HKUST is a dynamic and forward-thinking University that embraces a truly global outlook and an innovative spirit. Founded in 1991, we have rapidly established ourselves as a top global institution and built a respectable reputation in the region by aligning our world-class educational resources with the growth momentum of Asia. The University has developed a unique East-West educational ethos centered on the core values of excellence, diversity, open-minded curiosity and an upbeat “can do” spirit. As the leading Global Business School in the region, our vision and ambitions distinguish us from the rest.

We are the Leading Global Business School in Asia.

As the regional leader in global business education, our MBA and EMBA programs have consistently been ranked among the world’s best. The Financial Times Global MBA Rankings named us:

MBA Program in the World
for 14 consecutive years

Amongst the Asia Pacific Programs in Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2021, we are ranked:

International Mobility
International Course Experience
Value for Money

We also top the charts as:

Business School in Asia to receive dual accreditation from AACSB (US) and EQUIS (Europe)
MBA Program In Asia to be listed in all four major global MBA rankings
Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist and Forbes
EMBA Program in the World (conjoined with Kellogg) for 10 times in 11 years according to Financial Times

We are proud of how far we have come in just over two decades,
and will continue to raise the bar of global business education in the future.

One of the Most Flexible Curricula in Asia.

The HKUST MBA is one of the most flexible and practical curricula in Asia.  Career-driven core courses and a wide selection of 60+ flexible cores and electives are organized on five career tracks. A total of 52 credits will be completed through a carefully designed curriculum.  Choose between two study durations, be ready to tailor-make your own and personalized MBA learning journey.  

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Business Technology for All Leaders.

Technological breakthroughs in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, IoT, and Fintech are reshaping the way we do business. Many business operations are becoming automated, and business decisions are now made based on massive data. As one of our five career tracks, the Business Technology and Analytics track will provide you with digital competencies that distinguish great managers from the rest.

The content is carefully designed to cater to different needs and capabilities of professionals from all backgrounds.

Learn more about our Business Technology & Analytics Track

Practical and Most in-demand MBA tracks.

Learn the most in-demand skills and be prepared to lead in the new norm. Courses are aligned with 5 career concentrations enabling you to uniquely tailor your skill set according to your own career aspiration.

Optimize your MBA study by meeting your Academic Advisor and Career Coach respectively for personalized MBA advices throughout your study.

Learn more about each career track

Diversity is in our DNA.

Our elite program admits bright minds from around the world with around 90% non-local students representing diverse nationalities. You can expect to meet a diverse group of talented individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds, and personalities.

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per intake
International Course      Experience
Be inspired by the best minds.

It takes the best teachers to bring out the best in a student. Our esteemed faculty boasts some of the best scholars from prestigious global institutions as well as business leaders from Fortune 500 companies. They are all eager to share their valuable insights and practical real-life business experience with you to provide a springboard for your career success. With one of the smallest class sizes among the top global MBA programs, you can be sure to benefit from high-quality interaction with our faculty members.

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Rise up in the Asian century.

The upcoming HKUST Guangzhou campus in the Greater Bay Area will nurture talent and facilitate knowledge transfer on education, research and commercialization. Hong Kong, as part of the area will have great significance in implementation of innovation-driven development.

Non-local full-time graduates can apply for IANG Visa which allows them to stay and work in Hong Kong after their graduation.

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work in Asia
after graduation

The Hong Kong Advantage

An international business hub and a natural choice for multinational corporations’ regional headquarters, Hong Kong offers excellent exposure to global business within an Asian context.
  • No. 1 financial center in Asia and one of the top three in the world, based on the Global Financial Centres Index.
  • Strategically located in the heart of Asia and less than a five-hour flight away from half of the world’s population.

Business-friendly Employment Policy

  • The IANG visa in Hong Kong allows full-time graduates to stay for up to 12 months after graduation
  • English is widely used, along with the native Cantonese and Mandarin
  • It is easy for companies to obtain a work visa for non-locals, relative to other global cities
  • Hong Kong boasts excellent infrastructure, healthcare and transportation systems




Phillip Bonarigo

United States, Class of 2020
Pre-MBA: Founder & Principal Consultant, Bon Hao Consulting

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