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Undergraduate Programmes

Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Accounting


Course Code: 1745-DP006A (CE 68-875-00/91)
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 15/002107/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2024
Ms. Sharon Law
T: 2867 8407


Programme Overview

The programme aims to provide students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of both the philosophy and functions of accounting. Students will acquire practical skills relating directly to the subject and a range of transferable skills that will become valuable assets in accounting or business organisations.

The programme enables students to:

  • discuss and use accounting techniques;
  • conceptualise and analyse situations faced by accountants;
  • demonstrate professional skills relevant to a career in accounting.


Programme Highlights

  • Identical Bachelor's degree awarded by The University of Hull;
  • Fully taught programme with strong academic support and face-to-face teaching by both Hull and local lecturers;
  • HKICPA accredited;
  • CPA Australia accredited;
  • Exemption of papers from ACCA;
  • Hull Business School is proud to hold independent international accreditations such as AACSB which is held by less than 5% of the world's leading business programmes.

The University of Hull

University of Hull 

Established in 1927, the University of Hull encompasses world-class teaching, research, impressive facilities, and a strong support network for more than 16,000 students.

Independent surveys have repeatedly shown that our undergraduates are some of the most satisfied students in the UK, who enjoy the sense of community on our attractive 125-acre campus. We were awarded 5 stars for teaching, employability and facilities by world university ranking experts QS. And the most recent Research Excellence Framework named us among the UK’s top 50 universities for research power.

Hull University Business School

Hull University Business School offers a wealth of opportunities to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate study and research, all designed to enhance your professional or academic development. Our degrees all build a strong understanding of the complexities of the global business environment to help you develop into a responsible, resourceful business leader.

Recognition from two of the leading global accreditation systems for business schools (AACSB and AMBA) has confirmed our status as a leading business school. AACSB accreditation is an internationally recognised accreditation specialised for business schools, and is held by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes. This places us in a select group of UK business schools, assures students of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience and further enhances the value of their degree in the global employment market. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), a nationwide assessment of research at universities published in December 2014, Hull University Business School was placed 37th among 101 UK business schools for research power (research quality x number of staff submitted).


英國赫爾大學於1927年成立,學府的師資、學術研究均達國際級水平;大學設置一流的設施,為全校超過16,000名學生提供強大的支援網絡。赫爾大學持續在獨立調查中,成為本科學生最滿意的英國大學之一。其教學、就業率及設施方面,均被QS世界大學排名評為五星。最近期的英國卓越研究框架(REF)報告亦顯示,赫爾大學的研究能力為全英前50 名。


赫爾大學商學院提供多個學士、碩士與研究生課程,為學員提供專業或學術發展的途徑。商學院享負盛名,同時獲得兩項國際權威認證(AACSB及AMBA)。其中,AACSB是一項專門為商學院而設的認證,全球13,000個工商課程中僅少於5% 課程獲得此項認證;說明赫爾大學商學院持續為高等教育的質量提供保證,以及不斷提升其學位在國際就業市場的價值。 英國卓越研究框架(REF)2014年的報告顯示,其研究能力(研究質量x提交研究的人員數目)為全英101家商學院中排名37。

Welcome Message

Kathryn Haynes
Professor Kathryn Haynes
Dean, Hull University Business School

I am delighted to be celebrating a decade of successful partnership between Hull University Business School and HKU SPACE.

Our collaboration has grown over the years and we are now offering internationally accredited undergraduate degree programmes – Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing and Management and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Marketing programmes.

At Hull University Business School we are dedicated to providing top quality education and are proud to hold independent international accreditations such as AMBA and AACSB, the latter of which is held by less than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes.

This commitment to quality is reflected in our collaborative degrees in Hong Kong, all of which are accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ). In addition our accounting degree has been accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), as well as achieving exemptions from many major international accounting bodies.

Ensuring our students are fully prepared for a successful future career in the global job market is the cornerstone of our provision. Teaching is delivered by Hull academics and is informed by their research, meaning that all our students learn cutting-edge theories and practice. Combined with the excellent facilities and support of the International College, students can be certain of developing key skills and knowledge to make them very desirable to employers.

Of course graduates from the programmes are invited to join a thriving community of Hull alumni in Hong Kong, as well as enjoying continued support from both HKU SPACE and Hull University Business School.

We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with HKU SPACE for many years to come, playing our role at the forefront of education in Hong Kong.

I wish you well in your studies.

Professor Kathryn Haynes
Hull University Business School


Content and

Programme Structure

The entire programme comprises 18 modules or 360 credits. Students are required to take 120 credits’ worth of modules each year and may normally complete the entire programme in three years of full time study in the UK, but in Hong Kong, only the Second Year and Final Year modules are offered.

Students with the required qualifications, such as the Higher Diploma in Accounting approved by Hull Business School, are qualified for direct admission to the Second Year of the programme, and are required to complete nine modules over three semesters of study for graduation (180 credits).

Year Term Unit
Year 2 Term 1 (Sep - Dec) Financial ReportingCEF
Business and Company Law (Hong Kong) 
Information Systems in Accounting and Finance
  Term 2 (Jan - Apr) Auditing
Advanced Management Accounting
Research Project *(starting from September 2019)
Year 3 Term 3 (May - Aug) Current Issues in Financial ManagementCEF
Advanced Financial Reporting and TheoryCEF
Taxation (Hong Kong)

CEF Selected modules have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for Continuing Education Fund (CEF) purposes. According to the terms and conditions of the CEF, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance, such as FASP, for the same programme/ modules to avoid double benefits.

*Previously known as Independent Study.

