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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 is the first-of-its-kind in Hong Kong. As a highly sought-after business program, we envision developing our capable and highly motivated students to “Create Impacts with a Global and Strategic Mindset” whilst embracing global challenges. This strong and vibrant community, together with GBUS graduates, pursue their dreams of becoming socially responsible global leaders through humility, enthusiasm, cultural sensitivity, and sound critical thinking in today’s fast-changing world.

Learning at GBUS extends beyond the classrooms. 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 connect with the corporate and global community, such as Global Leadership Forum, Mentorship Program, Study Trips, and International Business Case Competitions.

GBUS students have great flexibility in customizing 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 spend at least one term studying abroad at top universities, thus forming a wide global network. GBUS students can join the School’s exchange program twice to extend their global learning to different continents.

The GBUS curriculum reflects our focus on cultivating students' global and societal perspectives and developing their strategic business skills through experiential learning. Some signature GBUS courses are “Doing Business in Asia and Emerging Markets”, “Global Business Case Studies”, “ESG Corporate Project”, and “Capstone Project”. Upon completion of their studies, GBUS graduates start their careers in various areas, such as consulting, finance, NGO, startups, and technology, or pursue postgraduate studies.

Extended Major

GBUS students may apply for the extended major in Artificial Intelligence or Digital Media and Creative Arts at the end of the 3rd term of study, if they satisfy the extended major requirement. Students completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management".

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 admissions. Band A applicants who show talents and potentials for GBUS study will be invited to engagement activities in July 2024. Final interviews by the GBUS program will be conducted in late July 2024.

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.
  3. Level 5 or above in English Language is normally expected.
  4. Interview is compulsory for admissions.

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 79 69 124 177 198 647
2022 90 64 123 175 212 664
2021 119 48 91 171 211 640
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
2023 20 0 0 0 0 20
2022 20 0 0 0 0 20
2021 20 0 0 0 0 20
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