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Applicants for the Digital MBA for Global Leaders program (DiMBA) are required to fulfill the following admissions requirements.

⬡ A bachelor's degree;

⬡ A minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience after graduating from your first degree;

⬡ A satisfactory GMAT/GRE score (applicants with more than 7 years of full-time work experience are eligible to apply for a GMAT waiver subject to approval); and

⬡ A Good TOEFL/IELTS academic results if English was not the first language of instruction of your undergraduate/postgraduate course

        We follow the minimum TOEFL/IELTS score requirements set out by the university as follows:
        ⬡ TOEFL-iBT: 80# 
        ⬡ TOEFL-pBT: 550
        ⬡ TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
        ⬡ IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5
            #refers to the total score in one single attempt

We recognize the importance of recruiting a diverse group of students who will both benefit from and contribute to the HKUST MBA programs.

In addition to your academic and professional backgrounds, we will also consider how you will interact with others in a group, how the program matches your individual needs and objectives, and how you can contribute to the class and program.

Special COVID-19 Arrangements

HKUST MBA accepts scores from the online version of GMAT/ GRE, IELTS Indicator, TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition examinations, and Duolingo English Test (where available) for the 2022-23 admissions.

Application Checklist

Here is a list of what you need to prepare during different stages of your application.

1. Submit Your Application

⬡ Completed online application form
⬡ Resume
⬡ A non-refundable application fee of HK$1,000 (approximately US$130) via credit card 

2. After Passing the Interview

⬡ Two short essays (optional)
⬡ Academic transcripts
⬡ GMAT/GRE score report (if applicable)
⬡ TOEFL/IELTS score report (if applicable)
⬡ Online work reference forms (must be completed online by your referees)
⬡ Salary proof
⬡ Proof of employment  

The work reference forms must be completed online by your referees. Scanned copies of your academic transcripts, GMAT/GRE score report, TOEFL/IELTS score reports, proof of employment and salary letters will be sufficient during the application stage.

We will contact you should other supporting documents be required. A sample application form and a sample reference form are available for reference. You can also refer to the essay questions and materials required if you are shortlisted in this sample form

School Codes for Admissions Tests

GMAT - HKUST Code: 7357 | Program Code: PRW-WT-87
GRE - HKUST Code: 3834 | Department Code: 4201
TOEFL - HKUST Code: 0170-01 (do not need to select department)

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