The HKUST MBA Ranks First in Asia Pacific

The MBA Program of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s School of Business and Management (HKUST Business School) has been ranked 1st in Asia Pacific and 14th globally by the Financial Times. This is the seventh consecutive year that HKUST has been ranked in the Top 15 globally; during this period, no other MBA program in the Asian-Pacific region has been ranked in the top 15 in consecutive years. Additionally, this marks the sixth time in the last seven years that the HKUST MBA Program has been ranked as the best in Asia Pacific.

In the 2016 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking, the HKUST MBA Program has performed well across multiple dimensions. Our graduates continue to see increasing responsibility in the workplace. The average salary of our alumni (three years after graduation) improved by 114% compared to their pre-MBA salary – the best among the global Top 15 programs. With regard to career progress, a measure of seniority and span of control, our graduates improved from 31st to 19th globally (and from 48th in 2013), reaffirming the transformative nature of the MBA Program.

“We are pleased that our MBA Program has delivered long-term value to our graduates and that they are having a significant impact in helping Asia fulfil its economic potential. We are honored to consistently be recognized as Asia’s leading global MBA program; this is a tribute to our world class students, alumni, and faculty,” said Mr Sean Ferguson, Associate Dean (Master's Programs) and Director of MBA Programs of the HKUST Business School.

“At HKUST, we are committed to being Asia’s leading international MBA program and amongst the best MBA programs in the world. We are focused on launching innovative initiatives for our students and alumni that support this end.”

The HKUST MBA Program is designed to develop international business leaders with a perspective on Asia’s role in the broader global economy. This experience positions students for sustained long-term career success. They will benefit from the interaction with diverse and talented peers from around the world. The flexibility of the program structure encourages students to delve into subjects that are in line with their future career goals.

The full table of Financial Times Global MBA Ranking 2016 can be viewed at:

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 The HKUST MBA Program has been ranked the best in Asia Pacific for six out of the past seven years.
The HKUST MBA Program has been ranked the best in Asia Pacific for six out of the past seven years.