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HKU MBA Programme Ranked No. 1 in Asia for the 9th Consecutive Year

25 Oct 2018

(October 25, 2018 - Hong Kong) In the latest World MBA Rankings released by The Economist1 today, the MBA Programme offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong (HKU Business School) has been awarded No.1 in Asia for the ninth consecutive year since 2010.


“We are delighted that the HKU MBA Programme has been ranked the best in Asia for nine consecutive years. This remarkable achievement is a recognition of our continuous efforts in offering the highest quality MBA education.” Professor Hongbin Cai, Dean of HKU Business School, said. “I would like to thank the support from all our stakeholders, who have contributed to the development of the Programme. We will continue to strengthen our connection with alumni and together, we will make our MBA Programme stronger and better.”

Professor Patrick Chau, Associate Dean (Postgraduate), added, “We have been further enhancing the learning experience for our students, not only providing multi-location exposure and Asia-Pacific focused curriculum that differentiate us from others, but also a wide array of electives that are relevant to the dynamic market landscape. We are committed to strengthening the career development services and aspiring them to achieve greater success. We shall, from time to time, introduce timely elements to the Programme in order to meet the changing needs of the business world.”


With strong demands from the globe, the HKU MBA Programme continues to grow in scale, providing market-oriented and/or China- and Asia-focused electives. Our students come from different parts of the world which makes the HKU MBA multinational and international.


The Economist MBA Ranking is based on independent surveys on the following factors which are considered to be essential to their education by MBA students around the globe:

  • Open new career opportunities and/or advance current career
  • Personal development and educational experience
  • Salary increment
  • Potential to network

In addition to The Economist rankings, the HKU MBA is consistently ranked amongst the top programmes on other reputable international league tables. In the 2018 Financial Times ranking of ‘Top MBAs for Finance’, HKU MBA is ranked No. 13 in the world and No. l in Hong Kong. HKU MBA also ranked No. 7 in the Forbes 2017 Full-time MBA Rankings: The Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs (

1The Economist MBA Ranking:


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HKU Business School
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HKU Business School
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About HKU Business School


Faculty of Business and Economics, The University of Hong Kong (HKU Business School) strives to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic and research endeavours to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the new Asia-led economy. As Asia’s premier international business school, the School engages leading scholars from all corners of the globe who instil in students global knowledge with an Asian perspective. HKU Business School attracts top students from Hong Kong and beyond. It admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all Faculties at HKU. Three of its undergraduate programmes are ranked among the University’s top 10 programmes.

The School’s full-time MBA programme has a strong Asia and China focus, and the programme has been ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for nine consecutive years from 2010 to 2018. Students can opt for an overseas exchange opportunity to supplement their campus learning in Hong Kong: a London track at London Business School, a New York track at Columbia Business School or a Hong Kong/China track at Fudan University.


HKU Business School also offers an elite EMBA-Global Asia programme, jointly with CBS and LBS, for globally-focused senior executives and professionals. The programme was ranked the world’s best joint EMBA programme in the Global EMBA Rankings 2018 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Our International MBA Programme, delivered in Shanghai in collaboration with Fudan University, was the first of its kind when it was launched in 1998.


The School is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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