Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School

World Rankings

  • Financial Times Global MBA Ranking (2019) 79
  • The Economist Which MBA? Ranking (2018) 56

Full-time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB and EQUIS

Programme features

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Business School aims to cultivate global leaders whom are able to work well with others in a range of cultural contexts. An MBA at HKUST will equip its participants with the skills to be able to manage a career in a global economy.
  • Teaching methods vary across courses but roughly speaking, lectures comprise 30% of the delivery, the rest of the time is taken up by discussions, seminars, case analysis, simulation, individual and group projects and presentations.
  • The course combines required modules, which provide a solid foundation in general management, with a choice of elective modules so students can tailor their MBA with future prospects in mind. 


  • 12 or 16 months

Number of places

  • 100–120

Fees and funding 2014

  • HK$545,000 (£47,900).
  • Various scholarships are available for full-time MBA students. These may be awarded based on needs, merit, gender nationality etc.

Part-time MBA

Accreditations: AACSB and EQUIS

Programme features

  • The part-time MBA is offered as a 24 month alternative to the full-time MBA for those whom want to remain in employment whilst they gain the qualification.
  • Students attend classes at the Clear Water Bay Campus on Saturdays with some elective classes being offered on weekday evenings.


  • Two years

Number of places

  •  80–100

Fees and funding  2013

  • HK$385,020 (£33,838).
  • No financial aid available for international students.

Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA

Accreditations: AACSB and EQUIS

Programme Features

  • HKUST have teamed up with Kellogg School of Management to offer a tailor-made MBA for senior executives in Asia. The programme seeks to help them raise the bar and understand the business challenges ahead from a global point of view. 
  • The programme teaches students about the latest global management tools and concepts with an emphasis on three key areas of management skills: behaviour in learning organisations; international management; managing groups of cooperating firms for international competitiveness. 
  • Students attend a mixture of live-in weeks and weekends at both HKUST and Kellogg.


  • 18 months

Number of places

  • 750

Fees and funding

  • HK$1,205,000; US$155,000 (£105,880).
  • Scholarships are awarded to those who demonstrate academic excellence, women who show high leadership potential and to those who have or who are launching a new business.

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HKUST Business School, Academic Building 2463 (Lift25/26), HKUST, Hong Kong