URGENT: HKUST vs HKU


wkl200

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.
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I'm afraid I can't give you any advice on this, but what I would recommend is to post your question in the various "expert threads" about HKU and HKUST, e.g. http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/HKU (users who have posted get a notification of new posts in a thread, so some people may come back and help you).

I'm afraid I can't give you any advice on this, but what I would recommend is to post your question in the various "expert threads" about HKU and HKUST, e.g. http://www.find-mba.com/boardsearch/q/HKU (users who have posted get a notification of new posts in a thread, so some people may come back and help you).
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kh84

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.


hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier.

<blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>

hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier.
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jaychu

HKUST's future is much brighter as a university with their science and tech focus and partnership with Princeton to develop IAS.

Everyone i know has HKUST as first choice and HKU as back up, that should answer your question.

HKUST's future is much brighter as a university with their science and tech focus and partnership with Princeton to develop IAS.

Everyone i know has HKUST as first choice and HKU as back up, that should answer your question.
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borism

Everyone i know has HKUST as first choice and HKU as back up, that should answer your question.


well, this is not a real reason, and one should never decide only on the grounds of what the other people do....

<blockquote>Everyone i know has HKUST as first choice and HKU as back up, that should answer your question. </blockquote>

well, this is not a real reason, and one should never decide only on the grounds of what the other people do....
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bianca

hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier.

Hi,
I completely agree on that. Whatever the ranking, please do check the electives and professor's backgrounds. In the end, you shouldn't let (flawed) rankings decide for you. Of course HKUST is better ranked, but if you really would like to take opportunity of going to LBS or Columbia (also check their electives), then HKU's better.

<blockquote>hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier. </blockquote>
Hi,
I completely agree on that. Whatever the ranking, please do check the electives and professor's backgrounds. In the end, you shouldn't let (flawed) rankings decide for you. Of course HKUST is better ranked, but if you really would like to take opportunity of going to LBS or Columbia (also check their electives), then HKU's better.
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hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier.

Hi,
I completely agree on that. Whatever the ranking, please do check the electives and professor's backgrounds. In the end, you shouldn't let (flawed) rankings decide for you. Of course HKUST is better ranked, but if you really would like to take opportunity of going to LBS or Columbia (also check their electives), then HKU's better.


you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.

<blockquote><blockquote>hi, i sent u pm. look at electives and professors' backgrounds of both schools, that should make the decision easier. </blockquote>
Hi,
I completely agree on that. Whatever the ranking, please do check the electives and professor's backgrounds. In the end, you shouldn't let (flawed) rankings decide for you. Of course HKUST is better ranked, but if you really would like to take opportunity of going to LBS or Columbia (also check their electives), then HKU's better.</blockquote>

you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.
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bianca

you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.
The HKU programme with LBS and Columbia goes slightly beyond a simple exchange programme. One key aspect is that upon completing a semester either at LBS or Columbia, the HKU student obtains an official certificate from the school and also access to their alumni network.

I don't really believe in rankings and I think that core courses are basically the same. For me the key differentiator in a school are the electives and alumni network. In this respect HKU offers (IMHO) better international perspectives than HKUST.

<blockquote>you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.</blockquote>The HKU programme with LBS and Columbia goes slightly beyond a simple exchange programme. One key aspect is that upon completing a semester either at LBS or Columbia, the HKU student obtains an official certificate from the school and also access to their alumni network.

I don't really believe in rankings and I think that core courses are basically the same. For me the key differentiator in a school are the electives and alumni network. In this respect HKU offers (IMHO) better international perspectives than HKUST.
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duhang

no offence, dude, you're cheated.
Check LBS exchange programme, they actually grant alumni status to any exchange-in student to LBS.
I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status.
So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
Believe me, whether you're granted alumni status or not, LBS students will never treat you as a full-member of their network.
Regarding electives, do you really think MBAs, i don't think it's smart to take the risk to study your favourite courses in exchange semester, you'd better check their schedule, academic calendar, after all, you're only spending one semester out there.
IF ANYONE STILL THINK ASIA B-SCHOOLs ARE INFERIOR, you'd better choose US/Euro ones at the very beginning.
Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.

