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JS5300

Business and Management 工商管理

B&M

Short Description

The HKUST Business and Management (B&M) program is our school-based admissions route and one of the most well-regarded and comprehensive business programs in Hong Kong. The program is designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and great flexibility in learning.

In the first three terms, students will be exposed to a wide variety of business and other foundational subjects to fully explore their interests before committing to one or more specialized area(s) of study during major selection exercises held twice a year.

Key Figures of Major Selection

  • The School offers four Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs and eight Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) programs. [Program talk videos are available]
  • Half or more of the planned major seats are reserved for B&M program students to enroll via the major selection exercises.
  • In prior major selection exercises, about 90% of business students were admitted into their first or second choice major.
  • Planned major seats of individual programs are listed below for reference:
BSc Programs Planned Major Seats
Economics and Finance 60
Quantitative Finance 40
Sustainable and Green Finance# 30
Risk Management and Business Intelligence^ 45
BBA Programs Planned Major Seats
Economics 110
Finance 140
Global Business 60
Information Systems 220
Management 205
Marketing 220
Operations Management 150
Professional Accounting 210

   #Jointly offered by School of Business and Management and Division of Environment and Sustainability.
   ^Jointly offered by School of Business and Management, School of Engineering, and School of Science.

Double Major/Minor and Extended Major

The flexible curriculum structure allows students to customize their program combinations based on their interests, e.g. BBA (Marketing and Operations Management), BSc (Economics & Finance and Information Systems), etc.

In addition, students may take an additional 21 credits at the minimum to declare an extended major in either Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Digital Media and Creative Arts (DMCA) to further enrich their undergraduate studies.

Key Figures of Major/Minor Combinations

  • About 80% of business students completed their degrees with additional major(s) or minor(s).
  • Students may pursue one or more of the 20+ minor programs offered by Business School and other academic units, for instance, Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Psychological and Behavioral Science, Robotics, etc.
  • Over 50 major/minor combinations are offered to accommodate students’ needs and interests.

Global Exposure and Career Support

Close to 80% of business students have overseas learning experience from a range of global study programs, including semester-long exchange and short-term study programs. Our constantly expanding exchange network has about 140 world-renowned partners, providing 400 exchange-out places per year for business students.

HKUST Business School graduates are well-received by employers and top-notch institutions. On top of the University’s career support, our School’s career development team provides additional internship and graduate job opportunities, and professional training to business students.

Key Figures of Recent Graduate Placement

  • 90% of graduates entered the job market, and the remaining 10% of graduates chose to pursue further studies.
  • Over 90% of business students completed at least one internship during their undergraduate studies.
  • Over 80% of graduates obtained the first job offer by July; over 70% of graduates received two or more job offers.
  • Top employers include investments banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley; consulting firms such as McKinsey, IT giants such as Microsoft; “Big-4” accounting firms; and non-business sector such as HKSAR Government, etc.
  • Further study destinations include Imperial College, London Business School, University College London, and University of Southern California, etc.

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of all Business programs are identical. Students interested in a specific business discipline may consider including both their preferred business program(s) and JS5300 Business & Management in the program choices. Those who would like to explore their program interest before deciding on their major(s) may consider choosing JS5300 Business & Management at admissions.

Selected Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities organized by HKUST Business School in May-Jun 2024.

Other than the above business programs, students in HKUST Business School may apply to pursue a Dual Degree or an interdisciplinary program upon completion of the first year of study:

  • BEng/BSc & BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology & Management
  • BSc in Biotechnology and Business
  • BSc in Environmental Management and Technology
  • BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major
  • BSc in Mathematics and Economics

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENTNote1 Attained
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 3
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3
Or
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote2 3
Notes:
  1. The result(s) of Liberal Studies (Level 2 or above) achieved in previous sitting(s) will also be considered.
  2. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas/.
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 SUBJECTSNote4 3
Or
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
Notes: 
  1. Non-Chinese speaking (NCS) students may use an alternative Chinese subject, an HKDSE Other Language subject, or an HKDSE Applied Learning Chinese subject to satisfy the University’s Chinese language requirement. 
  2. The result(s) of Liberal Studies in previous sitting(s) will also be considered in HKUST General Entrance Requirement. Level 2 or above is required. 
    "Attained" level in Citizenship and Social Development and the result(s) of Liberal Studies will not be considered in the admissions score calculation.
  3. The above subjects refer to Category A subjects.
  4. Grade C or above in Category C (Other Languages) subjects can count as Elective 2 (for some programs).

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

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, HKUST Business School

Email: bmadmit@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 2358 6005

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 892 352 468 625 549 2886
2022 1059 396 496 658 570 3179
2021 1176 479 477 685 546 3363
2020 1038 382 517 687 636 3260
2019 1129 427 595 856 719 3726
2018 1492 552 695 951 841 4531
2017 1296 579 768 1052 921 4616
2016 1677 633 830 1165 1173 5478
2015 2035 914 1471 2021 1934 8375
2014 1782 885 1375 2029 2289 8360
2013 2099 830 1227 1828 2215 8199
2012 2198 903 1216 1977 2190 8484

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 300 0 0 0 0 300
2022 300 0 0 0 0 300
2021 340 0 0 0 0 340
2020 295 0 0 0 0 295
2019 301 0 0 0 0 301
2018 350 0 0 0 0 350
2017 435 0 0 0 0 435
2016 435 0 0 0 0 435
2015 613 0 0 0 0 613
2014 600 0 0 0 0 600
2013 606 0 0 0 0 606
2012 671 0 0 0 0 671