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 🎬 SCE兼讀制課程
課程編號: CP0157

Advanced Diploma in Accounting
會計學高等文憑 持續進修基金編號

Academic Advisor: Mr. Keith LaiProgramme Administrator: Ms. Shannon Wong
Enquiries: 3411 1999Email: adbus@hkbu.edu.hk

Programme Aims

This programme aims to provide students with professional knowledge and specific skills in business accounting which pave the path for them to become a competent professional in accounting or related fields. The programme also provides a ladder of opportunity along which students may advance through further studies and/or professional examination.

Professional Recognition

  1. Graduates of the programme, according to their academic performances, are eligible to apply for an exemption of up to 6 papers from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). Please refer to the notice and CIMA web site for details.
  2. Graduates of the programme, according to their academic performances, are eligible to apply for an exemption of up to 6 papers from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Please refer to the notice and ACCA web site for details.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 16 courses.

Course CodeCourse Title科目名稱Hours
1.ACT3101Financial Accounting and Analysis財務會計與分析30

Financial Accounting and Analysis

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with the ability to understand and apply the accounting principles and techniques. Students would acquire the skills in preparation of financial statements from available information for various forms of entities. It also enables the students to apply the techniques to appraise and interpret the accounting information that are relevant for evaluating financial performance and decision-making.

Topics include:

  1. The Role and Principles of Accounting;
  2. The Double Entry Accounting System;
  3. Accounting for Inventories and Accounts Receivables;
  4. Accounting for Depreciation and Disposal of Non-current Assets;
  5. Books of Original Entry and Preparation of Trial Balance;
  6. Period End Adjustments and Preparation of Financial Statements;
  7. Partnership Accounting;
  8. Preparing Financial Statements for Limited Companies;
  9. Preparing Financial Statements for Manufacturers, Clubs and Societies; and
  10. Interpretation and Analysis of Financial Statements.
2.ACT4202Cost and Management Accounting成本及管理會計30

Cost and Management Accounting

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with knowledge of the nature and role of management accounting information in the organization. The areas of study include cost elements, job costing, contract costing, process costing and activity based costing. Standard costing will be discussed to illustrate its importance for planning and control.

Topics include:

  1. Overview of Cost Accounting;
  2. Cost Elements for Stock Valuation;
  3. Job Costing;
  4. Contract Costing;
  5. Process Costing;
  6. Activity Based Costing; and
  7. Standard Costing and Variances Analysis.


This course aims to provide students with knowledge about the basic principles of economics and its application to the real-world economic issues in relation to the economic management of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and other countries.

Topics include:

  1. Introduction to Basic Concepts;
  2. Theory of Market and Production;
  3. Market Structure;
  4. Welfare and Efficiency;
  5. National Income Accounting;
  6. Money and Banking;
  7. Inflation and Unemployment; and
  8. International Trade and Finance.
4.BUM3000Quantitative Methods for Business商業實務計量方法30

Quantitative Methods for Business

Working with numbers is an important part of problem solving. This course is designed to provide a sound understanding of quantitative business techniques used in making decisions and inferences in the business world. Students are then able to use a wide variety of quantitative methods that have important and varied business applications.

Topics include:

  1. Financial Mathematics;
  2. Statistical Analyses;
  3. Sampling Techniques;
  4. Collection and Presentation of Statistical Data;
  5. Grouping and Tabulation of Data;
  6. Statistical Measures;
  7. Sampling Distribution of the Mean;
  8. Index Numbers; and
  9. Time Series Analysis.
5.LAW4102Business Law and Practices商業法與實務30

Business Law and Practices

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with broad knowledge of the overall legal framework and major legal principles in which business in Hong Kong operates. Students will be able to apply the relevant rules and practices to business problems and practical situations.

Topics include:

  1. Hong Kong Legal Environment;
  2. Torts;
  3. Contract Law; and
  4. Contract for the Sale of Goods.
6.ACT3102IT Applications in Accounting會計資訊及軟件應用30

IT Applications in Accounting

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with practical IT knowledge and skills in accounting and financial modeling. Students would be required to attend workshops in practising spreadsheet and accounting software so as to gain hands-on experience in processing, presenting, organizing and analyzing accounting information. The features of AIS and its potential risks would also be discussed.

