MAF for Master (Full-time)
PAF for PgD (Full-time)
MAE for Master (Part-time)
PAP for PgD (Part-time)
1 year for Master (Full-time)
1 year for PgD (Full-time)
2 years for Master (Part-time)
1.5 years for PgD (Part-time)
36 for Master,
21 for PgD
HK$234,000 per programme (HK$6,500 per credit) for local Master students
HK$280,800 per programme (HK$7,800 per credit) for non-local Master students
HK$136,500 per programme (HK$6,500 per credit) for local PgD students
HK$163,800 per programme (HK$7,800 per credit) for non-local PgD students
Dr Yuan Huang
PhD, MPhil, BBA
Dr Jody Wong
PhD, MSc, BA, FCPA, FCCA, CTA
Notes to Applicants
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related knowledge and skills. Students' achievement is targeted at two levels:
The completion of seven Core Subjects leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PgDPA). On completion of the PgDPA components, graduates will be able to:
In addition to the above seven Core Subjects, the completion of two additional Compulsory Subjects and three Elective Subjects leads to the award of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPA). On completion of the MPA components, graduates will be able to:
The seven Core Subjects of the programme (which lead to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PgDPA) award, and constitute part of the Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) award) have been accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Graduates completing these seven Core Subjects, together with the Fundamental Business Courses, will be eligible for the exemption of 10 Modules in the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP). Upon completion of another five subjects (i.e. two additional Compulsory Subjects and three Elective Subjects), students will be awarded the MPA.
The programme is also accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CPA (Australia). PgDPA and MPA graduates are eligible to claim exemption of 9 papers from the ACCA examination. Together with meeting other undergraduate pre-requisites, graduates will also be eligible to apply for associate membership of CPA (Australia).
In addition, PgDPA and MPA graduates are also granted exemption of 2 papers from the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Programme offered by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.
Core Subjects for PgDPA and MPA (21 credits)
Compulsory Subjects for MPA (6 credits)
Electives Subjects for MPA^ (any three) (9 credits)
^ Subject to the University's minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects are offered each year. Registration is subject to the availability of quota. The School of Accounting and Finance reserves the right to revise or withdraw the offer of any subject.
* These subjects of this programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother programmes (Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting/ Master of Professional Accounting) of these subjects are recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level).
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://af.polyu.edu.hk/study/master-programmes/mpa.
Applicants who possess professional designations [i.e., HKICPA, ACCA or CPA (Australia) membership] with substantial professional experience or Master of Corporate Governance (MCG) from PolyU will be granted a transfer of a maximum of 18 credits, enabling them to complete the MPA award within ONE year on a part-time basis.
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.
Fundamental business courses are normally offered for local applicants only.
# Applicants who have completed courses in Financial Accounting, Economics, Business Law, Statistics, Management and Marketing are deemed to be business degree holders.
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