This programme aims to:
- Prepare students to practise the profession of accounting and to perform related business functions in the Hong Kong, Mainland China and international settings.
- Develop students’ logical, critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills and cultivate personal integrity and professional ethical values.
- Enable students to develop effective interpersonal and communication skills with capacity for lifelong learning towards responsible leadership and social commitment.
- Equip graduates with a strong business and accounting foundation to pursue professional accounting qualifications and/or postgraduate studies.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:
- Apply contemporary accounting theories, practices and technology-enabled competencies in decision making.
- Accept responsibility and accountability in determining and achieving personal and/or organizational goals.
- Evaluate issues and information, and synthesize ideas from multiple disciplines to generate solutions from accounting and/or business perspective.
- Apply effective written and verbal communication, interpersonal skills in supporting, serving, influencing and working with others.
- Evaluate business ethical issues with integrity and professional independence demonstrating the capacity for leadership, social responsibility and professionalism.
Bachelor of Accounting (Honours) is a four-year programme. Students are required to take a total of 40 courses. Some of the discipline specific courses are listed below.
Financial Accounting I
Financial Accounting II
Business and Law
Corporate Accounting I
Corporate Accounting II
Accounting Information Systems
Data Analytics for Business
Advanced Management Accounting
Law Relating to Companies
Accounting and Taxation in the Chinese Mainland
One elective course:
- Accounting Analytics
- Accounting and Auditing in the Digital Age
- Flexibility: Other than the major in accounting, students may choose to do a minor in Finance, Social Innovation, Aviation Studies, Chinese History and Culture, Chinese, Japanese on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.
- Employability: Students are given work related learning opportunities to increase their chances when they enter the employment market
- International and UOW exposure: Students gain valuable opportunities via international exposures and exchanges with peers and scholars from Global Network in Australia, Dubai and Singapore.
- Transferrable Skills: Students will develop transferable skills such as business analytics and people skills
- Leadership Training: Through an understanding of how an organisation runs its business at both operational and strategic levels, students are prepared for potential business leadership.
Graduates of the programme will be able to find employment in the following areas:
- Public accountant practices. This can be pursued by becoming members of HKICPA via passing its QP, or other accredited professional bodies via completion of the remaining non-exempted courses.
- Private corporations and the public sectors with roles in internal auditing, finance and accounting, general management, taxation and trust, data analysis, business consultancy, etc.