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 converts 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.
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Accounting programme, a candidate must:
Hold a recognised degree or equivalent;
Obtain statements from two referees, regarding suitability for the programme; and
Obtain a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university.Minimum score requirement: TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5)
GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but candidates with a good GMAT/GRE scores or possessing a business Bachelor’s degree or have accounting-related work experience will be favourably considered.
In general, applicants are not required to attend an interview during the admissions process.
Admissions for 2021 intake is now open.
Round 1: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), October 19, 2020
Round 2: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), December 14, 2020
Round 3: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), February 3, 2021
Round 4: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), March 9, 2021
Round 5: 12:00 noon (GMT +8), April 7, 2021
Offers will be made on a rolling basis and early applications are preferred, in the sense that a large proportion of offers will be allocated to applicants in the early stages. Candidates are therefore highly recommended to submit their applications and supporting documents as soon as possible.
Non-local students are highly encouraged to apply in the first two rounds, to allow sufficient time to arrange student visas and to prepare to move to Hong Kong.
Admission decisions are generally available 1 month after the application deadline and successful applicants will be notified by email. Applicants that have not received an offer will be considered again in the following round(s), until the end of the admissions cycle.
The proposed tuition fee for the 2021 Intake is HK$318,000*.
Upon receiving the admission oﬀer, candidates will be required to arrange a deposit of HK$80,000* to conﬁrm their acceptance. The balance will be payable in 2 instalments over one academic year, irrespective of the number of courses taken in each module.
There is also a non-refundable application fee of HK$300.
*subject to change and final approval by The University of Hong Kong