Tuition Fee and Expenses
Studying full time for an MBA is a major financial commitment, so planning is essential. If you are not a Hong Kong resident, you will also need to apply for a student visa, which will require proof of sufficient financial resources to cover expenditure during your studies.
The total program fee for the full-time MBA program is HK$525,000* (equivalent to ~US$67,350) for the 2012 intake. The program fees for the 12- and 16-month options are the same because they both require 52 credits.
The program fee covers tuition, the MBA Residential Program, textbooks for required cores, course materials, and some enrichment activities.
Successful applicants who accept an offer from the program are required to pay a non-refundable deposit of HK$50,000 (equivalent to ~US$6,400), which will be offset against their outstanding program fee. The remainder of the program fee will be paid in two installments.
HKD USD (equivalent)
MBA Program Fee (2012 intake)
Accommodation on campus (12 months)
Books and supplies
Living expenses (12 months)
Total $661,000 $84,750
Students who choose the one-semester exchange program will continue to pay HKUST tuition fees for the credits they earn at exchange schools. Travel and living expenses vary according to the locations of exchange schools and are not included in the above estimate.
*Subject to university's approval.