University of Macau, Faculty of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Accounting

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Bachelor of Science in Accounting

Bachelor of Science in Accounting Programme provides two specialization, Professional Accountancy, and Accounting and Information Management. The specializations emphasize on the training of the Accounting profession, and have a balanced-emphasis on knowledge and practice of Accounting and Information Systems (IS) respectively.

The Professional Accountancy provides solid Accounting professional background for students including principles that guide to the current practice in the Accounting profession and practice of public accounting, financial reporting, auditing, tax and internal accounting issues. The Accounting and Information Management focuses on providing students with subject-specific and transferable skills to supply professionals to the sector of business and advisory services with skills to handle the management of information, knowledge to propose IT-related solutions for better decision-making and control purposes in the enterprises.

We have a strong team of academic staff with multicultural background, professional qualification and sophisticated teaching experience. Over 70% of them are professors with doctoral degrees from Australia, Hong Kong, Korea, Portugal, the United Kingdom, the United States, and so on. Besides, there are part-time instructors who are practicing accountants and auditors from the industry.

The graduates are awarded the maximum number of paper exemption by Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPA Australia) and partial papers exemption from Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Specialization of BSc in Accounting (Declaration at Year 2)

  • Professional Accountancy
  • Accounting and Information Management

International Accreditation

Association & Institute

Paper Exemption

Description

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) 9 papers exempted out of 14 papers* For BSc in Accounting (Professional Accountancy) graduates from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.
9 papers exempted out of 14 papers* For BSc in Accounting (Accounting and Information Systems) graduates from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2021.
Association of International Accountants (AIA) 12 papers exempted out of 12 papers# For BSc in Accounting graduates from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2018.
CPA Australia Full foundation exam exemption for free and direct entry to the CPA Program Professional Level examination For all BSc in Accounting graduates.
Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) Direct entry to the Qualification Programme For students in BSc in Accounting with Specialization in Professional Accountancy admitted from academic year 2013/2014 to 2018/2019.

*On the basis of completion of corresponding accredited modules. For details, please refer to ACCA.
#On the basis of completion of corresponding accredited modules. For details, please refer to AIA.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Specialization in Professional Accountancy

What is Professional Accountancy (PAC)?

PAC can be defined as the study of accounting in relation to the requirements of the statutory and examination bodies of the accounting profession.

Why study PAC programme?

By completing a degree in PAC, graduates are deemed to have acquired the different levels of proficiency in the various branches of accounting including financial accounting, management accounting, auditing, corporate governance, taxation and so on.

Why study PAC programme at UM?

PAC combines the best of both professional and academic training in the study of accounting. Professionally, it is recognized by various prestigious examination bodies worldwide*. Academically, the program’s vigorous curriculum encompasses accounting theory and business administration knowledge widely accepted for further studies at the master and PhD levels.

Career Opportunity

The programme prepares students for an exciting career in auditing, taxation, government accounting as well as private sector accounting control and management. Graduates frequently serve in Big Four accounting firms – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, government agencies, multinational cooperation, etc.

Major Courses

  • Advanced Financial Accounting
  • Auditing I
  • Corporate Governance
  • Intermediate Accounting III
  • International Financial Reporting Standards and the Global Environment
  • International Taxation
  • Managerial Auditing
  • Taxation in Macau and Hong Kong

Common Courses (Professional Accountancy & Accounting and Information System)

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Management Accounting I
  • Management Accounting II
  • Principles of Business Management
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Strategic Management

*For the detailed study plan of programme, please refer to HERE.

Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Specialization in Accounting and Information Systems

What is Accounting and Information Systems (AIS)?

Information technology (IT) and information system management have become the necessities to accounting and business management. AIS combines the study of accounting with the implementation of IT in business management so that accurate, consistent, reliable, and timely accounting records allow managers to make quality business decision.

Why study AIS programme?

The Information Age has brought about new demands in business operations and information management. Accountants and IT professionals are needed in all industries. Accountants that are able to design and develop desirable accounting information systems to support business development are in high demand.

Why study AIS programme at UM?

UM is the leading university in Macao and the only university in Macao offering AIS. This program has a balanced-emphasis on knowledge and practice of both accounting and IT knowledge. Courses such as Analysis and Design of Information Systems, Business Programming, Database Management, E-Auditing, Financial Management and Management Accounting equip students with knowledge and skills to face challenges and accommodate market dynamics.

Career Opportunity

Graduates in AIS enjoy excellent prospects. Graduates can work in information system audit in the Big Four accounting firms – Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and system analysis in banks, stock exchange firms, hotels and casinos. Graduates are equipped with knowledge and skills to establish their own business. Besides, graduates can also pursue a wide variety of postgraduate programmes in areas of finance, accounting, and information systems.

Major Courses

  • Business Programming
  • Database Management
  • E-Business and Global Business Environment
  • E-Auditing
  • Analysis and Design of Information Systems
  • Spreadsheets & Decision Modeling
  • Information Systems Project Management
  • Web-Based Development of Information Systems

Common Courses (Professional Accountancy & Accounting and Information System)

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Financial Management
  • Intermediate Accounting I
  • Intermediate Accounting II
  • Management Accounting I
  • Management Accounting II
  • Principles of Business Management
  • Principles of Financial Accounting
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Quantitative Decision Analysis
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Strategic Management

*For the detailed study plan of programme, please refer to HERE.