BBA Accountancy


Year of Entry 2018
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1002
BBA Accountancy
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

28 for the Department of Accountancy

Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 4 years
Programme Website Click here to open
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CityU.BBA.Accountancy
Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
4 Jan 2018 (Local & Non-local)
Admissions Tutor
Mr Sunny WONG Tze-ming
MBA, FCCA, ACMA, CPA (HK)
+852 3442 7855 (Phone)
+852 3442 0349 (Fax)
Remark: For JUPAS applicants, the programme code is JS1002



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Programme Highlight

We aim to nurture professional and ethical leaders for business challenges. With excellent career development support and diversified out-of-curriculum training, we prepare potential accountancy students to become professional accountants ready for future business challenges.


What You Will Be Studying

The major in Accountancy at CityU targets students' different developmental needs and prepares them for careers as professional accountants. The programme aims to provide an active learning environment in which students can acquire knowledge of accounting and interrelated business disciplines, along with the broader skills and essential values expected of leaders of the accounting profession.


Curriculum Structure

The programme curriculum and study plan is available at http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/programmes/undergraduate/


Career Prospects

We will facilitate your acquisition of the qualifications and skills you need for career advancement in prominent multinational certified public accounting firms, government departments, commercial, industrial and public organisations.


Professional Recognition

Accreditation is obtained from the following professional bodies:
Note: Professional accreditation is subject to periodic review by the respective professional bodies.

Our Target

To deal with the challenges of the new economy, accountancy graduates need professional accounting competencies, a broad understanding and knowledge of core business disciplines and intellectual and analytical capabilities. To achieve this aim, students will acquire an understanding of the social, economic, regulatory and political environments related to business in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the Asia-Pacific region. We also provide students with a broad-based education covering various general education perspectives in business disciplines such as economics, finance, management, marketing, information management and business statistics, and a choice of over 50 minor studies.


Admission Arrangements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Applicants to this programme (admission code: 1002) will be considered for admission to first-year studies in the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy programme.

Applicants seeking advanced standing entry can submit an application for the following programme:

• BBA Accountancy (admission code: 1016A)

Click here for the qualifications eligible for advanced standing entry.


Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Preference may be given to students with better English proficiency and have studied a course in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics at a high school or post-secondary institution.


Student/Alumni Sharing

Student/Alumni sharing is available at http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/students/sharing.


Student Exchange/Internship

We arrange overseas student exchange and study tours, including visits to Singapore, Seoul and Shanghai and exchange studies to the US, Europe and Australia. To learn more, please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/activities/exchange.

Each year, we have an average of about 70% of our penultimate year students successfully completed professional attachment in major accounting firms, reputable commercial organisations or government bodies. Please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/internship/internship for more details.


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

We arrange various co-curricular activities to engage and empower students, accelerating their personal and professional growth.

Selected Student Developmental Activities:

  • Mentoring Scheme
  • Personal Development and Skills Training Seminars
  • Career Development 
  • Social Enterprise Consultancy Project

To learn more about our student development activities, please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/activities.

We also invite you to browse through our newsletter, which features many of our student development activities. Please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/events/newsletter/.


Student Achievements

Students are encouraged to participate in various open competitions to gain presentation experience and boost their confidence in making business presentations. Our students have achieved excellent results in reputable competitions in both Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region, as demonstrated below.

Title

Year

Achievement

ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition

2015

Champion
Best Team Spirit Award

2014

1st Runner Up
Most Creative Team
Judges’ Commendation

2013

Champion
Best Proposal Award
My Favourite Team Award

Asian Job Express (AJE) Contest, Japan

2014

Bronze Medal

Association of Women Accountants (Hong Kong) Limited (AWAHK) Competition

2014

Champion
2nd Runner-Up
Best Presenter Award

BDO (Hong Kong) Best Intern Scholarship Contest

2016

Champion

2015

Champion

2014

Champion

“Chuang Qing Chun” National Entrepreneurship Competition 2016  organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association (HKNGCA)

2016

Gold Award (Project Name: Nanbor)

Silver Award (Project Name: Handyman)

Bronze Award (Project Name: Smart Pay)

“Challenge Cup” National Competition - Hong Kong Regional Final, Hong Kong University Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 organised by the Hong Kong New Generational Cultural Association (HKNGCA)

2016

Second Prize - Social Enterprise

(Project Name: Nanbor)
Third Prize – Social Enterprise

(Project Name: Behold the Old)

