HKU The University of Hong Kong

Room 104
Block B, Cyberport 4
100 Cyberport Road
0 Hong Kong
Hong Kong (PRC)

Full-Time MBA facts

  • Tuition 552,000 HKD

  • Duration 14 months

  • Class Size 59

  • Intakes July

  • Int'l Students 97%

  • Avg. Work Exp. 5.6 yrs

  • Top Placement Industries *

    Financial Services (32%)

    Consulting (29%)

    Retail & Consumer Goods (19%)

    Public Sector Management / Government (5%)

    Technology (9%)

  • Top Placement Functions *

    Finance (28%)

    Marketing (18%)

    General Management (12%)

    Consulting (27%)

    Operations (4%)

    Supply Chain Management (7%)

  • Ranked 2 FT EMBA 2017
    25 Economist MBA 2017
    33 FT Global MBA 2018

  • Listed in Top 10 MBA Programs in Asia
    Top Schools for Strategy
    Top Schools for Finance
    Top Business Schools in the Four Asian Tigers

  • Accreditations AACSB, EQUIS

Full Profile

The Program

Introduction of HKU MBA Programme

HKU's international MBA programme is carefully designed to give you a first-class education, real-world experience, deep understanding of international business and sincere appreciation of cultural sensitivities. Our Asia-Pacific focus, in particular, will give you a distinct advantage in building your career in the region, or indeed anywhere in the world, as Asia now lies at the centre of many business ventures worldwide.

The full-time MBA programme is an intensive 14-month programme with three tracks. All students spend one month in Beijing and nine months in Hong Kong. Then, depending on the track they choose, they spend four months in London, New York or Shanghai.

The part-time MBA programme is offered in both weekday and weekend modes. Courses are offered on a modular basis, with each module lasting about five weeks. Students obtain their MBA in two to four years.


Regional Perspective (In The Heart Of Asia)

Within our Asia-Pacific orientation is a strong focus on China business, which renders our MBA highly relevant to the region's dynamic and ever-evolving business environment. This China focus is achieved through pertinent and customised teaching materials, the local business knowledge of our faculty members, regular company visits, business field trips to China and Chinese language training. One of our key differentiators is the Asia Case Research Centre (ACRC), which develops content-rich business case studies to meet the growing need for business education in Asia in general and China in particular. Our research-led teaching framework keeps our students abreast of emerging business strategies, economic policies, management practices and financial developments across the region. You will find more information on the ACRC at

Worldwide Recognition

The Economist has ranked the HKU MBA programme No. 1 in Asia for the sixth consecutive year. In The Economist's latest World MBA Rankings, the programme is not only and yet again ranked first in Asia, but also No. 26 in the world. Given the relatively short history of the full-time MBA programme at HKU, the Faculty of Business and Economics' achievement of such high regional and world rankings is impressive indeed. In addition to The Economist rankings, the HKU MBA is consistently ranked amongst the top programmes in the world in other scales. The Programme has also climbed up in the 2015 Financial Times rankings of full-time MBA programmes for the fourth consecutive year to reach No. 28 in the world. This is a great honour for us. We are one of the region's youngest MBA programmes, but have managed to grow and build one of its most dynamic in a very short period of time.

Global Vision: LBS & CBS partnerships

Our partnerships with two world-renowned business schools, London Business School and Columbia Business School, provide our students with unparalleled educational and networking opportunities. Students benefit from the international experience and state-of-the-art knowledge of three of the world's major business centres: Hong Kong, London and New York. Our partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai further enhances learning by giving student's in-depth insight into doing business in the world's biggest marketplace.

HKU Pride

First and Foremost As the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong, HKU enjoys an enviable international reputation for its accomplishments as a comprehensive research-led university. Established in 1911, HKU boasts 10 faculties and is well known for scholarly research and education in the humanities, law, political science, the biological sciences and medicine. The university truly lives up to its motto: Sapientia et Virtus: Wisdom and Virtue. Forward to the Second Century Now into its second century, HKU is going from strength to strength. In the 2012-13 academic year, it completed its new Centennial Campus to accommodate more students and provide a state-of-the-art lecture centre and learning commons conducive to scholarly exchange. The university has also received gifts to create 70 endowed professorships, further cementing its research excellence. World-class Education It is no surprise that HKU is consistently ranked the top university in Hong Kong and Asia as a whole and amongst the best in the world (ranked 26th worldwide in the QS World University rankings 2013). In 2008, it entered the Human Resources & Labor Review's Top 50 worldwide, one of only three Chinese universities to make the grade. Any student attending HKU can rest assured that he or she is receiving a world-class education.

