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Business Administration Discipline
Self-financed Programmes

Higher Diploma in Corporate Administration

Programme code BA124008

The following section presents the programme information offered in September 2018. Information of programmes to be offered in academic year 2019/20 will be announced in late November 2018.
Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
IVE (Tsing Yi)
Entrance Requirements
Five HKDSE subjects at Level 2 or above, including English Language and Chinese Language; OR VTC Foundation Diploma (Level 3) / Diploma of Foundation Studies; OR VTC Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education; OR Yi Jin Diploma / Diploma Yi Jin; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  3. Holders of Diploma in Vocational Education / Diploma of Vocational Education (DVE) award upon successful completion of prescribed modules are eligible to apply for Higher Diploma Programmes.
  4. Applicants may be required to attend an interview.
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with the necessary technical and professional knowledge and skills in company and financial administration and secretarial practices at para-professional level, blending theoretical knowledge and practical application. At completion, graduates are able to help organizations handle day-to-day operations such as registration of new companies, organising board meetings and assisting in formulating corporate policies and advising on business sustainability.
This programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Career Prospects
Graduates can pursue careers such as company and financial administrators, and company secretaries and positions in related areas both in private and public sectors. These positions include : Assistant Company Secretary, Company Secretarial Officer, Administrative Assistant, Administration Officer, Legal Clerk, Legal Secretary, and Financial or Accounting Assistants, etc.
Graduates can apply for top-up degree programmes offered by local and overseas universities or receive exemptions from them. In particular, graduates can apply for admission to the following programmes jointly run by School for Higher and Professional Education (SHAPE) and universities :
  1. Sheffield Hallam University, UK : BA (Hons) Business Management#
  2. Coventry University, UK : BA (Hons) Business Administration#
  3. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK : BA (Hons) International Business Management#
  4. University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK : BA (Hons) Business (with Law)#
  5. The Open University of Hong Kong : BBA(Hons) in Professional Accounting

# It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead. Please refer to the corresponding programme page in the website of SHAPE for the registered course no.
Professional Recognition
Graduates are eligible for obtaining partial exemption from the qualifying examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme title, content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.