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Why BBA Accountancy?

Known as the “language of business,” accounting is certainly vital knowledge in our quest for business excellence and fundamental to success in the business world. Studying accounting provides you with great employment potential and numerous educational opportunities. Aside from becoming an accounting professional, an accounting degree offers a doorway to almost every business opportunity you can dream of, from financial auditing to business consulting. If you want to pursue further studies in business, accounting is definitely a perfect place to start.

會計是公認的"商業語言",是各行各業取得商業成功以及追求卓越表現不可或缺的基石。 會計學專業為您提供了巨大的就業前景和廣闊的教育機會。會計學不僅有助於學生成為會計專業人士,還可以幫助學生進入自己理想的行業,無論是從事財務審計工作還是進入管理諮詢行業。同時,如果希望將來在商科繼續深造,會計學也會是您的絕佳選擇。

Why BBA Accountancy at CityU College of Business?

  1. Our programme offers valuable resources to maximize your potential and lead you to success. It provides you with
    • Professional Recognition – Our dedicated academic staff deliver solid professional knowledge. The programme is recognized by major professional associations, including HKICPA, ACCA, CIMA, and CPA Australia.
    • Real-world Experience – We offer internship placements in well-known accounting firms. Most of our Penultimate Year students gain internship placements, and we provide a series of pre-internship training sessions to get them prepared.
    • Overseas Exposure – In addition to the exchange programme provided by the College of Business, we collaborate with the National Taiwan University in a joint degree programme( We also organize study tours during study breaks, including tours to Korea, Taiwan, Guangzhou, and Europe. On these tours you will attend credit-bearing courses, visit renowned international corporations, and join in cultural discovery activities. 
    • Whole Person Development Training – On-going training will be provided at every stage of your university life. We offer a Graduate Employment Training Program and other training workshops which cover a full range of skills for job-hunting and interviews, business etiquette, soft skills, and communication proficiency.
    • Personalized Mentor Scheme – Student and staff mentors are assigned to individual freshmen in our Student Mentoring Scheme. The wealth of experience offered by our senior students and academic staff will help you adapt to and plan your university life from the start.
    • Diversified Co-curricular Activities – We support students to participate in open competitions. These opportunities allow students to explore contemporary business issues in great depth, via collaborating with peers and obtaining advice from senior management consultants and academic staff.
  2. College of Business is among the top four business schools in Asia (
  3. Entrance scholarships up to HK$265,000 are available for elite students (
  4. Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! ( See our accountancy students' exposures on "My Global Journey" at
  5. An average of about 70% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting.
  6. More student exposures about "My Discoveries and Learnings" are available at
  7. Inter-disciplinary professional knowledge in both Accountancy and Law (i.e., Double Degree in Accountancy and Law subject to university's approval) which enhances your employability in the two sectors.

Career Prospects

We will facilitate your acquisition of the qualifications and skills you need for career advancement in prominent multinational certified public accounting firms, government departments, commercial, industrial and public organisations.

See a career development story of our accountancy graduate at

Entrance Requirements for JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Catalogue No. and Title
Minimum Level Required
Eng. Lang. Chi. Lang. Mathematics Liberal Studies
Elective SubjectsNotes
Elective 1
Elective 2
BBA Accountancy
Level 3 Level 3 Level 3 Level 2 Level 3 Level 3

- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please visit

For details, please visit:

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Department of Accountancy Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships for JUPAS Entrants (2022/23 intake)

Major Admission score Scholarship award
BBA Accountancy 30 or above HK$30,000  (one-off)
28 to 29 HK$20,000  (one-off)
27 HK$10,000 (one-off)

For details of the entrance scholarship of BBA Accountancy, please refer to scholarship regulations.

Professional Recognition

Accreditation is obtained from the following professional bodies:
Note: Professional accreditation is subject to periodic review by the respective professional bodies.

Student Exchange/Internship

We arrange overseas student exchange and study tours, including visits to Singapore, Seoul and Shanghai and exchange studies to the US, Europe and Australia. To learn more, please visit

Each year, we have an average of about 70% of our penultimate year students successfully completed professional attachment in major accounting firms, reputable commercial organisations or government bodies. Please visit for more details.

Student Achievements

Students are encouraged to participate in various open competitions to gain presentation experience and boost their confidence in making business presentations. Our students have achieved excellent results in reputable competitions in both Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region, as demonstrated below.




ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition


Merits Award

Best Budgeting Award


Top 8 teams of finalists (Red Cross HEC);
Top 20 teams of finalists (ASKI)


Member of winning team EASY;
Merit Award


Best Team Spirit Award


1st Runner-up
Most Creative Team
Judges’ Commendation


Best Proposal Award
My Favourite Team Award

ACCA & CFA Institute Business Competition 2019-20 2019 Top 8 Teams
CGMA Global Business Challenge 2020 2020 Champion in Hong Kong
2nd Runner-up in North Asia Final

BDO (Hong Kong) Best Intern Scholarship Contest







“Chuang Qing Chun” National Entrepreneurship Competition 2016  organised by the Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association (HKNGCA)


Gold Award (Project Name: Nanbor)
Silver Award (Project Name: Handyman)
Bronze Award (Project Name: Smart Pay)

“Challenge Cup” National Competition - Hong Kong Regional Final, Hong Kong University Student Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition 2016 organised by the Hong Kong New Generational Cultural Association (HKNGCA)


Second Prize - Social Enterprise
(Project Name: Nanbor)
Third Prize – Social Enterprise
(Project Name: Behold the Old)
Third Prizes - Start-up
(Project name: Smart Pay; Handyman)

CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) Hong Kong


Best Video Award

EY Academy CSR Challenge


Member of Team Awards (FinTech) – 1st Runner-up
Member of Team Awards (A.I.) – Champion & Member of Most Favourite Video (A.I.)


