CUHK Business SchoolCUHK MBA Programs
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FAQ

FAQ

Admission

How many intakes do you have each year and when do courses start?

CUHK has one intake of students per academic year, usually commencing in August with pre-term activities. Please check our website for application announcements: http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/mba .

What is the minimum GMAT score I need to be accepted?

Candidates are assessed through overall performances and therefore there is no hard or fast minimum score. That said, the respective average GMAT score for typical current students is 550 (part-time). These scores are for reference purposes only and do not represent any official requirement.

How can I impress the interview panel during my assessment interview?

CUHK views each prospective student as a whole person and does all it can to help candidates achieve their career and life goals. In general terms, we think a well-rounded person should be presentable, clear about his/her future objectives, able to demonstrate strong analytical thinking, confident and possess the academic competence needed to deal with the MBA academic life.

If I don’t yet have all the required supporting documents, can I still go ahead and submit an application?

Candidates are advised to submit applications while still preparing necessary documents. Those who have not yet taken GMAT should indicate their scheduled test date on their application form and they are advised to sit the exam within a month of making their application.

[Non-local students only] I have a valid work visa. Do I need a student visa when studying part time?

If you have a valid work visa that covers the program period you will not need another visa to study in the part-time MBA Program.

[Non-local students only] I have a valid tourist visa. Do I need a student visa when studying part time?

Yes. You must apply to the Immigration Department for a student visa. We will provide visa information and assist you in visa application after you are admitted to the Program.

What does the visa application procedure involve?

Please refer to the student visa application procedure section of the website for the Hong Kong Government’s Immigration Department. Our admissions office will provide you with full assistance when you apply for a student visa once you are accepted for the program.

How can I apply for Dual Degree program?

Application is open to part-time students who have completed their first year of study for a CUHK MBA. The details will be announced to all students before application  open.

How does CUHK define work experience?

Only full-time post-qualification work experience to August 1 of the intake year is counted.

Studying

Can I claim course exemptions for my previous studies?

You may be granted exemption from core courses if you have completed equivalent studies and attained a satisfactory academic performance for postgraduate work undertaken within the last five years. Supporting documents such as academic transcripts and course content must be provided for CUHK staff’s assessment at time of applying for an exemption. Applications for course exemption will only be handled once your admission to CUHK has been confirmed. Upon exemption from core courses, students will be required to replace the exempted courses with electives of equal units.

When can I apply for exchange programs and will I need to pay extra tuition fees at my exchange school if successful?

Applications for places on exchange programs usually open to both full- and part-time students each December. Selection criteria are based on applicants’ academic performance during their first term together with other activities and contributions to their CUHK MBA program. While you will not need to pay tuition fees to any exchange school where you are accepted, you will be responsible for all travelling and living expenses while overseas.

How long will my studies at CUHK last?

Our part-time program is a 24-month curriculum. We provide courses in two flexible learning formats to maximize your learning and balance between study, work and family. You may choose between Face-to-face Course and Flex MBA Course.

Career Support and Alumni

What career support services does CUHK provide and how can I take advantage of them?

Our Career Management Center conducts a well-structured Career Advancement & Management Program (CAMP) for MBA students throughout their studies. The ultimate aim is to make it easier for you to facilitate your next career move by giving you an appreciation of your career interests and abilities and assisting in the development of the essential management skills you will need to fulfill your career aspirations. Our services in this area include but are not limited to:

Individual Counseling, Skills Training, On-going Experience Sharing & Networking.

For details, please click here.

How will CUHK’s alumni network benefit me?

As Asia’s first established MBA program, we have over 6,600 alumni in different senior positions worldwide with special emphasis in Greater China. We launched our Mentorship Program in order to provide better connections between alumni and current students. For full details, please click here. In addition, many other alumni are invited to act as advisors to students clubs, as guest speakers to share with students about industry trends and management techniques. The Alumni and Corporate Affairs office of the CUHK Business School will assist MBA students to get connected to various alumni.