Mainland & Overseas Activities
Joint Bachelor Program in Accountancy with National Taiwan University (NTU)
The City University of Hong Kong (CityU) and NTU launched this joint degree program in 2012/13. Program graduates are awarded two Bachelor’s degrees, a BBA in Accountancy from CityU and a BA in Accountancy from NTU.
The program has a four-year curriculum. In Years One and Four, students study at CityU, whereas they take courses at NTU in their second and third years. The first batch of joint program students will graduate in 2016, and five CityU AC students are studying on the program in the 2013/14 academic year.
Benefit to students
NTU is widely recognized as the most prestigious university in Taiwan. It provides a top-quality business education, and both enhances the skills and enriches the learning experience of Hong Kong students.
The joint program offers opportunities for full cultural immersion, giving students exposure to a culture different from their own. Whether studying at CityU or NTU, students are required to learn the latest professional rules and practices, and those from Hong Kong benefit from the learning methods used in another Chinese business community.
In response to the emergence of a truly global workforce, students who join the CityU-NTU program receive vigorous training geared toward development of an international perspective, thereby helping them to compete in today’s ever-changing business world. Graduates are likely to be recognized as skillful, cooperative, open-minded, and flexible, thus giving them an important edge in career development. Further, graduates can pursue career opportunities in either Hong Kong or Taiwan, giving them added flexibility in the job search.
How do I apply?
All Year-1 students studying under the four-year curriculum within the College of Business are eligible to apply. Applicants must have a GPA of at least 3.0 and be able to communicate in Putonghua.
Students who are interested in applying should contact Mr. David Yip, Joint Convenor, CityU-NTU Joint Bachelor Program in Accountancy, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fan Sum Yi | Year 2
To celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, I went to a Taiwanese restaurant with local students. It was interesting to find that locals love grilled food instead of the traditional moon cakes preferred in Hong Kong.
This was my first time to visit Taiwan. I thought the local food tasted really delicious, particularly the hot pots and grilled items.
We enjoy good food and talking with peers.
Surrounded by student reporters at NTU, I felt like a celebrity.
Do I look like a student ambassador?
Hey! We need to start eating!!
Nobody is an island. She was one of the new friends I made.
Touching the Lucky Rabbit’s ear will give me good luck throughout the year.
Leu Lok Man | Year 2
The most unforgettable moment of the program was when a volunteer student and his classmates took me and other international students to the Tonghua Night Market. This was the first time for me to sit on the back of a bicycle and travel on the road by bicycle. It was an interesting experience, as we do not treat bicycles as a transportation tool in Hong Kong. We each had our own bicycle and quickly got used to cycling.
I also joined a society whose members serve at a local orphanage in Taiwan, giving the children private homework tutorials once a week. The main purpose was not to improve the children’s academic performance, but to provide them with love and care. The child that I tutored was a boy suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. To my surprise, he was very cooperative, and we developed a very good relationship.
Ho Lok Hei | Year 2
On December 8, I participated for the first time in my life in a Chinese martial arts competition held at Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. It was really fun, and I learned to cooperate with others while competing in group events. When I took to the stage, I felt proud of being a part of the Chang Hong Club at NTU. Chang Hong is not simply a skill, an art or a mystery. It is a way of life.
Of all of the activities in which I participated during my first semester at NTU, volunteering at a local orphanage was the most worthy and meaningful. I visited the orphanage every Thursday to help the children with their homework. The orphans welcomed me and treated me nicely. They were awesome, and I had a great time with them.