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Faculty of Management and Hospitality
Self-financed Programmes

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Professional Accounting

Programme code MH125103

Duration of Study
Entry to Year 1: 4 Years
Entry to Year 3: 1.5 - 2 Years

The duration of study for Entry to Year 3 is normally 2 Years.  Students may choose to study in summer semester to complete the programme in 1.5 years.
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)

(Core modules would be conducted at THEi (Chai Wan) and some General Education (GE) modules at other campuses.)

Planned Places
Year 1: 20
Year 3: 40
Average Result of Admitted Students in 2019 (Note 1)
Entrance Requirements
Entrance Requirements for Year 1:
Level 3 or above in the HKDSE English Language and Chinese Language; AND Level 2 or above in the HKDSE Mathematics, Liberal Studies and one Elective Subject; OR Equivalent.
Remarks :
  1. A "Grade D or E" and a "Grade C or above" in an HKDSE Other Language subject (Category C subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2" and "Level 3" respectively, and one Other Language subject can be counted for admission purpose.
  2. An "Attained", "Attained with Distinction (I)" and "Attained with Distinction (II)" in an HKDSE Applied Learning (ApL) subject (Category B subjects) are regarded as equivalent to an HKDSE subject at "Level 2", "Level 3" and "Level 4" respectively, and a maximum of two ApL subjects (excluding ApL(C)) can be counted for admission purpose. Only the results of relevant ApL subjects will be considered in the application for Degree programmes. Relevant ApL subjects include : Practical Accounting for SMEs, Practical Computerised Accounting, Understanding Financial Services, Understanding Hong Kong Law, Entrepreneurship for SME, Accounting in Practice, Public Relations and Communication, Business Data Analysis, Internet of Everything Application.

Entrance Requirements for Year 3:
Higher Diploma OR equivalent qualifications in a relevant area of study.
  1. Additional core modules may be required (with fee charged) for sub-degree graduates according to the educational background of individuals.
  2. All applicants are screened and selected by an Admission and Interview Panel. All interviews are conducted in English. 
  3. For enquiry please contact Faculty of Management and Hospitality (Telephone No: 3890 8222).
Programme Aims
This programme aims to equip students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in professional accounting that will prepare them to become competent accountants after graduation, and to ultimately be able to assume managerial roles in professional accounting and related practices.  Students will be trained in the areas of accounting, finance, and corporate governance in a local, national or global context.  The programme also develops students with professional knowledge in accounting and management of corporate financial resources to meet the emerging needs in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Career Prospects
Graduates are expected to take up junior positions in professional accounting firms and in business or government operations such as audit and taxation trainees, management trainees and executive officers.  They shall be able to perform with short learning curves in the workplace and understand the strategic roles of business with managerial perspectives.  After gaining sufficient work experience, they will be ready for progression to managerial roles in their fields as accountants or department managers.
Professional Recognition
This Programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Australia.  After completion of the programme, graduates will be granted partial exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
  1. Average result in 2019 refers to average score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including English Language, Chinese Language, Mathematics, Liberal Studies, and one elective subject of admitted students in 2019 for reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.