Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Merchandising Management
- A Professional Purchasing Course


Purchasing has long been an important function for serving your organization`s need. Coupled with the fact that Hong Kong has increasingly become more important as an international sourcing, buying and merchandising centre, both purchasing and merchandising functions demand prudent, skillful administration. Since the dollar amounts involved are usually substantial, efficiency and effectiveness in purchasing and merchandising afford opportunities for making important savings, generating vast income or avoiding serious waste and loss. The Association has specifically designed this Purchasing and Merchandising diploma course to provides professional purchasing knowledge for executives.

Programme Structure

This Purchasing and Merchandising diploma course can be completed in ten months. It consists of seven modules, with a diploma to be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

  • Purchasing and Merchandising Essentials
  • Purchasing Policies and Systems
  • Budget and Cost Management
  • Information Technology and Purchasing
  • Logistics Management
  • Law of Buying and Selling of Goods
  • Management Report

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes

CEF Course Title:
Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Merchandising Management
CEF Course Code: 25F00491-1

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 (supplemented with English)


HK$ 21,060  (total) (HK$2,980 each module) - payable by 4 instalments per term
First Term: 1st instalment (HK$745 x 3 modules + HK$200 Application Fee = HK$2,435)

Entry Requirements

Applicants must

  • be secondary school graduates (F.5); AND
  • possess 2 or more years working experience; AND
  • have a reasonable command of written and spoken English

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

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

3. BA (Hons) (3 years, Chinese / English Class)
- Business (Reg. 252613)
- Accounting and Finance (Reg. 252612)
Glyndŵr University, UK
Professional Diploma in Purchasing and Merchandising 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.

Information of Exemption

Applicants who have completed equivalent modules in the programmes offered by HKMA or other institutions may apply for exemptions for up to 2 modules.

Examples of HKMA Certificate Courses Eligible for Exemption

  1. Certificate Course on Import/Export and Logistics Practices
  2. Certificate Course on Logistics Management
  3. Certificate Course on Purchasing and Supply Management

Timetable & Venue


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Application Period

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


HKMA Li Ka-shing College of Professional & Continuing Education
8 Hoi Wang Road, Mongkok (West) KOWLOON

Ms Ivy Cheung: 2774 8514
Mr Ronnie Chan: 2774 8526
Fax: 2365 1000

General Enquiry Hotline:
2774 8500 OR 2774 8501