Third Prizes - Start-up

(Project name: Smart Pay; Handyman)

CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) Hong Kong

2015

Champion
Best Video Award

EY Academy CSR Challenge

2016

Member of Best Team Award – Champion, and Most Favourite Team
Member of Best Team Award – 1st Runner Up Member of Best Team Award – 2nd Runner Up

2015

Champion of Top Performing Cadets
Member of Team Award – Best Promotion Champaign in Facebook

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Qualification Programme (QP) Case Analysis Competition

2016

Merit Award

Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) Corporate Governance Paper Competition

2016

First Runner-up for Paper Presentation and Merit Award for Paper Writing

Second Runner-up for Paper Writing

2012

Best Paper Award
Best Presenter Award

The Inter-University Algo Trading Contest 2016/17 by CASH Algo Finance Group

2017

Best Presentation Award

The Naked CEO Boardroom Competition, Australia

2013

One of the six Global Finalists

SCMP/IFPHK Financial Planner Awards 2015 (University Student Category)

2015

Second Prize

Young Tax Professional of the Year

2016

Champion of the Local Competition
1st Runner Up of the Local Competition

2015

2nd Prize of the Local Competition
My Favourite Presenter Award of the Local Competition
3rd Prize of the National Competition in Shanghai

2013

2nd Prize of the Local Competition

 


Bonus Features

Accounting Scholars Programme
The Department of Accountancy runs an Accounting Scholars Programme for high achievers who strive for academic excellence and whole-person development. One of the key features of this major is that it invites alumni/prominent professionals as mentors. The Mentoring Scheme helps to develop students’ business vision, attitude, sense and capabilities.
 
Internship Programme
The Department of Accountancy runs established and sizeable internship programmes, placing over 120 students each year in CPA firms, commercial entities and government institutions. A number of professional consultation sessions are organised, which provide out-going interns with an exclusive opportunity to seek professional advice and guidance from academic staff on solving work- or interpersonal-related problems and to exchange views among interns during the mid-internship-period.
 
Graduate Employment Training Programme
The aim of the training programme is to systematically develop students' skills and capabilities, including personality development, in preparation for the job recruitment process, with a particular focus on hunting positions in Big-4 accounting firms. The programme is designed to be highly skills-based and training-oriented. It comprises six parts covering all facets of the recruitment process, from introductory seminars and timed written tests to hands-on, mock one-to-one and group interviews.


Joint Bachelor's Degree Programme

CityU has established a partnership with National Taiwan University, Taiwan and offers a Joint Bachelor’s Degree programme.

For details, please visit http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ac/newsletter/2014_Summer/moa.html.


Did You Know?

  • Despite the presence of around 7 million usual residents, there are only about 40,000 qualified accountants in Hong Kong.
  • With the rapid development of the Chinese economy, the demand for accountants is high. (see more)

Department of Accountancy

The Department of Accountancy was established in 1984. Over the years, the Department has acquired a leadership position in providing professional accounting education at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in conducting research in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, our programme is academically rigorous and professionally focused. It is delivered by a professional team of teaching faculty members with strong commercial and professional backgrounds, and research faculty members with cutting-edge knowledge and strong publication records in top journals of accounting. The programme structure is meticulously designed and organised to enable students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills to achieve sustainable personal and career growth in the rapidly changing global business environment. We aim to nurture professional and ethical leaders for business challenges.

Our diverse student activities ensure extensive interaction between faculty and students. Undergraduate students have many opportunities to go abroad for study tours, local and overseas internships and student exchange programmes. Some of our students have achieved excellent results in prestigious competitions in Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region.

Our graduates have a proven track record of high employability in professional accounting firms, commercial organisations, government departments and management and advisory services.

Please refer to the Department's website for more information.

會計學系於1984年成立,於香港會計教育、專業培訓及學術研究方面擁有領導性地位。本科生課程設置配合香港及大中華區會計行業的龐大需求,教授之專業知識涵蓋主要會計領域,包括財務會計、管理會計、審計、稅務和財務管理。會計學系積極推動全人發展計劃,通過與香港會計界及商界的密切聯繫,為學生提供機會參與朋輩/在職專業導師計劃、海外交流、本地或海外實習等活動,以建立多元化發展。會計學系致力培育專業與道德操守兼備的領袖以應對未來商業挑戰。