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The HKUST Master of Science in International Management (MIM) program is a one-year, full-time pre-experience postgraduate degree designed for fresh graduates or those with less than two years of full-time work experience who possess multicultural aptitudes and aim to take up international leadership positions in their careers.
The program is offered by the HKUST Business School, one of the youngest and most respected business schools in Asia. The Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International), the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).
The HKUST MIM program is distinguished by its strong focus on Asia and its global network. The program is delivered by a world-class faculty with extensive experience in international business. Students also have the opportunity to participate in a global exchange program with one of the CEMS partner schools.
The CEMS alliance is a global network of leading business schools, multinational companies, and social partners. CEMS schools are among the best in their regions, and CEMS corporate partners are leading global companies. Students who complete the HKUST MIM program with CEMS qualification will earn a CEMS MIM degree, which is recognized as a passport to a successful international career.
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The HKUST MIM program offers a unique blend of academic rigor, global exposure, and practical experience. Here are just a few reasons why you should consider studying MIM at HKUST:
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90% of HKUST MIM graduates are employed within 3 months of their course completion.
The average starting salary for HKUST MIM graduates is HK$35,000 per month.
Companies that hire HKUST MIM graduates:
HKUST MIM graduates have gone on to work in a variety of industries, including:
The existing entry requirement on English proficiency remains unchanged and competence is assessed by a recent third-party certification (TOEFL/IELTS) or proof of university medium of instruction in English before admission.
Students have to show obvious capability and proficiency in their declared mother tongue. In particular:
Means of language proof for the 2nd language that can be accepted include secondary education, university degree, existing CEMS accredited courses, accredited commercial exams, in-house language exam at CEMS schools, or mother tongue.
Means of language proof for the 3rd language (introductory level) that can be accepted include all of those listed in point 4, plus language course during their study in the MSc program, accredited commercial language courses, or mother tongue. Students who cannot provide valid language proof for the 3rd language are required to study a language course during their study in the MSc program.
Students who have taken or are going to take a language exam may refer to the CEMS website for the full list of recognized language examinations.
Certain combinations of similar languages are not allowed.
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Applications can be made through our online application system. Simply register as a user and you will be able to take as much time as necessary to complete the application form before the deadline. Your application should include the following materials:
Scanned copies of academic transcripts, GMAT/GRE official score reports, and TOEFL/IELTS official score reports are sufficient at the application stage.
The original copies of supporting documents (including transcripts, degree certificates, score reports, etc.) are required if applicants are admitted to the program, and should be submitted before the designated deadline before program commencement.
|PHASE||APPLICATION DEADLINE (23:59 HK TIME)||INTERVIEW NOTIFICATION BY*|
|1||15 Oct 2023||15 Nov 2023|
|2||3 Dec 2023||3 Jan 2024|
|3||14 Jan 2024||14 Feb 2024|
|4||3 Mar 2024||3 Apr 2024|
*Admission results will be announced approximately one month after interview.
Note: Exchange allocation for students who opt for MIM (with CEMS Qualification) will be processed and announced after the second phase of application.
Applicants from the third or fourth phase of application will not have priority on exchange school selection, and exchange allocation will depend on the availability of exchange seats left after the first two phases. Besides, only applications with a complete set of application materials will be considered.
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Eligible candidates will be considered for HKUST MIM Admissions scholarships automatically. Students’ eligibility for scholarships will be assessed after an online application has been submitted and an interview will be conducted on a case-by-case basis.
The HKUST Business School has established the Dean’s MSc Admissions Scholarship for outstanding HKUST UG final-year students and graduates in two years admitted to the School’s MSc programs. Successful applicants will be awarded up to HK$100,000 in tuition waiver.
Eligible applicants admitted to the HKUST MIM Program will be further evaluated for the scholarship based on a rigorous and holistic approach. Successful applicants will be notified by the MIM Program Office of the scholarship award.
No separate application is required.
The HKUST Business School has newly launched the MSc Diversity Excellence Scholarship to support outstanding international applicants who are determined to study in the top business school in the Asia hub, share their cultural outlook, and enrich the class diversity in the MSc Programs. Successful applicants will be awarded up to HK$ 100,000 in tuition waiver.
Eligible applicants admitted to the HKUST MIM Program will be evaluated for the scholarship based on a rigorous and holistic approach.
The MIM Program Office will notify successful applicants of the scholarship award.
No separate application is required.
There is one intake every year. The foundation summer term for all HKUST students starts in end of July or early August at the HKUST campus.
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 on a full-time master degree program. The MSc Programs 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.
Students are required to undertake an international internship after Term 2 (during summer) in which they will work for a consecutive period of at least 8 weeks in one company outside their home country.
Students are expected to play an active role in securing the internship which must be approved by the school before it starts. The internship can take place at a CEMS Corporate Partner, although this is not compulsory, or at a non-profit organisation.
It is up to individual employer’s practice. Students should pay attention to the information provided in the internship description.
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 Office will help to explore information for short-term off-campus housing options for the exchange-in and non-local students.
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