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Intake 2010 Overview


Intake Size 115, split into 2 classes

Female 33%
Avg Age 29 (26-32)
Avg Work Exp 6 Yrs (3-9)
92% non-HK Nationality
Represent 25 Nationalities

Academic Background


Arts 6%
Business 41%
Computer Science / IT 8%
Engineering 26%
Science 9%
Social Science & Humanities 7%
Others 3%

Professional Field


Accounting/Finance 20%
Business Analysis/ Consulting 21%
General Mgmt/Legal/R&D 13%
IT/Engineering 9%
Operation/Project Mgmt/Logistic 6%
Sales/Marketing/Customer Services 22%
Others 9%

Placement/employment stats


See this PDF: https://mbacareer.ust.hk/web/recruiters ... t_2010.pdf

Some highlights of the program


  • Good Global Exposure:
    • internationalize faculty and student
    • guaranteed exchange opportunity for full-time MBA students with a network of 56 partner schools in 17 countries
  • China Focus with Asian Perspectives
  • China Focus courses
  • Field trips to China and other Asian cities
  • Wide range of business cases in the region
  • Student clubs such as China Club, Taiwan Club and Japan Club, etc
  • Diverse background of alumni mainly in Greater China region
  • Strategic location in HK
  • A westernized city with close China connection in terms of business and culture
  • Free economy and a well-establish financial hub in Asia with a lot of opportunities
  • Worldwide Reputation
  • Financial Times’ World Top 10 MBA program in 2010
  • Strong program quality
  • Strong in faculty research
  • A lot of adjunct faculty with extensive management experience in China

Ok, i am applying to it and didn't see a thread about it so here it is...

Some info from ambassador:
1.Class size will probably be ~120ish
2. Expect interview notifications mid December
3. A typical year, HKUST will place 50% of its student in HK, 25% in China and 10%in Singapore and rest international i guess


Main page
http://mba.ust.hk/ftmba/index.html

Some profiles
http://mba.ust.hk/ftmba/life/profile.html

Application: https://applymba.ust.hk/mba/admission20 ... index.html

Essay Questions:
1. Please tell us your motivations to pursue an MBA program, and why is now the best timing to do one.*(max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

2. Please elaborate on your career goals. How will your academic training, professional experience coupled with an MBA education at HKUST help you achieve your goals?*(max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

3. If you were admitted, how could your participation at HKUST MBA enrich fellow students' experience inside or outside classroom?*
(max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

4. Please pick and answer ONE of the two topics in the space below.*
State either 4a or 4b at the beginning of your essay.

4a. Describe a situation where your initial attempt to solve a problem failed. Tell us how you get around to finally solve the problem.
4b. Describe a situation where you created opportunities for yourself and led to a favorite outcome.
(max 1800 characters, ~300 words)

5. Please pick and answer ONE of the two topics in the space below.*
State either 5a or 5b at the beginning of your essay.

5a. Tell us a situation when you experienced challenges in team setting, and what you have done to help the team achieve its goals.
5b. Describe a situation when you got frustrated over differences in culture or work style. What have you learnt from that experience?
(max 1800 characters, ~300 words)

6. Please tell us a situation where you faced an ethical dilemma. How did you handle the situation? *
(max 1200 characters, ~200 words)

7. What do you want the Admissions Committee to know about you as a person? *
(max 1200 characters, ~200 words)




Typical Full-time MBA Candidate Profile of
Intake 2010 (Mid 80%)
- GMAT 580 - 720
- TOEFL 600 or above
- 3-9 years of work

Couldn't find GPA... so anyone got it please share!!!

Roll Call:
R1:
Shaselai
Jiang
xyztroy
nycgirl191 - Interview Invite
spin
iceinjan - interview invite
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pranavk invite
R2:
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2010, 21:10
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Kudos for starting the thread!
I have spent some time on the campus and would encourage anyone looking at a school in Asia to seriously consider HKUST.

