Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance (Full-time, 4 years)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
Programme Code: 02402-BAF
Mode of Attendance: Full-time
Normal 4 years
Maximum 8 years
Credit Requirements for Graduation:
A minimum of 120 academic credits, plus
3 training credits for Work-Integrated Education (WIE)
The first cohort was admitted in September 2005. The first cohort for the revised 4-year curriculum will be admitted in September 2012.
School of Accounting and Finance (AF)
BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Chairman of BBA Scheme
|Professor Mike Lai Kee-hung|
|Programme Leader||Dr KP Yuenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Assistant Programme Leader||
Dr Francis Lam
Subject to accreditation assessment, graduates are eligible to enter the Qualification Programme of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), for CPA Program of CPA Australia and Level 1 of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) examination. They may also obtain maximum exemption for Papers F1 to F9 of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) examination, and partial exemption from the Institute of Certified Management Accountants (CMA).
The BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance is part of the BBA (Hons) Scheme. The Learning Outcomes for the PolyU BBA are driven very directly by the mission of the University, which is in turn a reflection of its well-defined place in the Hong Kong community and the nature of its in-coming students. The Learning Outcomes set out below therefore represent a balance between the continuing need for ‘practicality’ in programmes and the pressing need for ‘whole person development’ in our students.
General Minimum Entrance Requirements
The minimum entrance requirements are the University’s General Minimum Entrance Requirements for Bachelor’s degree programmes, as specified below:
1. For those applying on the basis of HKDSE results:
- Level 3 in English Language and Chinese Language, and TWO other Elective Subjects; AND
- Level 2 in Mathematics and Liberal Studies
- Preferred subjects: English Language and Mathematics
2. For those applying on the basis of other local qualifications:
- An appropriate Diploma passed with credit or a Higher Certificate from a recognised institution; OR
- An appropriate Associate Degree / Higher Diploma from a recognised institution (suitable candidates will be considered for advanced standing entry to the senior year curriculum).
3. Other local/non-local qualifications deemed to be acceptable for admission purpose
The University accepts attainments in HKALE / HKASLE, GCEALE / GCEASLE and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma for admission to its 4-year degree programmes. Applicants holding A-Level and IB qualifications will be granted credit transfer upon admission. When considering attainments in HKALE / HKASLE and GCEALE / GCEASLE, weightings will be applied to GCE attainments for admission consideration.
Entry for applicants with alternative qualifications will be dealt with in accordance with the University’s Academic Regulations and Procedures.
4. Language requirements:
(i) Applicants seeking admission to full-time Bachelor's degree programmes on the strength of non-HKDSE qualifications are required to hold one of the following qualifications for English language:-
- A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 550 or above for the paper-based tests, OR a score of 80 or above for the internet-based tests; OR
- An overall Band Score of 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
- For applicants applying on the strength of GCE results, Grade C or above in GCSE / IGCSE / GCEOL English or equivalent.
- For applicants possessing IB qualifications, Level 4 in English.
(ii) As for Chinese Language, non-HKDSE applicants are allowed to use GCEASLE Chinese Language at Grade B or above, or GCSE / IGCSE Other Languages at Grade C or above to fulfill the requirement.
(iii) Individual cases will be considered on their own merit. Applicants concerned may be required to attend interviews or tests to further ascertain their language proficiency.
Indicative Progression Pattern for BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
|Year 1 (Semester 1)|
|1||AF1605||Introduction to Economics(2)||3|
|1||APSS111||Introduction to Psychology(1)||3|
|1 & 2||FB1003||Freshman Seminar||3|
|Year 1 (Semester 2)|
|2||AMA1501||Introduction to Statistics for Business||3|
|2||MM2422||Managing Business Information Systems & Applications||3|
|Year 2 (Semester 1)|
|1||AF2110||Management Accounting 1||3|
|1||AF2504||Introduction to Business Law||3|
|1||AF2602||Global Economic Environment||3|
|1||AF3110||Intermediate Accounting 1||3|
|1||MM1051||Tango! Managing Self & Leading Others(3)||3|
|1||MM2021||Management and Organisation||3|
|Year 2 (Semester 2)|
|2||AF3111||Intermediate Accounting 2||3|
|2||AF3112||Management Accounting 2||3|
|2||ELC3221||Workplace English for Business Students I||3|
|2||MM2711||Introduction to Marketing(2)||3|
|Free Elective 1||3|
|Year 3 (Semester 1)|
|1||ELC3222||Workplace English for Business Students II||3|
|1 or 2||Service –Learning||3|
|1||Free Elective 1||3|
|Year 3 (Semester 2)|
|2||CBS3221P||Chinese Language Communication for Business||3|
|2||LGT2106||Principles of Operations Management(2)||3|
|Year 4 (Semester 1)|
|1||AF4513||Corporate Social Responsibility||3|
|1||Free Elective 2||3|
|Year 4 (Semester 2)|
|2||AF4912||Capstone Project (cont.)||3|
|2||Free Elective 3||3|
|Total minimum academic credits: 120 PLUS Training credits in WIE (AF3002): 3|
List of Specialist Elective Subjects (choose any 1 subject / 3 credits)
|AMA1500||Foundation Mathematics for Accounting and Finance|
|AF3210||Hong Kong Tax Framework*|
|AF3211||Accounting Information Systems*|
|AF4106||Advanced Financial Accounting*|
|AF4228||Auditing and Assurance*|
|AF4322||Management of Financial Institutions|
|AF4326||Fixed Income Securities|
|AF4328||Mergers and Acquisitions|
* These are required subjects for HKICPA QP programme. Students are recommended to take these 4 elective subjects in order to fulfill the entrance requirement for the QP programme.
(1) Cluster Area in Human Nature, Relations and Development [CAR (A)] under GUR can be fulfilled by APSS111 Introduction to Psychology;
(2) Cluster Area in Community, Organization and Globalization [CAR (B)] under GUR can be fulfilled by AF1605 Introduction to Economics, LGT2106 Principles of Operations Management or MM2711 Introduction to Marketing;
(3) ‘Leadership and Intra-personal Development (LIPD)’ under GUR can be fulfilled by MM1051 Tango! Managing Self & Leading Others