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Welcome to all 2015 applicants applying to HKUST.
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Dear HKUST Applicants,

We recently organized a chat event with Admission officers of HKUST Business School. In the event, Ms.Kara Leung and Ms.Crystal Wong - Members of School's admission committee - spent an hour with GMAT Club members in out chat room and answered their questions about HKUST MBA program.

For our friends who could not attend the event, here are some key questions and Admission officers' answers to them. You can also download the complete session transcript which is attached to this post.


Tell us something about HKUST MBA program.
Crystal: HKUST MBA Full-Time Program offers 12 months and 16 months options for students and includes 5 career tracks for students: General Management in China, Finance, Consulting and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing. We have a diversified class for our program, 95% of our students are with non-local nationality and with 24 nationalities.


What’s the range/median/average GMAT score for past intakes?
Kara: we don't set a minimum GMAT requirement as the admissions committee looks at your profile holistically. You may take the range of GMAT score of our last intake as reference which is 600- 720


What weight is to GMAT / Work Ex / Interviews in admission decision?
Crystal: In making the admissions decision, the admissions committee will consider a bundle of factors including your undergraduate performance, the quality and amount of your work experience, your global exposure, work references, GMAT score, IELTS/TOFEL result (if applicable), etc. There is no single factor that dominates the admissions decision.


What % of students is from countries outside of Asia?
Kara: the nationality breakdown of class 2014, 18% from North America, 20% from Europe, 23% from other Asia regions, 35% from HK & China, 4% from others


What's the core content of General Management in China? What does this part most focus on?
Crystal: Students shall be able to choose their elective courses based on their preferred career track. The courses "General Management in China" cover External relation of China, Investment and Finance of China, Economic Impact of China, etc. You may refer to the course list of this career track in our website


“Full-time helps student to make a bigger career switch (geographical/ industry/ function)”. Can you please explain a little more on this?
Kara: if any candidates are thinking to make 2 or more degrees of change, let say change from working in Europe to HK and change from marketing to finance, I would suggest you to do a full-time program. The training in FT program is designed to help you for a bigger switch. Internship and a lot of career and networking events are included for FT class


How many hours per week required to be spent by full-time MBA students?
Crystal: For full time students, the total number of credit required to be completed shall be 52 credits. Each class lasts for 3.5 hours. For a 2-credit course, there are a total of 8 classes in general. Each course usually has one class per week so it takes 8 weeks with the final week on examination to complete a course of 2 credits.


Is IELTS or TOFEL needed?
Crystal: At HKUST, applicants are required to take the Test of TOEFL or IELTS unless their (1) first language is English; or (2) qualification (e.g. undergraduate degree) is awarded by a University or an institute where the language of instruction is English.


How the interviews are arranged for applicants that cannot go to Hong Kong?
Kara: it depends on your location. Sometimes, our interviewers will fly over, sometimes we will do Skype interview.


What are the typical careers after an MBA from HKUST. Are there any placement statistics that you publish?
Crystal: 40 % of our graduates enter the finance industry, while 22% work in Retail/Supply/China Management and 18% of them are in Consulting . We do have the career statistics in our website


Do you have more information about the career treks? Do they differ from year to year?
Crystal: Our career office will connect with employers for internship and placement opportunities for students. Recruitment talk, executive meeting in small group setting, career treks to Shanghai and Beijing, different networking activities will be organized, regular alumni talk will be held downtown for students as well. Company visit in mainland will be organized by the career office for students who are interested in developing their career in China. We would also help student with career consultation and training.


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Hi Narenn,
While going through HKUST MBA site, I came across - "Flexible Program Schedule (12 or 16 months)". Does this mean that this thread should read as "Class of 2016?
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Hi Narenn,
While going through HKUST MBA site, I came across - "Flexible Program Schedule (12 or 16 months)". Does this mean that this thread should read as "Class of 2016?


No. This thread is indeed for Class of 2017. Though Program schedule is flexible, we always consider maximum duration of the course.
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Dear HKUST Applicants,

I hope all of you are going to attend scheduled chat session on 23rd/24th September with HKUST Admissions Team on GMATClub. We are looking for a volunteer who can help us in moderating the chat session. If anybody is interested, Please PM me

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Makes sense. Thanks.

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Dear HKUST Applicants,

Thank you very much for participating in recent chat session with HKUST Admissions Team. We had a wonderful discussion with Ms.Kara Leung and Ms.Crystal Wong.

For our friends who could not attend the event, here are some key questions and Admission officers' answers to them. You can also download the complete session transcript which is attached to this post.

Good Luck to all!!


Tell us something about HKUST MBA program.
Crystal: HKUST MBA Full-Time Program offers 12 months and 16 months options for students and includes 5 career tracks for students: General Management in China, Finance, Consulting and Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marketing. We have a diversified class for our program, 95% of our students are with non-local nationality and with 24 nationalities.


