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Master of Accountancy The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong


Course info



This highly regarded programme is accredited by international associations and professional bodies, and is designed to equip students with the skills needed to solve complex accounting and business problems with a global perspective.

To complete the programme, you will need to attain a total of 36 credits of coursework, comprising of 6 core courses (Part One) and 6 elective courses (Part Two) worth 3 credits each.

Part One is accredited as a conversion programme specially designed for those without accounting degrees to fulfil the requirements of professional examinations. Part Two is designed for accountants to deepen their knowledge in various aspects of accounting and apply it to the workplace.

The Master of Accountancy has been recognised and accredited by all major professional accounting bodies, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—International, the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CPA Australia, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK).


Gain a world-class, accredited qualification

The MAcc programme serves as a bridge to local and international professional qualifications. We have also been well recognised by the industry as a leading Master programme in accounting that yields graduates with promising career prospects.

Key Stats*

  • Around 45% of students take at least 1 internship before graduation
  • Around 36% graduates work in Hong Kong and 64% graduates work in the Mainland
  • Around 60% of graduates work in accounting sectors and 40% of graduates work in banking, finance and other sectors

Personalised career support

We offer personal advice, guidance and support throughout the job-finding process, and go the extra mile to help you realise your potential and give your career a head start. You will even continue to receive our support after you graduate.

Connect with industry leaders

Keeping close connections with the business communities, we offer to our graduates, plenty of networking opportunities with accounting bodies, leading firms and financial companies through social events, career talks, career workshops, corporate visits and more. Since the launch of the programme in 1998, we have maintained strong bonds with our alumni, providing you access to professionals with experience in a variety of sectors.

Career workshops

You will be trained in CV writing and interview preparation to help you in the job hunting process. We also hold various workshops to enhance your practical skills in the workplace, such as business etiquette, excel, Cantonese, presentation skills and more.

One-to-one coaching

We invite accounting, finance and HR professionals to serve as career advisors for our students. You can benefit from their rich experience through the one-to-one career coaching sessions, helping you plan your career roadmap.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Accountancy.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

HK$285,000.00 (26,78,715) per year


02 Sep, 06 Jan


The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Sha Tin, Hong Kong, New Territories

Entry requirement for international students

Applicants must satisfy one of the following:

  1. graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honors not lower than Second Class; or
  2. graduated from an honors programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B" ; or
  3. completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honors degree.

To fulfill the University’s minimum English language requirements for admission to postgraduate programmes, applicants should have:

obtained a degree from a university in Hong Kong or taken a degree programme of which the medium of instruction was English; or

achieved scores in the following English Language tests2 as indicated:

  • TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based);
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.5;
  • GMAT (Verbal): Band 21; or

obtained a pass grade in other English language requirements equivalent to HKDSE or

obtained a recognized professional qualification, provided that the examination was conducted in English.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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