The BBA in Professional Accountancy (PACC) program nurtures professional accountants and specialists in accounting-related areas. PACC program focuses on developing students’ analytical, problem-solving, leadership, interpersonal and communication skills. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and values, which help them deal with the increasingly complex and inter-connected business world effectively so as to become future leaders in the accounting and business community.
To cater for the growing demand in the business community for professionals with a global mindset who can play a leadership role, the Global Accounting (GA) stream is offered starting from 2013-14. Elite accounting students who aspire to acquire a global mindset as well as an understanding of international accounting practices and issues can apply for the GA stream after completing their first year of study. They will have internship opportunities provided by international accounting firms and gain international exposure through non-local training experience, with scholarships awarded to students with academic merit. In the past summers, students had taken short courses at the University of Oxford and Utrecht University. They visited multinational corporations, professional accountancy bodies and international accounting firms in London and Amsterdam. They also actively participate in various competitions and community services.
In response to an increasing interest of our students to know more about tax and governance issues as well as the profession’s desire to have more accounting graduates who are better versed in these areas, a new Global Tax and Governance (GTG) stream is offered starting from 2016-17. Courses offered by the GTG stream include International Taxation, China Taxation, Taxes and Business Strategy, Corporate Governance, Corporate Insolvency and Restructuring, Securities Regulation and Chinese Legal Environment for Business.
PACC program offers students many options in taking minors to broaden their scope of studies, including Business Analytics, Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Journalism and Communication, Finance, Psychology and Modern Languages. There are ample opportunities for students to join exchange and internship programs; and to apply for scholarships.
PACC program is highly recognized by international professional and accreditation bodies such as the AACSB International, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and the CPA (Australia). All PACC graduates are eligible to apply for the Qualification Programme of the HKICPA, or to take other professional examinations. Our graduates perform outstandingly in professional examinations and case analysis competitions. They are mostly preferred and recruited by international accounting firms. Some PACC graduates join companies in other sectors, such as banking, finance, consultancy, and the public sector.