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Entrance Year Sept 2024

Programme Code 21047

Mode of Study Mixed Mode

Normal Duration

1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)

Credits Required for Graduation


Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Non-Local Application Deadline 30 Apr 2024 * Early Round Application Deadline: 2023-11-16 Main Round Application Deadline: 2024-04-30

Programme Leaders

Programme Director

Dr Bruce LI


Note to Applicants

An incomplete application cannot be processed promptly and would reduce your chance of admission. Please complete all relevant fields on the application form and upload all necessary documents.

Aims and Characteristics


Programme Aims

The Master of Corporate Governance (MCG) programme aims to equip corporate administrators, including chief executive officers, directors, financial controllers, treasurers, company secretaries and holders of key corporate positions, with a sound knowledge of, and competency in corporate governance so that they can effectively participate in the planning, implementation and monitoring of corporate financial policies and strategies.

On completion of the MCG programme, graduates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of business ethics pertaining to various corporate governance issues;

  • Comprehend best practices in respect of corporate governance, as required to achieve higher standards of corporate behaviour;

  • Develop a critical law and regulation insight and appreciate the role of law and regulation in corporate governance;

  • Apply the corporate accounting and finance concepts and financial reporting practices in accounting and financial planning, control and decision making;

  • Explain and apply current Hong Kong taxation law and practices to advise on tax implications in corporate management and decision making;

  • Comprehend and appreciate the legal aspects involved in company matters, the corporate governance system and boardroom dynamics of both Hong Kong and PRC companies;

  • Explain and apply different approaches to advise stakeholders on the use of risk frameworks to appraise, evaluate and support risk management at the board, company and group levels; and

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the applications and implications of technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, etc. on various corporate governance issues.

Professional Recognition

Graduates of the programme may be eligible for full exemption from the qualifying programme of The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGI). Subject to the fulfilments of the membership requirements of HKCGI, they may apply for election to the membership for dual qualifications of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional of The Chartered Governance Institute and HKCGI.

CPA Australia provides a systematic way for members to enhance their finance and accounting knowledge and progress in their professional journeys through the CPA Program. Graduates of the program might be eligible for exemption from six Foundation Exams, enabling them to become Associate Members and start the CPA Program right away.

Message from Alumni

This programme equipped me with in-depth and professional knowledge about corporate governance and the role of a company secretary. It was a great learning platform for professional development.

CHAN Kwok Wai


As a non-financial background student, I took this programme to widen the scope of my knowledge and skills and to fulfil my needs. I am wholeheartedly grateful to all the professors for their devotion and guidance to me.

LAM Kit Calvina

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