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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, and communication skills through co-curricular activities.

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

Global Accounting

To cater for the growing demand for high potential, internationally-oriented business leaders, 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 and business practices. Students may apply for this stream after completing their first year of study. Students in this stream will sharpen their skillsets and enrich their employment attributes through a range of workshops and non-local study trip. Students in this stream will also be awarded with scholarships 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 under this stream are entitled to the maximum paper exemptions in taking the Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) qualifying examination offered by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK). Students who are keen to develop a career in the tax advisory and compliance fields may apply.

Finance for Accountants

To maintain and promote the competitiveness of Hong Kong as one of the leading financial centres, it is vital to nurture talents who are knowledgeable in both accounting and finance areas. The Finance for Accountants stream is offered to help students explore the close relationship between accounting practices and finance. Utilising the accounting knowledge learnt in the core curriculum, students are expected to analyse financial information in formulating financial strategies in areas such as corporate finance, portfolio management and international finance.

Accounting Analytics

The term "data analytics" has been one of the hottest buzzwords across all industries recently. Massive portfolio of data presents enormous opportunities in enhancing such business areas as forensic accounting, auditing, marketing, productivity and risk management. An Accounting Analytics stream has been offered since 2019/20. The stream focuses on the development of an analytics mindset emphasising the skills, tools and hands-on practice with cases. Students who would like to be business specialists capable of understanding data analytics and building a robust system to manage data 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 industry 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), CPA Australia and TIHK. All PACC graduates are eligible to apply for the HKICPA’s qualification programme and to take other professional examinations. Our PACC graduates have outstanding performance in professional examinations and case competitions and are highly sought-after. Other than international professional firms such as the Big-4 CPA firms, a growing number of PACC graduates join organisations in sectors, such as banking and finance, regulatory and compliance as well as 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 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 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:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"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 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100




Tel: 852 3943 7255


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 610 369 540 634 513 2666
2022 597 387 506 601 460 2551
2021 477 265 423 542 435 2142
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
2023 124 0 0 0 0 124
2022 120 0 0 0 0 120
2021 141 0 0 0 0 141
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