Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
會計及金融(榮譽)工商管理學士學位


Sept 2019 Entry

Programme code: JS3466

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
38 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS)
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Dr KP Yuen

DBA, MBA, BA, CPA, FCCA, ACS, ACIS

 

Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Lam Lap Pun Francis
PhD, MBA, FCCA, CPA

Remarks
  • 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 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 the summer or during semester time. The School provides assistance in finding suitable placements.

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

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.

 

 

Characteristics

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 who joined the Professional Mentoring Programme 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 foreign languages such as Japanese or Korean, to name just a few. Their degrees thus enable them to take advantage of a much broader range of career opportunities.
 

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.

Curriculum

This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of accounting and finance.
 

In Years One and Two, students study the university core curriculum with subjects such as Language and 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 Intermediate Accounting, Business Valuation, Company Law, Corporate Finance and Investment. Students also have the opportunity to choose Electives from a range of accounting and finance subjects.
 

Along with a Major in Accounting and Finance, students can also 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 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 maximum exemptions for 9 Papers of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination if they have taken the relevant subjects.

 

 

Career Prospects

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 a huge demand for accounting and finance professionals, the opportunities in both locations are expected to be very great for students graduating from the programme.

Entrance Requirements

Please click here to view the entrance requirements for non-JUPAS applicants.

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

Required

  1. Final Year students of Associate Degree/Higher Diploma have to submit their examination result notifications and/or transcript up to Semester 1 of Year 2 when they apply for the programme.
  2. They have to submit the full transcript showing they are eligible to graduate and all subjects they have taken, including Semester 2 of Year 2 when the examination result of Semester 2 finalised between June to August 2019.

 

 


Interview Arrangement


Date: Between March and August
Mode:Group/individual interview with a written test
Aims:

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

Medium:English
Duration:

About 30 minutes

Remark:

Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews. No make-up interviews or earlier interviews will be arranged for applicants who fail to attend the scheduled interviews.