top mba programs in hong kong
Posted on
Apr 2021

Top MBA Programs in Hong Kong

By: Apex GMAT
Contributor: Dana Coggio
Date: 15th April 2021

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. 

If you are looking for private one-on-one GMAT tutoring with a 770+ scoring tutor in Hong Kong, Apex is here to help you. We are able to accommodate you both in-person and online, based on your needs and preferences. Click here to find out more.

Now that you know your the top MBA programs in Hong Kong, look over these other locations with great MBA programs next:

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GMAT in hong kong
Posted on
Dec 2020

Taking the GMAT in Hong Kong

Table of Contents:

  1. Who administers the GMAT test?
  2. What does the test center look like?
  3. Where are the test centers located?
  4. Test center holidays
  5. Top MBA programs in the area
  6. Tips
  7. Test Day FAQs

About ¾ of the way through your extensive GMAT prep you should begin to start planning your test day, including scheduling the test, preparing your trip to the test center, and even pre-visiting the test center so that you know exactly where it is. This guide is here to offer you all the required information related to taking the GMAT exam in Hong Kong. 

Who administers the GMAT in Hong Kong?

Pearson Professional Centers – administers the GMAT and EA exam on behalf of the GMAC. To find out more about the Pearson Professional test centers visit 

What does the test center look like?

A Pearson Professional Center will include individual testing areas for each test taker with a separation screen between each test-taker.

Where are the test centers in Hong Kong?

These are the top 2 locations where test-takers generally had the best experience:

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,
Phone: 852 2167 8568

By car:Pearson GMAT Test center in hong kong 1

From Central Hong Kong (9 minutes):

  • Head west on Queen’s Road Central toward Ice House St
  • Use the right 2 lanes to turn right onto Pedder St
  • Slight right onto Chater Rd
  • Use any lane to turn right onto Murray Rd
  • Use any lane to turn left onto Queensway
  • Continue onto Hennessy Rd

Test-takers’ review:

This test center was rated 3.5 by Google reviewers. 

Welkin Systems Limited

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
3/F Righteous Centre,
585 Nathan Road, Mongkok,
Phone: +852 3605 3377

By car:gmat in hong kong test center 2

From Central Hong Kong (15 minutes):

  • Continue to Connaught Rd Central/Rumsey Street Flyover/Route 4
  • Continue on Rumsey Street Flyover/Route 4. Take Route 3 to Yau Ma Tei Interchange/油麻地交匯處 in Kowloon. Take exit 2 from Route 3
  • Continue on Yau Ma Tei Interchange/油麻地交匯處. Take Waterloo Rd and Portland St to Nathan Rd

Test-takers’ reviews: 

This test center was rated 3.4 by Google reviewers. They mentioned that the testing room is well furnished.

Test Center Holidays:

The most popular times for GMAT preparation and test-taking are during the holiday seasons. Be mindful of dates that you will not be able to take the GMAT or EA at any of the test centers mentioned above. Pearson test centers are closed during the following dates:

  • 1 Jan – New Year’s Day 
  • 25-28 Jan – Chinese New Year/ Lunar New Year
  • 4 Apr – Qingming Festival
  • 10 Apr – Good Friday
  • 11 Apr – Holy Sunday
  • 13 Apr – Easter Monday
  • 30 Apr – Buddha’s Birthday
  • 1 May – Labour Day
  • 25 Jun – Dragon Boat Festival
  • 1 Jul – Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Establishment
  • 1 Oct – National Day of the People’s Republic of China
  • 26 Oct – Double Ninth Festival
  • 25 Dec – Christmas Day
  • 26 Dec – Boxing Day

Top MBA programs in Hong Kong

Test Day Tips:

  • During the test there will not be complete silence – you will be able to hear noise from other test takers so it is best to prepare for this by studying for the exam in similar scenarios. This can prepare you for any distractions (such as coughing, sneezing, or computer clicking sounds) that might occur while taking your exam.  
  • Try to spend some time actually prepping in the lobby of the test center weeks/days in advance of your exam date. Since the place will be familiar to you come test day this can help curb test anxiety should you have any.

Test Day FAQs

Here are the top 5 questions that clients ask us about exam day information:

  • Are you allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam?

You are not allowed to listen to music while taking the GMAT exam and you are not allowed to wear earphones as well. 

  • What should I do if I fall sick on the exam day?

If you do not feel well come exam day you will have to make the decision as to whether or not you can take the test and perform at your best. Most people will not be able to do this so it will be best to cancel it. If you do so on the day of the exam you will incur a loss of your full $250 exam fee. If you cancel the exam 7 days in advance you will be charged a penalty of $50. If it is the first time that you will sit the exam and you are up for sitting through a 4 hour test, this may be a good opportunity to experience the test as you have the ability to cancel the score right afterwards if you are unhappy with it. Ultimately, it is best to take the GMAT when you are feeling your best as this will result in your optimum test performance. 

  • What can I bring with me to the test center?

You are allowed in the test center with the following:

  • GMAT approved identification
  • Appointment confirmation letter or email you received from Pearson VUE
  • Prescription eyeglasses
  • Light sweater or light non-outerwear jacket
  • Comfort items only if they were pre-approved as an accommodation received in advance

Any additional personal belongings that you bring with you such as your cell phone, bag, snacks, and earphones will need to be stored in one of the provided lockers. You may eat your snack during the breaks. Any cell phone use throughout the test time (including breaks) is prohibited. 

The test center will provide you with everything that you need in order to take the test including scratch paper and a pencil. 

  • Should I wear a mask during the exam?

At the test centers above they strongly recommend that you wear a face mask or some type of face-covering in the test center and for the duration of your test to protect yourself and others. Test centers do not provide face masks for candidates. 

Please note that if you have any flu-like symptoms upon arrival at the test center, you may be requested to reschedule your exam for another time when you are in full health.

  • What can I expect at the test center?

A usual test center is typically quite small. Once you arrive you will have to provide the administrator with the relevant documents and while these are being processed you will be asked to wait in the waiting area. In this area, you can still access all your personal belongings up until you are called into the testing room. 

Once in the room, you will be allocated an individual exam station where you will find a computer. 


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