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Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Accounting and Finance

School of Business

Study Mode Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 1.5 years

Tuition Fee Local students: HK$180,000/programme Non-local students: HK$250,000/programme

Cut Off Date 24 Jul 2024

Year of Entry 2024 September

Funding Nature Self-financed

Application Start Date Full-time: 9 Oct 2023
Part-time: 2 Jan 2024

Application Deadline  Local: 24 July 2024 (Full-time & Part-time)
Non-local: 5 June 2024 (Full-time & Part-time)

Programme DirectorMiss KWAN Janet

Programme Office(852) 3411

Selection Process
  1. Qualified applicants will be required to attend an admission interview as part of the selection process.
  2. Application result will be reflected in the application status in the online application system.
AimsA distinct feature of the MScAAF Programme is to emphasise on the integration of the knowledge in both accounting and finance disciplines. This programme attempts to add value to accounting and finance professionals, business managers and executives by providing 11 courses covering the applied knowledge and skills in accounting and finance fields. Besides 8 required courses, students can select 2 more elective courses, so that they shall have a balanced knowledge in both disciplines. Additional one non-credit bearing course can also widen the exposure of the students, and bring them up-to-date in various current business issues. Students’ understanding of the conceptual and practical issues relating to both accounting and finance disciplines will be nurtured in the teaching and learning process.

Programme Structure  

Units Requirement30 units
Required Courses24 units
Elective Courses6 units
Non-credit bearing Course0 unit
Study CurriculumThe study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.

Academic Qualification


  1. A bachelor's degree with honours in Business from a recognised university or comparable institution, or a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent (e.g., a professional qualification in accounting or finance field such as CPA/ACCA from designated accounting bodies, CFA from Institute of Certified Financial Analysts, CMA from Institute of Management Accountants, etc.); or
  2. A bachelor's degree in other disciplines with relevant experience and/or training in Accounting, Finance, Management or related fields.

Language Proficiency Requirement


Applicants should possess proof of English proficiency if their first degrees were obtained from non-English-medium institutions:


  1.  a minimum IELTS overall band score of 6.5*; or
  2. TOEFL score of 79 (internet-based)*; or
  3.  the equivalent score of other tests.

*Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator test is not accepted.




Applicants should have a satisfactory performance in an admission interview;


Applicants with Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score or relevant working experience are preferred.

Students with non-Business degree who lack basic training/experience in Accounting, Finance or related fields may also be qualified, conditional to a make-up of the accounting and finance fundamentals through an intensive foundation course at their extra cost or the guided self-study before the commence of the MScAAF programme.

Application for exemption or unit transfer of a course will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Only courses completed at relevant postgraduate level or equivalent and with similar contents can be used to claim for exemption or credit transfer. Each student can receive exemptions or credit transfer for no more than two courses. Under current arrangement, members of HKICPA and ACCA can gain exemption for 2 courses with tuition fee waived.

  1. The above information is for reference only and is subject to change without prior notice. Hong Kong Baptist University reserves the right of final decision and interpretation in case of any dispute.
  2. Please note that a non-refundable admission confirmation fee, including the first instalment of tuition fee plus other administrative fees must be paid upon acceptance of the admission offer.