Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy
會計學(榮譽)工商管理學士學位


Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: 02402-SYA

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement


Mode of Study
Full-time
Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

63-69 (plus 3 training credits)

Scheme/Programme Intake
61 senior year places
Fund Type
Government-Funded
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Percy Wong
B Social Sciences, MBA, FCCA, CPA, CTA

 

Assistant Programme Leader

Raymond Chan
BBA, MBA, CFA

 

Remarks
  • 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. 

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims

This programme provides students with a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in accounting. They are provided with an integrated academic foundation for careers as accountants with the required competencies, independence of mind, objectivity and ethical awareness.

 

Characteristics

Our highly qualified academic staff members share their business experiences and research findings with students. Students are able to apply what they have learned through internships.

Our programme integrates the latest technological knowledge related to business into the curriculum. New concepts such as fintech and big data will be included in specific accounting and finance selected subjects.

Subject to availability, BBA students can spend one semester studying at another university overseas or in mainland China, with the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

 

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The School offers opportunities for students to work in firms in Hong Kong and mainland China during either the spring semester or the summer. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.

Curriculum

Curriculum

Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme and they must complete all of the General University Requirement (GUR) and Discipline Specific Requirements (DSR) to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.

 

General Specific Requirement (GUR) (9 credits)

Subject Title Credits Year of Study
Service Learning 3 2
Cluster Area Subject (M-Chinese History and Culture) # 3 1/2
Cluster Area Subject (English Language) # 3 1/2
General Education Essential Components (National Education, Online Tutorial in Academic Integrity, AI & Data Analytics and Innovation & Entrepreneurship) 0 1

# Students need to fulfil the Chinese Reading-Writing and English Reading-Writing requirements.

 

Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) (60 credits)

 

Compulsory Core Subjects for all BBA awards (27 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Year of Study
AF2108* Financial Accounting* 1
AF2110* Management Accounting 1* 1
AF3313 Business Finance 1
AF3513 Business Law 1
AF4513 Corporate Social Responsibility 1
CBS3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business 1
ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I 1
ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II 1
MM4311 Strategic Management 2

*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)

Subject Code Subject Title Year of Study
AF3110 Intermediate Accounting 1 1
AF3111 Intermediate Accounting 2 2
AF3112 Management Accounting 2 1
AF3210 Hong Kong Tax Framework 2
AF3211 Accounting Information Systems 2
AF3507 Company Law 1
AF4106 Advanced Financial Accounting 2
AF4228 Auditing & Assurance 2
AF4320 Corporate Finance 2
AF4912 Capstone Project (6-credit) 2

 

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 mainland China to fulfil.  These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Graduates who have taken the relevant subjects meet the exemption requirement of the HKICPA Qualification Programme. Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They are also eligible for an exemption of a maximum of 9 papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) if they have taken the relevant subjects.

 

Career Prospects

Equipped with a broad base of accountancy and related knowledge, our graduates are able to pursue careers in any public or private business sector, be it commerce or industry. Their new qualification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including accountancy, auditing, taxation, finance, management consultancy and other general management positions.

Entrance Requirements

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 (optional).

Enquiries

Enquiries

For further programme information, please contact :

The General Office (tel: 2766 7038/2766 7039/2766 4538; email: af.enquiry@polyu.edu.hk).

Student Message

Student Message


No information is available at present.

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required


Transcript / Certificate

Required

Others

  • 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 2023.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement


Date: Between December and August
Mode:Individual interview via Zoom
Aims:

To evaluate applicants’ potential and interest in the programme and test their language and communication skills.

Medium:English
Duration:

About 15 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.