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Apply to join the Business YoungStars 2022

Business YoungStars is open for applications for the Class of 2022! Sign up by December 5, 2021, for our 1-year business school taster program specially designed for secondary 4 and 5 students (or equivalent) who are interested in in business studies. Apply now to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to be a well-rounded business student at HKUST Business School.

Through attending half-day mini-lectures across major business disciplines and enrichment workshops throughout the year with our best and brightest, Business YoungStars will:

Enjoy a series of exciting learning and networking activities;
Explore our business disciplines and deepen your insight about business in the real world;
Familiarize yourself with our world-class teaching and immerse yourself in the university experience;
Bond with business student mentor who will give them valuable advice on public exams, business studies, university life and more; and
Enrich students learning profile by receiving our certificate of attendance !

Business YoungStars Program 2022

Program period: January – December 2022

Eligibility: S.4 or S.5 or equivalent. Students from all subject areas are welcome to apply.

Membership fee: HKD 300

Click HERE to apply now!

#BYS #BusinessYoungStars l Posted on 12 Oct 2021

HKUST Information Day 2021

HKUST will hold the 2021 Information Day on September 25, 2021 (Sat) online! Students can access the latest admission updates and program information without boundry. The Business School will host a series of talks to introduce the new UG program and courses, as well as students / alumni sharing! Register now!

Register for HKUST Information Day 2021 NOW

#Admissions #Events l Posted on 03 Sep 2021

Champion in Macro Business Simulation (MBS) Ecase Competition 2021

A team of Year 2 students from ACCT, ECON, FINA and QFIN brought the trophy at the (MBS) Ecase Competition 2021 back home. After six rounds of competitions and presentations, the team Binnovator stood out from the other 42 teams from 22 schools from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia won the championship title with their innovative business idea and rigorous analysis as well as execution plan!

HKUST Students Win MBS Ecase Competition Hong Kong 2021 [Click to read the full story

#Achievement l Posted on 02 Aug 2021

Alumni in the Media: Zabadee Lee

A BBA GBUS 2019 alumna and a former HKDSE candidate, Zabadee Lee, shares her 4-year life in our BBA Global Business program (JS5313) and how she got into the Global Business Program through the school-based admission route (JS5300 Business & Management).

【DSE放榜全攻略】環球商業競爭激烈 英數高分報科大佔優 (Chinese only) [Click here to read]

#Achievement Posted on 15 Jul 2021

Curriculum Update for 2021/22 intake and thereafter: Extended Major in Artificial Intelligence 

Artificial intelligence (AI) is widely used in today’s business. For example, personalized recommendations on Instagram based on your browse history; Burberry’s use of AI-powered image recognition to combat counterfeit goods; BMW’s adoption of AI to help make decisions throughout the entire business from engineering to after-sale services, and the list goes on and on!

Students of 2021 intake and thereafter, who wish to build up practical knowledge in AI on their business specialization. can opt for the extended major of Artificial Intelligence after declaring their 1st business major at the end of the 3rd term of study. Students of all business majors, except jointly-offered majors (i.e. BIBU, MAEC, RMBI, SGFN) and General Business Management,are eligible to apply.

The quota would be 30. The extended major in AI is designed for students with fundamental knowledge in calculus, statistics and programming who want to learn solid knowledge in business disciplines as well as innovative applications of AI in their major areas. This extended major approach allows students to finish their study within a four-year timeframe with a well-defined study pathway, and graduate with a title bearing both the traditional major subject they selected, and the extended major in AI. Students in the extended major program are required to complete 20+ credits. The curriculum includes cross-disciplinary seminars, a design thinking course, a capstone project etc.

#Admissions l Posted on 02 Jul 2021

New UG Program for 2022/23 intake and thereafter: BSc Sustainable and Green Finance

Since 2007, over USD1.2 trillion has been invested from all over the world to advance the global transformation of energy to renewable energy by the end of 2020. To prepare our students for the future of finance, the pioneering Business School will launch, in collaboration with the Division of Environment and Sustainability HKUST, the first-of-its-kind Bachelor of Science in Sustainable and Green Finance (BSc SGFN) for 2021 intake and thereafter.

