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What will I learn?

The mission of the MSc in Corporate Governance and Compliance is to provide specialized training and practical knowledge to prepare directors, company secretaries and compliance professionals for strengthening the sustainability and accountability of their organizations. The School of Business aims to achieve all that with an expert teaching team and innovative curriculum.

Students will receive an all-rounded education in corporate governance to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex regulatory environment and ever-rising expectation of shareholders and stakeholders.

The programme contains 8 core courses and 2 electives. It is available in both full time and part time modes to suit individual study preference. Qualified applicants who are interested in corporate governance of commercial companies and NGO are welcome.

Graduates of the Programme are eligible to apply for full exemption from the examination requirements of The Chartered Governance Institute (formerly The Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators or ICSA) and The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).

Learning Goals

Governance and Compliance

To solve complex governance and compliance problem with a sound understanding of relevant law and regulations / stakeholders’ expectations / international best practices.

Critical analysis

To analyse critically the information required to executive the functions of corporate administration and compliance management effectively.

Judgement, solutions, integrity

To formulate independent judgement and innovative solutions to resolve governance and compliance problems with the standards that uphold professional integrity.

Effective communications

To communicate effectively in team, orally, and through writing for implementing corporate governance practices and fulfilling regulatory requirements.

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$172,500.00 (17,52,336) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2023

More details

Start date

September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus,

34 Renfrew Road,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Bachelor degree from a recognized university, or equivalent. Although a bachelor degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite for admission, the applicant is expected to possess the knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with some training in mathematics (especially in calculus and linear algebra) and statistics. Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. This can be fulfilled by obtaining a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; or a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; OR other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

To qualify for admission, applicants shall normally meet the following requirements:

A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised university or comparable institution, or an equivalent qualification (such as a recognised professional qualification in accounting or finance).

If English was not the medium of instruction for undergraduate studies, applicants should possess evidence of good English of proficiency.

1. a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based); or
2. IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.5; or
3. an equivalent score on a comparable test.

Applicants are preferably with three years of relevant work experience.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

HKBU School of Business is accredited by three of the world’s leading accreditation bodies – the AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

  • One of the oldest publicly funded schools in Hong Kong
  • Ranked in the top 25 Asia-Pacific business schools 2018
  • Partnerships with leading global universities
  • Has produced 20,000+ alumni

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