Professional Diploma for Company Secretaries


The work of a Company Secretary includes not only administrative duties, but also ensuring the compliance with regulation requirements and advising the directors on good corporate governance. The Diploma aims to equip participants with the competency to perform the demanding tasks by providing the professional knowledge and key skills essential to a Company Secretary, as well as opportunities to share practical experience and exchange ideas.

This programme is suitable for not only executives who are already taking up the responsibilities of a Company Secretary, but also those who are pursuing a career in the field of corporate administration and seeking advancement on a management level.

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

Advancement Path

Master's Degrees
1. MBA (Reg. 210545)
Articulation via successful completion of Graduate Diploma of Management (Reg. 211318) (2.5 years)
Macquarie University Graduate School of Management, Australia

2. MBA(Reg. 252769) (18 months) (English / Chinese Class)
Glyndŵr University, UK

3. MBA (International Business) (Reg. 252208)
University of Greenwich, UK
4. MBA(Reg. 252735)
University of Wales Trinity Saint David, United Kingdom
Professional Diploma for Company Secretaries (12 months)
Applicants can apply for exemptions for up to 2 modules of the programme before the programme commences. Application will not be accepted after the course has commenced. For details, please contact the Customer Service Department on 2774-8500.

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.

Programe Structure
This programme can be completed in ten months. It consists of six modules, with a diploma being awarded upon successful completion of the course.

Hong Kong Company Law
Financial Accounting
Corporate Administration
Hong Kong Taxation
Media Management
Corporate Finance

Courses have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.
CEF Course Title:
Financial Accounting (A Module of Professional Diploma for Company Secretaries)
CEF Course Code: 23Z01490-6

Hong Kong Taxation (A Module of Professional Diploma for Company Secretaries)
CEF Course Code: 23Z01491-4

Corporate Finance (A Module of Professional Diploma for Company Secretaries)
CEF Course Code: 23Z01492-2
Students applying for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) should submit their applications directly to the Office of the CEF before the commencement of the programme. For details, please visit the website: or contact the CEF enquiry hotline: 3142 2277.

Language Medium

Cantonese (Teaching Materials in English)


Application fee: HK$200
Module fee: HK$3,680 each module(payable by 4 instalments)

Entry Requirements

Applicants should fulfil the following requirements:
1. hold a recognized academic degree or professional qualificaiton, and have at least 1 year of working experience; OR
2. be fully matriculated, and have at leaast 2 years of working experience; OR
3. be a secondary school graduate and have at least 3 years of working experience; AND
4. have a reasonable command of the English language


Ms Carol Chan: 2774 8506
Ms Grace Mo: 2774 8538
Fax: 2365 1000

General Enquiry Hotline:
2774 8500 OR 2774 8501