Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies

Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies


The Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies (DDAS) 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 provide a good opportunity for candidates to build up solid accountancy knowledge and techniques.

DDAS aims at developing students’ fundamental accountancy knowledge and skills. It is designed for those who have not studied accountancy before.

Who should apply?

  • Individuals who have an interest in accounting, finance, and related fields and want to develop their professional competencies in these areas.
  • Graduates from non-accounting or non-finance disciplines who wish to acquire foundational knowledge and skills in accounting.
  • Individuals who are already working in accounting support roles and want to formalize their skills and knowledge through a recognized diploma programme.

Articulation Path

Graduates of DDAS programme can articulate to the Advanced Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies (DADAS) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Accounting and Finance (BAAF) offered by University of Greenwich, UK.

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

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

Diploma in
Professional Accounting Studies (9 months)

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.

Information at a Glance


Commencement Date:

Deadline for New Application:

Tuition fee for Members:

(HK$2,850 x 4 modules)

Tuition fee for Non-members:

(HK3,450 x 4 modules)

Medium of Instruction:

(supplemented with Cantonese)

Mode of Instruction:

Brochure Timetable Application Form


Programme Structure

The DDAS programme is a part-time evening programme and can be completed in 9 months. The Programme consists of 4 modules and the structure is listed as follows:

Module No. of Lectures Lecture Time
DDAS 01 Fundamental Accounting 10 7:00pm – 10:00pm
DDAS 02 Financial Accounting
DDAS 03 Introduction to Finance
DDAS 04 Costing

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 Diploma in Professional Accounting Studies.



Application Fee: HK$250 (Waived)

HKMA member: HK$11,400 (HK$2,850 x 4 modules)
Non-member: HK$13,800 (HK$3,450 x 4 modules)

Entry Requirements

  1. Obtained Level 2 or above in 5 HKDSE subjects including English and Mathematics; or
  2. Obtained grade E or above in 5 HKCEE subject including English (Syllabus B) and Mathematics; or
  3. Obtained grade E or above in 2 AS Level and/or 1 A Level subject including English; or
  4. Completed Yijin Diploma, business-related Foundation Diploma, Pre-Associate Degree; or
  5. Equivalent qualifications.

No relevant work experience is required.


Course Details

Ms Mandy Kwok
Phone: 2774 8599
Email: dadas.dpd@hkma.org.hk
Mr Sam Wong
Phone: 2774 8513
Email: dadas.dpd@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry / Course Enrolment / Membership Information

Phone: 2774 8500 / Ivy Ng 3468 6023 / Shino Choi 3468 6024 / Windy Ng 3468 6025
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

Payment Methods