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ADMISSIONS

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ADMISSIONS

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GBUS is a highly sought-after program and top of its kind in Hong Kong. Capable and highly motivated students are empowered to create impacts with a global and strategic mindset.

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With students from diverse backgrounds joining GBUS, we truly form a wide global network.
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PROGRAM-BASED ADMISSION

Admit to GBUS directly on entry.

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ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

We welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds to join us. Candidates who wish to enroll in GBUS program must fulfill the minimum admissions requirements specified by the HKUST Business School, depending on your admissions qualifications, i.e., JUPAS, IB, GCEAL/IAL, Mainland JEE, and many other international qualifications. 

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INTERVIEW

Interview is compulsory for admissions. Shortlisted candidates might be individually invited for up to two rounds of interview. No make-up interview will be arranged.

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PATHWAY 1 - INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS [BBA in Global Business]

The first round will be a video-recorded interview; the second round will be an in-person or online interview. Interviews are conducted on a rolling basis. Putting GBUS as Choice 1 will be ideal for consideration. 

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PATHWAY 2 - JUPAS [JS5313 BBA in Global Business]

Selected Band A applicants who demonstrate talents and potential for Global Business study will be invited to engagement events organized by HKUST Business School or the GBUS program from May to July. The final round of interviews by the GBUS program will be conducted in late July soon after the release of HKDSE results. 

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SCHOOL-BASED ADMISSION

Admit to GBUS via Business and Management or other HKUST Business School programs.

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PATHWAY 1 - MAJOR SELECTION 

Students who have already enrolled in the HKUST Business School can apply to join the GBUS program through the School’s Major Selection Exercise (MSE) to declare GBUS as their first major. The window to apply is Year 1 Fall, Year 1 Spring, and Year 2 Fall. The information session recording can be found here.

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ELIGIBILITY

Completion of at least 29 credits, including transferred credits upon admission.

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REQUIREMENTS
  • CGA 3.0 or above
  • C+ above in MATH course (or B+ or above in ISOM2500)
  • B- or above in LANG1401/1402 & LANG1403/1404
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RANKING CRITERIA

Holistic assessment based on CGA, selected course performance, CV, personal statement, and interview performance.

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QUOTA, TIMELINE AND APPLICATION PROCEDURE

The quota, application timeline, and procedure will follow the SBM Major Selection Exercise (MSE). Details can be found here.

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PATHWAY 2 - ADDITIONAL MAJOR DECLARATION / PROGRAM TRANSFER

Students who have already had their first major in the School of Business and Management can pursue an additional major in GBUS. As for students studying at any other program at HKUST, you may opt for program transfer to GBUS. Approval of the relevant major program must be sought. As the majority of quotas are given to the first major selection applicants, GBUS, in rare circumstances, might accept only very few applications on a case-by-case review basis. The threshold requirement will be the same as Major Selection. Holistic assessment will be based on CGA, CV, personal statement, and interview performance. Students are highly recommended to apply to GBUS as their first major.

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TIMELINE

Additional Major Declaration: The only window to apply will be Year 2 Fall. For the additional major to be effective in Year 2 Spring, all relevant documents must be submitted by December 31.

Program Transfer for SBM Students: The only window to apply will be Year 2 Fall. For the program transfer to be effective in the following semester, all relevant documents must be submitted by December 31. The applications will only be considered after the completion of the main round of the SBM Major Selection Exercise (MSE) so that it is fair to all students as such requests should normally be accepted when there are still quotas left for the intake cohort.

Program Transfer for non-SBM Students: The window to apply will be Year 1 Spring and Year 2 Fall. For the program transfer to be effective in the following semester, all relevant documents must be submitted by June 30 or December 31. The applications will only be considered after the completion of the main round of the SBM Major Selection Exercise (MSE) so that it is fair to all students as such requests should normally be accepted when there are still quotas left for the intake cohort.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview in the following month once they have submitted their applications. 

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QUOTA

The quota of 3 is shared by all programs for each intake cohort. 

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APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please contact Ms. Sharon S L NG, GBUS Program Manager at sharonng@ust.hk for consultation; and submit the following documents. 

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Cohort Composition

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  Class of 
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Class of 
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JUPAS 56% 51%
Non-JUPAS 28% 28%
Mainland JEE 3% 6%
International 12% 15%
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Admissions Score – 2023 Intake

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Qualifications Weighted Score

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JUPAS

JS5313 BBA in Global Business

8.5-point scale 68 59 56 7.0
IB Diploma At least 41 or above (including bonus points)
GCEAL/IAL 3A* or above
SAT+AP 1470 or above
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JUPAS

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International Qualifications

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