There is one intake every year. The Fall Term starts in September at the HKUST campus.
The intake is expected to be around 50-55 students.
For a 2-credit course, there are a total of 28 contact hours. There is usually one class per week for each course, so it takes 8 weeks (with the final week allotted for examination) to complete a course of 2 credits.
Yes, but credits for exempted courses have to be replaced by electives. Some courses can be exempted for students who have obtained certain qualifications with proof provided, such as transcripts and syllabi of courses taken within the past 7 years, when the content and level of the previous courses are equivalent to those of the exempted courses and satisfactory grades were achieved. Subject to the approval of the MScMARK Academic Director and the University regulations governing credit transfer, students can apply for course exemption for no more than two courses (4 credits).
We normally do not encourage students to extend their length of study. However, we do offer study extensions for students who cannot complete the program within the defined timeframe because of health reasons. All students must complete the whole program within 5 years.
Yes, students who do not have the right to reside in Hong Kong are required to apply for a student visa for entering into Hong Kong and studying a full-time master degree program. The Program Office will coordinate with the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School to arrange student visas for all incoming students upon admission and prior to the commencement of the program. The duration of the student visa will cover the whole period of study in the program.
Yes, you have to submit the online application form together with the following documents onto the Online Application System by the application deadline.
- Personal statement
- Application fee
- Copies of supporting documents
Only copies of the supporting documents are required at the application stage. It is strongly recommended that applicants make use of the document uploading function on the online application platform to submit soft copies of documents.
For MScMARK, the GMAT or GRE does not serve as mandatory but is highly recommended for application. You are required to take TOEFL or IELTS unless your first language is English or your qualification is awarded by a university or an institute where the language of instruction is English. You are advised to have the test scores ready when you submit the application. Otherwise, please schedule your tests as early as possible and put your scheduled test date on the application. In any case, you should submit your scores within one month after the application deadline.
The MSc MARK Program Office will only process the application with a completed set of supporting documents.
You are required to show the original documents and/or submit the certified true copies, with official imprint and signature, by the issuing authorities when you are admitted to the program.
GMAT is not mandatory for application to MScMARK but highly recommended. We do not have a minimum score requirement. Applicants’ English ability will also be assessed during the interview.
We highly recommend applicants take GMAT/GRE. As applicants come from different academic backgrounds, education institutions, and countries of origin, the GMAT/GRE score allows us to assess their academic ability to participate in an international program. Extensive research also supports the GMAT/GRE as a consistent measure of how well an applicant will handle postgraduate studies, particularly required courses. Both the "GMAT Online Exam" and "GRE General Test at Home" online test results are acceptable.
Applicants’ English level will also be assessed during the interview.
GMAT is not mandatory for application to MScMARK but highly recommended. If you are planning to take GMAT/GRE, you may submit your application and indicate your scheduled test date in the application form. You are advised to schedule the GMAT/GRE within a month after the application deadline. An unofficial GMAT/GRE score report will be available right after the test, please upload the report in the application system for our reference.
Your GMAT/GRE result is valid for 5 years prior to the commencement of study.
A TOEFL/IELTS score is required if your first language is not English or your degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction is not English.
For TOEFL, a score of 550 (paper test) or 80 (Internet test) is required. For IELTS, a minimum score of 6.5 and all sub-score of 5.5 is required.
Your TOEFL/IELTS result is valid for 2 years prior to the commencement of study.
- GMAT: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology - HKUST Business School, Other master's degree programs, Full-Time or Part-Time
- GRE: 3834
- TOEFL: 0170
- Name of department: HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School
- Name of institution: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Address: Room 6418, Lift 25-26, Academic Building, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong (No postal code is required for Hong Kong)
Please note that applicants are not required to send in the score report during application. Instead, the Program Office will ask for the certified true copies when you are admitted into the program.
The HKUST MSc MARK program is a one-year full-time pre-experience postgraduate degree program. It is tailor-made for fresh graduates or those with short time working experience after graduation, and who possess multi-cultural aptitudes and aim to take up international leadership positions in their careers.
We also recognize the vital importance of recruiting a diverse group of students who will both benefit from and contribute to the program. Rather than selecting candidates based on a preconceived formula like academic performance and work experience, students are selected on the basis of their potential for an international career, how they will interact with each other as a group, how the program matches their individual needs and objectives, and the extent to which they are driven by and embrace success.
As two reference letters are required, you should nominate two academic referees who know you well and can inform the University about your academic ability, character and capacity for postgraduate studies.
Yes. Video interviews will be arranged for shortlisted candidates via the internet. Phone interview requests are not accepted.
If you are attending a video interview, you should prepare a personal identity document and the official certificate(s) of your degree/professional qualifications, in addition to any essential supporting documents that you have not provided to the Program Office.
Eligible candidates will be considered for scholarships automatically. Students' eligibility for the scholarship will be assessed after an online application has been submitted and an interview has been conducted on a case by case basis.
On-campus accommodation at HKUST is not available due to heavy demand. Students will have to explore short-term off-campus accommodation. The University's Student Housing And Residential Life Office will help to explore information for short-term off-campus housing options for non-local students.
Details please refer to: https://offcamphouse.ust.hk
We strongly recommend that students have laptops. Those who intend to buy a laptop can join the laptop scheme on campus (discounted sales of laptop computers to students at the beginning of the academic year), though it will take some time before the product can be picked up.
The campus is just 10 minutes’ ride away from the nearest Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station at Hang Hau. A supermarket, banks, bookstore and food outlets are also available on campus. The city center, Central, can be accessed by bus or mini-bus from campus within 45 minutes.