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The Chinese University of Hong Kong


Global Business Studies 環球商業學


Short Description

Launched in 2005, Global Business Studies (GBS, internationally known as GLOBE – Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education) is a global undergraduate business programme jointly offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Asia, Copenhagen Business School (CBS) in Europe, and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) in North America. GLOBE, the acronym of “Global Learning Opportunities in Business Education”, summarises the key feature of the partnership efforts – to provide students with opportunities in learning business around the world. The unparalleled learning experience provided by GLOBE equips students not only with professional knowledge but also a strong global business sense and an international perspective, which are the qualities valued in today’s dynamic globalised world economy.

GBS students form an international cohort of approximate 54 students with elite students from CBS and UNC and spend 18 months together in the GLOBE programme. Unlike other exchange opportunities, GLOBE is innovative in its provision of multicultural experience and long-lasting network to approximate 54 students from different parts of the world as an international cohort through a structured exchange programme. Students from each partner institution study together with outstanding international students. They are exposed to different settings across three continents for developing their global mindset through a comprehensive and internationally-oriented curriculum and other experiential learning. They can also build an international network that prepares them for a culturally-diversified career in the future.

Such a structured exchange programme enables students to take exclusive courses offered by three top-ranked business schools to gain comprehensive and up-to-date business knowledge and the latest practices adopted by business leaders in the market. Students are required to study for one term at CBS to learn the European approach to business operations, one term at CUHK to learn about Asian business, and one term at UNC to learn the American business practices. Courses focus on case studies, international management issues, and the understanding of business climates around the world. GBS students are expected to understand the interconnectedness and interdependence of the business environment in the global marketplace and to understand the similarities and differences in business operations in Asia, Europe, and North America. In addition to regional business courses, students may take elective courses of their personal interests.

Their classroom learning is further reinforced by study trips. Through attending executive briefings at selected organisations, students gain first-hand exposure to foreign business operations and different management styles.

GBS students may participate in summer internship programmes locally or globally. Some students in previous cohorts received return offers at the beginning of their final year of study, soon after completion of their summer internship. Top multinational companies, international financial institutions, consulting firms and other corporations target GBS graduates as recruits as they possess strong communication skills, extensive international exposures and a global mindset.

Some graduates pursue further study and were admitted to Oxford University, Cambridge University, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.


  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
NOTE: The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.

A minimum TOEFL score of 600 (paper) / 250 (computer) /100 (internet) or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 is required.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II. 

# Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.

Note 3:
"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

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

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2023-24 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100




Tel: 39431950


Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 39 48 112 160 209 568
2021 42 40 96 129 206 513
2020 39 52 90 133 196 510
2019 30 34 85 127 183 459
2018 44 40 99 140 201 524
2017 38 43 74 159 206 520
2016 39 36 97 162 233 567
2015 45 57 117 182 343 744
2014 43 63 120 182 334 742
2013 45 54 113 197 332 741
2012 34 53 113 161 317 678

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2022 11 0 0 0 0 11
2021 10 0 0 0 0 10
2020 10 0 0 0 0 10
2019 10 0 0 0 0 10
2018 10 0 0 0 0 10
2017 10 0 0 0 0 10
2016 7 0 0 0 0 7
2015 12 0 0 0 0 12
2014 8 0 0 0 0 8
2013 16 0 0 0 0 16
2012 10 0 0 0 0 10