Be Curious and Discover

The optional exchange program is open to Full-time MBA students. It offers a wonderful opportunity to gain international exposure and maximize your experience at HKUST.

Full-time MBA students enrolled in the 16-month MBA program can apply to study at one of our partner schools located in various countries for one or half semester, either physically or virtually, depending upon availability.

Here are some of the global programs on the exchange list:

Cornell University Cornell University
Cornell University
London Business School London Business School
London Business School
exchange program
Kellogg School of Management Kellogg School of Management
Kellogg School of Management
HEC Paris HEC Paris
HEC Paris
Life-time Opportunity In HKUST MBA Exchange Program – Northwestern Kellogg
Life-time Opportunity In HKUST MBA Exchange Program – Northwestern Kellogg

Pimolpat (Pauline) Thanusutiyabhorn, Class of 2020

"HKUST MBA exchange program is a great opportunity for us to see the world. It’s a chance for us to meet new people, to be in a new environment, and to see things with fresh perspective. But in reality, the value I have gained is much more than I thought. For me, it’s a life-changing experience. One of the amazing things that happened during my exchange program was meeting my two co-founders…”

ternational exposure and academic performance in addition to an outstanding performance in the admissions process. This award is mutually exclusive with the HKUST MBA Company Nomination.



Even if you decide to remain in Hong Kong throughout your study, you can still be a great host for our exchange-in students from all over the world.

HKUST also hosts exchange students from these top business schools. They will be joining you in your elective courses, so whether you study abroad or not, you will be able to discover more from different cultures during your program.

Our Partner Schools (Partial List)

North America
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth College
  • Duke University
  • Georgetown University
  • Indiana University;
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Chicago
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of Toronto;
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Virginia
  • University of Washington
  • ESSEC Business School
  • ESADE Business School
  • HEC Paris
  • IE Business School
  • IESE Business School
  • London Business School
  • SDA Bocconi School of Management
  • University of Manchester
  • University of St. Gallen
  • University of Warwick
Asia and Others
  • China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)
  • Fudan University
  • National University of Singapore
  • Peking University
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University
  • Tsinghua University
  • University of Melbourne
  • University of New South Wales

The exchange program promotes cultural and international exposure; therefore, some of our partner universities do not allow visiting students to return to their home country during the exchange program. Partner universities reserve the right to defer to the government and to public health authorities regarding the exchange program. Should the need arise, a remote, virtual exchange program may be offered. All exchange program offerings and arrangements (virtual or physical classes) are subject to change and availability.