Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: JS3911

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Fund Type
Consider Second 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 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 and 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.


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.

Recognition and 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.

Entrance Requirements

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


Enquiries can be sent by email to or telephone at 2766-7038.

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


Interview Arrangement

Date: On-going
Mode:Skype interview and written test

To evaluate applicants' potential for and interest in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills.


Not more than 30 minutes


After the Skype interview, you will need to write a short essay.  Please send an email after you have completed your interview so that we will know you are ready for the written test. You are expected to return your completed essay 30 minutes after the question is sent to you by email.