HKU HKU Dept of Statistics & Actuarial Science, HKU

Bachelor of Science (Major in Decision Analytics / Risk Management / Statistics) (BSc)

 Graduate Statistician (GradStat) and Quality Mark of Royal Statistical Society (RSS)


The University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been awarded the status of an Accredited University by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) since December 2023. The RSS accreditation provides reassurance that the teaching, learning and assessment within the accredited programme is of high quality and meets the needs of students and employers.

Upon completion of a bachelor degree programme at HKU with a major in either Statistics, Decision Analytics* or Risk Management* and application to RSS via the standard route, graduates are qualified to become a Graduate Statistician (GradStat) designated by RSS (link).

In addition, the RSS has awarded individual HKU courses with the RSS Quality Mark, a recognition that these courses teach good statistical literacy. Students who have passed these courses are deemed to have met the academic requirements of the RSS Data Analyst award (link).

* Students are required to pass specific courses (link) in the major.

For BSc students admitted in 2023, the eligibility for being qualified as RSS GradStat is detailed here (link).




 For Freshmen and Current Students

Major in Decision Analytics


Major in Risk Management


Major in Statistics


 Choosing Your Major

    The faculty and the department have organized a talk on Decision Analytics, Risk Management and Statistics Majors to facilitate students to better prepare for the declaration of major/ minor. The aim of the talk is to enable students to have a thorough understanding on the course requirements, the selection of courses in different areas of interests, and professional qualifications, etc.

    Please find the presentation file of the talk below:

  • Major/ Minor Selection Talk Series (April 2 - 17, 2024)