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Advance standing in master programmes

Advance Standing for the Hong Kong Institute of CPAs Membership Qualification in Master Programme

The Institute is pleased to announce that its membership qualification has gained advance standing from various Masters Programmes. Members will be granted exemptions when taking these programmes. The Institute will continue to negotiate with universities. When any further agreements are achieved, the listing will be updated.

 

No. University/ Institute  Course
(Programme code) 
Exemption* / Credit transfer Condition for advance standing Enquiry
1 AGSM MBA Programs Australian School of Business The University of New South Wales
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Exemption for two subjects credit transfer out of 16

  • Accounting & Financial Management
  • Corporate Finance

Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme
2841 2802
The Chinese University of Hong Kong



Master of Business Administration

[ACCT5111 and 
ACCT5111 (full-time)]
Students studying the part-time MBA programme are required to replace the following exempted courses with electives of equal units:

ACCT5111 Corporate Financial Reporting

Students studying the full-time MBA programme are required to replace the following exempted course with elective of equal units:

ACCT5111 Corporate Financial Reporting 
Institute members  3943 7783 
3 City University of Hong Kong


Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) (P12) 

Exemption* for two credit units and credit transfer for two credit units out of a total of 40

  • Corporate Finance - two credit units (exemption)
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis for Decision Making - two credit units (credit transfer)
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 3442 7283
City University of Hong Kong

Master of Business Administration (MBA) (P11) 

Exemption* for two credit units and credit transfer for two credit units out of a total of 40

  • Corporate Finance - two credit units (exemption)
  • Financial Reporting Analysis for Business Decisions - two credit units (credit transfer)
Institute members  3442 5909
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University





Master of Professional Accounting
(21046)
 

Among the 12 subjects, students are granted one exemption & six credit transfer for the following subjects:

  • Accounting for Strategic Management
  • Auditing Framework
  • Accounting for Corporations
  • Financial Reporting Environment
  • Management Accounting
  • Managerial Finance
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 2766 4062
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master of Corporate Finance(part-time)/

Master of Finance (Investment Management (part-time/ full-time)

Two subjects credit transfer out of 12

  • Accounting for Business Analysis
  • Principles of Corporate Finance
Institute members 3400 3453
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Master of Corporate Governance(part-time)

Among the 10 subjects, students may apply for credit transfer for the following subject:

  • Corporate Financial Accounting
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 3400 3232
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Master of Science in Accountancy (Mixed Mode)
(21049: AFM (full-time),
20149: APM (part-time))

One subject credit transfer out of 10

  • Financial Management
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 2766 7087
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
 
Students who have obtained CPA/HKSA can apply for substitution for required courses, "Financial Accounting Foundations" & "Managerial Accounting Foundations". Students will need to submit a certified copy of transcript or professional certificate in English with grade, study year and number of credits taken to the MBA Program Office for review according to scheduled application deadline. Individual course syllabus is also required as part of the review process. Certified copy of professional membership card will not be accepted.
If course substitution is approved, students will need to take other electives as replacement. 
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme
2358 7539
10  Lingnan University
Master of Accountancy
(MAcc)

Six subjects (whole year one) credit transfer and direct entry to year two

  • Auditing
  • Business and Company Law
  • Cost and Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Hong Kong Taxation and Tax Planning
  • Managerial Finance
Institute members 2616 8107
11  The University of Hong Kong
Master of Business Administration   Exemption - Accounting for Business Decisions Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme  3962 1259
12  The University of Hong Kong
Master of Finance (MFin) 

One subject credit transfer out of 12

  • Financial Statement Analysis & Business Ethical Standards
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 3962 1257
13 Hong Kong Management Association and Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney
Master of Business Administration (MBA) Exemption for up to three subjects credit transfer out of 16
Institute members who have completed the Qualification Programme 2774 8533

 

Remarks
* Applicants may be required to take replacement subject in lieu of the exempted subject at the discretion of the university

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