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HKUST has Asia's premier accounting program, combining world-leading research, award-winning teaching, outstanding students, and a state-of-the-art curriculum to train tomorrow's leaders.

All faculty are PhDs from the world's foremost universities - such as, Chicago, Illinois, London Business School, Oregon, Oxford, Purdue, Rochester, Texas, UBC and UCLA, - who offer cutting-edge insights and international perspective vital for career success in the 21st Century. HKUST's curriculum develops all-round knowledge, communications, professional and leadership skills that employers want. HKUST attracts Hong Kong's best students and HKUST graduates earn top job offers and honors on CPA exams. HKUST is accredited unconditionally by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. In 1999, HKUST became the first accounting program outside North America to win accreditation from AACSB, the premier accrediting agency for business schools. According to The UTD Top 100 Business School, the Department has been constantly ranked among top 20 worldwide in publications in top three accounting journals.

Accounting at HKUST combines four key dimensions of excellence - world-class research, award-winning teaching, top students, and a state-of-the-art curriculum. HKUST's spectacular seaside campus offers a highly productive, high-tech study environment just minutes from central via the Hang Hau MTR station in Tseung Kwan O.

World-class research by HKUST Accounting faculty appears regularly in the world's top academic journals and premier financial publications. The HKUST Research Symposium on Accounting Research and other research events regularly bring to Hong Kong the world's leading accounting scholars and professionals. HKUST faculty members are experts in Hong Kong, China, and international accounting and law. HKUST research offers accounting students cutting-edge insights that won't appear in textbooks for years.

Award-winning teaching is a proud tradition of HKUST Accounting faculty members, who have won more teaching honors than any other department at university. These honors include the Best Ten Lecturer awards granted by students and the Franklin Prizes for Teaching Excellence granted by fellow faculty members. At HKUST, teaching excellence is a tradition and a priority.

Top students choose HKUST Accounting. Accounting majors at HKUST place first in academic qualifications and achievements, including entry exam scores, Dean's List honors, scholarships, fellowships, and CPA exam scores. The Beta Alpha Psi accounting honorary offers special recognition to second- and third-year student scholars for outstanding performance. Beta Alpha Psi is recognized by accounting employers and professionals worldwide as an indicator of high academic achievement in accounting.

HKUST accounting majors also rank first in job placement success. Employers increasingly view HKUST graduates as best in Hong Kong, valuing their international perspective, interactive style, and technical skills. Most graduates place with Big-4 accounting firms. The Accounting Student Society at HKUST boasts over 500 members and hosts numerous social and professional events, including Accounting Week, Accounting Compass, Joint Ball, and Outreach Day. These activities provide experience in event organizing, public speaking, and leadership. Communications training and foreign exchanges at top universities promote bi-lingual fluency and international exposure.

HKUST's state-of-the-art curriculum combines in-depth knowledge of Hong Kong, China and international accounting principles with broad-based learning, communications and leadership skills development. Our interactive classroom style encourages participation and self-confidence. Our authorship of teaching materials featuring local companies is unique in Hong Kong, and illustrates the commitment of HKUST faculty to teaching relevance. Our research provides students with state-of-the-art insights. Our collaborations with leading companies and universities in China provide in-depth views on recent developments. Our consulting and professional activities offer current and practical perspectives. Our “Professional Excellence” courses train you to be an accounting professional and introduce you to the leaders of the profession in the region. Put simply, HKUST gives you the accounting, management, IT, communications and professional skills needed for success in the global economy of the 21st Century.

Additional HKUST Advantages

HKUST has more foreign study opportunities than other accounting programs, at top universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Don's miss this invaluable opportunity. Financial aid is available.

HKUST has numerous internship opportunities with local and regional employers during summer, and also during the winter and spring when accounting firms most need interns. These opportunities provide you with invaluable practical experience, insights, and job placement advantages. Our unique curriculum allows you the option to graduate “on time” after an internship or exchange.

HKUST's Accounting Alumni Association provides networking contacts with rising young professionals around Hong Kong and the region, plus alumni social event, seminars, and other activities.

You can now see why HKUST is the top accounting program in Hong Kong and Asia. World-class and rising fast! Join us!

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