What will I learn?


The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) programme aims to equip bachelor’s degree graduates with the necessary accounting knowledge and skills to pursue a career in professional accounting and to provide a learning environment to develop students for executive positions in accounting area in Hong Kong and the Greater China region. Our faculty and students, originating from a mix of countries, cultures, academic and professional backgrounds, are vital contributors to our rich and diverse communities and perspectives.

Learning Goals


Students will develop knowledge of organisations, their management, and the global environment in which they operate.


Students will be analytical and critical thinkers and be able to solve business problems.


Students will have the fundamental knowledge in professional ethics and business and company law.


Students will have an understanding of the accounting theory and the latest developments in accounting practice.

Programme Structure

The MAcc Programme requires the completion of 7 core courses (equivalent to 21 units) and 5 elective courses (equivalent to 15 units). In addition, all students must satisfy the pre-core programme requirements.

Core Courses

ACCT7610 Advanced Financial Accounting
ACCT7620 Auditing
ACCT7630 Business and Company Law
ACCT7640 Cost and Management Accounting
ACCT7650 Financial Management
ACCT7660 Taxation
ACCT7860 Accounting Theory

Elective Courses

ACCT7510 Advanced Financial Reporting
ACCT7520 Advanced Taxation
ACCT7530 Contemporary Issues in Business Assurance
ACCT7540 Corporate Financing
ACCT7760 International Taxation
ACCT7810 Securities Regulation
ACCT7850 Contemporary Strategic Management Accounting Issues

Pre-core Programme Courses

P.C.7001 Accounting
P.C.7002 Economics
P.C.7003 Information Systems
P.C.7004 Management
P.C.7005 Statistics
P.C.7006 Marketing for Accountants
P.C.7007 Intermediate Accounting

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$250,000.00 (26,52,407) per year
HK $5,000 for each pre-core programme course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2023


Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

Wing Lung Bank Building for Business Studies, Shaw Campus,

34 Renfrew Road,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A Bachelor degree from a recognized university, or equivalent. Although a bachelor degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite for admission, the applicant is expected to possess the knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with some training in mathematics (especially in calculus and linear algebra) and statistics. Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. This can be fulfilled by obtaining a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79; or a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS; OR other equivalent qualifications.

For international students

Applicants seeking admission to the MAcc programme should be:

  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized tertiary institution; or
  • Holders of a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose bachelor's degree are obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  • A score of 79 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  • An overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS.

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


About Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) School of Business

The HKBU School of Business is strategically located to address major global business developments, with abundant scholarships available.

  • Only business school in Hong Kong with triple accreditation
  • Rich and established history and proven record
  • Superb location in the heart of Asia
  • Exchange programmes with 260 international partners

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