HKU MBA Programme Crowned the Best in Asia for the 8th Consecutive Year

Immediate Release

(October 26, 2017 – Hong Kong) In the latest World MBA Rankings released by The Economist1 today, HKU’s MBA Programme has been awarded No.1 in Asia for the eighth consecutive year since 2010.

Financial Times mentioned in its report that “It is the first time in the history of FT business education rankings that a programme has been placed so high on its first participation.”

“We are very pleased that the HKU MBA Programme has been ranked the best in Asia for eight consecutive years.  This record-setting achievement undoubtedly reflects our continuous efforts in providing the highest quality MBA education.”  Professor Hongbin Cai, Dean of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong, said.  “I would like to thank our advisory board members, corporate partners, alumni and students.  Without their support, the Programme would not have grown so well.  We will continue to strengthen our MBA Programme including building an even stronger alumni network, and further improving learning experiences for our students.”

Professor Patrick Chau, Associate Dean (Postgraduate) of the Faculty of Business and Economics, added, “In addition to curriculum enhancement, we will strengthen the career development services to enrich our offering and provide a sharper focus to fit the career goals, aspirations and directions of different students.  We shall, from time to time, introduce timely elements to the Programme in order to meet the changing needs of the business world such as new elective courses, professional mentorship, market sharing, etc.”

With strong demands from the globe, the HKU MBA Programme continues to grow in scale, providing week-day and week-end modules, 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 2017 Financial Times ranking of ‘Top MBAs for Finance’, HKU MBA is ranked No. 12 in the world and is the No. 1 Asian school.  And in the Forbes Full-time MBA Rankings: The Best International MBAs: One-Year Programs (https://www.forbes.com/business-schools/list/international-1-year) released in September this year, HKU MBA is ranked No. 7.

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1 The Economist MBA Ranking: www.economist.com/whichmba/full-time-mba-ranking

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