Frontiers in accounting

Since its launch in 1998, the Master of Accountancy has garnered respect as a leading accounting programme, recognised and accredited by all major professional accounting bodies. The programme is designed for accounting and non-accounting graduates, with the aim to nurture professional accountants who can apply accounting knowledge and data analytics to develop business insights.

Built on the strong foundation of an excellent curriculum and a world-class faculty, this programme yields graduates with outstanding academic achievements and promising career prospects.

A globally recognised, accredited programme

The Master of Accountancy has been recognised and accredited by all major professional accounting bodies, including the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)—International, the Federation of Schools of Accountancy (FSA), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CPA Australia, the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong (TIHK).

Key Facts

Full-time: 1 year
Part-time: 2 years

Programme commencement

Entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree with Second Class honours or achieving an average grade of B from a recognized university, or an equivalent professional qualification.
  • English language proficiency


  • GMAT / GRE scores are not mandatory, but a good GMAT / GRE score will strengthen the application.


  • Preferably with relevant post-qualification full-time work experience.

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A comprehensive curriculum

Our well-designed curriculum covers a wide range of topics and is regularly updated to reflect current market trends. We continually strive to expand our elective course options, providing a flexible course of study tailored to individual interests.

Training by experienced professionals

Students will be taught by internationally renowned faculty members: professors with doctoral degrees and teaching experience at highly reputable universities worldwide, as well as finance and accounting professionals with abundant industry experience. Our faculty boasts a continuous output of top-quality publications in diverse research areas, with a focus on emerging Asian markets.

Opportunities for practical experience

Students will have the opportunity to undertake internships with established accounting firms in Hong Kong and mainland China, including Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, plus a number of other companies in accounting and finance industry. We keep scheduling flexible, so students can participate in internships without extending their study period.

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Thrive in a competitive marketplace

This programme not only paves the way for local and international professional accounting qualifications, it also prepares students for a career in various sectors, including accounting, finance, management and consulting. We regularly invite business leaders from Mainland China and Hong Kong to share their valuable industry experience and insights on the latest market developments.

Our students graduate with a high proficiency in both practical and theoretical accounting, ready for a range of promising career options. We organise a variety of recruitment talks and career workshops to give students comprehensive job market information, and ensure their career gets off to a head start.

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Is this programme for me?

The programme is designed for accounting and business graduates who wish to acquire advanced skills for higher level positions and qualifications. It is also for non-business graduates, serving as a bridge to local and international professional accounting qualifications.

No.40 in the world for Accounting & Finance, QS World University Rankings 2022

Get to know our alumni

“Joining the MACC programme is one of the best decisions I’ve ever had. The programme offered me comprehensive accounting knowledge and data analysis skill, which can be practically applied to a business work setting. I appreciate the flexibility of the programme so I was able to do a full-time internship onsite in Hong Kong and at the same time attend courses at night and weekends. It was an unforgettable experience for me. I hence had so many chances to class with part-time students, which inspired me with new insights and an angle of thinking. The MACC faculty are super supportive, especially in career building and job hunting, and I wouldn’t be able to make my career without that. It has been a valuable experience studying at CUHK MACC and I would never regret it.”


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Elena Fang

Master of Accountancy 2022
Management Associate, HSBC

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