Department of Accounting

An accounting system is essential for industrial and commercial activities and for international trade and finance.

Accounting knowledge and skills are the grounds of the industrial and commercial system which help to boost the economic development of society.

The Department of Accounting at HKSYU trains professional and competent accountants to meet the enormous demand from industry and commerce. BCom (Honours) in Accounting is a four-year undergraduate programme which emphasises whole person development, professional accounting training as well as general education.

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This admissions information talk provides the 2024/25 undergraduate programmes of Hong Kong Shue Yan University. You can check the admission requirements of the programme(s), introduction of the department, and internship, exchange and other student/alumni activities.

Our Programmes

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting Programme
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) in Accounting Programme

Programme Features

  • Programme aiming at producing students with professional competence (departmental courses) and humanistic concerns (general education courses) for whole-person development
  • Newly renovated programme structure and curriculum for the ever-changing business environment (Assurance and Attestation Services and Practice, Accounting Control Systems and Case Analysis, Workshop in Spreadsheet Skills for Statistical Analysis)
  • Niche in a subfield of accounting (Professional Accounting Stream, and Corporate Accounting and Finance Stream) with future career prospects
  • Internship or student assistantship opportunities, including in Big 4 CPA firms, Shanghai branch
  • HKICPA QP Scholarships, Distinction Award from CPA Australia, Outstanding Student of CPA Australia

Programme Curriculum*

  • Financial Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Auditing, Taxation in Hong Kong, China, International
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance
  • Business Analytics and Statistics, Managing Business Information Systems and Applications, Accounting Information Systems
  • Research Project

*For detailed curriculum, please refer to the departmental website.


  • Elective
  • Compulsory

Career Paths

Graduates can become Certified Public Accountants (CPA) or non-practising members of the professional accounting bodies, after taking relevant professional examinations and gaining relevant working experience. Besides from professional accounting firms in commercial and industrial sectors, they are also able to seek employment in the Hong Kong SAR Government, particularly Audit Commission, Inland Revenue Department and the Treasury. They can study master programmes in Accounting, Finance or Management at local or overseas universities

Professional Recognition

  • Substantial course exemptions from professional organisations, qualifying graduates for taking local and overseas professional examinations with reduced number of papers:
  • Australia: CPA, CMA

Entrance Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • ES 2
  • ES 3

NMTSS = Non-means-tested Subsidy Scheme
SSSDP = Study Subsidy Scheme for Designated Professions/Sectors

Entrance Scholarship (ES)
ES 1 – iFREE Entrance Scholarship
ES 2 – Longbow Charity Foundation Entrance Scholarship
ES 3 – Entrance Scholarship for Non-Chinese Speaking Students

 Year of Entry

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3