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

Students from all subjects are welcome to apply.

For BBA Finance, BSc Economics and Finance and BSc Quantitative Finance, mathematics background is required. The following subjects are normally expected:

BBA Finance
  • IBDP: HL or SL Mathematics
  • GCEAL: Mathematics
  • SAT/AP: SAT MATH II or AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC
  • Other qualifications: Mathematics
BSc Economics and Finance
  • IBDP: HL Mathematics
  • GCEAL: Further Mathematics
  • SAT / AP: SAT MATH II or AP Calculus AB or Calculus BC
  • Other qualifications: Senior Level Mathematics
BSc Quantitative Finance
  • IBDP: HL Mathematics
  • GCEAL: Further Mathematics
  • SAT/AP: SAT MATH II or AP Calculus BC
  • Other qualifications: Senior Level Mathematics

Competitive Score Range

Competitive scores of some popular qualifications for admission to HKUST Business School are given below for reference:

2019 Competitive Scores

  • IBDP ≥35
  • GCEAL ≥AAA
  • SAT Reasoning ≥1350

 

Important Dates

16
Sep
19
Application opens
    15
    Nov
    19
    Deadline for early round application
      6
      Jan
      20
      Deadline for main round application
        Nov
        19
        onwards
        Interview (if applicable)
          Late-Dec
          19
          onwards
          Announcement of offers decision Late-Dec 2019 onwards
            Late-Jul
            20 
            onwards
            Registration
              1
              Sep
              20
              Term commencement

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