Learn Business Where Business Is

Our location in the heart of Hong Kong, a city with a rich business and entrepreneurial heritage, confers immense advantages upon our students. Hong Kong's vibrant economic environment attracts businesses from all over the globe. Dynamic Hong Kong is an upbeat, "can do" city whose business advantages are legendary: the world's freest economy, a strategic financial and business centre with low taxes, the rule of law, clean government, a free flow of information and an international lifestyle. And all of this is right on mainland China's doorstep and in the very heart of Asia.

Lifelong Connections

Alumni engagement is an integral part of building an alumni community and providing a platform for students and alumni to exchange knowledge and forge friendships. Such engagement is beneficial to both students and alumni, as it helps them to expand their professional networks and creates opportunities for personal and career development. The many initiatives of Alumni Services help to enrich students' MBA experience. These initiatives include enrichment and networking activities, an alumni portal and regional alumni chapters.

Leap to Success

Career Development Office (CDO) partners with MBA students to help you to devise a career development strategy and guide you through the career exploration and planning stages, provide career and job search training, and leverage networking opportunities to position yourselves for local, regional and international careers. The CDO also offers a wide range of workshops throughout the MBA programme, including workshops on interview skills and cover letter and resume writing. In addition, it holds a variety of career treks and networking events to maximise students' exposure to potential employers and the wider business community.

Programme Details

a. 9 months at HKU to study core courses with focus on regional and China business. b. Full-term studies for 3 to 4 months at London/Columbia Business School/Fudan with their MBA/EMBA students. c. Graduates will earn a HKU MBA degree, an official certificate and a transcript from London/Columbia Business School. d. Not an exchange programme as the entire cohort of students is assured to study at London/Columbia Business School/Fudan to derive maximum benefits from the London/New York/Shanghai experience in terms of education, exposure, and networking.

The London & New York Connection: An Expanded Global Vision The unique partnerships with world-renowned business schools such as London Business School and Columbia Business School provide our students with unmatched opportunities in terms of educational experience and networking. Both London and New York are world-class cities which offer a great environment for business education along with international exposure for our students.

HK/China Track Students who prefer studying in Hong Kong take all of their courses at HKU, many of them alongside our part-time MBA students, most of whom are employed at the middle/senior management level in regional companies. Working together with such experienced individuals gives full-time students a greater insight into the region and helps them to connect with potential employers. Alternatively, students on the Hong Kong/China track have the option to take China-focused electives at Fudan University for approximately three months in the spring. Our partnership with Fudan University, a top-ranked university in China, provides students with access to all of the university's facilities and to the large pool of HKU IMBA alumni in China. In addition to classroom learning, students are exposed to various aspects of the Chinese business world through seminars, industry interfaces, real-world projects and enrichment workshops.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements:

1. Recognised undergraduate degree 2. Satisfactory GMAT score 3. Minimum TOEFL 550 (paper based)/80 (internet based) or IELTS 6.5 band, with no sub-test lower than 5.5 4. Around 2 years of postgraduate work experience

Online application: Full-time MBA: Part-time MBA: Website: Email: [email protected] Telephone: (852) 3962 1267

Tuition and Fees

Full-time MBA: The HK$513,000 tuition fee is payable in three instalments over one year and is subject to change and final approval by The University of Hong Kong. Part-time MBA: HK$354,000 payable in six instalments over two years and subject to change and final approval of The University of Hong Kong.


Room 104, Block B, Cyberport 4, Cyberport, Hong Kong

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Programs at HKU


552,000 HKD
14 months
  • Students spend one month in Beijing, nine months in Hong Kong and depending on the chosen track, four months in London, New York or Hong Kong / Shanghai.
Application Deadlines
November 16, 2017


396,000 HKD
24 months
  • Students have the option of spending a semester at either London Business School or Columbia Business School.
  • Program can be completed in between 2 and 4 years.
  • Offered in both weekday and weekend modes.
Application Deadlines
November 16, 2017
24 months
  • Programme jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong and the School of Management of Fudan University in Shanghai.
  • Program can be completed in two to four years.

Executive MBA

24 months
  • Programme jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong and the School of Management of Fudan University in Shanghai.
  • Minimum 7 years of work experience is required.
  • Program can be completed in two to four years.
20 months
  • Offered in partnership with London Business School, Columbia Business School and the University of Honk Kong.
  • It is possible to complete a program in 16 months.
20 months
  • Offered in partnership with London Business School and Columbia Business School.
Application Deadlines
November 14, 2017
February 23, 2018
March 6, 2018

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