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The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Professional Accountancy 專業會計學


Short Description

Accounting is the language of business. The BBA in Professional Accountancy (PACC) programme is designed to nurture professional accountants and specialists in accounting-related areas.  The programme provides students with both accounting and business knowledge, skills and values that will help them become future leaders in the accounting and business communities.  On top of academic study, the programme puts a lot of emphasis on developing students’ leadership, analytical, problem-solving, interpersonal and communication skills through co-curricular activities.

Students may specialize in one of the following streams under the PACC programme:

Global Accounting

To cater for the growing demand in the business world for professionals with global mindset and leadership capability, the Global Accounting stream is offered to elite accounting students who aspire to acquire a global mindset as well as an understanding of international accounting practices and issues.  Students will apply for the stream after completing their first year of study. Students in the stream will attend soft skills and leadership skills workshops, gain international exposure through non-local training experience, with scholarships support based on academic merit.

Global Tax and Governance

The Global Tax and Governance stream is offered in response to an increasing interest of our students to know more about tax and governance issues as well as the profession’s desire to have more accounting graduates who are better versed in these areas.  Students who specialized in the GTG stream are entitled to the maximum paper exemptions in taking the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) qualifying examination offered by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). The stream is particularly relevant to students who are interested in developing their future careers in the tax, governance and compliance areas.

Finance for Accountants

To maintain and promote the competitiveness of Hong Kong as one of the leading financial centre, it is vital to nurture talents who are knowledgeable in both accounting and finance areas. A new Finance for Accountants stream has been offered since 2018-2019. In addition to accounting courses, students will be exposed to a wide array of finance courses such as corporate finance, international finance, financial markets, investment analysis and portfolio management.

Accounting Analytics

The term "data analytics" has been one of the hottest buzzwords across all industries recently. Massive portfolio of structured and unstructured data either generated internally within the corporation or residing outside of corporate boundaries present enormous opportunities in business such as enhancement in forensic accounting, auditing, marketing, productivity and risk management. A new Accounting Analytics stream is therefore offered for new entrants in 2019-2020. Students who would like to rise to the challenges and opportunities that data analytics may present to the profession and are interested in getting hands-on experience with data analytics may apply.

Apart from academic courses, the programme invites business professionals to speak to our students regularly with an aim to provide students with practical insights and broaden their business exposure. There are also ample opportunities to join exchange and internship programmes and to apply for scholarships.

The PACC programme is well recognised by international and professional accreditation bodies, such as AACSB International, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and CPA Australia. All PACC graduates are eligible to apply for the HKICPA’s qualification programme and to take other professional examinations. Our PACC graduates perform outstandingly in professional examinations and case competitions and are highly sought-after, with most of them being recruited by the Big-4 CPA firms. PACC graduates also join companies in other sectors, such as banking, finance and consultancy.

For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to for details.

Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.

Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2021-22 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100




Tel: 39437255


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 339 255 365 411 381 1751
2019 234 205 340 434 356 1569
2018 228 193 316 449 389 1575
2017 326 211 342 442 415 1736
2016 277 196 354 467 529 1823
2015 356 265 453 612 617 2303
2014 325 242 461 708 736 2472
2013 298 229 409 529 716 2181
2012 385 315 554 878 939 3071

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 122 0 0 0 0 122
2019 81 2 0 0 0 83
2018 92 0 0 0 0 92
2017 122 0 0 0 0 122
2016 107 0 0 0 0 107
2015 102 0 0 0 0 102
2014 105 0 0 0 0 105
2013 96 0 0 0 0 96
2012 96 0 0 0 0 96

(1) For latest information on interviews for 2021 entry, please visit