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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 Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS or the Institute) is a professional body which qualifies people who have roles as company secretaries, governance advisers, non-executive directors, risk managers, compliance managers and more. Its membership ensures individual remains at the forefront of global developments and best practice in governance.

Effective 1 January 2020, the Institute will launch a new qualifying programme, the Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme (CGQP), which replaces the current International Qualifying Scheme (IQS). The CGQP is an internationally recognised qualification programme with a curriculum developed by CGI and adapted by HKICS to meet local needs and applications. The first examination diet under the CGQP will be held in June 2020. The CGQP is designed to meet the governance needs of today’s organisations, and it equips company secretaries and governance professionals with the knowledge and skills to support the board and senior management in corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

The following modules of HKICS can be exempted for Lingnan Accountancy graduates:
(4) Interpreting Financial & Accounting Information
(5) Strategic Management
(7B) Hong Kong Taxation
For details of exemption, please contact HKICS at (852) 2881 6177 or email to