World Class Faculty

It takes the best teachers to bring out the best in a student. Our academic faculty boasts some of the best scholars from top global institutions around the world. Representing diverse countries and professional expertises, our elite faculty members can broaden your perspective of global business management and share their sharp business insights about Asia. Our commitment to providing world-class education has won us top place in Asia’s research rankings for 14 consecutive years according to the Financial Times. Some of the below professors teaches the MBA programs*.

Professor Highlight

Prof. Tai-Yuan Chen PhD, University of Texas at Dallas Research focus: Corporate Governance, Disclosure, Executive compensation
Prof. Allen Huang PhD, Duke University Research focus: Blockchain and Cryptocurrency, Earnings Management, Fintech and Big Data, Machine Learning, Securities Regulation
Prof. Jaideep Sengupta PhD, University at California at Los Angeles, Management Research focus: Consumer Information Processing, Persuasion and Attitude Strength, Effects of Marketing Communications
Prof. Xinyu HuaDBA & MBA,
Harvard Business School
Research focus: Industrial Organization, Law and Economics, Contract Theory
Prof. Caroline Wang Former Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Information Officer, IBM
Msc, Harvard University
Course: Managerial Communication
Ms. Ketty Pucci-Sisti Maisonrouge President,
Luxury Education Foundation,
Founder, Investment Manager, KFMG
LLM, University of Paris I: Pantheon-Sorbonne
Course: Luxury Strategy
Ms. Pamela Mar
EVP, Supply Chain Futures, Fung Academy and Director, Sustainability, Fung Group
MSc, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Courses: Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage

Other institutions represented by our faculty (partial list):
Berkeley, Chicago, Cornell, Fudan, Harvard, INSEAD, Oxford, Princeton

Coming from a technical background, I pursued an MBA to better understand the fundamentals of business with a focus on strategy. One of my favorite professors at HKUST was Prof. Chris Doran, a former McKinsey consultant, who taught us strategic approaches to company analysis and the practical frameworks for solving business problems.

The value of the HKUST MBA courses is how they bridge theory with practice. In fact, what I learnt from two of the courses helped me pass the interview and successfully land the role of a data science manager only 9 months after I started my MBA.

Adrien Chenailler France, Class of 2020 Pre-MBA: Supervisor, European Central Bank Post-MBA: Data Science Manager, Gojek
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