Our Programmes

The part-time GBA (HK-SZ) MBA at HKU is designed to help you comprehend, manage, and capitalise on the region’s dynamic and rapidly evolving business environment while providing maximum flexibility of work-study balance between Shenzhen and Hong Kong throughout the 2-year programme.
Designed by a world-class, award-winning faculty with deep Asian and global expertise, the part-time GBA (HK-SZ) MBA at the HKU Business School equips you with the tools and networks you need to advance your career within the Greater Bay Area. The bi-weekly study mode allows working professionals the maximum flexibility to travel easily by high-speed rail from neighbouring cities in Mainland China to Shenzhen and Hong Kong while balancing their work-study life.

Modern-day professionals need to be equipped with a learning experience that bestows upon them a first-class education, real-world experience, and a deep understanding of international business and culture. Our part-time GBA-Oriented MBA programme is specifically designed through a case-based, experiential-learning approach infusing all-rounded knowledge, with the 2021-22 re-designed curriculum, elective subjects are focused on the key themes of Business Tech and Innovation Finance, Strategy and Consulting, Managing in China & Asia, Marketing and General Management. Studying alongside peers who are experienced management professionals and entrepreneurs from local and regional companies, you will learn to apply business theories and models to real-life, context-rich situations, based on actual problems that companies are facing around the world.

A series of Executive Development Workshops have been created to encourage the students to fully engage in a unique learning experience while sharpening their soft skills. The series of workshops are spread across the entire academic year and will be conducted on topics that include Business Communication & Presentation Skills, Managerial Leadership & Executive Presence, Problem Solving & Critical Thinking Skills, and High Performing Teams & Collaborations Skills.

Course Structure

Our Asia-Pacific focus gives you a huge advantage for developing your career in this region
Courses will include a combination of studying in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen campuses
Courses taught in Hong Kong are conducted at Admiralty Town Centre, for its prime city-centre location, while courses taught in Shenzhen are conducted at the Shenzhen Learning Centre located in Futian CBD
The Shenzhen Learning Centre is conveniently located in Futian CBD; easily accessible and reachable – students can easily travel to Shenzhen for classes from other neighboring cities to Shenzhen and Hong Kong by taking the high speed rail
Students residing in China only need to spend 1 night at Futian whereas students based in Hong Kong will need to spend 2 nights during their studies
Courses are offered bi-weekly, allowing you to concentrate on a single course and minimising travelling
Complete the MBA degree at your own pace within a minimum of two years and maximum of four years
The extensive use of business cases strengthens your critical thinking and enables you to become an effective problem solver and decision maker
Leverage the opportunity to learn and study alongside peers who are experienced middle-to-senior management professionals from top local and regional companies
Hone your entrepreneurial abilities through our flagship elective partnered with Cyberport Academy ,Entrepreneurial Incubation Lab is designed to help you build a start-up from business concepts and idea development through to incubation training and pitching with opportunity to be shortlisted for the Cyberport Creative Micro Fund (CCMF) or Cyberport Incubation Programme (CIP)
Take the opportunity to spend a semester at London Business School or Columbia Business School and gain a nuanced appreciation of business in the world’s top financial centres
Take international field trips to experience and understand business dynamics in different economies
Become part of Hong Kong’s most prestigious alumni network with more than 245,000 University Alumni spread worldwide representing over 150 nationalities
Year 1
Sept - Oct
Orientation Programme
Induction Events
Two Executive Development Workshops will be conducted to enhance your soft skill: 1) Business Communication and Presentation skills, and, 2) High Performing Teams and Collaborations
Oct - Dec
Foundation Core Courses covering Accounting and Economics
Jan – End-May
Functional Core Courses covering Marketing, Finance and Business Ethics
May - Aug
Functional Core Courses covering Digital Innovation and Analytics
Two Executive Development Workshops will be conducted to enhance your soft skill: 1) Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills, and, 2) Managerial Leadership and Executive Presence
Year 2
Sep - Dec
Strategic Core Courses covering Strategy, China and Global Economy, and Capstone project
Jan – May
Take elective courses that choose from a pool of MBA electives or, electives offered by other taught master programmes of the Faculty
Bi-weekly study mode

The part-time GBA-Oriented MBA is offered in bi-weekly mode, applies to core and elective courses. Except for students who choose to study weekend mode electives in Hong Kong, for which the courses are offered on a modular basis, with each module lasting about five weeks.
Bi-weekly mode
- An incomparable mix of study- Courses are taught in both Shenzhen learning centre and Hong Kong campuses.
- Classes are based on a fortnightly schedule, Saturday (10:00 am to 9:30 pm) and Sunday (10:00 am to 6:00 pm)

Example: for bi-weekly mode class schedule
Bi-weekly mode
Class Profile (Hong Kong Part-time)
Male : Female ratio
58% : 42%
Average age
Local: Non-local
44% : 56%
Average years of work experience

Application Deadline

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Upcoming Events

25 May 2022
Masterclass Series - "ESG, Green Finance and Carbon Market" by Professor Dragon Tang
27 May 2022
HKU MBA – Coffee Chat & Lunchtime Meet-up in Guangzhou [Part-time GBA (HK-SZ) mode only]
26 May 2022
Skype Chat (1-1 chat with our admissions)
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