HKU's location is in the heart of Hong Kong, a city with a rich business and entrepreneurial heritage, which confers immense advantages upon its students. Hong Kong’s vibrant economic environment attracts businesses from all over the globe.
The headquarters of HKU Business School are located on the HKU Main Campus, with facilities such as lecture theaters, classrooms, computer labs, and research centers. At another campus called the Town Center Campus (or the Admiralty Center), you’ll find state-of-the-art business facilities, including executive classrooms, meeting rooms, and lounges.
Hong Kong itself is one of the world’s global financial and business centers, home to the fourth-largest stock market in the world, the second-highest number of billionaires in any city, and one of the highest per capita levels of income in the world. Every facet of Hong Kong is geared towards doing business, from the low levels of taxation to the high levels of economic freedom that continue to propel the growth of this thriving region that was once a humble collection of fishing villages and farms.
Notable firms in Hong Kong include Cathay Pacific, Esprit, DBS Bank, and MTR Corporation.
HKU Business School offers four MBA programs. The HKU MBA is offered in both a full-time and part-time format and has consistently been ranked as the top MBA program in Asia.
The Full-time MBA Program is an intensive one year program with three tracks. All students spend nine months in Hong Kong, with field trips to Mainland China. Then, depending on the track they choose, they get to spend four months in London or New York, or Hong Kong/Shanghai.
The Part-time MBA is offered in both weekday and weekend modes. Students can choose the study mode that best suits their work commitments. Students from both modes enjoy a certain degree of flexibility, for example, weekday mode students can choose three weekend core courses and weekend mode students can choose three weekday core courses, all subject to the availability and approval by the Programme Office. The weekday and weekend mode is only available for core courses, as electives are offered from a common pool comprising courses in both modes.
The Part-time GBA (HK-SZ) MBA mode structure is designed for students to receive comprehensive and rigorous learning within a 4-day period every 5 weeks. The no-class weeks will allow students to focus and debrief their learnings from the lectures, meet with their cohorts for group assignments, and most importantly, prepare themselves for the upcoming class week. This study approach will ensure our students receive optimum learning while minimising travelling.
41 Full-time MBA by Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2023
14 by Poets&Quants International MBA Rankings 2021
Number 1 in Asia for the 10th time by The Economist – Full Time MBA Rankings, 2022 & 2010-2018
HKU Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring excellence in education. The school was also one of the first business schools in Hong Kong to be accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), one of the leading accreditation bodies in higher education.
HKU Business School offers a merit-based scholarship for the full- and part-time MBA programs. For Full-time MBA program, it covers between HK$150,000 and HK$350,000; for Part-time MBA and Part-time GBA (HK-SZ) MBA programs, it cover between HK$100,000 and HK$150,000.
It is awarded based on a number of factors, including the candidate’s admission interview performance, career background, GMAT/GRE score, and academic performance. All applicants will be automatically considered for this scholarship, requiring no separa scholarship application
HKU Business School is passionate about promoting management thinking and practices with an Asian focus. The Asia Case Research Center (ACRC) is a research center affiliated with HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong. Established in 1997, the ACRC currently has close to 600 Asia-Pacific case studies, addressing the growing demand for research and knowledge relating to Asian business.
Cases range across industries and contexts, from creating a sustainable movement in fast fashion in Hong Kong to tackling human trafficking in global supply chains in Taiwan to disrupting the video game industry in Japan.