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HKUST Business School

DEGREE
MSc in Business Analytics
PROGRAM LENGTH
1 year
CAMPUS
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong

HKUST Business Analytics Overview

HKUST is a recognized business school in Asia. It has been accredited by both the US-based Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) and the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS). In this article, we shall briefly review the information pertaining to this school. We shall also look into the details relating to the Business Analytics degree offered by them, including the application process, class profile and placement statistics.

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HKUST Business Analytics Highlights

Rankings

Exchange partners

130+

Female

31%

Non-local nationality:

98%

Class Size

40-60

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Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2010-2014, 2016
Asia: #1
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Asia:#1, Research
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QS Joint EMBA Program Rankings 2017
World:#1

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Program and Curriculum

The HKUST MSBA program aims to meet the increasing demand for business analytics professionals. It provides students with strong knowledge of business analytics by bringing together a wide range of knowledge in applied statistics, information management, optimization, and modelling.

The program focuses on teaching students how to make good use of information and business analytics knowledge for building data-driven strategies, enhancing performance and facilitating evidence-based discussion for problem solving. It develops students’ business analytics competency and hands-on experience in solving real business problems in various areas such as finance, marketing, healthcare, etc.

Our expectation is that graduates from the program are able to integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge with analytics to manage complex data structures in a business environment; analyze real business problems using various business analytics tools and play leading roles in successful business strategy execution using analytics.

Here are some examples of the electives offered

  • Big Data Technologies
  • Business Modeling with VBA
  • Electronic Commerce and Web Analytics
  • High Dimensional Statistics with Business Applications
  • Operations Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Special Topics in Business Analytics

 

There are the Core Courses offered

  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics in R
  • Business Modeling and Optimization
  • Consumer Privacy Management in the Information Economy
  • Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Business Analytics
  • Simulation for Risk and Operations Analysis
  • Social Media and Network Analysis
  • Visual Analytics for Business Decisions
Several Industry Conferences are conducted. Some recent examples are:

  • The Myth of the Sharing Economy and its Implications for Regulating Innovation
  • Blockchain Development on Ethereum
  • Lunch Seminar on “Blockchain in Business”
  • Who is winning in the Artificial Intelligence Race between PRC & US?
HKUST houses a variety of clubs, some of them are

  • China Club
  • Finance Society
  • FinTech Club
  • General Management Club
  • Japan Club
  • Management Consulting & Strategy Club
  • MOSAIC
  • Tech Club

Careers:

The HKUST MSBA program helps prepare students to be ready to start their career. The HKUST Business School’s MSc Career & Professional Development team provides guidance and service for all students, which includes:

  • Identifying the student’s unique career-related interests, values and capabilities;
  • Enhancing job searching skills, preparing for workplace requirements and career management strategies
  • Accessing opportunities for internships and full-time employment with a diverse group of recruiting firms and organizations.

USD 78,060

AVERAGE SALARY

90% (3-month after graduation)

PLACEMENT

Top 3 Sectors (Job Function)

  1. General Management: 26%
  2. Finance-Others: 16%
  3. Investment Management, Sales, Trading: 15%

Companies recruiting from HKUST Business Analytics programme

Consulting Sector
  • Accenture
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Capgemini Consulting
  • Deloitte
  • IBM Consulting
  • Infosys Consulting
  • IQVIA
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Prophet
  • ZS Associates
Finance
  • Barclays Capital
  • BoA Merrill Lynch
  • Citibank
  • Credit Suisse
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fosun International
  • Goldman Sachs
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Morgan Stanley
  • S&P Global
  • Standard Chartered
  • UBS
Technology
  • Apple
  • Amazon
  • DJI
  • Facebook
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Intel
  • Lazada
  • LinkedIn
  • Logitech
  • Microsoft
  • Telstra
  • Tencent
  • Yoox Net-A-Porter

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  • ACCESS TO SAMPLE ESSAYS AND INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

HKUST Business School Alumni Info

Today the School’s alumni community has grown to include more than 26,000 alumni across all business programs at HKUST. This elite pool of talent represents more than 60 different nationalities who come from diverse professional backgrounds, have international mobility and an entrepreneurial outlook. They contribute and collectively help build a sense of pride in their alma mater.

“Alumination” was launched in 2011 to bring together our “alumni” into one “nation.” It is an important extension of our vision as it unites business elites to form a network of influence which has a positive impact on our society and the world.

HKUST Business Analytics: Class Profile

Class Size
40-60
GMAT Range
610 to 730
Average Age
22-23
Nationalities
20
 Average Work Exp
Not required

EXCHANGE PARTNERS

INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS

CEMS

Alliances

Useful Information:

With the intention to provide cross-disciplinary knowledge in a way such that students are able to handle complex data structures in the real business environment, the Business analytics programs at the HKUST Business school provides the students hands-on learning experience with the use of various Analytics tool.

Eligibility

  • A relevant first degree
  • English proficiency (TOEFL/IELTS/First Language/Bachelor’s Degree from English Medium)
  • GMAT/GRE not compulsory, but highly recommended

TUITION FEE

HK$ 300,000

PROGRAM INTAKES

1

ACCREDITATION

AACSB International, EQUIS

Deadlines

PHASE APPLICATION DEADLINE*(FULL-TIME PROGRAM) APPLICATION DEADLINE*(PART-TIME PROGRAM)
1 Nov 15, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
2 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 1, 2019
3 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 1, 2019

Payment Schedule

FULL-TIME STUDY MODE PART-TIME STUDY MODE
Upon confirmation of offer HKD 75,000 HKD 75,000
Early September, 2019 HKD 75,000 N/A
Early February, 2020 HKD 150,000 HKD 75,000
Early September, 2020 HKD 75,000
Early February, 2021 HKD 75,000

Application Information

Application Documents

  • Your application should include the following materials:
    • Completed online application form
    • Academic transcript(s)
    • Degree certificate(s)
    • GMAT or GRE score report (if applicable)
    • TOEFL or IELTS score report (if applicable)
    • Professional qualifications (if applicable)
    • CV/resume with photo / Personal Statement
    • Two academic reference letters

Application Essays

Aspirants must write some answers to the following essay questions. These essays help the admission panel to better understand your academic background.

Questions

1. The HKUST MIMT mission is to inspire and transform individuals to be future business leaders for Asia and the world. We embrace diversity, and are looking for ambitious and open-minded candidates with a passion to contribute. It is the first day of orientation. Please introduce yourself to your classmates, highlighting what drives you in your personal and professional life. (500 words).

2. Tell us about your post-MIMT goals and based on that, why is the HKUST MIMT the ideal program for you and how do you plan to engage and enrich our community? (500 words)

As you can see the HKUST MIMT program application is pretty extensive, & this is a good thing as they want to ensure only top quality students make it through the application process. So make sure you have perfect SOP’s and stellar LOR’s as they WILL make or break your case

Once you are done with your application, the HKUST Business School board reviews it and if shortlisted you would be called for an Interview round for the HKUST MIMT Program.

We hope the HKUST MIMT Review was useful to you, all the information has been sourced by the HKUST Business School Site, and for more data you should visit there.

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