Master of Corporate Governance
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 21047
Duration & Credit Requirement
3 for local students
6 for non-local students
HK$196,500 per programme (HK$6,550 per credit) for local students
HK$263,100 per programme (HK$8,770 per credit) for non-local students
Dr Sunny Sun
Dr Bruce Li
DBA, MPA, BSc(QS), PGDE, FCPA, FCA, FCS(PE), FCIS, MIHRM(HK), MCIArb(Mediation), AHKIArb, HKRFP
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 & Characteristics
The Master of Corporate Governance (MCG) programme aims to provide an educational pathway for business or business-related degree graduates to specialise in corporate governance. It equips corporate administrators, including chief executive officers, directors, financial controllers, treasurers, company secretaries and holders of other 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;
- Comprehend and appreciate management accounting controls, information systems, principles of organization and strategy theories and their application to corporate management;
- 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 and the corporate governance system of both Hong Kong and PRC companies; and
- Fulfil exemption requirements of relevant professional bodies, including the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA), and the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS).
Recognition & Prospects
Graduates of the programme may be eligible for full exemption from the qualifying programme of The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS). Subject to the fulfilments of the membership requirements of HKICS, they may apply for election to the membership for dual qualifications of Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional of The Chartered Governance Institute and HKICS. However, graduates of this programme who have registered with the HKICS on or after 1 November 2002 and have already attempted but failed any HKICS examination paper(s) should check with these professional bodies about exemption from those failed paper(s) even if they successfully graduate from this programme.
Graduates of the programme may also be eligible for professional examination exemption in respect of other professional bodies, such as ACCA, CPA(Australia), and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK).
- Students must complete 9 Compulsory Subjects (27 credits) and 1 Elective Subject (3 credits).
- A total of 30 credits is required for the Master of Corporate Governance award.
- Normally, students take two subjects in each of Semesters 1 and 2, and one subject in the Summer Term.
Year One (15 credits)
- Corporate Financial Accounting+
- Corporate Law+
- Corporate Taxation & Tax Planning+
- Organisation Management & Strategy+
- Managerial Accounting & Information Systems
Year Two (15 credits)
- Corporate Administration+
- Corporate Governance
- Corporate Finance & Policies
- Elective Subjects* (any one):
- Business Risk Management
- Securities Regulations & Practice
- Strategic China Tax Planning & Management
- Contemporary Issues in Corporate Governance
* Subject to the University’s minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects are offered each year. Registration is subject to the availability of quota. The School of Accounting and Finance reserves the right to revise or withdraw the offer of any subject.
+ These subjects of this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programme (Master of Corporate Governance) of these subjects is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level).
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at www.af.polyu.edu.hk/study/master-programmes/mcg.
- A Bachelor's or higher degree in a business or business-related discipline awarded by a recognised university, or other qualifications deemed equivalent by the Admissions Committee;
- To meet the minimum entrance requirements, applicants should have studied basic accounting and law or business law at the undergraduate level.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.
- Classes are normally scheduled on weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons.
Additional Documents Required
One A4-sized page at maximum
Transcript / Certificate
Copies of graduation certificate, official academic transcripts of studies and supporting document for the current/most recent employment are required.