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Master of Accountancy (MAcc)

School of Business

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$200,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$250,000/programme (plus HK$5,000/each required pre-core programme course)

Cut Off Date 01 May 2023

Year of Entry 2023 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date5 Oct 2022

Application Deadline1 May 2023

Programme DirectorDr Daniel H K HO

Programme Office (852) 3411 2160  

Selection Process
  1. Initial selection will be judged on the basis of results in official academic transcripts, proof of English proficiency and relevant supporting documents. Shortlisted and qualified candidates will be invited to attend an admission interview together with a written test for further assessment on their English proficiency and attitude.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.

The programme aims to equip bachelor's degree graduates with the necessary accounting knowledge and skills to pursue a career in professional accounting and to provide a learning environment to develop students for executive positions in the accounting area in Hong Kong and the Greater China region. Through a connected sequence of research-teaching learning activities, the programme empowers students to apply the skills and dispositions needed to develop business insights and enables them to make a significant contribution to their employing organizations.

Programme Structure

Units Requirement 36 units
Required Courses 21 units
 Elective Courses 15 units
Study Curriculum The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification

  1. A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
  2. A qualification deemed to be equivalent.


Language Proficiency Requirement

Proof of English proficiency is required for all applicants whose bachelor’s degrees were obtained from non-English medium institutions. These applicants must meet the following minimum requirements for English proficiency:

  1. a score of 79 (internet-based test) in TOEFL; or
  2. an overall band score of 6.5 in IELTS.



Notes for Applicants

  1. Applicants bear the responsibility to confirm with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) that their bachelor’s degrees are recognised in meeting the student registration requirements of the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) before applying for admission to this MAcc programme.
  2. Applicants expecting the acquisition of the requisite academic qualification before the programme commencement may also apply for admission.
  3. Both business and non-business degree holders must satisfy the pre-core programme requirements prior to their completion of the MAcc programme. The pre-core programme includes courses in accounting, economics, information systems, intermediate accounting, management, marketing for accountants and statistics. Applicants with deficiencies in any of these courses must take, at their extra cost, the prescribed pre-core programme courses (which are non-unit bearing courses with pass/fail option) to satisfy the competency requirements for admission to the HKICPA QP. The offering of pre-core programme courses by the Department is subject to the demand of admissions.
  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.