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 orientation activities planned for you by the Business School and you are required to attend to know more about your curriculum and the School.

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))

DateTimeVenueTarget Students
(By Invitation)
Jul 17, 2019 (Wed)1 4:00pm - 6:30pm LT J Senior Year Entry and Non-JUPAS Students
Aug 20, 2019 (Tue)2 2:00pm - 3:00pm LSK G012 Non-JUPAS Students

Notes:

1. Students will be invited by email to attend a 2-hr peer mentoring program on Aug 7.
2. Students will be invited by email to attend a 2-hr peer mentoring program on Aug 22.

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

DateTimeVenue
Aug 7, 2019 (Wed)

9:30am - 12:30pm
11:00am - 2:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
3:30pm - 6:30pm

LSK G012
Notes:

1. Students will be invited by email to attend one of the above 3-hr academic advising sessions and peer mentoring program.
2. In case of adverse weather requiring events to be cancelled, SBM activities scheduled on Aug 7 (Wed) will be rescheduled to Aug 8 (Thu) with time and venue remained the same.

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

DateTimeVenueTarget Students
Aug 23, 2019 (Wed) 12:00nn - 1:00pm LSK G012 All remaining students

For Biotechnology and Business (BIBU) Students 

DateTimeVenueTarget Students

Aug 7, 2019 (Wed)

10:30am - 12:30nn

Room 2504 
(via Lifts 25-26)

JUPAS Students

Aug 23, 2019 (Fri)

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Room 2503
(via Lifts 25-26)

Non-JUPAS Students

For Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) Students 

DateTimeVenue

Aug 27, 2019 (Tue)

To be announced

To be announced

For Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI) Students

DateTimeVenue

Aug 9, 2019 (Fri)

2:00pm - 4:30pm

Room 4502
(via Lifts 25-26)

School Welcome and Orientation

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

DateAug 27, 2019 (Tue)
Time: 12:50pm – 2:30pm (Registration starts at 12:00nn)
Venue: S H Ho Sports Hall (Please collect your T-shirt at 12:00nn at Atrium)

Notes:
1. Students who are admitted to SBM programs may be invited to attend an orientation organized by your program from 2:30pm onward.
2. BIBU students will join the School Orientation organized by School of Science on Aug 26, 2019 (Mon).
3. In case of adverse weather requiring events to be cancelled, all SBM activities scheduled on Aug 27, 2019 (Tue) will be rescheduled to Aug 29, 2019 (Thu).     

For updated information, please visit this website regularly.

 

Logbook for 2019 Entry Students 

TBC

 

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 and SOSC1440 Introduction to Economics?

11. I am interested in Quantitative Finance (QFIN)/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?