Full-time MBA

Our Programmes

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.
The University of Hong Kong and its prestigious MBA programme is a major participant in, and contributor to, the business culture of Hong Kong and mainland China. Today’s MBA students demand an approach that sets them up for success both regionally and internationally and provides them with a learning experience that bestows upon them a first-class education, real-world experience, and a deep understanding of international business and the cultural differences and nuances therein. HKU’s full-time MBA programme is specifically designed to produce these outcomes. Our Asia-Pacific and China focus gives our students a unique advantage in building their careers in the region and beyond.

Course Structure

The full-time HKU MBA curriculum is designed to provide students with first-class education, real-world experience, deep understanding of Asia and international business and sincere appreciation of cultural sensitivities. The intensive 1 year programme structure is unique in offering students the opportunity to study in four of the world’s economic powerhouses. All students begin the programme with a nine-month study in Hong Kong, during which they take core courses with an Asia focus and electives along with the China Immersion Programme. This programme will provide students with the opportunity to visit various cities in Mainland China, to understand one of the biggest and most important economies, expand business networks and interact with companies in these cities during their first nine months of the HKU MBA. In their final four months, students complete the programme with elective subjects at London Business School (LBS), Columbia Business School (CBS), Fudan University or remain in Hong Kong, depending on the track they have chosen.
August - March
Hong Kong
3 Terms
9 months at HKU - Asia focused core & elective courses
China Immersion Programme
March - August
Partnership programme
London Track
with London Business School
New York Track
with Columbia Business School
Hong Kong / China Track
with Fudan University

Partnership programme

Since its establishment in 2006, the London track of the HKU full-time MBA programme - an intensive 12-month programme operated in partnership with London Business School (LBS) - has attracted universal praise. Students are guaranteed a place to study in London for three to four months after completing all core courses in Hong Kong.

Upon completion of the core courses, students opting for the London track spend a full semester taking up to five elective courses side-by-side with students enrolled in London Business School’s MBA, EMBA and Master of Finance programmes. They thus have access to the school’s distinguished student, alumni and corporate networks as they participate in London-based events, meet illustrious business leaders as part of the school’s famed speaker series and visit leading firms in the City. London Business School issues HKU MBA students with a certificate and official transcript upon successful completion of the programme.
The HKU Business School and Columbia Business School (CBS) entered into a partnership in 2007 that allows a significant number of HKU MBA students to take a range of elective courses at CBS for a full semester. This partnership represents the culmination of a triumvirate of premier business schools working together to provide a world-class MBA education and create alumni networks in Hong Kong, London and New York – a manifestation of the natural synergy amongst the world’s three major financial centres.

Upon completion of the core courses at HKU, students opting for the New York track spend a semester taking up to five elective courses side-by-side with Columbia MBA and EMBA students, giving them access to Columbia Business School’s distinguished student, alumni and corporate networks as they participate in Columbia events, meet illustrious business leaders as part of the school’s famed speaker series and visit leading firms in New York City. Columbia Business School issues HKU MBA students with a certificate and an official transcript upon successful completion of the programme
Students who prefer studying in Hong Kong take all of their courses at HKU, many of them alongside our part-time MBA students, most of whom are employed at a middle/senior management level in regional companies. Working together with such experienced individuals gives full-time students a greater insight into the region and helps them connect with potential employers.

Alternatively, students on the Hong Kong/China track have the option to take China-focused electives at Fudan University for approximately three months in the spring. Our partnership with Fudan University, a top-ranked university in China, provides students with access to all of the university’s facilities and large pool of HKU IMBA alumni in China. In addition to classroom learning, students are exposed to various aspects of the Chinese business world through seminars, industry interfaces, real-world projects and enrichment workshops.

The HKU MBA’s dual focus on Asia and China business renders the programme highly relevant to the wider region’s dynamic, ever-evolving business environment. The China focus is achieved through special courses with China elements, regional case studies, field trips, seminars and conferences, Chinese language training, company visits and the aforementioned Shanghai-based studies.
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Application Deadline

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Admissions open for 2021 intake
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Upcoming Events

26 Sep 2020
Live Webinar with HKU MBA Alumni - MBA Journey: Opportunities and Challenges
30 Sep 2020
Alumni Webinar Series: Ms. Amy Hau(Class of 2019)
08 Oct 2020
Skype Chat
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