Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy


Academic Year of Entry 2023/24
Mode of Funding Government funded
Admission Code JS1062
Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy
Mode of Study Full time
Indicative Intake Target
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Minimum No. of Credits Required 150
Normal Duration of Programme 5 years
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LLB Programme Director
Prof Michael TSIMPLIS
Ph.D., LLM
Major Leader of BBAAC
Dr XIN Xiangang
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School of Law
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Department of Accountancy

School of Law and Department of Accountancy

The School of Law and the Department of Accountancy are internationally renowned for the strengths of their respective disciplines. Their work is linked with the financial and corporate sectors, which often have legal disputes that can only be solved by those with a detailed knowledge of accounting. The graduates of the double degree programme, the Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, benefit from a rigorous legal education combined with solid academic training in accounting within a global business mindset. It is thus expected that they will be highly sought after for positions in the commercial and financial sectors.

Our Target

The double degree programme in Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy will be delivered over five years. It will provide students with a degree in law and a degree in accountancy. Students will acquire wide-ranging legal knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress to professional legal training, and will also acquire foundational knowledge that can assist them to qualify as accountants. Learning and teaching will be interactive and aligned with intended learning outcomes.

Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission to this double degree programme, HKDSE students should achieve Level 5 or above in English Language and satisfy the minimum entrance requirements with respect to other subjects.

Curriculum Structure

Students will enrol in a number of courses offered by AC (accounting courses) and SLW (law courses) in all semesters in the five-year programme, to complete a minimum requirement of 150 credit units (including 54 credit units for accounting and business courses and 54 credit units for law courses). In line with the University’s tuition fees policy, any extra credit units exceeding 144 completed in the first four years and any credit units taken in the fifth year of study and beyond will be charged on a self-financing basis.

Suggested Study Plan


Year and Semester



Credit Units

Recommended Courses

Year 1

(Semester A)


GE1401 University English


GE Area 1


LW2601 Hong Kong Legal System


LW2603A Law of Tort I


LW2604A Legal Research and Writing I



Year 1

(Semester B)


CB2200 Business Statistics = GE Area 2 (GE2262)


CB2201 Operations Management


CB2300 Management = GE Area 2 (GE2264)


LW2603B Law of Tort II


LW2604B Legal Research and Writing II



Year 1 Summer


GE2402 English for Business Communication or GE2411 Legal English


GE Area 3



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The double degree will prepare students for a career in the legal and financial sectors, and they will also have the option to become a legal professional. Students will receive a well-rounded education from our staff, which includes distinguished teachers and scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the UK, Australia, India, and Malaysia. In addition, students will have the opportunity to be taught by visiting faculty from law schools all around the world.

Professional Accreditation

Students who complete the Law Major (54 credits) and four additional specific law electives (12 credits) will satisfy the requirements stipulated by the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL).

In accordance with the professional accreditation guidelines, after commencement of the double degree programme requests for accreditation will be submitted to professional bodies, e.g., The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), to obtain the same professional accreditation as the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy programme.

Bonus Features

  • Curriculum designed for legal and accountancy professionals.
  • Opportunities for students to enrol in an intensive credit-bearing law course for one month at University College, Oxford* (UK) in summer.
  • Professional development opportunities for students to participate in business case competitions, professional seminars, and credit-bearing professional internship courses offered by the Department of Accountancy.
  • A curriculum structured around discovery and innovation.
  • One-credit electives taught by renowned scholars. 

* The G-LEAP agreement will be renewed, subject to confirmation


• Extensive scholarships and financial support are provided to students for participation in the overseas-learning activities, mooting competitions and overseas placement.

• CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents are available to JUPAS and Non-JUPAS entrants.