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This honours programme is offered by the College of International Education, Hong Kong Baptist University and developed primarily to provide pathways for accounting/business Associate Degree (AD) or Higher Diploma (HD) graduates to advance studies to degree level in accountancy.

Programme Features

  • Provides a full-time, non-government-funded honours undergraduate programme, normally completed in two years;
  • Vigorous emphasis on professional accountancy training, wide selection of business courses, as well as substantial element of general education.

Professional Recognition*

  • Qualify as students of the HKICPA’s Qualification Programme (QP), which is a direct route to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Hong Kong
  • Maximum exemption of 9 papers (F1 – F9) from professional scheme examinations of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Eligible to apply for the Associate membership of CPA Australia
  • Exempted on 12 examinations under the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Accelerate Programme
  • Exempted from first 16 units of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA) professional examination, and may apply for ICMA designation of Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) upon graduation
  • Maximum exemption of 12 papers (Papers 1 – 12) from professional scheme examinations of the Association of International Accountants (AIA)

* Subject to periodic reviews of professional accounting organisations

Career Prospects

Graduates have been employed by international and local reputable certified public accountants’ firms and financial institutes.

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Accountancy Programme consists of 43 core units, 21 accounting required units, 31 general education units and 33 units electives under the four-year curriculum structure.

Students with Associate Degree or Higher Diploma qualifications will normally be admitted directly into the third year of study to complete the 69-unit programme in two years. In this connection, students are required to complete 21 units of Core Courses, 21 units of Accounting Required Courses as well as 27 units of Free Elective / GE Courses.

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission, a candidate should hold

  • a relevant Associate Degree (AD) from any of the local/overseas recognised institutions; or
  • a relevant Higher Diploma (HD) from any recognised institutions

Candidates who possess equivalent qualifications are to be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

Students are expected to complete all programme prerequisites and GE courses in their Associate Degree / Higher Diploma studies. Otherwise, they may have to complete additional units of study to make up for the programme prerequisites and GE courses at College of International Education (CIE), Hong Kong Baptist University.

Scholarships and Awards

  • Entrance Scholarship
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Metropolitan Attachment Programme (MAP) Scholarship
  • Exchange Scholarship and Award
  • Champion Scholarship
  • Competition Winning Students Award
  • Awards for Outstanding Performance in the IELTS Test
  • Diligent Treasure Scholarship
  • Other Scholarships sponsored by Doners


Students will attend all classes at the University’s Kowloon Tong Shaw Campus in academic year 2022/23 and at Shek Mun (Shatin) campus in academic year 2023/24. Students of this Programme have full access to the library, sports and all other facilities of the University.

Located at Shaw Campus, the Main Library at HKBU serves all HKBU staff and students, and occupies seven floors of the building. The Library has a multimedia learning centre and a comprehensive collection of Chinese and Western books, periodicals, non-print materials and newspaper clippings. Students are eligible to use an interlibrary loan service. The Learning Commons strives to facilitate students’ individual, collaborative and interactive learning through the provision of a conducive and user-friendly environment. Sports facilities offer our students a chance to participate in recreational activities with fellow students and lead a balanced lifestyle.

For Shek Mun (Shatin) Campus, which is located next to the Shek Mun Station of MTR Tuen Ma Line. With a gross floor area of 30,000m2, the campus provides full university facilities, including indoor heated swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness room, dance room, auditorium, multimedia laboratories, library and learning commons. Special learning facilities such as bioeco laboratory, creative science laboratory, food sensory laboratory, testing and analytical laboratory, food and nutritional science laboratory, active living laboratory, social science research laboratory, media communication laboratory, psychology laboratory and child assessment centre are also set up to provide students with practical experiences in their areas of study.

Tuition Fee

For Local Students: HK$2,580* per credit unit.
The total tuition for the whole programme is HK$178,020 ($2,580 x 69 units).
For Non-Local Students: HK$3,250* per credit unit. The total tuition for the whole programme is HK$224,250 ($3,250 x 69 units).

* Subject to yearly review

For students who are required to take make-up course(s) to fulfil the programme prerequisites, University Core and/or GE courses, additional tuition fee for the make-up course(s) will be charged at HKD1,735 per unit.

Financial Assistance

Full-time local students may apply for the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and the Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) administered by the Student Finance Office (SFO) under the Working Family and Student Financial Assistance Agency (WFSFAA), HKSAR Government. For more information, students should contact the SFO or visit its website at

Application Procedures

The University accepts both online and paper application. The online application system and paper application form can be found at our website ( Applicants may apply for more than one programme if they wish to. A non-refundable and non-transferable application fee will be charged for EACH applied programme.

Online Application:
Applicants should submit the application through our website and are required to settle the application fee (HKD450) via online payment gateway (credit card, PPS online or Mobile Payment) before the application deadline. Please refer to the "Important Information" and "Instructions" in the online application system for details.

Paper Application:
Applicants should submit the completed application form together with the relevant supporting documents and proof of application fee (HKD450) before the application deadline. Please refer to the "Notes to Applicants" printed on the application form for details.


For enquiries concerning the application procedure, please contact Academic Registry Services Section.
Tel: 3411 3044
Fax: 3411 3361
Address: Hong Kong Baptist University (Shek Mun Campus)
               13/F, 8 On Muk Street, Shek Mun, Shatin, New Territories