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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy
會計學(榮譽)工商管理學士學位

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: JS3911

Faculty of Business
School of Accounting and Finance
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Fund Type Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications Yes

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Philip W.K. Chan
BScEcon(Hons), MPhil, DipIFR, FCCA, CPA

Assistant Programme Leaders

Raymond Chan
BBA, MBA, CFA

Dr Jia Angelia WANG
LL.D

Remarks

  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The credit requirements of this programme are indicative only. They are subject to review.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in summer or during semester time. The School provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialize in accounting. They are provided with an integrated academic foundation for careers as accountants with the required competencies, independence of mind, objectivity and ethical awareness.

 

Programme Characteristics

Class lectures and seminars are supplemented by web-based teaching to enhance communication and learning effectiveness. Students are able to download lecture notes or hold discussions with their peers and professors on PCs at any time.

 

At the same time, our highly qualified academic staff members share their business experiences with students. We place strong emphasis on mentorship, career development and placement, and students are able to apply what they have learnt in internships and summer employment.

 

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities, such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship, and overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges.

 

Each student who joined the Professional Mentoring is assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world and who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

 

Subject to availability, BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

 

With PolyU's credit-based system, students are able to complement their studies by taking subjects in such areas as finance, marketing, logistics, financial services and foreign languages such as Japanese and Korean, to name just a few. Their degrees thus enable them to take advantage of a much broader range of career opportunities.

 

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE.  The School has developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the spring semester or in the summer in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland.  These, and other forms of work experience, count towards the WIE requirement.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the Qualification Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They also receive maximum exemption of 9 Papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

Career Prospects

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

Curriculum

This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the field of accountancy.

 

In Years One and Two, students study the university core curriculum with subjects such as Language & Communication, Freshman Seminar, Leadership & Intra-Personal Development, Service-Learning, and Healthy Lifestyle, as well as fundamental business subjects in accounting, business law, economics, finance, information technology, management and marketing.

 

In Years Three and Four, they continue their general business education by taking such subjects as Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility, and also study accounting and finance in greater depth through such subjects as Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing & Assurance, Intermediate Accounting 1 & 2, Company Law, Corporate Finance and Hong Kong Tax Framework.

 

Along with a Major in Accountancy, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business discipline, if they wish.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for international applicants.

Enquiries

Enquiries can be sent by email to Noble.Hun@polyu.edu.hk or telephone at 2766-7038.