Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Accountancy
Lead global accounting practices
The CUHK School of Accountancy has led the way in providing quality accounting education in the region for more than 50 years. We were the first school in Asia to be accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the Federation of Schools of Accountancy.
The PDPA provides advanced training in the fundamentals of accounting theory and practices, preparing you to become a professional accountant or a business executive with accounting expertise.
Gain key credentials
By taking this accredited conversion programme of the HKICPA, you will be primed for a career in accounting and finance. The PDPA is designed to strengthen your conceptual, analytical and leadership abilities, enabling you to play a key role in the development of accounting practices in the Pearl River Delta and beyond.
Training by experienced professionals
As a student of the prestigious School of Accountancy, which has garnered worldwide recognition for its outstanding academic achievements, you will be taught by renowned educators and experienced industry practitioners.
Part-time: 1 year
A bachelor’s degree with at least second-class honours or grade B from a recognised university.
Official academic transcripts showing you have completed studies in the following subjects: Accounting, Computer-based Information Systems, Economics, Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions, Management and Marketing.
Alternatively, you can join the Fundamental Business Programme to satisfy the entry requirements for the HKICPA Qualification Programme.
Stay at the forefront of the industry
Practical industry exposure
You will have regular opportunities to attend professional seminars to learn more about qualifications and the latest industry developments.
We maintain strong bonds with our alumni and regularly invite them to share their experiences and join events organised by the class committee, giving you access to useful networks for your future career development.
Take your career to the next level
If you are a non-accounting graduate, this programme will give you the knowledge and skills you need to become a professional accountant or financial manager. It is also useful if your job requires in-depth knowledge of accounting and related areas.
We organise a range of recruitment talks, as well as workshops on interview, business etiquette and CV writing skills to enhance your career prospects. You will continue to receive our support, including updates on the job market, after you graduate.
Is this programme for me?
We welcome applicants from non-accounting backgrounds who wish to progress to a career in accounting and finance, or learn to utilise accounting systems for more effective decision making. This programme is also a gateway for those looking to enter the HKICPA Qualification Programme (QP) or gain other accounting qualifications.