1 year (Full-time)
2 years (Part-time)
HK$238,500 per programme (HK$7,950 per credit) for local students
HK$294,000 per programme (HK$9,800 per credit) for non-local students
Dr Tian Feng
Dr Justin Law
The programme aims to provide students with a combination of core knowledge in accounting and finance and skills in applying data analytics and technology to related practices. It helps practitioners in accounting and finance to keep up with the latest data analytics applications and skills.
The programme emphasises:
To obtain the MSc, students must complete 9 Compulsory Subjects and 1 Elective (30 credits).
Students may graduate with a Postgraduate Diploma (PgD) upon completing 7 Compulsory Subjects (21 credits).
Students can take either a full-time study load (9 credits or more in a semester) or a part-time study load (fewer than 9 credits in a semester). In general, one evening class per week will be scheduled for each subject in Semesters 1 and 2.
Depending on their study pace, students should normally be able to complete the programme full-time in 1 year and part-time in 2 years. Students will be required to attend more classes in the evening if they choose the full-time option and the duration of study will be subject to class quota availability.
The programme offers a semi-structured progression pattern, and students are encouraged to follow the pattern to benefit from a cohort-based study and to graduate within 1 year for the full-time option, or within 2 years for the part-time option.
Compulsory Subjects for MSc and PgD (21 credits)
Compulsory Subjects for MSc (6 credits)
Elective Subjects for MSc (any one) (3 credits)+
Information on the subjects offered can be obtained at https://af.polyu.edu.hk/study/master-programmes/afa.
+ Subject to the University's minimum enrolment requirement, not all subjects will be 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.
Interested applicants with little or no work experience are encouraged to apply. Due to the limited intake quota for this programme, early application is strongly encouraged.
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 of Study@PolyU for details.
Shortlisted candidates may be invited to attend admission interviews.
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Copies of certificates and academic transcripts are required.
Copies of all relevant professional qualifications, e.g. membership(s) of the HKICPA, AICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, etc (if any).
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