The HKU Business School strives to nurture first-class business leaders and to foster both academic and applied research to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the fast-changing global economy. They engage leading scholars from all corners of the world who instil students with global knowledge. With the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all Faculties at HKU, and two of their undergraduate programmes ranked amongst the University’s Top 5 and Hong Kong’s Top 10 programmes, HKU Business School attracts the best and brightest students from Hong Kong and beyond.

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📚About the Program

Master’s in FDU-HKU IMBA at HKU Business School

Explore the 2-years journey of the HKU-FDU IMBA Programme that shows how it is crafted to cater for the current needs of business leaders and delivered by two business schools composed of experts with dynamic backgrounds and international exposure using a multi-disciplinary approach and an international perspective with emphasis on the Asian region. 


The Master of Business Administration (International) is a part-time programme jointly offered by the HKU Business School and the School of Management of Fudan University in Shanghai.

Class Venue:

  • Classes are mainly conducted on the campus of Fudan School of Management in Shanghai.
  • Students will have plenty of opportunities to take required courses and electives in Hong Kong, and study abroad through their international exchange programme.


  • Teaching is shared between the schools of The University of Hong Kong and Fudan University.
  • The medium of instruction of the IMBA Programme is English.

Completion of Curriculum

  • To complete the curriculum candidates shall follow instructions on the prescribed syllabuses, attend the required seminars and tutorials, complete satisfactorily the prescribed written assignments, case workshops, class tests and projects, and such other practical exercises as may be prescribed, and satisfy the examiners in the prescribed examinations.
  • Students are awarded a Master of Business Administration (International) degree issued by The University of Hong Kong upon completion of the programme.

Admission Requirements:

  • Recognized Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
  • At least three years of postgraduate full-time work experience; and
  • Satisfactory GRK / GMAT score of 580 or above / GRE score*

*Applicants with more than seven years of work experience, by achieving at least ONE of the following, might be exempted from the GRK / GMAT / GRE requirement:

  • Satisfactory IMBA English Admission Test Result; or
  • Minimum TOEFL 550 (Paper-based) / 80 (Internet-based) [The HKU code number for TOEFL is 9671]; or
  • IELTS (Academic Training) minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or
  • Obtained a degree from a university of which the medium of instruction was English.
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📖Program Curriculum

There are success skill courses, knowledge courses, and elective courses. Candidates are required to complete twelve required courses (including ten full courses [one of which is a capstone project] and two half-courses) and seven elective courses.

Required Courses (Total of 12)
Accounting for Business Decisions
Business Analytics
Business Communications (half course)
Business Ethics (half course)
Capstone Project
China and the Global Economy
Corporate Finance
Managerial Economics
Operations Management
Organizational Leadership
Strategic Management
Strategic Marketing Management

Elective Courses (Any 7 electives from the following 5 themes)

Financial Management:
Analytics and Innovation in Supply Chain and Finance
Business Valuation
Chinese Capital Market and Securities Analysis
Mergers and Acquisitions
Modern Portfolio Theory and its Application in Chinese Market
Risk Management

Glocal Management:
Corporate Strategy
Digital Transformation and Management Strategy in a Cross-Cultural Context
Executive Workshop (Hong Kong)
International Field Project (Japan)
Multinational Enterprises Strategy
Strategic Human Resources Management
Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Frontier Knowledge:
Big Data Consumer Analytics
Business Model Design and Innovation
China and the New World Order
Data-Driven Strategic Decision Making
Digital Technology and Transformation for Competitiveness
Entrepreneurial Enterprise Governance
Internet Platform Theory and Strategy
Manage Black Swan
User Behaviors and Analytics in the Digital Economy Era

Marketing and Services Management:
Branding and Communications
Consumer Behavior
Digital Marketing Strategy
Marketing Research and its Business Applications

Innovation and Entrepreneurship:
Creativity and Business Innovation
Emerging Internet Business Models
Global Business Assignment (Field trip to Israel)

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🏫About HKU Business School

HKU Business School strives to nurture first-class business leaders and foster academic and research endeavours to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the new Asia-led economy. As Asia’s premier international business school, the School engages leading scholars from all corners of the globe who instil in students global knowledge with an Asian perspective. HKU Business School attracts top students from Hong Kong and beyond. It admits the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all Faculties at HKU. Three of its undergraduate programmes are ranked among the University’s top 10 programmes.

The School’s full-time MBA programme has a strong Asia and China focus, and the programme has been ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) for nine consecutive years from 2010 to 2018. Students can opt for an overseas exchange opportunity to supplement their campus learning in Hong Kong: a London track at London Business School, a New York track at Columbia Business School or a Hong Kong/China track at Fudan University.

HKU Business School also offers an elite EMBA-Global Asia programme, jointly with CBS and LBS, for globally-focused senior executives and professionals. The programme was ranked the world’s best joint EMBA programme in the Global EMBA Rankings 2018 by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS). Their International MBA Programme, delivered in Shanghai in collaboration with Fudan University, was the first of its kind when it was launched in 1998.

The School is fully accredited by the European Quality Improvement Systems (EQUIS) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

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🏠 Accommodation

You will need to book the accommodation after you have been accepted.

You can choose to live on campus or off campus in private accommodation.

How to book:

  • Make a booking online after you have been accepted (in this case please let us know your choice when you apply).
  • Register when you arrive - its not possible to reserve a room before arriving. You can arrive a few days before and book it
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💰 Fees

Application Fee:

$38 USD

Tuition fee:

498,000 HKD in total

Entry Requirements

You are not eligible to apply to this program because:

The minimum age is 18 and the maximum age is 65.

English fluency is required.
You need to be either:
- A native English speaker
- Studied a degree in English before
- Can demonstrate a high level of English
- Having an English certificate (You can take the English test online here) such as IELTS level 6 or TOEFL is an advantage.

Minimum education level: Bachelor's.

All student except from Nigeria are eligible to apply to this program

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📬 Admissions Process

3 Steps to Apply to a Chinese University

Application step 1

Application step 2

Application step 3

Please choose the programs here , "You are advised to select 2-3 programs to increase your chances of getting accepted.

Required Documents:

  • Passport
  • Graduation certificate
  • Passport size photo
  • Official transcript
  • Personal statement
  • English certificate (You can take the English test online here)
  • Guarantor letter
  • 2 Recommendation letters

Preparing documents:

You can start your application now and send the application documents during your application. Some documents you can send later if you don’t have them right away. Some more info about preparing application documents is here

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Application process:

Applying Online is simple in just a few steps. More information is available here.

The first steps are to choose the programs, pay the application fee and upload the application documents.

Once submitted to China Admissions, we will review your application within 2-3 days and proceed to the university or ask you for further clarification

After it has been processed to the university you will receive your unique application ID from each university.

The university may contact you directly for further questions.

We will then follow up each week with the university for updates. As soon as there is any update we will let you know. If you have made other plans, decide to withdraw / change address at any time please let us know.

After you have been accepted you will receive your admissions letter electronically and asked to pay the non-refundable deposit to the university.

Once you have paid the deposit the university will issue you the admissions letter and visa form to your home country.

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