What’s the range/median/average GMAT score for past intakes?
Kara: we don't set a minimum GMAT requirement as the admissions committee looks at your profile holistically. You may take the range of GMAT score of our last intake as reference which is 600- 720


What weight is to GMAT / Work Ex / Interviews in admission decision?
Crystal: In making the admissions decision, the admissions committee will consider a bundle of factors including your undergraduate performance, the quality and amount of your work experience, your global exposure, work references, GMAT score, IELTS/TOFEL result (if applicable), etc. There is no single factor that dominates the admissions decision.


What % of students is from countries outside of Asia?
Kara: the nationality breakdown of class 2014, 18% from North America, 20% from Europe, 23% from other Asia regions, 35% from HK & China, 4% from others


What's the core content of General Management in China? What does this part most focus on?
Crystal: Students shall be able to choose their elective courses based on their preferred career track. The courses "General Management in China" cover External relation of China, Investment and Finance of China, Economic Impact of China, etc. You may refer to the course list of this career track in our website


“Full-time helps student to make a bigger career switch (geographical/ industry/ function)”. Can you please explain a little more on this?
Kara: if any candidates are thinking to make 2 or more degrees of change, let say change from working in Europe to HK and change from marketing to finance, I would suggest you to do a full-time program. The training in FT program is designed to help you for a bigger switch. Internship and a lot of career and networking events are included for FT class


How many hours per week required to be spent by full-time MBA students?
Crystal: For full time students, the total number of credit required to be completed shall be 52 credits. Each class lasts for 3.5 hours. For a 2-credit course, there are a total of 8 classes in general. Each course usually has one class per week so it takes 8 weeks with the final week on examination to complete a course of 2 credits.


Is IELTS or TOFEL needed?
Crystal: At HKUST, applicants are required to take the Test of TOEFL or IELTS unless their (1) first language is English; or (2) qualification (e.g. undergraduate degree) is awarded by a University or an institute where the language of instruction is English.


How the interviews are arranged for applicants that cannot go to Hong Kong?
Kara: it depends on your location. Sometimes, our interviewers will fly over, sometimes we will do Skype interview.


What are the typical careers after an MBA from HKUST. Are there any placement statistics that you publish?
Crystal: 40 % of our graduates enter the finance industry, while 22% work in Retail/Supply/China Management and 18% of them are in Consulting . We do have the career statistics in our website


Do you have more information about the career treks? Do they differ from year to year?
Crystal: Our career office will connect with employers for internship and placement opportunities for students. Recruitment talk, executive meeting in small group setting, career treks to Shanghai and Beijing, different networking activities will be organized, regular alumni talk will be held downtown for students as well. Company visit in mainland will be organized by the career office for students who are interested in developing their career in China. We would also help student with career consultation and training.


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HKUST along with another 21 Business Schools will be participating at the GLOBAL BUSINESS SCHOOLS E-FAIR in Association with the CEMS ALLIANCE
on 12-13th November 2014. It is a 24-hour virtual fair offered to all prospective students. This is a unique opportunity to interact with representatives and current students of the universities you are interested in.

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As I was completing my application for the 2017 intake, I got the sense that the application itself hasn't been updated. In section 3, it mentioned "work experience duration (counted from first job after undergraduate degree to Aug 1, 2014)" - if this was the 2015 application (i.e., 2017 intake), shouldn't the duration be counted until August 2015 rather than 2014? Please help
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Hi, I was going though some old HKUST threads and people were talking there about two interviews. I thought there is only one interview round. Can someone help me with this? I applied in R1 and still waiting for interview call, anybody got an invite already?
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New post 18 Dec 2014, 00:04
I guess nobody has been invited yet. And yes last years post does suggest two rounds but is not mentioned anywhere online.. I am meeting college on Monday and will ask for info on this ..

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I guess nobody has been invited yet. And yes last years post does suggest two rounds but is not mentioned anywhere online.. I am meeting college on Monday and will ask for info on this ..

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okay !! that's great Sid ! Do post here after you get some info :)
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New post 27 Dec 2014, 03:37
Hey guys,

Hope you had a happy holidays (assuming you celebrate). I'm a current first year HKUST MBA student. Let me know if you have questions about the program, admissions, etc. and I'll respond to them as soon and as best as I can! Good luck with your applications! 8-)
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New post 28 Dec 2014, 08:30
I got the interview call for first round on 24...so yay !!! ... How should I go about interview preparations now, Please Guide !

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Got the interview invite for the second round, anyone else?
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Got the interview invite for the second round, anyone else?


Nop.. Got done with my first round on 29th December. No news about second round
When is your second round scheduled?
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New post 15 Jan 2015, 08:08
any body done with interview yet.
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New post 15 Jan 2015, 21:27
i had mine 2 days ago. it was quite straight forward. just the usual questions. lets see what they come back with.
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New post 19 Jan 2015, 03:32
Just received the Preliminary Admissions Result mail, they intend to take me for the upcoming class, so yay !!! :-D :-D
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