Associate of Business Administration in Accountancy

UOWCHK’s Associate of Business Administration in Accountancy, with over 15 years of good reputation, has been one of the outstanding programmes in Hong Kong. Graduates with accountancy knowledge, general education and people skills are better enabled to articulate into local and international accountancy degree programmes, as well as to move into a wide range of careers in accounting and business. The first foundation year covers the essential disciplines of business and accountancy. In the second year, you will acquire advanced accountancy topics. As graduates are eligible for partial exemptions of professional examinations of professional bodies, this programme is a sensible choice towards earning any internationally recognized professional qualification.











Kowloon City






 2 years



63 CPS 



Associate Degree  





Admission, entry requirements and fees

A range of admission options are available for students of different academic backgrounds. Find out how to apply.  

Programme-specific entry requirements

  • Candidates must also meet the following requirements for ABAA:

    • Level 2 or above in HKDSE Mathematics

+ General entry requirements


Application Fee

$150, waived for this year

Tuition Fee

All Full-time Associate Degree/Higher Diploma students are required to take 63 credits in two years at HK$1,800 per credit. Total tuition fees for two years are about HK$113,400.

Other Fee

A Graduation Fee of $400 will be charged upon enrolment in a programme.

Financial Assistance

Students enrolled in self-financing Bachelor/Associate Degree /Higher Diploma programmes are eligible to apply for financial assistance from the following sources:

Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (FASP)

Provides means-tested financial assistance to needy full-time students pursuing locally-accredited, self-financing post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree. The scheme aims to provide financial assistance to needy students so that no eligible students will be denied access to post-secondary education because of lack of means.

Enquiries:       2152 9000

Non-means Tested Loan Scheme for Post-Secondary Students (NLSPS)

The NLSPS is used to complement the Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) to provide loan(s) to eligible students to settle tuition fees of locally-accredited, self-financing full-time post-secondary education programmes at the level of associate degree, higher diploma or degree

Enquiries:        2150 6222

Continuing Education Fund (CEF)

Some of the AD programmes or course(s) in the AD programmes are included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes.

The CEF subsidizes students over 18 years of age with learning aspirations to pursue continuing education and training courses. Eligible applicants enrolling on courses after 1 April 2019 will be reimbursed 80% of their fees on the first $10,000 and 60% on the second $10,000, subject to a maximum sum of HK$20,000 (whichever is the less), on successful completion of a reimbursable programme/course(s).

Enquiries:        3142 2277

Programme outcomes and structure

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs) are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this programme will be able to:

1. Apply broad-based business knowledge and problem solving skills to a wide range of issues;
2. Apply the principles, knowledge and skills of accountancy in academic and work situations in a supervisory role to produce quality outputs;
3. Apply the theories, procedures and skills at professional level of audit and assurance, financial reporting, taxation and legal framework to business organisations in balancing the competing interests of various stakeholders;
4. Apply interpersonal and communication skills, in English and Chinese, and generic skills like information technology, management, evaluation, quantitative and analytical reasoning, and the skills in the ability to learn how to learn in diverse environments;
5. Examine the major socio-political, legal, cultural and economic issues affecting accountancy in the local, national and international contexts;
6. Relate the major ideas in arts and humanities, science and technology to their own area of study. 


  • Auditing
  • Financial accounting
  • Management accounting
  • Financial reporting
  • Taxation
  • Fundamentals of business law
  • Accounting information systems



To qualify for this award, a candidate shall accrue an aggregate of at least 63 credit points (cps) by satisfactory completion of the following core courses.

Course CodeCourse Name
Core Courses (45cps)
BUS10280 Principles of Accounting1
BUS10306 Management1
BUS10311 Marketing1
BUS10407 Economics I1
BUS10408 Economics II
BUS20119 Information Management1
BUS20160 Operations Management1
BUS20251 Management Accounting
BUS20269 Financial Management1
BUS20280 Fundamentals of Business Law
BUS20281 Ethics in Accounting
BUS20282 Accounting Information Systems
BUS20283 Financial Reporting
BUS20284 Taxation  
BUS20286 Auditing
Language Skills (9cps)
CGE1200 Practical Chinese
CGE1000 / 1500 English for Academic Studies A / B
CGE2001 English Prof Comm. Skills for Business
General Education (9cps)
CGE13111 Understanding Society through Stratistical Reasoning
CGE26514 Contemp. China: Challenges and Strategies
+ one GE course from the Arts and Humanities domain.
Please visit the General Education page for more details.

Note 1: Course transferable to BBA programmes of CityU.

Graduates of the ABAA program will receive credit for completing the first five modules of the HKICPA’s Qualification Programme (QP).



Receives Maximum Exemptions from HKICPA


According to the Graduate Exit Survey 2020, 82.9% of surveyed graduates went on to further studies. The following table lists some of the degree programmes that accepted our graduates in recent years.

UOW Australia
Bachelor of Business (Top-up)
UOW College Hong Kong
Bachelor of Accounting (Honours)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Finance
City University of Hong Kong1
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administrations in Finance
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accountancy
Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) in Accounting and Finance
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Business Administration in Professional Accountancy
The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance
Bachelor of Science in Information Management

 Note 1: Some courses are transferable to the BBA programmes of CityU. Please visit programme structure for details.

Graduates from this programme will be able to find employment in local and international accounting firms. Others will seek jobs in business institutions and the civil service.

Any enquiries relating to the ABAA programme should be directed to the Programme Leader, Dr Peter Yip.

Programme introduction video

Contact Us

Faculty of Business

Telephone: 2707 3131
Fax: 2707 3132

Address: 3/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

College Office

Telephone: Main campus - 2707 3111 / 2707 4669
Fax: 2707 3222

Address: 1/F, 18 Che Kung Miu Road, Tai Wai, New Territories, Hong Kong

[adjacent to Phase 3 of Pavilia Farm]

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