no offence, dude, you're cheated.
Check LBS exchange programme, they actually grant alumni status to any exchange-in student to LBS.
I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status.
So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
Believe me, whether you're granted alumni status or not, LBS students will never treat you as a full-member of their network.
Regarding electives, do you really think MBAs, i don't think it's smart to take the risk to study your favourite courses in exchange semester, you'd better check their schedule, academic calendar, after all, you're only spending one semester out there.
IF ANYONE STILL THINK ASIA B-SCHOOLs ARE INFERIOR, you'd better choose US/Euro ones at the very beginning.
Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.
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duhang

you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.
The HKU programme with LBS and Columbia goes slightly beyond a simple exchange programme. One key aspect is that upon completing a semester either at LBS or Columbia, the HKU student obtains an official certificate from the school and also access to their alumni network.

I don't really believe in rankings and I think that core courses are basically the same. For me the key differentiator in a school are the electives and alumni network. In this respect HKU offers (IMHO) better international perspectives than HKUST.

no offence, dude, you're cheated.
Check LBS exchange programme, they actually grant alumni status to any exchange-in student to LBS.
I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status.
So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
see http://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaprogram/international/iep_factsheets/LBS0910factsheet.pdf
Believe me, whether you're granted alumni status or not, LBS students will never treat you as a full-member of their network.
Regarding electives, do you really think MBAs, i don't think it's smart to take the risk to study your favourite courses in exchange semester, you'd better check their schedule, academic calendar, after all, you're only spending one semester out there.
IF ANYONE STILL THINK ASIA B-SCHOOLs ARE INFERIOR, you'd better choose US/Euro ones at the very beginning.
Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.

<blockquote><blockquote>you can exchange to LBS or Columbia from both schools, and HKUST gives you other options beyond these two as well while HKU does not, so its not really a valid point you were making there.</blockquote>The HKU programme with LBS and Columbia goes slightly beyond a simple exchange programme. One key aspect is that upon completing a semester either at LBS or Columbia, the HKU student obtains an official certificate from the school and also access to their alumni network.

I don't really believe in rankings and I think that core courses are basically the same. For me the key differentiator in a school are the electives and alumni network. In this respect HKU offers (IMHO) better international perspectives than HKUST.</blockquote>
no offence, dude, you're cheated.
Check LBS exchange programme, they actually grant alumni status to any exchange-in student to LBS.
I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status.
So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
see http://spike.wharton.upenn.edu/mbaprogram/international/iep_factsheets/LBS0910factsheet.pdf
Believe me, whether you're granted alumni status or not, LBS students will never treat you as a full-member of their network.
Regarding electives, do you really think MBAs, i don't think it's smart to take the risk to study your favourite courses in exchange semester, you'd better check their schedule, academic calendar, after all, you're only spending one semester out there.
IF ANYONE STILL THINK ASIA B-SCHOOLs ARE INFERIOR, you'd better choose US/Euro ones at the very beginning.
Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.
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Langham

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.


Of course HKU MBA, they offer you 1/3 amount of scholarship. I don't think so much more important then the tuition fees. Both programs are similar. Reputation of HKU is better in overall.

<blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>

Of course HKU MBA, they offer you 1/3 amount of scholarship. I don't think so much more important then the tuition fees. Both programs are similar. Reputation of HKU is better in overall.
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duhang

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.


Of course HKU MBA, they offer you 1/3 amount of scholarship. I don't think so much more important then the tuition fees. Both programs are similar. Reputation of HKU is better in overall.

I disagree w/ ur last sentence, however, I agree with ur conclusion, as HKU offer such a tuition waive, the differences between the two programs aren't that large to cover such a tuition discrepancy.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>

Of course HKU MBA, they offer you 1/3 amount of scholarship. I don't think so much more important then the tuition fees. Both programs are similar. Reputation of HKU is better in overall.</blockquote>
I disagree w/ ur last sentence, however, I agree with ur conclusion, as HKU offer such a tuition waive, the differences between the two programs aren't that large to cover such a tuition discrepancy.
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bianca

I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status. So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
I'm not sure if what applies to Wharton also applies to any school... Although there may be slight differences in reputation in Asia, I don't think I'm offencing any HKUST attendee by saying that the gap between HKUST and Wharton is HUGE.

Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.
The discussion was between HKUST and HKU. No mention of CUHK there.

<blockquote>I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status. So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.</blockquote>I'm not sure if what applies to Wharton also applies to any school... Although there may be slight differences in reputation in Asia, I don't think I'm offencing any HKUST attendee by saying that the gap between HKUST and Wharton is HUGE.

<blockquote>Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding. </blockquote>The discussion was between HKUST and HKU. No mention of CUHK there.
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duhang

I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status. So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.
I'm not sure if what applies to Wharton also applies to any school... Although there may be slight differences in reputation in Asia, I don't think I'm offencing any HKUST attendee by saying that the gap between HKUST and Wharton is HUGE.

Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding.
The discussion was between HKUST and HKU. No mention of CUHK there.


hey, dude, I could offer more sources, actually guys from CEIBS who do exchange in LBS also awarded LBS alumni status. Propaganda is propaganda, that status isn't any greal deal worth showing off.

HKU, UST, CU all offers MBA propgram, there aren't so much differences between these programs. But if you think a guaranteed exchange can substantially change the quality of a program, then u may want to go to HKU. For many people, reputation for UST is better than HKU. Pls be aware, the so-called over-all reputation doesn't apply automatically to b-schools, otherwise, Ox and Cam should far better than LBS which you admired so much.

Please not be too biased, for the original question, which really counts is the funding. There is no reason to claim HKU is superior just because its guaranteed exchange. After all, you receive ur degree from HKU, not LBS, if the program ITSELF doesn't have any selling point, I don't understand for what reason you're proud of.

<blockquote><blockquote>I retrieved the link from wharton website, in the bottom of the file, it clearly state exchange student will get almuni status. So HKUST students who go exchange to LBS will also benefit from the alumni network.</blockquote>I'm not sure if what applies to Wharton also applies to any school... Although there may be slight differences in reputation in Asia, I don't think I'm offencing any HKUST attendee by saying that the gap between HKUST and Wharton is HUGE.

<blockquote>Even in terms of exchange, CUHK offers double degrees opportunities with HEC Paris/UT Austin. Without any doubt, a Texas MBA degree is much more valuable than a semester spent in London.
HKU is good at propaganda, if anyone is interested in marketing, HKU may be a good place for study, at least, itself offers a rather successful case on branding. </blockquote>The discussion was between HKUST and HKU. No mention of CUHK there.</blockquote>

hey, dude, I could offer more sources, actually guys from CEIBS who do exchange in LBS also awarded LBS alumni status. Propaganda is propaganda, that status isn't any greal deal worth showing off.

HKU, UST, CU all offers MBA propgram, there aren't so much differences between these programs. But if you think a guaranteed exchange can substantially change the quality of a program, then u may want to go to HKU. For many people, reputation for UST is better than HKU. Pls be aware, the so-called over-all reputation doesn't apply automatically to b-schools, otherwise, Ox and Cam should far better than LBS which you admired so much.

Please not be too biased, for the original question, which really counts is the funding. There is no reason to claim HKU is superior just because its guaranteed exchange. After all, you receive ur degree from HKU, not LBS, if the program ITSELF doesn't have any selling point, I don't understand for what reason you're proud of.
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nikifori

hku partnership is nothing more than guaranteed exchange.
why をwould you身t limit yourself to just lbs and columbia? at hkust yoう can go to Booth Chicago worlds #1 school by the only reliable ranking - business week. hkust also offers lbs columbia berkeley nyu kellog and others throoughout the world. if u are applying to bschool based in where you can exchange that makes no sense as it is only an exchange.

in real life hkust business is miles ahead of hku, it should be a ぐぇ clear choice in favor of hkust.

hku partnershi&#65360; is nothing more than guaranteed exchange.
why&#12288;&#12434;would you&#36523;t limit yourself to just lbs and columbia? at&#12288;hkust yo&#12358; can go to Booth Chicago&#12288;worlds #1 school by the only reliable ranking - business week. hkust&#12288;also offers lbs columbia berkeley nyu kellog and others throoughout the world. if u are applying to bschool based in where you can exchange that makes no sense as it is only an exchange.

in real life hkust business is miles ahead of hku, it should be a &#12368;&#12359; clear choice in favor of hkust.
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MBAAdmCrac...

