Full-time MBA

FAQ

Admissions criteria
Requirement
Application process
Tuition, fee & funding
Others
  1. Recognised bachelor’s degree
  2. Satisfactory GMAT/GRE score
  3. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based)/80 (Internet-based) or IELTS (academic module) overall band 6.5, with no subtest score less than 5.5
  4. At least two years of postgraduate full-time work experience

 

We make an overall assessment of the candidates’ degree honours/GPA, work experience, GMAT/GRE score, referees’ recommendations, personal statement and interview performance.

There is no particular preference. All subjects are considered relevant, from business, pure sciences, social sciences and engineering to law, arts and languages.

The normal cut-off is two years of postgraduate full-time work experience. On average, our students have six to seven years of work experience.

 

No industry is favoured over another. Experience in both the private and public sectors is considered relevant.

 

Yes, if you can provide proof that you have been doing so for at least 2 years.

 

Yes, we believe that military experience is very valuable. We strongly encourage former military personnel to join our programme, as they have proven leadership and interpersonal and team-building skills.

All eligible full-time MBA candidates are required to take the GMAT/GRE test with a satisfactory score. No exception will be considered.

Please visit this link from mba.com for the GMAT exam registration. For the GRE test, please go to this link from ETS for details.

Test results are valid for five years from the date you take the test till the date of completing the online application.

The HKU code number for the GMAT is FS2-WL-61

The HKU code number for the GRE is 4136.

Any applicant who wishes to be admitted on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/ or examination is not English is required to take the TOEFL/IELTS.

Please visit this link from ETS for the TOEFL exam. For the IELTS test, please visit this link from IELTS.

Test results are valid for two years from the date you take the test till the date of completing the online application.

 

The HKU MBA code number for the TOEFL is 9671 (Institution code) and 02 (Department code).

Application deadlines
12 noon, HKT, November 20, 2020

The application fee is HK$300 (non-refundable) paid online by Visa or MasterCard credit card. Waiver of the application fee is not available.

Please refer to Procedures/Guidelines.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are by invitation only, which is sent to the email address provided in the application. Local candidates are interviewed in person and international candidates either by phone or video/skype. An additional interview or further documentation may be required in some cases.

Admission decisions are generally available two to four weeks after the interviews. These decisions are communicated via email once all outstanding supporting documents have been received.

If you fulfill all admission requirements and are sent the admission letter, after accepting the offer, paying the deposit (non-refundable) and enrolling as a student, you can apply for a 1 year deferral.

Please note that candidates may only apply once per each academic year/intake. To re-apply, you will need to wait until admissions open for the next MBA class and then complete a whole new application.

We understand the enormous commitment of time and energy that goes into applying to business school, but unfortunately we’re not able to offer individual feedback on denied applications. The Admissions Committee reviews each candidacy with great care and thoughtful consideration. The review process is extremely thorough, and all decisions are final. There is no process for appeal.

 

The tuition fee for the Full-time MBA is HK$588,000, payable in three instalments over one year and subject to change. The final approval is made by the The University of Hong Kong.

Upon receiving notice of admission, successful candidates are required to pay a deposit of HK$75,000 to confirm offer acceptance.

 

Strong candidacies will be granted scholarships each year on the basis of individual merit. Please go to this link for details.

 

Local students on the full-time MBA programme can apply for a loan from the Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme. Please visit the Student Financial Assistance Agency website for further information on this source of financial assistance. They can also apply to the Continuing Education Fund for reimbursement of their course fees up to a maximum of HK$20,000. Please visit the CEF website for further details.

 

Monthly Spending (HK$)
Accommodation 8,000
Food 4,500
Transportation 1,000
Miscellaneous 2,000

*These are average figures, and will vary considerably by individual living standards and requirements.

 

To help you to estimate the financial resources required to attend London Business School, Columbia Business School and Shanghai’s Fudan University, the following estimated budget is provided. It is based on the expenses that students incurred in the past academic year. These are average figures and will vary considerably by individual living standards and requirements.

Estimated living expenses in London

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (GBP)
Food & Accommodation (on campus) 650-1,300
Other Expenses 500
Total Monthly Spending 1,500

 

Estimated living expenses in New York

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (USD)
Food & Accommodation 1,800
Other Expenses 600
Total Monthly Spending 2,400

 

Estimated living expenses in Shanghai

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (RMB)
Food & Accommodation 4,500
Other Expenses 3,000
Total Monthly Spending 7,500

 

 

The Full-time HKU MBA is an intensive 1 Year programme with three tracks: the London track, New York track and Hong Kong/China track.

Please see this link for further information.

Successful applicants will need to arrange their own student visas, which are fairly easy to obtain in Hong Kong.

Upon offer acceptance our Student Services Team will coordinate the candidates’ visa application with the relevant parties. Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) will act as the local sponsor for non-local students.

Please refer to the career page of this website.

HKU Business School is fully accredited by the European Quality Information System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Also, the Faculty has the membership of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business programme accredited by AACSB International.