Programme and Study
The normal duration for the Programme is one year full-time and the maximum period of study is three years. Teaching normally begins in late August and ends in May. Students who are required to attend the pre-entry course(s) will normally take the course(s) from late July– prior to the beginning of the new academic year.
The application for academic year 2021-22 will begin on 1 October 2020 and close on 30 June 2021. Late application may be considered if spaces are still available.
The tuition fees for the academic year 2021-22 is HK$188,000 for local student and HK$213,000 for non-local student.
Usually the commencement date of the MAcc classes is late August to early September.
The MAcc classes will normally be held on weekdays or Saturdays at Lingnan campus. For the pre-entry courses (which will normally be offered from mid-July to late August), class meeting times and venues will depend on student enrollment. A formal announcement will be made prior to the commencement of the courses.
English is the main medium of instruction for all the courses unless specified otherwise.
The full-time MAcc is a credit-based programme. All courses in the programme structure are designed on the basis of three-credit units. The normal duration for the full-time MAcc programme is one year and the maximum period of study will be three years from the date of first registration.
Students are required to complete six required courses (congruent to the Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy curriculum) in the first semester.
Upon successful completion of the 18 credits in the first semester, students are eligible to proceed to the second semester. Students are required to complete the five courses (15 credits), one required course and four elective courses, in the second semester. Upon completion of these five courses and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.67 or above, students are granted Master of Accountancy degrees, subject to the satisfaction of University graduation requirements.
Application for Admission
To be eligible for entry into Master of Accountancy, applicants should hold a bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent from a recognized tertiary institution; or have other qualifications and experience, which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree in a non-business discipline from a recognized tertiary institution have to complete and pass a pre-entry programme prior to their formal admission to the MAcc programme. The number of pre-entry courses required to take by an applicant will depend on his/her undergraduate study. Applicants will enjoy admission preference if they have related working experiences or have professional qualification in accounting, auditing, taxation or finance.
As teaching will be normally conducted in English, an applicant whose undergraduate degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement below:
- IELTS: minimum acceptable score of 6.5 or
- TOEFL: minimum acceptable score of 550 (paper-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) or
other equivalent English qualifications to be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants who have graduated from a university using English as a main teaching language do not normally need to present evidence of their language proficiency.
Yes, after completion of your online submission and payment, you still can submit any additional supporting materials by email to: macc@Ln.edu.hk and send the original copy of recommendation letters by post on or before the application deadline.
Please note that you can apply online.
The selection process will begin as soon as we receive your completed application materials and confidential recommendation forms. Shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview conducted by the Programme Director or other teaching staff of the Programme.
Q13. I cannot process the online submission or e-Payment and the system has rejected my submission, why?
It may be the firewall problem, if so, you may need to use another computer or other computer network to try again.
Or you may have chosen a wrong “document type” when uploading your ID card/passport or transcript/certificate online. If so, you need to remove the files and re-upload the file again by choosing the correct document type online.
Alternately, you may submit your application via paper form and have the full-set of application package sent to the MAcc Programme Office by post on or before the application deadline.
No separate scholarship applications are required. Students will automatically be considered for various types of the scholarships based on their academic merits and services.
Limited number of hostel places might be available for the students, subject to the University's final approval.
All enquires can be directed to:
MAcc Programme Office
SEK112/5, 1/F, Simon and Eleanor Kwok Building
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2616 8182/2616 8107
Fax: (852) 2616 5021