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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

JS5811

BSc in Biotechnology and Business 理學士(生物科技及商學)

BIBU

Short Description

The Biotechnology and Business Program (BIBU) is jointly offered by the School of Science and the School of Business and Management. It aims to groom students with a hybrid interest in both biotechnology applications and business operations. It offers students a broad-based learning experience that encompasses essential life science and biotechnology knowledge, as well as complementary business know-how, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations management, etc. It also further enhances students’ creative and critical thinking abilities while helping them develop a global outlook on biotechnology development and applications, thereby laying a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and market biotechnology initiatives.

The goal of the program is to nurture competent students to become industry professionals who possess both technical knowledge and a business mind. Ideal candidates will be students who are technically competent, interested in biotechnology applications, as well as eager to develop a leadership career in the biotechnology or life science-related industries. 

The holistic BIBU experience prepares students to excel in any career path they aspire to. This program offers rigorous training in both biotechnology and business, which is designed to prepare students for successful leadership positions within the biotechnology industry. Potential employers include multinational pharmaceutical companies, vendors of biotechnology products/services, consulting firms focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, etc. And a wide range of career opportunities are available in both private and public sectors.

Students can apply for the BIBU program through the direct choice in JUPAS, or apply for transfer from the Science (Group B) program (JS5103) of the School of Science or any programs of the School of Business and Management into the BIBU program after their first year of study. Students interested in the BIBU program are encouraged to include both Science (Group B) program (JS5103) and Business and Management program (JS5300) in their program choices in JUPAS.

Remarks:

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
Two of the following elective subjects:
BIOLOGY 3
CHEMISTRY 3
ANY 1 SUBJECTNote1 3

Note 1: The above subjects refer to Category A subjects and Mathematics Extended Module 1 or 2.

For more details about admission score calculation, please refer to: https://join.ust.hk/admissions/jupas/.

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
MATHEMATICS EXTENDED MODULE 1 OR 2 3
ANY 1 SUBJECT 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

School of Science

Email: ugscience@ust.hk

Tel: 2358 5065

Statistics

Application Statistics (after Modification of Programme Choices)

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 64 68 172 269 232 805
2019 88 66 169 238 204 765
2018 81 84 171 285 244 865
2017 93 88 189 298 290 958
2016 83 107 198 263 259 910

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

Year Band A Band B Band C Band D Band E Total
2020 19 0 0 0 0 19
2019 23 0 0 0 0 23
2018 24 0 0 0 0 24
2017 26 0 0 0 0 26
2016 19 0 0 0 0 19