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JS5314

BBA in 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. The IS program trains students to become technically-proficient business professionals with the ability to analyze data, 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 basic concepts to complex theories required for the applications of information systems to businesses. Prior background in science or Information Technology (IT) is not required for admissions. 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.

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 program offers students networking opportunities with Hong Kong business leaders. For example, the program works closely with the HKUST ISACA Student Group to offer external engagement opportunities for our students.

Our graduates are in high demand in the job market and 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.

Extended Major

IS 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 both the traditional major subject they selected and the extended major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management". 

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.

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

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 109 64 148 238 197 756
2022 115 96 138 214 187 750
2021 129 103 189 217 209 847
2020 106 87 153 226 212 784
2019 96 77 162 215 202 752
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
2023 45 0 0 0 0 45
2022 40 0 0 0 0 40
2021 40 0 0 0 0 40
2020 32 0 0 0 0 32
2019 40 0 0 0 0 40
2018 18 0 0 0 0 18
2017 5 0 0 0 0 5
2016 5 0 0 0 0 5