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BA (Hons) Accounting

Bachelor Programme

BA (Hons) Accounting

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BA (Hons) Accounting

This top-up degree programme is specifically designed for people who are working or interested in accounting functions within businesses, other commercial fields, or entering the accounting or finance professions. This programme will cover financial management, taxation, auditing and corporate governance topics. Theory of accounting and the practicalities of its application will also be introduced.

Graduates of the programme are eligible for maximum of 9 paper exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). It brings students closer to be a professional accountant. Graduates are involved in the treasury, business consulting, banking, government and other managerial positions, all of which require strong competencies in accounting. 

Graduates can also choose to further join the Conversion Programme (CP) through Kaplan Financial, which will ladder up onto CPA Australia or Qualification Programme (QP) of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA). Maximising the flexibilities for your career achievements.



Why BA (Hons) Accounting at University of Bedfordshire?

  • Gain skills and knowledge to enter any branch of accounting, including financial accounting operations, management accounting, auditing, taxation or financial management; or general business management
  • Explore contemporary issues in accounting through your supervised research dissertation – ensuring your knowledge is up to date
  • Benefit from a programme that offers the ACCA paper exemptions at undergraduate level
  • According to National Student Survey 2016, 92% satisfied with the learning resources of the accounting course
 




Programme Details

Programme Structure
Semester 1 Personal Development Planning for Accounting and Finance*
Quantitative Methods for Accounting and Finance*
Law for Accounting*
Semester 2 Management Accounting*
Taxation*
Semester 3 Audit and Assurance
Financial Management
Semester 4 Financial Reporting
Specialist Project in Accounting

*Exemptions can be granted depending on students' academic background

^Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University


Duration
Can be completed in 12-18 months

Medium of Instruction
English

Honours Award
Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the total mark of all courses in accordance with the University's course regulations.

Teaching Mode

  • Face-to-face tuition in Hong Kong
  • Each semester is a 6-month period covering 2 courses of study
  • Each course is providing with 66 hours of seminars after office hours in the evenings, weekends and public holidays (Except for Advances in Accounting)


Assessment Method
Each module, except "Specialist Project in Accounting*", will be assessed through examination and in-class assessment.

*"Specialist Project in Accounting" will be assessed through a combination of written assignments and/ or projects.

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.

Application

Programme Start Date
April 2020 - Intake 25

Entry Requirement

  • Diploma in any discipline or with equivalent qualifications; and
  • English language proficiency requirement
    • Possess a diploma from a recognised institution where English is the sole medium of instruction, or
    • IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or TOEFL score of 550/213/80 or above

 

- Applicants with other qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis

- Exemptions could be given to accounting diploma holders and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis

 

Programme Fee
 

Application Fee
(Non-refundable)
HK$ 500
Registration Fee
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
HK$ 2,500
Total: HK$ 3,000
 
  4 Units
(Advanced Standing Entry)
6 Units
1st installment HK$ 32,200 HK$ 32,200
2nd installment HK$ 32,200 HK$ 32,200
3rd installment - HK$ 32,200
Total: HK$ 64,400 HK$ 96,600
 
Grand Total^: HK$ 67,400 HK$ 99,600

Candidates who do not comply with the fee schedule will not be permitted to proceed with the programme.

^Programme fee of 2020 intake is subject to possible adjustments.

Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for a full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee and registration fee) if withdrawal notice is received in writing by Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms. There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received thereafter
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of the cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation
  • In case of hardship and deferral (students are required to complete the course within the maximum length of 96 months) cases, the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited will consider the refund arrangement on an individual and case-by-case basis

Professional Recognition

Recognition

  • Maximum exemptions of 9 Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) papers
  • Graduates can also choose to further join the Conversion Programme (CP) through Kaplan Financial, which will ladder up onto CPA Australia or Qualification Programme (QP) of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA).

University

The University of Bedfordshire is an internationally recognised award winning institution with an excellent academic and teaching reputation. It appears in the Times Higher Education World University rankings and was also ranked as one of the top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings.

The University recently celebrated a Silver award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and came sixth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League. It has high levels of student satisfaction and good graduate employment levels, rising 16 places in the last National Student Satisfaction (NSS) survey.

Bedfordshire is renowned for its vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes more than 20,000 students from over 100 countries. It is a modern university that offers a wide range of degree courses that are tailored to meet the needs of its students, providing them with transformational opportunities through access to an excellent educational experience.

University Excellence

  • Received a Silver award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
  • The University ranked in top 200 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings (The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2018)

Graduate Sharing

Graduate Sharing

“I was very determined to sign up for the course since it allowed advanced standings for the modules which I learned already. I had only studied for 4 modules to complete the 1-year degree in Accounting, which is an internationally recognised course.”
 

Avis Tung, Assistant Accountant


"I am going through a transition in my career from the area of sales to accounting. The BA (Hons) Accounting programme provides with exemptions in the ACCA professional examination papers. It perfectly fits for my career development."
 

Aaron Poon, Intake 1


Programme Management

Our programmes are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programmes which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.

Conductive study environment, thoughtful programme management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Programme Management Team assigns dedicated programme manager for each programme as the bridge between students and universities.

Edmond Lau

Edmond Lau

Tax Manager,

Public Practice Accounting Firm

BA (Hons) Accounting | 2018 Graduate

Accounting knowledge helps me to make the right decisions on behalf of the company and open more doors in the commercial world. After graduated, I started running my own accounting business.

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