Normative Study Period
The total program fee for 2021-22 intake is HK$ 300,000
The HKUST MScBA program is offered in both in one-year full-time and two-year part-time study modes. Both full-time and part-time students must complete 18 credits of Required Courses and 12 credits of Elective Courses, i.e., a total of 30 credits, to graduate.
The list of Elective Course options is different for each intake and will be announced to students prior the start of the course registration period.
The Required Courses and the Elective Courses offered in previous academic years are listed below for reference.
Introduction to Business Analytics
Visual Analytics for Business Decisions
Business Analytics in R
Social Media and Network Analysis
High Dimensional Statistics with Business Applications
Business Modeling and Optimization
Simulation for Risk and Operations Analysis
Privacy Management in the Digital Age
1. A Relevant First Degree
Applicants seeking admission to MSBA program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.
2. English Proficiency
Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with ONE of the following proficiency attainments:
1. With TOEFL score in minimum 80 (iBT); 550 (pBT) or 60 (Revised paper-delivered test);
2. With IELTS (Academic Module) overall score in minimum 6.5 (and ALL sub-scores in 5.5 or above);
3. First language is English;
4. The bachelor's degree (or equivalent) was awarded from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.
Your application should include the following materials:
Completed online application form
GMAT or GRE score report (if applicable)
TOEFL or IELTS score report (if applicable)
Professional qualifications (if applicable)
Resume / Personal Statement (NOT compulsory)
Two academic reference letters
Applicant profiles are reviewed upon full completion of online applications and full payment of the application fee. Shortlisted applicants will be invited for admission interview. Candidates, who do not response to the invitation of admission interview, will NOT be further considered for the application.
Applicants are highly recommended to take the GMAT/GRE test, but it's NOT a compulsory requirement.
For the full-time program, relevant work or business experience will add weight to the application under consideration. For the part-time program, two years of full-time relevant post-qualification work experience is preferred.
APPLICATION DEADLINE*(FULL-TIME PROGRAM)
1 Nov 16, 2020
2 Feb 1, 2021 Feb 1, 2021
3 Jun 7, 2021 (Non-local Applicants)