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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 02402-SYA

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

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63-69 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake

61 senior year places

Fund Type


Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

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


Assistant Programme Leaders

Raymond Chan

Dr Jia Angelia WANG


  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.
  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in the summer or during semester time. The School provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

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.




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 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, the 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 management information systems, to name just a few. Their degrees thus enable them to take advantage of a much broader range of career opportunities.


The School has also developed opportunities for students to work in firms during either the spring semester or in the summer in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland to fulfil 100 hours (3 training credit) of Work-Integrated Education (WIE) requirement. These, and other forms of work experience, can 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 are also eligible for maximum exemption of 9 Papers from the  Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination.



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.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme and they must complete all of the General University Requirement (GUR) and Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.


General Specific Requirement (GUR) (9 credits)

Subject Title Credits
Service Learning 3
Cluster Area Subject (C) # 3
Cluster Area Subject (D) # 3

# Students need to fulfil the Chinese read-write and English read-write requirements.


Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) (60 credits)


Compulsory Core Subjects for all BBA awards (27 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title
AF2108 Financial Accounting*
AF2110 Management Accounting 1
AF2504 Introduction to Business Law
AF3313 Business Finance
AF4513 Corporate Social Responsibility
CBS3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business
ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I
ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II
MM4311 Strategic Management

*These subjects may be approved for credit transfers.


Specialist Subjects in each BBA programme (33 credits)

BBA students must take 33 credits of subjects in their respective business disciplines, including a Capstone Project (6 credits).


Specialist Subjects (33 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title
AF3110 Intermediate Accounting 1
AF3111 Intermediate Accounting 2
AF3112 Management Accounting 2
AF3210 Hong Kong Tax Framework
AF3211 Accounting Information Systems
AF3507 Company Law
AF4106 Advanced Financial Accounting
AF4228 Auditing & Assurance
AF4320 Corporate Finance
AF4912 Capstone Project

More information on the subjects offered can be obtained here.


Work-Integrated Education (3 training credits)

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

Entrance Requirements

  • An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant Business discipline.
  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English in the interview and written test.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 7038/2766 7039; email: Noble.Hun@polyu.edu.hk).