Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) Scheme in Accounting and Finance (Accountancy / Accounting and Finance / Digital Finance and Investment)
會計及金融(榮譽)工商管理學士組合課程 (會計學 / 會計及金融 / 數碼金融及投資學)

Sept 2023 Entry

Programme code: JS3060

Duration & Credit Requirement

Duration and Credit Requirement

Mode of Study
Normal Duration

4 years

Credits Required for Graduation

At least 120 academic credtis plus 3 training credits

Scheme/Programme Intake
114 (JUPAS and non-JUPAS) (Subject to UGC's approval)
Fund Type
Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

BBA (Hons) in Accountancy

Programme Leader
Mr Percy Wong
B Social Sciences, MBA, FCCA, CPA, CTA

Assistant Programme Leader
Mr Raymond Chan


BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance

Programme Leader
Dr KP Yuen

Assistant Programme Leader
Dr Lam Lap Pun Francis


BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment

Programme Leader
Dr Justin Law


  • Students will gain one of the following awards upon successful completion of the programme:
    • BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
    • BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
    • BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment
  • Students are subject to further assessment criteria in the selection of the award, such as GPA, at the end of Year One.
  • The option of a Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to students taking the BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance. Admission to the Secondary Major is competitive and subject to a different credit requirement for graduation. Please see Secondary Major Details for further information.

Aims & Characteristics

Aims and Characteristics

Programme Aims
The BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance comprises the following awards. It gives students the flexibility to decide on a final award in their first year of study.


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


BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
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, and corporate governance and ethics.


BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment
This programme aims to provide students with a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in digital finance and investment management.


The highly practical programme emphasises the application of professional finance and investment knowledge, together with hands-on experience of innovative financial technologies, to address the challenges faced by modern finance and investment professionals. 


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


Our programmes integrate the latest technological knowledge related to business into the curriculum. New concepts such as fintech and big data are included in selected accounting and finance subjects.


Subject to availability, BBA students can spend one semester studying at another university overseas or in mainland China, with any credits accrued counting towards their corresponding 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 the Chinese mainland during either the spring semester or over the summer. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.


Characteristics of Scheme-based Admission

Students first follow a common curriculum under the Scheme.


This offers students approximately one year to identify their area(s) of interest and career aspirations, which facilitates their Major programme selection.


The decision to admit a student to a Major programme will be made by the School in consideration of the student’s preference and overall GPA from Year One. Students will be asked to rank their choice of Major programme (in oder of preference) during Semester 2 of Year One for the School’s consideration and approval.


The number of students admitted to the BBA (Hons) in Accountancy, BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment will be capped respectively at 60%, 40% and 40% of the number of students in the respective year.



All programmes under the Scheme have the following structure:
• General University Requirements (GUR)
• Compulsory Core subjects for all programmes under the Scheme
• Discipline-specific subjects
• Free Electives


Year One covers the University’s Compulsory Core subjects and fundamental business subjects, along with Broadening subjects and Language and Communication Requirements subjects. These subjects expose students to a wide range of business, accounting and finance disciplines, helping them to make informed choices about a suitable award with specialisation for graduation.


From Year Two onwards, students follow the curricula of their selected Major programmes. They also have the chance to apply their knowledge through the one-year Capstone Project in their final year of study.


To graduate, every student must complete at least 120 academic credits and 3 training credits of Work-Integrated Education (WIE).

Secondary Major Detail

Secondary Major Details

The option of Secondary Major in AI and Data Analytics (AIDA) is available to the students admitted to the three programmes under the BBA (Hons) Scheme in Accounting and Finance.



The curriculum structure of our programmes with a Secondary Major in AIDA is as follows.



Accounting and Finance

Digital Finance and Investment

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)

90 credits

87 credits

87 credits

Secondary Major Requirements (SMR)

36 credits

36 credits

36 credits

General University Requirements (GUR)

30 credits

30 credits

30 credits

Minimum credit requirements for graduation

At least 135 credits

At least 132 credits

At least 132 credits


9 credits of GUR subjects and 12 credits of SMR subjects can be fulfilled by completing the relevant DSR subjects.


Students are also required to complete 3 training credits in Work-Integrated Education (WIE) to graduate.


All 90 credits of DSR in Accountancy + AIDA and all 87 credits of DSR in Accounting and Finance + AIDA are compulsory subjects. The 87 credits of DSR in Digital Finance and Investment + AIDA include 84 credits of compulsory subjects and 3 credits of one elective subject.



The quota for the Secondary Major in AIDA will be determined by the University/School of Accounting and Finance on a yearly basis. The School may impose selection criteria for admission, such as GPA during the first year of study.


