Students are provided with the flexibility to design their combination of disciplinary majors, minors and electives within and outside their home Faculties. The HKU Business School offers 9 major programmes and 7 minor programmes to students outside the Faculty.
1. Major/ Minor Programmes available for non-HKU Business School students in the 4-year Curriculum
Asset Management and Private Banking (AMPB)
[for students of 2017-18 and thereafter intakes]
Business Design and Innovation (BDI)
[for students of 2018-19 and earlier intakes]
Business and Economy in China (BEC)
Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (EDI)
[for students of 2019-20 and thereafter intakes]
Human Resource Management (HRM)
Information Systems (IS)
[for students of 2019-20 and earlier intakes]
Information Systems and Analytics (ISA)
[for students of 2020-21 and thereafter intakes]
Quantitative Finance (QFin)
[Selection process required] [note]
Wealth Management (WM)
Students can start declaring their major/minor in the beginning of their 2nd year of study. However, for those admitted before the 2015-16 intake, the eligibility of students’ declaration of a major/minor offered by the School will only be confirmed when their cumulative GPA at the end of the 2nd year of study (or upon completion of 4 regular semesters at HKU) is available. You are also reminded to read through the important notes for AMPB, BDI/EDI and QFin should you consider it as a second major.
- Students who wish to declare Major in Business Design and Innovation (BDI) (applicable to students of 2018-19 intake and earlier) / Major in Entrepreneurship, Design and Innovation (EDI) (applicable to students of 2019-20 intake and thereafter), regardless of their intake year, are required to undergo a selection process arranged by the BDI/EDI Programme Coordinator in the 2nd semester of their first year of study.
- With effect from the 2016-17 intake, students considering to pursue a second major in Quantitative Finance (QFin) are required to undergo a selection process.
- Students considering to pursue a second major in Asset Management and Private Banking (AMPB) are required to undergo a selection process. AMPB is applicable to students of 2017-18 intake and thereafter.
4. Course Enrolment
- All courses offered by HKU Business School have quota restriction. Students’ successful declaration of a major/minor offered by the School will NOT guarantee them a place in the courses for fulfilling the major/minor requirements.
- Some courses may have pre-requisite requirements. Students should obtain a pass in the pre-requisite course(s) before taking the subsequent courses.
- Course enrolment with timetable conflict will NOT be approved.
- Double-counting is NOT allowed except for the 4 Faculty Core Courses (i.e. ACCT1101 Introduction to Financial Accounting; ECON1210 Introductory Microeconomics; FINA1310 Corporate Finance; and a statistics course as prescribed in the syllabuses) under the "double-major" combination. Where a course applies to more than a major or minor programme, a disciplinary elective (advanced level) must be taken in lieu of the overlapped courses. The specified Faculty Core Courses can be double-counted between the major curricula and students are required to take any free electives in lieu of the double-counted Faculty Core Courses.
- Double-counting of the 4 Faculty Core Courses is only confined to the combination of "major-major". In other words, double counting of the Faculty Core Courses is NOT allowed for the combinations of "major-minor" nor "minor-minor".
- Students are not permitted to enroll in mutually exclusive courses where significant portions of the course contents overlap with each other. A disciplinary elective (advanced level) must be taken in lieu of the mutually exclusive course. Please see the list of mutually exclusive courses under "Useful Information".
- The course "MATH1009 Basic Mathematics for Business and Economics" is NOT open to students from the Faculty of Engineering and the Faculty of Science.
5. Academic Advisors
- Temporary academic advisers for non-HKU Business School students taking major/minor offered by the School:
> Dr. Jasmine Kwong
> Dr. Vera Yuen
6. Useful information
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2019-20 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2018-19 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2017-18 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2016-17 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2015-16 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2014-15 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2013-14 intake
- Requirements for Major/Minor Programmes 2012-13 intake
- List of Mutually Exclusive Courses
- Course Descriptions