Exchange Program

The exchange program offers students a wonderful opportunity to gain international exposure and maximize their experience at HKUST. While priority of seat allocation is given to full-time MBA students, part-time students are still eligible to go on exchange due to our extensive partnerships with other schools. You can apply to study for a full term at one of our partner schools located in different countries. Conversely, each year you will exchange students from these top business schools on our campus.

Here is a partial list of our exchange partners around the world:

North America
  • Columbia University - Columbia Business School
  • Cornell University - Johnson School of Management
  • Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business
  • Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
  • Emory University - Goizueta Business School
  • Indiana University - Kelley School of Business
  • Michigan State University - Eli Broad Graduate School of Management
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management
  • Southern Methodist University
  • University of Chicago - Graduate School of Business
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School
  • Tulane University
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California Irvine
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business Graduate Program
  • Vanderbilt University
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • Washington University in St Louis
  • University of British Columbia
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • ESSEC Business School
  • HEC School of Management
  • HHL - Leipzig Graduate School of Management
  • Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Unternehmensführung - Otto Beisheim Graduate School
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • RSM Erasmus University - Rotterdam School of Management
  • ESADE Business School
  • IE Business School
  • University of Navarra - IESE Business School
  • University of St Gallen
  • London Business School
  • University of Manchester - Manchester Business School
Asia and Others
  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Peking University – Guanghua School of Management
  • Tsinghua University – School of Economics and Management
  • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
  • Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (New as of Jan 2016)
  • Indian School of Business
  • International University of Japan
  • KAIST Graduate School of Management
  • The Sungkyunkwan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nanyang Technology University - Nanyang Business School
  • Australian Graduate School of Management
  • University of Melbourne
  • Coppead Graduate School of Business
  • Tel Aviv University
  • University of Cape Town

The exchange program promotes cultural and international exposure therefore some of our partner universities do not allow students to return to their home country for the exchange program.  All program arrangements are subject to change and availability.


Joining the exchange program was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. The 3-month exchange program was a great retreat from work. I helped organize various school activities and experienced the hype of Ivy League football games, ice hockey, Oktoberfest, Movember, Diwali, etc. Not only was it an experience of a lifetime, it was also a great opportunity to develop my adaptability and flexibility when working in a multi-cultural environment. I loved the journey very much.

Janet LeeClass of 2012 Industry Manager, GoogleExchanged to Cornell
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