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Master of Accountancy


Course Description

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

Visit the Master of Accountancy page on the Chinese University of Hong Kong website for more details!

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Admission Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Recipients are selected by programme committee members on the basis of their academic performance, GMAT/GRE scores. All admitted students will be considered automatically, no separate application is required.

Value of Scholarship(s)

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Eligibility

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Application Procedure

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Further Information

http://www.bschool.cuhk.edu.hk/index.php/programs/masters/master-of-accountancy/program-information/tuition-fee-and-scholarship



Entry Requirements

Full-time: Possess a bachelor's degree with honors not lower than Second Class Lower Division or with an average grade of not lower than 'B'; AND Provide GMAT scores taken in or after January 2012. Part-time: Possess a bachelor's degree with honors not lower than Second Class Lower Division or with an average grade of not lower than 'B'; OR Possess recognized professional qualifications and membership in a relevant professional body that is equivalent to an honors degree; AND Provide GMAT scores taken in or after January 2012; AND Preference will be given to applicants with relevant full-time post-qualification work experience.

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