International Qualifications Applicants

For applicants with international qualifications (e.g. IBDP, GCEAL, SAT/AP, etc.).

Students applying on basis of international qualifications can select up to two choices. If you are interested in business study in general and would like to take time to explore your program interest and aspiration, you should choose Business and Management to enter the School first and select your desired major(s) at the end of the first few semesters. If you have particular interest and understanding in a specific business program (e.g. Marketing), you should put it as your 1st choice and Business & Management as your 2nd choice to maximize your chance to be admitted to HKUST Business School (given the smaller intake size of program-based admission). The year 1 curricula of all Business programs are identical. Students entering via either route will start major program study from 2nd year onwards.

 

Specific Subject Requirements

Except the quantitative-oriented programs listed below, other business programs do not require specific mathematic subject. Students from all subjects are welcome to apply.

BSc Economics and Finance
BSc Quantitative Finance

BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence
  • IBDP: HL Mathematics
  • GCEAL: Further Mathematics
  • SAT / AP: SAT MATH II or AP Calculus BC
  • Other qualifications: Senior Level Mathematics
BBA Economics
BBA Finance

BSc Sustainable and Green Finance
  • IBDP: HL Mathematics or SL Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches
  • GCEAL: Mathematics or Further Mathematics
  • SAT/AP: SAT MATH I or MATH II or AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC
  • Other qualifications: Mathematics

 

Boundary Score

Boundary score of some popular qualifications for admission to the HKUST Business School are given below for general reference. Applicants’ overall profiles are always holistically assessed. Those with strong academic/non-academic profiles but marginally miss the reference scores may also be considered.

  • IBDP ≥34
  • GCEAL ≥AAB
  • SAT Reasoning ≥1320

 

Important Dates (for 2022 Sep Intake)

The assessment of applications and offer decisions are conducted on a rolling basis. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.

The important dates below are for general reference. Due to the uncertainty owing to COVID-19, the important dates may need to be adjusted at short notice.

27 
Sep
2021
Application opens
    19 
    Nov
    2021
    Deadline for early round application
      Nov
      2021 
      onwards
      Interview (if applicable)
        Late-Dec
        2021 
        onwards
        Announcement of offers on a rolling basis
          14
          Jan
          2022
          Deadline for main round application
            Feb
            2022 
            onwards
            Announcement of main round offers
              Late-Jul
              2022
              onwards
              Registration
              Sep
              2022
              Term commencement

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