I will get more info about the school to post.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 03:44
I am in. Been searching lots of discussions between HKUST and NUS/NTU and finally i decide HK is much better on not only the Great China but also on Asia's point of view.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 04:54
I will not be applying to HKUST, but one of my colleagues in Taipei was in their one year Master's of Finance course in conjunction with Stern, and he had a great experience. The campus is awesome (that I have been to!) and it seems they attract a really high caliber of professors.

Best of luck to all those applying!
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 06:23
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Kudos for starting the thread!
I have spent some time on the campus and would encourage anyone looking at a school in Asia to seriously consider HKUST.

I will get more info about the school to post.


wow bb is everywhere :). What was the first thing that intrigued you when you were there besides the diversity? it is suprising 92% are non-HKs but then again it is not a huge province.... The building kinda looked like an office building not very flashy though...
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2010, 19:05
Most of the HK`ers are on the PT programme. The Full time program is very International.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 08:59
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wow! it looks like a freaking resort! :). bb, do you have any idea of the gpa range? i am pretty high on the gmat part but weary about my gpa.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 09:04
Looks like vacation, is this really a bschool? :) How is the recruitment to top companies? Also how is it ranked compared to other top asian mbas?
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Looks like vacation, is this really a bschool? :) How is the recruitment to top companies? Also how is it ranked compared to other top asian mbas?


well on their site they say they ranked 9th in the world.. I tried to find recruiters but no luck. The info on the site are just general pie charts breaking down industries but not specific names like US schools... There is one girl on the site got into morgan stanley though...
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2010, 18:11
My class was hit pretty hard by the economic downturn, with HK mostly a finance city, however a few people landed in LVMH, Deloitte, JP Morgan.

As for the building, I believe they are constructing a new one :).. Yes the campus is nice, the dorms aren`t great but are extremely low cost, and it`s possible to rent a place outside of campus
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 11:36
I am considering 2011-2012's HKUST/Stern MSGF, however, there will be a 65000 USD bet. Worth it? will it pay back? Please feel free to throw in your 2 cents :)
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 12:06
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I am considering 2011-2012's HKUST/Stern MSGF, however, there will be a 65000 USD bet. Worth it? will it pay back? Please feel free to throw in your 2 cents :)


65000 bet? you mean the school cost? If I get into HKUST i would definitely consider as one of my top choices.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2010, 12:31
65k for the program's tuition only with the international traveling + housing fee on top of that, I will be look at around 75K USD!
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65k for the program's tuition only with the international traveling + housing fee on top of that, I will be look at around 75K USD!


well many us top schools of hkust caliber are like ~80-100k usd so it is not a huge difference. If i got into equal caliber school with money i definitely consider that more...
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2010, 11:29
ok guys! application is now LIVE! the rec is probably the EASIEST i have ever seen!
1. how long u know applicant (50 max)
2. check box ratings with no explanations
3. any additional comments?(100 max)
THE END

they do require 3 refs though but this can be done prob under 30 mins. guess it is probably not weighted as much but it sure is the easiest i have ever seen!

also updated with app link as well as essay ques - 7 total but 200 words max so not too bad.
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there gotta be more applicants to the best chinese school in the world rankings????
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 10:10
I will also be applying in HKUST this year.
Since the avg age of class is 26-32 and avg experience is of around 6 years. Does anyone have any idea about the impact of the higher age (in the range of 32-35) and experience (10-12 yrs) on the application. Will it lower the chances?
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 22:51
i have almost 5 years if by the time admitted. Personally i dont think age is an issue but probably your 10 years of WE is. I heard that HKUST is more America-style, which means most people come in are looking for career changes, compared with EU-style, which most people continually back to where they were (mostly industry). So adcon may questioning why u are in position for 10+ years but still want to change.
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Re: Calling All HKUST 2011-12 Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 06:06
i agree with jiang BUT the WE 20-80% range is 3-8 or something so that means there are some with less and more and got admitted so good luck!
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