China’s annual issuance scale has remained above RMB200 billion, and the cumulative issuance scale ranks second in the world. In 2021, the scale of China's green finance business is expected to reach about RMB16 trillion. Hong Kong has made significant progress in the green finance market, with policy research, drafting of green finance codes, and leading market funds to support public and private institutions investing in green and low-emission activities.

Students of 2021 intake who meet the program requirement may apply for enrolment in the 2022/2023 Major Selection Exercise. Intake quota would be 30. Required courses cover areas of Business & Finance, Environment & Sustainability, as well as Sustainable and Green Finance disciplinary electives. More program details will be announced in due course.

#Admissions l Posted on 02 Jul 2021

Grand Slam Success in Case Competitions

Who would have thought that more good news would come after the winning streak in the compeitions featured last month! Our student team brought the trophy and the Best Speaker Award back from the International Case Competition at Maastricht after two intensive case cracking sessions with the other 15 top-notch universities in April. Earlier in June, four members of Case Analysis Team competed with universities from 7 places and earned the champion title with their two-pronged strategy, leveraging the family concept deeply rooted in Hong Kong peoples’ minds to acquire and retain the HKUST International Case Competition’s corporate sponsor WeLab Bank’s customers. Big congrats to the teams!

[Click here to read the story]

#Achievements l Posted on 10 Jun 2021 

Remarkable Performance in Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)

HKUST Business School takes on the No.1 overall standing in Business & Economics Panel, as “World Leading” and “Internationally Excellent” among all Hong Kong universities in the latest RAE. This is because our world-class faculty are always at the forefront of business thinking and bring in the latest knowledge in their field to the classroom.

[Click here for details]

#Achievement l Posted on 31 May 2021

Slasher: Business Student / Songwriter / Singer / TV Show Host – Oscar Tao

Oscar Tao, our Year 4 student as well as a rising star in the entertainment industry, always cease every single opportunity to unleash his full potential. Full video is available now!

[Click here to watch the video]

#Achievement l Posted on 31 May 2021

Alumni in the Media: Katie Ma

Katie Ma joined Asia’s leading catering group, Maxim’s graduate training program in 2018, after completing her degree in marketing and management. As the Senior Commissioner (Talent Recruitment) of the Group's Human Resources Department that has employees in 1700+ stores in the Asia Pacific, Katie is the new blood of HR digitalization connecting 30,000 staff in the region.

[Click to read the news] (Chinese version only)

#Achievement l Posted on 31 May 2021

BBA Alumni in Forbes Asia 30 Under 30

Patrick Tu (BBA General Business Management) and Alex Chu (BBA Finance and Operations Management) are featured in the latest annual Forbes Asia 30 Under 30. The innovative millennials started their first business during Year 3, with the support from angel investor – who is also our FINA alumni, Alvin Lam. Their strong bonding with HKUST Business School opens up internship and employment opportunities to current students! Watch Patrick’s media interview about how his team grows the business with HKUST.

《創科KOL》夥拍科大合作 員工一齊成長 (in Cantonese)  [Click to watch the interview]

#Achievement l Posted on 30 Apr 2021

Two More Trophies Back Home 2021

Our Case Analysis Team has brought two more trophies home! A four-UG student team placed second in the Central European Case Competition 2021! The Team has spent months on intensive training and extensive industry research before the 24-hour case cracking of a state-owned utility company looking for business expansion. Another milestone on the international stage has been achieved that HKUST Team placed first and third in the 12-hour and 24-hour case respectively and overall 2nd place in the RSM Star 2021!

[Click here for of Central European Case Competition 2021]

[Click here for of RSM Star 2021]

#Achievement l Posted on 24 Apr 2021

Winning Record at a Joint University Case Competition

Our undergraduates competed with the other twelve teams from CityU, CUHK, HKU. We didn’t only win the Championship and the Best Presenter Award, we also snapped up the first, second, and third runner-up titles! 

The competition consists of a Preliminary Round and a Grand Final, with 16 teams from CityU, CUHK, HKU, and HKUST competed in 4 divisions in the preliminary round, the best team from each division then entered the grand final.

All 4 finalist teams come from HKUST Business School, and the champion will be offered internship opportunities in NWS from June to August 2021. Congratulations to the teams!

