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Bachelor’s in Accounting

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in Accounting at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.


Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

BMan Accounting programme is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in accountancy or in obtaining professional accounting qualifications prior to entering a career in business. Taught by our specialists who possess PhD degrees from a first-class overseas university and/or have comprehensive experience in industry.

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.

About International Business School Suzhou

International Business School Suzhou at XJTLU is growing in size and influence in pursuit of our vision to be a leading international business school. We have inherited and built on the strengths of our two founding partners, the University of Liverpool, UK and Xi’an Jiaotong University, China.

Career Prospects

Many graduates enter the accountancy professions, but you will also be equipped to pursue a career in finance (e.g. stock broking, investment banks, insurance), commerce, industry or public service.

Knowledge and Skills

By the time you graduate you should be able to:

  • understand of the technical language and practices of accounting and finance (for example, financial and managerial accounting, audit 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.

Start Date of the Program


Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects 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.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of 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 three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June


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.

Year Two

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

Year Three

  • Financial reporting I
  • Management accounting
  • Accounting theory
  • Business law
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Financial management
  • Audit and assurance
  • Tax compliance.

Year Four

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

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying in the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee:  GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)


The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.


To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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