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Would love to speak to someone regarding admissions for the 2017 MBA intake.

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Welcome to all HKUST full time MBA applicants! Use this platform to know each-other, build network, exchange ideas/information, discuss application strategies, share interview /school visit experiences, and boost one-another's morale to face the tough admission process.

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Thank you AbhishekGopal for starting this thread. Let's make it official discussion thread for HKUST class of 2019 applicants. I have added data tables in the first post. We request all applicants to add HKUST on your MBA timeline so that the applicant stats displayed in the first post reflect true picture of admissions. While adding HKUST to the timeline, MAKE SURE you are setting it for graduation year i.e. 'Class of 2019'.

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This place is eerily quiet! :o I tried to search essay topics for 2016/17 on HKUST's website but could't find them. Does anyone know whether HKUST has released essay topics for this year and where on the website they are posted?
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Essays have not been released yet !

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I am a current full time MBA student at HKUST (Intake 2016 - Class of 2018). Feel free to PM me in case you feel I can be of any help. I might not be able to answer all questions that are administrative in nature (i.e questions that should be answered by the school) but other than that, I would love to pitch in!

p.s 1: my response might be very slow due to the school activities so bear with me. I do reply eventually :)

p.s 2: No, I will not be proof reading essays please

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I have to admit that I am a overwhelmed by the pm's I am getting. It is great to see the enthusiasm you guys have. Keep it up guys. I try my best to reply within 24 hours but have not been able to do that consistently off late due to other activities.

A couple of my batchmates are also monitoring this forum and would be happy to answer your questions. So feel free to post your questions in this thread and someone from our batch will probably answer it.

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mridul87 has been incredibly helpful in replying to some of my questions already!

If any other current or past students are reading this I would love your input on:

1. I'm interested in finance recruiting and have a background in accounting/finance/tech startups. How was recruiting as an international student who only speaks english? would there be an expectation to learn mandarin or cantonese to survive professionally?
2. I'm also considering Singapore but am concerned about job visas as a foreign student. If you were considering Singapore as well, what made you pick HK?

Thanks :)

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Can someone post the essay questions for this year?

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mbatrojan wrote:
mridul87 has been incredibly helpful in replying to some of my questions already!

If any other current or past students are reading this I would love your input on:

1. I'm interested in finance recruiting and have a background in accounting/finance/tech startups. How was recruiting as an international student who only speaks english? would there be an expectation to learn mandarin or cantonese to survive professionally?
2. I'm also considering Singapore but am concerned about job visas as a foreign student. If you were considering Singapore as well, what made you pick HK?

Thanks :)



Hey there,

To answer your questions -

I am part the 2016 MBA intake at UST. To give you a background, I began my career as a banker and ran a tech startup before coming to UST and I don't speak Mandarin/Cantonese - so I may be in a position to answer your queries.

1. Recruitment in finance is a preferred choice for most UST MBA students and I would advise you to do a lot of individual research based upon which arm of the industry would you like to be in, which one(s) is the fastest growing and where do you see yourself in the long run. As far as HK is concerned, Commercial Banking, Corporate Banking and Private Banking (in my opinion) are the most sought after positions by non-Mandarin/Cantonese speakers. A few of our Alum (non-Mandarin/Cantonese speakers) who've chosen a career in PE/VC or Investment Banking are based out of Singapore, Vietnam, HK and India. Finally, there are a number of boutique firms and finance roles in other organizations (supply chain, FMCG, retail etc) that recognize UST MBA students as generally being more knowledgeable and polished. Speaking Mandarin/Cantonese does give you an added advantage and opens up more opportunities (largely in China) but someone such as myself has not had any trouble thus far in connecting with companies or reaching out to other potential recruiters.


2. After China and HK, one would find the most number of UST MBA Alum in Singapore. These are folks who are working for big tech firms, running their own startups, working in banks, consulting etc. Long story short, I haven't met anyone who's had visa issues per se. The advantage of a UST MBA is that it is very widely recognized (for all the right reasons) in Far East Asia, South East Asia and the Middle East - everyone has their own reasons but I chose HK because its as much of a hub as Singapore is but more importantly because of UST MBA's reputation in the aforementioned regions.

