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 1 year full-time mode (3 trimesters, 2 to 4 courses in each trimester) or 2 years part-time mode (5-6 trimesters, 1-2 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 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 11 courses. There are 8 core courses, 2 courses and 1 non-unit bearing course (a total of 30 units) to be offered by either department (details of the potential courses to be offered are given here). 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.

 Core Courses

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 7270 Corporate Governance and Disclosures
ACCT 7870 Financial Regulations and Compliance
ACCT 7880 Governance, Leadership and Ethics
ACCT 7910 Hong Kong and International Taxation
ACCT 7920 Commercial and Company Law
FIN 7240 Derivative Securities and Risk Management
FIN 7750 Financial Technology (FinTech)
ISEM 7210 Business Processes and Information Management
ACCT 7280 Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Accounting)*
FIN7280 Independent Studies / integrative Project (in Finance)*

 Non-Unit Bearing Course

BUS7510 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.