About The Programme
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.
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.