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What will I learn?

In response to an increasingly complex regulatory environment and ever-rising expectations of investors and stakeholders, the Master of Science in Corporate Governance and Compliance programme (Programme) provides specialised training and imparts practical knowledge to prepare directors (in particular, independent non-executive directors), company secretaries, and professionals in the related fields to strengthen sustainability and accountability of their organisations. This professionally recognized master degree can help our graduates undertake senior roles in their organisations, from management to boardroom.

Foundational courses will be provided in the beginning to develop students a good understanding in business operations and environment. Courses of different aspects in corporate governance will follow to offer students an in-depth knowledge and relevant professional skills. Emerging themes, including risk management and compliance, will be emphasized to strengthen the professional role on a day-to- day basis as well as the leadership role at the governance level on a long-term basis.

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

Applicants who are interested in corporate governance of commercial (listed and non-listed), public, charitable, and non-governmental organisations are welcome.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 30 units

  • Required Courses 24 units
  • Elective Courses 6 units

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Business

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$172,500.00 (17,45,068) per year
Application deadline

Expected March 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2022


Hong Kong Baptist University

Kowloon Tong,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should normally hold a Bachelor's degree for admission to a Taught Postgraduate degree programme; English Language Requirements: TOEFL - 550 (Paper-based), 79 (Internet-based); or IELTS (Academic): Overall Band at 6.5; or CET-6 (College English Test band 6): 450.

For international students

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).

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

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


Applicants are preferably with three years of relevant work experience.

Application Deadline: 31 Mar 2020

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


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