Quick Stats

  • Avg GMAT (Admitted Students)
    671
  • Program Cost
    $69,900
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Yield
    58%
  • Selectivity
    50%
  • Job Offers
    82%
  • Average Salary
    $85,619
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
Contact Information
MBA Office, Room 2011, Lee Shau Kee Business Building
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clearwater Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong, -, China
Website
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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Established in 1991, HKUST carries a vision to be a leading university with strong local commitment and significant international impact. Located in Hong Kong, the international center right at the doorstep of the world’s new economic powerhouse, China, HKUST Business School is characterized by a genuine blend of East meeting West. It was the first in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB in the U.S. and EQUIS in Europe. Over 140 full-time faculty from over 15 countries are all PhD qualified. Adjunct faculty who held leading positions in multinational firms provide substantial industrial insights.

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The class diversity was definitely the best thing about HKUST MBA. We had 27 nationalities for less than 110 students, and the professional backgrounds were quite varied with a mix of finance, marketing, engineering, and entrepreneurial people.

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About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 67
  • Median 60
  • Middle 80% 36 to 97.2
Admissions Selectivity
50% The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 46% Average Across All Schools

671 Average GMAT Score
  • Applied
  • Accepted
Average Score
83% 663
84% 671
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 404
50% 50.0
58% 58.0
Female
33% 33
International
71% 71
Re-Applicants
0%
0%
Top Undergrad Majors
  • All Applicants
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Business (General)
  • Accepted
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Business (General)
Top 5 Feeder Colleges for Accepted
  • Manipal Institute of Technology
  • Fudan University
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Toronto
Importance of Application Elements
  • Interviews Very Important
  • Resume / Work Experience Very Important
  • Application Essay Very Important
  • Recommendations Moderately Important
  • GMAT Scores Important
  • GPA / Undergrad Transcripts Important
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Deloitte
  • Citi
  • KPMG
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Morgan Stanley
GMAT Scores
  • All Applicants
  • Accepted
770 to 800
1% 1
2% 2
740 to 769
6% 6
6% 6
710 to 739
23% 23
19% 19
680 to 709
24% 24
29% 29
650 to 679
15% 15
13% 13
620 to 649
16% 16
17% 17
590 to 619
6% 6
7% 7
560 to 589
3% 3
4% 4
530 to 559
2% 2
2% 2
500 to 529
2% 2
1% 1
Under 500
2% 2
0% 0
English Language Requirements
600 Minimum TOEFL Score
English Proficiency Required: Yes
Minimum English Proficiency Score: No
Accepted Tests
  • IELTS
  • TOEFL Internet Based Test
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test

Careers: Will I find a job?

Financial Services 37%
Top Industry
  • Consumer Products 15%
  • Consulting 12%
  • Technology 12%
American Express 2
Top Employer
  • HSBC 2
  • IBM 2
  • MetLife 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
82% The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 83% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
60% 60
61% 60.97325153374234
60% Receive Offers
58% 58
56% 55.69710982658959
58% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
22% 22
22% 21.9117610062893
22% Receive Offers
20% 20
25% 25.424767441860464
20% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
0%
3% 3.0
0%
11% 11.25
79% Graduates seeking full-time employment
17% Graduates not seeking employment
Top Employers / Number Hired
  • American Express 2
  • HSBC 2
  • IBM 2
  • MetLife 2
  • Techtronic Industries 2
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
21% 21
$82,481.00
52K 133K
Finance/Accounting
34% 34
$85,968.00
25K 130K
General Management
18% 18
$95,625.00
70K 131K
Human Resources
2% 1.5
$69,677.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
21% 21
$80,875.00
26K 149K
Information Technology
2% 1.5
$64,491.00 Data not provided
Operations/Logistics
3% 3
Data not provided
Other
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
12% 12
$83,496.00
62K 133K
Consumer Products
15% 15
$88,995.00
52K 130K
Financial Services
37% 37
$79,517.00
25K 130K
Government
0% 0
Data not provided
Manufacturing
1% 1
$124,194.00 Data not provided
Media/Entertainment
9% 9
$74,839.00
46K 100K
Non-profit
0% 0
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
3% 3
$148,387.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health Care
3% 3
$77,419.00 Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
$100,000.00
71K 130K
Technology
12% 12
$74,114.00
51K 131K
Other
5% 5
$102,280.00
93K 111K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
One Year or Less
0% 0
Data not provided
More than one year, up to three years
12% 12
$74,539.00
25K 133K
More than five years
54% 54
$86,575.00
26K 131K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Asia
81% 81
$78,731.00
25K 133K
Australia & Oceania
0% 0
Data not provided
Central America & the Caribbean
2% 1.5
$90,323.00 Data not provided
European Free Trade Zone
10% 10
$108,361.00
84K 130K
Non-European Free Trade Zone
0% 0
Data not provided
Middle East & North Africa
2% 1.5
$148,387.00 Data not provided
North America
6% 6
$105,576.00
89K 130K
South America
0% 0
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Other Income for Most Recent Graduates
Top Companies with Interns / Hired
  • Citibank 4
  • ANZ 3
  • Metlife 3
  • Volkswagen Hong Kong 2
  • Standard Chartered 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus 14
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board 80
  • Average intern length in weeks 13
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 83
Annual Job Searching Trips by the School
  • Singapore
  • Japan

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,900
  • Budget $27,300
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
Total Opportunity Cost
  • Program Cost $69,900
  • Budget $39,400
0 Full Tuition Scholarships
22% of Students Receive Aid
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Financial Aid
  • Apply for Aid
  • Receive Aid
Students applying for financial aid
0%
22% 22
Scholarships
$ $ $ $ $
$615,532
Total aid distributed for the upcoming year
Basic scholarships awarded
  • Financial Need
  • Academic Merit
  • A Combination Of Need And Merit
  • Some Other Criteria
Loans
  • Loan guarantee policy No
  • Max loan guarantee per year
  • Average post-graduation debt
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Academics: What will I learn?

Students in Core Classes
50 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 43 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
30% 30
Team project
30% 30
Lectures
30% 30
Top Areas of Study
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
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Concentrations and Specializations
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • General Management in China
Master Degree Programs
  • Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Finance
  • International Management/Business
  • Management
Joint Degree Programs
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students are required to be fluent in more than one language by graduation
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 16
  • Distance learning No
Technology Improvements
  • The new Lee Shau Kee Business Building started to be in use since July 2013. The new building is equipped with a computer barn, a dedicated floor for MBA students with student lounges, breakout rooms and 2 classrooms. New teaching and learning technological facilities are available for MBA students. A dedicated online platform, “MBA Channel”, for videos hosting is also developed for students’ easy access.

Students: Who are my classmates?

95% International Students
33% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
Asia
54% 54
North America
14% 14
Europe Free Trade Zone
13% 13
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Activities
Active Professional Clubs
  • Biotech/Health care
  • Consulting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • VC/ Private Equity
  • Other
Active Networking Clubs
  • International students
  • Other

Alumni: How strong is my network?

5,184 Living MBA Alumni 12 Countries where alumni clubs exist
28 Active alumni clubs
No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.