliver a solid business plan to launch new venture for entrepreneurial start-up and/or corporate project. 


Programme Structure

Students who complete the following modules 1 to 5 will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

Students who complete the following modules 2 to 4 will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Innovation Management within the HKU System through HKU SPACE.

Module 1: Start-Up and Venture Capital

Module 2: Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy

Module 3: Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management

Module 4: Open Innovation and Collaboration

Module 5: Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

Total Credits: 60

Total Contact Hours: 200

QF Level: 6

Assessment Methods

Each module will be assessed by coursework in combinations of group project presentations and/or individual assignments. For the modules of "Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy" and "Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management", there are 2-hour examinations.


Application Code 1940-MS107A -

Modules Description

Start-Up and Venture Capital

  • Overview for Entrepreneur
  • Elements to Start
  • Building Business Models
  • Product and Solution Design
  • Business Plan & Implementation
  • Financial Management

Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy

  • Leading Innovation with Strategy
  • Managing Innovation with Tactics
  • Marketing for Open Innovation
  • Reinventing Innovation Model
  • Innovating with Impacts: Case Studies

Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management

  • Essentials of Intellectual Property (IP)
  • IP Management for Innovation
  • Strategic Portfolio Management
  • Knowledge Transfer and Management

Open Innovation and Collaboration

  • Innovation Paradigm Shift
  • Project Management for Innovation  
  • Conflict Management for Collaboration
  • Collaborative Governance for Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking

  • Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice
  • Building Creative Enterprise
  • Entrepreneurial Creativity and Growth
  • Entrepreneurship with Social and Economic Impacts


2 terms every year.

Weekly Lectures, 2  - 3 modules per term, two terms in one year.

Weekdays (7 – 10pm) and Weekends (2:00 – 7:00pm).


Entry Requirements

Applicants should have:

a.     (i)    a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized institution; OR

        (ii)   a professional qualification in a relevant discipline and five years of full-time work experience at senior managerial level in related industries.


b.     a good command of English. 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 the 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 assessed on individual merit if she or he has at least 10 years of relevant working experience in entrepreneurship and/or innovation management.

Application Fee


Course Fee
  • HKD9,600 per module (Total: HKD48,000)

  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10130-7 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
Innovation and Commercialisation Strategy (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10131-5 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
Intellectual Property and Knowledge Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10132-3 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
Open Innovation and Collaboration (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10133-1 FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
Start-Up and Venture Capital (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management)
COURSE CODE 21Z10134-A FEES $9,600 ENQUIRY 2867-8318
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 Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management

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

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

Financial Assistance: HKU SPACE MasterCard (Bank of East Asia) - Cardholders can enjoy 10-month interest-free installments for payment of course fee and perpetual annual fee waiver.

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 HKUSPACE enrolment 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.

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.


  • 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.