Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting Programme

Special Features of the Programme

This programme focuses on whole-person development by having a substantial portion of the programme in inter-related disciplines and liberal arts.

Aims and Objectives of the Programme

The Programme is designed to produce graduates with technical competencies in accounting and good generic skills, and an ability to apply that knowledge to meet the needs of the profession and society of Hong Kong and of China.

The programme aims to:

  1. Provide students with a broad understanding of inter-related business disciplines;
  2. Develop students’ understanding and competence in professional and practical skills of various accounting disciplines and an awareness of ethical issues;
  3. Develop in students the generic skills in communication and team building and critical thinking for problem solving; and
  4. Stimulate students’ interest in and understanding of Chinese culture and develop a whole and balanced personality.

Mode of Attendance

Full-time

Duration of Programme

Four Years

Minimum Credits Required for Award

124 credits

Admission Requirements and Procedures

Please refer: http://www.hksyu.edu/Info/admission_procedures.html

Program curriculum: BCom. (Hons) in Accounting (2019 intake and after)

YEAR 1 - Courses
Code Course Credits
ACCT 101 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 130 Managing Business Information Systems and Applications 3
ACCT 131 Business Analytics and Statistics 3
ACCT 132 Workshop in Spreadsheet Skills for Statistical Analysis 1
CHI 101-102 First Year Chinese I & II 8
ECON 101-102 Principles of Economics I & II 6
ENG 111- 112 English Usage I & II 6
General Education electives   3
Electives   2-3
Total Credits  35 – 36
YEAR 2 - Courses
Code Course Credits
ACCT 201-202 Intermediate Financial Accounting I & II 6
ACCT 210 Cost and Management Accounting I 3
BUS 200 Business Organisation & Management 3
LAW 250 Business Law 3
ENG 211-212 English Writing I & II 6
General Education Electives   6
Free electives   6
Total Credits  33
YEAR 3 - Courses
Code Course Credits
ACCT 300 Advanced Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 310 Auditing 3
ACCT 320 Cost and Management Accounting II 3
ACCT 330 Accounting Information Systems 3
ACCT 340 Financial Management 3
ACCT 420 Hong Kong Taxation 3
BUS 233 Principles of Marketing 3
LAW 331 Company Law 3
General Education Electives   3
Free electives (Students must choose at least 3 credits from specific departmental electives to complete one stream) 3 – 6
Departmental Electives for Stream Requirements
ACCT 302 Topics in Financial Reporting (Required course for Professional Accounting Stream) 3
ACCT 343 Investment Management (Required course for Corporate Accounting and Finance Stream) 3
Other Departmental Electives
ACCT 351 Taxes and Business Strategy 3
ACCT 360 Systems Analysis and Design 3
Free electives Courses available from contributing departments  
Total Credits  30 – 33
YEAR 4 - Courses
Code Course Credits
ACCT 450 Professional Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility 2
BUS 460 Business Strategy 3
Electives (Students must choose at least 9 credits from specific departmental electives to complete one stream) 21-24
Departmental Electives for Stream Requirements
ACCT 401 Financial Statements and Business Valuation (Required course for both Professional Accounting Stream and Corporate Accounting and Finance Stream) 3
ACCT 410 Assurance and Attestation Services and Practice (Required course for Professional Accounting Stream) 3
ACCT 442 Advanced Corporate Finance (Required course for Corporate Accounting and Finance Stream) 3
ACCT 443 Derivatives and Financial Markets (Required course for Corporate Accounting and Finance Stream) 3
ACCT 440 Accounting Control Systems and Case Analysis (Required course for Professional Accounting Stream) 3
Other Departmental Electives
ACCT 350 Accounting Theory 3
ACCT 415 Internal Auditing and Control 3
ACCT 425 Advanced Taxation in Hong Kong 3
ACCT 455 Corporate Governance and Compliance 3
ACCT 460 Research Methodologies in Accounting 3
ACCT 470 Research Project 3
ACCT 471 Internship in Accounting 3
ACCT 480 International Accounting 3
ACCT 490 Accounting System in China 3
ACCT 495 China Taxation 3
Free electives Courses available from contributing departments 6 – 12
Total Credits 26-29
Students can study up to 131 credits