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

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

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

Programme Code

84078-ACY (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

02 Sep 2024

Normal Duration

2 years

Tuition Fee (Local students)

HK$3,000/ credit

Tuition Fee (Non-local students)

HK$3,300/ credit

Academic Division

Division of Business and Hospitality Management

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



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BBA (Hons) in Accountancy


 Division of Business and Hospitality Management

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)

Scheme Compulsory6 subjects, 3 credits each18
Award-Specific CompulsoryNote 312 subjects, 3 credits each36
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, 12 credits with 1 non-credit bearing subject for students from non-business-related disciplines only)Note2

  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Accounting
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Statistical Data Analysis (non-credit bearing)


Scheme Compulsory (all 6 subjects)

  • Business Finance
  • Applied Business Research
  • Integrated Study (Business)
  • Environmental, Social and Governance Management
  • Effective Professional Communication in English
  • Business Communication in Chinese


Award-Specific Compulsory (all 12 subjects) Note 3

  • Management Accounting 1
  • Management Accounting 2
  • Intermediate Accounting 1
  • Intermediate Accounting 2
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework
  • Company Law
  • Business Law
  • Auditing and Assurance 1
  • Accounting Information System
  • Corporate Finance
  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Financial Reporting Analysis


Elective# (any 1 subject) 

The subjects are grouped into different areas:



  • Auditing and Assurance 2
  • International Taxation

Convention and Event Management

  • Exhibition Management
  • e-Sports, Sports Tourism and Management


  • Advanced Corporate Finance
  • Derivative Markets
  • Financial Regulations and Compliance
  • Fixed Income Securities

General Business 

  • Marketing Management
  • Personal Financial Planning Practice

Health Services Management

  • Ethics and Legal Considerations in Health Care
  • Public Health and Epidemiology

Hospitality Management

  • Club Management
  • Resort and Spa Management
  • Wine and Spirit Studies

Human Resource Management

  • Employee Engagement
  • Employee Resourcing

International Business

  • Contemporary Issues in International Business
  • Managing Startups and Technology Ventures (IB)


  • Global Marketing
  • International Management
  • Luxury Marketing
  • Place Branding and Marketing
  • Professional Selling and Sales Management
  • Services Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing Strategy

Operations and Supply Chain Management 

  • Project Management
  • Quality Management and Practices

Travel Industry Management

  • Aviation Service Management
  • Cruise Line Operations and Management
  • Travel Agency Management


  • Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics
  • Business Practicum
  • Entrepreneurial Marketing in Practice
  • Fintech and Blockchain
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship



Offering of any elective subjects is subject to sufficient enrolment.

  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. He/she must demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge and potential to indicate a high probability of being able to complete the programme successfully. In addition, he/she may be required to take appropriate foundation subject(s).