Shortlisting Asian B-schools - Help needed


ghk

Hello everybody,
This would be my first post but i've been a reader of FindMBA ever since i planned on doing an MBA. I am an Indian, who resides in the US. I went to school here and now I'm working with a Fortune 50 company as a Telecom Engineer. I want to change my career to a more business and management role and i'm planning to even change my industry and go into Venture capital and Private Equity.

I want to pursue and MBA from an Asian school and want to work in Asia, preferably Hong Kong or Singapore (dont mind China either). I am currently in the process of short listing the b-schools that i would be applying to.

Here is my first list in order of preference:
INSEAD - Singapore
HKUST
NUS
HKU
CEIBS
Tsinghua

Now here is my question: I came across the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and found the program interesting. After reading some posts here (which are not many), I'm confused whether this school should be considered as one of my top 5 choices or as a fallback school. Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list or if you were me where would you put CUHK in the list.
I would also appreciate if any current student or Alumni can comment on the program, its advantages and disadvantages.

P.S. My language proficiency: I speak 5 languages (English + 4 of them are regional Indian languages), Basic level Korean, and am planning to learn Mandarin soon.

Hello everybody,
This would be my first post but i've been a reader of FindMBA ever since i planned on doing an MBA. I am an Indian, who resides in the US. I went to school here and now I'm working with a Fortune 50 company as a Telecom Engineer. I want to change my career to a more business and management role and i'm planning to even change my industry and go into Venture capital and Private Equity.

I want to pursue and MBA from an Asian school and want to work in Asia, preferably Hong Kong or Singapore (dont mind China either). I am currently in the process of short listing the b-schools that i would be applying to.

Here is my first list in order of preference:
INSEAD - Singapore
HKUST
NUS
HKU
CEIBS
Tsinghua

Now here is my question: I came across the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and found the program interesting. After reading some posts here (which are not many), I'm confused whether this school should be considered as one of my top 5 choices or as a fallback school. Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list or if you were me where would you put CUHK in the list.
I would also appreciate if any current student or Alumni can comment on the program, its advantages and disadvantages.

P.S. My language proficiency: I speak 5 languages (English + 4 of them are regional Indian languages), Basic level Korean, and am planning to learn Mandarin soon.
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Evan2007

Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list


I don't think so. I think you've already found the top five East/Southeast Asian MBA programs right there. CUHK has some interesting international partnerships, but so do all of the others you've listed.

<blockquote>Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list
</blockquote>

I don't think so. I think you've already found the top five East/Southeast Asian MBA programs right there. CUHK has some interesting international partnerships, but so do all of the others you've listed.
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ghk

So you say if i had to add CUHK to the list then it would mostly fall at the bottom of the list??

So you say if i had to add CUHK to the list then it would mostly fall at the bottom of the list??
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theredstar

Hello everybody,
This would be my first post but i've been a reader of FindMBA ever since i planned on doing an MBA. I am an Indian, who resides in the US. I went to school here and now I'm working with a Fortune 50 company as a Telecom Engineer. I want to change my career to a more business and management role and i'm planning to even change my industry and go into Venture capital and Private Equity.

I want to pursue and MBA from an Asian school and want to work in Asia, preferably Hong Kong or Singapore (dont mind China either). I am currently in the process of short listing the b-schools that i would be applying to.

Here is my first list in order of preference:
INSEAD - Singapore
HKUST
NUS
HKU
CEIBS
Tsinghua

Now here is my question: I came across the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and found the program interesting. After reading some posts here (which are not many), I'm confused whether this school should be considered as one of my top 5 choices or as a fallback school. Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list or if you were me where would you put CUHK in the list.
I would also appreciate if any current student or Alumni can comment on the program, its advantages and disadvantages.

P.S. My language proficiency: I speak 5 languages (English + 4 of them are regional Indian languages), Basic level Korean, and am planning to learn Mandarin soon.


Many people who are considering asian mbas, apply to Insead, HKUST and CEIBS. Insead is the place to go with the latter two as back ups. If you dont get into Insead then you have a choice between shanghai and hong kong.
Personally i think HKUST and CEIBS are over-rated, but if I was going to choose one it would be HKUST. CEIBS gets way too much publicity from the FT ranking which the way its calculated gives CEIBS a ridiculous ranking.

