Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accounting
The general aims of the Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting programme are to equip students with comprehensive and in-depth knowledge in different facets of accounting and to prepare them for professions in accounting and financial management, as well as general business administration.
The general educational objectives of the programme are to enable students to benefit from a broad-based education as they pursue a business education with a specialisation in accounting, and to develop their problem-solving, decision-making, and innovative thinking skills to handle real-life challenges. Accordingly, students will be required to study a range of general education, business, and marketing courses to achieve a balanced liberal arts and business education. This is consistent with UIC’s mission of providing its students with a whole person education that prepares them for lifelong learning. This programme’s business courses focus on developing the students’ functional knowledge and skills that are expected of today’s business and business leaders, while the professional accounting courses provide an emphasis on the major specialism.
This is a full-time programme leading to the degree of Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) in Accounting. Students are required to complete 132 units under the curriculum structure as follows:
In addition to satisfying the 6-units requirement of major elective courses, students are encouraged to use their free elective units to take some major electives based on their interests in different areas of specialization for future development.
The offering of major elective courses each semester is subject to minor changes and adjustments depending on staff availability.
General Education Core and Distribution Courses
Under General Education, students are required to fulfill both the General Education Core Requirements and the General Education Distribution Requirements.
Free Elective Courses
The 15 units of Free Electives could be used by students to (a) spend a semester abroad; (b) take a minor or (c) take more GE/English/other major courses.
Whole Person Education Experiential Learning (WPEX) Modules
All students are required to complete 4 units of WPEX modules.
*For more details, please refer to http://uic.edu.hk/en/ar/staff/undergraduate-handbook/21088-undergraduate-handbook-2016-2017-for-2016-admission
UIC BBA (Hons) Accounting Programme was the first Accounting Programme in mainland China accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). In addition, the programme is also accredited by CPA Australia. That is, UIC Accounting Programme graduates satisfy both the HKICPA and CPA Australia’s entrance requirements. These graduates also qualify to sit for the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants examination.
Since professional recognition is valuable to accounting students, it is important for UIC to satisfy the accreditation requirements of HKICPA and CPA Australia. These professional organisations have specific curricula and competency requirements that CPA candidates must be knowledgeable in Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Finance, Auditing and Assurance, Business and Corporate laws, Taxation, and Information Systems Design and Development. In order for students to better prepare for their professional accounting careers and to meet the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) examination admission requirements, students in the Accounting programme have to complete 24 credits in Major Required courses and 6 credits in Major Elective courses that cover a broad spectrum of accounting-related subjects.
Accounting is a cornerstone of the commercial world and, therefore, can be applicable in many facets of the business arenas. Traditional accounting professions cover areas of business accounting, auditing, tax advising, and management accounting practices. The growth of the IT and financial services sectors in recent decades has attracted accounting professions to new accounting-related realms, such as information system development, financial analysis, internal control review and risk management, financial advisory services, management consulting practices, and even the most trendy new profession of forensic accounting (investigative audits using both traditional and IT-enabled techniques). Accounting knowledge is a “must” in the business career development of professionals.
Graduates are also encouraged to pursue their postgraduate studies in Hong Kong or abroad. The curriculum of the programme meets international standards. In addition, using international and popular textbooks for our courses and conducting the lectures in English help students gain an advantage in pursuing further studies.
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Last updated October 23, 2017