PolyU SPEED BBA (Hons) in Accountancy - Full-time

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Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy - Full-time/AACSB Accredited

Programme Code

84046 (Full-time)

Medium of Instruction

English (except for subjects with Chinese requirements)

Programme Leader

Dr Arison WOO

BBus, MBA, MSc, DBA, CPA(Aust.), CPA

Commencement Date

04 Sep 2023

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$2,755/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,035/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

Student and Alumni Stories

Programme Features

  • Opportunities for further studies in local and overseas master's degree programmes
  • A strong alumni base and close industry connections
  • Accredited by various professional bodies
  • Professional knowledge and skills training in various aspects of accounting and related disciplines to facilitate your career development 
  • Local internship and overseas exchange opportunities


Professional Recognition

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


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


Future Prospects

Career Prospect 

  • Graduates are able to pursue a wide range of careers, including accountancy, auditing, taxation, finance, management consultancy and other general management positions 
  • The average employment rate of graduates from 2019 to 2021 was 81%*, with the average starting salary around HK$22.4K

* Source: PolyU SPEED Graduate Employment Survey 2021


Further Study Opportunities

  • Past graduates have pursued postgraduate studies in famous local and overseas universities, such as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong Baptist University, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The University of Liverpool, The University of Manchester, and University of London

Programme Structure

Students are required to complete the following requirements with satisfactory results for an honours degree:


RequirementsMinimum Credits
General University Requirements (GUR)Note 1 9
Cluster Area Requirements (CAR)2 subjects, 3 credits each6
Service-Learning (SL) OR Free Elective1 subject, 3 credits3
Essential Components of General Education (non-credit bearing)-N/A

Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR)Note 2

(Please refer to the table below for details)

CompulsoryNote 318 subjects, 3 credits each54
Elective1 subject, 3 credits3

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)Note 4

300 hours of work-based learning experience




Discipline-Specific Requirements (DSR) 


Foundation (up to 5 subjects for students from non-business-related disciplines only)Note2

  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Statistical Data Analysis


Compulsory (all 18 subjects) 

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Advanced Financial Accounting  CEF
  • Auditing and Assurance 1
  • Business Communication in Chinese
  • Business Finance
  • Business Law
  • Business Research Methods
  • Capstone Project
  • Company Law
  • Corporate Finance  CEF
  • Corporate Social Responsibility, Ethics and Governance
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework
  • Intermediate Accounting 1  CEF
  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Management Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting 2


Elective# (any 1 subject) 

  • Auditing and Assurance 2
  • Financial Regulations and Compliance
  • International Taxation
  • Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Business Practicum^
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship


# Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.

^ Successful completion of the subject is considered as having fulfilled the Work-integration Education (WIE) requirement. 

This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. The mother course (Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy) of this module is recognised under the Qualification Framework (QF Level 5).


  1. Students who have not met the equivalent standard of undergraduate degree Language and Communication Requirements (LCR) under GUR are required to take up to 9 additional credits in LCR (2 subjects in English & 1 subject in Chinese, 3 credits each). They will be advised if they are required to take LCR subjects on admission.
  2. Students from non-business-related disciplines (i.e. holders of Associate Degree or equivalent qualification not in Accounting/ Business) with good academic results may also be considered for admission to this programme. These students will be required to take up to 5 additional foundation subjects if they have not completed similar subjects before.
  3. Students who have completed studies relevant to specific subjects at equivalent level may be granted credit transfer for up to 3 credits on admission.
  4. Relevant work experience accumulated during or after sub-degree studies may be considered for fulfilment of WIE. Students will be invited to submit application for consideration after programme commencement.

Entrance Requirement

Holder of a recognised Associate Degree, Higher Diploma or equivalent qualification in business-related areas. Applicants with qualifications in non-business-related areas will also be considered and, if admitted, are required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).



  1. The main medium of instruction of the study programme concerned should be English.  An applicant who has completed the programme with other languages as the main medium of instruction should attain the following English Language requirement: IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550 (paper based); 80 (Internet based).
  2. An applicant who does not possess the above-mentioned qualification but has reached the age of 25 before 1 September, in the year in which he/she seeks admission, may apply as a mature applicant.  A mature applicant should possess relevant work experience in senior positions and is expected to have completed some post-secondary studies in business-related areas. He/she will also be required to pass an admission test and demonstrate to the Admission Interview Panel his/her ability to complete the programme.  In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).