The exemption from professional bodies for Accountancy + AIDA is the same as that for the BBA (Hons) in Accountancy.


Students enrolled in Accounting and Finance + AIDA need to take extra credits to achieve similar exemption from professional bodies as that for the BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance.


The exemption from professional bodies for the BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment + AIDA is to be confirmed.

Recognition & Prospects

Recognition and Prospects

Professional Recognition

BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
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.


BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
The 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.


BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment
To be confirmed.


Career Prospects

BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
Equipped with a broad base of accountancy and related knowledge, graduates from this programme are able to pursue careers in any public or private business sector, in both commerce and industry. This qualification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including accountancy, auditing, taxation, finance, management consultancy and other general management positions.


BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Graduates have a great variety of job opportunities in accounting and finance settings, such as accounting firms, brokerage houses and the banking and financial planning sectors. Given that Hong Kong is a financial centre, and accounting and finance professionals are in great demand in mainland China, both locations are expected to provide extensive opportunities for graduates of the programme.


BBA (Hons) in Digital Finance and Investment
Graduates of this programme are equipped with the latest practical investment management knowledge, along with hands-on experience of cutting-edge digital finance technologies, that are expected to shape the expertise of the next generation of finance professionals. They are well positioned to join the talent pool to foster Hong Kong's strategic position as a technology-oriented international financial centre and to exploit the opportunities offered by the financial reform in the Greater Bay Area.

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements

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


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).



For further programme information, please contact:
General Office (tel.: 2766 7038/2766 7039/2766 4538; 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

Looking back at my time at university, I would describe it as challenging yet rewarding. It was not easy to strike a balance between studying and socialising. But PolyU equips students to excel in every way.


Aside from a world-class education, PolyU has given me the opportunities and resources to explore my interests and learn proactively. Working as an assurance intern for the ‘Big 4’ accounting firms opened my eyes to how the concepts of accounting can be applied in a real-world context, and how I might use the knowledge and skills gained in my future career.


PolyU shapes students into well-rounded individuals by unleashing their potential and encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones. During my time at PolyU I participated in case competitions, volunteer services and student societies, all of which helped developed my communication, leadership and social skills.


Now, I feel well prepared for what lies ahead.

HUI Wing Tuen, Katrina

When I reflect on my four years of university study, I feel very grateful for the fantastic springboard that PolyU provided me. This is the place where I learnt, grew and made huge progress in both my academic and personal development.

Information-rich lectures, workshops and seminars equipped me with essential academic knowledge. Group projects taught me how to present my ideas clearly and confidently and how to cooperate with others. They made me realise the importance of teamwork and collaboration. The huge variety of student associations and hall activities gave me numerous opportunities to make friends with international students and expose me to the cultures of the world.


I stepped out of my comfort zone and accomplished things I didn't expect. On top of all that, PolyU enlightened me to know more about the world, not only through textbooks, but also through hands-on experiences.

TAO Shiyu, Anna

I do appreciate that our school pays significant attention and offers diversified opportunities for students to cultivate their sense of social responsibility through Service Learning and other student associations. I participated in voluntary teaching trips several times, during which I shared my knowledge and personal experiences with students in the underprivileged areas in mainland China. Applying what I have learned and contributing to the community makes me feel a strong sense of achievement, making it one of the most unforgettable experiences in my life.


Through the experiences at PolyU, I have gained all-round development, both mentally and technically, which makes me more confident to face difficulties in the future.

WU Hanxiao

During my studies at PolyU, I have always been encouraged and motivated to achieve outstanding academic performance.


PolyU and my school offer renowned resources in various aspects, including accounting, finance, marketing and leadership, which are essentially important not only for my academic improvement but also for my personal development. PolyU also provides me with different options to plan my future development. After enjoying the first-class teaching and learning resources in PolyU, I can have the opportunity to further pursue my master’s degree or start my professional career in the industry.


Apart from the academic resources, PolyU also gives a wide range of chances to me to experience and explore the real-world business practices. In 2019, I participated in a business competition held by PolyU and Dale Carnegie Training, which strongly improved my analytical skills and furnished my market insight. In the CFA Institute Research Challenge in 2021, I was selected to be one of the four members to represent PolyU to compete with students from other universities in Hong Kong and all over the world, and this experience effectively broadened my horizon and eventually helped me set my career target after graduation.

LIU Mingpei

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 2023.

Interview Arrangement

Interview Arrangement

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

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


About 15 minutes


Suitable candidates may be invited for an interview. No make-up interviews or earlier interviews will be arranged for applicants who fail to attend the scheduled interviews.