The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School

About the School

HKUST Business School is a part of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong, China. It is considered to be one of the world’s foremost business schools in Asia. Established in 1991, this B-school is one of the first Asian business school to be accredited by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)

An Overview


Class Size

Course Fee ($)

Course Duration (months)

Average GMAT Score

Average GRE Score

Average Salary $117,000
Average Age 28
International Participants 55%
Gender 37% (Women)
Average Work Experience 6 Years

HKUST Business School offers three variations of an MBA course:

Full-time MBA Program
This 16-month program includes internships and overseas exchange and students also can choose the 12 months accelerated program.

Part-Time MBA Program (Weekly Mode)
In this program, classes are held at weekends for helping students maintain a work and study balance.

Part-Time MBA Program (Bi-Weekly Mode)
In this program, classes are conducted bi-weekly.

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HKUST Business School offers scholarships entirely based on merit. The school provides equal opportunity to all nationalities, professions, gender, and age. Candidates do not have to submit any separate application for scholarships as it will be considered along with the admission. Regarding the criteria, the Scholarship Committee takes a holistic approach in making the decision, including admission interview performance, career background, GMAT/GRE score, and academic qualification.

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Below are some statistics about HKUST Business School students’ careers:

  • 90% Employment rate
  • 75% Change in job function
  • 60% Employment rate
  • 92% Secured jobs in Asia
  • 55% Secured an internship
  • 60% Change in Job locations
  • 60% Change in Job industries

Notable Alumni

Paul Choi

MD Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited

Canny Kwok

Regional Managing Director – Asia Pacific, BVLGARI Perfumes

A.J. Boelens

Director, Strategy and Insights, The Economist

The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School MBA Application Process

The latest application requirements set by the Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School MBA admission office are described below.

There are three essays that candidates will have to prepare:

Essay 1: The HKUST MBA mission is to inspire and transform individuals to be future business leaders for Asia and the world. We embrace diversity and are looking for ambitious and open-minded candidates with a passion to contribute. It is the first day of orientation. Please introduce yourself to your classmates, highlighting what drives you in your personal and professional life.
Word limit: 500 words

Essay 2:Tell us about your post-MBA goals and based on that, why is the HKUST MBA the ideal program for you and how do you plan to engage and enrich our community?
Word limit: 500 words

Essay 3: How do you plan to finance your MBA?
Word limit: 500 words

Rounds Application Deadlines
Round 1 Nov 18, 2020
Round 2 Jan 13, 2021
Round 3 Mar 17, 2021

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HKUST Business School does not require any specific recommendation letter however, candidates will be asked assessment type questions.

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