Full-time MBA


Admissions criteria
Application process
Tuition, fee & funding
  1. Recognised bachelor’s degree
  2. Satisfactory GMAT/GRE score
  3. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based)/80 (Internet-based) or IELTS (academic module) overall band 6.5, with no subtest score less than 5.5
  4. At least two years of postgraduate full-time work experience


We make an overall assessment of the candidates’ degree honours/GPA, work experience, GMAT/GRE score, referees’ recommendations, personal statement and interview performance.

There is no particular preference. All subjects are considered relevant, from business, pure sciences, social sciences and engineering to law, arts and languages.

The normal cut-off is two years of postgraduate full-time work experience.


No industry is favoured over another. Experience in both the private and public sectors is considered relevant.

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


Yes, we believe that military experience is very valuable. We strongly encourage former military personnel to join our programme, as they have proven leadership and interpersonal and team-building skills.

All eligible full-time MBA candidates are required to take the GMAT/GRE test with a satisfactory score. No exception will be considered.

Please visit this link from mba.com for the GMAT exam registration. For the GRE test, please go to this link from ETS for details.

Test results are valid for five years from the date you take the test till the date of completing the online application.

The HKU code number for the GMAT is FS2-WL-61

The HKU code number for the GRE is 4136.

Any 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/IELTS.

Please visit this link from ETS for the TOEFL exam. For the IELTS test, please visit this link from IELTS.

Test results are valid for two years from the date you take the test till the date of completing the online application.


The HKU MBA code number for the TOEFL is 9671 (Institution code) and 02 (Department code).

Third Round Application Deadline: 
28 March 2024

The application fee is HK$300 (non-refundable) paid online by Visa or MasterCard credit card. Waiver of the application fee is not available.

Please refer to Procedures/Guidelines.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates are by invitation only, which is sent to the email address provided in the application. Local candidates are interviewed in person and international candidates either by phone or video/skype. An additional interview or further documentation may be required in some cases.

Admission decisions are generally available two to four weeks after the interviews. These decisions are communicated via email once all outstanding supporting documents have been received.

If you fulfil all admission requirements and are sent the admission letter, after accepting the offer, paying the deposit (non-refundable) and enrolling as a student, you can apply for a 1 year deferral.

Please note that candidates may only apply once per each academic year/intake. To re-apply, you will need to wait until admissions open for the next MBA class and then complete a whole new application.

We understand the enormous commitment of time and energy that goes into applying to business school, but unfortunately we’re not able to offer individual feedback on denied applications. The Admissions Committee reviews each candidacy with great care and thoughtful consideration. The review process is extremely thorough, and all decisions are final. There is no process for appeal.


The tuition fee for the Full-time MBA is HK$588,000, payable in three instalments over one year and subject to change. The final approval is made by the The University of Hong Kong.

Upon receiving notice of admission, successful candidates are required to pay a deposit of HK$75,000 to confirm offer acceptance.


 Strong candidacies will be granted scholarships each year on the basis of individual merit. Please go to this link for details.

Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme

Local students on the full-time MBA programme can apply for a loan from the Extended Non-means Tested Loan Scheme. Please visit the Student Financial Assistance Agency website for further information on this source of financial assistance. They can also apply to the Continuing Education Fund for reimbursement of their course fees up to a maximum of HK$25,000. Please visit the CEF website for further details.

Prodigy Finance Loan   Prodigy Finance Loan

Since 2007, Prodigy Finance has been revolutionising student finance. Our innovative model offers alumni-funded loans to international students at the world’s top business schools, including HKU Postgraduate programmes. Our innovative model also uses an innovative predictive scorecard that considers your future potential and allows us to offer competitive rates to over 150 nationalities of students.

Funding is limited and you are therefore advised to apply as soon as possible. The loan amount is capped at tuition fee outstanding (Tuition minus deposit minus scholarship minus sponsorship). Find out more about the terms and conditions and how to apply for a loan from Prodigy Finance Ltd:


* The agreement is directly between students and Prodigy, with no liability or engagement of HKU Business School.  The stated finance company is cited for reference only. International students should research all available financing options on their own choice.

Monthly Spending (HK$)

*These are average figures, and will vary considerably by individual living standards and requirements.


To help you to estimate the financial resources required to attend London Business School, Columbia Business School and Shanghai’s Fudan University, the following estimated budget is provided. It is based on the expenses that students incurred in the past academic year. These are average figures and will vary considerably by individual living standards and requirements.

Estimated living expenses in London

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (GBP)
Food & Accommodation (on campus)650-1,300
Other Expenses500
Total Monthly Spending1,500


Estimated living expenses in New York

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (USD)
Food & Accommodation1,800
Other Expenses600
Total Monthly Spending2,400


Estimated living expenses in Shanghai

*These estimates are based on a moderate student lifestyle.

Monthly Spending (RMB)
Food & Accommodation4,500
Other Expenses3,000
Total Monthly Spending7,500



The Full-time HKU MBA is an intensive 1 Year programme with three tracks: the London track, New York track and Hong Kong/China track.

Please see this link for further information.

Successful applicants will need to arrange their own student visas, which are fairly easy to obtain in Hong Kong.

Upon offer acceptance our Student Services Team will coordinate the candidates’ visa application with the relevant parties. Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) will act as the local sponsor for non-local students.

Please refer to the career page of this website.

HKU Business School is fully accredited by the European Quality Information System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Also, the Faculty has the membership of Beta Gamma Sigma, which is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business programme accredited by AACSB International.