Student Advising

The Business School considers academic advising a significant element of a successful education. Student advising is an active interaction between faculty, staff and students with an explicit purpose that through academic advising, students’ learning experience will be enhanced.

A comprehensive academic advising scheme is thus established to educate and assist students to identify and achieve their academic, professional and personal goals. The scheme is to help students:

i. adjust to university environment, including taking charge of their own studies (knowing rules, regulations and policies, academic integrity, etc.);
ii. in their pursuit of academic interests and choosing a major;
iii. set their personal goals, and understand available co-curricular opportunities;
iv. develop a sense of pride/identity, immersing in 1-HKUST.

There will be several types of advising to cater students’ various needs:

1. Pre-Major Advising

  • Walk-in advising during add/drop periods with Pre-Major Counselors
  • Advising by appointment with Pre-Major Counselors
  • Cohort Leaders/Peer Mentors
  • Major Faculty Advisors for major-specific consultations
  • Designated Faculty Advisor (available for sign-up)

2. Major Advising

  • Major Counselors
  • UG Coordinators

3. Specialized Advising

To learn about who your advisors are, login the Student Advising System (SAS) here.