Curriculum and Teaching Mode

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 one-year full-time mode or two-year part-time mode. The required courses for both part-time and full-time modes are identical.

Classes are held at HKBU Kowloon Tong campus on weekday evenings 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.

Programme Structure

Students are required to take 10 coursework courses (a total of 30 units) and one non-unit bearing course. There are eight required courses plus another two elective courses to be offered by either department (details of the potential courses to be offered are given here). 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. Additional one non-unit bearing course can also widen the exposure of students, and bring them up-to-date various business issues.

 Core Courses

ACCT7210 Advanced Corporate Financial Reporting
ACCT7220 Strategic Management Accounting and Controls
ACCT7230 Issues on Internal and External Auditing
ACCT7240 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)*

ACCT7270 Corporate Governance and Disclosures
ACCT7880 Governance, Leadership and Ethics
ACCT7910 Hong Kong and International Taxation
ACCT7920 Commercial and Company Law
FIN 7240 Derivative Securities and Risk Management
FIN 7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
FIN 7890 Compliance in Finance
ISEM7210 Business Processes and Information Management
ACCT7280 Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Accounting)**
FIN 7280 Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Finance)**

 Non-Unit Bearing Course

BUS 7510 MScAAF Seminars and Workshops

* Not all the elective courses listed above will necessarily be offered each year.
** The independent studies/integrated project can only be selected to replace an elective course under special circumstance and advance approval is required.

Medium of Instruction

English is the official medium of instruction.