Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)
This is an Accredited Conversion Program of the HKICPA. PDPA graduates who have successfully completed the Fundamental Business Program (FBP)* are eligible to enroll as student members of the HKICPA's Qualification Program (QP).
*Fundamental Business Program subjects include Accounting, Economics, Management, Marketing Management, Statistical Analysis for Business Decisions and Computer-based Information Systems.
Students are required to complete the FBP courses / studied and passed the similar courses in previous tertiary study in order to fulfill the competency requirements for admission to HKICPA’s QP.
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
The ACCA grants the following exemptions to PDPA students:
- F1 Accounting in Business
- F2 Management Accounting
- F3 Financial Accounting
- F4 Corporate and Business Law
- F5 Performance Management
- F6 Taxation
- F7 Financial Reporting
- F8 Audit and Assurance
- F9 Financial Management
The Association of International Accountants (AIA)
Graduates from Jan 1, 2013 will be awarded 12 papers exemptions (out of 16 papers) from the AIA professional examinations; and will only have to sit the final four papers (Paper 13-16) and have 3 years work experience to gain Professional Membership.
PDPA program is accredited by CPA Australia. Graduates will be awarded fully 8 segments exemptions at the Foundation Level of CPA Program, and eligible to join as Associate member to start the Professional Level education which comprises 6 segments and the practical experience requirement in order to become a member of CPA Australia.
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
On graduation from the PDPA, students may take the CIMA Masters Gateway fast track route and if successful will:
- Be awarded 12 papers exemptions from certificate, operational and management level exams;
- Be awarded the CIMA Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
CUHK - Master of Accountancy (MAcc)
PDPA graduates* are awarded six course exemptions by the Master of Accountancy (MAcc) Program of The Chinese University of Hong Kong.
* Students must attain a minimum GPA 3.0 or above in PDPA program.