Our Class

We strive to create a stimulating learning environment through our emphasis on recruiting diverse talents with dynamic, rich and varied professional and cultural backgrounds. Be prepared to participate in thought-stimulating discussions and intensive interactions with your classmates, during which your learning will crystalize into applicable business skills and knowledge.

Meet with Global Talents

The remarkable thing about our world-acclaimed MBA program is that it attracts the brightest minds from a wide range of industries and functions. Furthermore, over 90% of our students are non-local citizens, representing almost 30 nationalities from different parts of Asia, Europe, North America and other regions. You won’t find another Asian MBA program offering you such extensive international exposure and connections.

Compact Equals Impact

Our MBA is a selective program, with a typical annual intake of around 120 students. This means that you get to enjoy optimum class sizes that foster effective learning and build closer connections with your classmates. The maximum class size is about 60 students per cohort, giving each student more opportunities to interact meaningfully with our faculty members.

Our Class Profile

Class Profile of Intake 2017

Class Size: 123
Avg. age: 28 (25-33*)
Avg. years of working experience: 5 (3-9*)
GMAT range: 600-730* (Highest Score: 770)
Non-local nationality: 93%
No. of nationalities: 27

*Typical range

Nationalities represented

Asia Pacific:
Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom

North America:
Canada, United States

Mexico, Lebanon, South Africa

Universities of first degree (partial list)
Companies represented (partial list)

Student Diaries

Get an insider’s view of the HKUST MBA journey through these student stories.

JP Stevenson United States Pre-MBA: Director,

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Bianca Pestalozzi Switzerland Pre-MBA: Fellow-Associate,
McKinsey & Company

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Francisco Meneses Portugal Pre-MBA: Manager & Business Consultant,

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Marina Danneskiold-Samsøe Brazil Pre-MBA: Supply Chain Management Developer,
National Oilwell Varco Denmark I/S

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Itzhak Abrahami Israel Pre-MBA: Legal Consultant,
Shnitzer, Gotlieb, Samet & Co.

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Celine Zhu China Pre-MBA: Investor Relations Manager,
China ZhengTong Auto Services Holdings Ltd.

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Shogo Tachibana Japan Pre-MBA: Manager,
Accenture Japan Ltd.

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Dilara Alp Turkey Pre-MBA: Senior Auditor,

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Amrish Hari Narayanan Malaysia Pre-MBA: Manager,
Corporate Finance & Strategic Planning, Emrail Sdn Bhd

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More Student Stories

  • Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Fudan University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Imperial College London
  • La Sapienza, University of Rome
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee
  • National University of Singapore
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Tokyo
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Vienna
  • Yonsei University

and more…

  • Accenture
  • Airbus Operations
  • ANZ
  • AXA
  • Bangkok Petroleum
  • Canon
  • Clarins Cosmetics
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Greenpeace East Asia
  • Government of Republic of Korea
  • HSBC
  • Huawei Technologies
  • IBM
  • Impact Nepal
  • KPMG
  • LG Hospital
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • Mizuho Bank
  • Nissan
  • Nomura Real Estate Development
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Puma
  • Rakuten
  • Schneider Electric
  • SK Holdings
  • Sony Pictures
  • Yamaha Motor
  • ZS Associates

and more…