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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5313

BBA in Global Business 工商管理學士(環球商業管理)

GBUS

Short Description

The BBA in Global Business (GBUS) program, the first of its kind and a highly sought-after business program in Hong Kong, is designed for capable and highly motivated students who aspire to make a difference. With “Act with Integrity”, “Live with Compassion”, and “Commit to Excellence” as its mottoes, the program is designed to develop students to tackle global challenges and pursue their dreams as a responsible leader with humility, enthusiasm, cultural sensitivity, compassion in social causes, and sound critical thinking.

Learning at GBUS extends far beyond the classrooms and libraries. With a dynamic and diverse peer group and a strong culture of student initiatives, students can learn a great deal from each other. There are a variety of co-curricular activities for students to get involved and connected with the corporate and global community, such as Global Leadership Forum, Corporate Mentor Program, Study Trips, and International Business Case Competitions.

GBUS Program allows great flexibility for students to customize their learning experience. Students can select from a range of additional major(s) and/or minor(s) offered at HKUST, such as Finance, Information Systems, Mathematics, Computer Science, Entrepreneurship, and Social Science to fit their interests and aspiration. All GBUS students take a foreign language and spend at least one term studying abroad at different top business schools of their choice, thus forming a wide global network. GBUS students could join the School’s exchange program twice to extend their global learning to different continents.

The design of the GBUS curriculum reflects our focus on the cultivation of students' global perspective and application-based learning. Some signature GBUS courses are “Doing Business in Asia and Emerging Markets”, “Global Perspectives on Contemporary Issues”, “Global Business Case Studies”, “Public Service Project”, and “Capstone Project”. Upon completion of their studies, GBUS graduates can start their career in various areas, such as consulting, finance, NGO, startups, technology, or pursue postgraduate studies. 

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5313 GBUS and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5313 allows students who have a special interest in BBA GBUS to begin their GBUS journey right away through participation in various GBUS co-curricular and networking events with GBUS senior students and alumni. Those admitted into JS5300 may apply to enter the GBUS or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three terms. Students interested in GBUS should include either or both JS5313 and JS5300 in their program choices. Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Interview is compulsory for admission. Selected Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities and/or first round interviews organized by HKUST Business School in May–June 2021. Second round Interviews by the GBUS program will be conducted in July 2021.

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.

Remarks:
(1) Level 5 or above in English Language is normally expected.
(2) Interview is compulsory for admission.
(3) For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.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

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
2020 73 57 83 166 194 573
2019 104 57 98 136 214 609
2018 106 47 119 148 255 675
2017 154 53 95 163 221 686
2016 123 54 114 178 275 744
2015 125 70 147 272 368 982
2014 91 53 150 251 458 1003
2013 82 60 124 222 381 869

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 20 0 0 0 0 20
2019 20 0 0 0 0 20
2018 20 0 0 0 0 20
2017 24 0 0 0 0 24
2016 22 0 0 0 0 22
2015 22 0 0 0 0 22
2014 20 0 0 0 0 20
2013 15 0 0 0 0 15