HKUST Launches Hong Kong’s First Digital MBA for Working Professionals in Asia


The School of Business and Management of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST Business School) announced today the launch of the Digital MBA for Global Leaders Program (DiMBA). This is the first-of-its-kind program in Asia among Financial Times’ global top 25 MBAs that offers a flexible online learning mode for motivated professionals in the region.

The two-year part-time DiMBA Program is offered under the same umbrella of HKUST’s reputable MBA degree, together with its full-time and part-time (face-to-face) MBA Programs. Designed for working professionals in Asia who look for flexibility in their schedule or geographical mobility, the new DiMBA Program allows participants to continue their studies during business trips and even after relocating to a different city without compromising their career, family or personal priorities.

“With acceleration of online learning and virtual classroom technologies, our DiMBA option not only provides an innovative and practical learning platform in today’s challenging times, but also responds timely to the evolving need in the post-pandemic world,” said Prof. TAM Kar Yan, Dean of HKUST Business School. “As a forerunner of education innovation in the region, we stand ready to use our state-of-the-art facilities at HKUST including our first virtual classroom in Asia, to deliver this distinctive executive business program.”

DiMBA students will receive the same MBA degree certificate and learn from the same faculty as their full-time and part-time peers. They will be required to join the first week of their program in-person, while participating in our global immersion program to expand their international exposure and enrol in optional face-to-face courses on campus.

“Our MBA Programs are designed for business professionals to develop all-round leadership prowess in tomorrow’s workplace, with a broad selection of courses aligned with five career tracks that includes new electives in AI, Big Data, Blockchain, Fintech and IoT,” said Prof. CHEN Tai Yuan, Associate Dean and MBA Program Director. “The DiMBA will enable participants to boost their digital leadership competence through virtual teamwork and prepare for the new opportunities in the new economy.”

DiMBA graduates will be able to sign up for alumni seats in our online MBA classes for continuous education, as well as connecting with our elite network of 5,000+ MBA alumni in over 60 countries with the virtual alumni hub and local networking events. The Program is now open for admission. For more information, please visit the program website:

For media enquiries, please contact:
HKUST Business School
John Poon
Tel: (852) 3469 2090

Milky Lau
Tel: (852) 2358 8213

DiMBA will spend the first week of the program at HKUST with options to take on-campus electives if their schedules allow.
virtual classroom
A mockup image of the new virtual classroom, where our faculty can teach and interact with students virtually.
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