Master of Accountancy

Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration Master of Accountancy  
PROGRAMME CODE
MACF

LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
STUDY DURATION
2-YEAR
4-YEAR
MODE OF STUDY
FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
 

PROGRAMME CODE

language
 

LANGUAGE

STUDY DURATION

MODE OF STUDY

 

MACF

 

ENGLISH


2-YEAR
4-YEAR


FULL-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE
PART-TIME, FACE-TO-FACE

About The Programme

This programme will enable students to build the advanced skills and knowledge leading towards a professional qualification with an integrated, global approach. Students will concurrently enroll and prepare for the CPA Program subject examinations of CPA Australia in Hong Kong.

Combining practical experience with the global business and accounting knowledge acquired in MACF, graduates will be more desirable in taking up professional and managerial positions that require a broader outlook in the workplace.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Apply globally transferrable skills in preparing financial statements and providing relevant accounting information for planning, control and decision-making.
  2. Analyse events, apply relevant tax legislation, and provide strategic advice to stakeholders regarding tax issues.
  3. Critically evaluate the role of auditing practices, design auditing process and apply auditing standards to the assessment of fraud and going concern.
  4. Critically review and apply strategy and corporate governance concepts through the use of real-world examples and business case scenarios.
  5. Exercise appropriate accounting judgments with a thorough understanding of the current development in business related disciplines, both locally and globally.

Entry Requirements

MACF applicants to the programme must satisfy the following entry requirement:

  • a recognized degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); OR
  • a recognized degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • applicants must meet the following English language proficiency requirements if their Bachelor’s Degrees or equivalent qualifications did not adopt English as the medium of instruction.

Level 3 or above

In English Language Subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE)

100 or above

In English Language Subject of National College Entrance Examinations (NCEE (Gaokao))

60 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-delivered test (all 3 skills combined)

550 or above

In TOFEL – Paper-based

79 or above

In TOFEL – Internet-based

6.0 or above

In IELTS

430 or above

In CET-6

Pass or above

In English written test conducted by HKMU*


OR
 equivalent

* Applicable to certain programmes only. For details, please refer to the programme information online.

Special Entry Route: Applications of non-business degree holders with less than three years of supervisory/managerial experience will also be considered. Instead of 60 credits, successful applicants are required to complete 80 credits for graduation including a 1-term, 20-credit course, BUS B808F Business Administration Perspectives offered in May / June or a 2-term, 20-credit course, BUS B828F Business Administration Perspectives (Two Terms) offered in September in each year.

Programme Structure and Contents

 

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 60 credits* as follows:

 

(a) 55 credits

from compulsory courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
ACT B861F
Accounting for Corporations
5
ACT B864F
Tax Framework
5
ACY B805F+
Management Accounting
5
ACY B807F+
Ethics and Corporate Governance
5
ACY B809F+
Global Strategy and Leadership
10
ACY B810F+
International Financial Reporting Issues
5
ACY B826F+
Advanced Auditing
10
FIN B862F
Treasury and Financial Management
5
LAW B868F
Corporate Law
5

(b) 5 credits

from the prescribed elective

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credits
ACY B804F
Advanced Taxation
5

+ Integrated courses, in which CPA Program subjects / external examinations will be integrated as part of the assessment.

In addition to the 60 credits (or 80 credits for Special Entry Route), students will need to complete additional courses required by the School after assessing their academic backgrounds, results in the admission tests, language proficiency and other relevant factors in order to facilitate effective learning of Master’s degrees in business-related areas. The specific requirements will be stipulated in the offer letter.

DURATION OF STUDY

Full-time and part-time students can normally complete the Master’s programmes in 2 years and 4 years respectively. The minimum study duration for full-time students of the Master’s programmes is 1.5 years. The minimum study duration for part-time students of the Master’s programmes is 2.5 years. Students admitted through the Special Entry Route will normally start the programme 3 months earlier than other students for taking BUS B808F Business Administration Perspectives.

MODE OF STUDY

The courses in the programme will be taught through face-to-face mode.

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

The language of instruction for all courses in the programme is English.

Global Immersion Programme

In the era of globalization, market opportunities and business operations are not restricted by national boundaries. B&A is committed to preparing students for challenges in the international business environment. In view of this, a Global Immersion Programme is designed 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 an empowered global citizen. The fees for the Global Immersion Programme will be HK$50,370^, which do not include air passage, food, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The tuition fees do NOT include the fees for the global immersion programme. The global immersion programme is compulsory for full-time students while optional for part-time students.

^ The fee is subject to annual review.

Admission-related Information

PROGRAMME AND APPLICATION FEES

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ADMISSION PROCEDURES

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ADMISSION INTERVIEW ARRANGEMENT

Applicants who are deemed to have fulfilled  the entry requirements will be invited to attend an admission interview and an English written test. The interview will be in the form of a group discussion. Candidates may be asked to conduct a discussion on current affairs and/or case analysis for the assessment of their capabilities, such as analytical skill, adaptability, interpersonal skill, presentation skill and their ability to form logical arguments.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Deadlines applicable to all applicants (2021 Autumn Term)
  • 1st round: 31 January 2021
  • 2nd round: 31 July 2021
The application will be closed when all places are filled.
 
Non-local and mainland applicants who need to apply for a student visa to study in Hong Kong should submit the applications on or before 31 May 2021.

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