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This program is designed to impart concepts and practical knowledge of professional accounting to students and to develop their conceptual and analytical abilities for the attainment of professional accounting qualifications. Read more
This program is designed to impart concepts and practical knowledge of professional accounting to students and to develop their conceptual and analytical abilities for the attainment of professional accounting qualifications.

The Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program has enjoyed a strong reputation as a highly-respected program since its launch in 1998. In 2008, the Program curriculum was re-designed to also cater for the emerging needs of non-accounting degree graduates who would like to equip themselves with intensive accounting education and prepare for a career in the accounting field. The Part One curriculum is equivalent to our Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy (PDPA) Program (http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/postgraduate-diploma-in-professional-accountancy/program-overview), which is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) as a conversion program under its Qualification Program (QP). The Part Two curriculum prepares accountants on how to integrate the various aspects of accounting knowledge and apply them to the work environment.

We are committed to providing our students with an open, dynamic and interactive learning environment. In addition to lectures, the Program provides students with ample opportunities to engage in two-way discussions with professors and accounting professionals in discussion groups, projects and seminars.

Visit the website http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/master-of-accountancy/program-overview

Program Aims

Our Program is designed to impart concepts and practical knowledge of professional accounting to participants and further develop their conceptual and analytical abilities for the attainment of professional accounting qualifications. The Program:

- Provides non-accounting graduates with solid training in the core areas of professional accounting;
- Develops and enhances students' analytical and conceptual skills and abilities, particularly those related to accounting problems and issues;
- Enables students to obtain the necessary competency in professional accounting and thus to contribute significantly to both their workplaces and the accounting profession;
- Assists non-accounting graduates to become professional accountants;
- Serves anyone in businesses who wants to strengthen their knowledge in accountancy; and
- Enhance students' networking opportunities with people of diverse background.

Student Enrichment Activities

- Internship Program
Internship placements are offered to outstanding students, which provide a good opportunity to gain international exposure and practical working experience in well established accounting firms located in Hong Kong and mainland China.

- Study Tour
Overseas study tour is organized to broaden students’ horizons through company visits and interactions with professionals and local students from the overseas University. Last year, our students gained a rewarding learning experience in Taiwan.

- Career Workshop
A range of recruitment talks and career workshops are organized by The Career Planning and Development Centre and the MAcc program to provide students with comprehensive job market information and to equip students with essential skills in interviews, business etiquette etc.

- Language Workshop
All kinds of language workshops is organized by The Independent Learning Centre (ILC) and the MAcc program to enhance students’ language proficiency. In addition, a Cantonese Workshop is arranged to help our non-local students adapt to Hong Kong.

Structure and Courses (2015/16)

Full-time classes are normally conducted at daytime during weekday. Part-time classes are normally conducted at daytime and evening during weekend and weekday respectively.

The MAcc curriculum for the full-time and part-time mode is the same. It is divided into two parts. Part One consists of six core courses that equip students fulfill the requirements of professional examinations, and Part Two consists of six elective courses that allow them to deepen their knowledge in several areas of accounting. Each course carries three credits and students are required to complete 12 courses (i.e. 36 units) for graduation.

Program Brochure - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/images/Master/MAcc_Brochure_Artwork.pdf

Course and Unit Exemption

Graduates of the CUHK PDPA Program are exempted from Part One courses.* Accounting graduates of recognized universities or graduates of other postgraduate diploma programs in accounting may also receive exemption from these courses at the discretion of the Program Director and with approval from the Dean of Graduate School. Students should observe the procedures listed in the Postgraduate Student Handbook and submit their application to the Graduate School via the Program.
Program Overview

* Graduates must attain a minimum GPA 3.0 or above in PDPA program

Find out how to apply here - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/master-of-accountancy/apply-now

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This is the only programme in Hong Kong that integrates applied knowledge and skills in accounting and finance to train professionals who will be at home in both fields. Read more
This is the only programme in Hong Kong that integrates applied knowledge and skills in accounting and finance to train professionals who will be at home in both fields. The programme emphasizes real, practical international cases. Students acquire an in-depth understanding of and updated knowledge in both accounting and finance. This makes the programme suitable not only for accounting and finance professionals, but also for managers and executives in other business areas.

Programme Theme

Enhance and Broaden Knowledge in Professional Accountancy and Finance


Programme Objectives

a) To provide an opportunity to Business Managers, Professionals, and Senior Executives to develop their analytical, judgmental, and conceptual minds;
b) To enhance students’ understanding of the state-of-the-art knowledge in accounting and finance;
c) To equip students with the solid accounting and finance knowledge and practical skills needed for managing their organizations;
d) To prepare students to advance further in their professional careers, or to continue their studies in the relevant fields, and
e) To facilitate students to prepare for relevant professional qualification examinations.

