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 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 9 consecutive years

Amongst the Global Top 15 MBA Programs in 2018, 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 9 times 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.

Where business meets technology.

Technological breakthroughs are reshaping the way we do business. HKUST MBA is introducing a new Business Technology & Analytics track with courses in AI, machine learning, fintech, big data and blockchain so that you can harness the power of technology for business and fuel your career growth.

Learn more about our new track

Diversity is in our DNA.

Our elite program admits only about 100 students per intake, with more than 50% non-local students representing close to 20 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. 

Learn more about our Class Profile

100
Students
per intake
50%+
International
Students
20
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
Designed for Working Professionals.

This is a 2-year part-time program designed to meet the needs and aspirations of working professionals. Classes are held on Saturdays at our main campus, and on weekday evenings at our Central campus. Exclusive features of the MBA for Professionals Program, like our Hay Group Leadership Development Program and dedicated career development resources, are provided to help you aim higher and go further.

Learn more about our program Schedule

50%+
received promotion or
job upgrade during program
Unparalleled International Experience.

You only do your MBA once, so you might as well try to get the most out of it. We provide exciting options for our MBA for Professionals Program students like a full-semester Exchange program, a one-week study tour and plenty of field trip opportunities. You can seize these unique opportunities to broaden your international exposure while keeping your full-time job.

Learn more about our Exchange Program

60
Exchange
School Partners
20
Countries
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. Be ready to explore beyond boundaries.

Learn more about our Entrepreneurship Initiatives

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

Are you ready for the digital revolution?

Even top consulting firms like McKinsey, BCG and Bain are struggling to get talents who can bridge technology and business. Now more than ever, you need an MBA degree that can equip you with digital competencies, leadership prowess and business acumen to survive, and thrive, in tomorrow’s workplace.

To prepare our students for the future of business, we have introduced a Business Technology & Analytics track featuring these courses:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data in Finance
  • Big Data Technologies
  • Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Their Business Applications
  • Deep Learning Business Applications with Python
  • Fintech and Big Data Financial Analytics
  • Portfolio Management with Fintech Application
  • Technology and Innovation Management
  • and more...

At the same time, we invite industry experts and alumni working in these emerging areas to share the latest updates and trends with our students through industry seminars and alumni panels. The HKUST MBA FinTech Club was also launched to drive more activities and initiatives to bolster students’ knowledge and network in FinTech, which is disrupting the entire financial ecosystem.

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.

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