Minor in Business


Looking to broaden your university experience?

If you are following your passion in science, engineering or other interdisciplinary programs, but also want to gain a basic understanding of business, the Minor Program in Business is the right program for you. Get your Business Minor in the HKUST Business School so you can diversify your studies and gain essential business skills to complement your field of study.



Take advantage of the opportunity to gain fundamental business knowledge at the HKUST Business School to complement and enhance your studies in science, engineering and other interdisciplinary programs.

To apply for a minor program, you must meet the following admission requirements:

  • Must have completed Year 1 of your study.

  • Must have achieved both of the following:

    A cumulative grade average (CGA) of 2.5 (B-) or above and

    A grade of B or above in LANG 1001 or LANG 1028 or LANG 1049 or LANG 2070 or LAGR 2080; OR a grade C+ or above in LANG 101 (prior to 2010-11) or LANG 102 (prior to 2011-12); OR a grade B- or above in LANG 1003

  • Must NOT already be pursuing a degree program at the School of Business and Management.

  • Must NOT be in the following programs, for the reason that their curricula already include a

    substantial portion of business courses:

    Dual Degree Program in Technology and Management
    BSc in Mathematics – Mathematical Sciences Option in Business and Management
    BSc in Mathematics and Economics
    BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence
    Additional Major in SBM


Program Registration

Information Session

    Below please see the schedule for the Information Session on the Business Minor Program:
    Date: 11 April 2017 (Tue)
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Venue: Lecture Theatre H
    Past slides of the Information Session

    To apply for the Business Minor Program

    • If you are eligible for the Business Minor Program and are interested in enrolling, please follow the procedures below:

      1. Apply online AND
      2. Upload updated transcript* and completed Declaration of Undergraduate Minor Program Form (RR-37)

      The application period is from 4 May 2017 to 9 July 2017. Please take note of the dates as late applications will not be accepted.

      *Updated transcript is referred to the one which shows CGA of spring semester of 2017.

    Enrollment Quota

    • The enrollment quota for the school year of 2017-18 is 300. If there are over 300 eligible applicants, the Business School will run a lottery. In the spirit of fairness, we will not rank you according to your academic performances once you meet the minimum requirement, but instead assign each of you a random number. The lottery system will determine whether you get in or not. This is so that all eligible students may have the same chance to get into the Business Minor Program.

    • We will announce the application result on our website on 17 July 2017.

    Missed application deadlines

    • The application process is carried out once a year. If you have missed the application period, you may try again next year.

    To opt out

    • If you have enrolled in the Business Minor Program but wish to opt out, you can do so before the last day of the add/drop period of your 1st term in your final year of study.


    If you have any questions about the Business Minor Program, please email bmminor@ust.hk or call 2358-6900.


Program Requirement

Students should take a minimum of 6 courses (18 credits). Among the 6 courses, at least 4 must be chosen from the following Business Fundamental Electives and a maximum of 2 from the following Business Advanced Electives.

(For reference only)



Business Fundamental Electives :

2014-15 2014-15
ACCT 20103 Principles of Accounting I *
ECON 2103 Principles of Microeconomics OR * *
ECON 2113 Microeconomics OR *
ECON 2913¹ Honors Microeconomics OR
ECON 2123 Macroeconomics * *
FINA 2203 Fundamentals of Business Finance OR * *
FINA 2303 Financial Management *
ISOM 2010 Introduction to Information Systems *
ISOM 27003 Operations Management *
MARK 21203 Marketing Management *
MGMT 11103 Introduction to Management OR * *
MGMT 2110 Organizational Behavior *

(For reference only)



Business Advanced Electives :

2014-15 2014-15

ACCT 2200

Principles of Accounting II *
ACCT 3030 Intermediate Financial Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors *
ACCT 4410 Taxation *
ECON 3014 Managerial Microeconomics * *
ECON 3024 Managerial Macroeconomics * *
ECON 3334 Introduction to Econometrics * *
FINA 3103 Intermediate Investments - -
FINA 3203 Derivative Securities - -

FINA 4103

Financial Markets Trading and Structure - -
ISOM 33103 Introduction to Electronic Commerce

ISOM 24002,4

Global Information Infrastructure and Policy

ISOM 3710

Management Science



ISOM 3360

Business Intelligence and Data Mining



ISOM 4020

Innovation Management and Technology Entrepreneurship


ISOM 47402

Enterprise Resource Management


ISOM 4750

Business Project Management



MARK 3410

Promotion and Advertising Management


MARK 3480

Pricing Strategy

MARK 4450

Brand Management


MGMT 11204

Developing the Leader in You

* *
MGMT 3110 Human Resources Management *
MGMT 3120 Managerial Leadership *
MGMT 4210 Corporate Strategy * *

1 Applicable to students enrolled in the program before 2012-13 or students who are admitted to the 3-year program in 2012-13.
2 Courses were offered in Winter 2014-15.
3 Courses were offered in Summer 2013-14.
4 Applicable to students admitted to the University before 2012-13.

Reuse of Courses

Out of the total credits required by the minor program, at least 9 credits should be single-counted within the minor and are not used to fulfill any other requirements for graduation except the 120-credit degree requirement.

Credit Transfer

Students are also allowed to transfer a maximum of 2 courses to fulfill the minor program requirement.

Graduation Requirement

To graduate from the Minor in Business program, students must complete the program requirements and attain an average grade of at least 1.85 (C) among all courses that they have taken within the minor program.