Introduction

HKUST is a dynamic and forward-thinking University that embraces a truly global outlook and an innovative spirit. Founded in 1991, they have rapidly established themselves as a top global institution and built a respectable reputation in the region. The MBA program has developed a unique east-west educational ethos centered on the core values of excellence, diversity, open-minded curiosity and an upbeat “can do” spirit.

It was one of the first business schools in Asia to be awarded accreditation by both the US-based AACSB International and Europe-based EQUIS. According to the Financial Times the HKUST MBA consistently ranks among the top business schools in Asia and the top 15 globally. The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program, jointly organized with Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University was ranked number 1 in the world.The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings ranked HKUST as #3 in Career Progress and International Course Experience, and #5 in International Mobility.

HKUST’s elite MBA program admits around 90 – 100 students per intake, and with more than 90% international students representing more than 20 nationalities, students can expect to meet a diverse group of talented individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds and personalities. The university has also strengthened it’s curriculum with exchange programs, business case competitions, career treks and field trips to help widen each MBA student’s global perspective. The international learning experience provided clearly sets HKUST MBA apart from other programs in the region.

Yearly tuition fee for the Full Time MBA program for the 2020 intake is an estimated US$75,300. Total cost of the program, including tuition, accommodation, textbooks, living expenses, miscellaneous costs and optional field trips, will be an estimated US$105,400. This applies for both the 12-month and 16-month Full Time MBAs as both require 52 credits.

As per employment data of the latest graduating class, 95% of the MBA graduates were employed within 3 months of graduating, with a mean annual base salary of US$76,310.

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Application Deadlines

Round 1: 13 November 2019

Round 2: 15 January 2020

Round 3: 18 March 2020

Application Fee: $200

Admissions Facts

 Program length: 12 or 16 months

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 67%

Average age of new entrants: 30

 Require standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 660

Require work experience: Yes

 Average work experience: 5-6 years

Application Essay

Season: 2020

#1

The HKUST MBA mission is to inspire and transform individuals to be future business leaders for Asia and the world. We embrace diversity, and are looking for ambitious and open-minded candidates with a passion to contribute. It is the first day of orientation. Please introduce yourself to your classmates, highlighting what drives you in your personal and professional life. (500 words)

#2

Tell us about your post-MBA goals and based on that, why is the HKUST MBA the ideal program for you and how do you plan to engage and enrich our community? (500 words)

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

  1. I strongly recommend with reservations/do not recommend this applicant to be admitted to the HKUST MBA Program due to the following reasons:
  2. Please rate the applicant’s characteristics in comparison with his or her peers. Communication, Motivation, Self-awareness, Flexibility, Leadership, Results Orientation, Strategic Thinking and Teamwork.

Admissions Verdict

   

Selective

“Based in Hong Kong, a bustling financial centre, the school is extremely strong in Finance placements with 57% of the class getting placed in the industry. Majority of the graduates - 63% - work in Hong Kong and other parts of China while about 25% of the class find work in other parts of Asia. Those looking for a career in China will find will few schools better than HKUST.”

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