Master of Business Administration

Year of Entry


Application Deadline

Local : 30 Jun 2021
Non-local : Application Closed

Mode of Study


Mode of Funding


Indicative Intake Target


Minimum No. of Credits Required

General Curriculum: 40; Concentration Curriculum: 49 for One Concentration or 58 for Double Concentrations

Class Schedule

Full-time: weekday daytime and evenings,and Saturday afternoons
Part-time: weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons

Normal Study Period

Full-time: 1 year or Part-time: 2 years for General Curriculum
Full-time: 1.5 years or Part-time:3 years for One Concentration
Full-time: 2 years or Part-time: 3 years for Double Concentrations

Maximum Study Period

Full-time: 2.5 years or Part-time: 5 years for General Curriculum
Full-time: 3 years or Part-time: 6 years for One Concentration or Double Concentrations

Mode of Processing

Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Review of applications will start before the deadline and continue until all places are filled. Early applications are therefore strongly encouraged.
Programme Leader
Prof Kevin CHIANG
BSc Fu-Jen U., MSc PhD IU.
General Enquiries
MBA Office
+852 3442 5909
+852 3442 0151
Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme aims to provide aspiring managers, from private and public sectors, a professional education in which they learn to create new knowledge so that their managerial competence and skills can be elevated, to enable them to achieve their better career goals and to benefit society.​

Entrance Requirements

When evaluating an application, we consider various factors (including academic achievements, professional experiences, and personal accomplishments) from a holistic perspective.  An applicant must have:

  • a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, or equivalent;
  • relevant work experience*; and
  • an acceptable GMAT score or the equivalent, subject to the approval of the MBA Programme Director.

*Fresh graduates and those with less than three years of work experience will enrol in the full-time mode of the programme.

All shortlisted applicants are required to attend an interview.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is NOT English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • a score of 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)@#; or
  • an overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS)@; or
  • a score 450 in the new College English Test (CET6) of Chinese mainland; or
  • other equivalent qualifications.

@TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered valid for two years. Applicants are required to provide their English test results obtained within the two years preceding the commencement of the University's application period. 

# Applicants are required to arrange for the Educational Testing Service (ETS) to send their TOEFL results directly to the University. The TOEFL institution code for CityU is 3401.

^Some applicants may be recommended to take the Concentration Curriculum, especially those without sufficient work experience.

Course Description

For details about the programme, please visit our website: http://www.cityu.edu.hk/mba  

Bonus Features
  • The Professional Forum (also known as SHARP Forum) is a thought-provoking platform where thriving business executivesprominent government officialsprestigious scholarsinspiring entrepreneursinfluential celebrities, and renowned experts are invited to:
    • Spread inciting ideas, insightful perspectives, and inspirational experiences;
    • Stretch boundaries of novel concepts, evolving issues, and cutting-edge solutions.
  • Focusing on leadership and experiential learning, CityU MBA offers courses such as Entrepreneurship and Venture Plan Development, Global Brand Management Workshop; and MBA Enterprise Diagnostic R-Trip to provide opportunities for students to gain practical experience through action learning with a global emphasis.
  • The Industry On-site Workshop gives an opportunity for participants to learn from the operational frameworks of other industries.
  • The MBA Career Services provides a wide range of services including career advising, events and workshops, mentoring activities, networking opportunities and other resources to help participants in refining your career goals and navigating the recruitment process.
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Admission is on a space-available basis. Non-local applicants are highly encouraged to apply early to allow sufficient time for student visa application and preparation for studying in Hong Kong.
All programme arrangements are subject to change and availability.
† Combined mode: Local students taking programmes in combined mode can attend full-time (12-18 credit units per semester) or part-time (no more than 11 credit units per semester) study in different semesters without seeking approval from the University. For non-local students, they will be admitted to these programmes for either full-time or part-time studies. Non-local students must maintain the required credit load for their full-time or part-time studies and any changes will require approval from the University.