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Phase 1 Deadline: 15 November 2011 | Decision Date: 10 February 2012 Phase 2 Deadline: 15 December 2011 | Decision Date: 9 March 2012 Phase 3 Deadline: 15 March 2012| Decision Date: 8 June 2012
Your application should include:
Completed online application form, including essays
Three online work reference forms
GMAT score report
TOEFL/IELTS score report (if applicable)
HK$1,560 application fee (approximately US $200)
Essays Application for intake 2012 will be open in late September this year.
Essay 1: Please tell us the motivations to pursue an MBA program, and why is now the best timing to do one. (~200 words) Essay 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? (~200 words) Essay 3: If admitted, how could your participation at HKUST MBA enrich fellow students’ experience inside or outside classroom? (~200 words) Essay 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. (~300 words)
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.
Essay 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. (~300 words)
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?
Essay 6: Please tell us a situation where you faced an ethical dilemma. How did you handle the situation? (~200 words) Essay 7: What do you want the Admissions Committee to know about you as a person? (~200 words)
Situated on the doorstep of the world’s most rapidly developing market, HKUST offers a China-specific education. You will learn from experienced practitioners, study real-world cases and benefit from China field trips, all focused on China. Opportunities abound for networking with Chinese business leaders through our China Club, and an extensive alumni network in the country will give you a head start in pursuing a successful career there.
Strategic Location Our proximity to China will expose you to innumerable employment and business opportunities. Hong Kong’s well-establish cross border connections attracted 42% of total inward direct investment to China at end-2010, and the city is a key facilitator in the internationalization of the yuan.
Hong Kong’s Economic Advantage Living and studying in Hong Kong will also place you in:
The world’s freest economy for 17 consecutive years
The Best Business City in the World and Best Business City in Northeast Asia
Hong Kong hosts more than 6,000 multinational companies, and offers a simplified tax system with low rates. It is one of the world’s major banking and finance hubs, featuring:
70 of the global top 100 banks
The sixth largest market for foreign exchange
The seventh largest stock exchange
China Focus Courses Doing Business in China - General managers in China are constantly challenged by a changing business environment. This required course emphasizes the realities of operating a business in China today. It will prepare you to face the major issues through a focus on past mistakes and best practices.
Apart from the above flagship China Focus course, more electives are available under "General Management in China" career track, covering topics like leadership, management, marketing, finance and investment in China.
Field Trips Our field trips take in a range of organizations in Shanghai and Beijing, where you will learn firsthand the recipe for success and the challenges faced. Each trip is a two-credit excursion that also involves preparatory lectures and post-trip reports and presentations on business practices in China.
China Club The China Club offers students the opportunity to experience Chinese culture while networking. Through the Club’s many activities you will have the opportunity to meet business leaders whose success stands out in the dynamic and stimulating context of Chinese business.
Meet our alumni in China Our alumni come from a diversity of cultural backgrounds and excel in many Chinese industries. They are middle- to senior-level executives with international mobility and entrepreneurial outlooks. Most live and work in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and the Pearl River Delta region, which will offer you numerous networking opportunities in China.
Students are expected to complete the MBA in 16 months. Those with considerable work experience and international exposure may join the accelerated 12-month option upon approval at admissions.
12-month Option The general criteria for eligibility for completing the program in 12 months are strong work experience and significant international exposure. Approval for the shorter duration is given on an individual basis at the discretion of the MBA Office.
16-month Option With largely the same curriculum as the 12-month program, the full 16-month program includes an optional internship in the first summer and an Exchange Program in the fall of the second year. All 16-month full-time students are guaranteed a place in the exchange program, which will enhance their international exposure and help them develop a more global perspective.
The curriculum is composed of 52 credits, with around 60% gained through studying required courses and the remaining 40% though elective courses.
Required Courses The HKUST MBA program offers a strong foundation for success in management through rigorous study and an emphasis on creativity, analytical thinking and teamwork. At the heart of the Western-structured curriculum are required courses in business essentials in both global and Chinese contexts—covering everything from financial knowledge and management strategies to communications and responsible leadership.
The required courses are arranged in three tiers—foundation, functional, and integration. These provide fundamental knowledge and a basis for further study in chosen areas.
Preparing to Lead (MGMT 521)
Data Analysis (ISOM 551)
Financial Accounting Foundations (ACCT 510)
Global Macroeconomics (ECON 520)
Managerial Accounting Foundations (ACCT 521)
Managerial Communication (SBMT 511)
Managerial Microeconomics (ECON 511)
Corporate Finance (FINA 512)
Information and Technology Management (ISOM 502)
Management of Organizations (MGMT 523)
Marketing Strategy and Policy (MARK 512)
Operations Management (ISOM 561)
Doing Business in China (SBMT 544)
Responsible Leadership and Ethics (SBMT 543)
Strategic Management (MGMT 541)
Electives Electives comprise over 40% of the curriculum and let you delve more deeply into the subjects that matter most to you and your future. A mix of full-time, part-time and exchange-in students take electives together to encourage integration and experience sharing. Students joining the international exchange program can take electives in partner schools and transfer the credits back to HKUST. Over 70 electives are available in the HKUST MBA program, provided along 5 career tracks to allow greater flexibility in tailoring studies to meet your career goals.
General Management in China
[Reveal] Spoiler: Show General Management Electives
China in the Global Economy (ECON 512)
Investment and Finance in China (FINA 533)
Financial Markets in China (FINA 691C)
Building a Powerful Consumer Brand in China (MARK 535)
Managing in Asia (MGMT 552)
Leadership in Asia (MGMT 650L)
Politics and Socioeconomic Environment of China (SBMT 540)
China's External Relations and their Economic Impact (SBMT 541)
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02 Oct 2011, 00:22
I am planning to apply to HKUST for the class starting in 2013..What concerns me though is lack of financing options for international students at HKUST. Unlike most other top Asian B-schools (such as the NTU and NUS in Singapore where education loans are offered by DBS & OCBC at very nominal interest rates to international students without any collateral), HKUST clearly mentions on its website
"Given limited access to local financial schemes, international students studying in Hong Kong are strongly encouraged to arrange study loans in their country or region of residence"
This is a discomforting thought because I hail from India, where the interest rated for education loans are steep and require collateral .....Wonder if somebody can help with some more information about regarding this.
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28 Nov 2012, 02:04
As much as this forum is about bringing in greater awareness of the school itself, I'd like to make this more a Q&A; session for future aspirants. I got quite a few inquiries over the past few weeks from quite a few folks and answering the same questions n number of times is not very efficient.
Re: HKUST MBA Guide
28 Nov 2012, 02:04