Duration of Study

With maximum exemptions granted, students can complete the programme in one year in full-time mode. 

Teaching mode

The modules will be taught through face-to-face lectures conducted by both Hull and HKU SPACE lecturers*. Each module comprises 42 contact hours in a combination of lectures and tutorials. There will be one block teaching of 18 hours of lectures conducted by Hull lecturers, and 18 hours of tutorials plus six hours of drop-in sessions conducted by HKU SPACE lecturers.

*Taxation (HK) and Business and Company Law (HK) will be taught by local lecturers.


Assessment for most of the modules (except for the Research Project module) is based on a combination of continuous assessments and final end-of-semester examinations.

In addition, all students are required to undertake the Research Project on a topic of their choice in the final year. There will be no written examination for this module. Students will be assessed 100% by coursework comprising oral presentation and a written report.

Professional Recognition


Graduates of the programmes will be eligible for maximum exemption from the Professional Examinations of the ACCA.

CPA Australia cpa 

BSc (Hons) Accounting meets the educational requirements of CPA Australia. Upon completion of the programme and meeting CPA Australia’s core knowledge requirements, graduates can become Associate Members of CPA Australia. To advance to the qualified CPA Australia status, candidates will need to complete the Professional Level of the CPA Programme, which incorporates six postgraduate education segments and three years of practical experience.


Graduates of this programme will be eligible to enrol the Qualification Programme (QP) offered by HKICPA.

Teaching Staff

  • Programme Leaders
    WU, Chloe BA National Chengchi; PGCHE Hull; MA, PhD Leeds;
    LEE, B.J. BSc Ulster; MBA Wales Cardiff; DipM CIM; MCIM, Chartered Marker
  • Teaching Staff - The University of Hull
    ANDREWS, Richard BA (Hons) De Montfort; MSc Leicester; FCCA
    KHALIL, Mohamed B Commerce, MA, MSc Tanta
    BARROW, Lynne MBA Bradford; PgDip Huddersfield;PhD Bradford (ongoing)
    KARA, Alper MBA, PhD Wales
    WANG, Jian PgCertHEP Bradford; PhD Essex
    REID, Graeme C. BSc (Hons), DipHE Hull; FCA; FCCA; FHEA
    SA'ID, Hadiza BSc Bayero; MSc Heriot Watt; PhD Birmingham
    THOMSON, Chris MEng, PgCertHE, PhD Sheffield
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHAN, Edith W.W. MBA Adelaide
    CHAN, Frank T.F. MBA Ottawa
    LAW, Sam H.W. MBA Berkely
    KWOK, Sau Kuen BA MMU; MBA Aston
    LI, Gerry K.H. BBA HKBU; MBA Newport; MComm NSW; MBS Monash; DBA Newcastle
    CHEUNG, Samuel K.H. Master of Professional Accounting HK PolyU; MBA Manchester
    WONG, H.S. MBA Sydney; LLB, LLM London; LLM CUHK; LLM Monash


Award and


Upon satisfactory completion of the programme, students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science With Honours in Accounting by The University of Hull.

Career Opportunities

The accounting function is essential for all business entities whether they are multinational corporations or small companies. The demand for accounting service has consistently been on the rise with the expansion of the Hong Kong and China economy. Therefore, the demand for educated and qualified accounting personnel to support different sectors of the economy is rapidly growing.

The HKSAR Government’s strong emphasis on the six economic pillars rooted in innovative and knowledge-based industries has led to a strong local economy. The positive development of a CEPA agreement between Mainland China and Hong Kong has eased market restrictions, granting local accounting professionals direct access to the Mainland market. All these factors spur the demand for accountants with international credentials and exposure.


Fees and

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for 2019/20 intake is HK$12,300 per module (nine modules in total), payable in three instalments.

*The tuition fee is reviewed annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Continuing Education Fund CEF

Selected modules in the programmes have been included in the list of reimbursable courses for CEF purposes. For details, please refer to Financial Assistance section.

According to the terms and conditions of the CEF, students seeking reimbursement of the fees under CEF must not have obtained any other publicly-funded financial assistance, such as FASP, for the same programme/ modules to avoid double benefits. For details, please refer to

Financial Assistance Schemes

The BSc (Hons) Accounting programme delivered in Hong Kong is 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

University of Hull/ IC Scholarships 

A scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year will be announced no later than October 2019. In the 2019/20 academic year, a scholarship of HK$12,300 were awarded to a new student enrolled in the BSc (Hons) Accounting programme with outstanding performance in AD/HD study.


Entry Requirements

An applicant shall hold:

  1. an Advanced Diploma/ Higher Diploma/ Associate Degree in Accounting awarded within the HKU system through HKU SPACE with a GPA of 2.0 or its equivalent; 
  2. a related Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree offered by HKU SPACE or a Higher Diploma or an Associate Degree from other tertiary institutions in the area of accounting recognised by The University of Hull.

Graduates of the HKU SPACE Advanced Diploma/ Higher Diploma/ Associate Degree programmes recognised by The University of Hull are considered to have met the English requirement. In other cases, applicants should have proof of English proficiency by having:

  1. a Grade E in the Use of English in Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE); 
  2. Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Examination with minimum score of overall level 4 in English Language (with a minimum of level 3 in each skill); 
  3. IELTS with a minimum score of overall 6.0 (with no subtest less than 5.5); 
  4. Pearson Academic Test of English with minimum of 54 overall (with a minimum of 51 in each skill); 
  5. recognised equivalent.

Applicants with other equivalent qualifications will be considered on individual merit.


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.


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.