HKU or HKUST for MBA in Finance?


SW-26

Hello,

I have received offers from both HKU (LBS) and HKUST for August 2021 session. I wish to specialise in finance and work as an investment banker/ private equity.

I’m confused which offer to accept as ranking wise both seem equally competitive. I’m looking for suggesting in terms of job prospects, career support and salary differences. I come from India. Thanks In advance!

Hello,

I have received offers from both HKU (LBS) and HKUST for August 2021 session. I wish to specialise in finance and work as an investment banker/ private equity.

I’m confused which offer to accept as ranking wise both seem equally competitive. I’m looking for suggesting in terms of job prospects, career support and salary differences. I come from India. Thanks In advance!
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Duncan

HKUST is the traditional leader for the full-time MBA. Higher salary, even better brand, larger employers, generally slightly more of the class go into finance each year, more of the students get job offers from their internships. However, HKU has been closing the gap and career services are better. I think it's close enough to made it a hard choice. 

I don't think students on the LBS track become LBS alumni since 2014 or so, but I might be wrong about that. 

HKUST is the traditional leader for the full-time MBA. Higher salary, even better brand, larger employers, generally slightly more of the class go into finance each year, more of the students get job offers from their internships. However, HKU has been closing the gap and career services are better. I think it's close enough to made it a hard choice.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't think students on the LBS track become LBS alumni since 2014 or so, but I might be wrong about that.&nbsp;
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SW-26

HKUST is the traditional leader for the full-time MBA. Higher salary, even better brand, larger employers, generally slightly more of the class go into finance each year, more of the students get job offers from their internships. However, HKU has been closing the gap and career services are better. I think it's close enough to made it a hard choice. 

I don't think students on the LBS track become LBS alumni since 2014 or so, but I might be wrong about that. 



hey thanks Duncan, appreciate the input. Would you also have any idea about the kind of career support both colleges provide (for internships and job placement)? I believe HKUST has a career centre but it’s not very effective? 

[quote]HKUST is the traditional leader for the full-time MBA. Higher salary, even better brand, larger employers, generally slightly more of the class go into finance each year, more of the students get job offers from their internships. However, HKU has been closing the gap and career services are better. I think it's close enough to made it a hard choice.&nbsp;<br><br>I don't think students on the LBS track become LBS alumni since 2014 or so, but I might be wrong about that.&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br><br>hey thanks Duncan, appreciate the input. Would you also have any idea about the kind of career support both colleges provide (for internships and job placement)? I believe HKUST has a career centre but it’s not very effective?&nbsp;
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StuartHE

I don't know these schools as well as Duncan but a big factor for HKUST is that the student quality is higher and the brand equity is greater. The outcomes show that HKUST gets into more desirable employers, with higher salaries, and performs better in internships. The lower score for the HKUST careers services reflects both higher expectations at HKUST and strong performance at HKU. The careers reports look very similar. My concern with HKU is that you spend a trimester abroad, and that makes it harder to network into a job in HK. The 16-month format at HKUST seems like the ideal choice for moving to HK, as you can take two internships. 

I don't know these schools as well as Duncan but a big factor for HKUST is that the student quality is higher and the brand equity is greater. The outcomes show that HKUST gets into more desirable employers, with higher salaries, and performs better in internships. The lower score for the HKUST careers services reflects both higher expectations at HKUST and strong performance at HKU. The careers reports look very similar. My concern with HKU is that you spend a trimester abroad, and that makes it harder to network into a job in HK. The 16-month format at HKUST seems like the ideal choice for moving to HK, as you can take two internships.&nbsp;
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