JUPAS Applicants

Minimum Entrance Requirements for Business Programs

In order to be considered for admission to the Business School, applicants are required to achieve the following minimum grades in four core subjects plus two electives.


EnglishChineseMathematicsCitizenship and Social DevelopmentX1X2/M1/M2^
Level 4 Level 3 Level 3 Attained Level 3 Level 3

^Remarks:
Extended modules in Mathematics (M1/M2) = Elective
Other language subjects ≠ Elective
Applied Learning subjects ≠ Elective

Admissions Score Calculation and Subject Weightings


JUPAS CODESPROGRAMSSCORE FORMULAEWEIGHTING
JS5300 Business and Management English x2
JS5311 BBA Economics Math. (Compulsory module) x2
JS5313 BBA Global Business Best 3 other subjects#      x1
JS5314 BBA Information Systems
JS5315 BBA Management
JS5316 BBA Marketing
JS5317 BBA Operations Management
JS5318 BBA Professional Accounting
JS5312 BBA Finance English x2
JS5331 BSc Economics and Finance Math. (Compulsory module) x2
JS5332 BSc Quantitative Finance Better of
Best 3 other subjects#
Or
Best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phys 
And
Best 2 other subjects#

x1


x1.5 

x1

JS5814 BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence

Better of 
Best 3 other subjects# 
Or 
Best of M1/M2 
And 
Best 2 other subjects#


x1

x1.5 

x1

JS5822 BSc Sustainable and Green Finance 

Better of
Best 3 other subjects#
Or
Best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phys 
And
Best 2 other subjects#

x1


x1.5 

x1

#Remarks: Best 2/ best 3 subjects include core subjects, category A electives and M1/M2

  

Example of Admissions Score Calculation (Before Bonus)

The scores presented on this webpage are converted on the 8.5-point scale as follows:

DSE Subject LevelAdmissions Score
5** 8.5
5* 7
5 5.5
4 4
3 3
2 2
1 0

Example of admissions score calculation (before bonus) for JS5300 Business and Management and all BBA programs except JS5312 BBA Finance:


English LanguageChinese LanguageMath (Comp)Citizenship and Social DevelopmentBAFSBiologyGeographyM1
5 3 4 Attained 5** 5 5* 4

Admissions score (before bonus)

= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + best 3 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + Biology
= (2 x 5.5) + (2 x 4) + 8.5 + 7 + 5.5
= 40 (Maximum attainable score: 59.5)


Example of admissions score calculation (before bonus) for JS5331 BSc Economics and Finance, JS5332 BSc Quantitative Finance, JS5312 BBA Finance and JS5822 BSc Sustainable and Green Finance:


English LanguageChinese LanguageMath (Comp)Citizenship and Social DevelopmentBAFSBiologyGeographyM1
5 3 4 Attained 5** 5 5* 4

Admissions score (before bonus)

Option A: Using (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + best 3 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + Biology
= (2 x 5.5) + (2 x 4) + 8.5 + 7 + 5.5
= 40

Option B: Using (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + (1.5 x best of M1/M2/Econ/Chem/Phy) + best 2 other subjects
= (2 x Eng) + (2 x Math Comp) + BAFS + Geography + (1.5 x M1)
= (2 x 5.5) + (2 x 4) + 8.5 + 7 + (1.5 x 4)
= 40.5

We will take the higher score: Option B score 40.5 (Maximum attainable score: 63.75)

Bonus Points and Interview

Subject bonus

Bonus points will be awarded to the next best subject (i.e. the 6th subject)^ from:

  • Core or elective subjects; or
  • Other languages

^Remarks: Level 3 or above is required for bonus point calculation

Interviews / extra bonus points

Global Business (JS5313), Economics and Finance (JS5331), Quantitative Finance (JS5332), Risk Management and Business Intelligence (JS5814) and Sustainable and Green Finance (JS5822)

Interview is required for admission to the five programs listed above (JS5313, JS5331, JS5332, JS5814 and JS5822). The interview performance will be incorporated to the final admissions score. Selected applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool will be invited to attend respective program interviews.


Program (JUPAS code, Program abbreviation) Interview date
(Before release of HKDSE result)
Interview date
(After release of HKDSE result)
BSc in Economics and Finance (JS5331, ECOF) 1 June 2024 25 - 26 July 2024
BSc in Quantitative Finance (JS5332, QFIN) 1 June 2024 25 - 26 July 2024
BSc in Risk Management and Business Intelligence (JS5814, RMBI) 13 - 17 May 2024 24 - 26 July 2024
BSc in Sustainable and Green Finance (JS5822, SGFN) 13 - 17 May 2024 24 - 26 July 2024
BBA in Global Business (JS5313, GBUS) N.A.  27 - 28 July 2024

Other Business programs

Final Band A applicants may receive extra bonus points from their OEA/500-word personal statement (named "additional information" on the JUPAS form).

The extra bonus points will apply to our Business programs (except JS5313, JS5331, JS5332, JS5814 and JS5822) included in applicants’ final Band A choices.

Selected candidates from the following will be invited for interviews & engagement activities:

  • Applicants from the JUPAS Band A pool (engagement activities in May-June)
  • Participants of HKUST activities like Business YoungStars, Business Summer Camp and Summer Institute (Business courses)

JUPAS Score Calculator

For more details about admissions score calculation, please refer to: https://join.hkust.edu.hk/admissions/jupas#calculator.

JUPAS Admissions Figures (2023 Intake) 

The scores presented below are calculated based on the 8.5-point scale (5** =8.5, 5*=7, 5=5.5, 4=4, 3=3, 2=2, 1=0).

Median and lower-quartile scores, with weightings applied where appropriate, of the JUPAS 2023 intake are as follows:

ProgramJUPAS Main Round OffersHighest AttainableMedian^Lower Quartile^Lower Quartile Per‐subject Average Score
Business and Management
(School-based admission)
300 68 35 34 4.3
BBA Economics 29 68 38 36.5 4.6
BBA Finance 45 72.25 47.5 46 5.4
BBA Global Business 20 68 59 56 7.0
BBA Information Systems 45 68 38.5 37 4.6
BBA Management 7 68 38.5 35.5 4.4
BBA Marketing 20 68 38 36.1 4.4
BBA Operations Management N/A 68 Due to the small intake of the program, admissions figures are not suitable for references.     
BBA Professional Accounting 49 68 37 36.5 4.6
BSc Economics and Finance 33 72.25 52.8 51.3 6.0
BSc Quantitative Finance 13 72.25 62.5 60.3 7.1
BSc Risk Management and Business Intelligence 19 72.25 48.5 46.8 5.5
BSc Sustainable and Green Finance 9 72.25 43.8 41.8 4.9

Note: The median and lower quartile may change from year to year depending on the pool of applicants. For Economics and Finance, Global Business,  Quantitative Finance, Risk Management and Business Intelligence and Sustainable and Green Finance, HKDSE score is a major factor but not the sole factor for admission.

JUPAS Admission Important Dates (2024 Intake)

The important dates below are for general reference.

Oct 
2023
Application starts
    Dec
    2023
    Application deadline
      Jan
      2024
      OEA submission
        Mid May - Early Jun
        2024
        Program interview (ECOF, QFIN, RMBI and SGFN)
          June
          2024
          Deadline for updating program choices
            Jul
            2024
            Release of HKDSE results
              Late Jul
              2024
              Program interview (GBUS)
                Jul
                2024
                Final reprioritization of program choices
                  Aug
                  2024
                  JUPAS main round offer
                    Aug
                    2024
                    Program registration

                      Sep
                      2024
                      Term commencement