History of the Department

The degree programme in Accounting and Banking was one of our first programmes introduced in the College since 1947. For more than five decades, the programme has been nurturing a significant number of talented graduates with specialised knowledge and skills in accounting and banking. These graduates, capable of serving as accountants or banking specialists in the financial sectors, have been making contributions to the amazing prosperity and fast progress of Hong Kong.

The success of our programme is based on a curriculum that is specifically designed to meet the local and international needs of global economy. Its content is introduced systematically from elementary to advanced, covering both fundamental and professional knowledge for effective applications of theories to practices.

Moreover, special focus is placed on training students to work accurately, efficiently and ethically for gaining professional recognition and pursuing careers in the accounting and banking fields. As early as in the early 1980s our Department had included courses in Computer Applications in response to the increasing use of computers in the business and banking environments. Computing facilities were added to provide practical learning opportunity to students so that they could quickly adapt to the requirements for speed and accuracy when entering the accounting and banking workforce.

As far as professional recognitions are concerned, the programme has also long been facilitating generations of graduates to become members of various international associations of accountants and to obtain the qualification of professional accountants. Keeping close links with the industry has also been our tradition.   Seminars featuring leading professionals invited from industry are regularly held to give students an insightful understanding of the current affairs and the latest development in the real world of accounting and banking.