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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

1. What are the prerequisites for admission?

To be eligible for our General Stream, you should:

  1. hold a good first degree from a good university;
  2. have three years plus post graduation work experience; and
  3. have achieved a satisfactory score of 580 or above in GMAT, GRK or equivalent.

 

An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university of comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain:

  • a score of 550 or above in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 213 in the computer-base TOEFL or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL [The HKU code number for TOEFL is 9671]; or
  • a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or any equivalent English examination.

 

To be eligible for our Executive Stream, you should:

  1. hold a good first degree from a good university;
  2. have at least 7 years of work experience, with 3 years in Middle/Senior level of management position
  3. pass the Preliminary Review upon Application
  4. pass the English Admission Test
  5. have achevied a satisfactory score in GMAT score of 580 or above.

 

An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university of comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain:

  • a score of 550 or above in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a score of 213 in the computer-base TOEFL or a score of 80 in the internet-based TOEFL [The HKU code number for TOEFL is 9671]; or
  • a minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or any equivalent English examination.
     

If an applicant does not satisfy the requirements of 1) and/or 5) above, he/she may be admitted in exceptional circumstances if he/she

  • demonstrates adequate preparation for studies at a master's level; and
  • has more than ten years of exceptional business experience at senior management level.

 

Qualified applicants will be invited for an evaluative interview.

2. Can you give a brief description of the programme?

The Master of Business Administration (International) is a two to four years part-time Programme jointly offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics of The University of Hong Kong and the School of Management of Fudan University in Shanghai. The Programme is intended for executives with a proven track record as they progress in their business career. There are two streams under the IMBA Programme- General Stream and Executive Stream.

3. Who will be teaching the programme?

Teaching is shared between the faculties of The University of Hong Kong and Fudan University.

4. What factors are considered in admission decision? 

We will consider the overall assessment of the degree, working experience, GMAT or GRK score, referees' recommendation and interview performance.

5. Do I need to take TOEFL?

An applicant who is seeking admission on the basis on a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or above in the paper-based test, or 213 or above in the computer-based test.

6. Is there a required minimum GMAT or GRK score?

Minimum GMAT score is 580. For candidates attempting the GRK examination, the required GRK score will be decided by the Committee based on the result of the year.

7. Which institution code number for GMAT should I use?

The GMAT institution code number for the programme is PS0-LZ-76. 

8. How many years of work experience are required to be qualified for admission?

Minimum is three years of post-graduation work experience. We admit students who have potential for senior managerial posts.

No industry is favoured over another. Experience in either private sector or public sector is considered relevant.

9. What is an average student profile?

A typical student is in his/her late twenties or early thirties with five to six years' post-university work experience. He/She is working as a middle or senior manager in a Sino-foreign joint venture, a multinational company, a state-owned enterprise or a private enterprise.

10. How can I obtain an application form and brochure?

Brochures and application forms are available at Room 702, School of Management, Starr Building, Fudan University, 670 Guoshun Road, Shanghai, 200433.

We also encourage prospective students to visit our homepage for further information on the programme. Please proceed to the below link to register your application online.

Online Application For General Stream And Executive Stream

11. How do I apply for the programme?

Applicants should register online and submit supporting documents including with the recommendation letters from their employers, originals and copies of their certificates to Fudan University. Applicants should indicate this Hong Kong University - Fudan University MBA (International) Programme as their choice out of the three programmes administered by Fudan University. 

Applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all the required documents have been received.  As it often takes considerable time to gather references and transcripts, we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible. 

Limited seats are available every year and candidates are admitted on a continuous and rolling basis.  Not all applicants will be interviewed.  Once suitable candidates have been shortlisted, they will be informed of specific interview arrangement. 

12. What is the curriculum of the programme?

There are required and elective courses. Students are required to complete eleven required courses and seven elective courses for graduation purpose.  For more details, please refer to “Course Structure” on our website.

13. What is the cost of the programme?

The total programme fee for the 2017 intake is RMB339,800 (General Stream) and RMB388,000 (Executive Stream). The tuition fee will be paid by two instalments over two years for part-time study in Shanghai.

14. Is there any financial aid, scholarships, fellowships or loans for this programme?

Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates.

15. Can I apply for exemption?

If students have completed relevant courses in their previous academic study, they can apply to be exempted from a certain required course, but they have to choose an elective in lieu, if the application is approved.

16. When and where are classes held?

Depending on timetabling arrangement, General Stream classes are held either on Fridays and Saturdays or Sundays and Mondays; Executive Stream classes are held from Friday to Monday.
The courses are scheduled in four quarters each year :

  • The first quarter is from September to November.
  • The second quarter is from December to February.
  • The third quarter is from  March to May.
  • The fourth quarter is from June to August.


Classes are held in the modern seminar rooms (with internet access) in the School of Management of Fudan University.

17. Can credits earned in HKU MBA programme be transferred to this HKU - Fudan IMBA programme?

Any HKU MBA Programme student may take elective courses in the IMBA Programme if they are assigned to work in Shanghai and vice versa, subject to the availability of places and the approval of the University. Credits earned can be transferred.

 

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