The BA Accounting provides you with an understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of accounting and finance in a practical context, as well as a solid foundation in the underlying academic concepts and theory in the field.

BA Accounting


The BA Accounting programme provides you with a solid and relevant understanding of the principles, techniques and applications of accounting and finance in a practical context. You will gain the skills, expertise and analytical competence necessary for a career in accountancy, whether in industry or the public sector.

At XJTLU, accounting is far more than just cutting costs and managing transactions. Accounting is crucial for accountability as it encourages sound and ethical decision-making to positively impact businesses and society.

This programme offers you a distinct combination of research-informed and professionally accredited knowledge, techniques, and skills. You will develop a firm understanding of the financial drivers that underpin leadership, planning, strategy, governance, and ethics. You will also learn how accountants work with managers, shareholders and a wide variety of stakeholders, helping them to make informed decisions. Taking advantage of XJTLU’s unique learning environment, you will also learn and develop an appreciation of accounting practices in both the UK and China contexts.

Our accounting programme offers you the opportunity to gain exemptions from the accounting and management accounting professional bodies. Graduates can claim up to nine exemptions from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), eight exemptions from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), eight exemptions from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and six exemptions from the Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA Australia) dependent on satisfactory completion of certain modules.

Why should I study Accounting at XJTLU?

During this course, you can expect to:

  • gain a comprehensive business education, taught by internationally educated and highly qualified faculty members with extensive industry experience;
  • learn the core concepts of accounting alongside other modules from a mix of business-related disciplines such as finance, economics, management, quantitative methods, information systems and data analytics;
  • a set of highly valuable and versatile competencies such as business acumen, analytical abilities, communication and problem-solving skills, and leadership. With these skill sets, you are well-prepared for opportunities that come your way;
  • earn two degrees – an XJTLU degree from China’s Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
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Knowledge and skills

When you graduate from the BA Accounting programme, you will have developed:

  • a firm understanding of the key professional knowledge required for effective financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, data analytics, auditing, and taxation. Through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, computer labs, and selected optional modules, you will acquire knowledge, techniques and skills highly sought after by employers;
  • the ability to apply accounting and finance-related knowledge and analytical skill sets in organisational contexts involving the management of day-to-day operations, cost control, business problem solving, risk assessment and control, strategy formulation, and strategic decision making; and
  • have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice by completing in-depth, independent case studies. This will give you the chance to develop essential employability skills in research, critical thinking, time management, communications, and IT;

“Our BA Accounting programme aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to face the fast-changing business environment confidently. This programme’s quality and practice-orientated themes allow XJTLU to offer exemptions from prestigious professional accounting bodies in the UK and Australia.”

Dr Lingyan Zuo

Programme director

I firmly believe that my academic experience has laid a solid foundation for my future career.

Ziyao Zhang

Alumnus, BA Accounting, China


Skilled and agile graduates are in high demand in the current job market. Therefore, we embed a series of core and specific skills into our BA Accounting programme to ensure that our graduates are suited to careers in areas such as accounting, investment banking, investment analysis and management, management consultancy and financial management, public service, or more advanced academic study. Graduates from our BA Accounting programme will acquire the skillsets employers in modern businesses require. These generally include academic and cognitive skills, research, communication, data analysis, and soft skills. There is also the opportunity to take advantage of the school’s employability development and university career services, which focus on supporting the development of employability skills among our students.

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