Professional Diploma in Estate and Services Management (PDE)


This estate and services management course is designed for middle to senior facility and property management executives.Upon completion of this diploma programme, participants should have an in-depth knowledge of estate management operations, laws related to real estate, building and fire services, property transaction, risk and financial management, HR management and labour laws, property environmental hygiene and cleaning management, property maintenance management, quality management and customer services.

Programme Structure

This programme will last for 10 months.It consists of seven modules and a management report. With the exception of the report, all modules will each run for 30 hours. The entire programme must be completed in two consecutive terms.

Designed for

  1. This diploma programme, which emphasizes practical use, is targeted at in-service executives in the sector of building and property management.
  2. Executives in other sectors who wish to start their careers in building and property management are welcomed to participate.
  3. Graduates of Diploma programmes will be recommended to join the Bachelor / Master degree programmes organized by the HKMA.Please refer to the Advancement Path for details.
First Term
1. Estate and Services Management
2. Property Environmental Hygiene and Cleaning Management
3. Estate Management
4. Property and Maintenance Management
Second Term
1. Advanced Estate Management
2. Supervisory Management
3. Management Report

Advancement Path

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

2. MBA (Marketing) (Reg. 212660) (2 years)
University of South Australia, Australia

3. MBA (Reg. 252769) (18 months, Assessed in English/ Chinese)
Glyndŵr University, UK

4. MBA (International Business) (Reg. 252208) (18 months)
University of Greenwich, UK

Bachelor Degrees
1. BA (Hons) Business Studies (1 year)
- Business Studies (Reg. 252020)
University of Greenwich, UK

2. BA (Hons) (1 year)
- International Business (Reg. 251922)
University of Huddersfield, UK

3. BA (Hons) (3 years, Assessed in English/ Chinese)
- Business (Reg. 252613)
- Accounting and Finance (Reg. 252612)
Glyndwr University, UK
Professional Diploma in Estate and Services Management
(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.


Applicants who have completed equivalent modules in the programmes offered by HKMA or other institutions may also apply for exemptions.Applications for exemptions for up to 2 modules of the diploma programme, crossed cheque (HK$250 per module for exemption.) made payable to The Hong Kong Management Association before the diploma programme commencement date.


  1. Certificate Course on Estate and Services Management
  2. Certificate Course on Estate Management
  3. Certificate Course on Property and Maintenance Management
  4. Advanced Certificate Course on Estate Management
  5. Certificate Course on Supervisory Management
  6. Certificate Course on Shopping Centre and Commercial Building Management
  7. Certificate Course on Club Management
  8. Certificate Course on Professional & Quality Customer Service Attitude and Skills Training
  9. Certificate Course on Engineering Management
  10. Certificate Course on Leadership and Decision Making Skills

A completed application form, together with copies of testimonials such as certificates and transcripts, must be submitted to the Secretariat before the course commencement date. Applications will not be accepted after.

Language Medium

Cantonese (supplement with Chinese Materials)


For course details:
General Enquiry & Enrollment
2774 8500 or 2774 8501

Member Fee

HK$ 14,400  (total) (HK$3,600 each module)
(First Term HK$3,600 x 4 modules + HK$200 application fee, Second Term HK$3,600 x 3 modules)

Non-member Fee

HK$ 15,600  (total) (HK$3,900 each module)
(First Term HK$3,900 x 4 modules + HK$200 application fee, Second Term HK$3,900 x 3 modules)

Entry Requirements

Secondary school graduates or equivalent;
With one or more years of working experience in the related field;
Prior consideration for applicants with recommendation letter from employers

Application Period

The programme commences in April, and the application deadline is 2 weeks prior to the commencement date.


For course details:
General Enquiry & Enrollment
2774 8500 or 2774 8501