Our Class

Our elite program admits only about 120 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.

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 50% of our students are non-local citizens, representing almost 20 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 you get to enjoy optimum class sizes that foster effective learning and build closer connections with your classmates. Maximum class size is about 60 students per cohort, giving each student more opportunity to interact meaningfully with our faculty members.

Our Class Profile

Class Profile of Intake 2017

Class Size: 120
Avg. age: 32 (27-38*)
Avg. years of working experience: 8 (4-13*)
GMAT range: 540-730*
Non-local nationality: 58%
No. of nationalities: 16

*Typical range

Nationalities represented

North America:
Canada, United States

Asia Pacific:
Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, South Korea

France, Portugal, United Kingdom


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.

Arthur Chow Hong Kong Chief Executive Officer,
6 waves

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Jamie Ford United States Founder, Proper Prep
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Tokay Zeynalov United KingdomBusiness Change Manager,
Schroders Investment Management HK

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Dorothy Pun Hong Kong General Manager,
Li & Fung Limited

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Matthias Meyer Germany Manager,
AlphaSight Inc.

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Yasir Naveed Pakistan Assistant Consultant,
Wilson Acouostics Limited

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Marcus Leung-Shea United States COO & Co-Founder,
Michelle Queiroz Brazil Asia Pacific Marketing Lead,
The Estee Lauder Companies

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Arthur Yuen Hong Kong Deputy of Chief Executive,
Hong Kong Monetary Authority

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More Student Stories

  • Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Columbia University
  • University College London
  • Fudan University
  • University of Amsterdam
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of British Columbia
  • Nanyang Technological University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • National University of Singapore
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • New York University
  • University of Johannesburg
  • Princeton University
  • University of Macau
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • University of Toronto
  • Shanghai Tongji University

and more…

  • Adidas Sourcing
  • Lenovo
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong
  • Li & Fung
  • Asia Miles
  • LinkedIn
  • AXA Asia
  • Macquarie
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Mercer
  • Bloomberg LP
  • Morgan Stanley
  • BNP Paribas
  • Philips Electronics
  • Cheung Kong Infrastructure
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Citibank
  • Procter & Gamble
  • CLP Power
  • Starbucks Coffee
  • Colgate Palmolive
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • The Swatch Group
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic Society
  • Tod's
  • Hong Kong Trade Development Council
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Huawei Technologies
  • UBS
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Yahoo

and more…