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BusinessAccounting and Corporate Governance

Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting
專業會計深造文憑

Course Code
AC004A
Application Code
1545-AC004A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
01 Sep 2017 (Fri)
Next intake(s)
Sep-2017, Jan-2018, May-2018
Duration
1 year to 5 years
Language
English
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Deadline on 31 Jul 2017 (Mon)
Enquiries
2867 8469
2858 4750

This Programme offers you - the accounting knowledge required in commercial world - a FAST-TRACK to become a professional accountant.

This Programme is designed to prepare non-accounting bachelor degree graduates to become professional accountants through satisfying the educational requirements for admission to the Qualification Programme (QP) of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

This Programme is recognised by ACCA, CIMA, CPA Aust and HKICPA and you are eligible to enrol in their professional examinations.

Professional Recognition

  • HKICPA :  Accredited part-time conversion programme. Gradates are eligible for direct entry to the HKICPA's Qualification Programme (QP).

    (Applicants bear the responsibility to confirm with HKICPA that their bachelor’s degrees are recognized by HKICPA in meeting it’s student registration requirements before enrolling on this PgD(PA) programme. The PgD(PA) awardees shall be eligible for direct entry to the QP of HKICPA. However, the final admission decision is subject to the approval of the HKICPA.)
     
  • ACCA : Graduates of this programme will be exempted up to 9 papers from the ACCA Qualification examinations. 
     
  • CPA Australia : Graduates of this programme are eligible to enrol on the CPA program examinations. 
     
  • AIA : Graduates of this programme will be exempted up to 12 papers from the AIA Professional examinations.
     
  • CIMA : Graduates of this programme will be exempted up to 8 papers from the CIMA Chartered Management Accounting Qualification. 

Scholarship

  • Scholarships will be granted from the professional bodies below to our top student:

    1) HKICPA
    2) ACCA
    3) CPA Australia 

Articulation

This Programme offers the following articulation paths:
-  offered by Edinburgh Napier University
-  up to 1 module's exemption out of 8 
 

Graduates of this Programme are eligible to enrol in the MSc in Professional Accountancy programme offered by University of London and ACCA.

HKU SPACE offers comprehensive preparatory courses to support your study of this MSc programme. Please refer to the programme's webpage for details:
 
 

class Schedule

  • Weekday evenings or Saturdays afternoons/ evenings or Sundays morning/ afternoons/ evenings.

This Programme consists of six core modules and six business knowledge supporting modules:

Core Modules (40 hours each / 50 hours for Financial Reporting)
1. Financial Reporting 2. Cost and Management Accounting
3. Financial Management 4. Business and Company Law
5. Auditing and Professional Practice 6. Taxation and Tax Planning
Business Knowledge Supporting Modules (36 hours each / 33 hours for Principles of Marketing)
1. Basic Accounting  2. Statistics
3. Economics 4. Management Information Systems
5. Principles of Marketing 6. Business Organisation & Organisational Behaviour
  • For descriptions of the modules, please refer to the programme brochure available at the the "Leaflet" button above.

 

Exemption from Business Knowledge Supporting Modules

  1. In general, applications for exemption from the Business Knowledge Supporting modules will be considered if applicants have prior studies of equivalent modules with standard, depth and scope at higher diploma level or above.

  2. For Basic Accounting, equivalent modules taken 10 years ago or with results of grade D or below may not be considered for exemption.

  3. For Management Information Systems, equivalent modules must be of degree level or above.

 

Exemption from CORE Modules

  1. Applications for exemption from Business and Company Law and Cost and Management Accounting will be considered if applicants have prior studies of equivalent modules with appropriate standard, depth and scope at degree level or above.
  2. Exemption fee HK$1,500 will be charged for each successful exemption of Core module.

 

Applicants who would like to apply for exemption should complete the relevant part in the application form and submit together with course syllabuses/ outlines of equivalent modules in their prior studies. The Admission Committee will grant exemptions to qualified applicants who could provide sufficient documentary evidences before the respective application deadlines. Late submission of relevant information will result in no exemption.

Applicants shall hold a first or second-class honours bachelor’s degree(*) awarded by a recognized university.