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To strengthen its position as a regional financial hub, Hong Kong must further develop and capitalize on its human capital. The recent financial crisis reflects a strong need for creative decision making drawn from diverse disciplines far beyond the codified knowledge currently taught in traditional finance programs. Read more
To strengthen its position as a regional financial hub, Hong Kong must further develop and capitalize on its human capital. The recent financial crisis reflects a strong need for creative decision making drawn from diverse disciplines far beyond the codified knowledge currently taught in traditional finance programs. The capability to articulate innovative, multi-faceted strategies at top-tier institutional level characterizes sustainable corporate achievements in the globally integrated market. These leadership skills demand mastery of requisite financial theories and techniques, backed by superior quantitative skills and specialized knowledge in advanced finance.

The MSc programme in Finance at CUHK has been especially restructured to offer a dynamic, challenging curriculum with practical applications and relevance. The programme aims to develop students’ critical reasoning skills necessary for formulating and executing financial advisory, risk management, trading and quantitative analysis at all levels of an organization. Within our curriculum, the corporate finance stream will focus on economics, accounting, law, capital market and corporate financial management. The quantitative finance stream, drawing on applied mathematics, statistics and computer science, nurtures students’ quantitative capabilities to explore the underlying financial theories.

We welcome you on board to this uniquely rewarding and challenging academic experience.

Visit the website http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/mscfin/

Requirements

To join the program, applicants should have

- A Bachelor's degree with good honors not lower than second class or to achieve an average grade of not lower than "B"

- Applicant should submit GMAT* score report taken in or after January 2012. GRE is accepted in lieu of the GMAT.
GMAT not lower than 600, verbal not lower than 21.
GRE not lower than Verbal Reasoning 151, Quantitative Reasoning 153 and Analytical Writing 3.6

- Satisfy the English Language Proficiency Requirement by,
possessing a Bachelor's degree obtained by completing a programme of study in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country; or

submitting TOEFL or IELTS (Academic Format) report
TOEFL not lower than 79 internet-based
IELTS not lower than Band 6.5; or

providing alternative evidence of English proficiency equivalent to one of the preceding measures.

*Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service to send their GMAT/GRE scores to CUHK by mail. The GMAT code for this Program is R9H-0W-85 and the GRE institution/department code is R3153/4102.

Why MSc in Finance at CUHK

It is because the program:
- develops and strengthens students’ practical skills in solving real-life tasks and problems

- focuses on applying finance theories and techniques to address opportunities and challenges faced by professionals in the finance industry

- is jointly taught by prominent academics and seasoned practitioners

- has the World’s Real-time Finance Trading Laboratory to nurture talent with real market experience

Study Plan (Full-time)

The full-time program targets junior professionals or fresh graduates so the courses place great emphasis in the training of quantitative skills as well as that of professional communication skill.

Students must complete nine required courses and three elective courses offered in the regular terms within one year. Each course bears three credit units. The elective offering is subject to change.

Newly admitted students are offered pre-term courses (provisional) from July to August before the commencement of the first term.

Course Brochure - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/mscfin/pdf/CUHK_MSc%20Fin_Full-time_Brochure.pdf

Study Plan (Part-time)

The part-time program targets executive with extensive work experience so the courses aim to develop students’ knowledge base in both corporate finance and investment, with flexibility built in to accommodate the taxing schedule of working students.

Students must complete five required courses and five elective courses within two years. Each course bears three credit units. The elective offering is subject to change.

Newly admitted students are offered pre-term courses (provisional) from July to August before the commencement of the first term.

Course Brochure - http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/mscfin/pdf/CUHK_MSc%20Fin_Part-time%20%20Brochure.pdf

Course exemption

Students may be granted exemption from courses if they have taken similar or equivalent courses in their postgraduate studies with satisfactory performance at least a “B” grade or above. Supporting documents such as academic transcripts, course syllabus must be provided. Maximum of six units may be granted. Upon exemption from courses, students will be required to replace the exempted courses with electives of equal units.

Applications will be assessed individually and subject to University’s final approval.

Career Management

The career office of the Department of Finance provides advising services, career events and employment information to the MSc in Finance students.

- Advising
The career advisors deliver one-on-one or group coaching sessions on career development strategies, exploring new market, updating resumes, polishing cover letters, as well as refining interview skills, etc.

- Career events
Career workshops, networking sessions and career talks are organized on campus wide as well as specifically for MSc in Finance students. The career office delivers relevant information to our current students via email regularly.

- Employment
Graduates of MSc in Finance are in high demand in Hong Kong market and abroad. The career office also assists corporate recruiters looking to hire MSc in Finance students for full-time positions, part-time positions and internships.

Find out how to apply here - https://mbaonline.baf.cuhk.edu.hk/mscfin/

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