Accounting is the basis of all business decisions. Accountants are required in all organizations, be it profit-seeking or non profit-seeking such as governmental units and charitable organizations. The Accounting Department of any organization typically provides financial information and operational statistics to operating departments for them to plan and execute their daily decisions.
The four-year programme at Hong Kong Shue Yan University will include the principles and theories of Accounting as well as the application of this knowledge to practice. The degree programme is designed to equip students with the essential soft skills in addition to the professional accounting skills necessary to function effectively in management positions within profit-seeking and non-profit organizations.
The Programme is designed to produce graduates with technical competencies in accounting and good generic skills, and an ability to apply that knowledge to meet the needs of the profession and society of Hong Kong and of China.
It aims to:
Provide students with a broad understanding of inter-related business disciplines;
Develop students’ understanding and competence in professional and practical skills of various accounting disciplines and an awareness of ethical issues;
Develop in students the generic skills in communication and team building and critical thinking for problem solving;
Stimulate students’interest in and understanding of Chinese culture and develop a whole and balanced personality.
Academic colleagues in the Department of Accounting all possess terminal degrees in Accounting or a related field or are completing such a degree. Almost all full and part-time colleagues hold professional accounting designations and have relevant practical experience in helping students throughout their learning process.
Professor Theodore T. Y. Chen Professor and Head Department of Accounting