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
  • jia2014 Intakeā€”An Overview
      Total intake: 116
      (split into 2 classes)
      International students: 48%
      Female students: 38%
      Average years of work experience: 8 (5-12*)
      Average age: 32 (27-36*)
      GMAT range: 530-700*
      *typical range

      Professional Field
  • jiaNationalities represented
      North America:Canada, United States
      Asia-Pacific:Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea
      Europe:Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom
  • jiaUniversities of first degree: (partial list)
      Beijing Foreign Studies University The Chinese University of Hong Kong
      Hong Kong University of Science and Technology The University of Hong Kong
      Indian Institute of Technology Bombay University College London
      Johns Hopkins University University of British Columbia
      New York University University of California, Los Angeles
      Peking University University of London
      Shanghai Jiao Tong University University of Oxford
      Simon Fraser University University of Southern California
      Stanford University University of Toronto

      and more ...
  • jiaCompanies represented: (partial list)
      A.S. Watson InterContinental
      Accenture Jones Lang LaSalle
      Adobe Systems JP Morgan Chase
      ANZ Banking Group KPMG Advisory
      Blackrock L'Oreal Luxe
      Burberry Maersk
      Chevron Moody's Analytics
      China Mobile New World Development
      Coach ParknShop
      Colgate-Pamolive Phoenix Satellite Television
      Credit Suisse Schneider Electric
      Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Siemens
      Ericsson Sierra Wireless
      Ernst & Young Standard Chartered
      FedEx The Boston Consulting Group
      Goldman Sachs The Ritz-Carlton
      Hong Kong Disneyland Park and Resort Thomson Reuters
      Hongkong International Terminals UBS AG
      HSBC Van Cleef & Arpels
      IBM 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