I hope this helps.

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Hi all,

Just received the admission interview call from HKUST adCom and already feeling thrilled.

My profile:
GMAT:680(Q:51,V:31, AWA:5 and IR:5)
Work ex:7 years 7 month(as on 31st March 2017)
Qualification:MBA+B.Tech

May I request the current HKUST batch to please throw some light on:

-What % of candidates who are called for interview are able to make it through.
-How should one prepare for HKUST interview, is it completely based on the application form ?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

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Hey Sumit,

You would have two interviews - one will be taken by a current student or an alum and the second one will be conducted directly by the Admissions Team at HKUST. Both interviews follow similar patterns - they are conversation based and questions are asked to better understand your communication style, leadership style(s) and most importantly your reasons for choosing Hong Kong as a destination and HKUST as a school.

Hope this helps.


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Hi all,

Just received the admission interview call from HKUST adCom and already feeling thrilled.

My profile:
GMAT:680(Q:51,V:31, AWA:5 and IR:5)
Work ex:7 years 7 month(as on 31st March 2017)
Qualification:MBA+B.Tech

May I request the current HKUST batch to please throw some light on:

-What % of candidates who are called for interview are able to make it through.
-How should one prepare for HKUST interview, is it completely based on the application form ?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Regards
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Hello everyone,

I have received an invitation for the interview process as well.

Would be really helpful to know what to expect during the interviews and how to prepare for them?

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Hi HKUST MBA students and applicants !

I also got my interview invite this week and am strategising how to prep.

What type of questions are asked ? Is it pretty generic , covering Goals, Why Mba , Why HKUST, An example of where you have shown leadership and where you have worked in a team ? Or is there anything specific, out of the ordinary they cover.

Are they likely to ask any curve ball questions ?

Any advise on either interview ( Admissions team or Alumni interview ) would be greatly appreciated . Thank you very much in advance for taking the time and making the effort !

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Hi,

Thanks a lot for the below information and it surely will be helpful in preparing for the interview.

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akabaka9999 wrote:
Hey Sumit,

You would have two interviews - one will be taken by a current student or an alum and the second one will be conducted directly by the Admissions Team at HKUST. Both interviews follow similar patterns - they are conversation based and questions are asked to better understand your communication style, leadership style(s) and most importantly your reasons for choosing Hong Kong as a destination and HKUST as a school.

Hope this helps.


sumit31011986 wrote:
Hi all,

Just received the admission interview call from HKUST adCom and already feeling thrilled.

My profile:
GMAT:680(Q:51,V:31, AWA:5 and IR:5)
Work ex:7 years 7 month(as on 31st March 2017)
Qualification:MBA+B.Tech

May I request the current HKUST batch to please throw some light on:

-What % of candidates who are called for interview are able to make it through.
-How should one prepare for HKUST interview, is it completely based on the application form ?

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Regards
Sumit Manchanda

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Hi all,

Done with my first HKUST interview and I think it went well as the interviewer(Jan-Justus) was friendly and made things comfortable by having more of a bilateral talk rather than just posting the questions.

Good experience all in all.

Looking forward to the next round of interview.

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Hi All, I had submitted the application and got revert of some incomplete documents. I had sent everything but didn't get any email for rejection or call for interview yet. From posts I make out many of us in this forum got interview call. Can someone suggest till what date will they be sending interview calls.

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iHi Sumit,

Glad to know that. Jan is an amazing character. Glad to hear about your experience.

Best,
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sumit31011986 wrote:
Hi all,

Done with my first HKUST interview and I think it went well as the interviewer(Jan-Justus) was friendly and made things comfortable by having more of a bilateral talk rather than just posting the questions.

Good experience all in all.

Looking forward to the next round of interview.

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