If the degree or equivalent qualification is from an institution where the language of teaching and assessment is not English, applicants shall provide evidence of English proficiency, such as:

  1. an overall band of 6.0 or above with no subtests lower than 5.5 in the IELTS; 
  2. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL, or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL, or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; 
  3. HKALE Use of English at Grade E or above; 
  4. HKDSE Examination English Language at Level 3 or above; or
  5. equivalent qualifications.

Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on individual merit.

(*) A bachelor’s degree with an average grade of “B” or above is considered as equivalent.

Notes to applicants:

  1. Applicants with relevant prior studies can apply for exemption from Business knowledge supporting modules. Please complete relevant part in the application form and furnish course outline.
  2. Admission decisions at each cohort are made on competitive basis. Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are not necessarily be admitted.
  3. Unsuccessful applicants will, normally, receive written notification within one month after the respective closing dates for applications or after the respective class commencement dates, whichever is later.

 

SINGLE MODULE ENROLMENT

You can enrol selected modules on "Single module basis" in order to fulfill the educational requirement of HKICPA and CPA Australia. Copy of HKID and Assessment letter from HKICPA/ CPA Australisa should be provided for enrolment purpose.

 

Application Fee

HK$200 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • HK$7,150 per module (Core modules except Financial Reporting (For academic year 2017/18))
  • HK$7,800 per module (Financial Reporting (For academic year 2017/18))
  • HK$3,850 - 5,200 (Business Knowledge Supporting Modules (For academic year 2017/18))
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100

CEF SectorFinancial Services

CEF Courses
Financial Reporting (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06393-1 FEES $7,800 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Cost and Management Accounting (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06394-A FEES $7,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Financial Management (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06395-8 FEES $7,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Business and Company Law (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06396-6 FEES $7,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Auditing and Professional Practice (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06397-4 FEES $7,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Taxation and Tax Planning (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06398-2 FEES $7,150 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Basic Accounting (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06399-0 FEES $5,200 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Statistics (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06400-8 FEES $3,950 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Economics (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06401-6 FEES $3,950 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Management Information Systems (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06402-4 FEES $4,250 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Business Organisation & Organisational Behaviour (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06404-0 FEES $4,250 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Principles of Marketing (Module from Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting Programme)
COURSE CODE 23Z06403-2 FEES $3,850 ENQUIRY 2867-8469
Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme Continuing Education Fund reimbursable programme (selected modules only)
Some modules of this programme have been included in the list of CEF reimbursable programmes. Application for CEF has to be made before commencement of the modules.

Application Form Application Form

Enrolment Method

Please submit the following documents along with your applicaton and payment in person to any of enrolment counters:

  1. Completed and signed application form
  2. Copies of ID card, academic certificates, transcripts or testimonials (Please bring along the originals to any HKU SPACE Learning Centres upon submission of application for certification purposes.)
  3. Copies of course syllabuses/outlines of equivalent modules in your prior studies for exemption purposes (Please specify the source of information or URL for verification.) <Not required for applicants who do not apply for exemption>
  4. A non-refundable applicaton fee of HK$200. Payment made by cheque should be crossed and made payable to "HKU SPACE".

*** For applicants apply the programme via ONLINE APPLICATION, please also upload the following documents for assessment.

  1. Copy of HKID card, academic certificates and transcripts (For non-local applicants, please attach the valid visa if any)
  2. Professional path you would like to attempt
  3. Application for exemption form for exemption from Business Knowledge Supporting modules (Applicants apply for exemptions, please attach the course syllabuses/outlines of equivalent modules in your prior studies.)

SINGLE MODULE ENROLMENT

You can enrol selected modules on "Single module basis" in order to fulfill the educational requirement of HKICPA and CPA Australia. Copy of HKID and Assessment letter from HKICPA/ CPA Australisa should be provided for enrolment purpose.

*** For applicants enrolling on "Single module basis" via ONLINE APPLICATION, please upload the following documents for enrolment purpose:

  1. Copy of HKID card (For non-local applicants, please attach the valid visa if any)
  2. Assessment letter from HKICPA/ CPA Australisa
Payment Method
  1. Fees paid are not refundable and transferable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances.
  2. For details of payment method, please click here.