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“Just do it. Break it into manageable parts and deal with them piece by piece.”
by Justin PO


Justin PO (Canada)
Class of 2021
Pre-MBA: Senior Associate (Data Analytics), PwC Canada

1. Why HKUST MBA to begin with?

I wanted to work in Hong Kong because it is an international hub and a gateway to Asia Pacific. I also knew I wanted to pursue an MBA to broaden my perspective. HKUST offered an amazing Asia-focused education, making it very appealing to me. I knew that HKUST would help me establish a great network with my classmates, professors, and alumni which are conducive to my career prospects.

2. How’s your experience with HKUST and life in HK so far?

My experience has been great so far. Even with the disruptions going on around the world, I have met many new friends and have learned a lot from them. My classmates and I have formed a very tight-knit group and we manage to make our MBA journey extremely fun. The MBA Office reacted very quickly to minimize disruption affecting my education. There are no delays at all. Outside of school, Hong Kong is very lively and the city never sleeps.

Making social impact - Justin (third from right) at a Habitat for Humanity volunteering event with his classmates 

3. Share with us your unique MBA experience 

The professors really stood out to me in this MBA. Going in, I was expecting MBA classes to be very similar to undergraduate classes - a group of students listening to the professor going through many slides for 3 hours. However, this isn't the case. Lectures are very discussion-oriented. Students share their experiences about certain topics, which make the classes very engaging. Some of the HKUST MBA professors are seasoned professionals with years of industry experience, making their lectures very relevant and applicable to the working world. There are also technology elements embedded in traditional business topics for some classes. This makes the whole learning experience more relevant as technology has become more and prominent in today's world. 

The joy of learning - Justin (back with his hands high up) on the last day of Data Analysis class, finishing his first semester.
4. What’s your motto when dealing with challenges?  

Just do it. Break it into manageable parts and deal with them piece by piece


Wide selection of scholarships for HKUST Full-time MBA Program, covering up to 100% tuition fee supporting outstanding candidates to pursue your MBA study.

Admitted candidates are automatically considered for this scholarship and no additional application materials are required. 


Full Scholarship

This Full Scholarship will be awarded to highly distinguished and carefully-selected candidates who demonstrate exceptional interview performance and quality in their HKUST Full-time MBA application. High-caliber applicants with excellent professional track record, academic achievements and collaborative mindset are our ideal awardees who can contribute and bring positive impacts to the HKUST MBA community.

Awardee(s) of the Full Scholarship will be the role model showing their ultimate dedication on pursuing an MBA and make the most out of their MBA journey in HKUST.

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Merit Scholarships

The Merit Scholarship is offered to top admitted candidates who demonstrate strength in work exposure, international exposure, academic performance (strong bachelor or postgraduate degree/GMAT score), references and interview performance.

Merit Scholarship and all Professional Awards are only available for HKUST Full-time MBA Program.
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Professional Awards

HKUST MBA acknowledges achievements of candidates from extensive aspects:
- HKUST MBA Global Citizen Award
- HKUST MBA Women Award
- HKUST MBA Entrepreneur Award
- HKUST MBA Business Technology and Innovation Award
- HKUST MBA Consulting Strategy Award
- HKUST MBA East and Southeast Asia Business Professional Award
- HKUST MBA India Business Professional Award
- HKUST MBA Diversity Award

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Jebsen Scholarship (For permanent residents of Mainland China & Hong Kong)

Donated by Jebsen & Co. Ltd., the Jebsen Scholarship is available to full-time MBA students who are permanent residents of mainland China or the HKSAR. Selection will be based on candidates’ academic background, work experience, and career interest.

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MBA Mentorship Program

Close-knit elite MBA Community

Over 150 alumni and students shared the joy of the newly formed mentor-mentee bonding.  The carefully paired mentors & mentees will connect regularly to exchange their first-hand experience on personal and career development.

HKUST MBA Highlights

World's Top 20 MBA

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2008-2020

No.4 in Career Progress 

Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2020, among Top 20 Programs

95% Employed in Asia Post-MBA

HKUST MBA Employment Results 2019

91% 3-month Employment Rate

HKUST MBA Employment Results 2019



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