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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy - Full-time

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy - Full-time

Programme Code

84046 (Full-time)

Credits Required for Graduation

Minimum 72 credits plus 3 training credits depending on entrance qualification. Students fulfilling specific requirements may be granted credit transfer of up to 9 credits.

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Bosco YU

BBA, MSc, PhD, CPA(Aust.)

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Arison Woo

BBus, MBA, MSc, DBA, CPA(Aust.), CPA

Commencement Date

06 Sep 2021

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,625/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$2,885/ credit

Aims and Objectives

The Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy equips students with necessary professional knowledge and skills in various aspects of accounting and related disciplines for them to pursue careers in business and professional development.

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


Students from
Students from
disciplines ^
General University Requirements (GUR)9 – 189 – 18
2 Cluster Area Requirements (CAR) subjects (including 1
designated as China-related)+ , 3 credits each
1 Service Learning OR Free Elective subject 33
Up to 3 Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) subjects (2 in English & 1 in Chinese), 3 credits each

(for students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree LCR based on their prior sub-degree studies only)*
0 – 90 – 9
Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR)
(Please refer to the table below for details.)
6366 – 78
Foundation Up to 5 subjects, 3 credits each
(for students from non-business-related disciplines only)
Nil3 – 15
Compulsory#20 subjects, 3 credits each6060
Elective1 subject, 3 credits each33
Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
300 hours of work-based learning experience

(Relevant work experience accumulated during or after subdegree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE.
Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.)
3 training
3 training
Total72 – 81 
plus 3
training credits
75 – 96 
plus 3
training credits

Students from non-business-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Accounting/ Business) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 5 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before. 

Within these subjects, students need to fulfill the English and Chinese reading and writing requirements. 

Students’ fulfilment of LCR will be assessed based on their academic records of sub-degree studies. They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.


 Students who have completed studies relevant to specific subjects at equivalent level may be granted credit transfer for up to 9 credits on admission.

Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) 


Foundation (up to 5 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only)

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Statistical Data Analysis


Compulsory (all 20 subjects) 

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Financial Accounting  CEF
  • Auditing and Assurance 1
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Business Research Methods
  • Capstone Project
  • Chinese Language Communication for Business
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Finance  CEF
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Global Economic Environment
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework
  • Intermediate Accounting 1  CEF
  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Operations Management 
  • Strategic Management and Risk Governance  CEF
  • Workplace English for Business Students 


Elective* (any 1 subject) 

  • Auditing and Assurance 2
  • China Business Management
  • Financial Regulations and Compliance
  • Cross-Cultural Management 
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems Audit and Control
  • International Taxation
  • Marketing Management
  • Risk Management


Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.


This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy) of this module is recognised under the Qualification Framework (QF Level 5).

Entrance Requirement

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  Applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).

Professional Recognition

Students who have completed the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy programme will be eligible to:


The above professional bodies have the sole right to award exemptions.


External Programme Advisors:

  • Ivy CHEUNG, Partner of KPMG

  • Eugene LIU, Partner of RSM Nelson Wheeler

Career Prospects

Equipped with a broad base of accountancy and related knowledge, graduates are able to pursue careers in any private or public business sector, be it commerce or industry. This qualification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including accountancy, auditing, taxation, finance, management consultancy and other general management positions.

Student and Alumni Stories


Programme Leader

Dr Bosco YU

3746 0722

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Arison WOO

3746 0618


Programme Officer

Ms Sharon CHUNG

3746 0086

Administrative Assistant

Mr Kelvin TAM

3746 0039