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Bachelor of Accounting - 182JB

Course Code: 182JB
Course Version: 1
Location: UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline(s): School of Information Systems & Accounting
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 5.5

Introduction

The Bachelor of Accounting is designed to meet the needs of students seeking accreditation with professional accounting associations. The program provides a strong dedicated focus on the key skills needed by professional accountants in areas specific to the accounting profession as well as key business skills such as critical thinking and research skills.

Enquiries

Applications
Ms Eunice Lo - Tel (852) 3411 4350 email uccom@hkbu.edu.hk
General
Ms Mariana Au - Tel (852) 3411 4350 email uccom@hkbu.edu.hk

Admission Requirements

Normal UC admission requirements to an undergraduate course.

Assumed Knowledge

It is recommended that students have Mathematics T/Mathematic Applications (ACT) or Mathematics (NSW) and English (major) (ACT) or English Advanced (NSW), or their equivalents. International students need to meet the English language requirements of the University of Canberra.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2017 UCI Hong Kong (HKBU) Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
2018 UCI Hong Kong (HKBU) Term 1
Term 2
Term 3
2019 UCI Hong Kong (HKBU) Term 1
Term 2
Term 3

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for International Applicants

Admission is restricted to students from Hong Kong Baptist University.

Course Requirements

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Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Accounting B Acc

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UCI - Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Self Paced: The content of this unit, including assessment, can be studied at a pace that suits you. All content is available online and the unit can be commenced at any time throughout the year.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, CPA Australia and the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Summary
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting will have acquired an in-depth disciplinary knowledge and a cohesive set of cognitive, technical and generic skills in financial and management accounting, auditing, finance, systems theory, and law. The program is designed to produce graduates with the necessary skills and attributes to work as socially responsible professional accountants in the private and public sectors. This degree also prepares students for postgraduate studies.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Knowledge
Graduates who complete the Bachelor of Accounting will obtain:
- an in-depth knowledge of relevant disciplinary theory and practice.
- a broad understanding of concepts which are fundamental to accounting, such as statistics, commercial law, and information systems, plus the interrelations between government and business.
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Skills
Graduates will develop:
- the cognitive skills required to critically analyze, evaluate and synthesize concepts and theories acquired in a number of discipline areas, including financial and management accounting, finance, statistics, systems theory, economics, and law.
- the technical and generic skills required to apply discipline-specific technologies in. For example, students are required to complete a major assignment using an accounting software package, as well as using Microsoft Excel in a number of units. The latter is useful in finance when dealing with discounted cash flows, and in other areas, such as corporate accounting when dealing with impairment of assets,
- the independent learning skills needed to stay up-to-date with advances in theoretical frameworks and professional practices after graduation
- the personal skills required to provide professional advice in a socially responsible manner in a range of situations including statutory reporting, auditing, tax compliance, and budgeting. Graduates will be able to exercise critical thinking and applied analytical skills in identifying which information is relevant to specific decisions being made. They will also be able to identify whether they have all relevant information when advising clients or management, and have the ability to succinctly request or obtain missing information.
- the communication skills needed to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas to a variety of stakeholders using technical and non-technical language, depending on the audience.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility
Application of knowledge and skills
Graduates of the Bachelor of Accounting will be able to:
- apply the knowledge and skills acquired to a diverse range of problems that early career accounting professionals would be expected to deal with.
- demonstrate a capacity to exercise their own initiative and professional judgement in a socially responsible manner to analyse problems that are not clearly defined, complex, and require application of concepts in a variety of disciplinary and sub-disciplinary contexts.
- Incorporate communication, applied research, teamwork, professionalism, and negotiation skills appropriate for professional services firms.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

Course Duration

Standard six semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

Honours

High performing students may be eligible for entry into the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course.

Offerings

  • 2017->Hong Kong Baptist University-External
  • Past Offerings
    • 2012->Hong Kong Baptist University-External
    • 2013->Hong Kong Baptist University-External
    • 2014->Hong Kong Baptist University-External
    • 2015->Hong Kong Baptist University-External
    • 2016->Hong Kong Baptist University-External

Enrolment Numbers

View course numbers for previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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