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JS5814

BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence 理學士(風險管理及商業智能學)

RMBI

Short Description

Combining the world-class expertise of HKUST School of Business and Management, School of Engineering, and School of Science, the BSc program in Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI) integrates risk management and business intelligence studies in one single undergraduate program to equip graduates with quantitative techniques and business knowledge to assess and mitigate risks effectively with the analysis and management of the ever-growing volume of business data. The curriculum encompasses:

  • Understanding of risks in financial institutions and other firms, including market risks, credit risks, operational risks, and other business risks; 
  • Mathematical models and methods for assessing and managing risks; and 
  • Data/text mining methods and advanced technologies to analyze and manage the increasingly large volume of business data available for decision-making

RMBI students are required to take courses in four key areas: (a) integration of risk management and business intelligence; (b) financial investment, accounting and business; (c) risk assessment and modelling; (d) business intelligence tools and technologies. A wide range of disciplinary elective courses are offered.

An academic option "Financial Technology" is provided to students who wish to pursue a deeper understanding of financial technology and its engineering foundations, crypto ventures and the latest development in the area. 

The Dual Degree 4+1 Pathway (BScRMBI + MScFintech) allows motivated RMBI students to pursue more in-depth exposure and development in Fintech. Selected students will start taking MSc Fintech courses in their UG year 4, and be admitted to the MSc program as full-time students in the following year. Students in this 4+1 pathway will complete both degrees in 5 years and might save up to 40% MSc tuition fee.

The corporate-sponsored capstone projects connect students with leading companies such as Bloomberg L.P., Ernst & Young, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, PwC and ASTRI. The in-depth study of business cases allow students to apply the classroom learning to real-world situations, cultivate creativity and critical thinking, and develop project management skills.

RMBI students enjoy the opportunities to join a variety of enrichment activities including overseas exchange, seminars, internship, Mentorship Program, RMBI Symposium, International Business Case Competitions, and various professional training and workshops to enhance their learning through hands-on practice, enrich their problem-solving and communication ability, and excel in their career and personal development.

RMBI students are well educated for a wide range of functions and industries including analysts and consultants in the banking sector, asset management, accounting and audit firms, management consultancies and IT advisory, etc.

RMBI 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. RMBI students completing the extended major will graduate with a title bearing both the RMBI major and the extended major. For details, please refer to "JS5300 Business & Management".

Remarks:

Students may directly apply for JS5814 BSc RMBI program in JUPAS if they have a special interest in risk management and business intelligence.  For students who would like to take time to explore their academic interest, they may apply to enter the School of Business and Management, the School of Engineering or the School of Science first and then join the RMBI program via the major selection exercise after completing the first year of study.

Interview is compulsory for admissions. Band A applicants will be invited to program-specific interviews or engagement activities in May–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. 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

RMBI Program Office

Email: joinrmbi@ust.hk

Tel: (852) 3469 2399

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2023 35 39 83 170 128 455
2022 63 51 97 140 159 510
2021 72 71 116 143 148 550
2020 63 63 106 185 167 584
2019 99 60 111 179 176 625
2018 67 54 132 191 225 669
2017 85 58 120 210 228 701
2016 59 49 111 190 206 615

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 19 0 0 0 0 19
2022 24 0 0 0 0 24
2021 24 0 0 0 0 24
2020 22 0 0 0 0 22
2019 18 0 0 0 0 18
2018 22 0 0 0 0 22
2017 24 0 0 0 0 24
2016 19 0 0 0 0 19