|Year of Entry||2019|
|Mode of Funding||Non-government-funded|
|Intermediate Award||Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance|
|Mode of Programme||Combined|
|Class Schedule||Professional Accounting Stream (PA Stream†): Weekday daytime and evenings and/or Saturday daytime; Corporate Governance Stream (CG Stream†): Weekday evenings and/or Saturday afternoons. Evening classes normally start at 7:00pm with a duration of 3 hours.|
|Indicative Intake Target||150|
|Minimum No. of Credits Required||Master's Degree: 36, Postgraduate Diploma: 24, Postgraduate Certificate: 12|
|Normal Duration of Programme||Full-time: 1 year (PA Stream†)
Part-time: 2 years (PA Stream† & CG Stream†)
|Maximum Study Period||Full-time: 2.5 years;
Part-time/Combined mode: 5 years
|Tuition Fee||Click here for more information|
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Non-local : Closed
|Mode of processing||Rolling Basis|
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The MSPACG programme aims to provide an active learning environment to develop students for leadership positions in the professional accounting and corporate governance area in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.
Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)
Upon successful completion of this Programme, students should be able to:
For Professional Accounting Stream, applicants must:
For Corporate Governance Stream, applicants must:
Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:
Core Courses — Advanced Taxation; Corporate Governance; Economics for Business; Financial Management; and Law Relating to Business and Companies.
Participants can choose one of the following two streams:
Professional Accounting Stream (two courses from the following):
Corporate Governance Stream (two courses from the following):
Note: The course list is subject to change during the academic year.
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
All core and required courses in the Professional Accounting Stream have been accredited as a Conversion Programme of the HKICPA, offering entry to its 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)
Professional Accounting Stream is also recognized by the ACCA for a possible maximum exemption of 9 papers* from its professional examination scheme.
* Exemption list is subject to periodic review by ACCA.
CPA Australia has accredited the Master of Science in Professional Accounting and Corporate Governance since 2015.
Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
Corporate Governance Stream graduates may enjoy full exemption from the professional examinations of the HKICS and the ICSA**.
**The full exemption is subject to fulfilling the requirements of HKICS.
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 website 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.