Some quick notes about studying MBA in Hong Kong:
Duration of MBA in Hong Kong: Hong Kong Business Schools offer comprehensive MBA programs along with specialization in various concentrations based on ones preferences. MBA programs in Hong Kong are generally between 1 and 2 years in duration with multiple options for 1 year. Moreover, Hong Kong provides excellent career opportunities in terms of global exposure
Intakes in Hong Kong: On a general note there are two intakes in Hong Kong – January, August and September out of which September is their biggest intake. Most of the programs are available during this term. Indian students can also apply for this term since final marks of most students arrive around June. You can apply early and get conditional admission letter and then update your final university with the score you receive
Fee Structure: Pursuing MBA in Hong Kong can range from HKD 90,000 to HKD 550,000 depending upon the Business School and the course preferred. So, let’s say the tuition fee in Hong Kong ranges between INR 8,00,000 & INR 50,00,000 which is no doubt very reasonable as compared to the tuition fees in other destinations abroad. Some of these high priced MBAs are amongst the topmost in the world. HKUST MBA ranking comes as 14th in the World (Financial Times Ranking 2016) while HKU MBA ranks at 44 in the World (Financial Times Ranking 2016)
Work Experience for MBA in Hong Kong: Most of the Universities in Hong Kong require an average work experience OF 2 – 3 Years at managerial level. However, we believe the average age requirement is higher. Thus, 3 to 5 years experience would be ideal. Again, more than the no. of years of work experience, we believe it is the quality of accomplishment at work that counts more.
Private Institutions offer MBA programs for fresh graduates too. Thus, you can join them straight after your graduation in India.
GMAT Requirement: GMAT score is one of the major criteria that most HK Business Schools draw on the for the selection of their prospective students. To ensure your seat among the well-known B-Schools we would always recommend a score of minimum 650
English Language Requirement: One must have a recognized English language qualification such as IELTS or TOEFL. The minimum score that is accepted for entry is IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT80.The test could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001
Work in Hong Kong during studies: Initially the student visa issued in Hong Kong was for the sole purpose of studies only. In short international students were not allowed to take up part time work. However, this restriction was relaxed in case of full-time students whose study period is not less than one year. From 2008/09 onwards students are allowed to undertake study related internships, campus jobs or summer jobs. The students (excluding exchange students) may take up:
- Part-time on-campus employment for not more than 20 hours per week throughout the year
- Employment during the summer months without any limit
Work in Hong Kong after studies (Jobs in Hong Kong): Hong Kong is a place full of opportunities, be it for advancing up your career ladder or realizing your dream. It is the perfect stop for valuable work experience and a brilliant opportunity to tap the market of Mainland China, the world’s emerging economy, in future. The non-local students enjoy the benefit of a policy – the Immigration Arrangement for Non-local Graduates (IANG) for fresh graduates to stay in Hong Kong for 12 months after graduation without any restrictions to seek jobs. Besides one can obtain comprehensive employment information from the Labour Department of the HKSAR Government, including employment legislation, employee rights and benefits, as well as job vacancies, etc.
Youth Employment Start (Y.E.S.) (administered by the Labour Department) provides one-stop advisory and support services on employment and self-employment to youngsters aged between 15 and 29. It provides support to young people to start their career on right track, enhance their employability, facilitate them to access the latest labour market information and help them secure a firm footing in the labour market for sustainable development.
TOP MBA Programs in Hong Kong
University: The University of Hong Kong
MBA: HKU MBA
Business School: Faculty of Business, University of Hong Kong
Duration of HKU MBA: 14 Months
MBA Fees for HKU MBA: HKD 513,000 | INR 46,00,000
GMAT required for HKU MBA: No Minimum Requirement | Average 655
Work Experience required for HKU MBA: 2 years Minimum | Average 5.2 Years
University: Hong Kong University of Science & Technology Business School (HKUST)
MBA: HKUST MBA
Business School: HKUST Business School
Duration of HKUST MBA: 12 Months
MBA Fees of HKUST MBA: HKD 545,000 | INR 48,20,000
GMAT required for HKUST MBA: No Minimum Requirement | Above 600 Advised
Work Experience required for HKUST MBA: 2 years Minimum | Average 6 Years
University: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
MBA: CUHK MBA
Business School: CUHK Business School
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition Fees: HKD 490,000 | INR 43,35,000
MBA China Business
GMAT: No Minimum Requirement | Average 634
Work Experience: 3 Years Minimum | Average 5.2 Years
University: City University of Hong Kong
MBA: CityU MBA, HK
Business School: CityU College of Business Hong Kong
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition Fees: HKD 298,000 | INR 27,00,000 (40 credits)
Concentrations: Accounting, Finance, Information Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
GMAT: No Minimum Requirement | Advised above 600
Work Experience: No Minimum Requirement | Students with higher work exp. will be given preference. We recommend at least 3 years
University: Richard Ivey School of Business
MBA: Ivey MBA
Business School: Richard Ivey School of Business – Hong Kong Campus
Duration: 18 Months
Tuition Fees: HKD 880,000 | INR 27,00,000
GMAT: Minimum 600
Work Experience: Minimum 2 Years
University: Hull University, UK
MBA: The Hull MBA
Business School: Hull University Business School, UK
Duration: 12 Months
Tuition Fees: HKD 222,000 | INR 19,64,000
GMAT: No Minimum Requirement
Work Experience: Minimum 3 Years
Note: Examination fees and cost of other supplies are not in included in the above fee.
