Admissions criteria
Application process
Tuition, fee & funding

Recognised bachelor’s degree

  1. Satisfactory GMAT/GRE/ GRK score
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based)/80 (Internet-based) or IELTS (academic module) overall band 6.0, with no subtest score less than 5.5
  3. At least two years of postgraduate full-time work experience

We make an overall assessment of the candidates’ degree honours/GPA, work experience, GMAT/GRE/ GRK score, referees’ recommendations, personal statement and interview performance.

There is no particular preference. All subjects are considered relevant, from business, pure sciences, social sciences and engineering to law, arts and languages.

The normal cut-off is two years of postgraduate full-time work experience. On average, our part-time students have ten years of work experience.

No industry is favored over another. Experience in both the private and public sectors is considered relevant.


Yes, if you can provide the proof that you have been doing so for at least 2 years.


Yes, we believe that military experience is very valuable. We strongly encourage former military personnel onto our programmes, as they have proven leadership and interpersonal and team-building skills.

No, your work experience does not necessarily need to include experience as a manager. The programme is also suitable for people who come from different backgrounds.

All eligible part-time MBA candidates are required to take the GMAT/GRE/GRK test with a satisfactory score.

However, candidates with more than 7 years of postgraduate full-time work experience might be exempted from this requirement. Exemption, if any, will be considered on a case-by-case basis after the admission interview.

Please visit this link from for the GMAT exam registration; for the GRE test, please go to this link from ETS for details.

  • GMAT/GRE: Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted
  • GRK: Test scores more than one year will not be accepted

The HKU code number for the GMAT is FS2-WL-61

The HKU code number for the GRE is 4136.

Any applicant who wishes to be admitted on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong where the language of teaching and/ or examination is not English is required to take the TOEFL/IELTS.

Please visit this link from ETS for the TOEFL exam; for the IELTS test, please visit this link from IELTS.

Test results are valid for two years from the date you take the test till the date of completing the online application.

The HKU MBA code number for the TOEFL is 9671(Institution code) and 02(Department code).

Third Round Application Deadline: 
28 March 2024 

The application fee is HK$300 (non-refundable) paid online by Visa or MasterCard credit card. Waiver of the application fee is not available.

Please refer to Procedures/Guidelines.


Interviews for shortlisted candidates are by invitation only, which is sent to the email address provided in the application. Candidates are interviewed face to face. An additional interview or further documentation may be required in some cases.

Admissions decisions are generally available two to four weeks after the interviews. These decisions are communicated via email once all outstanding supporting documents have been received.

If you fulfil all admission requirements and have received the admission letter, after accepting the offer, paying the deposit (non-refundable) and enrolling as a student, you can extend your study into 4 years.

Please note that candidates may only apply once per each academic year/intake. To re-apply, you will need to wait until admissions open for the next MBA class and then complete a whole new application.

We understand the enormous commitment of time and energy that goes into applying to business school, but unfortunately we’re not able to offer individual feedback on denied applications. The Admissions Committee reviews each candidacy with great care and thoughtful consideration. The review process is extremely thorough, and all decisions are final. There is no process for appeal.

The School does not have any arrangements for students to transfer /from a programme at another institution.

The tuition fee for the Part-time MBA is HK$510,000, payable in six instalments over two years and subject to change and the final approval of The University of Hong Kong.

Upon receiving notice of admission, successful candidates are required to pay a deposit of HK$50,000 to confirm offer acceptance.

HKU MBA Merit-Based Scholarship

Strong candidacies will be granted scholarships each year on the basis of individual merit. Please go to this link for details.

Local students on the part-time MBA programme, can apply for a loan from the Extended Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme (ENLS). Please visit the Student Financial Assistance Agency website for further information on this source of financial assistance. They can also apply to the Continuing Education Fund for reimbursement of their course fees up to a maximum of HK$25,000. Please visit the CEF website for further details.

Please see here for the timeline of HKU MBA Part-time programme.

Exemption of up to two courses may be granted if a candidate can produce evidence, such as transcript and course syllabus, that a course is equivalent in content to another course elsewhere for which a satisfactory grade has been obtained or is holding relevant professional qualifications. Candidates will be required to take alternative courses in lieu of the exempted courses.

In terms of the information of mode of study (full-time OR part-time), it will be specified on academic transcript only, but not on degree certificate.

Successful applicants will need to arrange their own student visas, which are fairly easy to obtain in Hong Kong.

Upon offer acceptance our Student Services Team will coordinate the candidates’ visa application with the relevant parties. Admissions and Academic Liaison Section (AAL) will act as the local sponsor for non-local students.

HKU Business School is fully accredited by the European Quality Information System (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Also, the Faculty has membership of Beta Gamma Sigma which is the highest recognition a business student anywhere in the world can receive in a business programme accredited by AACSB International.