<blockquote>Hello everybody,
This would be my first post but i've been a reader of FindMBA ever since i planned on doing an MBA. I am an Indian, who resides in the US. I went to school here and now I'm working with a Fortune 50 company as a Telecom Engineer. I want to change my career to a more business and management role and i'm planning to even change my industry and go into Venture capital and Private Equity.

I want to pursue and MBA from an Asian school and want to work in Asia, preferably Hong Kong or Singapore (dont mind China either). I am currently in the process of short listing the b-schools that i would be applying to.

Here is my first list in order of preference:
INSEAD - Singapore
HKUST
NUS
HKU
CEIBS
Tsinghua

Now here is my question: I came across the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and found the program interesting. After reading some posts here (which are not many), I'm confused whether this school should be considered as one of my top 5 choices or as a fallback school. Simply put, i would like to know if an MBA from CUHK would be more valuable that any of the above schools on my list or if you were me where would you put CUHK in the list.
I would also appreciate if any current student or Alumni can comment on the program, its advantages and disadvantages.

P.S. My language proficiency: I speak 5 languages (English + 4 of them are regional Indian languages), Basic level Korean, and am planning to learn Mandarin soon.
</blockquote>

Many people who are considering asian mbas, apply to Insead, HKUST and CEIBS. Insead is the place to go with the latter two as back ups. If you dont get into Insead then you have a choice between shanghai and hong kong.
Personally i think HKUST and CEIBS are over-rated, but if I was going to choose one it would be HKUST. CEIBS gets way too much publicity from the FT ranking which the way its calculated gives CEIBS a ridiculous ranking.
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Snowball

HKUST is quite good but I agree somehow over-rated. HKU is catching up fast too! CUHK is not bad and less expensive - value for money. However, for the subject: Venture capital and Private Equity, I was told the lecturer of CUHK is good. His name is Wilton Chau, you can google him.

HKUST is quite good but I agree somehow over-rated. HKU is catching up fast too! CUHK is not bad and less expensive - value for money. However, for the subject: Venture capital and Private Equity, I was told the lecturer of CUHK is good. His name is Wilton Chau, you can google him.
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Rhino

Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P

Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P
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ralph

Yes, I'd like to hear this as well... From what I know it's one of the top ranked schools in the area - with good post-graduation job placement support.


Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P

Yes, I'd like to hear this as well... From what I know it's one of the top ranked schools in the area - with good post-graduation job placement support.


<blockquote>Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P</blockquote>

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theredstar

Yes, I'd like to hear this as well... From what I know it's one of the top ranked schools in the area - with good post-graduation job placement support.


Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P




the only people who consider hkust over-rated in Asia are the ones who could not get in.

i have actually met quite a few of them, hkust is no longer the regional school where everyone with decent profile could get in and that is especially true for hk and mainland china residents.

hkust gets pretty large % of high profile students who dont quite make it to insead-singapore, thats in addition to about 20-30% of 'hkust accepted students who could have been at insead.

and the wheel turns again, those who get rejected at hkust switch to hku, cuhk or nus.

<blockquote>Yes, I'd like to hear this as well... From what I know it's one of the top ranked schools in the area - with good post-graduation job placement support.


<blockquote>Is there any reason on why you said hk-ust is over-rated?
I'm just curious because i'm applying there.
It will be good if i know something before i make huge investment whichh will turn sour. :P</blockquote>

</blockquote>

the only people who consider hkust over-rated in Asia are the ones who could not get in.

i have actually met quite a few of them, hkust is no longer the regional school where everyone with decent profile could get in and that is especially true for hk and mainland china residents.

hkust gets pretty large % of high profile students who dont quite make it to insead-singapore, thats in addition to about 20-30% of 'hkust accepted students who could have been at insead.

and the wheel turns again, those who get rejected at hkust switch to hku, cuhk or nus.
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ralph

I think you hit the nail on the head. HKUST has seen rising popularity over the past few years, especially in terms on international admissions. I think it's definitely one of the schools to be at if you're looking in that region.


the only people who consider hkust over-rated in Asia are the ones who could not get in.

I think you hit the nail on the head. HKUST has seen rising popularity over the past few years, especially in terms on international admissions. I think it's definitely one of the schools to be at if you're looking in that region.

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the only people who consider hkust over-rated in Asia are the ones who could not get in.
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