[Click here for details]

#Achievement l Posted on 14 Apr 2021

Career & Admission: What Exactly Can You Do with A Business Degree?

Recent graduates of various business majors will share their learning journey and their current jobs. We hope these insights can inspire prospective students and illuminate your way forward! At the end of the event, there will be two parallel admission consultations- one for admission offer holders and one for potential applicants of 2021 entry. Attendees will have a chance to have real-time interaction with alumni and admission officers.

Date: January 9, 2021 (Sat)

Registration CLOSED

[Click here to watch the event recording]

#Events #Admissions l Posted on 21 Dec 2020

A resounding success - HKUST Virtual Information Day 2020

HKUST’s first-ever virtual Information Day was held last Saturday (October 17, 2020). Over 7,000 local and 1,000 international participants paid a virtual visit to our beautiful campus, mingled with our admission officers and student representatives in the booths, and attended live sessions. The event was a resounding success!

The Business School was of great interest to the public, with nearly half of the registrants indicating interest in our program offerings.  Over 1,000 attended our live admission talks, and 1,800 attended our ten program talks, all of which featured live Q&A  with our dedicated faculty, energetic students and passionate alumni. Participants walked away with fresh insights, a holistic picture of the Business School, the admissions requirements, and what the programs of their choice have to offer.

The virtual Information Day platform will be available for 6 months until March 2021. Additionally, all recordings of our admission and program talks are available for your perusal at the Business School’s website.

Recorded admissions and program live sessions: http://undergrad.bm.ust.hk/admissions/program-overview/program-webinar-2020

Pre-recorded program introduction: http://undergrad.bm.ust.hk/admissions/program-overview/program-talk 

Virtual Information Day platform: https://join.ust.hk/vinfoday

#Events #Admissions l Posted on 22 Oct 2020

2021 Admission Application is Open

Both JUPAS and Direct Entry applications for the 2021 intake are now open!

For JUPAS applicants, you are strongly encouraged to put our program(s) in Band A in your JUPAS application by the application deadline of December 9, 2020 (Wed) if you wish to be considered for an admission interview.

For students holding international qualifications (i.e. Direct Entry applicants), the early round application deadline is November 20, 2020 (Fri) and the main round application is January 14, 2021 (Thur). As applications are assessed on a rolling basis, you are strongly encouraged to apply early to have a higher chance of getting into your desired program.  Application link: https://join.ust.hk/apply

Question about admission to HKUST Business School? Drop an email at bmapply@ust.hk or direct message us at Instagram @hkustbusiug

#Admissions l Posted on 24 Sep 2020

Launch of the new undergraduate admission videos

The commencement of the academic year also marks the beginning of the admission cycle! We have our Associate Dean (UG Programs) Professor Allen Huang to take prospective students through a brief introduction to our School’s background, opportunities, admission streams, and offerings, as well as the admission expectations for each program in the latest admission videos.

Also, don't forget to tune in and save the date for our upcoming Virtual Info Day on October 17, 2020 for more details on each program and student life!

#Admissions l Posted on 24 Sep 2020

Apply to join the Business YoungStars 2021

Business YoungStars is open for applications for the Class of 2021! Sign up by November 19, 2020, for our 1-year business school taster program specially designed for secondary 4 and 5 students (or equivalent) who are interested in in business studies. Apply now to gain first-hand experience of what it is like to be a well-rounded business student at HKUST Business School.

Through attending 6 half-day mini-lectures across major business disciplines and enrichment workshops throughout the year with our best and brightest, Business YoungStars will:

Enjoy a series of exciting learning and networking activities;
Explore our 8 business disciplines and deepen your insight about business in the real world;
Familiarize yourself with our world-class teaching and immerse yourself in the university experience;
Bond with business student mentor who will give them valuable advice on public exams, business studies, university life and more; and
Enrich students learning profile by receiving our certificate of attendance !

Business YoungStars Program 2021

Program period: January – December 2021

Eligibility: S.4 or S.5 or equivalent. Students from all subject areas are welcome to apply.

Application for is 2021 closed.

#BYS #BusinessYoungStars l Posted on 21 Sep 2020