Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Professional Accounting

Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Professional Accounting  
PROGRAMME CODE
JUPAS: JS9220
DIRECT APPLICATION: BBAHPAJ
ENTRY
YEAR-1 ENTRY
YEAR-1 ENTRY
SENIOR YEAR ENTRY
STUDY DURATION
4-YEAR
4-YEAR
2-YEAR
MODE OF STUDY
FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
 

PROGRAMME CODE

 

ENTRY

STUDY DURATION

MODE OF STUDY


JUPAS: JS9220

DIRECT APPLICATION: BBAHPAJ


YEAR-1 ENTRY
YEAR-1 ENTRY
SENIOR YEAR ENTRY


4-YEAR
4-YEAR
2-YEAR



FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE

About The Programme

  • Year-1 Entry
  • Senior Year Entry

The Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours in Professional Accounting is a 4-year programme, and students will be undertaking a number of compulsory courses in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, law and accounting information systems. The programme aims to develop in students a wide range of skills including critical thinking, problem solving, team work and other soft skills which will enhance students’ employability.

Students will be undertaking a number of compulsory courses in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, auditing, law and accounting information systems. The programme aims to develop in students a wide range of skills including critical thinking, problem solving, team work and other soft skills which will enhance students’ employability.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Explain and critically review business theories and concepts to identify issues, analyse situations, and develop solutions for multi-faceted problems in organisational settings.
  2. Critically evaluate issues and make informed judgements in view of the organisation’s strategies as well as ethical considerations.
  3. Make meaningful contributions as a leader and member in a team setting and communicate effectively.
  4. Analyse and apply accounting principles and standards to address business organisation issues.
  5. Searchorganiseassess and analyse data, and clearly convey relevant financial and non-financial information so that decision-makers can formulate informed decisions.
  6. Assimilate and synthesise new knowledge in financial reporting, taxation and auditing, and be able to provide critical analysis of the fields.

Admission Requirements

  • Year-1 Entry
  • Senior Year Entry

 

Students shall have attained either

 

LEVEL 3 OR ABOVE

IN CHINESE LANGUAGE

LEVEL 3 OR ABOVE

IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE

LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE

IN MATHEMATICS

LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE

IN LIBERAL STUDIES

LEVEL 2 OR ABOVE

IN AN ELECTIVE SUBJECT

 

in the HKDSE OR an equivalent qualification

 

 

Applicants of Senior Year Entry to the programme must satisfy the following entry requirement:

 

An Associate Degree / Higher Diploma (or its equivalent) in a business-related discipline from a tertiary institution recognized by the University;

 

OR

An Associate Degree / Higher Diploma (or its equivalent) in a non-business related area from a tertiary institution recognized by the University upon completion of a bridging programme offered by HKMU.

Programme Structure and Contents

  • Year-1 Entry
  • Senior Year Entry^

During the four years of study, students will need to complete 160 credits of courses, comprising 45 credits prescribed concentration courses; 15 credits of Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Business Issues and Ethics; 10 credits of business electives from courses within the Accounting, Banking & Finance and Management concentrations and 20 credits of Purpose-Designed General Education Courses from fields of study which are different from those of their programmes.

In the era of globalization, business opportunities are inevitably increasing around the world. The School is committed to preparing students for the challenges in the international business environment. In view of this, a Global Immersion Programme will be held to provide students with opportunities to study and travel abroad, be exposed to the language of global business, engage with global issues and eventually become empowered global citizens. This programme is compulsory.

Major

There are 70 credits of core courses and 45 credits of prescribed concentration courses in the major area of study. The core courses in the first two years of study cover a wide variety of subject areas in business communication, economics, business law, quantitative methods, business information systems, financial management, financial accounting, marketing and management. These are essential to a professional accountant.

In the third and fourth years of study, students will study advanced courses in financial reporting, taxation, auditing, advanced management accounting and accounting information systems. In addition, students will study a course in business issues and ethics and a course in investigating entrepreneurial opportunities.

