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Preparatory Course for Global MBA: Innovation and Change

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Start Date
To be advised
2 years
Course Fee
HK$8800 per module

This MBA (Master of Businss Administration) preparatory course aims to provide tuition support to students for studying the Global MBA, University of London (UOL), Academic Direction: Queen Mary.

University of London (UOL) UOL

Academic Direction: Queen Mary

This MBA programme provides students with an opportunity to develop and apply master's level knowledge, understanding and skills within management, leadership, innovation & entrepreneurship content.

Key Features:

  1. Flexible Online Study plus Face-to-Face Lectures taught by local experts.
  2. Queen Mary ranked 14th in the UK according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018; ranked 121st in the world; ranked 11th overall in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) rankings in 2014.
  3. Good value for resources: 1-2 years duration of study; maximum tuition fees  around HK$210,000 in total.
  4. Exemptions for CIMA and ACCA members of up to 5 modules (total 11 course modules).
  5. Accreditation from Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Students can ever gain Chartered Manager status through the MBA.
  6. Global University of London community of more than 100,000 alumni from 180 countries.

Preparatory Course for Global MBA

Each preparatory course is of 16 hours with an aim to provide tuition support to students for studying the Global MBA. Comprehensive online learning material is to be provided by UoL and this preparatory course will provide the essential face-to-face tuition teaching support.

Application Code 1780-1891NW -

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Programme Structure

The Global MBA equips you with a well-informed understanding of the pressures and challenges facing today’s global business leaders, whilst enabling you to implement cutting-edge approaches to management that will ensure success in your future roles.

To complete the MBA, you will need:

  • Six core MBA modules
  • Four elective modules 
  • A Strategic Project 

The Core Modules

  1. Accounting and Finance
  2. Economics for Managers
  3. Marketing for Managers
  4. Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
  5. Strategic Management
  6. Successful Leadership

To achieve the general MBA, you will have to pass these six modules, any four elective modules, and the Strategic Project.

Specialist Pathways

  • MBA (Entrepreneurship & Innovation)
  • MBA (Leadership)

Elective Specialism (“Entrepreneurship & Innovation”)

  1. Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship
  2. Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity
  3. Entrepreneurial Marketing
  4. Innovation and Change
  5. Strategic Project: “Entrepreneurship and Innovation” Specialism

Elective Specialism (“Leadership”)

  1. Leadership and Management Models
  2. Leadership, Transformation, and Organizational Change
  3. Negotiation and Conflict Management
  4. Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making
  5. Strategic Project: “Leadership” Specialism

To gain a specialist MBA, you will need to complete the six core modules, plus four elective modules, at least three of which must be from your chosen specialist area, plus the Strategic Project (also in your chosen specialist area).

Application for this Global MBA programme with UoL

Applicants must submit an application in line with the procedures and deadlines set out on UoL's website.

Innovation and Change





Lecture 1

16 May 2020


9:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Lecture 2

13 Jun 2020


9:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Lecture 3

11 Jul 2020


9:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

Lecture 4

15 Aug 2020


9:30 a.m.  – 1:30 p.m.

*The above offering schedule is subject to change without prior notice.
   Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School. 


  • Contact hour for each preparatory course: 16 hours spanning over 4 weeks

Non-Local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

HKUSPACE Preparatory Courses Requirement: 

No specific requirement. Students are welcome to enroll.

University of London Global MBA Requirement:

To apply for Global MBA, applicants must first register with UoL as students of this MBA programme and enroll in the relevant module(s).

Entry Requirements of this Global MBA programme

  1. Academic Requirements

For direct access (Entry Route 1), applicant will need the following:

  • A second-class honours bachelor degree or equivalent from an acceptable institution.
  • Three years’ work experience in a managerial role (within the past five years).

UoL accept qualifications from around the world. If you have an appropriate professional award rather than a degree, UoL will consider this on an individual basis.

If applicant meets only one of these requirements, applicant can apply to join the programme via Entry Route 2.

Under this route, applicant completes University of London Online Course (about 125 hours of study), complete registration, and then take two set core modules before applicant continue to the main programme.

  1. English Language Requirements

Applicant needs a high standard of English to study this programme. Applicant will meet UoL language requirements if applicant has achieved one of the following within the past three years:

  • IELTS: at least 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in the written test.
  • TOEFL iBT: at least 92 overall, with 22+ in reading and writing and 20+ in speaking and listening.
  • Pearson Test (Academic): at least 59 overall, with 59+ in reading and writing and 54+ in speaking and listening.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (grade C or above).

Alternatively, applicant may satisfy the language requirements if you have at least 18 months of education or work experience conducted in English.

Course Fee
  • Course Fee : HK$8800 per module (Fees are reviewed annually and subject to change without prior notice. Mounting of each course is subject to sufficient enrolment and solely at the discretion of the School)
  • (Additional Costs - You will also need to budget for:)
  • (1. Course Fee for University of London: Details please visit
  • (2. Exams: exam centres charge a fee for hosting your exams)

The University of London Global MBA is recognised by Chartered Management Institute (CMI), ensuring that your qualification adds significant value to your career prospects.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

CMI (Chartered Management Institute) promotes the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. It is the only organisation that awards Chartered Manager status, the hallmark of any professional manager.

The core modules and project of the Global MBA meet the requirements of the CMI’s Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership. Upon successful completion of the MBA, you will also receive this Diploma.

Chartered Manager (CMgr)

If you have at least three years of relevant work experience, you can even gain Chartered Manager status through the MBA.

Application Form Application Form

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

    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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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

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.
University of London (UOL) UOL

The University of London (UoL), one of the oldest and largest universities in U.K., was established in 1836 by Royal Charter. The University is a federation of 19 self-governing Colleges together with a range of central academic activities. Its International Programmes allow students to undertake their studies outside London. The University stresses that the standard of the degree to ALL of its students, wherever they are studying, is the same. With effect from September 2009, HKU SPACE is an Affiliate Centre of the University of London in Hong Kong. This is to recognize that HKU SPACE has demonstrated a sustained commitment to developing high standard in respect of teaching, support and administration.

Academic Direction: Queen Mary

One of the UK’s leading universities, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), provides academic direction and study support for the Global MBA. Queen Mary is responsible for the assessment of your degree. Queen Mary is one of the largest constituent colleges of the University of London, with 20,260 students from more than 150 countries. A member of the prestigious Russell Group, QMUL works across the humanities and social sciences, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering, with inspirational teaching directly informed by its research. In the most recent assessment of research quality, the university was ranked ninth in the UK.