Curriculum and Teaching Mode
Teaching Mode and Duration
The MScAAF curriculum itself is flexible in providing students with the options of completing the programme in 12 months full-time mode (3 trimesters, 2 to 4 courses in each trimester) or 18 months part-time mode (5 trimesters, 2 courses in each trimester). The required courses for both part-time and full-time modes are identical.
Classes are held at HKBU Kowloon Tong campus on weekday evening and/or weekend afternoons. Full-time classes may also be held during daytime on weekdays. However, while every effort will be done to keep this arrangement, it is subject to change due to some exceptional circumstances.
Students are required to take 11 courses. There are 8 core courses,1 non-credit bearing course plus another 2 courses out of 9 electives (a total of 30 credit hours) to be offered by either department (details of the potential courses to be offered are given in the “Programme Structure” section). Hence students can opt for concentrating more on either accounting or finance electives in light of their academic and working background and their needs for obtaining more knowledge and training in accounting or finance field. (The list of the electives may be expanded later as the programme develops and more resources become available). Under special circumstances, students may take a guided independent study or an integrated project concentrating on the application of both accounting and finance knowledge as the alternative for only one elective course if approval in advance is granted.
|ACCT 7210||Advanced Corporate Financial Reporting|
|ACCT 7220||Strategic Management Accounting and Controls|
|ACCT 7230||Issues on Internal and External Auditing|
|ACCT 7240||Accounting Theory and Policy|
|FIN 7210||Corporate Finance|
|FIN 7220||Investment and Portfolio Analysis|
|FIN 7230||Financial Strategy|
|FIN 7260||Financial Statement Analysis & Business Valuation|
Elective Courses (select any two):
|ACCT 7260||International Accounting and Taxation|
|ACCT 7270||Corporate Governance and Disclosures|
|ACCT 7280||Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Accounting)*|
|ACCT 7870||Financial Regulations and Compliance|
|ACCT 7880||Governance, Leadership and Ethics|
|FIN 7240||Derivative Securities and Risk Management|
|FIN 7280||Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Finance)*|
|FIN 7750||Financial Technology (FinTech)|
|ISEM 7210||Business Processes and Information Management|
Non-credit bearing course:
|BUS7510||MScAAF Seminars and Workshops|
* The independent studies/integrated project can only be selected to replace an elective course under special circumstance and advance approval is required.
* Course(s) will be opened with at least 12 students enrolled.
Medium of Instruction
English is the official medium of instruction.