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Master of Accounting (MAcct)




What will I learn?

The Master of Accounting programme aims to train students to become accounting professionals who are equipped with advanced knowledge of not only accounting, but also finance, law, professional ethics, and strategic planning. The programme delivers a rigorous learning experience across a wide spectrum of fields, including financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, law, financial management, corporate governance, accounting analytics, strategic management, and business leadership. The curriculum has the following distinctive features:

• A comprehensive postgraduate curriculum encompassing accounting, finance, management, and business analytics
• Theories that explicate the important roles of accounting in economic decisions
• Professional training in business leadership, strategic management reporting, and advanced financial and performance management benefited from the partnership with ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
• Accounting data analytics that convert information into executable actions
• A capstone course to tie the various elements of the study together through real world business projects

Students need to complete a total of twelve 6-credit courses (72 credits), including eight core courses (48 credits) and four elective courses (24 credits). Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty.

Which department am I in?

HKU Business School

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
HK$330,000.00 (34,40,367) per year
Application deadline

Expected December 2023

More details

Start date

Expected September 2023


The University of Hong Kong

MG 14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

  • A recognised Bachelor's degree (business or non-business) or equivalent;
  • Statements from two referees; and
  • A TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English teaching university.​
  • (*A minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 80 (internet-based test) in TOEFL, or a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in IELTS is required.)

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


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