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General Management

Advanced Diploma Programme in Management for Business Excellence

Course No. : 221-633400-01|Start Date : 29/07/2022

Admission Requirements

(1) have a degree and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience; or
(2) have a post-secondary certificate or diploma with 3 years of relevant working experience; or
(3) be at least 23 years old with 5 years of relevant working experience.

Language Used

Classes will be conducted in Cantonese, supplemented with English. Learning materials and assessments will be in English.

Total Hours

200 hour(s)


Tuesday and Friday

* The School reserves the right to alter the time and place of class due to unforeseen circumstances.


Tsim Sha Tsui Learning Centre

Start Date



7:00pm - 9:30pm

Application Fee


Tuition Fee

1) Application Fee: HK$150 (Non-refundable and non-transferable)
2) The total tuition fee: HK$35,600*

1st installment: HKD$ 17,800 (pay with application for enrollment submission)
2nd installment: HKD$17,800 (pay before the commencement of the 5th Module)


Advanced Diploma / Professional Diploma

QF Level


QR Registration No.


QR Registration Validity Period

05/05/2008 - Ongoing

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

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Closing Date for Application



This programme is designed to integrate this type of business excellence models with the latest management systems covering quality, environmental, safety and human resources. Meanwhile, the programme also introduces the famous business breakthrough improvement technique - the Six Sigma and Lean framework. Participants who complete the programme will be able to customise integrated management systems for their organisation which embedded with the business excellence practices. Participants also learn the most effective six sigma and lean methodologies that lead to world-class performance for their organisation.

Learning Outcomes

Participants who complete this programme will be able to:
- Identify gaps between their own organization and the business excellence models and suggest improvement initiatives that lead to world-class organization;
- Establish and integrated management system that meets the quality, environmental, health and safety requirements;
- Apply effective six sigma techniques for breakthrough improvement; and
- Pass the professional examinations on Six Sigma Green Belt

Programme Structure

The Programme comprises of 8 modules with a total of 200 contact hours. Participants may normally complete the programme in 14 -15 months on part-time basis.

1. Principles and Models of Business Excellence (25 hours)
2. Principles and Techniques of Quality Management (25 hours)
3. Six Sigma Techniques (25 hours)
4. Strategies and Performance Management (25 hours)
5. Environmental, Quality, Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (25 hours)
6. Supply Chain Quality Management (25 hours)
7. Service Quality and Management (25 hours)
8. Organisational & Human Resource Quality (25 hours)

Professional Recognition

Students who complete and pass Module 3 - Six Sigma Techniques, and have attendance of at least 70% can apply for professional registration title with Six Sigma Institute (SSI) as "Registered Green Belt-Service", denoted as RSSGB.

Students who complete and pass Module 8 - Organizational & Human Resource Quality, and meet the examination requirement for Lean Leader and have attendance of at least 70% can apply for professional registration title with Six Sigma Institute (SSI) as "Registered Lean Leader", denoted as RLL.

Application Procedures

A) Online enrollment:

Please submit your application via online. Upon the completion of online enrollment, please send the following documents to scs-bus@cuhk.edu.hk
1. Photocopies of academic qualifications (i.e. transcript & certificate)*;
2. Photocopies of proof of working experience, if applicable (e.g. reference letter or employment letter)*;

B) Enrollment by paper form:

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:
1. A duly completed "Enrolment Form for Award-bearing Programmes";
2. Photocopies of academic qualifications (i.e. transcript & certificate)*;
3. Photocopies of proof of working experience, if applicable (e.g. reference letter or employment letter)*;
4. Application Fee of $150 (please refer to "Part B- Methods of Payment" listed in the Enrollment Form);

Please send to any one of our School's Enrolment Centres in-person; OR
send to our Programme Team's office by POST

6/F, Railway Plaza, 39 Chatham Road South,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
(Attn :Business & Management Programme Team, for the application of Advanced Diploma Programme in Management for Business Excellence)

Exemption Policy

Exemptions may be granted for a module at the discretion of our School if the applicant has successfully completed a module of equivalent content and standard at a recognized tertiary institution or through a professional examination. The application fee is HK$500 per module (an administrative fee of HK$200 included).
For those who would like to apply for course exemption, please submit "Application Form for Course Exemption or Advanced Standing" and supporting documents (i.e. full syllabus and transcripts) for exemption evaluation, if applicable. Application for Course Exemption must be applied before the commencement of the programme. Late application will not be accepted.
The application fee with the deduction of an administrative fee shall be refunded to the applicant for any unsuccessful application. The final decision with regard to exemption rests with the School.

Advanced Diploma Programme in Management for Business Excellence - maximum of 2 exemptions may be given.

Six Sigma Institute & Academy of Research and Management

Six Sigma Institute (SSI) is an independent institute of Hong Kong Quality Management Association (HKQMA). Its primary objective is to accredit Six Sigma professionals with recognised knowledge and skills in this application science. SSI aims to work closely with consultants, training institutions and other professional bodies in promoting the theory and application of Six Sigma methodologies through training, examinations and registration of six sigma professionals.
Academy of Research and Management (ARM) is an affiliate of Hong Kong Quality Management Association (HKQMA), a non-profit-making professional body. It is engaged in extensive research and development in the areas of management and higher degree research materials, services and new learning tools to meet the continuous demand in Hong Kong and Mainland China.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level 4).
Course Code: 33F117410

For enquiry about the reimbursement of Continuing Education Fund (CEF), please contact the office of CEF at 3142 2277 or visit the website via https://www.wfsfaa.gov.hk/cef/tc/index.htm