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Established in 1991, the School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, also known as HKUST Business School, is one of the top business schools in Asia. Located in Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong, HKUST MBA has been ranked among the world’s Top 15 MBAs by Financial Times 6 of the past 7 years.

The HKUST MBA program is designed to develop international business leaders with a perspective on Asia’s role in the broader global economy.

HKUST offers two full-time MBA programs:

Accelerated 12-month Option
The accelerated 12-month program offers well-rounded business education to unleash potential of future leaders while minimizing opportunity costs. It is an ideal option for students with rich professional experience or company sponsorship, planning for career advancement or a general management role.

Standard 16-month Option
The standard 16-month program is designed for students who look for a career switch, or maximizing international exposure or acquiring solid knowledge of Asia and China as well as job opportunities in this region. It includes an optional internship in the summer and an overseas exchange opportunity at one of our 60 business school partners worldwide for one semester.

HKUST also offers two part-time MBA programs for professionals.

Ranked 5th by Forbes international 2-year programs, 2015

Ranked 14th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2016

Ranked 14th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2015

Ranked 14th in the world by The Financial Times general ranking, 2014

Ranked 25th by BusinessWeek international full-time MBA ranking, 2015

Admission requirements:

  • Completed online application form including essays
  • Two online work reference forms
  • Academic transcripts
  • a strong bachelor degree
  • a satisfactory GMAT score
  • a minimum two years of full-time work experience after the first degree
  • a good TOEFL/ IELTS-Academic result if English was not your language of instruction at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  • the admission process runs in 3 rounds with deadlines on November, January and March.
  • admission interviews (face to face in HK or video interviews via the internet) are held with selected candidates.

Class size: 100-120, with over 90% of students from outside of Hong Kong

GMAT range: 580-710

Average work experience: 5 years

Average age: 28

The degree: Full Time MBA

Duration of studies: 12 or 16 months

Starting date: August

Tuition: HK$545,000 (for 2016 intake)

Location: Clearwater Bay, Hong Kong

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