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JS4725

Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management 生物科技、創業與醫療管理

BEHM

Short Description

This interdisciplinary undergraduate programme is designed for talented students who would like to develop a career in biotechnology entrepreneurship, business analysis, and/or healthcare management, to capture the emerging opportunities in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond. The programme brings together the Faculties of Science, Medicine, and Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong to co-develop a brand-new, integrated curriculum with active learning as the core. In addition to a compilation of complementary courses in Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Molecular Biotechnology, and Public Health, capstone courses will be co-taught by the professors in different Faculties to upgrade students’ problem-solving ability using cross-disciplinary knowledge. Opportunities of mentorships and internships from the relevant industrial, service, and venture capital sectors will be sought to allow the students to learn through connecting knowledge with real-world problems.

Missions

The programme aims to develop talents with a broad base of complementary knowledge, who shall demonstrate the following essential attributes:

  • an entrepreneurial mindset with ground-breaking ideas to translate the advancement of biotechnology, biomedical sciences, and healthcare into commercial opportunities
  • an ability to integrate a broad base of knowledge in biotechnology, biomedical & health sciences, data analytics, and business management to provide innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions
  • an ability to communicate with collaborators of diverse backgrounds and participate in the management of healthcare operations and development.

Highlights

  • Cross-disciplinary training by Faculties of Science, Medicine, and Business Administration
  • Biotechnology knowledge with an emphasis on the applications on biomedical and environmental issues
  • Analytical skills to connect scientific knowledge to “real-world” business
  • Sense and skills in entrepreneurship and healthcare management

Career Prospects

  • Leaders in the start-ups in advanced life science, health-technology, and environment solutions
  • Business consultants and analysts for science and technology firms
  • Management in healthcare and medical institutes

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
CHEMISTRY 3
BIOLOGY 3
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to https://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2024 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote2 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote3 3
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:
For Liberal Studies (LS) subject taken in 2023 or before, a Level 2 or above will be considered as “Attained” in Citizenship and Social Development. The LS level will not be considered in the calculation of admission scores.

Note 3:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 elective subjects; or
(ii) 1 elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II or Other Language subjects (Grade E or above).
(iii) For Integrated Science or Combined Science subject(s) taken in 2023 or before, a Level 3 or above will be considered as an unspecified elective subject where applicable.

Note 4:
"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 2024-25 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: behm@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 852 3943 1264

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 59 74 231 392 334 1090
2022 35 85 175 229 224 748

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 15 0 0 0 0 15
2022 12 0 0 0 0 12