The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
School of Accounting & Finance
Master Accounting, Finance. & Professionalism
PolyU Postgraduate Programmes
The Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) programme is a conversion Master's programme aiming to provide business degree graduates with an intensive education in accounting and related knowledge and skills. Students' achievement is targeted at two levels:
- To become professional user, preparer, and auditor of accounting information upon completion of the Postgraduate Diploma;
- To become expert user of accounting information for making executive decisions upon completion of the Master’s degree.
The seven core subjects of the programme (which lead to the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accounting (PgDPA) award, and constitute part of the MPA programme) have been accredited by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) as a recognized HKICPA conversion programme. Together with a degree recognized by the HKICPA, graduates completing these seven core subjects will be eligible to enrol in the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP). Upon completion of another five subjects (i.e. two additional compulsory subjects and three elective subjects), students will be awarded the Master of Professional Accounting (MPA).
The programme is also accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and CPA (Australia). PgDPA and MPA graduates are eligible to claim a maximum exemption of 9 papers from the ACCA examination. Together with meeting other undergraduate pre-requisites, graduates will also be eligible to apply for associate membership with CPA (Australia).
Applicants who possess professional designations (i.e. HKICPA, ACCA or CPA (Australia) membership) with substantial professional experience, or Master of Corporate Governance (MCG) from PolyU will be granted transfer of a maximum of 18 credits, enabling them to complete the MPA award within ONE year.
In addition, PgDPA and MPA graduates are also granted exemption of 2 papers from the Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Programme offered by the Taxation Institute of Hong Kong.
Local students: HK$180,000 per programme (36 credits)
Non-local students: HK$241,200 per programme (36 credits)
Local students: HK$105,000 per programme (21 credits)
Non-local students: HK$140,700 per programme (21 credits)
Early application is strongly encouraged.Admission interviews will be conductec from January 2017 onwards.