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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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 so that they can 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 the major selection exercises in the past, over 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 55
Quantitative Finance 40
Sustainable and Green Finance# 30
Risk Management and Business Intelligence^ 45
BBA Programs Planned Major Seats
Economics 100
Finance 130
Global Business 55
Information Systems 180
Management 190
Marketing 205
Operations Management 140
Professional Accounting 200

   #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 2021, we have introduced the extended major in Artificial Intelligence (AI) for students with fundamental knowledge in calculus, statistics and programming, who wish to build solid knowledge in innovative applications of AI upon their business specialization. Another extended major in Digital Media and Creative Arts (DMCA) will be introduced in 2022 for students who wish to master how creativity creates value in business communication that maximize the consumer experience and business model.

Key figure of Extended Major in AI

  • Students from all business majors listed in the table above, except Sustainable and Green Finance, Risk Management and Business Intelligence, who satisfy the extended major requirement are eligible to apply. The intake quota is 30.
  • The extended major in AI requires students to take at least 20 credits, including cross-disciplinary seminars, design thinking course, capstone project, etc. within the regular four year time frame.
  • Students successfully completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major in AI.

Key Figures of Extended Major in DMCA

  • Students from all business majors listed in the table above, except Sustainable and Green Finance, Risk Management and Business Intelligence, who satisfy the extended major requirement are eligible to apply. The intake quota is 15.
  • The extended major in DMCA requires students to take at least 15 credits, including cross-disciplinary seminar, design thinking course, capstone project, etc. within the regular four year time frame.
  • The required courses equip students with fundamental knowledge in creative and digital media and elective courses, ranging form Game Programming to Enjoyment of Classical Music, give students great flexibility to pursue their interests. Students may also opt for electives that complement their business study, for instance, Information Systems and Business Protections for Innovations; Marketing and Visual Communication.
  • Students successfully completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major in DMCA.

Key Figures of Major/Minor Combinations

  • Around 80% of business students completed their degrees with additional major(s) or minor(s).
  • Students may pursue one or more of the 24 minor programs offered by Business School and other academic units, for instance, Entrepreneurship, Humanities, Psychological and Behavioral Science, Robotics.
  • Over 40 major/minor combinations are offered to accommodate student's 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 careers support, our School's careers development team provide additional internship and graduate job opportunities, and professional training to business students.

Key Figures of 2020 Graduate Placement

  • 94% of business students completed at least one internship during their undergraduate studies.
  • Over 83% of graduates are employed across business sectors; over 55% have two or more job offers in hand.
  • Employers include investment banks such as Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, consulting firms such as McKinsey, "Big4" accounting firms, non-business sector such as HKSAR Government, Hospital Authority and Hong Kong Jockey Club.
  • Around 10% of graduates pursue further studies. Destinations include University of Oxford, Yale University, University College London, London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Year 1 curricula of all Business programs are identical. Students interested in 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 may be invited to engagement activities or interviews organized by HKUST Business School in May–June 2022.

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

Remarks:

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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

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

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions, 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
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
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
Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places are still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.