You will receive the same degree certificate as our full- and part-time (face-to-face) students. We guarantee that the quality of your MBA experience will be the same as that of everyone else.
*The exact number of courses taken may differ from student to student since flexible cores and electives of different credit load may be available.
The DiMBA Program
DiMBA is a two-year, part-time online MBA program designed to provide students with a flexible and comprehensive digital learning journey.
All-Rounded Digital Leaders
The curriculum is designed to transform professionals into well-rounded digital leaders by equipping them with a broad range of managerial and quantitative skills.
Earn about one third of your total 45 credits from the required core courses. The remainder can be earned through MBA Accelerators, flexible cores, electives, our Professional Empowerment series, and the Global Immersion Program.
HKUST Campus Week
Welcome to HKUST—In the very first week of the DiMBA program, you will come to our Clear Water Bay campus in Hong Kong and receive an official introduction to our program, faculty and your fellow classmates in a variety of learning, professional development and networking activities.
Short credit-bearing course in Accounting, Data Analysis and Python Programming to prepare for your upcoming MBA studies
Professional Empowerment Series
Managerial communication workshop to sharpen your leadership, team work and presentation skills
Experiential Leadership Program
Put your leadership skill to the test and overcome a series of team-based challenges with your DiMBA classmates
MBA Networking Events
Develop personal connections with your professors, classmates, alumni and students from other MBA study modes
Build your business foundation—Our MBA Core Courses are carefully designed to cover various aspects of general management and to build your professional knowledge base. You will be introduced to the foundation techniques required to excel as a future business leader.
- Strategic Management
- Managerial Microeconomics
- Corporate Finance
- Financial Accounting
- Operations Management
- IT Management
- Marketing Strategy & Policy
Strengthen Your Specialization—With our Flexible Cores, you can customize your MBA curriculum based on your background and interests towards your envisaged career.
- Managerial Accounting Foundations
- Management of Organizations
- Cryptocurrency, Blockchain and Their Business Applications
- Global Macroeconomics
- Data Analysis
- Deep Learning Business Applications with Python
- ... and more
Personalize Your Study Plan—Select from a pool of electives to craft a unique MBA experience. These electives cover many aspects of various businesses, allowing you to refine your expertise so it is relevant to your career path.
Upgrade Your Professional Skills—With our credit-bearing Professional Empowerment program, you will sharpen essential skills to succeed as a business leader and acquire latest industry insights to stay ahead of the competition.
- Digital Leadership & Teamwork
- Virtual Presentation Skill
- ESG and Sustainability Workshops
- Resume Review
- Professional Workshops (Financial Modelling, Project Management, Virtual Networking, etc.)
- Industry Seminars
- Executive Sharing
Training offered may vary each year due to market trends and the professional expertise that the school engages with.
A unique conclusion to your MBA—Near the end of your DiMBA journey, you will travel outside Hong Kong to take classes, network with executives and celebrate your MBA graduation together with your classmates in-person before the Christmas holidays.
- Credit-bearing Study Tour*
- Company Visits
- Local Experience
- Networking Events
*Expenses on flights, transportation, meals, accommodation, insurance, etc. are not included in the tuition fee and will be borne separately by each student. Should there be travel restrictions due to the pandemic or other circumstances beyond our control, the Global Immersion Program may need to be cancelled and another appropriate and feasible option will be offered instead.