Other
Degrees

 

Bachelor of
Accounting (Honours)

 

QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000925/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Programme Leader:
Mr Julian Liew

Email:
cmjliew@cityu.edu.hk
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Programme Overview

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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Programme Structure

 

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.

 

Year 1

Financial Accounting I

Financial Accounting II

Management

Economics

Business Statistics

 

Year 2

Management Accounting

Taxation

Financial Management

Business and Law

 

Year 3

Corporate Accounting I

Corporate Accounting II

Accounting Information Systems

Data Analytics for Business

Advanced Management Accounting

Organisational Behaviour

Law Relating to Companies

 

Year 4

Auditing

Accounting and Taxation in the Chinese Mainland

Apprenticeship

Capstone Project

Strategic Management

One elective course:

  • Accounting Analytics
  • Accounting and Auditing in the Digital Age

 

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Special Features

 

  • 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.

 

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Career Prospects

 

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.