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BA (Hons) Accounting

Bachelor Programme

BA (Hons) Accounting

Course Registration No. 251830

Part Time

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*
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

Can be completed in 12-18 months

Medium of Instruction

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.


Programme Start Date
April 2019 - Intake 23

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
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

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


  • 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).


The University of Bedfordshire, an internationally recognised award-winning institution, was presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Further and Higher Education in 2013. 

Bedfordshire is a large, modern university with six campuses north of London, which is home to more than 24,000 students from over 100 countries. Each year over 4000 international and EU students choose Bedfordshire as their study destination, and 92% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduation. Bedfordshire is home to the world leading research with direct societal, economic and cultural impact. This is recognised in the UK-wide 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), which recognises the university’s research success in both quality and quantity.

The University offers a full range of Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research courses across our four faculties Business School – including the School of Law, Computing, Arts, Technology and Science, Health and Social Sciences and Education and Sport.  The University offers a unique Go Global mobility scheme which offers the opportunity to our students to experience other cultures and education systems which add to their global education. 

University Excellence

  • Achieved top marks – a ‘confidence’ rating – in the most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) audit 2015
  • The University was presented with the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2013, which is very rare for any UK universities in the sector to have been awarded the Queen’s awards twice in 3 years
  • Rated by students as a top ten university for improving the student experience, and a leading university for improving career prospects (National Students Survey 2015)
  • The University of Bedfordshire has leapt a massive 17 places up the league table (Guardian University Guide 2016)

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.

Kitty Too

Kitty Too

Office Manager,

International Office Furniture Group

BA (Hons) Accounting | 2015 Graduate

It opened up a wider and more diverse range of options for me in my job search. I received more interviews and higher salary offers.

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