New Student Orientation


We offer a diverse range of orientation program to get you connected with the University, the School and your fellow classmates.

Orientation is for YOU!

Take your step out to grasp the opportunities if you want to have a rewarding and fruitful university life. Participating in the orientation program will help you get familiar to the new environment of study, understand the resources and opportunities around, meet new friends and make a good start!

Plan your schedule, mark your diary!

Here are a series of orientation activities planned for you by the Business School and you are required to attend to know more about your curriculum and the School.

Academic Advising Session & Peer Mentoring Program

For Senior Year Entry, Non-JUPAS Students and International Students (except Biotechnology and Business (BIBU), Mathematics and Economics (MAEC), Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI), and Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN))

DateTimeVenue / ModeTarget Students
(By Invitation)
Jul 28, 2022 (Thu)1 2:00pm - 4:00pm LSK G012 Senior Year Entry and Non-JUPAS Students
Aug 22, 2022 (Mon)2 10:00am - 12:00noon Zoom Meeting International Students


1. This session includes a 30-minute credit transfer information session (for Senior Year Entry students only). All students will be invited by email to attend one of the one-hour peer mentoring programs held on Aug 12.

2. The above advising session includes a 1-hour peer mentoring program.

For JUPAS Students (except Biotechnology and Business (BIBU), Mathematics and Economics (MAEC), Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI), and Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN))

Aug 12, 2022 (Fri) 1

10:00am - 12:00noon
2:30pm - 4:30pm


1. Students will be invited by email to attend one of the above two-hour academic advising sessions which includes a one-hour peer mentoring program.

For Biotechnology and Business (BIBU) Students 


Aug 18, 2022 (Thu)

2:00pm - 3:30pm

Zoom Meeting

For Mathematics and Economics (MAEC) Students 


Aug 29, 2022 (Mon)

3:00pm - 4:00pm

Room 4620 (lifts 31-32)

For Risk Management and Business Intelligence (RMBI) Students


Aug 18, 2022 (Thu)

10:00am - 12:00 noon

LSK G001

For Sustainable and Green Finance (SGFN)Students


Aug 29, 2022 (Mon)

2:30pm - 4:30pm


School Welcome and Orientation

For all new business students, MAEC, RMBI and SGFN students.

Date: Aug 29, 2022 (Mon)
Time: 12:50pm – 2:30pm (Registration starts at 12:00noon)
Venue: Shaw Auditorium, HKUST

1. . Online RSVP required. Due to pandemic control measures, seats are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Live-streaming on Zoom will be available.
2. Students who are admitted to SBM programs will be invited to attend an orientation organized by your program on the same day afternoon. More details will be provided.
3. BIBU students will join the School Orientation organized by School of Science. 

For updated information, please visit this website regularly.

Logbook 2022: Click here


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for Freshmen

Academic Affairs and Advising Counselor (AAAC)

1. If I have questions, may I know whom I should talk to in SBM?


Advising and Orientation

2. Are there any compulsory events that I must attend before the term begins?

3. If I cannot attend the designated academic advising session, can I attend other sessions?

4. Is it a requirement to join an orientation camp?


Course Enrollment

5. How many credits can I enroll for in my first term of study?

6. What courses should I take in the first term?

7. Can I drop pre-enrolled courses?

8. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1013 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1003 Calculus IB instead to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

9. I have been pre-enrolled in MATH1003 Calculus and Linear Algebra. Can I take MATH1012/1013 Calculus IA/IB to fulfill the Business Core requirement?

10. Can I enroll in COMP1001 Exploring Multimedia and Internet Computing, COMP1021 Introduction to Computer Science and SOSC1440 Introduction to Economics?

11. I am interested in Quantitative Finance (QFIN)/Mathematics and Economics (MAEC)/Risk Management and Business Intelligence(RMBI)/Dual Degree Program (DDP). Are there specific courses I should take?


Credit Transfer

12. I was admitted through IB/GCEAL and I know that I can transfer some credits to HKUST. How can I apply for the credit transfer?

13. If I have other public examination results which I have not submitted during the admission process such as TOEFL or IELTS which can meet the UCC English Language requirements, can I apply for credit transfer? When is the deadline?

14. If my student record on credit transfer has not been updated at the beginning of Fall term, what should I do?

SBM Academic Advising Video 2022

SBM Academic Advising Video 2022.