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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy

Sept 2021 Entry

Programme code: JS3911

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

120 (plus 3 training credits)

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

Programme Leader

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


Assistant Programme Leader

Raymond Chan


  • 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 & 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.




Class lectures and seminars are supplemented by web-based teaching to enhance communication and learning effectiveness. Students are able to download lecture notes or hold discussions with their peers and professors on PCs at any time.

At the same time, our highly qualified academic staff members share their business experiences with students. We place strong emphasis on mentorship, career development and placement, and students are able to apply what they have learnt in internships and summer employment.

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 the Chinese mainland exchanges.

Each student who joined the Professional Mentoring Programme is assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or manager in the business world, who provides advice and support and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

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 finance, marketing, logistics, financial services 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.



This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the field of accountancy.

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 Auditing, Intermediate Accounting, Company Law, Corporate Finance and Tax. 

Along with a Major in Accountancy, students can take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business discipline, if they wish.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the Qualification Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They also receive a maximum exemption of 9 Papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).



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

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



For further programme information, please contact:

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

Student Message

Student Message

While studying at PolyU, I have been motivated to achieve academic excellence and self-development.


I have received professional education in both practical and theoretical aspects of my course through lectures, internship opportunities, competitions and workshops. Thanks to enthusiastic teachers and a well-equipped learning environment, I have been inspired to pinpoint my interests in the business field and pave my career path.


As well as offering first-class teaching, PolyU provides various opportunities for its students to attain all-round development. During an exchange programme to Denmark, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons and expand my global vision by communicating with people from different cultures. My flexibility and adaptability were cultivated by living a lifestyle that was totally different from that in Hong Kong. My communication skills were further honed during a Service-Learning trip to Cambodia in summer 2018. Through teaching English and preparing my own teaching kit, I also developed leadership skills that will undoubtedly serve me in my future career and interpersonal relations.

FUNG Tsz Yan, Sophia

Additional Documents Required

Additional Documents Required

Transcript / Certificate


  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 2021.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

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

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


About 30 minutes


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.