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About The Programme



Programme Aim

The HKU Master of Accounting programme will develop your core competencies in accounting, finance, management and business analytics, which are vital for you to succeed as a professional accountant, financial expert and business leader. 

Our programme delivers a rigorous learning experience across a wide spectrum of fields, including financial and managerial accounting, taxation, auditing, law, financial management, corporate governance, accounting analytics, strategic management, and business leadership. The curriculum has the following distinctive features:

  • A comprehensive postgraduate curriculum encompassing accounting, finance, management, and business analytics
  • Theories that explicate the important roles of accounting in economic decisions
  • Professional-level training in business leadership, strategic management reporting, and advanced financial and performance management benefited from the partnership with the ACCA
  • Accounting data analytics that convert information into executable actions
  • A capstone course to tie the various elements of the study together through real world business projects 

Mode and Duration of Study

The MAcct programme extends over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study. Most students tend to finish the programme in one academic year.

Courses are offered on a modular basis to allow students to focus on one area of study at a time. There are 6 modules in one academic year and each module is six to eight weeks long, including the examination week.

Students usually take 2 courses per module and there are 4 three-hour classes each week.


Medium and Course Assessment

The programme will be taught in English.

Online coursework and a list of suggested readings will be provided to help students to grasp the fundamental concepts of financial accounting.

Assessment of each course may include assignments, mid-term examinations, project papers, and course work, as well as a final examination, which is normally held at the end of each course unless otherwise specified.


Graduation Requirements

Students are required to successfully complete twelve 6-credit courses (72 credits), including seven core courses, one capstone course and four elective courses.

Those who have failed a core course are required to retake it. If the failed course is an elective, another elective can be chosen as a substitute. To graduate from our programme, the number of failed courses over the entire period of study cannot exceed two, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above must be achieved. An attendance rate of 70% is required for all MAcct courses, failure to meet this requirement will result in a fail grade in the course concerned.