1.5 years (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
HK$207,000 per programme (HK$6,900 per credit) for local students
HK$276,000 per programme (HK$9,200 per credit) for non-local students
Dr Zhang Yong
Dr Anson Wong
This programme familiarises students with contemporary and up-to-date accounting knowledge and issues. It aims to build up their accounting knowledge base, enabling them to develop sound analytical skills and judgement, and make efficient and effective business decisions.
This is a flexible specialist programme providing a progressive and deepening understanding of major accounting issues for accounting practitioners and executives. The focus is on real world-related and contemporary academic studies, and practical applications. Two of the key elements are PRC accounting and the contemporary application of information systems in accounting.
Students can pursue their studies with either a full-time study load (taking 9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (taking less than 9 credits in a semester). In general, one evening class per week will be scheduled for each subject in Semesters 1 and 2 and two evening classes per week in an optional Summer Term.
Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 to 1.5 years and part-time in 2 to 2.5 years. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option and the duration will be subject to class quota availability.
The programme offers structured progression patterns, and students are highly encouraged to follow the patterns to benefit from a cohort-based study and to graduate within 1-1.5 years for the full-time option, or within 2.5 years for the part-time option.
The following is a summary of the core areas of study. Detailed information will be provided upon registration.
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://af.polyu.edu.hk/study/master-programmes/acc.
+ Subjects are offered according to class quota availability.
* Two subjects (with * in the Core Subjects section) of this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programme (Master of Science in Accountancy) of these subjects is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level).
Preference will be given to applicants with at least one year of relevant work experience.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
We have a quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged. Suitable candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.
For further information, please contact:
Tel: (852) 3400 3229 or (852) 3400 3379
For information on academic matters, please contact:
Dr Anson Wong
Tel: (852) 3400 3451
Dr Zhang Yong
Tel: (852) 3400 3452
Online application: www.polyu.edu.hk/study
Transcript / Certificate
Copies of certificates and academic transcripts are required.
Copies of all relevant professional qualifications, e.g. Membership(s) of HKICPA, AICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, etc (if any).
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