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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5314

BBA Information Systems 工商管理學士(資訊系統學)

IS

Short Description

The BBA Information Systems (IS) program is offered by one of the Top-20 Information Systems departments in the world. Nowadays, information systems play a critical role in driving business innovations in organizations. This program trains students to become technically-proficient business professionals with the ability to analyze, design, implement, and audit information systems for businesses. The program is suitable for students who want to utilize Information Systems to solve business problems.

Our curriculum covers from basic concepts to complex theories, and applications of information systems to businesses. Prior background in science or IT is not required for admission. Students are required to take a combination of business foundation courses and technology management courses (e.g. Innovation Management, Business Analytics) as the basis to pursue in-depth knowledge in IS.

IS students are offered two options, namely "Business Analytics" and "Information Systems Auditing" to suit their own academic interest and career plan.

Our IS program is the first program in the Asia-Pacific region that was approved to be in alignment with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) model curriculum. Our students can waive 3-4 years off the 5-year requirement of professional information systems auditing work experience for obtaining the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) professional certification which is a requirement for IS auditor jobs with the Big4 accounting firms.

The IS program recognizes the significance of enrichment opportunities and the close connection with the industry. In addition to encouraging students to participate in one-year internship programs, and local and international case competitions, the HKUST ISACA Student Group, which is the first student group in Greater China officially recognized by ISACA International Headquarters, dedicates to offer students networking opportunities with Hong Kong business leaders.

Our graduates are in high demand in the job market. They may pursue a career in, but not limited to, these professional specializations: (1) business analytics, business intelligence and big data, (2) information systems auditing, (3) fintech, (4) cybersecurity, (5) technology and innovation management, (6) technology entrepreneurship and (7) electronic/mobile commerce.

Remarks:

The Year 1 curricula of JS5314 IS and JS5300 B&M are identical. JS5314 allows students who have a special interest in BBA IS to directly enter the major. Those admitted to JS5300 may apply to enter IS or other business majors via the major selection exercises held at the end of the first three terms. Students interested in IS should include either or both JS5314 and JS5300 in their program choices.  Please click here for details of JS5300 Business and Management.

Selected Band A and Band B applicants who show talents and potentials for business study will be invited to engagement activities or interviews organized by HKUST Business School in May-June 2019.

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 admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/jupas-score/

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
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 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
2018 67 94 133 241 214 749
2017 48 81 139 187 189 644
2016 64 58 129 198 213 662

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2018 18 0 0 0 0 18
2017 5 0 0 0 0 5
2016 5 0 0 0 0 5
Footnote(s)

(1) As the 2019/20 Academic Year is the start of the 2019-2022 triennium for which UGC-funded programmes are still subject to the Government's and the Legislative Council's approval, the number of student intake places shown in this web page is indicative only and subject to change or confirmation at a later date.
(2) For details about admission activities, please click here.