At HKUST's MBA program, we take immense pride in our strong and close-knit community, which continues to grow. With over 6,300 accomplished MBA individuals from more than 70 nationalities across 60 countries, our diverse network is truly special.
The beginning of 2024 has been nothing short of exhilarating, with a wide range of exciting moments and achievements. Here are some highlights showcasing the recent activities and accomplishments of our dynamic MBA community.
We deeply appreciate the lifelong partnerships we have formed with leading individuals and corporations across various industries, our esteemed alumni, talented students, world-class faculty, and all those who contribute to the success of each event.
Stay tuned for more exciting events and opportunities as we continue to empower our students to thrive in their careers.
The MBA Runners team participated in the Standard Chartered Marathon on January 21, 2024. The runners gained extra motivation from incredible support physically and virtually.
CONSULTING AND STRATEGY CLUB
The HKUST MBA Consulting and Strategy Club arranged a networking and panel event on January 16, 2024, discussing the topics about the rapidly developing trends of AI, Sustainability and Business Transformation and their respective impacts on the consulting industry.
ALUMNI SHARING: DISCOVER THE FUTURE WITH FUSION ENERGY, FEATURING TAKA OMAE (FULL-TIME MBA, CLASS OF 2010)
We were honored to have Taka Omae, our alumnus from the Class of 2010, Full-Time MBA. Taka is the Chief Strategist at ITER Organization, a pioneer in the fusion energy industry. During the webinar, Taka shared insights into fusion energy theory, the progress of ITER's research and engineering, and the potential impact on our energy landscape.
ALUMNI HOMECOMING LUNCHEON
We held a wholesome event on January 13, 2024, with over 300 alumni, students, and faculty for a heartwarming day to reconnect, rediscover, and reunite with this close-knit community of impactful leaders.
HKUST REAL ESTATE AND PROPTECH CLUB
On January 12, 2024, the HKUST Real Estate and PropTech Club organized a networking and panel discussion on capital deployment in real estate. This event was co-hosted with the Hong Kong University Real Estate Society.
EXECUTIVE EXCHANGE: CHAIRMAN’S EDITION, FEATURING JEAN SALATA
We are honored to have Jean Salata, the visionary founder of Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) and the current Chairman of EQT Asia and Head of BPEA EQT, deliver an inspiring talk to our MBA students on January 8, 2024. During the session, Mr. Salata shared captivating stories from his career, discussed the inception of BPEA, and highlighted their resilience in the face of setbacks. He also provided insights into the current state of the industry, along with the challenges and opportunities it presents.
HKUST MBA ALUMNI TOASTMASTERS CLUB
The Toastmasters Club kicked off 2024 with its first session of the year on January 10, 2024, centered around the theme “Give it your best shot.” This was a great opportunity for new joiners and enthusiasts to get a first-hand experience of the art of public speaking.
MBA CAREER FAIR
On January 12, 2024, we held our exclusive MBA Career Fair event, open solely to HKUST MBA students, and featured the participation of 30+ prestigious partners from diverse sectors such as Consulting, #Banking, Finance, Insurance, Technology, Supply Chain, and more.
Throughout the fair, we organized informative recruitment talks and executive-sharing sessions, covering topics such as hiring trends, job opportunities, business strategies, and market insights. The employers also provided valuable tips to our MBA students to stay competitive in the ever-evolving job market. Additionally, during the career booth sessions, students had the opportunity to engage in direct conversations with employers, exploring potential career paths and forging meaningful connections.
MBA CAREER Week+
We are delighted to highlight the remarkable success of the MBA Career Week+, organized during the semester break for our Full-Time MBA students. Throughout 10 days in January, we hosted 17 engaging events, including our annual Career Fair, insightful sessions with executives and alumni, career workshops, a mindfulness art and self-discovery workshop, personalized 1-to-1 sessions with Career and Professional Development (CPD) career advisors, and more.
COMMUNITY LUNCH & ENRICHMENT TALK, FEATURING CARMEN CHIU
We had the privilege of hosting Carmen Chiu, former Regional Managing Director (APAC) of Fortnum & Mason, as our guest speaker at the unforgettable Community Lunch & Enrichment Talk with our Part-Time MBA students on January 6, 2024. It was incredible to hear Carmen sharing her awe-inspiring career journey, philanthropic support to young women and children, and the game-changing power of personal branding.
A LIFELONG ACCESS TO THE HKUST COMMUNITY
With a multitude of clubs and associations catering to various interests, joining one of these groups offers you a lifelong access to a vibrant and supportive community.
Whether you're seeking industry insights, mentorship opportunities, or simply want to forge new friendships, the HKUST MBA alumni associations and departmental groups have got you covered. To explore the exciting possibilities and unleash the power of your network, visit https://alum.hkust.edu.hk/your-networks/alumni-associations/department_aa.