University of Reading and Beijing Institute of Technology BA Accounting Programme

26 August 2014

University of Reading and Beijing Institute of Technology BA Accounting Programme

In September 2013, University of Reading and its partner Beijing Institute of Technology launched a ‘4+0’ dual degree programme of BA Accounting, and 52 students were admitted in the first cohort. Building on the success of the first year, this year sees a much larger cohort of 118 students entering the programme. To welcome the new students, Prof Roger Gibbard, Associate Dean of Henley Business School, and Prof Kecheng Liu, Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting, flew to Beijing and attended the opening ceremony on 3rd September at BIT Liang Xiang Campus.

In September 2013, University of Reading and its partner Beijing Institute of Technology launched a ‘4+0’ dual degree programme of BA Accounting, and 52 students were admitted in the first cohort. Building on the success of the first year, this year sees a much larger cohort of 118 students entering the programme. To welcome the new students, Prof Roger Gibbard, Associate Dean of Henley Business School, and Prof Kecheng Liu, Head of Business Informatics, Systems and Accounting, flew to Beijing and attended the opening ceremony on 3rd September at BIT Liang Xiang Campus.

They were joined by the newly appointed Programme Director Dr Donglin Pei. Prof Gibbard congratulated and welcomed the students on behalf of the University. His presentation and Prof Liu’s speech were well received by the new students and their parents. Dr Pei conducted an excellent interactive session which addressed studying on a British accounting course in Beijing, and the ACCA accreditation. BIT colleagues who work on the programme were also present to welcome and provide induction to the students, particularly regarding BIT’s requirements and expectations. 

The first cohort has now completed their foundation year and has progressed into the first year of the BA Accounting programme. They are ready to undertake six modules offered as defined in Reading’s curriculum in this year.

During the visit, Reading’s delegation was met by Prof Hezhang Li, Vice President of Beijing Institute of Technology. Prof Li highlighted how pleased he was that Prof Gibbard and Prof Liu were able to join the new students for the opening ceremony. Both parties expressed their satisfaction with the running of the programme and both institutions are confident that the joint programme will continue to thrive in the years to come.