Program Overview

Programs Offered

The HKUST Business programs are designed to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and great flexibility in learning.

We ensure students make their right choices and acquire multidisciplinary skills that are in tune with today's business environment. The Year 1 curricula of all business programs are identical and at least half of the program seats for each major are reserved for students admitted into Business and Management. Based on personal strengths and preferences, you can opt for a major at the point of admission. Alternatively, you can spend the first year exploring your interests and choose your major at the end of the first year or in the middle of the second year. Ample academic advising by faculty advisors and pre-major counselors will be offered to guide you through the decision making process.

The School offers nine bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) programs and two quantitative Bachelor of Science (BSc) programs. Students pursuing a BBA degree could opt for one of 40+ combinations of single- or multiple-major. Planned overall program seats are listed below for reference:

JUPAS CodeProgramsPlanned Major SeatsPlanned Local Intake at Admission
JS5300 Business and Management (School-based admission) Declare major(s) at the end of the first few semesters* 368 - 387^
JS5311 BBA Economics 100 125 (Combined intake for programs JS5311, JS5314, JS5315, JS5316 & JS5317)^
JS5312 BBA Finance 120 30^
JS5313 BBA Global Business 55 26^
JS5314 BBA Information Systems 180 125 (Combined intake for programs JS5311, JS5314, JS5315, JS5316 & JS5317)^
JS5315 BBA Management 190
JS5316 BBA Marketing 215
JS5317 BBA Operations Management 120
JS5318 BBA Professional Accounting 200 60^
JS5331 BSc Economics and Finance 55 26^
JS5332 BSc Quantitative Finance 40 20^

Students interested in pursuing a more diverse set of business knowledge without a specialized focus can also opt for BBA General Business Management.

*In the 2018-19 major selection exercise for BBA majors, around 90% of students were able to enroll into their first- or second-choice major. For the 2018 graduating class, around 80% of students completed their degree with additional major(s) or minor(s).

^Intake quota subject to minor adjustment.


Program Highlights

BBA Economics

BBA Finance

BBA General Business Management

BBA Global Business

BBA Information Systems

BBA Management

BBA Marketing

BBA Operations Management

BBA Professional Accounting

BSc Economics and Finance

BSc Quantitative Finance


Joint School/ Interdisciplinary Programs

Other than the above business programs, students in HKUST Business School may apply to pursue a Dual Degree or an interdisciplinary program upon completion of the first year of study:

Joint School Programs

Interdisciplinary Programs

For more information, please refer to the respective program websites.


Joint University Program

World Bachelor in Business (WBB)

The World Bachelor in Business (WBB) partnership between the University of Southern California (United States), HKUST (Hong Kong), and Bocconi University (Italy), represents a bold new undertaking in higher education. For a pioneering group of 45 students, the WBB will provide unparalleled opportunities and challenges. During four years of study, students will live on three continents where they will learn from internationally renowned teachers and scholars. They will explore diverse cultures and push themselves to new limits. Please note that this program has different application timelines, admission requirements, and fees. Please refer to the program website for more information.

For full details of programs and courses offered in 2019-20, please see: