Frequently Asked Questions
If I have a bachelor's degree with more than 3 years of working experience, can I apply for admission if I don't have a GMAT/GRE score?
Yes, you may submit your GMAT/GRE score after the online application. However, you are still advised to attain an acceptable score in timely fashion. The Programme Director may consider acceptable score in equivalent from other internationally recognized test if you don't have a GMAT/GRE score.
For further information about the GMAT test, please visit the website http://www.mba.com.
For further information about the GRE test, please visit the website https://www.ets.org/gre.
The GMAT/GRE requirement may be waived (on a case-by-case basis) for applicants with substantial years of work experience.
I am a fresh graduate. Can I still apply the programme?
Applicants who are fresh graduates or with less than 3 years of work experience will typically be considered for full-time admission. Some applicants may also be recommended to take the Concentration Curriculum.
- If I don't have a bachelor's degree but with professional qualifications and substantial managerial experience, can I apply for admission to the programme?
Yes. The Admission Panel will consider these applications on a case by case basis. Please note that acceptable GMAT score or equivalent may still require for these special cases if admission is offered.
- I am a non-local applicant, are there any special things I need to pay attention to?
Please click: Non-local Applicants for more details.
- Can I take additional courses for the programme?
Yes. If you are approved to take courses that are more than required for the MBA programme, additional tuition fees will be charged. All grades attained for the additional courses taken will be included in the calculation of Cumulative Grade Point Average, and reflect it in your transcript and final award.
- How many credits can I transfer to the MBA programme if I hold a relevant master's degree in addition to the first degree?
Participants graduating from master's degree from the College of Business at CityU, they may apply for credit transfer for equivalent core courses, plus up to 6 credit units and 9 credit units of elective courses for General Curriculum and Concentration Curriculum respectively.
At least 70% of the credit units required for an award of the University must be earned by the successful completion of courses required by the programme concerned. Courses completed for fulfilling professional qualifications which are equivalent to a bachelor's degree will not be considered for credit transfer. Before submitting an application for credit transfer, participants should ensure that their previous studies elsewhere are equivalent in level and content to the relevant CityU course.
In supporting the applications, the official transcripts (or certified true copies) and other documentation should be submitted to the University. Applications without relevant documents will not be considered.
Transferred credit units must have been earned no earlier than eight years before the date of enrolment at the University. Individual academic units may stipulate a more stringent requirement for transferred credit units, as deemed appropriate. Please click here for more details.
- How much time do I need to spend on the courses?
This varies from individual to individual. However, effective time management is always crucial in pursuing a MBA programme.
For full-time study, participants will attend two to three day-classes per week for core courses and two weekday evenings or one weekday evening plus one Saturday afternoon for elective courses.
For part-time study, most of the courses will be delivered in intensive mode while some will follow the normal mode of attendance. For intensive mode, weekly class attendance of two weekday evenings or one weekday evening plus one Saturday afternoon is required for 4-week or 6-week courses. For normal mode of attendance, classes are held one weekday evening or one Saturday afternoon each week for a 13-week semester.
Meanwhile, a minimum of 70% attendance is typically required for all MBA courses.
- What is the duration of the programme?
The normal duration for completing the MBA programme are 2 years with 4 Semesters and 2 Summer Terms for part-time and 1 to 1.5 years for full-time. The maximum study periods are 5 years and 2.5 years for part-time and full-time respectively.
- What is the total fee of the programme?
The estimated total programme fee for academic year 2020/21 will be as below:
Credit Unit Fee General Curriculum
Local HK$8,000 HK$320,000 HK$392,000 HK$464,000 Non-Local HK$9,200 HK$368,000 HK$450,800 HK$533,600
Additional costs may apply for those courses with activities outside Hong Kong (e.g. FB6701, FB6703, FB6709 & FB6777), and the course fees will be the same for both local and non-local participants. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
- Are there any scholarships or financial aid?
Scholarships are available for outstanding applicants and participants.
Local participants can apply for the Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme. They may also apply for the Continuing Education Fund (CEF) for reimbursement of course fee up to a maximum of HK$20,000.
- What will be the final award for the MBA programme?
The final award for the programme will be Master of Business Administration conferred by the City University of Hong Kong.
For participants taking the concentration curriculum, the concentration(s) will be reported on the transcripts.
- Where can I get further information about the programme?
Programme details and brochure can be downloaded online via https://www.cityu.edu.hk/cb/mba or obtained from the MBA Office, 14/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
Application for admission will normally be invited in November each year.