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.
'

Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.

<blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>'

Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.
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Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.
'

Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.


Have to disagree completely, HKU is not a top BUSINESS school in Asia by any means. I met with HKUST during their NYC reception a while back, they have some ways to go to improve global branding but the program itself is tops in Asia. The only other school which may have a claim to fame sort of speak is CEIBS.

HKUST and CEIBS both have exchange agreements with Columbia and LBS plus many others, so HKUs only selling point seems dead in the water.

At the end of the day your diploma is what is and exchange does not mean anything. Choose your program according to your needs not where you can exchange to.

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>'

Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.</blockquote>

Have to disagree completely, HKU is not a top BUSINESS school in Asia by any means. I met with HKUST during their NYC reception a while back, they have some ways to go to improve global branding but the program itself is tops in Asia. The only other school which may have a claim to fame sort of speak is CEIBS.

HKUST and CEIBS both have exchange agreements with Columbia and LBS plus many others, so HKUs only selling point seems dead in the water.

At the end of the day your diploma is what is and exchange does not mean anything. Choose your program according to your needs not where you can exchange to.

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MBAAdmCrac...

Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.
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Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.


Have to disagree completely, HKU is not a top BUSINESS school in Asia by any means. I met with HKUST during their NYC reception a while back, they have some ways to go to improve global branding but the program itself is tops in Asia. The only other school which may have a claim to fame sort of speak is CEIBS.

HKUST and CEIBS both have exchange agreements with Columbia and LBS plus many others, so HKUs only selling point seems dead in the water.

At the end of the day your diploma is what is and exchange does not mean anything. Choose your program according to your needs not where you can exchange to.



Your points have merit, but perhaps another thing to consider is the network? HKU as a whole, generally attracts the best students in Hong Kong and all over the world. While the business program may not be tops (as you say), the business student would have access to the excellent network that HKU offers. While the program itself is important, a lot of your career progress also involves a robust network.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi guys, I am in a bit of a dilemma here and need some urgent advice.

I received offers from both HKUST and HKU MBA programme not long ago. This originally was not so much of a problem as I am aware that HKUST has a much greater reputation.

This changed however when I am notified by HKU that I am a intended recipient of a significant scholarship (almost 1/3 of tuition fees). There is a chance I might receive something from HKUST as well but I won't know until may be a few weeks later. The problem here is that HKU will only give me 4 DAYS to decide.

I have retail management background myself and I intend to follow that route in the future. I am also aware that HKUST is famous for its finance teachings. I am however not sure about the teachings from both school on general courses.

Please guys, how would you choose given the above information? Any suggestions appreciated.</blockquote>'

Both are top schools in Asia, but if HKU can give you a good scholarship, that will take the student debt out of the dilemma---which may prove to be a relief if the economy has not fixed itself yet by the time you need to find a job. Furthermore, HKU has exchange programs with Columbia and LBS, which is very valuable.</blockquote>

Have to disagree completely, HKU is not a top BUSINESS school in Asia by any means. I met with HKUST during their NYC reception a while back, they have some ways to go to improve global branding but the program itself is tops in Asia. The only other school which may have a claim to fame sort of speak is CEIBS.

HKUST and CEIBS both have exchange agreements with Columbia and LBS plus many others, so HKUs only selling point seems dead in the water.

At the end of the day your diploma is what is and exchange does not mean anything. Choose your program according to your needs not where you can exchange to.

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Your points have merit, but perhaps another thing to consider is the network? HKU as a whole, generally attracts the best students in Hong Kong and all over the world. While the business program may not be tops (as you say), the business student would have access to the excellent network that HKU offers. While the program itself is important, a lot of your career progress also involves a robust network.
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