HKUST Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School


HKUST was founded in 1991 and offers a top-tier MBA program. It defines itself using its unique East-West education ethos and is the leading Business School in the region. Your MBA journey at HKUST begins with pre-MBA accelerator courses. HKUST ties in academic, practical and professional experience during your studies. During your studies you also have access to international exchange programmes at top-tier Universities in North America, Europe and Asia. 

  • Top 20 MBA Program in the world for 13 consecutive years 
  • Number 1 EMBA Program in the world according to the Financial Times
  • Duration: 12 or 16 Months
  • Number of credits: 52 credits
  • Tuition: $585,000 HKD
  • Average GMAT 570-710 
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS
  • Language: English
  • Diversity: 90% non-local make-up

The University of Hong Kong – HKU Business School

HKU Business School

Offering both a full and part-time MBA program, HKU gives students the chance to pick between three different tracks (London, New York, Hong Kong/China). For students interested in the London or New York track they have access to their vast alumni, student and corporate networks. The Hong Kong/China track has the opportunity for students to spend 3 months studying at Fudan University. HKU prides itself on its Asia-Pacific and Chinese focus which allows students an opportunity to shape themselves into becoming successful regional and international leaders. 

  • Number 1 in Hong Kong
  • Ranked 18th in the world 2020 (according to the P&Q list) 
  • Number 1 in Asia from 2019 – 2018
  • Ranked 20 for EMBA
  • Tuition Fee: $588,000 HKD
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS
  • Offers: Full-time, Part-time, EMBA
  • Average GMAT score: 670
  • Average GRE score: 295

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – CUHK Business School

chinese university of hong kong

CUHK Business School boasts the very first MBA program in Hong Kong and Asia’s 50+ year history. It is located on the largest campus in Hong Kong and has over 40,000 Business School Alumni and 7,000 MBA alumni worldwide. CUHK offers a wide array of student clubs which give students experiences that range from executive seminars to study tours. 

  • Ranked number 50 according to the Financial Times 
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Language: English
  • Tuition Fee: $435,000 HKD
  • Average GMAT score: 620
  • Offers: Full-Time, Part-Time and EMBA programs

City University of Hong Kong

city university of hong kong

City U offers accelerated MBA programs with flexible extensions which allows for deeper studies into further concentration areas (Accounting, Finance, Information Management). City U also boasts wider learning opportunities with overseas partnerships such as UC Berkeley, Silicon Valley and Imperial College London. Outstanding applicants to the programme could qualify for generous scholarships to help with tuition fees. 

  • Ranked within the top 100 according to Financial Times 2020
  • Ranked 14th in Asia according to Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 1-2 years for Full-Time Program. 

1-3 years for Part-Time study. 

  • Offers: Full-time, Part-time, EMBA Programs 
  • Tuition Fee: $10,200 HKD per credit for Full-Time
  • Average GMAT Score: 625

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business

hong kong polytechnic university

From a Doctor of Financial Technology to a Master of Business Administration, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business offers a wide range of programs to suit any aspiring business student’s need. Founded over 30 years ago the MBA program allows students to complete the program in 1 year. Specializations are also available, and students can pick from Aviation, Fashion, or Innovation and Design. 

  • Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS
  • Offers: Part-time and Full-time programs available 
  • Duration: 12 months for the Full-Time Program
  • Average GMAT score: 550
  • Tuition Fees: $120,000 HKD (International students)
    $42,100 HKD (Domestic students)

Where to take the GMAT in Hong Kong 

There are three GMAT test centres located within or near the Hong Kong region. Their addresses are listed below: 

Welkin Systems Limited
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
3/F Righteous Centre,
585 Nathan Road, Monkok,
Located near Cherry Street Park up near the north western corner of the city. 

Pearson Professional Centers-Hong Kong
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
139 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Office B, 18/F, China Overseas Building,
Located on Hong Kong Island. 

NEEA-Shenzhen SEG Training Center
11/F., West Section,
Bldg.4, SEG Science & Technology Park,
North Huaqiang Road,
Located directly outside of the city limits. 

Reasons to do your MBA in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a central hub for business, technology and finance. Not only does it play a key role in these areas in Asia, but it also has grown into a central player in the international field. Boasting a multitude of international students, Hong Kong MBA programmes offer students the chance to study in a multinational and diverse city that has begun to challenge even some top-tier western financial centres. In addition, working, studying and living in Hong Kong puts individuals in close proximity to other up and coming Asian centres such as Singapore, Japan, and Shanghai. 

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