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Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Business Analytics programme, a candidate must:

  • Hold a recognised degree or equivalent;

  • Obtain statements from two referees, regarding his/her suitability for the Programme; and

  • Obtain a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university.
    Minimum score requirement: TOEFL: 80 | IELTS: 6 (with no subtest below 5.5) TOEFL iBT® Home Edition and IELTS online tests are not accepted.

GMAT/GRE scores are not required, but a good GMAT/GRE score will be favourably considered and can be helpful for marginal cases.

In general, applicants are not required to attend an interview during the admissions process.

*School codes for test score reports:

  • TOEFL: 9671 | GRE: 2482 | HKU Master of Science in Business AnalyticsGMAT: FS2-WL-82

TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years only. GMAT score reports are valid for five years. For example, if you submit your application form on October 2, 2020, then only the report of  the TOEFL/IELTS test taken after October 1, 2018 is considered valid. Also, please make sure you arrange to get the official test report to us in time as the test authorities may not issue your report when the test result has expired.