Advanced Diploma in Secretarial and Administrative Studies



The Advanced Diploma in Secretarial and Administrative Studies programme is designed to prepare secretaries for advancement in secretarial administration and management. This programme provides education and training in business subjects to meet the growing demands of the business sector and reflects the changes in modern office management.

Programe Structure

This programme can be completed in ten months. It consists of seven modules, with an advanced diploma being awarded upon successful completion of the whole programme. This programme must be taken in sequence and the maximum time to complete the programme is two and a half years.

First Term
  1. Business Communication
  2. Office Administration
  3. Introduction to Marketing
Second Term
  1. Management Skills
  2. Human Resource Management
  3. Company Secretarial Practice
  4. Management Report

Language Medium

Cantonese (supplemented with English)


HK$ 18,610  (to be paid in 8 monthly instalments; HK$2172.5 is First Instalment & due at the time of application) (i.e. HK$657.5 x 3 modules + HK$200 application fee)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must:

  • be secondary school graduates; AND
  • possess 2 or more years of secretarial experience; AND
  • have a reasonable command of the English language

Application Period

This programme commences in April and October each year, and the application deadline is normally two weeks prior to commencement date.

Advancement Path

Master Degrees
1. MBA (Reg. 210545) (15 months)
via Graduate Diploma of Management (Reg. 211318) (15 months)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Australia

2. MBA (Reg. 252455) (18 months, Chinese / English Class)
Glyndŵr University, UK

3. MBA (International Business) (Reg. 252208) (18 months)
University of Greenwich, UK
Bachelor Degrees
1. BA (Hons) Business Studies (Reg. 252020) (1 year)
University of Greenwich, UK

2. BA (Hons) (1 year)
- International Business (Reg. 251922)
- Human Resource Management (Reg. 251921)
- Marketing Management (Reg. 251923)
- Global Business and Logistics Management (Reg. 251920)
University of Huddersfield, UK

3. BA (Hons) (3 years, Chinese / English Class)
- Accounting and Finance (Reg. 252452)
- Business (Reg. 252451)
Glyndŵr University, UK
Advanced Diploma in Secretarial and Administrative Studies (10 months)
Applications for exemptions for up to 2 modules of the programme are welcome and they will be considered by the HKMA Academic Committee whose decision is final.

Admission is on a competitive and individual basis entirely at the discretion of the respective universities. Admission criteria and procedures are set by them and are subject to change without prior notice. The Association does not give any warranty and will not accept any liability regarding the above.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.


Ms Diana Li: 2774 8552
Mr SH So: 2774 8550
Fax: 2365 1000

General Enquiry Hotline:
2774 8500 OR 2774 8501