College of Business

BBA Accountancy

Academic Year of Entry
Admission Code


Indicative Intake Target

Local Places:

150 (For First Year and Advanced Standing I Entries)* and

43 (For Senior Year Entry)

Non-Local Places  
(For Overall Direct Applications):

Around 300

Normal Duration of Programme
3 Years (For Advanced Standing I Entry)
2 Years (For Senior Year Entry)
Programme Website
Major Leader
Prof. XIN Xiangang


+852 3442 7919 (Phone)

Associate Major Leader
Prof. CHEN Wen


+852 3442 7902 (Phone)

Associate Major Leader
Prof CHEN Yi Chun


+852 3442 5676(Phone)

General Enquiries
Contact Type
Contact Value

* for JUPAS and non-JUPAS admissions

Why BBA Accountancy?

Known as the “language of business,” accounting is certainly vital knowledge in our quest for business excellence and fundamental to success in the business world. Studying accounting provides you with great employment potential and numerous educational opportunities. Aside from becoming an accounting professional, an accounting degree offers a doorway to almost every business opportunity you can dream of, from financial auditing to business consulting. If you want to pursue further studies in business, accounting is also definitely a perfect place to start.

Our BBA Accountancy program offers two streams. The Professional Accounting stream is designed to equip students with accounting knowledge and professional skills for the profession. The ESG and Tech stream is designed to equip students with digital technology, risk management, and data analytical skills, in addition to the fundamental accounting knowledge.

會計是公認的"商業語言",是各行各業取得商業成功以及追求卓越表現不可或缺的基石。 會計學專業為您提供了巨大的就業前景和廣闊的教育機會。會計學不僅有助於學生成為會計專業人士,還可以幫助學生進入自己理想的行業,無論是從事財務審計工作還是進入管理諮詢行業。同時,如果希望將來在商科繼續深造,會計學也會是您的絕佳選擇。


Why BBA Accountancy at CityU College of Business?

Our programme offers valuable resources to maximize your potential and lead you to success. It provides you with:

Professional Recognition

  • Professional Recognition – Our dedicated academic staff deliver solid professional knowledge. The programme is recognized by major professional associations, including HKICPA, ACCA, CIMA, and CPA Australia.

Whole Person Development Training

  • Internship -  An average of about 70% of students secure local and global internship opportunities in areas including banking, accounting, IT and consulting
  • Exchange - Overseas exchange and summer programmes are available in over 200 partner universities around the globe! 
  • Competition -  We support students to participate in open competitions. These opportunities allow students to explore contemporary business issues in great depth, via collaborating with peers and obtaining advice from senior management consultants and academic staff
  • Study tours - We also organize study tours during study breaks, including tours to Korea, Taiwan, Guangzhou, and Europe. On these tours you will attend credit-bearing courses, visit renowned international corporations, and join in cultural discovery activities

Flexible curriculum and 2nd major/minor choices

  • Two streams: "Professional Accounting" stream and "ESG and Tech" stream
  • "Double Degree in Accountancy and Law" to gain Inter-disciplinary professional knowledge and enhances students' employability in the two sectors
  • Joint degree programme is organised with the National Taiwan University
  • 2nd BBA major and Minor 

World-class faculty and department

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

Entrance Requirements for Direct/Non-JUPAS Applicants

To be considered for admission, you must satisfy the General Entrance Requirements. Preference may be given to students with better English proficiency and have studied a course in Mathematics, Additional Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Pure Mathematics or Statistics at a high school or post-secondary institution.

For senior-year (Advanced Standing II) admission, applicants are normally expected to have completed an Associate Degree/Higher Diploma with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of ≥3.0 or an equivalent overall mark, or a credit award. Preference may be given to applicants who have attained Level 4 or above in HKDSE English Language or IELTS overall band score of 6.5 or above.

Curriculum Structure

Degree Requirements

RequirementsNormative 4-year 
Advanced Standing IAdvanced Standing II
Gateway Education requirement30 credit units21 credit units12 credit units
College requirement42 credit units42 credit units21 credit units
Major requirement

30 credit units

30 credit units30 credit units
Free electives / Minor (if applicable)18 credit units0 credit unit0 credit unit
Minimum Graduation Requirement:120 credit units93 credit units63 credit units
Maximum Credit Units Permitted:144 credit units114 credit units84 credit units

Please visit the website for the detailed degree requirements.

