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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5314

BBA Information Systems 工商管理學士(資訊系統學)

IS

Short Description

The BBA Information Systems (IS) program is offered by one of the Top-20 Information Systems departments in the world. Nowadays, information systems play a critical role in driving business innovations in organizations. This program trains students to become technically-proficient business professionals with the ability to analyze, design, implement, and audit information systems for businesses. The program is suitable for students who want to utilize technology to solve business problems.

The program enables students to pursue a career in these professional specializations: (1) information systems auditing, (2) technology and innovation management, (3) business analytics and business Intelligence and (4) business systems analysis, design and development. Prior background in science or IT is not required.

Distinguishing Features

Students may take part in the following activities for their own development:

  • Two options: (1) Business Analytics and (2) Information System Auditing
  • Combination of business foundation courses (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations Management, etc.) and technology management courses (Innovation Management, Business Analytics, E-business, Technology Entrepreneurship, etc.)
  • CISA certification: first program in the Asia-Pacific region that was approved to be in alignment with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) model curriculum. Our students can waive 3-4 years off the 5-year requirement for obtaining the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) professional certification which is a requirement for IS auditor jobs with the Big4 accounting firms
  • CISCO certification: students may pursue CISCO Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certification to prepare for careers in network administration
  • Case competitions: students may participate in international case competitions in the area of information systems to sharpen their problem solving skills
  • Internship: students may take summer or one-year internship programs offered by major companies to gain practical work experience
  • Final year project: students may work on company projects, mobile app development projects, or self-proposed projects
  • BBA-IS ISACA Student Club: first student club in greater China to be affiliated with ISACA. The Club works closely with the ISACA Hong Kong Chapter to provide professional networking opportunities for our students with Hong Kong business leaders
  • Career prospects: our graduates are in high demand in the job market and find placements as IS auditors, technology consultants, systems developers or analysts. Many students receive multiple internships and job offers before graduation.

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5314 IS and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5314 allows students who have a special interest in BBA IS to directly enter the major. Those admitted to JS5300 may apply to enter IS or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three semesters. Students interested in IS should include either or both JS5314 and JS5300 in their program choices. 

On top of the direct intake quota, at least half of the IS program seats are reserved for students admitted into JS5300 Business and Management to enter the program via the major selection exercise.

Selected Band A and Band B applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities or interviews organized by HKUST Business School in May-June 2018.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote1 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/

Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTS 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3

Remarks:

  • The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Once the minimum entrance requirements have been met, the best results achieved in all sittings will be used for calculating admissions scores.

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

HKUST Business School

Email: bmadmit@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 6005

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 48 81 139 187 189 644
2016 64 58 129 198 213 662

Offer Statistics (as at the Announcement of the Main Round Offer Results)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2017 5 0 0 0 0 5
2016 5 0 0 0 0 5
Footnote(s)
^ Intake quota subject to adjustment
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