HKUST is a dynamic and forward-thinking University that embraces a truly global outlook and an innovative spirit. Founded in 1991, we have rapidly established ourselves as a top global institution and built a respectable reputation in the region by aligning our world-class educational resources with the growth momentum of Asia. The University has developed a unique East-West educational ethos centered on the core values of excellence, diversity, open-minded curiosity and an upbeat “can do” spirit. As the leading Global Business School in the region, our vision and ambitions distinguish us from the rest.

We are the Leading Global Business School in Asia.

As the regional leader in global business education, our MBA and EMBA programs have consistently been ranked among the world’s best. The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings named us:

MBA Program in the World
for 9 consecutive years

Amongst the Global Top 15 MBA Programs in 2018, we are ranked:

Salary Increment
Value for Money
International Course Experience
International Mobility

We also top the charts as:

Business School in Asia to receive dual accreditation from AACSB (US) and EQUIS (Europe)
MBA Program In Asia to be listed in all four major global MBA rankings
Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist and Forbes
EMBA Program in the World (conjoined with Kellogg) for 8 times in 11 years according to Financial Times

We are proud of how far we have come in just over two decades,
and will continue to raise the bar of global business education in the future.

Diversity is in our DNA.

Our elite program admits only about 120 students per intake, and with more than 90% non-local students representing close to 30 nationalities, you can expect to meet a diverse group of talented individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds and personalities. We have also strengthened our curriculum with exchange programs, business case competitions, career treks and field trips to help widen your global perspective. The international learning experience we provide clearly sets us apart from other programs in the region.

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per intake
 World *
International Course Experience
Be inspired by the best minds.

It takes the best teachers to bring out the best in a student. Our esteemed faculty boasts some of the best scholars from prestigious global institutions as well as business leaders from Fortune 500 companies. They are all eager to share their valuable insights and practical real-life business experience with you to provide a springboard for your career success. With one of the smallest class sizes among the top global MBA programs, you can be sure to benefit from high-quality interaction with our faculty members.

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Asia *
Rise up in the Asian century.

Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe as the world’s second wealthiest region, and may even surpass North America in the near future. As one of the world’s most reputable international cities where “East meets West”, Hong Kong lies at the heart of Asia and provides a gateway to China. Armed with strategic advantages from our regional location and business expertise, it is no wonder that more than 80% of our graduates find career placements in Asia and find themselves well-placed to navigate the Asian century.

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work in Asia
after graduation
Profound change in less time.

Getting an MBA is a life-changing investment, so we want to ensure that you maximize the value of the time and effort you put in. You will get everything that a 2-year MBA program offers in just 16 months, including the opportunity for a summer internship and a full semester exchange to one of our 60 partner schools around the world. We also provide a 12-month program option to help you shorten your time away from work if needed.

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A truly Entrepreneurial Spirit.

As a young and ambitious institution, we highly encourage innovation to keep us ahead of the game. For students who are interested in entrepreneurial ventures, our Entrepreneurship Center holds various activities every year to support these initiatives, including our annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Training Camp and a series of seminars and networking activities to connect you with students from our Engineering and Science School. Not to mention the advantages of Hong Kong’s location and nourishing environment for startups. Be ready to explore beyond boundaries.

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No. 1 in AsiaAsia *
Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship
* Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017

The Hong Kong Advantage

  • No. 1 in the IMD world competitiveness rankings in 2016 & 2017
  • World no. 1 for economic freedom by the Heritage Foundation for 23 consecutive years (1995-2017)
  • Extensive integration with Western culture and a mature infrastructure, ranked no.1 in the world by the World Economic Forum
  • No. 2 financial center in Asia and one of the top 4 in the world
  • Located in the heart of Asia and less than five-hout flight away from half of the world’s population – an ideal business hub
  • A 24/7 city characterized by a wide spectrum of outdoor activities and dining and entertainment options
  • English is widely used, along with the native Cantonese and Mandarin

Flag Mosaic – Celebrate our Diversity

Diversity is a defining element of HKUST MBA, creating a place where individuals embrace all differences in backgrounds, cultures and values. This video perfectly captures our passion and spirit.