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What are the prerequisites for admissions?

  1. Recognised bachelor's degree
  2. Satisfactory GMAT score*
  3. Minimum TOEFL 550 (paper based)/ 80 (Internet based) or IELTS 6.5 band, with no subtest less than 5.5
  4. At least two years of postgraduate full-time work experience

* Applicants with more than 7 years of postgraduate full-time work experience might be exempted from this requirement. Exemption, if any, will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

What factors are considered in the admission decision?

We will consider the overall assessment of the degree honours/ GPA, work experience, GMAT score, referees' recommendations, personal statement and interview performance. We interview each of our short-listed candidates. Video interviews are conducted for overseas applicants.

I am not sure if I need to take the TOEFL.

An applicant who wishes to be admitted on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/ or examination is not English is required to take the TOEFL.

How should I take the TOEFL test?

You should make your own arrangement to take the test. Details and forms are available from the International and Professional Examinations Division of the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (Tel: 852-3628-8787).

I took the GMAT test a year ago. Is it still valid?

Test results within five years of application are valid. For example, a score obtained after September 2012 is valid for 2017 admissions.

How much work experience is required to qualify for admissions?

The normal cut-off is two years of postgraduate full-time work experience. On average, our students have seven to eight years of work experience.
No industry is favoured over another. Experience in either the private sector or the public sector is considered relevant.

I have been self-employed / running a family business since graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Will my application be considered?

Yes, if you can provide the proof that you have been doing so for at least 2 years.

What is the HKU MBA code number for the GMAT?

The HKU code number for the GMAT is FS2-WL-61 (Old Code: 0788) [Institution: University of Hong Kong - School of Business & Economics - MBA/IMBA].

What is the HKU code number for the TOEFL?

The HKU code number for the TOFEL is 9671.

How much is the tuition fee?

HK$378,000 payable in six instalments over two years and subject to change and final approval of The University of Hong Kong.

Are there any scholarships or financial aid?

Local students of the MBA Programme in full-time or part-time mode can apply for Non-means Tested Loan Scheme. They can also apply for the Continuing Education Fund for reimbursement of course fee up to a maximum of HK$10,000.

What is the status on accreditation?

The Faculty of Business and Economics is fully accredited by EQUIS (European Quality Information System) and AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)

How can I get my student visa?

The Office of the Student Affairs will assist students in obtaining visas. In Hong Kong it is fairly easy to get a student visa. The Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) will act as the local sponsor for international students. For Mainland students the China Affairs Office (CAO) will be the sponsor. Both these offices will assist students in obtaining visas.

What materials must be submitted along with my online application?

Please refer to the Procedures/Guidelines