Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance

Sept 2020 Entry

Programme code: 02402-SYB

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63-69 (plus 3 training credits)

Programme Intake
12 senior year places
Fund Type
Consider Second Choice Applications
Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.
Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr KP Yuen


Assistant Programme Leader

Dr Lam Lap Pun Francis

  • 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

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.




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)

Subject Title Credits
Service Learning 3
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
AF2108 Financial Accounting*
AF2110 Management Accounting 1
AF2504 Introduction to Business Law
AF3313 Business Finance
AF4513 Corporate Social Responsibility
CBS3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business
ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I
ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II
MM4311 Strategic Management

*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
AF3316 Investments
AF3507 Company Law
AF4317 Derivative Securities
AF4320 Corporate Finance
AF4331 Business Valuation
AF4912 Capstone Project


Specialist Elective Subjects (choose any 1 subject/3 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title
AF3210 Hong Kong Tax Framework*
AF3211 Accounting Information Systems*
AF3317 Risk Management
AF4106 Advanced Financial Accounting*
AF4228 Auditing & Assurance*
AF4322 Management of Financial Institutions
AF4323 International Finance
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

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 partial exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination.



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 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

  • 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.


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 7038/2766 7039; email:

Student Message

No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate



  • Final Year students of Associate Degree have to submit their examination result notifications and/or transcript up to Semester 1 of Year 2 when they apply for the programme.
  • 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 is finalised between June to August 2020.

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