|Year of Entry||2019|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Intermediate Award||Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in International Accounting|
|Mode of Programme||Combined|
|Class Schedule||Weekday daytime and evenings|
|Indicative Intake Target||50|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||Master's Degree: 30, Postgraduate Diploma: 24, Postgraduate Certificate: 12|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years|
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
Local : Closed
Non-local : Closed
|Mode of processing||Rolling Basis|
PhD (Southern California)
+852 3442 7760
This programme aims to provide accounting or finance major graduates an opportunity to enhance their skills by developing an expertise in international accounting as well as further understanding in Hong Kong accounting and related arena of knowledge. Students will be provided with specialised knowledge in international and Hong Kong accounting as well as related fields of information management, international business and investment so that graduates can make a significant contribution to the functioning and development of their employing organizations – particularly organizations such as multinational enterprises, joint ventures, Hong Kong companies and government agencies engaged in foreign trade and investment, and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or consulting firms with multinational corporate clients and networks.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:
· hold an accounting or finance degree from a recognised university; or
· hold an equivalent qualification acceptable to CityU; and
· preferably possess 2 years of experience in accounting or business disciplines.
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfil the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
* Applicants holding the old CET-6 result must attain a pass in the test.
Core Courses -- Accounting Information Systems; Advanced International Financial Accounting; Advanced Taxation; Corporate Governance; International Financial Management; International Financial Statement Analysis; Management Accounting Issues in Multinational Enterprises
(Minimum 9 credit units)
Students are required to take 9 credit units from the programme elective courses listed below or the consortium courses offered by the servicing Departments under CB.
Note: The course list is subject to change during the academic year.
To be eligible for the professional accreditation/exemptions granted to this programme, students are required to take certain prescribed courses.
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
This is an accredited accountancy degree for the HKICPA Qualification Programme. Students who have successfully completed the programme and met the following conditions are eligible to enter the HKICPA Qualification Programme:
Applicants have the responsibility to check the syllabuses of the Associate Level Modules of the new QP, their official transcripts and the syllabus of subjects studied, to ascertain that their previous studies at the undergraduate level are on a par with the corresponding QP modules and hence qualify for module exemption. Otherwise, students are required to study and pass the designated elective course(s) if they would like to enroll in the new QP and obtain exemption of those relevant QP modules.
Only those students who have studied and passed in the subjects with substantial coverage relevant to Modules of the Associate Level of the new QP of HKICPA are eligible for exemption of the Modules concerned#. The final decision rests with the HKICPA.
To learn more about the new QP, you may wish to refer to the Position Paper of the new QP, which was released in January 2017 (link appended below):
# The exemption is subject to fulfilling the requirements of HKICPA.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The programme is also recognized by the ACCA for a possible maximum exemption of 5 papers* from its professional examination scheme.
*The exemption list is subject to periodic review by the ACCA.
Subject to funding and annual approval, admitted applicants are automatically considered for three types of scholarships (hence, no separate application is necessary):
For details, please visit AC web site at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/ac under programmes & courses.
Applicants who meet the entry requirements but wish to exit early from the programme may apply for the Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate of the programme after completion of the designated courses and number of credit units.