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The University of Hong Kong

Location: 100 Cyberport Road Room 104, Block B, Cyberport 4 Hong Kong,

Admissions Office: 852-39621267



The University of Hong Kong

Despite being one of the region’s youngest programs, the University of Hong Kong’s full-time MBA has already made a name for itself.  By blending an Asia-focused curriculum with Western methodologies and international study opportunities at three leading business schools, the school continues to climb MBA rankings.  The program topped The Economist’s ranking of MBA programs in Asia for fifth consecutive years and came in at No. 27 in the worldwide listing. The Financial Times ranked it 29th in the publication’s survey of full-time MBA programs.

Tuition fee: HKD 492,000

The 14-month curriculum allows students to select one of three tracks: London, New York or Hong Kong. All students spend their first month in Beijing for the China Immersion Program, which encompasses orientation and MBA 101 preparation.  Students spend the next nine months in Hong Kong covering the Asia-focused core curriculum and enroll in four to five electives.  Core courses range from Corporate Finance to Global Economy, while elective options include Business and Economics of G-20 and Asia and Legal Environment in Asia.

MBAs complete the program at London Business School/Columbia Business School/Fudan University or remain in Hong Kong, depending on the track they have chosen.  All together students complete 11 core courses and 9 to 10 electives. HKU emphasizes an experiential-learning approach that pulls from business cases written by faculty and published by the university’s own Asia Case Research Center.

Students with an entrepreneurial bent can take advantage of the Business Lab elective, which offers MBAs an opportunity to incubate business concepts and hear from entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts.

Poets&Quants (2013):  23 (non-U.S.)
BusinessWeek (2012)NR
Forbes (2013)NR
Financial Times (2014)
: 29 (global), 13 (non-U.S.)
The Economist (2013): 24 (global), 9 (non-U.S.)

Total Tuition & Fees: $63,500 (HKD492,000)
Average GMAT: 664
Full-Time MBA Intake: 60
International: 99%
Female: 47%
Mean Age: 28.7

Percentage of MBAs with Job Offers Three Months Later: 95%

Where the Class of 2012 Went to Work:

Country of Employment:
Hong Kong: 52%
China: 27%
Singapore: 7%
India: 6%
Other: 8%

Finance: 40%
Industries: 20%
Information Technology: 13%
Consulting: 6%
Other: 21%

Annual Tuition: $65,838

Median GMAT: N/A

GMAT Range (mid-80%): 655

Average GPA: N/A

GPA Range (mid-80%): N/A

Acceptance Rate: N/A%

Full-Time Enrollment: 53

International: 98.1%

Female: 36%

Male: 64%

Minority: N/A%

Mean Age: 28.5

From the University of Hong Kong: 

The full-time HKU MBA is an intensive 14-month program with three tracks: the London track, New York track and Hong Kong/China track.

The University of Hong Kong and its prestigious MBA program is a major participant in, and contributor to, the business culture of Hong Kong and mainland China. Today’s MBA students demand an approach that sets them up for success both regionally and internationally and provides them with a learning experience that bestows upon them a first-class education, real-world experience, and a deep understanding of international business and the cultural differences and nuances therein. HKU’s full-time MBA program is specifically designed to produce these outcomes. Our Asia-Pacific and China focus gives our students a unique advantage in building their careers in the region and beyond.

  • Learn business where business is

The rapid ascent of Asia as the focal point for global business has created tremendous opportunities for individuals hoping to ride the Asian economic wave. While other parts of the world may remain apprehensive about their economic futures, Asia has become a market leader of confidence and prosperity.

The mainland Chinese come to HKU to look at their country from the outside and to learn the business methodologies of the West, whilst overseas students come to experience China and Asia firsthand. Both leave with the ability to relate their knowledge to the global playing field.

  • Diversity is key

Our location in a city with such a rich business and entrepreneurial heritage constitutes an immense advantage for students.

Not surprisingly, Hong Kong has become a magnet for MBA students from all over the world. A significant percentage of our student body comes from overseas and mainland China, which produces an exciting and stimulating mix of backgrounds. All of our professors are distinguished in their fields and come from all over the world, creating a truly international experience.

  • Partnerships

Our partnerships with such world-renowned business schools as London Business School and Columbia Business School offer our students unparalleled educational, experiential and networking opportunities. Our partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai nicely complements those opportunities.

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