Career Prospect




Our holistic GBUS experience prepares our student to excel in any career path they aspire to.


Global Exposure


Study Trips

  • 2018/19  >  Short trip: Guangzhou, China; Long Trip: Sao Paulo and Rio De Janerio, Brazil
  • 2017/18  >  Short trip: Shenzhen; Long Trip: Moscow, Russia
  • 2016/17  >  Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia
  • 2015/16  >  Melbourne, Australia 

International Exchange Program

  • Flexible choices of exchange schools in different continents, or become a visiting student outside our exchange network (e.g. Harvard University, Columbia University, Oxford University)
  • Exchange as a Graduating Requirement - GBUS students are required to take part in at least one international exchange program as one of the graduation requirements.
  • Second Exchange - Students can also choose to go on a second exchange after the first exchange semester, given that the destination is in a different continent.

Professional Development


Global Leadership Forum (GLF)

Hosted by the Dean of HKUST School of Business and Management and featuring a distinguished keynote speaker, the Global Leadership Forum (GLF) is an enrichment event within the HKUST Global Business (GBUS) program. It was first incepted in March 2009 with an intention for the GBUS students to meet leaders from the Hong Kong community. 

The Forum is held twice a year for these bright young students to provide an ideal platform for them to learn from the keynote speaker and from each other. Joined by faculty members, corporate mentors, we hope our students will be inspired and gain insights from the leader's experience to broaden their exposure of conducting business in the global environment, and to sharpen their critical thinking through informed viewpoints.

Keynote speakers in the previous Global Leadership Forum (in alphabetical order):

  • Prof. K.C. CHAN, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury
  • Dr. Michael CHAN, Chairman, Café de Coral Holdings Limited
  • Mr. Ronnie CHAN, Chairman, Hang Lung Group
  • Mr. Benjamin HUNG, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Standard Chartered Bank (HK) Ltd
  • Mr. Tim LUI, Partner, Tax Services, Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Mr. Tom MEHRMANN, Chief Executive of Ocean Park Corporation
  • Mr. Joseph WONG, Partner and Head, Hong Kong Practice, Global Business Services, IBM China/ Hong Kong Limited
  • Mr. Albert SHU, Managing Director, Weber Shandwick
  • Mr. Michael WU, Chairman and Managing Director of Maxim's Group
  • Dr. Anna YIP, Head of Hong Kong and Macau, MasterCard

Career Mentor Link Program (CML)

Career Mentor Link Program is a year-long corporate mentorship program, which aims to help with our students' personal and professional development by introducing a corporate mentor to the students.

The program will organize a few events to gather the mentors and mentees (e.g. kick-off luncheon, interview workshops, service gathering) but mostly the mentoring relationship continues through the proactive and receptive attitude of our students to learning from the mentor through individual mentoring sessions.


Team Building Exercise

In GBUS, we have different team building exercises for different classes of study. It is held once a year at the beginning of the Fall semester. Team building exercise is always a physically and mentally challenging event for the GBUS students - to challenge themselves to step out of their comfort zone, as well as building the team work among the class.

As an individual, we aim to increase self-awareness: 

  • Explore participant’s potential and develop pro-active “can-do” attitudes by stretching out of one’s physical and mental comfort zone 
  • Re-align personal attitudes and value towards nature and people 

As a team, we aim to work together more effectively in teams: 

  • To develop trust, mutual support, collaboration, and synergy among team members 
  • Build interpersonal relationships through overcoming challenges presented in an outdoor environment 

GBUS Community


GBUS students engage in completely student-led initiative teams which are involved in various self-initiated activities to sharpen their leadership and teamwork skills.


Affiliation Team

The Affiliation Team embarks on bonding within the community as it strives to foster intra-year and inter-year bonding by organizing social and mingling events, expediting cross-year knowledge transfer to pass on the expertise and experiences of seniors in the community, and providing a fun platform for the GBUS community to inspire, to interact and to share.   


Career and Professional Development Team

The Career and Professional Development Team takes initiatives to provide information, training and resources to match the needs of GBUS students to exploring their career and professional ambitions.



Design and Communications Team

The Design and Communications Team aims at strengthening the brand of GBUS and its core values; and fostering effective programme communication to external and internal stakeholders. 


External Relations Team

The External Relations Team aims at building an extensive, sustainable network for the GBUS community through establishing strong and responsive relationships with external parties, including other universities and prospective students, as well as other external organizations concerned.


Global Exposure Team

The Global Exposure Team works to provide international exposure to GBUS students with the aim of cultivating global perspectives and cultural awareness.


Social Involvement



This is a project-based service-learning course with the aim to nurture students' passion in taking socially responsible leadership roles. Students collaborate with non-governmental organizations to design, lead, and implement service projects.

Example NGO Partners throughout the years:

  • Elpahty
  • Food Grace
  • Habitat for Humanity HK
  • HK Boys and Girls Association
  • The Hong Kong Committee on Children’s Rights
  • We Do Global