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 whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification* was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the minimum English Language requirements in TOEFL/IELTS examinations.

*Qualification with duration equivalent to a full-time bachelor's degree (i.e. at least 3 years)


Applicants are highly recommended to take the GMAT/GRE test.

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