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What will I learn?

The BBA in Professional Accountancy (PACC) program nurtures professional accountants and specialists in accounting-related areas. PACC program focuses on developing students’ analytical, problem-solving, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values, which help them, deal with the increasingly complex and inter-connected business world effectively so as to become future leaders in the accounting and business community.

In response to an increasing interest of our students to know more about tax and governance issues as well as the profession’s desire to have more accounting graduates who are better versed in these areas, a new Global Tax and Governance (GTG) stream is offered starting from 2016-17. Courses offered by the GTG stream include International Taxation, China Taxation, Taxes and Business Strategy, Corporate Governance, Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, Securities Regulation and Chinese Legal Environment for Business.

PACC program offers students many options in taking minors to broaden their scope of studies, including Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Journalism and Communication, Finance, Psychology and Modern Languages. There are ample opportunities for students to join exchange and internship programs; and to apply for scholarships.

PACC program is highly recognized by international professional and accreditation bodies such as the AACSB International, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the CPA (Australia). All PACC graduates are eligible to apply for the Qualification Programme of the HKICPA, or to take other professional examinations. Our graduates perform outstandingly in professional examinations and case analysis competitions. They are mostly preferred and recruited by international accounting firms.

Program Highlights

  • The first accounting degree program in Hong Kong
  • The first accounting schools in Asia accredited both by the AACSB International and The Federation of Schools of Accountancy
  • Unique Collegiate System to enrich students’ learning experience
  • Ample enrichment activities
  • Outstanding performance in professional examinations and case competitions
  • Graduates are most preferred and recruited by international accounting firms
  • Strong alumni network and business connections

Learning Goals

  • Students will have effective communication skills needed by accounting professionals.
  • Students will be able to master the accounting knowledge.
  • Students will be able to analyze and solve business problems using accounting, financial and other business information.
  • Students will develop a global perspective associated with accounting.
  • Students will be aware of the ethical issues in relation to business and accounting practices.

Career Prospects

International accounting firms seek out graduates from the PACC Programme and they often make their way to top management positions. In Hong Kong, 28% of all CPAs work in leadership positions, including partner, director, sole proprietor, chief financial officer (CFO), financial controller and chief operating officer (COO).1

As a PACC graduate you will be ideally suited for a career in accounting, investment banking, management consulting, financial management, entrepreneurship, the public sector and academia.

Which department am I in?

CUHK Business School

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$145,000.00 (14,72,978) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Shatin,

Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have obtained SAT Reasoning Test; and preferably with 2 SAT Subject Tests/ 2 Advanced Placement (AP) Tests. Mature applicants should be aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields. English Language Requirements: IELTS: 6.0; TOEFL (iBT): 80; SAT Reasoning Test (Old): Essay - 8; SAT (New) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 590; ACT combined English/ Writing or English Language Arts (ELA): 23; GCSE/ IGCSE/ GCE-OL: C; GCE-AL/AS: E; IB: 4; HKDSE: Level 3; HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2; Australian State or Territory High School Certificate Grade 12 English: 80%; Canadian Grade 12 English: 70%; Indian Central or State Board Exam Grade 12 English: 80%; Malaysian UEC-Senior English Language: B4; Singapore GCE A-Level H1 General Paper: C.GCSE/IGCSE/GCE-OL.

For international students

You are eligible to apply for admission if, by 1 September of the year in which admission is sought, you possess any of the following qualifications:

1. GCE-AL/International-AL/IB/Other high school qualifications

  • GCE-AL/International-AL: 3AL/ 2AL+2AS in one sitting (All grades must be obtained from examinations taken within a twelve-month period.)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • A recognised non-local qualification which qualifies them for admission to a university in the country/region where such qualification is originated (e.g. high school diploma plus SAT/ ACT and SAT Subject Tests/ AP Tests in USA, UEC/ STPM in Malaysia, ATAR in Australia, OSSD/ BC diploma in Canada, GSAT/AST in Taiwan, AISSCE (CBSE)/ ISC in India, SMA in Indonesia, etc.)

2. Post-secondary qualifications

  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate study at a recognised university
  • Completed at least one year of study leading to the qualification of associate degree/higher diploma or its equivalent

3. Mature Applicants

  • Mature persons aged 23 or above on 1 September in the year in which admission is sought, provided they are able to show either by publication or by other acceptable evidence that they have achieved sufficient competence in their chosen field of study to justify admission; or have shown exceptional ability in appropriate academic or professional fields.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT): 80
  • Other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE: Level 3 or HKALE/ HKCEE: E/Level 2.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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