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Overview

The MSc Professional Accounting programme has a strong focus on professional training, equipping you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in an international business career.

You will study the professional syllabus of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and will obtain exemptions from all six professional-level papers of the exams needed to gain chartered accountant status (subject to validation of the programme by ICAEW), as well as receiving preparation to sit the final advanced-level papers.

The programme is delivered in the International Business School Suzhou (IBSS), one of an elite group of institutions worldwide to be accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Less than 100 business schools worldwide have both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation.

Why Study Professional Accounting at XJTLU?

  • Benefit from XJTLU's strategic location in Suzhou - home to one of the China's largest economies and many Fortune 500 companies
  • Get support from IBSS's career development team who engage with national and multinational employers to identify the potential internship and job opportunities for our students and graduates
  • Earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MSc Professional Accounting, you will have:

  • theoretical understandings appropriate to the study of accounting at postgraduate level
  • an awareness of key current issues, theory and practice in the field of accounting
  • skills in professional accounting and financial decision-making, evaluation and analysis of financial data and the techniques required to evaluate and act upon complex financial and tax-related issues encountered in practice
  • the knowledge necessary towards qualifying and operating as a chartered accountant.
Undoubtedly, professional and modern accounting education will help you to move up to the corporate ladder at a faster pace in view of the opportunities and challenges opened up by artificial intelligence, blockchain and other new business and economic drivers in China and beyond.
Samuel Kwok
Programme director

Modules

Students get several exemptions for the ACA exam, because the Masters in Professional Accounting is certificated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Due to the international nature of the programme and good reputation, I got a great internship in China.
Miao Maoshi
Student, MSc Professional Accounting

Careers

This programme is designed to prepare you to qualify as a chartered accountant with the ICAEW. Graduates will also be well prepared to undertake other professional accountancy exams, such as those offered by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.