HKUST Business School

Full-time MBA


The HKUST MBA program nurtures global leaders who can speak their minds and work well with others in a wide range of cultural contexts. It will develop students’ ability to manage a career successfully in the global economy, and operate a business effectively in the Chinese context.

With its East-meets-West ambience, the former British colony of Hong Kong is the ideal landing spot for newcomers to Asia. Studying at HKUST gives future leaders the necessary knowledge and networks to grow their career in APAC, which accounts for 55% of global GDP.

In general, 88% of HKUST MBA graduates work in Asia after completing their MBA.

HKUST’s world-class faculty bridges theory and practice to enlighten and inspire. Its research was ranked Asia No. 1 by Financial Times in 2013. In addition to quality research, HKUST brings in business practitioners who hold senior positions in multinational companies and have substantial leadership experience in their professions as adjunct faculty. Students are able to acquire the skills from these leaders to make a positive impact on an organization as business leaders.

Study in a cohort of 100 to 120 students, over 90% of whom are non-locals from more than 25 countries. Students will get to know their classmates in a close-knit community. No classes have more than 60 students so each of them can benefit from high quality discussions among faculty and peers within the classrooms.

Students can tailor their studies according to their career interests by focusing on any of the five career tracks offered:

  • General Management in China
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship

HKUST sponsored over half of the full-time class to participate in global case and business plan competitions around the world. This is an important learning experience for students to test their mettle against other top global MBA students and get professional feedback on their business solutions and ideas.

All full-time MBA students are guaranteed to spend a semester at one of the 58 exchange partners across 18 countries, where they will continue to pay HKUST tuition.

ConcentrationsConsulting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Management
Entry RequirementsGMAT or GRE
Tuition Fees

HKD545,000 (USD 69,900)

Length16-month – with internship option and exchange opportunities in one of the 58 exchange partners worldwide (accelerated program: 12 months)
Program TypeFull-time MBA
Application Deadline

Application deadlines:

  • Phase 1: Nov 13, 2013
  • Phase 2: Jan 13, 2014
  • Phase 3: Mar 13, 2014

International applicants are encouraged to apply in Phase 1 or 2 to allow sufficient time for personal preparations and arrival at Hong Kong for the MBA.

Application Procedure

We are looking for highly dynamic and talented individuals who can go beyond their limits in the pursuit of success. To join the HKUST MBA program, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Satisfactory bachelor degree
  • Satisfactory GMAT score
  • Minimum two years of full-time work experience after your first degree
  • Good TOEFL/IELTS result if English was not the language of instruction at the undergraduate level

Online application forms are available on the HKUST MBA program website. An application should include:

  • Completed online application form, including essays
  • Three online work references
  • Academic transcripts
  • GMAT official score report
  • TOEFL / IELTS official score report (if applicable)
  • Employment and salary proof
  • Application fee of HK$1,560 (equivalent to US$200)