Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School (HKUST)

HKUST was founded in 1991 and offers a top-tier MBA program. It defines itself using its unique East-West education ethos and is the leading Business School in the region. Your MBA journey at HKUST begins with pre-MBA accelerator courses. HKUST ties in academic, practical and professional experience during your studies. During your studies you also have access to international exchange programmes at top-tier Universities in North America, Europe and Asia. 

  • Ranking: Number 41 on the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2023) and number 1 on the Financial Times Global EMBA Ranking (2023)
  • Ranking: Number 1 in the Asia-Pacific Region on the Bloomberg  Businessweek (2023)
  • Duration: 12 or 16 months
  • Tuition fees: 600,000 HKD
  • Minimum work experience: 2 years
  • Average GMAT: 650
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS
  • Language: English

The University of Hong Kong – HKU Business School

Offering both a full and part-time MBA program, HKU gives students the chance to pick between three different tracks (London, New York, Hong Kong/China). For students interested in the London or New York track they have access to their vast alumni, student and corporate networks. The Hong Kong/China track has the opportunity for students to spend 3 months studying at Fudan University. HKU prides itself on its Asia-Pacific and Chinese focus which allows students an opportunity to shape themselves into becoming successful regional and international leaders. 

  • Ranking: Number 42 on the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2023) 
  • Duration: 12  months
  • Tuition fees: 588,000 HKD
  • Average work experience: 6.5 years
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS
  • Offers: Full-time, Part-time, EMBA
  • Average GMAT score: 670
  • Average GRE score: 295

The Chinese University of Hong Kong – CUHK Business School

CUHK Business School boasts the very first MBA program in Hong Kong and Asia’s 50+ year history. It is located on the largest campus in Hong Kong and has over 40,000 Business School Alumni and 7,000 MBA alumni worldwide. CUHK offers a wide array of student clubs which give students experiences that range from executive seminars to study tours. 

  • Ranking: Number 64 on the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2023) 
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Tuition fees: 580,000 HKD
  • Average GMAT: 600
  • Offers: Full-Time, Part-Time and EMBA programs
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA

City University of Hong Kong – CUHK

City U offers accelerated MBA programs with flexible extensions which allows for deeper studies into further concentration areas (Accounting, Finance, Information Management). City U also boasts wider learning opportunities with overseas partnerships such as UC Berkeley, Silicon Valley and Imperial College London. Outstanding applicants to the programme could qualify for generous scholarships to help with tuition fees. 

  • Ranking: Number 64 on the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2023) 
  • Ranked 14th in Asia according to Global MBA Rankings 2020
  • Tuition fees: 605,000 HKD
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Average work experience: 5.3 years
  • Accepted exams: GMAT and GRE
  • Average GMAT: 650
  • Accreditations: AACSB, EQUIS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business

From a Doctor of Financial Technology to a Master of Business Administration, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University – Faculty of Business offers a wide range of programs to suit any aspiring business student’s need. Founded over 30 years ago the MBA program allows students to complete the program in 1 year. Specializations are also available, and students can pick from Aviation, Fashion, or Innovation and Design. 

  • Tuition fees: 47,190 HKD 
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Average GMAT score: 550
  • Accredited: AACSB, EQUIS

Where to take the GMAT in Hong Kong 

There are two GMAT test centres located within or near the Hong Kong region. Their addresses are listed below: 

Welkin Systems Limited
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
3/F Righteous Centre,
585 Nathan Road, Monkok,

Pearson Professional Centers-Hong Kong
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China
Hong Kong
Wan Chai
139 Hennessy Road, Wanchai
Office B, 18/F, China Overseas Building,

Reasons to do your MBA in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a central hub for business, technology and finance. Not only does it play a key role in these areas in Asia, but it also has grown into a central player in the international field. Boasting a multitude of international students, Hong Kong MBA programmes offer students the chance to study in a multinational and diverse city that has begun to challenge even some top-tier western financial centres. In addition, working, studying and living in Hong Kong puts individuals in close proximity to other up and coming Asian centres such as Singapore, Japan, and Shanghai. 

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Contributor: Dana Coggio

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