BA (Hons) Accounting
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BA (Hons) Accounting (University of Bedfordshire award)
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) and Certificate and Operational Levels (8 papers) of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 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?
|Exemptions could be given
to diploma holders
Personal Development and Employability*
Management Accounting (30 credits)*
|Level 6||Audit and Assurance (30 credits)
Financial Management (30 credits)
Financial Reporting (30 credits)
Specialist Project in Accounting (30 credits)
*Exemptions can be granted depending on students' academic background and will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
^Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University
Level 5 entry - 1 ½ years in part-time
Level 6 entry - 1 year in part-time
Medium of Instruction
Honours in the degree will be awarded based on the total mark of all courses in accordance with the University's course regulations.
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.
Programme Start Date
Level 5 entry - Oct 2023
Level 6 entry - Nov 2023
- 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
(Pay upon successful application & non-refundable)
|4 Units (Level 6)
(Advanced Standing Entry)
|6 Units (Level 5)|
|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.
Enroll to enjoy up to HK$5,000 rebate now which is valid for application on or before 15 Jul, 2023 only.
For 6 units students: HK$2,000 Early Bird Rebate^ + HK$3,000 Scholarship#
For 4 units students: HK$2,000 Early Bird Rebate^
^ The rebate will be awarded based on applicant's successful enrolment, paid the 1st installment of the tuition fees and successfully completed the 1st term.
# The scholarship will be awarded based on applicants’ successful enrolment, paid the final installment of the tuition fees and successfully completed the programme.
University of Bedfordshire is an internationally recognised and award winning institution with a heritage of quality education going back more than 100 years.
It appears in the Times Higher Education World University rankings, ranked as one of the top 250 universities in the world under 50 years old in the Young University rankings, and celebrated a Silver Award in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
This year, the university has come eighth in the UK in the People and Planet University Green League and also to celebrate an Eco Campus Platinum award.
At Bedfordshire, the university has a vibrant and cosmopolitan student population that includes more than 25,000 students from over 100 countries. It is a modern university that believes in nurturing students to become educated, employable and entrepreneurial global citizens.
The Research Institutes work to tackle the real-world problems challenges faced by our communities providing an evidence base for changes to government legislation.
Some of recent projects include Home Office funding to undertake work on modern slavery, the policing of cyber-harassment, and research commissioned by the Children’s Society showing the impact of excluding separated migrant children from legal aid. Over the past three years the university has worked with over 1,500 organisations, including other universities, charities, Government organisations and local businesses on areas of research and knowledge exchange.
“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
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.
Finance - Chief Accountant Global,
BA (Hons) Accounting | 2020 Graduate
With my First-Class Honours Degree, I feel that there is more trust given to me from my management and that my judgements are being treated more seriously than ever before.
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