Admission Requirements

Applicants to the HKUST MSBA are expected to have the following credentials:

1. A Relevant First Degree

Applicants must possess a bachelor degree in Information Systems, Operations Management, Statistics or related fields, with satisfactory academic performance from a recognized university or approved institution;

2. English Proficiency

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with ONE of the following proficiency attainments:

1. With TOEFL score in minimum 80 (iBT); 550 (pBT) or 60 (Revised paper-delivered test);
2. With IELTS (Academic Module) overall score in minimum 6.5 (and ALL sub-scores in 5.5 or above);
3. First language is English;
4. The bachelor's degree (or equivalent) was awarded from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

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Applicants are highly recommended to take the GMAT/GRE test, but it's NOT a compulsory requirement. 

4. Work Experience

For full-time applicants, no minimum work experience is required. However, any relevant work or business experience will add weight to the application under consideration. Applicants for the part-time program should have at least two years of full-time post-qualification relevant work experience.


GMAT Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
HKUST Business School
Other Masters, Full Time
GRE 3834
TOFEL 0170
IELTS Name of department: Postgradute Outreach and Admissions Team
Name of institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Address: Room 6418, Lift 25-26 Academic Building, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong