The entire program comprises of five 32-hour courses, as listed in the following (please refer to Course Descriptions):
• GMAD001 Gaming Psychology
• GMAD002 Mathematics & Probability of Table Games: Casino Mathematics and Management
• GMAD003 Accounting for the Gaming Industry
• GMAD004 Introduction to SAS with Applications in the Gaming Industry
• GMAD005 Chinese Gambling Culture
• GMAD006 Strategic Management for the Casino Industry
Students may apply for course exemption. Applications must be submitted with supporting documents, e.g., course descriptions, academic records, study plans, etc. showing that the students have taken equivalent courses elsewhere. For any one student, only one course exemption might be granted.
Medium of Instruction
Cantonese is the principal teaching language, although for some courses other languages such as Mandarin or English could be used. All teaching materials are in English, with supplements in Chinese as deem necessary.
Applicants must meet either one of the following requirements:
• Diploma in Casino Management
• Bachelor Degree Holder or above
Award of Certificate/Diploma
Upon successful completion of each of these courses (attaining a “C+” or higher grade), an individual certificate of completion will be awarded. A program diploma will only be awarded when the candidate successfully completes any five courses (on average attaining a C+ or higher grade) within a period of three calendar years, starting from the first course he/she enrolls.
Application Fee and Tuition Fee
Application Fee：Mop100 (non refundable)
Diploma (for any 5 courses)：Mop17,500
GMAD001: Gaming Psychology
This is an introductory course to the Psychology of Gambling. The course covers the basics of psychological concepts and the current application of the studies of gambling behaviors. Implications of gambling as it unfolds in Macau and beyond will be explored. Course objectives include: 1) Describe the different concepts and psychological processes related to gambling behaviors; 2) Increased understanding of gambling from a behavioral science perspectives; 3) Familiar with the types and factors characteristic of problematic gamblers; 4) Explore the costs and benefits of gambling; and 5) Discuss case studies related gambling behaviors. The target participants are working professionals interested in gaming industry from a psychological perspective.
GMAD002: Mathematics & Probability of Table Games: Casino Mathematics and Management
This course is designed for students who are interested in application of probabilities, statistics and other quantitative methods in issues that arise in legal commercial industries, especially, in casino industry: table game analysis and design, promotion design and analysis, table management, slot analysis and management, etc.
GMAD003: Accounting for the Gaming Industry
This course will address systems, internal controls, tax considerations and governmental regulations that impact financial accounting in the gaming industry. Common practices and procedures in auditing and managerial accounting will be examined, as well as analysis of financial status and operating performance. Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will have learned:
- How to read financial statements of a casino company and basic knowledge and skills to present and disclose a casino company’s operating performance and financial status in financial statements;
- An understanding of casino auditing concepts and practice;
- How to calculate and analyze fundamental ratios and how ratios are used in financial analysis and in making business decisions for the gaming industry;
- Methods to evaluate casino-wide and departmental financial statements;
- Vocabulary associated with casino accounting, finance, and controls; and
- An understanding of internal controls, procedures, policies, and other regulations
GMAD004: Introduction to SAS with Applications in the Gaming Industry
To uncover the nexus between complex instruments, fast-growing markets and technological advances, knowledge of data analysis is indisputable. This course highlights of the key ingredients for data exploration and analysis. Topics include programming in SAS, data management, graphics, regressions (classical and with violations), limited responses and data mining, with numerical examples and applications in Finance and Marketing. This course required your solid background of statistics. Programming technique is a plus.
GMAD005: Chinese Gambling Culture
This course focuses on Chinese gambling culture and its implications to modern gaming businesses. Some of the topics covered include Chinese gambling history, basic psychology of Chinese gamblers, influence of religion on gamblers' values, media and gambling culture, role of external environment, and impact of gambling culture on society. Ultimately, students will gain a sound understanding of the world of Chinese gambling.
GMAD006: Strategic Management for the Casino Industry
This course focuses on how casino operators formulate, implement, and evaluate strategies to create competitive advantage. Students will learn how to integrate the different functional areas of business, identify strategic issues and design appropriate courses of action. This course is to provide a basic understanding of the nature and dynamics of strategy formulation and implement processes as they occur in complex organizations.