Studying MBA in Hong Kong:
Often students are unsure about the best time to do an MBA and selecting the right combination of country, university and the MBA program. With Indian students, we have witnessed an inherent need to look at the MBA rankings and many of our students select to apply to top business school in HK which include the likes of HKUST, HKU, City University of Hong Kong while comparing these schools with some other top Asian Business Schools like National University of Singapore (NUS), Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Management University (SMU), INSEAD Singapore (Asia Campus), CEIBS (China), Indian School of Business (ISB) (India), and a few more.
Here is a glimpse of the QS Top MBA Ranking of Asia-Pacific programmes 2016 (hence even Australian MBAs are listed) for the Top 17 MBAs:
|Asia Pacific MBA Ranking||University||Average GMAT|
|2||National University of Singapore (NUS)||672|
|3||The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)||669|
|4||The University of Hong Kong (HKU)||664|
|5||Nanyang Business School, Singapore||650|
|6||BiMBA: Beijing International MBA, Peking University||650|
|7||Melbourne Business School||677|
|8||Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Ahmedabad||711|
|9||University of New South Wales||630|
|10||Graduate School of Business, Seoul National University||610|
|11||ANU College of Business and Economics, The Australian National University||N/A|
|12||CUHK Business School (CUHK)||650|
|13||Indian Institute of Management Bangalore||N/A|
|14||La Trobe University||640|
|15=||Monash Business School, Monash University||600|
|15=||Peking University – Guanghua MBA||640|
|17||Indian Institute of Management Calcutta||N/A|
The above table shows 3 MBA programs from Hong Kong ranking in the top charts. While these MBA programs provide a global education, we also strongly that for students who are hoping to make their careers in Asia, Hong Kong MBAs can really do them a great deal!
We generally get students who compare the top business schools of the world or Asia-specific and we guide them through the entire process of shortlisting the right schools, guiding them with essays and helping them with essay editing (making the essays crisp, clear and extremely good), applications, scholarship applications and essays, visa guidance and more. Students often apply to MBA programs in multiple countries including Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, UK, Australia, Malaysia, China and more and selecting the right business schools here is the key which we follow up by some interesting brain storming sessions, discussions on essay content and more.
Wish to study an MBA in Hong Kong? Here’s how we shall help you:
We explain the complete process of studying MBA in Hong Kong. We assess your profile and understand your suitability to study in Hong Kong. We suggest areas of profile development
Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget and several other factors, we help you select the right MBA programs in Hong Kong you must apply to. This is very important because you spend application fees per university, send out couriers and invest more during the process and not applying to the right set of Universities would mean a loss of money and time. We categorically suggest Ambitious, Moderate and Safe University options from which you can select from so as to create the right set of final Universities
We guide you with your documents required for applying to MBA programs in Hong Kong. This includes helping you build and edit the right CV, editing suggestions to strengthen your essays and SOP, providing guidance on your recommendation letter content, and more. We are one of the leading admission consulting in the country and essay editing is our forte
We are excellent at this! We provide critical feedback on your essays and engage in brainstorming sessions to place your profile in the finest form at the Universities
We guide you through the applications to Business Schools in Hong Kong where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths in your application, help you fill the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and help you submit the application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University
Follow Up Counselling:
We are always there for you. Universities email you their queries or provide updates on your applications. Often times, we follow up with your Universities. After your applications too, generally you are bound to come up with a lot of questions, and we will be happy to help
National Universities in Hong Kong would want to do an interview round with you before finalizing your admissions. We provide you with mock rounds and help you build your confidence, so that you could establish to the University that you could contribute well to their MBA class
Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right MBA program for you at the right business school. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one admit
We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University
We guide you through the complete student visa process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file, and more
We try to connect you with other students who are going to Hong Kong or who are already studying there
We guide you with booking of your accommodation in Hong Kong to whatever extent that is possible
Hong Kong Admission CounselingIn case you’re confused about your studies in Hong Kong, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in Hong Kong hassle-free.
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We keep in touch with Universities. We keep in touch with our past students. We know exactly what a University will require or we can identify it very (very) easily. We help you build your profile, craft a great resume, and statement of purpose (SOP)/essays and bring out the best in you while presenting you to a University. Chances of your admissions evidently rise because we are around.
We help you right from start to end in the process ie. from selecting the right course and university list, documentation preparation, filling out and checking of forms, applying to universities, to securing admission offers, helping you finalize the best choice of university, visa guidance (including documentation, mock interview rounds, application), accommodation booking and much more. Hey! IELTS coaching is also available at our centre. We are brilliant with our essay editing services (remember – you will have to end up writing 18 to 24 essays when you apply to 8 to 10 Universities). We are simply there for everything! #enoughsaid
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