About HKUST

ABOUT HKUST


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 Busincess 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 2017 named us:

MBA Program in the World
Global Top 15 for 8 consecutive years
MBA Program in Asia
for 6 times in 8 years

Amongst the Global Top 15 MBA Programs, we are ranked:

Salary Increment
Value for Money
International Course Experience
International Mobility

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 6 times in 8 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.

Diversity is in our DNA.

Our elite program admits only about 120 students per intake, and with more than 90% non-local students representing close to 30 nationalities, you can expect to meet a diverse group of talented individuals from different countries, professional backgrounds and personalities. We have also strengthened our curriculum with exchange programs, business case competitions, career treks and field trips to help widen your global perspective. The international learning experience we provide clearly sets us apart from other programs in the region.

Learn more about our Class Profile

120
Students
per intake
90%
International
Students
30
Nationalities
Represented
 World *
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.

Learn more about our Faculty Profile

140+
Faculty
Members
85%
International
Faculty
Asia *
Research
Ranking
Rise up to the Asian century.

Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe as the world’s second wealthiest region, and may even surpass North America in the near future. As one of the world’s most reputable international cities where “East meets West”, Hong Kong lies at the heart of Asia and provides a gateway to China. Armed with strategic advantages from our regional location and business expertise, it is no wonder that more than 70% of our graduates find career placements in Asia and find themselves well-placed to navigate the Asian century.

Learn more about Hong Kong

70%
work in Asia
after graduation
Profound change in less time.

Getting an MBA is a life-changing investment, so we want to ensure that you maximize the value of the time and effort you put in. You will get everything that a 2-year MBA program offers in just 16 months, including the opportunity for a summer internship and a full semester exchange to one of our 60 partner schools around the world. We also provide a 12-month program option to help you shorten your time away from work if needed.

Learn more about our Curriculum

A truly Entrepreneurial Spirit.

As a young and ambitious institution, we highly encourage innovation to keep us ahead of the game. For students who are interested in entrepreneurial ventures, our Entrepreneurship Center holds various activities every year to support these initiatives, including our annual One Million Dollar Entrepreneurship Competition, Innovation & Entrepreneurship Training Camp and a series of seminars and networking activities to connect you with students from our Engineering and Science School. Not to mention the advantages of Hong Kong’s location and nourishing environment for startups. Be ready to explore beyond boundaries.

Learn more about our Entrepreneurship Center

No. 1 in Asia Asia *
Top MBA Programs for Entrepreneurship
* Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2017

The Hong Kong Advantage

  • No. 1 in the IMD world competitiveness rankings in 2016
  • No. 1 financial center in Asia and one of the top 3 in the world along with New York and London
  • Located in the heart of Asia and less than five flying hours away from half of the world’s population – an ideal business hub
  • English is widely used, along with the native Cantonese and Mandarin
  • Ranked world no.1 for economic freedom by the Heritage Foundation for 22 consecutive years (1995-2016)
  • Boasts extensive integration with Western culture and a mature infrastructure ranked no.1 in the world by the World Economic Forum
  • A 24/7 city characterized by a wide spectrum of outdoor activities and dining and entertainment options

Flag Mosaic – Celebrate our Diversity

Diversity is a defining element of HKUST, creating a place where individuals embrace all differences in backgrounds, cultures and values. This Flag Mosaic event is initiated by our full-time MBA students to celebrate our diversity, and this video perfectly captures our passion and spirit.