What will I learn?

Programme Aims & Learning Outcomes

The aim of this programme is to exploit the synergy between accounting and finance and prepare students to become competent accountants with a sound knowledge of finance.

The programme provides a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in accounting and finance. Students develop strong skills in accounting and finance, including accounting and financial analysis, control and risk management, corporate governance and ethics.

Programme Characteristics

This programme unifies theory and practice, with an emphasis on developing practical skills and academic and professional knowledge.

The programme prepares students to sit for professional examinations such as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), CPA Program of CPA Australia and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualifying examinations and Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Programme.

All students within the Faculty of Business are encouraged to participate in the Whole Person Development Programme (WPDP), which includes a range of extracurricular activities such as leadership training camps, peer tutoring, mentorship, and overseas and the Chinese mainland exchanges.

Each student is assigned a mentor who is an experienced executive or manager from the business world and who provides advice and support, and helps students to plan their careers and prepare for their first jobs after graduation.

If they wish, and subject to availability, BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland, and have the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.

With PolyU's credit-based system, students are able to complement their studies by taking subjects in such areas as marketing, logistics and management information systems, to name just a few. Their degrees thus enable them to take advantage of a much broader range of career opportunities.

Curriculum

This is a very flexible programme that offers a wide range of subject choices in the fields of accounting and finance.

In Years One and Two, students study the university core curriculum with subjects such as Language & Communication, Freshman Seminar, Leadership & Intra-Personal Development, Service-Learning, and Healthy Lifestyle, as well as fundamental business subjects in accounting, business law, economics, finance, information technology, management and marketing.

In Years Three and Four, they continue their general business education, by taking such subjects as Strategic Management and Corporate Social Responsibility, and also study accounting and finance in greater depth through such subjects as Business Valuation, Company Law, Corporate Finance and Intermediate Accounting and Investments. Students also have the opportunity to choose Electives from a range of accounting and finance subjects, such as Advanced Financial Accounting, Auditing & Assurance, Fixed Income Securities, International Finance, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Along with a Major in Accounting and Finance, students can also take a Minor, either in another business discipline or in a non-business discipline, if they wish.

Career Prospects

Graduates with a BBA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance have a great variety of job opportunities in accounting and finance, such as in accounting firms, brokerage houses and the banking and financial planning industries. Given that Hong Kong is a financial centre and that the Chinese mainland has a huge demand for accounting and finance professionals, the opportunities in both locations are expected to be very great for students graduating from the programme.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
HK$140,000.00 (US$ 18,046) per year

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

Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

ST305, 3/F, Ng Wing Hong Building,

Hung Hom,

Kowloon City, Hong Kong, Kowloon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have a minimum score with at least Grade 4 in two Higher Level subjects. English Language Requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Grade C or above in GCEOL English; or Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English.

For international students

GCE Advanced Level or International Advanced Level with passes in 3 AL, OR 2 AL and 2 AS, subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain at least BBB in 3 AL subjects.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): A minimum score of 24 with at least grade 4 in 2 Higher Level subjects (This is only the minimum eligibility criteria. Applicants who gain admission, typically, attain a score of 30 or above, including bonus points.)

Non-local applicants are required to meet the following English language requirements:

  • A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 80 for the Internet-based test or 550 for the paper-based test; OR
  • An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

For applicants who have reached an equivalent English standard as below, the above English language requirement can be waived.

  • Grade C or above in GCEOL English; OR
  • Grade C / 4 or above in GCSE / IGCSE English; OR
  • Grade 4 in English at International Baccalaureate (IB)

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PolyU is at 7th place on the 2019 QS “Top 50 under 50” list which ranks the world’s top 50 universities established within the last 50 years.

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