What will I learn?

CUHK Business School offers rigorous research-based graduate programs including the Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programs, which aim to provide students with an excellent opportunity to work with a high-quality international faculty and share research ideas with top-class students from diverse backgrounds in an environment that encourages intellectual stimulation and research innovation.

Fields of Specialization

The School of Accountancy is committed to both theoretical and applied accounting research. Faculty members in the School have varied teaching and research interests that encompass the following areas:

1. Financial Accounting and Reporting

Specific research topics include the application of quantitative methods in accounting, financial accounting regulations and choice, roles of accounting information in capital markets, valuation analysis, financial statement analysis, financial reporting and disclosures issues, and professional ethics.

2. Management Accounting and Information Systems

Major topics include management accounting systems design, risk analysis in capital budgeting, modelling and statistical research in management accounting, accounting and control systems, national culture and management accounting issues, behavioral accounting, agency theory, information systems for competitive advantages, and accounting information systems.

3. Auditing

Specific research topics include modelling and statistical research in auditing, behavioral issues in auditing, human information processing in auditing, auditor's responsibilities and liabilities, and economic-based approaches to auditing research.

4. Business Law

Studies are currently conducted on corporate insolvencies, securities regulation, labor law, auditor's responsibilities and liabilities, commercial and company law, dispute resolution and comparative law.

5. International Accounting and Accounting in China

Although all research in these areas is undertaken within the Faculty, current research is moving towards the behavioral, organizational and cultural dimensions of accounting studies utilizing capital market, agency, contingency and other contemporary theories. In line with the research ethos of the Faculty, the research thrust in the School has an interdisciplinary flavor, and draws heavily on the disciplines of statistical decision theory, psychology, economics, sociology and law.

Which department am I in?

CUHK Business School

Study options

Full Time (For students with a research master’s degree: Normative period - 36 months, Maximum period - 72 months; students without a research master’s: Normative period - 48 months, Maximum period - 84 months.)

Tuition fees
HK$42,100.00 (US$ 5,412) per year
Start date

Expected January, 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 a graduated from a recognized university and obtained a Bachelor's degree, normally with honours not lower than Second Class; or graduated from an honours programme of a recognized university with a Bachelor's degree, normally achieving an average grade of not lower than "B"; or completed a course of study in a tertiary educational institution and obtained professional or similar qualifications equivalent to an honours degree. English Language Requirements: TOEFL: 550 (Paper-based)/79 (Internet-based); IELTS (Academic): 6.5; GMAT (Verbal): Band 21.

For international students

To be admitted to the MPhil stream, applicants shall have:

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

To be admitted to the PhD stream,

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

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

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