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Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Business Analytics programme, you must:

  •     Hold a recognized Bachelor's degree; 
  •     Obtain statements from two referees, regarding the suitability for the programme; and
  •     Obtain a TOEFL/IELTS* score if you are not from an English-medium university.

GMAT/GRE* scores are not required, but a good GMAT/GRE score will be favorably considered and may be helpful for marginal cases.

*School codes for test score reports:

  • TOEFL: 9671 | GRE: 2482 | GMAT: FS2-WL-82

TOEFL and IELTS score reports are valid for two years only. GMAT score reports are valid for five years. For example, if you submit your application form on Feb 2, 2017, then only the report of TOEFL/IELTS test taken after Feb 1, 2015 is considered valid. Also, please make sure you can arrange the official test report to us in time as the test authorities may not issue your report when the test result has expired. 

Admissions Schedule

Here is our admissions schedule for the 2017-18 programme starting in late August 2017.

Final Round

12:00nn (HKT), March 31, 2017 (Fri)

International students are encouraged to submit their applications by round two to allow sufficient time to apply for visas and make other travel arrangements to Hong Kong.

Admissions decisions are generally available in six to eight weeks after the application deadlines. Successful applicants will be notified by email. For those who do not receive an offer from the HKU MSBA Programme Office, their applications will be considered again in the following round until the end of the whole admissions cycle. 

Tuition Fee & Scholarships

The HK$250,000 tuition fee is payable in two instalments over one year and is subject to change and final approval by The University of Hong Kong.

First Instalment

Oct: HK$125,000

Second instalment

Jan: HK$125,000

We offer scholarships to new students on the basis of academic merit at the time of admission. The number of scholarships to be awarded will not exceed 10% of the intake number in the relevant academic year.

The amount of each scholarship is subject to the performance of the candidate. All eligible candidates will automatically be considered and no separate application for the scholarship is required.

Final Application Deadline:
March 31, 2017

Our final application deadline for intake 2017 is fast approaching. Check out our detailed application procedures and list of documents required for your application.