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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Scheme in Accounting and Finance
會計及金融(榮譽)工商管理學士組合課程

Sept 2022 Entry


Programme code: JS3060

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

Normal Duration

4 years

Credit Required for Graduation

At least 120 academic credits plus 3 training credits

Scheme/Programme Intake 160 (The quota is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation)
Fund Type Government-Funded

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
Mr Percy Wong
B Social Sciences, MBA, FCCA, CPA, CTA

Assistant Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
Mr Raymond Chan
BBA, MBA, CFA

Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Dr KP Yuen
DBA, MBA, BA, CPA, FCCA, ACS, ACIS

Assistant Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Dr Lam Lap Pun Francis
PhD, MBA, FCCA, CPA

Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Financial Services
Dr Jacqueline Wang
PhD

Assistant Programme Leader of BBA (Hons) in Financial Services
Dr Derek Yim
PhD, MBA, CFA

Remarks

  • Students will be awarded one of the following awards upon successful completion of the graduation requirements of the programme concerned:
    • BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
    • BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
    • BBA (Hons) in Financial Services
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria such as GPA in selection of awards at the end of their Year One study.
  • The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students of BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance. Admission to the Secondary Major is on competitive basis and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see “Secondary Major Details” section.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The BBA(Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance comprises the following awards. It gives students the flexibility to decide on a final award in their first year of study.

 

BBA(Hons) in Accountancy

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise 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.

 

BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance

The aim of this programme is to exploit the synergy between accounting and finance and prepare students to become competent accountants with a sound knowledge of finance.

 

The programme provides a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in accounting and finance.  Students develop strong skills in accounting and finance, including accounting and financial analysis, control and risk management, and corporate governance and ethics.

 

BBA(Hons) in Financial Services

The financial services industry is a major pillar of modern business. It deals with the efficient flow of funds between various business units.

 

This programme provides a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in financial services. Students develop strong analytical skills and critical thinking, which are gained through rigorous training in finance and the associated disciplines.

 

Programme Characteristics

Our highly qualified academic staff members share their business experiences and research findings with students. Students are able to apply what they have learned through internships.

 

Our programmes integrate the latest technological knowledge related to business into the curriculum. New concepts such as fintech and big data will be included in specific accounting and finance selected subjects.

 

Each student who joins the Professional Mentoring programme is assigned a mentor who is an experienced industry executive. Mentors provide advice to students to plan for their future careers.

 

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

 

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

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

 

Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission

Students first follow a common curriculum under the Scheme.

 

It offers students approximately one year to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations, which facilitates their Major programme selection.

 

The decision to admit a student to a Major programme will be made by the School based on the student’s choice and overall GPA of Year One study. Students will be asked to rank their choices of Major programme (from the most preferred one to the least) during semester 2 of their Year One study for the School’s consideration and approval.

 

The number of students admitted to BBA (Hons) in Accountancy, BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and BBA (Hons) in Financial Services will be capped respectively at 60%, 40% and 40% of the number of students in the respective year.

 

JUPAS applicants with a DSE score of 25.0 or above in their best 5 subjects are guaranteed to be admitted to their preferred Major programme.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

BBA(Hons) in Accountancy

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Graduates who have taken the relevant subjects meet the exemption requirement of the HKICPA Qualification Programme. Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They are also eligible for an exemption of a maximum of 9 papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) if they have taken the relevant subjects.

 

BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance

The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Graduates who have taken the relevant subjects meet the exemption requirement of the HKICPA Qualification Programme. Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They are also eligible for an exemption of a maximum of 9 papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) if they have taken the relevant subjects.

 

BBA Hons) in Financial Services

Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates who have passed certain subjects may gain partial exemption from the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) programme of the Institute of Financial Planners of Hong Kong (IFPHK) and the professional examination of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

 

Career Prospects

BBA(Hons) in Accountancy

Equipped with a broad base of accountancy and related knowledge, 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.

 

BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Graduates have a great variety of job opportunities in accounting and finance, such as in accounting firms, brokerage houses, and the banking and financial planning sectors. Given that Hong Kong is a financial centre and accounting and finance professionals are in great demand in mainland China, both locations are expected to provide extensive opportunities for graduates of the programme.

 

BBA(Hons) in Financial Services

Graduates are well equipped to pursue careers in banking, investment, insurance, stockbroking, treasury, finance, general commerce, and industry.

Curriculum

All programmes under the Scheme have the following structure:

  • General University Requirements (GUR)
  • Compulsory Core subjects for all programmes under the Scheme
  • Discipline-specific subjects
  • Free Electives 

 

Year 1 covers the University’s Compulsory Core subjects and fundamental business subjects, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects. These subjects expose students to a wide range of business, accounting and finance disciplines, helping them to make informed choices about a suitable award with specialisation for graduation.

 

From Year 2 onwards, students follow the curriculums of their selected Major programmes. They also have the chance to apply their knowledge through a one-year Capstone Project in their final year of study.

 

To qualify for graduation, a student must complete at least 120 academic credits and 3 training credits in Work-Integrated Education (WIE).

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students admitted to the three programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance.

 

Features

The curriculum structure of our programmes with a Secondary Major in AIDA is as follows:

 

Accountancy

Accounting and Finance

Finance Services

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)

90 credits

87 credits

87 credits

Secondary Major Requirements (SMR)

36 credits

36 credits

36 credits

General University Requirements (GUR)

30 credits

30 credits

30 credits

Minimum credit requirements for graduation

At least 135 credits

At least 132 credits

At least 132 credits

 

9 credits of GUR subjects and 12 credits of SMR subjects can be fulfilled by completing the relevant DSR subjects.

 

Students are also required to complete 3 training credits in Work-Integrated Education (WIE) in order to graduate.

 

All the 90 credits of DSR in Accountancy + AIDA and all the 87 credits of DSR in Accounting and Finance + AIDA are compulsory subjects. The 87 credits of DSR in Finance Services + AIDA include 81 credits of compulsory subjects and 6 credits of elective subjects.

 

Remarks

The quota for the Secondary Major in AIDA will be determined by the University/School of Accounting and Finance on a yearly basis. The School may impose selection criteria for admission such as student’s GPA during the first year of study.

 

The exemption from professional bodies for Accountancy + AIDA is the same as that for BBA (Hons) in Accountancy.

 

Students enrolled in Accounting and Finance + AIDA need to take extra credits in order to achieve similar exemption from professional bodies as that for BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.

 

The exemption from professional bodies for Financial Services + AIDA is the same as that for BBA (Hons) in Financial Services provided that students have taken the relevant elective DSR subjects.

Entrance Requirements and Subject Weightings

Satisfy the University's General Entrance Requirements.

There is no compulsory subject requirement. Preferred subject(s) with the highest weighting for admission score calculation include(s):

  • English Language
  • Mathematics

Admission Score Calculation Mechanism for the Current Admission Exercise

Any Best 5 Subjects

Average HKDSE Scores of Admittees

2021/22: 22.1 (Any Best 5 Subjects)

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:
the General Office (tel.: 2766 7038/2766 7039/2766 4538; email: af.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).