MPhil-PhD in Accountancy Program By The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) |Top Universities
  • QS World University Rankings
  • Degree PhD
  • Study Level Masters
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time
  • Fees(USD) 16222-
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Sep

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MPhil-PhD in Accountancy
The programme is research-oriented with each student being directly supervised by a faculty member.
MPhil Stream
- Complete all the graduate courses required by the Department. - When deemed necessary by advisor/supervisor, students may be required to take other courses. - Each MPhil student is required to give an oral presentation on his/her research progress. - Each MPhil student is required to submit a thesis and pass the oral defence of the thesis for graduation.
PhD Stream
- Complete all the graduate courses required by the Department. When deemed necessary by advisor/supervisor, students may be required to take other courses. - Each PhD student is required to pass a written candidacy examination within the maximum period of his/her candidacy stage for the advancement to his/her post-candidacy stage. - Submit thesis proposal and defence.
Each PhD student is required to submit a thesis and pass the oral defence of the thesis for graduation.
Fields of Specialization
The School of Accountancy is committed to both theoretical and applied accounting research. Faculty members in the School have varied teaching and research interests that encompass the following areas:
1. Financial Accounting and Reporting
Specific research topics include the application of quantitative methods in accounting, financial accounting regulations and choice, roles of accounting information in capital markets, valuation analysis, financial statement analysis, financial reporting and disclosures issues, and professional ethics.
2. Management Accounting and Information Systems
Major topics include management accounting systems design, risk analysis in capital budgeting, modelling and statistical research in management accounting, accounting and control systems, national culture and management accounting issues, behavioral accounting, agency theory, information systems for competitive advantages, and accounting information systems.
3. Auditing
Specific research topics include modelling and statistical research in auditing, behavioral issues in auditing, human information processing in auditing, auditor's responsibilities and liabilities, and economic-based approaches to auditing research.
4. International Accounting and Accounting in China
Although all research in these areas is undertaken within the Faculty, current research is moving towards the behavioral, organizational and cultural dimensions of accounting studies utilizing capital market, agency, contingency and other contemporary theories. In line with the research ethos of the Faculty, the research thrust in the School has an interdisciplinary flavor, and draws heavily on the disciplines of statistical decision theory, psychology, economics, sociology and law.

About University

Founded in 1963, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a comprehensive research university with a global vision and a mission to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West.

Unique College System

CUHK is the only university in Hong Kong that offers a collegiate system. The nine Colleges of CUHK offer a plethora of non-formal learning opportunities to complement the formal curricula.

Academic Programmes

At CUHK, a wide range of academic programmes leading to the bachelor’s degree are organized in its eight Faculties, including Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science.

Given its geographical location, traditions, and ties, CUHK enjoys special advantages in the study of Chinese language, culture, economics, among others. Different specialties in engineering (electronic, information, automation, among others.) command world-leading positions. Its Business School, Law School, and Medical School are reputable training grounds for professionals in their respective fields as well as centres of seminal research.

Research Excellence

CUHK promotes interdisciplinary research excellence on a local, national and international scale. It has four research priorities, which are China StudiesTranslational BiomedicineInformation and Automation Technology and Environment and Sustainability. The University is a world leader in non-invasive prenatal testing theory and method, genomic studies on plants for sustainable agriculture and food security, and network coding theory that revolutionized data transmission and network applications.

The prowess, variety and impact of research at CUHK can be further demonstrated from its establishment of five state key laboratories, past and ongoing Areas of Excellence research projects, and the many research institutes and collaborations with eminent overseas research institutions. CUHK is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network and the Association of Pacific Rim Universities.

Great Campus in a Great City

CUHK has the largest, most scenic and sustainably designed and maintained campus in Hong Kong, complete with modern learning facilities and cultural, sport, social and other amenities. Located in Shatin, the campus is conveniently connected with the MTR system to all parts of the city.


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