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Joint Program

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BSc in Biotechnology and Business

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BSc in Biotechnology and Business
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4Y
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JS5811 BSc in Biotechnology and Business
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Application Choice(s)
Application Choice
program-based-admission
BSc in Biotechnology and Business
Description
Students who have developed clear interests in this program may apply and be admitted directly to this program.
school-based-admission
Science (Group B)
Description
Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in the field of chemistry and life science may apply and be admitted to Science (Group B) without a major. They can opt to declare Biotechnology and Business as the major upon completion of the first year of study.
school-based-admission
Business and Management
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Students who wish to spend more time exploring their interests in business and management may apply and be admitted to School of Business and Management without a major. They will be able to apply to Biotechnology and Business during the Major Selection Exercise at the end of the second semester.
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Overview
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The BSc in Biotechnology and Business (BIBU) is offered jointly by the School of Science and the School of Business and Management.

It aims to groom students with a hybrid interest in both biotechnology applications and business operations. It offers students a broad-based learning experience that encompasses essential life science and biotechnology knowledge, as well as complementary business know-how, including accounting, finance, economics, marketing, operations management, etc. It also further enhances students’ creative and critical thinking abilities while helping them develop a global outlook on biotechnology development and applications, thereby laying a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to develop, manage, and market biotechnology initiatives.

Students can apply for the BIBU program through direct choice (program-based admission route), or apply for transfer into BIBU from the Science (Group B) program or any Business School programs at HKUST after their first year of study. Students interested in the BIBU program are encouraged to include either the Science (Group B) program or the Business and Management program, in their program choices of application.

Rankings:
#54 in Natural Sciences (No. 1 in Hong Kong) 
#24 in Business and Management Studies (No. 1 in Hong Kong)
(QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022)

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Career Prospects
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The holistic BIBU experience prepares students to excel in any career path they aspire to pursue. This program offers rigorous training in both biotechnology and business, which is designed to prepare students for successful leadership positions within the biotechnology industry. Potential employers include multinational pharmaceutical companies, vendors of biotechnology products/services, consulting firms focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, etc. A wide range of career opportunities is available in both the private and public sectors.

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“My experience at HKUST has been unparalleled. Every day at HKUST is met with exciting new opportunities. Activities ranging from genetic engineering in iGEM to debating in Model United Nations have prepared me for a variety of career paths. Having feet in both the Schools of Science and Business allows you to build relationships with people from all over the world.”
Student Name
Thomas Michael BIEK
Student Program
BSc in Biotechnology and Business
Year
Class of 2021
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