Top up with accounting

PUBLISHED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 13 January, 2012, 12:00am


Master of Professional Accounting
OUHK Lee Shau Kee School

The Open University of Hong Kong's (OUHK) Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration, in co-operation with the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), is offering the master of professional accounting for those with business background and would like to learn more about accounting.

'Since students are new to accounting, the programme is very similar to an undergraduate [course in] accounting,' says the programme leader, Dr Nigel Leung, noting a growing demand among business people to learn about accounting, as it is an integral part of operations.

The master's course provides a full scope of training in accounting, including audit theory and practice, strategic management accounting, financial reporting and corporate law.

'Graduates of the programme are also able to fulfil the academic qualifications [required by] the HKICPA to become a certified accountant,' Leung says, adding that the course took a practical approach when it comes to teaching.

'We offer many case studies for students to put them in real-life situations as an accountant,' he says.

There are two intakes for the course, one in April and another in October. Students generally take two to three years to complete the programme, and they are required to finish 60 credits to receive a master's degree. Those who finish 40 credits can obtain a postgraduate diploma in professional accounting.

Applicants should have a degree in business or a related area from a recognised university. Degree holders from non-business fields with three years of managerial experience are also welcome to enrol.