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 58 partner schools in 18 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 80 to 100
  • jia2013 Intakeā€”An Overview
      Total intake: 94
      (split into 2 classes)
      International students: 48%
      Female students: 46%
      Average years of work experience: 8 (4-12*)
      Average age: 32 (28-36*)
      GMAT range: 530-700*
      *typical range


      Professional Field
  • jiaNationalities represented
      North America:Canada, United States
      Asia-Pacific:Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea
      Europe:Netherlands, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom
  • jiaUniversities of first degree: (partial list)
    • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)
    • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
    • University of Hong Kong
    • De La Salle University
    • Marshall University
    • Nangyang Technological University
    • Northeastern University
    • Peking University
    • Queen's University
    • Simon Fraser University
    • The University of Auckland
    • The University of Chicago
    • Tsinghua University
    • University of London
    • University of Michigan
    • University of Toronto
    • University of Wisconsin - Madison
    • University Technology Malaysia
    • Yonsei University

    • and more ...
  • jiaCompanies represented: (partial list)
    • Accenture
    • Airport Authority Hong Kong
    • Apple
    • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    • Bloomberg L.P.
    • Chow Tai Fook Jewellery
    • Citibank
    • CLP Power Hong Kong
    • Coach
    • Daewoo Securities
    • Deutsche Bank
    • DHL Global Forwarding (China)
    • Ernst & Young
    • Estee Lauder Companies (Asia Pacific)
    • FedEx Express
    • Hospital Authority, Princess Margaret Hospital
    • HSBC
    • Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong)
    • JCDecaux Cityscape
    • Li & Fung
    • L'Oreal
    • LVMH Perfumes & Cosmetics, Guerlain
    • Maersk Hong Kong
    • Microsoft Hong Kong
    • Morgan Stanley
    • PayPal
    • Prada Asia Pacific
    • Schneider Electric
    • Standard Chartered Bank
    • Wharf China Estates

    • and more ...
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