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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology HKUST Business School

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HKUST MBA Program Says...

Admissions Programs
Full-time MBA applicants should meet following requirements:
- a strong bachelor degree
- a satisfactory GMAT score
- minimum 2-year post-degree full-time work experience
- Good TOEFL/IELTS result if undergraduate degree was not taught in English
Application period: September ...
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HKUST MBA Program Students Say...

Students applying to HKUST need to have an undergraduate degree and at least one year of work experience. The average GMAT score for accepted students is between 620 and 690. Having an interest in Asian culture and Asian business markets doesn't hurt either.

Visiting And Contact Information

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Clearwater Bay


Phone: (852) 2358-7539

Fax: (852) 2705-9596


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:76
Average GMAT Score:668
GMAT Range (25-75%):640 - 710
Average Years of Work Experience:7
Total # of Applicants:768
Total # of Applicants Accepted:298
Total # Enrolled:198
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:03/13
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Application Deadline Round 1:11/13
Notification Date Round 1:02/07
Application Deadline Round 2:01/13
Notification Date Round 2:04/11
Application Deadline Round 3:03/13
Notification Date Round 3:06/06
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:No
Early Decision Programs:No
Transfer Applicants Accepted:No
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Journal:
Established in 1991, HKUST carries a vision to be a leading university with strong local commitment and significant international impact. HKUST Business School is characterized by a genuine blend of East meeting West. We were the first in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB in the U.S. and EQUIS in Europe and is one of the few business schools capable of studying issues specific to emerging markets of China with international research standards.

HKUST has also been ranked the region's premier business learning center and its MBA program has been consistently ranked no.1 in Asia by The Economist and world No. 9 by Financial Times in 2010.
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Admissions Requirements
GMAT Score:Required
Essay / Personal Statement:Required
Undergraduate GPA:Required
Extracurricular Activities:Required
Letters of Recommendation:Required
Work Experience:Required
State Residency:Optional
Other:- Leadership potential - Potential contribution to the MBA class - Matching of career goal and the offerings of the program
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
GMAT Score:Important
Undergraduate GPA:Important
Letters of Recommendation:Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Considered
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Very Important
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:Not Reported
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • Average GMAT Score:
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    640 - 710
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
  • Rolling Admission:
  • Application Deadline: