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Study Modes
12 - 24
Months Duration
6,200+
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Full-time MBA
Fully immerse yourself in learning. Complete the program in as short as a year and focus on making your next career move.
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Part-time MBA Weekly Mode
A program for students who want to come to campus on Saturdays for core courses, with weekday electives.
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Part-time MBA Bi-weekly Mode
Accelerate your career in an international setting while working in Shenzhen Greater Bay Area or pursuing personal goals with alternate weekend classes.
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DiMBA Online
The first leading Asian digital MBA, this course offers our most flexible scheduling, an engaging digital format, and can be accessed globally.
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Comparison of Selected Programs
Full-time MBA
Part-time MBA Weekly Mode
Part-time MBA Bi-weekly Mode
DiMBA Online
Full-time MBA
Part-time MBA Weekly Mode
Part-time MBA Bi-weekly Mode
DiMBA Online

Learning Mode

Learning Mode

Face-to-Face

Learning Mode

Face-to-Face

Learning Mode

Face-to-Face

Learning Mode

Online 
One Campus Week 
Optional Face-to-Face Electives

Program Duration

Program Duration

12 or 16 Months

Program Duration

2 Years#

Program Duration

2 Years#

Program Duration

2 Years

Program Commencement

Program Commencement

August 
(Non-credit bearing online accelerators starts in July)

Program Commencement

August 
(Non-credit bearing online accelerators starts in July)

Program Commencement

August 
(Non-credit bearing online accelerators starts in July)

Program Commencement

February

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements

52 credits

Graduation Requirements

45 credits

Graduation Requirements

45 credits

Graduation Requirements

45 credits

Admissions Requirements

Admissions Requirements

2 years of full-time work experience

Admissions Requirements

3 years of full-time work experience

Admissions Requirements

3 years of full-time work experience

Admissions Requirements

5 years of full-time work experience

GMAT/GRE 

GMAT/GRE 

Required for all candidates

GMAT/GRE 

Required
(Possible waiver for those
with 7+ years of work experience)

GMAT/GRE 

Required
(Possible waiver for those
with 7+ years of work experience)

GMAT/GRE 

Required
(Possible waiver for those
with 7+ years of work experience)

Tuition Fee

for Intake 2024

Tuition Fee

for Intake 2024

HK$600,000
(~US$76,930)

Tuition Fee

for Intake 2024

HK$490,000
(~US$62,600)

Tuition Fee

for Intake 2024

HK$490,000
(~US$62,600)
(Provisional, accommodation fee on student's own expenses)

Tuition Fee

for Intake 2024

HK$465,000
(~US$59,800)
(For class commencing in Feb 2024)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Typical Work Experience

Typical Work Experience

3-10 Years

Typical Work Experience

5-15 Years

Typical Work Experience

5-15 Years

Typical Work Experience

8-20 Years

Class Schedule & Venue*

Class Schedule & Venue*

Core courses are held weekly on weekday mornings or afternoons. Electives are mainly scheduled on a weekly basis on weekday evenings or weekends and may be shared among Full-time, Part-time and exchange students.

Class Schedule & Venue*

Part-time MBA Program (Weekly Mode) core courses are mainly held weekly on Saturday mornings and afternoons. Electives are mainly scheduled on a weekly basis on weekday evenings or weekends and may be shared among Full-time, Part-time and exchange students.

Class Schedule & Venue*

Part-Time MBA Program (Bi-Weekly Mode) core courses and electives are mainly held in the daytime on alternate weekends (both Saturday and Sunday). Some electives may be held in the evenings on Friday, Saturday or weekdays.

Class Schedule & Venue*

Core courses are normally held on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm. Electives are arranged on weekday evenings after 7:00 pm or on weekends during the day.

Main Career Goals

Main Career Goals

Increased contributions through career switch or acceleration

Main Career Goals

Increased contributions through career acceleration

Main Career Goals

Increased contributions through career acceleration

Main Career Goals

Increased contributions through career acceleration

*Classes are mainly held at the HKUST Clearwater Bay campus except for those on weekday evenings, which are usually held downtown (Central or Admiralty). Class schedule, venue and delivery mode may be subject to change according to individual course arrangements.

#Students can complete their study in as short as 18 months if they opt for an accelerated study mode