BBA Accountancy


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code 1016A
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
(subject to change)
Direct Application Places (Local Students) :

28 for the Department of Accountancy

Advanced Standing II Places (Local Students only) : 43
Non-Local Students Places : Please click here for details.
Normal Duration of Programme 3 years (for advanced standing I); 2 years (for advanced standing II)
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Tuition Fee Click here for more information
Direct/Non-JUPAS Application Deadline
3 Jan 2019 (Local & Non-local)
Major Leader
Mr Sunny WONG Tze-ming
MBA, FCCA, ACMA, CPA (HK)
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Why BBA Accountancy?

Known as the “language of business,” accounting is certainly fundamental to success in the business world. You will be well equipped with this vital knowledge if you join us in our quest for business excellence. Studying accounting provides you with great employment potential and numerous educational opportunities. Aside from the prerequisites for becoming a professional accountant following your graduation, an accounting degree offers a doorway to almost any business opportunity you can dream of, from financial auditing to business consulting. If you want to pursue further studies in business, accounting is definitely a perfect place to start.


Why BBA Accountancy at CityU College of Business?

  1. Our programme offers valuable resources to maximize your potential and lead you to success. It provides you with
    • Professional Recognition – Our dedicated academic staff deliver solid professional knowledge. The programme is recognized by major professional associations, including HKICPA, ACCA, CIMA, and CPA Australia.
    • Real-world Experience – We offer internship placements in well-known accounting firms. Most of our Penultimate Year students gain internship placements, and we provide them with a series of pre-internship training sessions to prepare.
    • Overseas Exposure – In addition to the exchange programme provided by CB, we organize study tours during study breaks, including tours to Korea, Taiwan, Guangzhou, and Europe. On these tours you will attend credit-bearing courses, visit renowned international corporations, and join in cultural discovery activities.
    • Whole Person Development Training – On-going training will be provided at every stage of your university life. We offer a Graduate Employment Training Program, an Accounting Scholars Programme and other training workshops which cover a full range of skills for job-hunting and interviews, business etiquette, soft skills, and communication proficiency.
    • Personalized Mentor Scheme – Student and staff mentors are assigned to individual freshmen in our Student Mentoring Scheme. The wealth of experience offered by our senior students and academic staff will help you adapt to and plan your university life from the start.
    • Diversified Co-curricular Activities – We provide opportunities to participate in Social Enterprise Consultancy Projects and other types of open competitions. These opportunities allow students to explore contemporary business issues in great depth, via collaborating with peers and obtaining advice from senior management consultants and academic staff.
  2. College of Business is among the top three business schools in Asia (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/aboutus/recognition/rankings/)
  3. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/apply/scholarships)
  4. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! (http://www.cb.cityu.edu.hk/ug/admissions/exchange)
  5. Over 80% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.

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.


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.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award. Preference may be given to applicants who have attained Level 4 or above in HKDSE English or IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or above.

HKDSE students will apply for admission to first-year studies (JS1002) through JUPAS.


Scholarships and Financial Assistance

For details of the Department of Accountancy Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships for non-JUPAS Entrants (2019/20 intake), please refer to scholarship regulations.


Professional Recognition

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

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.


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

2017

Top 8 teams of finalists (Red Cross HEC);
Top 20 teams of finalists (ASKI)

2016

Member of winning team EASY;
Merit Award

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

2018

Member of Team Awards (FinTech) – 1st Runner-up
Member of Team Awards (A.I.) – Champion & Member of Most Favourite Video (A.I.)

2017

Member of Best Team Award – Champion;
Member of Best Team Award – 1st Runner-up and;
Member of Best Booth award

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

HK4As Students’ Award by Association of Accredited Advertising Agencies of Hong Kong (HK4As) 2017 Silver Prize

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

2017 Eight Finalist Teams

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

Hong Kong Undergraduate Financial Planners of the Year Award by Society of Registered Financial Planners 2017

Champion Team;
2nd Runner-up

HSBC/HKU Hong Kong Business Case Competition by The University of Hong Kong Asia Case Research Centre 2017 Champion
J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management College 2018 HK Top 6 Teams
“My Interfaces with the B&R Initiatives” integrated Abilities Competition by Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, New Territories Association of Societies, Federation of New Territories Youth, and other academic associations in Hong Kong and Macau 2018 Champion

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

Futures Trading Competition by Wing Fung Financial Group 2017 The first place in the online futures trading competition
World Asian Case Competition by Academic of Asian Business (AAB) 2017

Top 10 Teams

2015 Top 10 Teams
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

 


Credit-bearing Study Tour(s)

4-week Study Tour to Seoul

For the first time, CityU students from the AC Department were among those from other two universities (Sun Yat-sen University and Seoul National University) in a Tri-College Exchange Study Tour. The 4-week study tour took place at Seoul National University (SNU) in South Korea from 28 June to 25 July.

CHEUNG Sui Man, Mandy | Year 2 (2015 cohort)

Precious Learning Experiences in Korea
I am Cheung Sui Man Mandy, a Year 2 student majoring in Accountancy (Professional Accounting Stream). It was a great opportunity for me to broaden my horizons and learn to be independent. As I am a conservative and passive girl, to step out from my comfort zone to a new environment is a challenge for me. I chose to study at SNU because it is the top university in Korea and I believed I would experience differences in the learning environment, culture, eating habits, and so on. Also, the influence of K-pop and the Korean entertainment industry has become stronger than before, which is driving their manufacturing industries to move forward. Therefore, Korea was a suitable place for me to study the course of AC4321 Management Accounting. But the most important reason for choosing this tour is that I wanted to test my limitations—to see what I can do and how brave I am. Seoul was my starting point.

Dr. Lee, our professor at SNU, always raised advanced questions such as who the real owner of a company is. He wanted to guide us to think deeply and understand that accounting is not only about calculations and standards, but also about management, decision making and the heart of the company. The Seoul study tour was not only for students to study management accounting, but also provided us with different experiences and activities to understand more about ourselves. Our creativity and critical thinking was inspired in ways that are useful for our career and entire life.

Farewell SNU colleagues and express thankfulness to Dr Lee Woo-Jong

LEE Yuen Chit, Kelvin | Year 2 (2015 cohort)

Amazing Campus and Facilities at Seoul National University
This was the first time I had lived in a student residence with roommates. The residence was well-appointed. An open-kitchen and washing machine were provided. Even a balcony was included in the residence. However, the walking distance between the college and residence was around 20 minutes. It is hard to imagine how large the school area of SNU is. In terms of facilities, SNU is like a community. Basic needs for students, such as restaurants, convenience stores, library and bookstores, are situated around the university. In addition, students can also find other campus services like banks, a post office, and a hair salon. Even a souvenir shop. Overall, the comprehensive facilities of SNU really surprised me.

Fruitful and Unforgettable Experience in Korea
I think that we can learn a destination’s culture from books, but learning a few key phrases for daily communication is also a way to understand their culture and lifestyles. Time flies when you are having fun. The study trip was a fruitful and unforgettable experience for me. Joining a study tour gave me a chance to be independent and to discover new and interesting things. Therefore, I highly recommend students go for a study tour. The invaluable experience will provide you with a chance to learn and mature.

 


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Summer Programmes

Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.



Young Scholars Programme

To nurture BBA students to become outstanding future leaders in the region/world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following:

  • overseas exposure during semester breaks, including study trips to renowned companies and universities;
  • internship placements in multinational companies to be arranged locally or overseas;
  • networking with top business students admitted locally and overseas;
  • professional mentorships provided by professors and professional practitioners; and
  • cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.


Major Curriculum

Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.