The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School

Last updated on November 26th, 2018

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology – One of the top ranked business schools in Asia, it was the only Asian business school to have been ranked number 1 during its association with Kellogg.

  • Facts and Figures:

An Overview

Rank 18
Program Duration 12/16 months
Class Size 100-120
GMAT Range 610-730
Average Work Experience 5 Years
Program Cost $101,600

Source: Rankings Information

  • Recruitment at HKUST Business School:

Here are some of the companies that hire from HKUST Business School across the Consulting, Manufacturing, Finance & Technology sectors

Apple, Inc.
  • Apply to HKUST Business School:

The deadlines for the 2020 admissions have been announced. Mark your calendars for these dates:

Round 1 – November 13th, 2019

Round 2 – January 15th, 2019

Round 3 – March 18th, 2019

  • Essay Topics:

1: Please tell us the motivations to pursue an MBA program, and why is now the best timing to do one.

2: Please elaborate on your career goals. How will your academic training, professional experience coupled with an MBA education at HKUST help you achieve your goals?

3: If you were admitted, how could your participation at HKUST MBA enrich fellow students’ experience inside or outside classroom? (max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

4: Please pick and answer ONE of the two topics in the space below. State either 4a or 4b at the beginning of your essay. (max 1800 characters, ~300 words)

4a. Describe a situation where your initial attempt to solve a problem failed. Tell us how you get around to finally solve the problem.

4b. Describe a situation where you created opportunities for yourself and led to a favorite outcome.

5: Please pick and answer ONE of the two topics in the space below. State either 5a or 5b at the beginning of your essay. (max 1800 characters, ~300 words)

5a. Tell us a situation when you experienced challenges in team setting, and what you have done to help the team achieve its goals.

5b. Describe a situation when you got frustrated over differences in culture or work style. What have you learnt from that experience?

6: Please tell us a situation where you faced an ethical dilemma. How did you handle the situation? (max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

7: What do you want the Admissions Committee to know about you as a person? (max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

How to Tackle these Essays:

  • Sit down and introspect on what are the key messages about yourself you want HKUST to know
  • Note them down, mull over them and discuss them with friends or family who know you very well
  • Examine your other submissions—resume, recommendations, transcripts etc.—and identify what is missing in these
  • Pick those points that you cannot convey well enough through these and write the essay using them
  • Before submitting, make sure that no ideas are repeated

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