The New BBA Accountancy Curriculum - In response to the changing needs of the industry

Please visit the website for the detailed curriculum.

Career Prospects

Career Prospects

The Department of Accountancy facilitate students' acquisition of the qualifications and skills you need for career advancement in prominent multinational certified public accounting firms, government departments, commercial, industrial and public organisations. 

Our graduates have secured their positions in Alibaba, Bloomberg, Citi Group, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, Hang Sang Bank, HSBC, Inland Revenue Department, JPMorgan, KPMG, Moody’s, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Swire Group and The Hong Kong Jockey Club, etc. In addition, the Department has built up a strong alumni network for students’ life-long career development with outstanding graduates reaching management and executive level in various organizations.

See a career development story of our accountancy graduate at 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

The University identifies high calibre students with outstanding academic and/or non-academic achievement for the entrance scholarships upon successful admission. Click here for details.

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

Accreditation is obtained from the following professional bodies:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)

CPA Australia

Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)

Upon successful completion of the required courses, our graduates will be granted exemptions from certain courses/ papers/ modules. For more details, please refer to

Note: Professional accreditation is subject to periodic review by the respective professional bodies.

Student Exchange/Internship

Student Exchange

In coordination with the College of Business, the Department organizes regular semester and year-long exchange programmes with over 200 prestigious institutions around the world. Each year, over 40% of our students take part in these experience-enriching programmes. To learn more, please visit 


Each year, we have an average of about 70% of our penultimate year students successfully completed professional attachment in major accounting firms, reputable commercial organisations or government bodies. Please visit for more details.


Student Achievements

Student Achievements

Students are encouraged to participate in various open competitions to gain presentation experience and boost their confidence in making business presentations. Our students have achieved excellent results in reputable competitions in both Hong Kong and the Asia-Pacific region, as demonstrated below.

ACCA Hong Kong Business Competition2021Merits Award
Best Budgeting Award
2020Top Achievers (SBL – Strategic Business Leader)
Top Achievers (Top Affiliate)
ACCA & CFA Institute Business Competition 2019-202019Top 8 Teams
CGMA Global University and Academic Centre of Excellence2021Global Silver (CIMA Prize-Winner Award) - Top Student in Strategic Case Study Exam February 2021 (joint)
CGMA Global Business Challenge 20202020Champion in Hong Kong
2nd Runner-up in North Asia Final
CIMA Global Case Challenge (HK region)2020Champion Team
CIMA Global Case Challenge (North Asia Final)2020Second runner-up
Hong Kong Economic Policy Challenge2021Top 6 Teams out of over 120 Teams
Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) Business Case Competition2020Champion – GreenBridge Consulting
1st Runner-up – Innovators
Champion - Morph
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)2021QP Top Student Award
Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute (HKCGS) Corporate Governance Paper Competition2021Best Paper Award
2020Merit Award
Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute (HKSI)2022Top Performer Award (Semi-final Round); Semi-finalist of HKSI Institute Case Competition 2022
2020Member of one of the eight finalist teams & Team Award for Scholarship Programme
Project Management Case Competition 2021-2022 by the Project Management Institute of Hong Kong2022Best Project Award
UAiTED Innovation Competition by the University Alliance in Talent Education Development2021Second-runner up (Bronze award) for mobile app “”
Gold award for e-waste recycling programme, “G.M.E.” (Green Metropolis Enthusiast)
Study Tours

Study Tours

The Department organises study tours that provide our students with the opportunity to learn about and immerse themselves in other cultural environments. These tours can be either credit bearing and non-credit-bearing. The former requires students to complete a course led by teaching staff at the partner university. Please visit for more details.

Co-curricular Activities and Learning Support

Student Mentorship Scheme

Under this scheme, each freshmen will be paired with one senior mentor throughout the Year 1 undergraduate study. This scheme prepares our students, both mentors and mentees, to be responsible citizens at City University and in Hong Kong, and to become future business leaders. It aims to cultivate a strong sense of belonging to the Department of Accountancy and City University by facilitating the establishment of a network for senior students to interact with junior students, to learn from each other and to share experiences.

Overseas Summer Programmes

Students may participate in English immersion courses, which include components such as volunteer placements, homestays and cultural activities in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. Service Learning participants also provide voluntary services in less developed areas such as the Philippines, Thailand, Mongolia, Sri Lanka and Laos.