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Programmes Leading to PolyU-SPEED Awards

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy

Programme Code


Awarding Institution

School of Professional Education and Executive Development, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Programme Starting Date

03 Sep 2018

Aims and Objectives

This programme is designed to equip students with necessary professional knowledge and skills in various aspects of accounting and related disciplines for them to pursue careers in business and professional development.

Normal Duration

2 years (Full-time mode)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for those subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Bosco Yu (BBA, MSc, PhD)

Deputy Programme Leader

Dr Josephine Wong (BSocSc, MEcon, PhD, FCCA, CPA (Practising))

Professional Recognition

Students who have completed the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy programme will be eligible to:

• enter the Qualification Programme (QP) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public
Accountants (HKICPA),
• receive exemption from Papers F1 to F9 of the professional examinations of the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) provided that they have taken the
subjects requested by the ACCA,
• enter CPA Program of CPA Australia,
• receive partial exemption from the professional examinations of the Hong Kong Institute
of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS)/ Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
(ICSA), and
• receive partial exemption from the professional examinations of the Chartered Institute
of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Note: The above professional bodies have the sole right to award exemptions.

External Programme Advisors:

 Ivy Cheung, Partner of KPMG

 Dr Aidan Goddard, Chief Financial Officer of L'Occitane (Far East) Ltd

 Ivan Lam, General Manager of China Life Insurance (Overseas) Company Limited

 Eugene Liu, Partner of RSM Nelson Wheeler

 Keith Pogson, Senior Partner of Ernst & Young

Credits Required for Graduation

78 – 87 credits (including 3 training credits)

Programme Structure

For details of programme structure, please click here.  An option for exit award is also available.  

Study schedule

Most of the classes will be held during daytime while some may be arranged in the evening.

Teaching and Assessment Methods

Teaching is usually conducted through lectures, tutorials and seminars. Depending on the contents and requirements of individual subject, classes may also be supplemented by laboratory and practical sessions. Online learning platform is also available through which students and teachers are encouraged to interact outside classrooms.

To enable students to demonstrate that they have met the intended learning outcomes of the academic programmes and fulfilled the requirements of each subject, appropriate methods of assessment will be employed. These methods usually include assignment, projects, tests and examinations.

Entry Requirements

A recognized Associate Degree or equivalent qualification*.

Those who do not possess the above-mentioned qualifications but have reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which they seek admission, may apply as mature applicants.  Mature applicants should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and have completed post-secondary studies in related fields.  They will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel their ability to complete the programme.

*The main medium of instruction of the study programmes concerned should be English.  Applicants who have completed programmes with other languages as the main medium of instruction are required to attain the following English Language requirement:

IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based)



  • Free of charge


HK$2,400 per credit for 2018/19 academic year

Caution Money:

HK$390 (A one-off caution money will be charged at student's first registration)


Financial Assistance

Local full-time students enrolled in PolyU-SPEED award programmes are eligible to apply for means-tested Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) or Non-means-tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS) offered by the Government’s Student Finance Office (SFO).  If you wish to know more about FASP and NLSPS, please visit the SFO website

Some subjects which form part of a programme have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes.  Details about CEF are available at website

Students are not allowed to apply for both FASP and CEF for the same programme in the same academic year.

Reimbursable courses/programmes (either all or some of the modules within a programme) under Continuing Education Fund

Application Status

Open for application

Application Period

First round of applications: 9 October 2017 – 2 March 2018
Second round of applications: 3 March 2018 – 30 June 2018

Interested parties are highly encouraged to submit applications during the first round of applications as places are limited.

Application Procedures

Applicants may submit their applications via Online Application for Admission System at during the application period.


Academic Matters

Programme Leader
Dr Bosco Yu (Tel: 3746 0722; Email:

Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Josephine Wong (Tel: 3746 0741; Email:

Administrative Matters

Programme Officer
Mr Dennis Nam (Tel: 3746 0086; Email:

Administrative Assistant
Ms Winnie Fong (Tel: 3746 0039)

General Hotline: 3400 2828
Fax: 2363 0540

Supporting Facilities

Most of the classes will be held at PolyU extended campuses at Hung Hom Bay and West Kowloon. Both PolyU Hung Hom Bay Campus and PolyU West Kowloon Campus are equipped with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. All students are entitled to access the library, computing and sports facilities at both campuses. Full-time students are also eligible to use the services provided by the Health Centres at the extended campuses.

On top of the facilities at extended campuses, all students can also access the library and sports facilities at PolyU main campus.

Career Opportunities

Equipped with a broad base of accountancy and related knowledge, graduates are able to pursue careers in any private or public business sector, be it commerce or industry. This qualification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities, including accountancy, auditing, taxation, finance, management consultancy and other general management positions.