Abbreviation FT / PT

Full-time MBA – London Track, New York Track, Hong Kong/China Track

The full-time HKU Master of Business Administration (MBA) curriculum is designed to provide students with first-class education, real-world experience, a deep understanding of Asia and international business, and sincere appreciation of cultural sensitivities. The intensive 14-month programme structure is unique in offering students the opportunity to study in some of the world's top economic powerhouses. All students begin the programme with a China immersion course in Beijing, followed by nine months of study in Hong Kong, during which they take core courses and electives with an Asia focus. In their final four months, depending on the track they have chosen, students complete the programme with elective subjects at London Business School (LBS), Columbia Business School (CBS) or Fudan University, or remain in Hong Kong. Our partnerships with such world-renowned business schools as London Business School and Columbia Business School offer our students unparalleled educational, experiential and networking opportunities. Our partnership with Fudan University in Shanghai nicely complements those opportunities.

In The Economist's latest World MBA Rankings, the programme is yet again ranked first in Asia for the 8th consecutive year, and has achieved No. 25 rank worldwide. Given the relatively short history of the full-time MBA programme at HKU, the Faculty of Business and Economics' achievement of such high regional and world rankings is impressive indeed. In addition to The Economist rankings, the HKU MBA is consistently ranked amongst the top programmes in the world in other scales.

The Programme in the Financial Times ranking 2018, we are No. 33 in the world. We are one of the region's youngest MBA programmes, but have managed to grow and build one of its most dynamic in a very short period of time.

In the 2018 Financial Times ranking of 'Top MBAs for Finance', HKU MBA is ranked No. 13 in the world.

In the Forbes Full-time MBA Rankings: The Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs, HKU MBA is ranked No. 7. Forbes ranks top non-US programs in 1 year and 2 year's category.

Part-time MBA – Weekday and Weekend Modes

The part-time MBA is offered both in weekday and weekend mode; students can choose the mode that best suits their work commitments. Weekday or weekend mode applies to core courses only, while electives are offered from a common pool which consists of weekday- and weekend-mode courses.

The degree can be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. Its modular structure allows students to concentrate on one course at a time. Each module lasts about five weeks. Students also have the chance to spend a semester at the London Business School or Columbia Business School.

Mode of Attendance

Full Time (minimum fourteen months, maximum twenty-six months)
Part Time (minimum two years, maximum four years)

Medium of Instruction
Programme Entrance Requirements

1. A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
2. Satisfactory GMAT score (the GMAT code for the MBA programme is FS2-WL-61)/satisfactory GRE score (the GRE code for the MBA programme is 4136)*;
3. Minimum TOEFL 550 (paper-based)/80 (internet-based), or IELTS 6.5 band with no subtest lower than 5.5**; and
4. At least two years of postgraduate full-time work experience

*For the part-time programme, applicants with more than seven years of postgraduate full-time work experience might be exempted from this requirement. Exemption, if any, will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

**An applicant seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English shall have to fulfil the University's English language requirement for admission.

Programme Admissions Advisor

Mr Martin Ma, Admissions Manager

Tel: 3962 1267