Admission Requirements

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants for admission to the HKUST MIMT program are required to meet the following requirements:

  • Possess a bachelor's degree in business or a related field or the equivalent from a recognized university or approved institution with satisfactory academic results
  • Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification^ was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the minimum English Language requirements in TOEFL/ IELTS examination (^Qualification with duration equivalent to a full-time bachelor's degree, i.e. at least 3 years)
  • Achieve a satisfactory GMAT/GRE score#
  • Possess two languages including English*
  • Possess multi-cultural aptitudes and an appetite for an international career
  • Have no more than two years of full-time post-qualification work experience

# Remarks on GMAT/GRE tests

For applicants who are not able to take the regular GMAT/GRE tests due to the suspensions of physical exams, the University is now accepting the following online test results as alternatives in meeting the admission requirements. It is a special arrangement applicable to applicants admitted in Fall 2022/23 under COVID-19; subject to change when the regular GMAT/GRE tests become available again.

GMAT Online Exam
GRE General Test at Home

* Remarks on Language Requirement

ALL students should enter the program with at least two (2) languages. Students without a third language upon admission must study an equivalent of at least one term of an introductory course to a third language at HKUST and successfully complete the course before graduation. 

AND

ALL graduates of the program must be proficient in three (3) languages, including English. The 2nd and the 3rd language can be any language. Only one of these 3 languages can be the student’s mother tongue.

NOTE:

1. 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 will also need to complete a dedicated English medium Business Communication skill seminar during their study in the MSc program.

2. For applicants who are not able to take the TOEFL or IELTS due to the test suspensions, the University is now accepting the following test results as alternatives in meeting the University English Language admission requirements. It is a special arrangement applicable to applicants admitted in Fall 2022/23 under COVID-19; subject to change when the regular TOEFL or IELTS tests become available again.

TOEFL-iBT Special Home Edition: Total score of 100 in one single attempt
IELTS Indicator: Overall score of 7 and All sub-score of 5.5
Duolingo English Test: Score of 120

3. Students have to show obvious capability and proficiency in their declared mother tongue. 

4. Means of language proof for the 2nd language which 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.

5. Means of language proof for the 3rd language (introductory level) which 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.

6. 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.

7. Certain combinations of similar languages are not allowed. For more details regarding the language graduation requirements, please click this link.