Sept 2024 Entry


2 years


63-69 (plus 3 training credits)

12 senior year places
  • This programme is offered within the BBA(Hons) Scheme.

  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

  • All BBA(Hons) students must complete a short work placement during their studies, either in the summer or during semester time. 

Application Deadline
Non-JUPAS Local Senior Year Admissions
About Programme
Specific Notes
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The aim of this programme is to exploit the synergy between accounting and finance and prepare students to become competent accountants with a sound knowledge of finance.

The programme provides a well-rounded business education and an opportunity to specialise in accounting and finance. Students develop strong skills in accounting and finance, including accounting and financial analysis, control and risk management, corporate governance and ethics.



Our highly qualified academic staff members share their business experiences and research findings with students. Students are able to apply what they have learned through internships.

Our programme integrates the latest technological knowledge related to business into the curriculum. New concepts such as fintech and big data will be included in specific accounting and finance selected subjects.

Subject to availability, BBA students can spend a semester studying at another university overseas or in the Chinese mainland, with the credits counted towards their PolyU degree.


Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE. The School offers opportunities for students to work in firms in Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland during either the spring semester or the summer. These and other forms of work experience count towards the WIE requirement.


Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Graduates who have taken the relevant subjects meet the exemption requirement of the HKICPA Qualification Programme. Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the CPA Programme of CPA Australia. They are also eligible for an exemption of a maximum of 9 papers from the professional examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) if they have taken the relevant subjects.



Career Prospects

Graduates have a great variety of job opportunities in accounting and finance, such as in accounting firms, brokerage houses, and the banking and financial planning sectors. Given that Hong Kong is a financial centre and accounting and finance professionals are in great demand in mainland China, both locations are expected to provide extensive opportunities for graduates of the programme.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme and they must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation. Students are expected to complete the programme within 2 years.

General Specific Requirements (GUR) (9 credits)

Subject Title Credits Year of Study
Service Learning 3 2
Cluster Area Subject (M-Chinese History and Culture) # 3 1/2
Cluster Area Subject (English Language) # 3 1/2
General Education Essential Components (National Education, Online Tutorial in Academic Integrity, AI & Data Analytics and Innovation & Entrepreneurship) 0 1

# Students need to fulfil the Chinese Reading-Writing and English Reading-Writing requirements.


Discipline Specific Requirement (DSR) (60 credits)

Compulsory Core Subjects for all BBA awards (27 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Year of Study
AF2108 Financial Accounting* 1
AF2110 Management Accounting 1* 1
AF3313 Business Finance 1
AF3513 Business Law 1
AF4513 Corporate Social Responsibility 2
CBS3221P Chinese Language Communication for Business 1
ELC3221 Workplace English for Business Students I 1
ELC3222 Workplace English for Business Students II 1
MM4311 Strategic Management 2

*These subjects may be approved for credit transfers.


Specialist Subjects in each BBA programme (33 credits)

BBA students must take 33 credits of subjects in their respective business disciplines, including a Capstone Project (6 credits).

Specialist Subjects (33 credits)

Specialist Compulsory Subjects (9 subjects/30 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title Year of Study
AF3110 Intermediate Accounting 1 1
AF3111 Intermediate Accounting 2 2
AF3112 Management Accounting 2 1
AF3316 Investments 2
AF3507 Company Law 1
AF4317 Derivative Securities 2
AF4320 Corporate Finance 2
AF4331 Business Valuation 2
AF4912 Capstone Project (6-credit) 2


Specialist Elective Subjects (choose any 1 subject/3 credits)

Subject Code Subject Title
AMA1500 Foundation Mathematics for Accounting and Finance
AF3210 Hong Kong Tax Framework*
AF3211 Accounting Information Systems*
AF3212 Fintech Applications for Accounting and Finance Professionals
AF3213 Business Analytics in Accounting and Finance
AF3214 Python Programming for Accounting and Finance
AF3317 Risk Management
AF4106 Advanced Financial Accounting*
AF4228 Auditing & Assurance*
AF4322 Management of Financial Institutions
AF4323 International Finance
AF4326 Fixed Income Securities
AF4328 Mergers & Acquisitions

* These are required subjects for the HKIPCA QP programme: students must take them to fulfil the programme's entrance requirement.


Work-Integrated Education (3 training credits)

To graduate, every student must complete 100 hours (3 training credits) of WIE.  The School has also developed opportunities for students to work in firms either during the spring semester or in the summer in Hong Kong or the Chinese mainland to fulfil.  These, and other forms of work experience, can count towards the WIE requirement.

Credit Required for Graduation

63-69 (plus 3 training credits)

Scheme/Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader

Dr KP Yuen


Assistant Programme Leader

Dr William Wong
PhD, MPhil, BBA

Entrance Requirements
  • An appropriate Associate Degree or Higher Diploma in a relevant Business discipline.

  • In addition to academic results, preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English in the interview and written test (optional).


For further programme information, please contact:

The General Office (tel: 2766 7038/2766 7039/2766 4538; email:

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


  • Final Year students of Associate Degree have to submit their examination result notifications and/or transcript up to Semester 1 of Year 2 when they apply for the programme.
  • They have to submit the full transcript showing they are eligible to graduate and all subjects they have taken, including Semester 2 of Year 2 when the examination result of Semester 2 is finalised between June to August 2024.
Interview Arrangement

To evaluate applicants’ potential and interest in the programme and test their language and communication skills.

Date of Interview
Between December and August

About 15 minutes

Individual interview via Zoom

Suitable applicants will be invited to interviews. No make-up interviews or earlier interviews will be arranged for applicants who fail to attend the scheduled interviews.