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Accounting, the language of business, is fundamental to all business activities. Accounting at HKUST combines world-class research, award-winning teaching, outstanding students, and state-of-the-art courses to create the premier program in Asia.

All faculty members are PhDs from the world's top business and law schools. They provide cutting-edge insights, plus an international perspective essential for career success in today's global business world.

HKUST's state-of-the-art curriculum combines in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong, China and international accounting principles with broad-based learning, communications and leadership skills development.

HKUST Accounting is the first accounting program outside North America to win accreditation by AACSB - the premier accounting accrediting agency in the world. HKUST Accounting also is the first accounting program outside North America to be awarded a chapter of the prestigious Beta Alpha Psi honorary society. In two recent years, HKUST ranked 1st in the world in research published in the world's top five accounting research journals.

HKUST accounting graduates are automatically qualified to enter the HKICPA Qualification Programme and receive maximum allowable exemptions from ACCA. They earn top honors on CPA exams and are in great demand by the Big-Four accounting firms and by other international employers, including multinational corporations and investment banks.

Entrance Requirements

  • Students with good analytical skills
  • Students with good quantitative skills
  • Students with a good sense of numbers
  • Students with good communication skills

Students should achieve at least a C+ in the corresponding business core course(s) to be considered for admission to First Major or Second Major in Accounting.

For BBA (ACCT), the corresponding business core course is ACCT2010, named Principles of Accounting. Students are ranked by the academic performance of their core course and then the BCGA.

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From 2012 onwards, the University is introducing school-based admissions. This means that you can take a year or two to see what programs fit your skills and interests before committing yourself to a specialization. We hope that this can help you receive a better, balanced curriculum and become a well-rounded person in the future. Those looking at a first major in Accounting should declare their major by the end of their 2nd year.

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