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Undergraduate Programmes

Accounting and Finance

BSc Accounting and Finance

Course Code: 1745-DP044A (CE 68-886-00/91) (Year 1 Entry) / 1745-DP044A (CE 68-860-00/91) (Year 2 Entry)
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 13/000446/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2013 to 31/08/2021
Mr. Norman Wong
T: 2910 7611


Programme Overview

Sharpen your knowledge in accounting and finance, as well as in the associated fields of financial reporting, auditing and assurance. You will establish a solid foundation for an analytical position in related industries. 

Programme Highlights

  • The degree is awarded by the University of London and the programme is academically developed and managed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE);
  • In 2018, LSE was ranked 5th worldwide in the subjects of Accounting & Finance; 7th worldwide in the subjects of Economics & Econometrics; 9th worldwide in the subjects of Business & Management Studies; and 35th worldwide overall in QS World University Rankings.

University of London  Programmes

University of London

The University of London is truly one of the greatest universities in the world. The University is a federation of 18 world-class Colleges and 10 specialised institutes, with a student population of more than 120,000. The University's reputation for high academic standards has been built on the outstanding teaching and research of its Colleges since 1836, and its degrees are recognised internationally by governments, universities, employers and professional bodies as being of a high academic quality and standard.

For over 150 years, University of London degrees have been accessible to students all over the world through the University of London  Programmes. Over the years, many exceptional people who have studied with the University of London  Programmes have shaped our world. Former students include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders. Today, the University of London  Programmes is truly international in character with more than 50,000 students in 180 different countries.

Academic Direction: 
​London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Academic direction for all of the courses offered through the University of London  Programmes is provided by the Colleges of the University. Academics at these Colleges develop the syllabi, prepare the study materials, and are responsible for the assessment of students. In the case of the BSc Banking and Finance, BSc Accounting and Finance, BSc Economics and Management and BSc Business and Management programmes, academic direction is provided by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Please click here for more details.

LSE has consistently been ranked at the highest level among universities in the United Kingdom.

2018 QS World University Rankings 
35th – Overall ranking worldwide
2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject

5th – Subject: Accounting & Finance 
7th – Subject: Economics & Econometrics 
9th – Subject: Business & Management Studies

Content and

Programme Structure*

The BSc Accounting and Finance programme offers students with knowledge of both Accounting and Finance. It provides a solid Accounting and Finance background for analytical positions in various industries. BSc Accounting and Finance programme consists of 12 courses.

Course Title

1. Introduction to Economics

2. Mathematics 1 and Statistics 1

3. Principles of Banking and Finance

4. Principles of Accounting

5. Choose ONE from below:

  1. Managerial Economics
  2. Microeconomics

6. Financial Reporting

7. Management Accounting

8. Asset Pricing and Financial Markets

9. Auditing and Assurance

10.Accounting Theory



11-12. Choose TWO from below:

  1. Principles of Marketing
  2. Information Systems Management
  3. Organisation Theory: an interdisciplinary approach
  4. The Law of Business Organisations
  5. Human Resource Management
  6. Strategy
  7. Management and Innovation of e-business
  8. Macroeconomics
  9. Monetary Economics
  10. Principles of Corporate Finance
  11. Financial Intermediation
  12. Investment Management
  13. Core Management Concepts
  14. Business and Management in a Global Context

* Subject to change. 

1. Students who admitted through the Graduate Entry Route will have to take 9 courses, i.e. courses 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

IC may offer some courses, but not all, as electives every year.
The above programme structure is intended to be used as a guide by prospective students. Students must also follow the programme structure, prerequisites and exclusions presented by the University of London  Programmes Programme Specification and Regulations.

Duration of Study

Minimum 3 years (AD/HD graduates with full exemptions on 3 courses may complete the programme in 2 years).

Teaching Mode

The teaching methods include lectures and tutorials. Staff members consist of HKU SPACE and overseas lecturers.


Assessment will be done by examination. Each course is assessed by one three-hour written examination determined by the University of London. All examinations are held once a year in May/June.


  • Teaching Staff - University of London
    ABDEY, James Spencer BA, MSc Exeter; PhD LSE
    ALI, Haider BSc, PhD Lond; MPhil Cranfield
    ARABSHEIBANI, Gholamreza BA Nott Trent; MSc, PhD LSE
    BAYLIS, Richard Mark BSc, PhD Swansea
    BEST, Katie Anne BSc, MRes, PhD KCL
    BUCKLE, Michael John BA Newcastle; MSc Warwick; PhD
    DATTANI, Nileshchandra Muljibhai BSc; MSc
    DYKE, Eric George Lewis BSc, MSc QMC
    EVANS, Kevin Philip BSc Swansea; MSc; PhD Swansea
    FUNG, Libon BSc, MSc, PhD Lond
    HASLAM, James BA Sheffield; PhD Essex
    KHASHABI, Pooyan BSc; MSc; PhD Bocconi
    LASSOU, Philippe Jacques Codjo BSc INE; MSc, PhD Birmingham
    WILLIAMS, Mark Thomas BSc LSE; MSc; DPhil Oxford
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHAN, Ken BEcon; MEcon; MFin
    CHOI, Wilson BEcon&Fin, MEcon HK
    FUNG, Benjamin BEng; BSc; MPhil
    HO, Clive BEcon/ BComm ANU; MEcon HKU
    HUI, Nelson BA Winn; MA Tor
    KWAN, Jeff BSSSc, MPhil HKBU
    LAU, Walter BBA CityU; MFin Michigan Dearborn
    LEE, Kenneth BSc Western Ontario; MBA Bradford
    NG, William BA HK; MBA Bradford
    SI, Sandy BBA; MCorFin; HKICPA; ACCA
    YEE, Thomas BEcon, MEcon HK

Note: The list of teaching staff is subject to change. 


