Our Class

Our elite program admits only about 80 students per intake, with more than 40% non-local students representing 10-15 nationalities, you can expect to meet a diverse group of talented individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds and personalities.

Meet with Global Talents

One notable characteristic of our world-acclaimed MBA program is that it attracts the brightest minds from a wide range of industries and functions. Furthermore, more than 40% of our students are non-local citizens, representing around 15 nationalities from different parts of Asia, Europe, North America and other regions. You won’t find another Asian MBA program offering you such extensive international exposure and connections.

Compact Equals Impact

Our MBA is a selective program, with a typical annual intake of around 80 students. This means 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, giving each student the opportunity to interact meaningfully with our faculty members.

Our Class Profile

Class Profile of Intake 2020

Class Size: 82
Avg. age: 33
Avg. years of working experience: 9
Avg. GMAT score: 610* (Highest: 710)
Non-local nationality: 43%
Female: 39%

*Typical range

Regions represented

Austria, China, Hong Kong, India, Macao, Portugal, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan

Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland

North America:
Canada, US

Australia, Czech Republic, South Africa

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.

Arthur Chow Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer,
6 waves

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Jamie Ford United States Founder, Proper Prep
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Tokay Zeynalov United KingdomBusiness Change Manager,
Schroders Investment Management HK

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Dorothy Pun Hong Kong General Manager,
Li & Fung Limited

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Matthias Meyer Germany Manager,
AlphaSight Inc.

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Yasir Naveed Pakistan Assistant Consultant,
Wilson Acouostics Limited

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Marcus Leung-Shea United States COO & Co-Founder,
Michelle Queiroz Brazil Asia Pacific Marketing Lead,
The Estee Lauder Companies

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Arthur Yuen Hong Kong Deputy of Chief Executive,
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

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More Student Stories

  • Aalto University (Finland)
  • Beijing Institute of Technology
  • Beijing Normal University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Central China Normal University
  • Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Durham University
  • Fudan University
  • Imperial College London
  • Indiana University
  • Kyoto University
  • McGill University
  • Middlesex University
  • Nanjing University of Finance and Economics
  • National Taipei University (Taiwan)
  • National University of Singapore (Singapore)
  • Peking University
  • Imperial College London
  • Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Purdue University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Sun Yat-Sen University
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • The University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • The University of Hong Kong
  • The University of New South Wales (Australia)
  • The University of Sydney (Australia)
  • The University of Utah
  • Universidade do Porto (Portugal)
  • University College London
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, San Diego
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Economics, Prague (Czech Republic)
  • University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • Zurich University of Applied Science (Switzerland)

and more…

  • Accenture
  • AIA
  • Alibaba Group
  • Bank of China (Hong Kong)
  • Bank of Singapore
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • BNP Paribas
  • BNY Mellon
  • China Minmetals Corporation
  • China Mobile International Limited
  • Cigna Corporation
  • CK Hutchison
  • CLSA
  • Credit Suisse
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • FWD
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hewlett Packard
  • HK Television Entertainment Company
  • HKSAR Government
  • Hong Kong Monetary Authority
  • Hong Kong Productivity Council
  • Hong Kong Television Network
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • HSBC
  • Huawei Technologies
  • Intel
  • Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Bank
  • John Swire & Sons
  • Knight Frank
  • Paypal
  • Manulife
  • Marriott International
  • Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
  • New World Group
  • Nomura Securites Co.,Ltd
  • Nike
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Tencent
  • Texas Instruments
  • The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Unilever

and more…



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