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The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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Biotechnology, Entrepreneurship and Healthcare Management 生物科技、創業與醫療管理

BEHM

Short Description

This interdisciplinary undergraduate programme is designed for talented students who would like to develop a career in biotechnology entrepreneurship, business analysis, and/or healthcare management, to capture the emerging opportunities in Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond. The programme brings together the Faculties of Science, Medicine, and Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong to co-develop a brand-new, integrated curriculum with active learning as the core. In addition to a compilation of complementary courses in Biomedical Sciences, Business Administration, Molecular Biotechnology, and Public Health, capstone courses will be co-taught by the professors in different Faculties to upgrade students’ problem-solving ability using cross-disciplinary knowledge. Opportunities of mentorships and internships from the relevant industrial, service, and venture capital sectors will be sought to allow the students to learn through connecting knowledge with real-world problems.

Missions

The programme aims to develop talents with a broad base of complementary knowledge, who shall demonstrate the following essential attributes:

  • an entrepreneurial mindset with ground-breaking ideas to translate the advancement of biotechnology, biomedical sciences, and healthcare into commercial opportunities
  • an ability to integrate a broad base of knowledge in biotechnology, biomedical & health sciences, data analytics, and business management to provide innovative and cross-disciplinary solutions
  • an ability to communicate with collaborators of diverse backgrounds and participate in the management of healthcare operations and development.

Highlights

  • Cross-disciplinary training by Faculties of Science, Medicine, and Business Administration
  • Biotechnology knowledge with an emphasis on the applications on biomedical and environmental issues
  • Analytical skills to connect scientific knowledge to “real-world” business
  • Sense and skills in entrepreneurship and healthcare management

Career Prospects

  • Leaders in the start-ups in advanced life science, health-technology, and environment solutions
  • Business consultants and analysts for science and technology firms
  • Management in healthcare and medical institutes

(This new programme to be introduced in 2022-23 is subject to confirmation of the University Senate.)

Remarks:
For details of the undergraduate curriculum, please click here.

Requirements

  • Programme Entrance Requirements
  • General Entrance Requirements
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGE 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 4
LIBERAL STUDIES 3
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
One of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY 3
CHEMISTRY 3
One of the following elective subjects:
ANY 1 SUBJECT 3
REMARK:
The programme accepts specific Applied Learning course(s) with "Attained with Distinction I/II" as an extra elective subject.
Please refer to http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/adm/jupas/ApL2022 for details.
Core Subjects Minimum Level
CHINESE LANGUAGENote1 3
ENGLISH LANGUAGE 3
LIBERAL STUDIES 2
MATHEMATICS COMPULSORY PART 2
Elective Subject(s) Minimum Level
ANY 2 SUBJECTSNote2 3

Note 1
Applicants with very special circumstances may be granted waivers of this requirement on a case-by-case basis. For details, please click here.

Note 2:
The two subjects may include:
(i) 2 New Senior Secondary elective subjects#; or
(ii) 1 New Senior Secondary elective subject and Mathematics (Extended Part) Module I or Module II.    

#Other Language subjects (Grade E or above) will be considered as an unspecified elective subject in fulfilling (i) above.


Note 3:

"Attained with Distinction I/II" in Applied Learning subjects will be accepted by some programmes as an extra subject for awarding bonus points. For details, please click here.     

Calculation of scores for applicants with more than 1 sitting in HKDSE Examination

Most programmes offered by CUHK consider the best results in the same subject taken by a candidate in more than one sitting of HKDSE.  Some programmes may have specific arrangements and the admission scores of candidates seeking admission on the strength of results from more than one sitting of HKDSE may be adjusted.  Details of calculation of scores in more than one sitting of HKDSE for the 2022-23 entry will be finalised and posted at the admissions website (admission.cuhk.edu.hk).

First Year Tuition Fee

HK$ 42,100

Contacts

Enquiries:

Email: behm@cuhk.edu.hk

Tel: 39436393

Footnote(s)
(1) As the 2022/23 academic year is the beginning of the 2022/23 - 2024/25 triennium for which the allocation of UGC-funded places is still subject to the Government's approval, the number of intake places shown above is indicative only and subject to changes or confirmation.

(2) For latest information on interviews for 2022 entry, please visit http://admission.cuhk.edu.hk