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 2018

Class Size: 89
Avg. age: 28 (25-33*)
Avg. years of working experience: 5 (3-9*)
GMAT range: 580-720* (Highest: 760 | Median: 680)
Non-local nationality: 98%
Female: 31%

*Typical range

Regions represented

China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand

France, Germany, Switzerland, UK

North America:
Canada, US

Australia, Dominican Republic, New Zealand

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 Auckland
  • The University of British Columbia
  • Boston University
  • Delhi Technological University
  • The University of Manchester
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Seoul National University
  • Malviya National Institute of Technology
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Taiwan University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • The University of Melbourne, Harvard College
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo

and more…

  • Accenture
  • Airbus Operations
  • ANZ
  • AXA
  • Bangkok Petroleum
  • Canon
  • Clarins Cosmetics
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Greenpeace East Asia
  • Government of Republic of Korea
  • HSBC
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Impact Nepal
  • KPMG
  • LG Hospital
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Nissan
  • Nomura Real Estate Development
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Puma
  • Rakuten
  • Schneider Electric
  • SK Holdings
  • Sony Pictures
  • Yamaha Motor
  • ZS Associates

and more…

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