Student Stories


Expatriate profiles at HKUST MBA


Max Tellini (Italy)
PT year two student
Manager, Project & Acquisition Finance Asia Pacific, Corporate & Investment Banking Division,
Intesa Sanpaolo Group – Hong Kong Branch
Been in HK: around 3 years

“An MBA to me is almost a necessity since nearly everybody in my team has an MBA. I want to match my great work experience in HK with an excellent training at a reputable business school.”


Koh Matsuno (Japan)
PT year two student
Manager, Pasona Asia
Been in HK: 7 years

“It is great to meet expatriate and local classmates who are full of passion and ambitions. Knowing what people of my own generation are doing at work and sharing experience with them are really stimulating. It has given me more motivation to grow up as a business person.”

Josh White (Australia)
PT year one student
Senior Vice President – Business Technology,
HSBC Securities Services
Been in HK: 4 years

“Hitting the ground running, the introductory residential program was an intense but very rewarding experience that built a strong foundation of knowledge and friendships which are critical for success in the MBA journey. The momentum gained from this course was an invaluable kick start for the exciting challenges ahead.”


Sara Earnshaw (United Kingdom)
PT year one student
Independent Digital Marketing Consultant
Been in HK: 2 years

“In the few short months I’ve been at HKUST, I’ve already advanced my knowledge of business as much as I had expected to over the course of the whole program. I’m more comfortable talking about finance than ever before, and I’m able to better communicate with clients about their business opportunities.”


Yves Ngakoutou (France)
PT year one student
Business Director, Eight Partnership
Been in HK: 8 years

“The professional background of lecturers and their real-business approach are a treat. I didn’t expect every class to offer precious takeaways that can be used at work immediately.”

Laura Lukosiute (Lithuania)
PT year one student
Financial Accountant, Standard Chartered
Been in HK: 7 months

“Since I’ve been in Hong Kong for less than a year, starting part-time MBA program with HKUST has given me numerous benefits. One of the greatest so far is that I got to meet lots of people from various industries, backgrounds and cultures, which rapidly expands my business and personal networks in Hong Kong and abroad.”

Other non-local nationalities in class:
Canada, India, Indonesia, Macau, South Korea, Singapore and Romania.

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