The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Master degree in Business Administration (HKUST MBA) program nurtures global leaders who can speak their minds and work well with others in a wide range of cultural contexts. HKUST MBA will develop your ability to manage a career successfully in the global economy, and operate a business effectively in the Chinese context.
As a student in our MBA program, you will benefit from the rich experience and
diverse viewpoints of our internationalized faculty and develop close
relationships with peers from all parts of the world. You will also gain new
perspectives from field trips in Asia, and have the opportunity to participate
in an exchange to another leading business school in the region of your choice.
HKUST MBA Curriculum
The curriculum is composed of 52 credits, with around 60% gained through
studying required courses and the remaining 40% though elective courses.
Students are expected to complete the MBA in 16 months. Those with considerable work experience and international exposure may join the accelerated 12-month option upon approval at admissions.
The general criteria for eligibility for completing the program in 12 months are strong work experience and significant international exposure. Approval for the shorter duration is given on an individual basis at the discretion of the MBA Office.
With largely the same curriculum as the 12-month program, the full 16-month program includes an optional internship in the first summer and an Exchange Program in the fall of the second year. All 16-month full-time students are guaranteed a place in the exchange program, which will enhance their international exposure and help them develop a more global perspective.
Preparing to Lead, Data Analysis, Financial Accounting Foundations, Global Macroeconomics, Managerial Accounting Foundations, Managerial Communication, Managerial Microeconomics
Corporate Finance, Information and Technology Management, Management of Organizations, Marketing Strategy and Policy, Operations Management
Doing Business in China, Responsible Leadership and Ethics, Strategic Management
Electives comprise over 40% of the curriculum and let you delve more deeply into the subjects that matter most to you and your future. A mix of full-time, part-time and exchange-in students take electives together to encourage integration and experience sharing. Students joining the international exchange program can take electives in partner schools and transfer the credits back to HKUST.
Over 70 electives are available in the HKUST MBA program, provided along 5 career tracks to allow greater flexibility in tailoring studies to meet your career goals.
General Management in China
China in the Global Economy, Investment and Finance in China, Financial Markets in China, Building a Powerful Consumer Brand in China, Managing in Asia, Leadership in Asia, Politics and Socioeconomic Environment of China, China's External Relations and their Economic Impact, China Field Trip
Money and Macroeconomics, Value Investing from an Economic Perspective, Corporate Risk Management, Asset Securitization, Investment Analysis, Equity Investment Management, Derivative Analysis, Advanced Derivative Analysis, Investment and Finance in China, Strategic Finance and Value Creation, Fixed Income Analysis, Equity valuation, Raising Debt in the Financial Markets, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Behavioral Finance, Risk Management for Financial Institutions, Hedge Funds, Global Economy and Emerging Markets , Statistical Methods for Risk Management, Investing for the Long Term , Financial Market in China, Valuing Companies ,Cash and Treasury Management, Introduction to Islamic Banking and Finance, Entrepreneurial Finance and Family Business, HKUST Student-Managed Investment Fund
Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Venture Capital and Private Equity, Entrepreneurial Finance and Family Business, Technology and Innovation Management, Implementing Strategy, International Growth ," Challenges, Opportunities and Options of Starting Up "
Data Mining for Business Intelligence, Understanding the Consumer, Marketing Research, Brand Management, Channel Management, Building a Powerful Consumer Brand in China, Doing Business in China from an Operator's perspective, Sales Management, Strategies in Business Markets, Managing in Asia, International Growth, Business Modeling
Innovation and Intellectual Property Law, Fundamentals of Database Management, Irrational and Rational Thinking and Judgment in Management, Maximizing Your Leadership Potential, Managing Change
Various scholarships and awards are available to our full-time MBA students. Scholarships offered by the MBA Office or other donors are used to settle program fees, living expenses, etc.
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School
Established in 1991, the HKUST Business School is recognized as one of the youngest and most respected in Asia. We are the first business school in the region to be awarded accreditation by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). Our programs are consistently ranked among the very best in the world by international media and our faculty is considered to be among the most qualified.
HKUST Business School is also innovators in teaching as exemplified by being the first Asian school to offer a joint degree program in partnership with another top international business school. That program, the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA, is hailed by The Economist as the “most successful EMBA partnership”. In addition, another partnership program with the NYU Stern School has been launched at the master's degree level and it has a specialization in Finance.
(Source: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School)
1) A strong bachelor degree;
2) A satisfactory GMAT score (Learn more about GMAT
3) A minimum two years of full-time work experience after the first degree; and
4) A good TOEFL2/IELTS result if English was not your language of instruction at the undergraduate or postgraduate level