Topics include:

  1. Accounting Information System (AIS) and the Accountant;
  2. Excel Spreadsheet Applications;
  3. Setting up Accounting Systems for Financial Reporting using Available Accounting Software;
  4. Recording and Processing Accounting Transactions using Available Accounting Software;
  5. Producing Accounting Reports and Financial Statements using Available Accounting Software; and
  6. Potential Risks and Control in Using Accounting Software.

Each participant will be assigned a computer for practice.

7.ACT4103Accounting Theory and Practice財務會計應用30

Accounting Theory and Practice

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with detailed knowledge of the financial reporting requirements of the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong. The principles for applying accounting standards to modern corporations will be covered.

Topics include:

  1. The Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting ;
  2. Reports and Disclosures;
  3. Presentation and Disclosures of Financial Statements;
  4. Accounting Policies, Changes in Accounting Estimates and Errors, Events After Balance Sheet Date and Contingencies;
  5. Income Measurement and Revenue Recognition;
  6. Accounting for Government Grant, Construction Contracts and Intangible Assets;
  7. Accounting for Property, Plant and Equipment, and Investment Properties;
  8. Impairment of Assets; and
  9. Borrowing Costs.
8.BAM4105Organization and Management組織與管理30

Organization and Management

CEF Course Code

This course examines the range of business skills and functions and will explore how these skills and functions are useful in business organizations.

Topics include:

  1. Organizational Management;
  2. Effective Control Systems;
  3. Marketing and Marketing Mix;
  4. Market Research Tools;
  5. Production and Operation Management in Manufacturing Business;
  6. Management in a Service Organization;
  7. Financial Management;
  8. Human Resource Management; and
  9. International Business.
9.ACT4203Managerial Accounting and Control管理會計與監控30

Managerial Accounting and Control

CEF Course Code

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge of the applicability of financial and non-financial information for planning and control of the operations of an organization. Such knowledge will enables students to apply management accounting theories in the areas of planning, control and performance evaluation and decision making.

Topics include:

  1. Cost Volume Profit Analysis;
  2. Decision Making and Incremental Analysis;
  3. Budgetary Planning and Control;
  4. Operational Performance Measurement;
  5. Capital Budgeting Decisions;
  6. Pricing Decisions and Cost Management; and
  7. Managing Inventory and Quality.
10.LAW4103Company Law and Practices公司法與實務30

Company Law and Practices

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with working knowledge and legal principles of major business ownership structures and negotiable instruments for students to apply and solve most problems encountered in a business setting.

Topics include:

  1. Major Forms of Business Ownership Structure;
  2. Law of Partnership;
  3. Joint Venture;
  4. Legal Personality and the Nature of Company;
  5. Company Law; and
  6. Negotiable Instruments.
11.ACT4301Hong Kong Taxation I香港稅務(一)30

Hong Kong Taxation I

CEF Course Code

The course provides participants with the framework and principles of taxation in Hong Kong with skills and techniques to approach, interpret and apply the taxing statutes to practical situations such as tax planning and computations.

Topics include:

  1. Hong Kong Taxation System and Tax Administration;
  2. Property Tax;
  3. Salaries Tax: Scope of Charge;
  4. Salaries Tax: Income from Office or Employment;
  5. Salaries Tax: Expenses and Deductions, Personal Allowances and Tax Computation;
  6. Salaries Tax: Husband and Wife;
  7. Returns and Assessments; and
  8. Objections and Appeals, Disputes and Tax Collection.
12.ACT4501Auditing and Professional Ethics審計與專業倫理30

Auditing and Professional Ethics

CEF Course Code

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the nature, objectives and process of an audit together with the regulatory and professional framework governing an audit and the conduct of an auditor. Students should be able to apply the knowledge in practical audits and to evaluate situation of dilemmas during their career in accountancy.

