College of Business
School of Law

Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy

School of Law_
Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code

1062 (JS1062)

Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

8 (For First-Year Entry)*

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
5 years
Programme Website
LLB Programme Director
Prof Michael TSIMPLIS

Ph.D., LLM

Major Leader of BBAAC
Prof XIN Xiangang


General Enquiries
Contact Value
Contact Value

Department of Accountancy 


* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

Why Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy?

The School of Law and the Department of Accountancy are internationally renowned for the strengths of their respective disciplines. Their work is linked with the financial and corporate sectors, which often have legal disputes that can only be solved by those with a detailed knowledge of accounting. Students in the double degree programme will acquire wide-ranging legal knowledge and skills that will enable them to progress to professional legal training, and will also acquire foundational knowledge that can assist them to qualify as accountants. The graduates of the double degree programme, the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, benefit from a rigorous legal education combined with solid academic training in accounting within a global business mindset.  It is thus expected that they will be highly sought after for positions in the commercial and financial sectors.

Entrance Requirements
JUPAS Applicants

JUPAS Entrance Requirements

JS1062 Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy
HKDSE SubjectMinimum Level Required
English LanguageLevel 5
Chinese LanguageLevel 3
MathematicsLevel 3
Citizenship and Social DevelopmentAttained
Elective 1Level 3
Elective 2Level 3

- Besides Category A elective subjects, Mathematics extended modules (M1/M2) and “other languages” (at grade E or above) can also be used to meet the elective requirement. If students take both M1 and M2, they are counted as one subject only.  
- Applied Learning subjects are not counted as elective subjects.  
- For details of the alternative Chinese Language qualifications acceptable by the University for Non-Chinese Speaking (NCS) students, please click here.


Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Direct/ Non-JUPAS Applicants Entrance Requirements

To be considered for admission to this double degree programme, you must satisfy the general entrance requirements and the following minimum programme-specific requirements:

  • an overall IELTS band score of 7#; OR
  • a TOEFL score# of 600 (paper-based test) OR 100 (internet-based test); OR
  • a score of 6 in IB English (SL/HL); OR
  • Grade B / Grade 6 in IGCSE English - First Language or Grade A / Grade 7 in IGCSE English as a Second Language; OR
  • Level 5 in HKDSE English Language; OR
  • Grade C in HKALE AS-Level Use of English; OR
  • other equivalent qualifications. 

#Obtained within 3 years before admission

Curriculum Structure

Students will enrol in a number of courses offered by AC (accounting courses) and SLW (law courses) in all semesters in the five-year programme, to complete a minimum requirement of 150 credit units (including 54 credit units for accounting and business courses and 51 credit units for law courses). In line with the University’s tuition fees policy, any extra credit units exceeding 144 completed in the first four years and any credit units taken in the fifth year of study and beyond will be charged on a self-financing basis.

Suggested Study Plan for Year 1 study


Credit Units

Recommended Courses

Semester A


GE1401 University English


GE Area 1


LW2601 Hong Kong Legal System


LW2603A Law of Tort I


LW2604 Legal Methods, Research and Writing 



Semester B


CB2200 Business Statistics = GE Area 2 (GE2262)


CB2201 Operations Management


CB2300 Management = GE Area 2 (GE2264)


LW2603B Law of Tort II


LW3605A Constitutional Law





GE2402 English for Business Communication or GE2411 Legal English


GE Area 3



Start Your Career Here

The double degree will prepare students for a career in the legal and financial sectors, and they will also have the option to become a legal professional. Students will receive a well-rounded education from our staff, which includes distinguished teachers and scholars from Hong Kong, Mainland China, the UK, Australia, India, and Malaysia. In addition, students will have the opportunity to be taught by visiting faculty from law schools all around the world.

Professional Accreditation

Students who complete the Law Major and four additional specific law electives (12 credits) will satisfy the requirements stipulated by the Standing Committee on Legal Education and Training to apply for admission to the Postgraduate Certificate in Laws (PCLL).

In accordance with the professional accreditation guidelines, after commencement of the double degree programme requests for accreditation will be submitted to professional bodies, e.g., The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), to obtain the same professional accreditation as the Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy programme.

Bonus Features

Curriculum designed for legal and accountancy professionals.

Opportunities for students to enrol in an intensive credit-bearing law course for one month at University College, Oxford* (UK) in summer.

Professional development opportunities for students to participate in business case competitions, professional seminars, and credit-bearing professional internship courses offered by the Department of Accountancy.

* The G-LEAP agreement will be renewed, subject to confirmation


• Extensive scholarships and financial support are provided to students for participation in the overseas-learning activities, mooting competitions and overseas placement.

• CityU Scholarships for Hong Kong Talents are available to JUPAS and Non-JUPAS entrants.

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