Master of Science in Applied Accounting and Finance
Programme Director: Dr TAN, Weiqiang
In the 21st century professionals and entrepreneurs need to be multi-skilled to survive in a rapidly changing, competitive and multidimensional global market. The Master of Science in Applied Accounting and Finance is a programme aimed at nurturing future business leaders with the right expertise to meet these challenges. The curriculum is designed to equip graduates with knowledge and skills ranging from accounting, finance to regulatory compliance. It also provides flexibility with the options of completing the porgramme in one-year full-time mode (3 trimesters, 2 to 4 courses in each trimester) or one and half-year part-time mode (5 trimesters, 2 courses in each trimester).
Students are required to take 10 coursework courses (a total of 30 units) and 1 non-credit bearing course. There are 8 required courses plus another 2 courses out of 9 electives to be offered by the Department of Finance and Decision Sciences and the Department of Accountancy and Law. Students may choose to perform an individual project as one of the elective courses under special circumstances with advance approval. Students can opt for concentrating more on either accounting or finance electives in light of their academic and working background and their needs for obtaining more knowledge and training in the accounting or finance field. Additional 1 non-credit bearing course can also widen the exposure of students, and bring them up-to-date various business issues.
Students who have successfully completed all courses specified in the “Requirements” section with an average cumulative GPA 2.50 or above will be awarded the degree of the Master of Science in Applied Accounting and Finance.
The structure of the curriculum is as follows:
|I)||Required Courses||24 units|
|II)||Elective Courses||6 units|
|III)||Non-credit bearing Course||0 unit|
|I.||Required Courses||24 units|
|ACCT7210 Advanced Corporate Financial Reporting||3 units|
|ACCT7220 Strategic Management Accounting and Controls||3 units|
|ACCT7230 Issues on Internal and External Auditing||3 units|
|ACCT7240 Accounting Theory and Policy||3 units|
|FIN 7210 Corporate Finance||3 units|
|FIN 7220 Investment and Portfolio Analysis||3 units|
|FIN 7230 Financial Strategy||3 units|
|FIN 7260 Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation||3 units|
|II.||Elective Courses||6 units|
|Two of the following courses:|
|ACCT7260 International Accounting and Taxation||3 units|
|ACCT7270 Corporate Governance and Disclosures||3 units|
|ACCT7280 Independent Study/Integrative Project (in Accounting)*||3 units|
|ACCT7870 Financial Regulations and Compliance||3 units|
|ACCT7880 Governance, Leadership and Ethics||3 units|
|FIN 7240 Derivative Securities and Risk Management||3 units|
|FIN 7280 Independent Study/Integrative Project (in Finance)*||3 units|
|FIN 7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)||3 units|
|ISEM7210 Business Processes and Information Management||3 units|
|III.||Non-credit bearing Course||0 unit|
|BUS 7510 MScAAF Seminars and Workshops||0 unit|
* The Independent Studies/Integrated Project can only be selected to replace an elective course under special circumstances and advance approval is required.