Our Class

We strive to create a stimulating learning environment through our emphasis on recruiting diverse talents with dynamic, rich and varied professional and cultural backgrounds. Be prepared to participate in thought-stimulating discussions and intensive interactions with your classmates, which will crystalize your learning into applicable business skills and knowledge.

Meet with Global Talents

Our world-acclaimed MBA program attracts the brightest minds from a wide range of industries and functions. Furthermore, over 95% of our students are non-local, representing more than 20 nationalities from different parts of Asia, Europe, North America and other regions. You will not find another Asian MBA program offering such extensive international exposure and connections.

Compact Equals Impact

Our MBA is a selective program. This means that you get to enjoy optimum class sizes that foster effective learning and help you build closer connections with your classmates. The maximum class size is about 60 students per cohort, thus giving each student more opportunities to interact meaningfully with our faculty members.

Our Class Profile

Class Profile of Intake 2019

Class Size: 95 
Avg. age: 29 (25-33*)
Avg. years of working experience: 6 (3-9*)
GMAT range: 570-710* (Highest: 760 | Median: 660)
Non-local nationality: 96%
Female: 37%

*Typical range

Regions represented

Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mainland China, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand

Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK

North America:
Canada, Mexico, US

Australia, Cameroon, Kazakhstan, South Africa, Russian Federation

Universities of first degree (partial list)
Companies represented (partial list)

Student Diaries

Get an insider’s view of the HKUST MBA journey through these student stories.

JP Stevenson United States Pre-MBA: Director,

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Bianca Pestalozzi Switzerland Pre-MBA: Fellow-Associate,
McKinsey & Company

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Francisco Meneses Portugal Pre-MBA: Manager & Business Consultant,

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Marina Danneskiold-Samsøe Brazil Pre-MBA: Supply Chain Management Developer,
National Oilwell Varco Denmark I/S

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Itzhak Abrahami Israel Pre-MBA: Legal Consultant,
Shnitzer, Gotlieb, Samet & Co.

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Celine Zhu China Pre-MBA: Investor Relations Manager,
China ZhengTong Auto Services Holdings Ltd.

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Shogo Tachibana Japan Pre-MBA: Manager,
Accenture Japan Ltd.

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Dilara Alp Turkey Pre-MBA: Senior Auditor,

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Amrish Hari Narayanan Malaysia Pre-MBA: Manager,
Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning, Emrail Sdn Bhd

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More Student Stories

  • The University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Boston University
  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • University of Michigan
  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • University of Toronto
  • Sophia University
  • Keio University
  • Chulalongkorn University
  • University of Delhi
  • National University of Singapore
  • National Chengchi University
  • University of Cape Town
  • Yonsei University
  • The University of New South Wales
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • University of Rome - La Sapienza

and more…

  • Bank of China
  • BayCurrent Consulting
  • Bloomberg
  • Christian Dior
  • Citi
  • DB Schenker
  • Dell Global B.V.
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • Gartner
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GSK
  • HSBC
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Jones Day
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • New People's Party
  • PwC
  • Shiseido
  • UBS

and more…

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