YEAR 1

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
BUS B200F*
Integrated Business Foundation
30
A purpose-designed general education course#
5
Spring
BUS B200F*
Integrated Business Foundation
30
A purpose-designed general education course#
5

YEAR 2

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
BUS B220F*
Integrated Business Functions
30
A purpose-designed general education course#
5
Spring
BUS B220F*
Integrated Business Functions
30
A purpose-designed general education course#
5

YEAR 3

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
ACT B331F
Company Accounting I
5
BUS B368F
Business Issues and Ethics
5
FIN B280F
Introduction to Financial Management
5
LAW B333F
Company Law I
5
Spring
ACT B304F
Accounting Information Systems
5
ACT B313F
Management and Cost Accounting
5
ACT B332F
Company Accounting II
5
MGT B399F
Management Policy and Strategy
5

YEAR 4

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
BUS B328F*
Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
10
ACT B407F
Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis I
5
ACT B414F
Taxation I
5
ACT B416F
Auditing I
5
Spring
BUS B328F*
Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
10
ACT B405F
Advanced Management Accounting
5
ACT B417F
Auditing II
5
One Business Elective Course
5

It is compulsory for students to complete the Global Immersion Programme.

* Courses carry-over from the Autumn Term

# Purpose-Designed General Education Courses:
Students should take General Education courses from fields of study which are different from those of their programmes.

YEAR 3#

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
LAW B262F
Business Law I
5
FIN B280F
Introduction to Financial Management
5
ACT B331F
Company Accounting I
5
LAW B333F
Company Law I
5
BUS B368F
Business Issues and Ethics
5
Spring
ACT B304F
Accounting Information Systems
5
ACT B313F
Management and Cost Accounting
5
ACT B332F
Company Accounting II
5
MGT B399F
Management Policy and Strategy
5

YEAR 4

Term
Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
Autumn
BUS B328F*
Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
10
ACT B407F
Advanced Financial Reporting and Analysis I
5
ACT B414F
Taxation I
5
ACT B416F
Auditing I
5
Spring
BUS B328F*
Investigating Entrepreneurial Opportunities
10
ACT B405F
Advanced Management Accounting
5
ACT B417F
Auditing II
5
One Business Elective Course
5

# Students from Senior Year Entry are required to take the 5-credit course, BUS B161F Understanding the Business Market. Qualified students could apply for the exemption from taking the course.

* Course carry-over from Autumn Term

^ Students may be required to complete a bridging programme which consists of selected foundation and/or middle level course(s) and/or a summer bridging course.

In the era of globalization, business opportunities are inevitably increasing around the world. The School is committed to preparing students for the challenges in the international business environment. In view of this, a Global Immersion Programme will be held to provide students with opportunities to study and travel abroad, be exposed to the language of global business, engage with global issues and eventually become empowered global citizens. This programme is compulsory.

Undergraduate Global Immersion Programme

Being able to work effectively with foreigners and foreign organizations has become a very important contributor to career success in the internationalized economy. The Undergraduate Global Immersion Programmes (UG-GIP) is designed to support B&A students in developing their potential in the internationalized environment. UG-GIP aims to instill in students a deeper understanding of a foreign culture and its society and environment, and expose students to a broader overview and understanding of international business.

UG-GIP comprises of four non-credit bearing courses: BUS B081F (Year 1), BUS B082F (Year 2), BUS B083F (Year 3)*, and BUS B084F (Year 4). These courses are designed to enhance students’ intercultural awareness and communication skills and help students to develop a global mindset. Details can be found here.

*BUS B083F includes a study tour. Students are responsible for incidental expenses such as airfare and accommodation.

Career and Further Studies

Career Prospects

Graduates can seek employment as professional accountants, or pursue careers in related fields such as auditing, taxation and business advisory services.

Further Studies

Opportunities are available for the graduates of this programme to postgraduate studies in Hong Kong and abroad. Some students will continue to study for a Postgraduate Diploma or Master degree in accounting, while others may choose to study further in the fields of business administration, corporate governance, or management.

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Association of International Accountants (AIA), CPA Australia, and the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). The university is also recognised as an ICAEW Partner in Learning, working with ICAEW in the professional development of students. Graduates are eligible to register with HKICPA’s Qualification Programme, claim maximum exemptions from examinations of ACCA, AIA and CPA Australia, and exemptions of three papers from the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination.

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