Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
Sept 2019 EntryProgramme code: 02402-SYB
Duration and Credit Requirement
63-69 (plus 3 training credits)
Dr KP Yuen
BA, MBA, DBA, CPA, FCCA, ACS, ACIS
Assistant Programme Leader
Dr Lam Lap Pun Francis
PhD, MBA, FCCA, CPA
As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
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 and Characteristics
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, corporate governance and ethics.
This programme unifies theory and practice, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and academic and professional knowledge.
The programme prepares students to sit for professional examinations such as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), CPA Program of CPA Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifying examinations and Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme.
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 Chinese mainland exchanges.
Each student is assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or manager from the business world and who provides advice and support, and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.
If they wish, and 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 marketing, logistics 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.
Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme and they must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.
General Specific Requirements (GUR) (9 credits)
|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|
|AF2110||Management Accounting 1|
|AF2504||Introduction to Business Law|
|AF4513||Corporate Social Responsibility|
|CBS3221P||Chinese Language Communication for Business|
|ELC3221||Workplace English for Business Students I|
|ELC3222||Workplace English for Business Students II|
*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)
Specialist Compulsory Subjects (9 subjects/30 credits)
|Subject Code||Subject Title|
|AF3110||Intermediate Accounting 1|
|AF3111||Intermediate Accounting 2|
|AF3112||Management Accounting 2|
Specialist Elective Subjects (choose any 1 subject/3 credits)
|Subject Code||Subject Title|
|AF3210||Hong Kong Tax Framework*|
|AF3211||Accounting Information Systems*|
|AF4106||Advanced Financial Accounting*|
|AF4228||Auditing & Assurance*|
|AF4322||Management of Financial Institutions|
|AF4326||Fixed Income Securities|
|AF4328||Mergers & Acquisitions|
* These are required subjects for the HKIPCA QP programme: students must take them to fulfil the programme's entrance requirement.
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.
Recognition and Prospects
Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates with a BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance satisfy the necessary requirements to sit for the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) qualification programme, for CPA Programme of CPA Australia and for Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination. They may also obtain partial exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination.
Graduates with a BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance have a great variety of job opportunities in accounting and finance, such as in accounting firms, brokerage houses, and the banking and financial planning industries. Given that Hong Kong is a financial centre and that the Chinese mainland has huge demand for accounting and finance professionals, the opportunities in both locations are expected to be very great for students graduating from the programme.
- 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.
Additional Documents Required
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