The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Our BBA (Hons) Accounting Stream enables students to obtain advanced standing or exemptions with the following professional accounting associations.


Incorporated on 1 January 1973, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) is the only statutory licensing body of accountants in Hong Kong responsible for regulation of the accountancy profession.  Our Accounting Stream is accredited by HKICPA as an approved accountancy degree programme under HKICPA’s Qualification Programme (QP)*.  The QP of the HKICPA is a comprehensive training programme that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  You are advised to visit HKICPA's website to find out further details about the QP and the registration procedures to become a student.

*Note: Students are reminded that ACT3300 Company Law
and ACT4354 Advanced Accounting should be completed before they can be permitted to register as a student of the QP.


ACCA is an international accountancy body based in the United Kingdom. Its aim is to be a global leader in the profession by offering the qualification to people who seek a rewarding career in accountancy, finance and management.  Certain subjects within our Accounting Stream are entitled to corresponding exemptions from respective ACCA examination papers.  You are advised to visit ACCA's website to find out further details about its exemption policy and qualification requirements.


CPA Australia

With a membership base of more than 129,000 professionals in over 110 countries around the globe, CPA Australia is one of the largest, most recognised and respected accounting bodies in the world.  It's vision is to be the global professional accountancy designation for strategic business leaders.

Students who completed the programme are eligible for CPA Australia's Associate membership and they can commence the Professional Level of the organisation's CPA Program. 

Comprising education and practical work experience requirements, the rigour of CPA Program is designed to equip candidates with all of the technical, business, personal effectiveness and leadership skills – plus the ability to think creatively that one needs to be a CPA (Aust.). You are advised to visit CPA Australia's website to find out further details about the organisation and the CPA Program.



The Institute of Certified Management Accountants (ICMA, also known as CMA Australia) was officially incorporated in 1996 in Australia. Its objectives are to provide a professional organization for management accountants, and to encourage, disseminate and promote the specialization across all organizations.  Management accounting involves decision oriented professional knowledge, which aims to aid managerial decision making based on definite data generated from financial statements.  Thus, management accounting is applicable to all business areas, including: design and implementation of strategic, marketing, value analysis, and other management models.

Our accounting stream programme is accredited by the ICMA. Graduates are exempted from a number of units of the ICMA professional examination. They may apply for the Graduate Management Accountant (GMA) designation upon graduation.

You are advised to visit ICMA website to find out further details about its exemption policy and qualification requirements.