HKUST Business School (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology #

City: Hong Kong
Country: China
Year founded: 1991
Average GMAT: 670

About #

Hong Kong Business School is the only Business School in Hong Kong that has been recognized for its sustainability and social impact. Leading Asian business schools, HKUST has over 29,000 Alumni and over 150 faculty. With over 135 Exchange partners globally, HKUST is a global university with an emphasis on high-quality research and a commitment to thought leadership.

Featured Professors #

Danyang Xie

Professor Danyang XIE is acting Dean of the Society Hub at HKUST and is currently the Chair professor at the department of economics. His research interests include Economic Growth and Development, Macroeconomics, and the Chinese Economy. He is well-published, with his research appearing in numerous journals. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago.

Utpal Bhattacharya

Professor Utpal Bhattacharya is the chair professor at the department of finance at HKUST. His research interests include Behavioral Finance, Empirical Corporate Finance, Household Finance, and international financial markets. He received his Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University

Rankings #

Financial Time 2021 Global MBA Ranking: #22

QS Global MBA Rankings 2021: #43

MBA Program Brief Overview #

Consistently ranked in the top 22 MBA programs globally, the full-time MBA program at HKUST is 16 months in length. Students participating in the MBA program have access to overseas exchanges, and internships. An option for an accelerated 12-month track is also available.

Year One Description #

The curriculum is comprised of 52 credits. Of which 7 courses are required. Before the school year commences, students take 3 accelerated courses where they learn the fundamentals of Accounting, Data Analysis, and Python programming. Flexible electives are also available for students to tailor their MBA program to best suit their needs and career aspirations.

Fall Semester Mandatory Classes

  • Financial Accounting
  • Marketing Strategy & Policy
  • IT Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Corporate Finance
  • Operations Management
  • Managerial Microeconomics

Year Two Description #

During the second half of the MBA program, students have access to Full-Time summer internships and job-seeking interviews. They can also embark on global expeditions overseas.

Class of 2020 #

Average GMAT: 660

Costs #

Total Costs – $105,400

Tuition – $75,300

Books and Supplies – $1,300

Room and Board – $12,300

Extra Expenses (ie. Transportation/ Food) – $13,800

Class Profile #

  • Average Age: 29 years
  • Women: 34 %
  • International Students: 96%
  • Average Work Experience: 6 years
  • Previous work Locations/fields:
  • Consulting 12%
  • Finance or Accounting: 26%
  • General Management: 10%
  • HR: 1%
  • IT: 2%
  • Marketing: 19%
  • Operations and Logistics :8%
  • Other: 22%

Unique Aspects #

Global Business Competition

Forming their own team, students compete against other teams all around the world. Competitors are asked to solve real-world business issues and create innovative business ideas. Winners can receive numerous internship opportunities. The competition takes place yearly all around the globe.

Exchange Program

Adventurous students have the opportunity to embark on global exchange programs. These experiences last a full term and can are located at top business schools all around the globe. From Duke Fuqua School of Business to ESADE business school, students can build lasting relationships and network in a multi-cultural environment.

Student Life #

Student-led clubs to encourage dynamic learning. Students grow their practical skills while growing friendships with fellow students who share their passions. The campus is a self-contained community, which spans over 60 hectares near Clear Water Bay. Students attend classes and study in state-of-the-art facilities.

Application Process #

Applicant Requirements

Must have a minimum of 2 years experience and hold a BA degree.




Both GMAT and GRE scores are accepted.

Foreign Language Requirements

Non-native English speakers and applicants whose undergrad degrees were not taught exclusively in English are required to submit English Language scores.

Essay Description 

Two short essays. 150 and 250 words respectively






Proof of employment, Proof of Salary


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