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16 months
Hong Kong

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HKUST MBA program

A major reason for many students taking a full-time MBA is to be able to advance or open up new options in career. The HKUST MBA is designed to maximize your career prospects East and West.

Experience sharing and interaction between participants play a significant part in the HKUST MBA. We provide you with an ideal environment to learn and grow in a cross-cultural team that prepares you to excel in international roles.

Diverse Outlook
HKUST MBA ranks world no.3 on international experience on Financial Times in 2009. Over 90% of our Full-time MBA participants of Intake 2009 come from outside Hong Kong. More than 25 nationalities are represented by our current participants, including

experience sharing at HKUSTExperience Sharing
Our full-time participants have an average of five years' work experience, providing a wealth of real-life management scenarios to share in classes. The diverse academic and professional background of class members ensure dynamic exchange.

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Application and Admission Requirements

HKUST MBA requirementsThe HKUST MBA seeks to bring together a diverse group of participants with a variety of abilities, experiences and academic backgrounds. Applicants are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • strong bachelor degree; and
  • satisfactory GMAT score; and
  • minimum two years of full-time work experience after first degree; and
  • a good TOEFL or IELTS result if English was not the language of instruction at undergraduate level

We invite applications from October onwards for our annual intake which starts in the following August. For Full-time MBA 2010, we target at an intake size of 120 students which will be split into two class sessions.

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MBA Delivery and Assessment

MBA delivery and assessmentCourse delivery methods range from lectures, discussions, seminars and case analysis to simulation, individual and group projects and presentations. Our courses maximize the use of case-based interactive learning and use cases within the Asia and Greater China context when applicable.

Assessment may include class participation, individual assignments, group projects and presentations, quizzes and exams, depending on the nature of the course. Faculty members select the appropriate mix of delivery and assessment for the best teaching results.

HKUST MBA curriculum:

HKUST curriculumThe HKUST MBA curriculum is designed to develop your ability to manage your career successfully in a global economy, and operate business effectively in the China-based context. There are two main components: required cores (~60%) and electives (~40%).

Required Cores
The required cores are arranged in three tiers – foundation, functional, and integrated:


  • Preparing Lead
  • Managerial Communication
  • Financial Accounting
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Managerial Microeconomics
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Data Analysis


  • Information and Technology Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Marketing Strategy and Policy
  • Management of Organizations


  • Responsible Leadership and Ethic
  • Strategic Management
  • Doing Business in China

The electives comprise over 40% of the HKUST MBA curriculum, helping you achieve your discretionary career objectives.

Our electives are provided along the following five career tracks that let you delve more deeply into the subjects that matter most to you:

  • General management in China
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship and family business
  • Marketing

Expenses / Tuition Fees

The program fee for the Full-time MBA program intake 2009 is HK$380,000. Fee for 2010 admissions is currently under review and will be announced shortly.

The program fee covers tuition, MBA Residential Program, textbooks for required cores, course materials, and some enrichment activities

» Contact HKUST Business School to discuss course fees and associated costs

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Hong Kong UST Business School

HKUST’s International Vision

When the HKUST Business School first established in 1991, we formed a strategic alliance with UCLA Anderson School of Management to provide a strong base for curriculum development and faculty recruitment. Global Recognition From this solid foundation, the School has...

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The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Kowloon, Hong Kong

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