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 first step 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 with 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 which you are required to attend to know more about your curriculum and the School.

Academic Advising Session & Peer Mentoring Program

All new business students will be invited by email to attend a specific session. BIBU, MAEC, RMBI, and SGFN students will have designated sessions listed below.

Admission Type Date
Senior year entry students

Jul 20 (Thu) 14:30 - 17:00
This academic advising session includes a one-hour peer mentoring program.

Non-JUPAS students

Jul 20 (Thu) 14:30-15:30
Students will be invited by email to attend one of the one-hour peer mentoring programs to be held on Aug 11 (Fri) from 13:00.

JUPAS students

Aug 11 (Fri) 10:00-12:00 or 14:30-16:30
Students will be invited by email to attend one of the above two-hour academic advising plus peer mentoring sessions.

International / JEE students

Aug 21 (Mon) 14:30-16:30
This academic advising session includes a one-hour peer mentoring program.

BIBU students only Aug 21 (Mon) 14:30-15:30
MAEC students only Aug 29 (Tue) 14:45-17:00
RMBI students only Aug 31 (Thu) 10:00-12:00
SGFN students only Aug 29 (Tue) 14:45-16:45

School Welcome and Orientation

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

Date: Aug 29 (Tue)
Time: 12:50-14:30 (Registration starts at 12:00)
Venue: Sports Hall

[PBA Orientation] Students who are admitted to SBM programs will be invited to attend an orientation organized by your program. More details will be provided by the respective programs.
# BIBU students will join the School Orientation organized by School of Science.


Ms Mandy Chau

Logbook 2023

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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 2023

SBM Academic Advising Video 2023.