Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies

Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies


The Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies (DADAS) offered by The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) is specially designed for those who wish to enter in the accounting and finance industries at para-professional level. This programme provides a good opportunity for candidates to build up solid accountancy knowledge and techniques.

DADAS aims at developing students’ accountancy knowledge and skills at an advanced level. The curriculum is developed based on the syllabi of the Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills exams of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

DADAS graduates can articulate to BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance (BAAF) offered by University of Greenwich in collaboration with HKMA. Graduates who have completed both programmes are eligible to apply for ACCA exam exemptions up to 9 papers (F1 – F9).

Who should apply?

  • Individuals who have an interest in accounting, finance, and related fields and want to develop their professional competencies in these areas.
  • Individuals which already working in junior-level accounting or finance-related roles who wish to enhance their knowledge and careers.
  • Individuals who want to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills covered in the ACCA Applied Knowledge and Applied Skills examinations.

Information at a Glance


Commencement Date:

Deadline for New Application:

Tuition fee for Members:

(HK$5,350 x 4 modules)

Tuition fee for Non-members:

(HK$5,750 x 4 modules)

Medium of Instruction:

(supplemented with Cantonese)

Mode of Instruction:

Brochure Timetable Application Form


Programme Structure

The DADAS programme is a part-time programme and can be completed within 1 year. The Programme consists of 4 modules and the structure is listed as follows:

Module No. of Lectures Lecture Time
DADAS 01 Corporate & Business Law 20 7:00pm – 10:00pm
DADAS 02 Performance Management
DADAS 03 Hong Kong Taxation
DADAS 04 Financial Reporting

Articulation Path

Graduates of DADAS programme can articulate to the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance programme (BAAF) offered by University of Greenwich.

Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
Accounting and Finance (1 year)

(Reg. no. 251227)
University of Greenwich, UK

Advanced Diploma in
Professional Accounting Studies (1 year)

ACCA offers F1 – F9 exemptions to the graduates who have completed BOTH DADAS and BAAF programme.

*It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which these courses may lead.


HKMA Advanced Management Development Centre
3/F Tower 2, South Seas Centre, 75 Mody Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon


W Haking Management Development Centre
14/F Fairmont House, 8 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong

Module Exemption

Exemption may be offered to applicants based on prior learning in relevant diploma or academic qualification. Applicants can apply for exemptions for up to 2 modules of the programme before the programme commences. Application will not be accepted after the programme has commenced. Please refer to the application form for more details. It is subject to the final decision of the Association.

Language Medium

English (supplemented with Cantonese)

Course Materials and Examinations will be in English

Satisfactory Completion of a Module

Students are required to meet the minimum required attendance rate of 70% of each module in the programme. Students must obtain an aggregate of 50% at least in every assessment attempted.


Students who satisfied all the requirements and has completed all modules will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies.



Application Fee: HK$250 (Waived)

HKMA member: HK$21,400 (HK$5,350 x 4 modules)
Non-member: HK$23,000 (HK$5,750 x 4 modules)

Entry Requirements

General Entry

  • Holders of Accountancy-related diploma; or
  • Holders of HKMA Diploma in Accounting Studies / Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies (DDAS) / Advanced Diploma in Management Studies / Business-related Professional Diploma; or
  • Equivalent qualifications.

Mature Student Route

  • Obtained Level 2 or above in 5 HKDSE subjects including English and Mathematics; or
  • Obtained grade E or above in 5 HKCEE subject including English (Syllabus B) and Mathematics; or
  • Obtained grade E or above in 2 AS Level and/or 1 A Level subject including English; and
  • 21 years old or above AND a minimum 2 years of working experience


Course Details

Ms Mandy Kwok
Phone: 2774 8599
Mr Sam Wong
Phone: 2774 8513

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership Information

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
Email: /
Fax: 2365 1000

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