Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

General

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Program Description

Overview

The programme is designed for recent graduates who intend to pursue a career in professional accounting. It will also benefit those working in non-accounting areas, who seek a thorough education in the principles and practice of accounting. The programme emphasises on substantive and operational knowledge as well as the skills and competencies for an accounting professional/practitioner. Additionally, the programme has been accredited by global accounting qualifications such as HKICPA, ACCA, CPA Australia, CIMA and AIA.

Learning Goals

The MAcc programme aims to equip students with the following:
  • Contemporary knowledge of accounting;
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills to solve real business problems;
  • Fundamental knowledge in professional ethics as well as business and company law;
  • An understanding of the accounting theory and the latest developments in accounting practice.

Programme Structure

The programme requires the completion of 7 core courses and 5 elective courses. In addition, all participants must satisfy the Pre-core programme requirements.

Core Courses -- 21 Units

  • ACCT 7860 Accounting Theory
  • ACCT 7610 Advanced Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 7620 Auditing
  • ACCT 7630 Business and Company Law
  • ACCT 7640 Cost and Management Accounting
  • ACCT 7650 Financial Management
  • ACCT 7660 Taxation

Elective Courses (Choose any five courses from the following) -- 15 Units

  • ACCT 7510 Advanced Financial Reporting
  • ACCT 7520 Advanced Taxation
  • ACCT 7530 Contemporary Issues in Business Assurance
  • ACCT 7850 Contemporary Strategic Management Accounting Issues
  • ACCT 7540 Corporate Financing
  • ACCT 7550 Integrated Project^
  • ACCT 7760 International Taxation
  • ACCT 7810 Securities Regulation

^The course ACCT7550 Integrated Project is designed only for students who have obtained appropriate 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 MAcc Programme Office.

Note: The MAcc Programme Office reserves the right to offer or not to offer any of the elective courses.

Pre-core Courses

  • P.C. 7001 Accounting
  • P.C. 7002 Economics
  • P.C. 7003 Information Systems
  • P.C. 7007 Intermediate Accounting
  • P.C. 7004 Management
  • P.C. 7006 Marketing for Accountants
  • P.C. 7005 Statistics

Remark: Students with deficiencies in any of the pre-core courses must take, at their extra cost, the prescribed pre-core courses to satisfy the competency requirements for admission to the HKICPA QP.

Admissions

Applicants seeking admission to the MAcc programme should be:

  • Holders of a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
  • Holders of a qualification deemed to be equivalent.

Note:

  • Applicants bear the responsibility to confirm with HKICPA that their Bachelor’s degrees are recognized in meeting the student registration requirements of the HKICPA QP before applying for admission to the MAcc programme.
  • Expecting Bachelor’s degree holders who will acquire the requisite academic qualification before the programme commencement may also apply for admission.
  • Both business and non-business degree holders must satisfy the Pre-core programme requirements prior to their completion of the MAcc programme. The Pre-core programme includes courses on Accounting, Economics, Information Systems, Management and Statistics. Applicants should have demonstrated in their official academic transcripts that they possess fundamental knowledge in these areas. Students may also satisfy the Pre-core programme requirements by taking equivalent courses in other recognized programmes. Participants with deficiencies in any of these courses must take, at their extra cost, the prescribed Pre-core courses (which are no credit-unit courses with pass/fail option) to satisfy the competency requirements for admission to the HKICPA QP.

Selection will be judged on the basis of results in official academic transcripts and supporting documents. Also, interviews will be arranged to further assess applicants' qualifications.

English Proficiency Requirement

Applicants whose Bachelor’s degrees are obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test); or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Scholarships

Scholarships

  • International Postgraduate Scholarships are available to international students. Details could be found here.
  • MAcc Diversity Contribution Scholarships are available to full-time / part-time applicants.
  • MAcc Entrance Scholarships are available to full-time / part-time students.
  • Course Scholarships are available to students with outstanding academic performance.
  • Competition Winning Awards are available to students who have won the competition or have been awarded a cash prize by the professional accounting/business organizations or bodies.
  • Professional Education Awards are set up to reward outstanding part-time students.
  • MAcc Pre-core Course Scholarships are available to part-time students.
  • Professional Accounting Examination Awards are available to part-time students.

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Core and elective courses in this programme are included in the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) reimbursable course list issued by the HKSAR Government. Students are eligible to apply for reimbursement of the tuition fees paid on these twelve courses, subject to the maximum ceiling of HK$20,000 per applicant.

Non-means Tested Loan

Local students are eligible to apply for the Non-means Tested Loan Scheme provided by the Student Financial Assistance Agency of HKSAR.

Last updated Apr 2020

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For more than half a century, Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) has been at the vanguard of business education in Asia, molding generations of business leaders. Steeped in a tradition of academic excellence, yet always looking forward to new intellectual horizons, HKBU prides itself in striving to always remain a true pioneer in business education. Located at the crossroads between the emerging countries of Asia and the West, HKBU is ideally situated to confront the changes impacting our world, be it the economic resurgence of China, the deepening impact of globalization or the need for new ethical standards in the age of sustainability. Read less