Student Life & Profile

  • The HKUST Business School welcomes dynamic, self-directed students from around the world, drawn from a broad range of industries and with a diversity of academic backgrounds. As a young and energetic school we are open to new initiatives and create an environment in which learning occurs between peers as much as it does between students and faculty.
  • Diversity of Experience
    Our students have acquired their first degrees from leading universities around the world and represent some of the best-recognized multinational corporations and significant national organizations. Many are senior managers and executives, and bring to the program a wealth of experience in industries such as accounting and finance, operations management, logistics, consulting, engineering, and marketing, among others. Daily interaction with them in the classroom, in enrichment activities, and in social settings will play a significant role in your MBA studies. You will encounter new perspectives, take in challenging ideas, and develop a more globalised perspective.
  • Global Vision
    Your international outlook will also be enhanced by exchange-in students spending a semester on campus, bringing with them fresh ideas and new perspectives. Each year, between 100 and 120 MBA students from our 60 partner schools in 19 countries inject a further global dimension to student life at HKUST.
  • jiaStudent Profile at a Glance
  • As a world-class business school, we will help you develop a professional management mindset and enhance your leadership potential with a view to making contributions to both your industry and society at large. We can achieve this because our student intakes feature:
    • Students representing a wide range of industries, ensuring a dynamic exchange of ideas and experience sharing
    • General class size of around 100
  • jia2015 Intakeā€”An Overview
      Total intake: 121
      (split into 2 classes)
      International students: 61%
      Female students: 31%
      Average years of work experience: 8 (4-12*)
      Average age: 31 (26-35*)
      GMAT range: 530-710*
      *typical range

      Professional Field
  • jiaNationalities represented
      North America:Canada, United States
      Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Macao, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea
      Europe: Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Turkey, United Kingdom
      Others: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa
  • jiaUniversities of first degree: (partial list)
      Beijing Foreign Studies University The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
      Columbia University University College London
      Fudan University University of Amsterdam
      London School of Economics and Political Science University of British Columbia
      Nanyang Technological University University of California, Berkeley
      National University of Singapore University of California, Los Angeles
      New York University University of Johannesburg
      Princeton University University of Macau
      Shanghai Jiao Tong University University of Toronto
      Shanghai Tongji University  

      and more ...
  • jiaCompanies represented: (partial list)
      Adidas Sourcing Lenovo
      Airport Authority Hong Kong Li & Fung
      Asia Miles LinkedIn
      AXA Asia Macquarie
      Bank of America Merrill Lynch Mercer
      Bloomberg LP Morgan Stanley
      BNP Paribas Philips Electronics
      Cheung Kong Infrastructure Pricewaterhouse Coopers
      Citibank Procter & Gamble
      CLP Power Starbucks Coffee
      Colgate Palmolive The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
      Hong Kong Jockey Club The Swatch Group
      Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Tod's
      Hong Kong Trade Development Council Turkish Airlines
      Huawei Technologies UBS
      Johnson & Johnson Yahoo

      and more ...
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HKUST Business School, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: (852)  2358-7539    Fax: (852)  2705-9596