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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. Graduates can go on to become competitive trainee accountants.

In this programme, besides accounting, you will learn other business related areas such as finance, economics, management, information systems and data analytics. You will learn a range of accounting related processes of calculation, reporting, and evaluation. You will learn to critically evaluate the suitability and use of accounting, finance, and analytical techniques to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of problem solving and decision making in different business and organisational contexts. Taking advantage of the unique learning environment of XJTLU, you will also learn and develop an appreciation of accounting practices in both the UK and China contexts.

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).

International Business School Suzhou (IBSS) is one of the youngest business schools in the world to gain Triple Crown accreditation. IBSS is now one of just 103 business schools worldwide to achieve the prestigious triple accreditations, having already been the youngest business school to be certified by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). IBSS was accredited by the AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) in 2016 and 2018 respectively. AACSB accreditation is a globally recognised standard for the highest quality in business education. Only five percent of business schools worldwide have been awarded the accreditation. The EQUIS accreditation is a quality certification system for business schools set up by the EFMD (European Foundation for Management Development). It has become the most global authoritative and select business school certification body in the world with its comprehensive and rigorous review process. In 2020, IBSS has officially received joint accreditation from the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and the Business Graduates Association (BGA), two of the world’s leading authorities on business education. The accreditation process reflects the School's commitment to fostering innovation and to performing at the highest level continuously.

Why should I study accounting at XJTLU?

  • With BA Accounting at XJTLU, you will learn Accounting alongside other modules from a well mix of business-related disciplines such as Finance, Economics, Management, Quantitative Methods, Information Systems and Data Analytics, taught by internationally highly qualified faculty members with well verse of experiences. This creates opportunities for you to acquire a set of highly valuable and versatile competencies such as business acumen, analytical abilities, communication & problem-solving skills, and leaderships. With these skill sets, you are well-prepared for opportunities that come in your way
  • This programme is accredited by international professional accounting bodies such as Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), CPA Australia, and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The Department of Accounting maintains close collaborations with renowned accounting firms such as Deloitte, KPMG, and PwC
  • The BA Accounting makes you highly sought after by a wide range of organisations locally and globally in any area related to accounting, finance, and even beyond
Qualification XJTLU BMan Accounting University of Liverpool BA (Hons) Accounting More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

  • You will learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, and computer labs, the key professional knowledge in financial accounting, management accounting, financial management, data analytics, auditing, and taxation
  • You will also learn to apply the accounting and finance related knowledge and analytical skill sets in the 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
Our BA Accounting programme aims at equipping students with the knowledge and skills to confidently face the fast changing business environment. The educational quality and practice-orientation have led this programme to exemptions from prestigious professional accounting bodies in the UK and Australia.
Shi Min How
Programme director


  • Year One

    UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

  • Year Two

  • Year Three

  • Year Four

I firmly believe that my academic experience has laid a solid foundation for my future career.
Ziyao Zhang
Alumnus, BA Accounting, China


In addition to entering the accounting profession, graduates from this programme can develop a career in areas of investment banking, investment analysis and management, management consultancy and financial management, as well as in public service or to more advanced academic study.