Award and


Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded BSc Accounting and Finance.

When students graduate with a degree, diploma or certificate from the University of London, they will be sent two documents - a final diploma (i.e. the parchment they receive following graduation) and a Diploma Supplement.

The final diploma will indicate that the student was registered with the University of London and awarded a University of London degree, diploma or certificate, and included the name of the Academic Direction which conducted the examinations. The University of London logo and signature of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of London are incorporated. The Diploma Supplement will describe the nature, level and content of the programme the student successfully completed and include a transcript of courses taken and marks achieved, as well as the overall classification. It also provides further information about the role of the Academic Direction and method of study.

Degrees are awarded with the following classifications: First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (divided into Upper Division and Lower Division), Third Class Honours and Pass.

Professional Recognition

For details of the latest recognition or paper exemption status of the University of London’s programmes, please check respective professional organisation’s website:

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ACCA

CPA Australia CPA Australia

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants CIMA

Career Opportunities

Graduates work for diverse employers such as the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, HSBC Standard Chartered, Wells Fargo Bank N.A., ABN AMRO and Cathay Pacific.

Further Studies

Our graduates are eligible to pursue further studies in business or finance related disciplines at a postgraduate level. 


Fees and

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees*of the entire programme for 2018/19 include HKD170,400 to HKU SPACE and GBP5,173 to University of London and HKD6,911^ to HKEAA (12 courses and to be completed in 3 years).

  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
HKU SPACE course fee HKD56,800 HKD56,800 HKD56,800
Initial Registration fee# (to be paid in the 1st year) GBP935 - -
Continuing Registration feeper year (to be paid in 2nd year and afterwards)* - GBP427 GBP427
Examination fee^ per year (4 full courses ) GBP1,128+ HKD2,597^ GBP1,128 + HKD2,157^ GBP1,128 + HKD2,157^
Total: HKD56,800 + GBP2,063 + HKD2,597 HKD56,800 + GBP1,555 + HKD2,157 HKD56,800 + GBP1,555 + HKD2,157

All the above fees will be updated for 2019/2020 intake.
An application fee GBP97 payable to the University of London also applies. 
#To be adjusted in 2019
^Examination fee to HKEAA will be adjusted in December 2018.

*The published tuition fee is a reference for degree students who take the Standard Route and complete the programme within the shortest possible duration (3 years) without any re-sits. Fees are subject to change or year-on-year increases without prior notice. The amount of fees paid in GBP also depends upon the exchange rate differences.

Financial Assistance Schemes

This programme has been successfully accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). Full-time students are eligible to apply for Hong Kong government grants and low-interest loans, i.e. Financial Assistance Scheme for Post-secondary Students (FASP) and Non-means tested Loan Scheme for Post-secondary Students (NLSPS). For details, please refer to

IC Scholarships and Bursaries

A number of IC Scholarships and Bursaries are made available for eligible new entrants every year. Please consult programme staff for application information.


Progression Path


Entry Requirements

Standard Route

Applicants shall hold:

1. 2 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 3 (including English Language) and 3 HKDSE Category A subjects at Level 2 (including Mathematics); or

2. (a) 2 GCE ‘A’ Level Grade E + 3 GCE ‘O’ Level Grade C (including English Language & Mathematics); or

     (b) 2 HKAL Grade E + HKCEE English Language a​t Grade C & 2 subjects at Grade E in HKCEE (including Mathematics); or

3. International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma including Mathematics / Mathematical Studies at Grade 3 (Higher Level / Standard Level); or

4. An Associate Degree / a Higher Diploma from HKU SPACE or other recognised awarding institutions.

Note: There are many other qualifications, both from Hong Kong and overseas, that the University of London accepts as satisfying the entrance requirements for the degree programmes.

Graduate Entry Route 

Students who hold a full first degree completed in a minimum of 3 years duration on a full-time basis (or equivalent) from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London will be considered.

Please click here for details.


Student Work
and Activities

CSM London Summer Study Programme

This programme organised by IC provides a valuable opportunity for students to enroll into a short course in Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design (CSM), one of the world’s leading institutes for arts and design education with 150 years of history.

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IC-ECNU Shanghai Winter Study Programme

This programme enables students to broaden their intercultural outlook by exploring Shanghai’s past and present, discovering local culture, lifestyle and art development. They can also experience East China Normal University’s campus, hall life and study with ECNU students.

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QF This programme is recognised under the Qualifications Framework. For details of the QF level, registration number and validity period, please visit:

This is an exempted course under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance. It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.