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Undergraduate Programmes

Accounting and Finance

BSc (Hons) Accounting


Course Code: 2045-DP006A (CE 68-875-00/21)
QF Level
  • QF Level: 5 QR Registration No.: 15/002107/L5 Validity Period: 01/09/2019 to 31/08/2024
Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course (selected modules only)
Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

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 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 University 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. And the most recent Research Excellence Framework named us among the UK’s top 50 universities for research power.

Hull University Business School  AACSBaMBA

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.


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。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。

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


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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 University 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
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.

Teaching Staff

  • Programme Leaders
    HUDSON,Yawen PGCert in Learning & Teaching (Higher Education) Anglia Ruskin; PGDip in Economics Loughborough; MSc in Banking and Finance Loughborough; PhD Loughborough; FCCA; FHEA
    LEE, B.J. BSc Ulster; MBA Wales Cardiff; DipM CIM; MCIM, Chartered Marker
  • Teaching Staff - The University of Hull
    Michael TAYLES   BA Open University; MBA, PhD Brad; FCMA; CGMA
    Graeme REID BSc (Hons), DipHE Hull; FCA; FCCA; FAIA (Acad.)
    Mahbub ZAMAN BA (Hons) LSBU; MA Essex; PhD Manchester
    Mark GREGORY          BSc Reading; MSc Kingston; PhD Open University
    Susan WEBSTER Foundation Course in Accounting Trent Polytechnic Nottingham
    Lynne BARROW PGCE Huddersfield; MBA, PhD Brad (on-going); MAAT; CPFA
    Richard ANDREWS BSc (Hons) DMU; MSc in Finance Leicester; PhD Hull
    Jian WANG MEng, PgCertHE, PhD Sheffield
    Mohamed KHALIL BCom (Hons), MAcct Tanta; PGDip, PhD Hull
  • Teaching Staff - HKU SPACE
    CHAN, Edith W.W.

    MBA Adelaide; FCPA (Practising); FCCA; FCA; CTA; ATIHK; MSCA; Workshop Facilitator Trainer, Workshop Facilitator, QP Module D Marker (Team Leader), FE Marker (Team Leader) and Script Reviewer (Module D and FE)

    CHAN, Frank T.F. MBA Ottawa; CGA
    LAW, Sam H.W. BSCE Hawaii; BSc HPU; LLB Lond; MBA Berkeley; FCCA; FCPA; CMA; CICPA
    HO, Joseph K.K. PhD HKU; MA in Management Systems, Hull U; PrDip in Company Secretaryship and Administration, HK Polytechnic; ABE AdvDip (Human Resource Management; Travel, Tourism and Hospitality; Business Management); NCC Certificate of Systems Analysis and Design (UK); ACEA Dip. (Executive and Management Accountancy); Cert. online mentoring course, Oxford Brooks University.
    LEE, Steve T.W. BComm in Accounting, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship McGill; MPA Poly UHK; MBA in Financial Management Manchester; HKICPA; AICPA; CGMA
    CHEUNG, Samuel K.H. BComm in Accounting, Management Information Systems and Entrepreneurship McGill; MPA Poly UHK; MBA in Financial Management Manchester; HKICPA; AICPA; CGMA
    WONG, H.S. LLB Lond, LLM HK, MBA Sydney, MBL Monash, PhD Exeter, CA ANZ, CPA Aust, Solicitor
    KWOK, Iris S. K. BA MMU; MBA Aston
    LEUNG, Lenson W. S.

    BBus USQ; MBA UWS; PrDip in Accountancy, MPA PolyU HK



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.

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 on the Qualification Programme (QP) offered by HKICPA.

Fees and

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee* for 2021/22 intake is HK$13,000 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

Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund. 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 Scholarships 

A scholarship for the 2019/20 academic year will be announced no later than October 2019. In the 2017/18 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.

IC Scholarship 

 (for all CC and HPSHCC AD/HD Graduates)  

Applicants from HKU SPACE CC/HPSHCC graduates or alumni are entitled to a scholarship of HK$7,000 for enrolling on an IC undergraduate programme in 2022/23. If students achieve a CGPA of 2.8 or above in your sub-degree programme, they will be awarded an additional incentive of HK$5,000 (total scholarship amount: HK$12,000). 

To be eligible for the scholarship and/or the incentive, students are required to pay the deposit as stipulated in the conditional offer letter or the tuition fee as stipulated in the final offer letter, whichever applicable, on or before the payment due date. The total scholarship amount (either HK$7,000 or HK$12,000) will be disbursed to students after the commencement of the programme on which they have successfully enrolled. 

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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
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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.





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

Continuing Education Fund Reimbursable Course Some modules of this course have been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

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.