Member of Best Team Award – Champion;
Member of Best Team Award – 1st Runner-up and;
Member of Best Booth award


Member of Best Team Award – Champion, and Most Favourite Team
Member of Best Team Award – 1st Runner-up
Member of Best Team Award – 2nd Runner-up


Champion of Top Performing Cadets
Member of Team Award – Best Promotion Champaign in Facebook

Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge 2021 Top 6 Teams out of over 120 Teams

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Qualification Programme (QP) Case Analysis Competition

2017 Eight Finalist Teams


Merit Award

Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) Corporate Governance Paper Competition


First Runner-up for Paper Presentation and Merit Award for Paper Writing
Second Runner-up for Paper Writing


Best Paper Award
Best Presenter Award

Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI) Scholarship Programme 2020 2021 Member of one of the eight finalist teams & Team Award
Hong Kong Undergraduate Financial Planners of the Year Award by Society of Registered Financial Planners 2017

Champion Team;
2nd Runner-up

HSBC/HKU Hong Kong Business Case Competition by The University of Hong Kong Asia Case Research Centre 2018 First Runner-up
2017 Champion
“My Interfaces with the B&R Initiatives” integrated Abilities Competition by Hong Kong Professionals and Senior Executives Association, New Territories Association of Societies, Federation of New Territories Youth, and other academic associations in Hong Kong and Macau 2018 Champion

The Inter-University Algo Trading Contest 2016/17 by CASH Algo Finance Group


Best Presentation Award

J.P. Morgan Asset and Wealth Management Challenge 2018 Top 6 Teams
The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong TIHK Tax Debate Competition 2018 Second Runner-up
Young Tax Professional of the Year


Champion of the Local Competition
1st Runner-up of the Local Competition


2nd Prize of the Local Competition
My Favourite Presenter Award of the Local Competition
3rd Prize of the National Competition in Shanghai


2nd Prize of the Local Competition


Credit-bearing Study Tour(s)

4-week Study Tour to Seoul

For the first time, CityU students from the AC Department were among those from other two universities (Sun Yat-sen University and Seoul National University) in a Tri-College Exchange Study Tour. The 4-week study tour took place at Seoul National University (SNU) in South Korea from 28 June to 25 July 2016.

CHEUNG Sui Man, Mandy | Year 2 (2015 cohort)

Precious Learning Experiences in Korea
I am Cheung Sui Man Mandy, a Year 2 student majoring in Accountancy (Professional Accounting Stream). It was a great opportunity for me to broaden my horizons and learn to be independent. As I am a conservative and passive girl, to step out from my comfort zone to a new environment is a challenge for me. I chose to study at SNU because it is the top university in Korea and I believed I would experience differences in the learning environment, culture, eating habits, and so on. Also, the influence of K-pop and the Korean entertainment industry has become stronger than before, which is driving their manufacturing industries to move forward. Therefore, Korea was a suitable place for me to study the course of AC4321 Management Accounting. But the most important reason for choosing this tour is that I wanted to test my limitations—to see what I can do and how brave I am. Seoul was my starting point.

Dr. Lee, our professor at SNU, always raised advanced questions such as who the real owner of a company is. He wanted to guide us to think deeply and understand that accounting is not only about calculations and standards, but also about management, decision making and the heart of the company. The Seoul study tour was not only for students to study management accounting, but also provided us with different experiences and activities to understand more about ourselves. Our creativity and critical thinking was inspired in ways that are useful for our career and entire life.

Farewell SNU colleagues and express thankfulness to Dr Lee Woo-Jong

LEE Yuen Chit, Kelvin | Year 2 (2015 cohort)

Amazing Campus and Facilities at Seoul National University
This was the first time I had lived in a student residence with roommates. The residence was well-appointed. An open-kitchen and washing machine were provided. Even a balcony was included in the residence. However, the walking distance between the college and residence was around 20 minutes. It is hard to imagine how large the school area of SNU is. In terms of facilities, SNU is like a community. Basic needs for students, such as restaurants, convenience stores, library and bookstores, are situated around the university. In addition, students can also find other campus services like banks, a post office, and a hair salon. Even a souvenir shop. Overall, the comprehensive facilities of SNU really surprised me.

Fruitful and Unforgettable Experience in Korea
I think that we can learn a destination’s culture from books, but learning a few key phrases for daily communication is also a way to understand their culture and lifestyles. Time flies when you are having fun. The study trip was a fruitful and unforgettable experience for me. Joining a study tour gave me a chance to be independent and to discover new and interesting things. Therefore, I highly recommend students go for a study tour. The invaluable experience will provide you with a chance to learn and mature.


Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Overseas Summer Programmes

Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.

Young Scholars Programme

To nurture BBA students to become outstanding future leaders in the region/world, our Young Scholars Programme offers the following:

  • overseas exposure during semester breaks, including study trips to renowned companies and universities;
  • internship placements in multinational companies to be arranged locally or overseas;
  • networking with top business students admitted locally and overseas;
  • professional mentorships provided by professors and professional practitioners; and
  • cultivation of social responsibility through community services and voluntary work.

Major Curriculum

Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.

Admission Code JS1002
BBA Accountancy
Mode of study
Full time
tuition fee
Year of entry
Mode of funding
Government funded
Mode of processing
Rolling Basis
Level of study
Bachelor's degree
Major Leader
Dr XIN Xiangang
+852 3442 7919
Associate Major Leader
+852 3442 7902
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