Master of Accountancy

Programme Director: Dr HO, Daniel

The programme is designed for bachelor's graduates who intend to pursue a career in professional accounting. It will also benefit those working in other non-accounting areas, who seek a thorough education in the principles and practice of accounting. The programme emphasizes substantive and operational knowledge as well as the skills and competencies for an accounting professional/practitioner. Upon completion of the programme, students are eligible to register in the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants Qualification Programme, provided they hold a recognised bachelor’s degree.

The programme provides two-year part-time and one-year full-time modes of study. It requires the completion of seven required courses and five elective courses. In addition, all students must satisfy the pre-core programme requirements in seven courses. All the courses would be taught by the faculty with relevant academic and professional qualifications and experience in order to provide the most updated information for the development in professional accounting.

Students who have successfully completed all seven required courses and five elective courses with a total of 36 units, satisfied the pre-core programme requirements, obtained a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above will be awarded the Master of Accountancy.

If MAcc students do not wish to complete the full 36-unit master programme, they may exit with an award of Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting if they have completed and passed all the six required core courses with a total of 18 units (i.e. courses at MAcc (Part One)), satisfied the pre-core programme requirements and obtained a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.

The structure of the curriculum is as follows:

I) Required Courses 21 units
II) Elective Courses 15 units
    36 units


I. Required Courses 21 units
  ACCT7610 Advanced Financial Accounting 3 units
  ACCT7620 Auditing 3 units
  ACCT7630 Business and Company Law 3 units
  ACCT7640 Cost and Management Accounting 3 units
  ACCT7650 Financial Management 3 units
  ACCT7660 Taxation 3 units
  ACCT7860 Accounting Theory  3 units
II. Elective Courses 15 units
  Five of the following courses: 
  ACCT7510 Advanced Financial Reporting 3 units
  ACCT7520 Advanced Taxation 3 units
  ACCT7530 Contemporary Issues in Business Assurance 3 units
  ACCT7540 Corporate Financing 3 units
  ACCT7550 Integrated Project* 3 units
  ACCT7760 International Taxation 3 units
  ACCT7810 Securities Regulation 3 units
  ACCT7850 Contemporary Strategic Management Accounting Issues 3 units
    36 units

* The course Integrated Project is designed only for students who have obtained appropriate prior training on research (proof is needed) and would like to take an individual graduation project concentrating on integrative application of accounting knowledge if approval in advance is granted by the MAcc Programme Office.

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