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School of Business and Management

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Overview
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The top-ranking School of Business and Management endeavors to give students a world-class business education with global exposure. We offer a hybrid admission system, a student-centered curriculum, diverse program choices (9 BBA, 2 BSc and 4 jointly-offered BSc programs), ample opportunities for learning outside the classroom, such as corporate projects and internship programs, and strong career and alumni networks. 

Our curriculum is designed to provide the greatest possible flexibility to accommodate our students' academic strengths and interests. In the first three terms, regardless of their admissions route, all business and management students are exposed to a wide variety of business and other foundational subjects to build a broad base of knowledge in the field. From the second term of Year 2, students take additional courses required by individual majors to gain solid knowledge in their specialization. 

Double Major / Minor and Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence (AI) or Digital Media and Creative Arts (DMCA)
Over 40 major or minor combinations are offered and the flexible curriculum structure allows students to customize their program combinations based on their interests and career aspiration, e.g. BBA in Marketing and Operations Management, BSc in Economics & Finance and Information Systems, etc. Students may also pursue one or more minor programs in or beyond business.  Around 80% of business students completed their degree with additional major(s) or minor(s).

An innovative approach of the Extended Major is also introduced to allow students to systematically complete traditional business major and the Extended Major at their choice within the four-year time frame. Students completing the Extended Major in AI or DMCA on top of their business studies will graduate with the both the title of their selected business degree and an Extended Major in AI or DMCA. 

Diverse Program Choices
A wide range of majors covering all key business areas are offered. Please scroll down for the full list.

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Rankings
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in Global EMBA Ranking (Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program)
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(Financial Times Executive MBA (EMBA) Rankings 2007, 2009-13, 2016-18)
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22
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in Business and Management Studies
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#1 in Greater China
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
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22
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in Accounting and Finance
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#1 in Greater China
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27
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in Economics and Econometrics
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#1 in Hong Kong
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021)
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30
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in Computer Science and Information Systems
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#1 in Hong Kong
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47
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in Statistics and Operational Research
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#1 in Hong Kong
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Career Prospects
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94% of business students completed at least one internship during their undergraduate studies. The hands-on experience and network built during undergraduate studies add a competitive edge to our high-caliber graduates. On average, 90% of business graduates sought employment, and 8 - 10% pursued further studies upon graduation. 

2020 Graduates placement

  • Over 55% of graduates had two or more job offers in hand
  • Over 60% obtained the first job offer before graduation
  • Over 80% obtained the first offer before graduation or within 1 month after graduation

Our graduates are widely welcomed across industries, and their / the top 10 employers are as follows:

  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
  • Ernst & Young
  • HSBC Bank
  • KPMG
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited
  • Citibank
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • UBS Group

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Admissions and Programs
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The HKUST Business School’s hybrid admission model gives great flexibility to students to discover their academic interest and strength. 

Students who would like to take time to explore their academic interest may be admitted to the School via the school-based admission route (Application Choice: Business & Management”) and enroll in a major via the Major Selection Exercise by Year 2 fall term. As one of the best regarded and most comprehensive business and management programs in Hong Kong, B&M is designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and great flexibility in learning.

For students who have a strong interest in a specific area of business at the time of admission, the program-based admission route  (Application Choice: BBA in Marketing, BSc in Economics and Finance etc.) allows them to enroll directly into their program of interest. Program-based applicants are also encouraged to include the school-based application choice for concurrent consideration to maximize the chance of admission. 

Students of both school-based and program-based routes will follow an identical broad curriculum in their first three terms. 

Key features of the B&M program

  • In the first three terms, students will be exposed to a wide variety of business and other foundational subjects (i.e. Business Core and Common Core courses) to fully explore their study interests and academic strengths before choosing their one or more specialties in the Major Selection Exercise.
  • About half of each major's quota is reserved for B&M program students to enroll in the major via the Major Selection Exercise at the end of the first three terms (i.e. Year 2 Fall term).
  • Close to 90% of business students were admitted into their first- or second-choice major through the Major Selection Exercise.
  • Joint-school programs (BSc in Biotechnology and Business, BSc in Mathematics and Economics) and interdisciplinary programs (BEng / BSc and BBA Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management, BSc in Environmental Management & Technology Program and BSc in Individualized Interdisciplinary Major Program) are also available in the Major Selection Exercise.
  • Students joining the business school through both program-based and school-based routes, as long as they meet the extended major requirements, are eligible to apply for the extended major.

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In addition to nurturing rigorous academic skills, the WBB offers unique opportunities to explore your interests, talents, and limitations. If you’re willing to embrace the future of international business, this is the program for you.
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Sophia LIM
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World Bachelor in Business
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Class of 2017
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