With the enormous potential of biotechnology for the future, the demand for professionals who can serve the industry at the levels of R&D, technical support, and management has been increasing worldwide. To address the regional demand for talents, HKUST’s School of Science and School of Business and Management have jointly developed the interdisciplinary BIBU program.
The holistic curriculum, which comprises approximately equal number of courses in science and business, equips students with a solid foundation of essential technical knowledge (life science, biotechnology) and business know-how (accounting, economics, operations management, etc.) to function effectively in the industry, enhance students’ creativity and critical thinking skills, and provide them with a global outlook on biotech development and applications.
The goal is to groom competent students as effective managers and leaders in the biotech/pharma industry in Hong Kong and Greater China.