Topics include:

  1. Nature, Purpose and Scope of Audit;
  2. Regulatory Framework of Auditing;
  3. The Stages and Timing of an Audit;
  4. Audit Evidence and Documentation;
  5. Audit Planning and Analytical Review Procedures;
  6. Materiality and Audit Risk;
  7. Internal Control and Control Risk Assessment; and
  8. Professional Ethics.
13.ACT4401Communications for Accounting Professionals會計員傳意技巧30

Communications for Accounting Professionals

The expanding role of accountants in the changing business environment requires quality communications. This course aims is to provide students with a broad range of skills required for professional accountants’ interactions and effective communications within business context.

Topics include:

  1. The Communication Process;
  2. Communication in Business;
  3. Conversation Techniques;
  4. Language Proficiency;
  5. External Written Communication;
  6. Internal Written Communication;
  7. Effective Report-writing; and
  8. Business Meeting.
14.ACT4302Hong Kong Taxation II香港稅務(二)30

Hong Kong Taxation II

CEF Course Code

This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills in solving practical taxation problems. Framework and principles governing the levy of profits tax would be discussed to enable students to determine the profits tax liabilities for different forms of business organizations. It also familiarizes the students with the tax provisions on personal assessment so as to assess the tax liabilities for total income.

Topics include:

  1. Profits Tax: Scope of Charge and Meaning of Trade;
  2. Profits Tax: Source of Profit;
  3. Profits Tax: Receipts and Expenditures;
  4. Computation of Assessable Profits;
  5. Basic Period and Provisional Profit Tax;
  6. Partnership;
  7. Depreciation Allowances; and
  8. Personal Assessment.
15. ACT4502 Auditing and Management Information Systems 審計與資訊管理系統 30

Auditing and Management Information Systems

CEF Course Code

Today the need for professional accountants has two important aspects: auditors play an essential role in determining the truth and fairness of financial statements and could increase the credibility of information. On the other hand, accountants in practice are called upon to assist in the planning, selecting, implementing and managing IT. The course provides students with a firm grounding in the concepts of these two areas of an accountant’s work.

Topics include:

  1. Auditing Sales and Collection Cycle;
  2. Auditing Purchase and Payment Cycle;
  3. Audit Sampling;
  4. Completing the Audit and Audit Report;
  5. Internal Control and Auditing in an IT Environment;
  6. Information Systems and IT Applications;
  7. Electronic Commerce; and
  8. Selecting a Management Information System (MIS).
16.ACT4104Advanced Financial Accounting高級財務會計30

Advanced Financial Accounting

CEF Course Code

This course deals with advanced aspects of financial accounting which provide students with further and deeper knowledge of the financial reporting environment, conceptual and regulatory framework in Hong Kong. There is an emphasis on the regulations and disclosures in the preparation and presentation of corporate financial reports, with further applications in analysis and evaluation of company financial position and performance.

Topics include:

  1. Corporate Group Structure and Consolidated Financial Statements;
  2. Accounting for Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures;
  3. Related Party Disclosures;
  4. Foreign Currency Transactions and Hedging;
  5. Accounting for Leases;
  6. Income Taxes;
  7. Cash Flows Statements; and
  8. Financial Analysis and its Applications.

Study Path

Diploma in AccountingAdvanced Diploma in Accounting

Duration and Mode of Study

24-32 months part-time

Medium of Instruction

Cantonese supplemented with English


Students who have successfully completed 16 required courses will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Accounting.


Application Fee: HK$120
Tuition Fee: HK$45,880


March / July / November of every year

Course Schedule and Venue

Classes and examinations will be held on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons (normally two classes per week) at Kowloon Tong / Kowloon East / Tsimshatsui / Wan Chai Learning Centre.

Minimum Entry Requirements

  1. Level 2 in five HKDSE subjects including English and Chinese (and up to 2 APL subjects) or equivalent; OR
  2. Successful completion of Yi Jin Diploma; OR
  3. Holder of a relevant School of Continuing Education (SCE) Diploma or Certificate or other equivalent non-SCE qualifications; OR
  4. Aged 21 or above, preferably with 3 years’ relevant work experience.

Graduate Interviews

會計學高等文憑 在資歷架構下獲得認可
級別: 4 資歷名冊登記號碼: 09/000159/4 登記有效期: 27/11/2008 至 登記持續有效