Master of Business Administration









To build a thriving organisation in the current business world — which is filled with ever-changing challenges and complexities — well integrated theoretical and practical skills as well as knowledge from multiple areas and disciplines are indispensable for managers and leaders. This programme aims at equipping students with such skills and knowledge. Interaction and collaboration in the programme further stimulate students' creative and innovative thinking. On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of business and management theories, practice and strategies, and apply these to managing business and non-business entities.

About The Programme

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes (PILOs)

  1. Critically review the development and logic behind the main ideas, frameworks and theories of business and management.
  2. Critically evaluate basic analytical tools of management and apply these tools to make informed judgements.
  3. Make meaningful contributions as a leader and member in a team setting and communicate effectively as a business executive with people from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Use a strategic perspective to manage an organisation effectively within the internal and external environment, taking into account of ethical and sustainability issues.

Entry Requirements

MBAF applicants to the programme must satisfy the following entry requirement:

  • a recognised degree in a business-related area (or its equivalent); OR
  • a recognised degree in a non-business area (or its equivalent), plus at least three years of supervisory/managerial experience; OR
  • a recognised post-secondary qualification at Qualifications Framework Level 4 (or its equivalent) in a business-related area, plus at least ten years of supervisory/managerial experience.
  • applicants must meet the following English language proficiency requirements if their Bachelor's Degrees or equivalent qualifications did not adopt English as the medium of instruction.

Level 3 or above

In English Language Subject of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (DSE)

60 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-delivered test (all 3 skills combined)

550 or above

In TOEFL – Paper-based

79 or above

In TOEFL – Internet-based

6.0 or above


430 or above

In CET-6

OR equivalent

MBAF applicants may also enter the programme through Pathway 1 if he/she meets the following entry requirement:

  • a recognised Master's degree in business or a business-related area (or its equivalent).

Special Entry Route: Applications of non-business degree holders with less than three years of supervisory/managerial experience OR non-business post-secondary qualification (QF Level 4) holders with less than ten years of supervisory/managerial experience will also be considered. Instead of 36 credit-units, successful applicants are required to complete 48 credit-units for graduation including a 1-term, 12 credit-unit course, BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives offered in May / June or a 2-term, 12 credit-unit course, BUS 8028BEF Business Administration Perspectives (Two Terms) offered in September in each year.

Programme Structure and Contents

Students pursuing this programme must successfully complete 36 credit-units* as follows:

(a) 18 credit-units

from compulsory courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credit-units
Applied Business Project
Strategy for Competitive Advantage

(b) 18 credit-units

from the elective courses

Course Code
Course Title
No. of Credit-units
IB 8090BEF
International Management Strategy
IB 8093BEF
Strategic Issues for Management in the Asia Pacific Region
Innovative Marketing in a Dynamic World

Students pursing the MBAF programme through Pathway 1 must complete 18 credit-units from the compulsory course and 6 credit-units from elective courses. (For details of Pathway 1, please refer to the Entry Requirements.)

In addition to the 36 credit-units (or 48 credit-units for Special Entry Route or 24 credit-units for Pathway 1), students will need to complete additional courses required by the School after assessing their academic backgrounds, results in the admission tests, language proficiency and other relevant factors in order to facilitate effective learning of Master's degrees in business-related areas. The specific requirements will be stipulated in the offer letter.

Dual Degree Programme

This programme also forms part of the Dual Degree Programme jointly offered with Toulouse School of Management (TSM), France. Selected students could join a one-year exchange at TSM. Upon graduation, students will receive two Master's degrees:

  • Master of Business Administration at HKMU
  • Master in International Marketing of Innovation at TSM

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Full-time and part-time students can normally complete the Master of Business Administration programme in 1 year and 2 years respectively. Students admitted through the Special Entry Route will normally start the programme 3 months earlier than other students for taking BUS 8008BEF Business Administration Perspectives.


The courses in the programme will be taught through face-to-face mode. The programme will accept new students in the Autumn Term only.


The language of instruction for all courses of the programme is English.

Business Transformation Immersion Programme

In the era of globalisation, market opportunities and business operations are not restricted by national boundaries. In view of this, a Business Transformation Immersion Programme (BTIP) is designed to empower students to effectively handle imminent challenges in the fast-changing markets and workplace, to allow students learn about the latest developments in business transformation, and explore new opportunities. The fees for the BTIP will be HK$56,500^, which do not include air passage, food, accommodation and other incidental expenses. The tuition fees do NOT include the fees for the BTIP. The BTIP is compulsory for full-time students while optional for part-time students.

^ The fee is subject to annual review.

The BTIP includes the following four components:

Leadership Training Programme

Overseas Learning Experience

Business Transformation Seminars/Workshops

Career Development Seminars/
LinkedIn Learning

Admission-related Information


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Applicants who are deemed to have fulfilled the entry requirements will be invited to attend an admission interview. The interview will be conducted via Zoom. Candidates may be asked to discuss current affairs and/or case analysis for the assessment of their capabilities, such as analytical skills, adaptability, interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and their ability to form logical arguments.


Deadlines applicable to all applicants (2024 Autumn Term)
  • 31 May 2024 (for non-local applicants requiring a student visa)
  • 31 July 2024 (for local and non-local applicants who do not require a student visa)
The application will be closed when all places are filled.


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