Exploring the world of accounting at our accredited Business School, the DAIM offers the MSc in Accounting programme which is a professionally orientated degree that has been accredited by international professional accounting bodies. Our programme is highly regarded in the market from employers and professional accounting bodies. Our teaching combines the latest academic theories with practical skills. Students are taught with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Standards on Auditing (ISA), financial accounting, managerial accounting, financial management, financial statement analysis, corporate governance, taxations, auditing, financial technology and a wide range of other electives. The professional accreditations we have gained assure high quality and reinforce internationalisation of the programme. Our programme attracts maximum exemptions of professional examination papers from various prestigious international accounting bodies including:

  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • Certified Practising Accountants, Australia (CPAA)
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) (currently under review).

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

  • PILO-1: Understand the ethical and regulatory environments of accounting.
  • PILO-2: Understand how corporate governance and social responsibility affect the integrity of accounting information.
  • PILO-3: Understand accounting from an international perspective through the comparison of US and international financial reporting standards.
  • PILO-4: Understand how accounting can create value to organizational strategies.
  • PILO-5: Effectively communicate accounting and other information.
  • PILO-6: Locate and extract relevant information from available resources and translate them into research data.
  • PILO-7: Interpret and analyze relevant professional and academic literature in the accounting area.

Programme duration and medium of instruction

The normative study period of the programme is 2 years. The medium of instruction is English. Classes will mainly be held on weekday evenings and on weekends.

Admission Requirements

Admission will be in accordance with the Admission Regulations Governing Master’s Degree and Postgraduate Certificates/Diploma Programmes of the University. Applicants are required to provide a testimonial of English as the medium of instruction issued by their undergraduate university or TOEFL, IELTS or CET6 scores as a proof of English proficiency. Please refer to the website of the Graduate School for more details: https://grs.um.edu.mo/index.php/prospective-students

Programme Structure

Students should complete six compulsory courses, four required elective courses and a project report with successful oral defense to fulfill the graduation requirements. Students are required to complete 36 credits and achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above for graduation.

Career Prospects

Career prospects for our graduates are excellent. Graduates are highly sought after by diverse employers in the Greater Bay Area and beyond. Our alumni work in international and big corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte, KPMG, Ernst and Young, Luso International  Banking Ltd,, Sands China, Melco Group, Galaxy Entertainment Group, China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC),  Industrial and Commercial Bank of China,  Bank of China Macau Branch, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, China Minsheng Bank, China Construction Fifth Engineering Bureau, Ltd,, Nam Kwong Logistics Co. Ltd, Citic Bank, Banco Nacional Ultramarino S.A.,  Companhia de Electricidade de Macau S.A. (C.E.M.), Shinhan Bank, Shanghai, Social Security Fund, Macao Government Tourism Office, Cultural Affairs Bureau, Monetary Authority of Macao (AMCM), and University of Macau etc.  Graduates can get a head start in a wide range of careers in today’s global and digital market in the areas of accounting, auditing, finance, banking, management consulting, business analytics and government.


Dr. Tony Sio Weng TING
Liaison to Master of Science in Accounting Programme
Office: E22-G031
Tel: (853) 8822 8030
Email: tonyting@um.edu.mo