⬡ Start your application today to empower your profile with an HKUST MBA degree.
Applicants for the Digital MBA for Global Leaders program (DiMBA) are required to fulfill the following admissions requirements.
⬡ A bachelor's degree;
⬡ A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience after graduating from your first degree;
⬡ A satisfactory GMAT/GRE score (applicants with more than 7 years of full-time work experience are eligible to apply for a GMAT waiver subject to approval); and
⬡ A Good TOEFL/IELTS academic results if English was not the first language of instruction of your undergraduate/postgraduate course
We follow the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirements set out by the university as follows:
⬡ TOEFL-iBT: 80#
⬡ TOEFL-pBT: 550
⬡ TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
⬡ IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5
#refers to the total score in one single attempt
We recognize the importance of recruiting a diverse group of students who will both benefit from and contribute to the HKUST MBA programs.
In addition to your academic and professional backgrounds, we will also consider how you will interact with others in a group, how the program matches your individual needs and objectives, and how you can contribute to the class and program.
Special COVID-19 Arrangements
HKUST MBA accepts scores from the online version of GMAT/ GRE, IELTS Indicator, TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition examinations, and Duolingo English Test (where available) for the 2021-22 admissions.
Here is a list of what you need to prepare during different stages of your application.
1. Submit Your Application
⬡ Completed online application form
⬡ A non-refundable application fee of HK$1,000 (approximately US$130) via credit card
2. After Being Shortlisted
⬡ Two short essays
⬡ Academic transcripts
⬡ GMAT/GRE score report (if applicable)
⬡ TOEFL/IELTS score report (if applicable)
⬡ Online work reference forms (must be completed online by your referees)
⬡ Salary proof
⬡ Proof of employment
The work reference forms must be completed online by your referees. Scanned copies of your academic transcripts, GMAT/GRE score report, TOEFL/IELTS score reports, proof of employment and salary letters will be sufficient during the application stage.
We will contact you should other supporting documents be required. A sample application form and a sample reference form are available for reference. You can also refer to the essay questions and materials required if you are shortlisted in this sample form.
School Codes for Admissions Tests
⬡ GMAT - HKUST Code: 7357 | Program Code: PRW-WT-53
⬡ GRE - HKUST Code: 3834 | Department Code: 4201
⬡ TOEFL - HKUST Code: 0170-01 (do not need to select department)
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