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JS5318

BBA in Professional Accounting 工商管理學士(專業會計學)

ACCT

Short Description

The BBA Professional Accounting (ACCT) program gives students a world-class start to their professional careers. It aims to groom students to be trusted accounting professionals by equipping them with a solid foundation in business and accounting knowledge, communications and leadership skills. Professional excellence courses, comprising seminars led by prominent business professionals, are incorporated into the curriculum for students to meet and learn from the leaders in the profession.

The program offers students ample opportunities to enrich their lives in the undergraduate years, for instances, internship and cadet programs offered by Big4 CPA firms; student exchange programs; and various case competitions organized by relevant professional bodies. Scholarships are available for many of these activities.

Four study pathways are offered in the ACCT program to accommodate students' career aspiration. Students who wish to master accounting as a language in business may take the general pathway while those who wish to pursue accounting professional qualification may take the HKICPA QP path. The ACCT program has long been academically acclaimed and is accredited by the AACSB International as well as leading professional accounting bodies such as the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and CPA Australia(CPAA).

We constantly review our ACCT program to ensure it meets the evolving talent demand in the Accounting profession and business. In response to the increasing demand for data-driven insights, we have introduced the academic option “Accounting Analytics” for students who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in using data analytics in Accounting. Students may take the AA option on top of the HKICPA QP pathway.

ACCT students may pursue dual majors if they wish to do so. The academic administration well coordinates course offerings among different programs and provides students with a conducive environment to pursue their own academic interests.

Extended Major

ACCT students may apply for the extended major in Artificial Intelligence or Digital Media and Creative Arts at the end of the 3rd term of study, if they satisfy the extended major requirement. Students completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management".

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5318 ACCT and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5318 allows students who have a special interest in BBA ACCT to directly enter the major. Those admitted into JS5300 may apply to enter ACCT or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three terms. Students interested in ACCT should include either or both JS5318 and JS5300 in their program choices. Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities organized by HKUST Business School in May–June 2024.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Notes:
  1. The result(s) of Liberal Studies (Level 2 or above) achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
  2. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes: 
  1. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement. 
  2. The result(s) of Liberal Studies in previous sitting(s) will also be considered in HKUST General Entrance Requirement. Level 2 or above is required. 
    "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development and the result(s) of Liberal Studies will not be considered in the admissions score calculation.
  3. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  4. Grade C or above in Category C (Other Languages) subjects can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).

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

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, HKUST Business School

Email: bmadmit@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 2358 6005

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 175 153 244 324 306 1202
2022 215 180 259 356 330 1340
2021 233 158 288 328 307 1314
2020 229 184 242 326 296 1277
2019 207 179 263 350 311 1310
2018 259 216 322 403 395 1595
2017 254 207 318 432 397 1608
2016 230 190 343 424 443 1630

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 49 0 0 0 0 49
2022 60 0 0 0 0 60
2021 70 0 0 0 0 70
2020 55 0 0 0 0 55
2019 80 0 0 0 0 80
2018 60 0 0 0 0 60
2017 60 0 0 0 0 60
2016 49 0 0 0 0 49