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Associate of Business Administration

Programme Code: AD 111 3416 6338 2305 5315
QF Level: 4
QR Registration No.: 07/001579/4
Registration Validity Period:  05/05/2008 to ongoing

Application Code 報名編號 : AD111

Programme Aims & Features

The Associate of Business Administration (ABA) programme is a comprehensive and broad-based business programme that focuses on integrating academic theories with real-life applications in the commercial world.

The first year of study provides students with an integrated view of various business functions in the commercial environment.

In the second year, students will then take up a specialized study theme for a more in-depth training in the different areas in business studies. Study themes include:

Accounting Theme
Finance Theme
Management Theme
Marketing Theme

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Overall Progression Figures

2023 Overall Progression Rate: 86%
UGC-funded Bachelor’s Degree Programmes: 68%

Some of our graduates/students are admitted to UGC-funded degree programmes every year. The list below shows the programmes that our graduates/students of recent years have articulated to*:


The University of Hong Kong
BA & BEd Language Education - English (Double Degree)
BASc Design+
BASc Social Data Science
BBA Accounting & Finance
BBA Finance
BBA Information Systems
BBA Marketing and Management
BEcon & Fin
BSc Information Management
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
BA Chinese Language Studies & BA Chinese Language Education (Double Degree)
BA Cultural Management
BA English
BBA Hotel & Tourism Management
BA Cultural Management
BBA Insurance, Financial and Actuarial Analysis
BBA Professional Accountancy
BEng Financial Technology
BSc Community Health Practice
BSc Public Health
BSocSc Economics
BSocSc Global Studies
Integrated BBA
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
BBA Business & Management
BBA General Business Management
BBA Marketing
BBA Professional Accounting
BEng Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management
BSc Mathematics & Economics
City University of Hong Kong
BA English
BBA Accountancy
BBA Business Analysis
BBA Business Economics
BBA Business Operations Management
BBA China Business
BBA Finance
BBA Global Business
BBA Global Business Systems Management
BBA Human Resources Management
BBA Information Management
BBA International Business
BBA International Business (Japan Studies)
BBA Management
BBA Management Sciences
BBA Marketing
BEng Architectural Engineering
BSc Computational Finance & Financial Technology
BSc Computing Mathematics
BSocSc Asian & International Studies
BSocSc Criminology & Sociology
BSocSc Public Policy & Politics
Integrated BBA
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
BA (Hons) Bilingual Interdisciplinary Chinese Studies
BA (Hons) Digital Media
BA (Hons) Scheme in Fashion & Textiles
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accountancy
BBA (Hons) Accounting & Finance
BBA (Hons) Financial Services
BBA (Hons) Global Supply Chain Management
BBA (Hons) International Shipping & Transport Logistics
BBA (Hons) Management
BBA (Hons) Marketing
BBA (Hons) Supply Chain Management & Analytics
BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering
BEng (Hons) Industrial & Systems Engineering
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
BEng (Hons) Product Engineering with Marketing
BEng (Hons) Scheme in Product and Industrial Engineering
Broad Discipline of Business
Broad Discipline of Computing
Broad Discipline of Language, Culture & Communication
BSc (Hons) Aviation Operations & Systems
BSc (Hons) Data Science & Analytics
BSc (Hons) Enterprise Engineering with Management
BSc (Hons) Investment Science & Finance Analytics
BSc (Hons) Logistics Engineering & Management
BSc (Hons) Property Management
BSc (Hons) Nursing
Hong Kong Baptist University
BA (Hons)
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accounting
BBA (Hons) Applied Economics
BBA (Hons) Entrepreneurship
BBA (Hons) Finance
BBA (Hons) Global & China Business
BBA (Hons) Human Resources Management
BBA (Hons) Information Systems & e-Business Management
BBA (Hons) Information Systems and Business Intelligence
BBA (Hons) Marketing
BCom (Hons) Accountancy
BComm (Hons) 
BComm (Hons) Public Relations & Advertising Major  (Advertising and Branding) 
BSc (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons) China Studies - Economics
BSocSc (Hons) Communication - Film Major
BChinMed & BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science (Double Degree)
The Education University of Hong Kong
BA (Hons) Language Studies & BEd (Hons) English Language (co-terminal double degree)
BEd (Hons) Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
BEd (Hons) Chinese Language
BEd (Hons) Early Childhood Education
BEd (Hons) Music
BEd (Hons) (Primary) - General Studies / Mathematics Major
BEd (Hons) (Secondary) Information & Communication Technology
BEd (Hons) Business, Accounting & Financial Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Global & Environmental Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Global & Hong Kong Studies
BSocSc (Hons) Policy Science & Management
Lingnan University
BBA (Hons)
BBA (Hons) Accounting
BSocSc (Hons)
BSocSc (Hons) Business Psychology

HKU SPACE International College

University of the Arts London

Edinburgh Napier University

University of Hull

University of London Programmes
(Academic Direction: London School of Economics and Political Science, LSE)

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of Plymouth

Professional Recognition

Our students can obtain professional recognition from various Accounting, Finance and Marketing professional bodies. Partial exemptions from various professional examinations are granted to our graduates:

  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
  • The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA)
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
  • The Society of Registered Financial Planners (RFP-HK)

*The above list is not exhaustive and only shows some of the examples.

  • Introduction to Academic English
  • English for Academic Purposes I & II
  • Applied Statistics
  • English for Business
  • Information Management
  • Advanced Chinese Language

Experiential Learning

  • Integrated Project

Year 1

  • Introduction to Financial Management
  • Introduction to Management
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting
  • Introduction to Marketing
  • Business Economics


Year 2

(Choose ONE theme from the following:)


  • Managerial Accounting
  • Principles of Auditing
  • Hong Kong Tax Framework



  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Strategic Brand Management
  • Advertising: Principles and Practice



  • Financial Markets and Institutions
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Macroeconomics: Theory and Applications



  • Principles of Organizational Behaviour
  • Human Resources Management
  • Global Business and Trade
Core Curriculum Courses 


  • Critical Analysis and Reasoning in Discipline-based Studies
  • Choose Three courses from the Core Curriculum

Courses offered in each semester are subject to student enrolment and resources available.

Students' Activities

GBA Tour, July 2023

As part of the Inter-school Entrepreneurship Workshop, 10 students from the Division of Economics and Business accompanied a group of secondary school students to visit Rainbow Shopping Mall and an electronic manufacturing factory in Dongguan. The interesting tour provided the students with the opportunity to explore the consumer culture, shopping trends, and innovative business ideas in the Greater Bay Area.

Students took a guided tour on the factory floor where they observed different stages of the production processes – starting from component assembly to final product testing and packaging. Also, they had the chance to ask questions to the management of the factory, which helped them gain insights into the challenges and opportunities of the electronic manufacturing industry in mainland.