New Student Orientation

We offer a diverse range of orientation program to get you connected with the University, the School and your fellow classmates.

Orientation is for YOU!

Take your step out to grasp the opportunities if you want to have a rewarding and fruitful university life. Participating in the orientation program will help you get familiar to the new environment of study, understand the resources and opportunities around, meet new friends and make a good start!

Plan your schedule, mark your diary!

Here are a series of online orientation activities planned for you by the Business School and you are required to attend to know more about your curriculum and the School. The ZOOM meeting ID will be sent to your HKUST ITSC account and personal email.

Academic Advising Session & Peer Mentoring Program

For Non-JUPAS Students (except Biotechnology and Business (BIBU), Mathematics and Economics (MAEC), & Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI))

DateTimeChannelTarget Students
(By Invitation)
Jul 31, 2020 (Fri)1 2:00pm - 5:00pm Zoom Senior Year Entry and Non-JUPAS Students
Aug 26, 2020 (Wed)2 11:00am - 1:00pm Zoom Non-JUPAS Students

Notes:

1. The above advising session includes a 1-hour peer mentoring program, and a 1-hour credit transfer information session (for Senior Year Entry students only).

2. The above advising session includes a 1-hour peer mentoring program.

For JUPAS Students (except Biotechnology and Business (BIBU), Mathematics and Economics (MAEC), & Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI))

DateTimeChannel
Aug 17, 2020 (Mon)

9:30am - 11:30pm
11:00am - 1:00pm
2:00pm - 4:00pm
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Zoom
Notes:

1. Students will be invited by email to attend one of the above 2-hr academic advising sessions and peer mentoring program.

For students who have not attended any Academic Advising Sessions listed above

DateTimeChannelTarget Students
Aug 26, 2020 (Wed) 11:00am - 1:00pm Zoom All remaining students

For Biotechnology and Business (BIBU) Students 

DateTimeChannel

Aug 17, 2020 (Mon)

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Zoom

For Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) Students 

DateTimeChannel

Sept 3, 2020 (Thu)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Zoom

For Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI) Students

DateTimeChannel

Sept 3, 2020 (Thu)

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Zoom

School Welcome and Orientation

For all new business students, RMBI, and MAEC students.

Date: Sept 3, 2020 (Thu)
Time: 2:00pm – 2:45pm
Channel: Zoom

Notes:
1. Students who are admitted to SBM programs may be invited to attend an orientation organized by your program.
2. BIBU students will join the School Orientation organized by School of Science on Sept 2, 2020 (Wed).

For updated information, please visit this website regularly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Freshmen

Academic Affairs and Advising Counselor (AAAC)

1. If I have questions, may I know whom I should talk to in SBM?

 

Advising and Orientation

2. Are there any compulsory events that I must attend before the term begins?

3. If I cannot attend the designated academic advising session in August, can I attend other sessions?

4. Is it a requirement to join an orientation camp?

 

Course Enrollment

5. How many credits can I enroll for in my first term of study?

6. What courses should I take in the first term?

7. Can I drop pre-enrolled courses?

8. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1013 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1003 Calculus IB instead to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

9. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1003 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1012/1013 Calculus IA/IB to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

10. Can I enroll in COMP1001 Exploring Multimedia and Internet Computing, COMP1021 Introduction to Computer Science and SOSC1440 Introduction to Economics?

11. I am interested in Quantitative Finance (QFIN)/Mathematics and Economics (MAEC)/Risk Management and Business Intelligence(RMBI)/Dual Degree Program (DDP). Are there specific courses I should take?

 

Credit Transfer

12. I was admitted through IB/GCEAL and I know that I can transfer some credits to HKUST. How can I apply for the credit transfer?

13. I was admitted through IB/GCEAL or local sub-degree program and transferred MATH1013/1020. May I use this course to fulfill both Business Core and University Common Core (UCC) requirements?

14. If I have other public examination results which I have not submitted during the admission process such as TOEFL or IELTS which can meet the UCC English Language requirements, can I apply for credit transfer? When is the deadline?

15. If my student record on credit transfer has not been updated at the beginning of Fall term, what should I do?