Total Tuition & Fee: HKD468,000
Average GMAT: 664
Full-Time MBA Intake: 60
Mean Age: 28.7
14-month full-time programme
The full-time HKU MBA is an intensive 14-month programme with three tracks: the London track, New York track and Hong Kong/China track.
The University of Hong Kong and its prestigious MBA programme 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 programme 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 first-hand. Both leave with the ability to relate their knowledge to the global playing field.
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.
London Track with London Business School
Since its establishment in 2006, the London track of the HKU full-time MBA programme, an intensive 14-month programme operated in partnership with London Business School (LBS), has attracted universal praise. Students are guaranteed a place to study in London for three to four months after completing all core courses in Hong Kong.
New York Track with Columbia Business School
The HKU Faculty of Business and Economics and Columbia Business School (CBS) entered into a partnership in 2007 that allows a significant number of HKU MBA students to take a range of elective courses at CBS for a full semester. This partnership represents the culmination of a triumvirate of premier business schools working together to provide a world-class MBA education and create alumni networks in Hong Kong, London and New York – a manifestation of the natural synergy amongst the world’s three major financial centres.
Hong Kong/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.
Worldwide Recognition The Economist has ranked the HKU MBA programme No. 1 in Asia for the 4th consecutive year and No. 24 in the world. The Programme has also climbed up in the 2014 Financial Times rankings of full-time MBA programmes for the third consecutive year to reach No. 29 in the world. HKU as a whole is ranked No.26 in the world in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings 2013, and the university is consistently ranked one of the top universities in Asia in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
Teaching Methodology – Case Based Approach The HKU MBA programme adopts an experiential-learning approach, with the extensive use of business cases that enable students to become effective problem-solvers and decision-makers in today’s rapidly changing business settings. These cases are written by our own professors and are published by our renowned ACRC. The programme’s relatively small class sizes allow for extensive interaction and collaboration.
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.