MBA Student Clubs
A number of student clubs have been formed to help students with common interests share insights and broaden their exposure to situations beyond the classroom.
The Consulting Club helps our students who are interested in opportunities in management/strategy consulting to connect with potential employers and alumni. Through case study practices as well as other networking forums, the students gain an understanding of the day-to-day lives of consultants and make well-informed decisions about the career opportunities in the sector.
The Entrepreneurship Club provides a platform for students who have an interest in nurturing and incubating new business ideas to network with like-minded professionals. Activities include panel discussions with leading entrepreneurs and venture capitalists who will be able to provide insights into the start-up process.
The Finance Club connects students who are interested in investment banking, private equity, asset management, equity research, corporate finance, risks and compliance as well as other financial services related opportunities and topics. Through this club, the student body is able to liaise with executives and professionals to learn about evolving trends in the sector.
The HKU MBA Finance Club, and the extracurricular clubs in general, provide current students with an exceptional opportunity to put lessons learned in the classroom into practice. Members have an exclusive chance to participate in projects for real financial industry firms—involving asset management, FinTech, equity research, and more—in which students interact with a firm’s representatives to complete a hands-on project related to a real need facing that particular firm. This opportunity, paired with a plethora of networking opportunities, social events, and general club camaraderie, truly enhances the MBA experience. As the President of the Club, I was very much pleased with the opportunities the Club could provide its members with, as well as with the unparalleled leadership experience I gained throughout the process.
U.S.A., Class of 2016 (Finance Club President)
Pre-MBA: Financial Analyst,
Northrop Grumman Corporation , U.S.A.
Post-MBA: Corporate Strategy, Under Armour, Shanghai, Mainland China
The Industry Club is angled towards students who may have diverse interests in consumer, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, real estate, supply chain, TMT and other sectors. The club has been particularly active in inviting professionals to share their experience with students who are developing careers in their area. The Club also participates in CSR / charity events, including the Lonely Christmas @ HKU as well as the Running Santa campaigns.
The Industry Club provided our members with a great overview of the professional landscape in Hong Kong and China. Unlike other clubs, the Industry Club was involved in multiple disciplines such as Logistics, Retail, and Technology. Throughout the year, our members played a variety of roles: as industry ambassadors, charity fundraisers and interns with industry partners. The wide range of talent and background among members gave the club its unique personalities, strengths and opportunities like no other focus group in the program.
Canada, Class of 2016
Pre-MBA: Engineering Sales, HTS Engineering, Toronto, Canada
Post-MBA: Partner Channel Development Manager, Microsoft, Hong Kong
The Industry Club devoted its time and resources to engaging external speakers from different industries to deliver invaluable insights. One can expect to learn more with an open mind. We fielded strong team dynamics and passed the baton among members, each time playing host to guests, thus allowing greater interactions. The mandate for the club is broadly defined and allows creativity and imagination in how to approach activities. We successfully organized Operation Running Santa, a charity run. It was a great experience managing the project in addition to being a lot of fun on race day!
Singapore, Class of 2016
Women in Leadership Club
The Women in Leadership Club promotes gender diversification in corporate leadership. The Club provides a means of connecting students with organisations that support the cause, and organises panel discussions and networking opportunities with female business leaders across all industries.