Undergraduate Course

BA Accounting

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU)

Course Options
  • BA, BA (Hons), UG:BachelorFull-timeSeptember3 - 4 yearsCNY 88000 year

Notes about fees for this course

88,000 CNY

Course Information


The BA Accounting programme involves the study of accounting, business, finance and management. You will learn about accounting and finance within an organisational context, which will help you to understand how financial decisions are made. You will also acquire knowledge and skills in the preparation and interpretation of accounts and develop an appreciation of the similarities and differences in practice between the UK and China. Graduates will be able to claim up to a nine-paper exemption from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK qualification and an eight-paper exemption from the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACA), UK qualification.

Unique selling points of the programme

  • Designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy or in obtaining professional accounting qualifications prior to pursuing a career in business
  • Taught by full-time specialists who possess PhD degrees from top overseas universities and/or have comprehensive experience in industry
  • You will not only gain a broad knowledge of accounting and finance, but the real skills needed in the accounting profession and in industry, making you very attractive to potential employers
  • We have built close ties with some of the leading international chartered accountancy bodies, such as the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and have developed strong partnerships with leading accounting firms including Deloitte and KPMG
  • You will be supported in finding and applying for internships or placements in accounting firms or other organisations, gaining the invaluable opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a real business environment
  • Earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

By the time you graduate from BA Accounting you should be able to:

  • understand the technical language and practices of accounting and finance, such as financial and managerial accounting, auditing and taxation
  • record and summarise transactions, prepare financial statements and forecasts, and analyse business operations
  • evaluate the performance and financial situation of organisations
  • select and apply appropriate accounting and financial management tools to support organisational planning, decision-making and control.

Modules: 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.

Modules: Year Two

  • Introductory financial accounting
  • Introductory managerial accounting
  • Quantitative methods
  • Skills for the professional accountants
  • Introduction to finance
  • Introduction to organisation and management
  • Information systems for accountants.

Modules: Year Three

  • Financial reporting I
  • Management accounting
  • Accounting theory
  • Commercial law (UK/China)
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Financial management
  • Audit and assurance
  • Tax compliance.

Modules: Year Four

  • Business finance
  • Financial reporting II
  • Advanced taxation
  • Advanced auditing
  • Advanced management accounting
  • Business strategy
  • Corporate reporting, analysis
  • Final year project.

Career prospects

Many accounting graduates enter the accountancy profession, but you will also be well-equipped to pursue a career in finance such as a stockbroker, investment banker or insurance broker, or in the commerce industry or public service.



INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: RMB 88,000 (approximately USD 13,200 )
HONG KONG, MACAO AND TAIWAN STUDENTS: RMB 88,000 (approximately USD 13,200)

All international and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer and pay the deposit by May 1 2017 will automatically qualify for a RMB 8,000 early bird discount.



The University offers a generous entry scholarships for the 2017/18 intake of non-local students of up to 50 percent off the first year tuition fees. This is based on academic merit and is renewable annually based on your continuing strong academic performance.


The Chinese Ministry of Education and the Jiangsu provincial government also offer generous scholarships.


Progression scholarships are awarded annually on the basis of a student’s overall average marks in the previous academic year.


Students who have studied at XJTLU for more than one year are eligible to apply for a RMB 20,000 ambassador award where successful students receive an internship placement and scholarship.


Students enrolling at XJTLU in the 2017/18 academic year, who choose to transfer to the University of Liverpool on the 2+2 study route, will be offered a discount of 10 percent off the tuition fees of the University of Liverpool.


Entry Requirements For This Course


We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subject areas with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum “B” average in relevant subjects.


Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus two or three SAT subject tests of at least 600-800 in each subject
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.



Students who are non-native English speakers must have satisfactory English language skills to study at the University. Most major English qualifications are accepted, for example:


IELTS 5.5 or IELTS 5.0 if undertaking intensive English pathway in Year One at XJTLU

TOEFL 72 (IBT) or TOEFL 62 if undertaking intensive English pathway in Year One at XJTLU





Course Contact Details


International Student Recruitment and Support


+86 (0)512 8816 1889


+86 512 88161899

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