Hong Kong

Graduate Global Immersion in China

China: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology


  • Fall Semester: September – December
  • Spring Semester: February – June

Credits: Up to 14 S/N

Program Type: Exchange


Hong Kong leads the rapidly growing Chinese economy, far outpacing all other Chinese cities and some Western nations in GDP, and many multinational corporations have strategic headquarters there. The bustling business environment is the ideal exposure for students preparing to enter careers in international business with a focus on emerging markets in the Far East.


Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is committed to providing a comprehensive business education focusing on developing a global perspective. Hong Kong remains one of the least restricted economies in the world. Commonly seen as the historic meeting of East and West, students will gain a unique insight into culture and the nature of business.


To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:

  • A current student enrolled in a Carlson School Part-Time MBA or MA-HRIR program
  • In good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Additional criteria may apply

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.


Students in the program receive up to 14 S/N credits for their semester at HKUST.

The School of Business at HKUST was established to provide world class management education in the Asia-Pacific region. It is comprised of six departments: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Information & Systems Management, Management of Organizations, and Marketing. Strong emphasis is placed on scientific and analytical methods as the fundamental pedagogical approach, and instructions is supplemented with case studies appropriate to Hong Kong and neighboring regions. Past course offerings include:

  • Corporate Risk Management
  • Investment Analysis
  • Financial Engineering Seminars
  • Internet and EC marketing
  • Management of Organizations
  • Managing People Globally for Competitive Advantage
  • Knowledge Management in EC
  • Operations and Technology Management


Housing is arranged by the student affairs office at HKUST. Graduate students typically stay in apartments with four single bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, and kitchenette. Computer access to the university network is available and students may dine in campus facilities or prepare meals at home.

Budget Estimate 2009–2010

These may vary based on student preference and exchange rate. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors.

Program Fee

Current Carlson School Tuition and Fees

Transportation (to and from program site) $1,600

Documentation (passport, visa, immunization, additional health

Books and Materials $200
Room and/or Board


Essential Daily Living Expenses $1,500
Miscellaneous $1,000

$8,850 plus MBA tuition

*Financial Aid may be applied to study abroad programs.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. In addition, University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Scholarships and Finances for additional information.

Application and Admission

Application materials include the online application form, a resume, and essay. Submit a completed application by the February 28th priority deadline prior to the academic year in which you wish to participate. Programs that do not fill following the priority deadline will be reviewed on a rolling-admissions basis.

Admission to all programs is based on review of your application by the study abroad selection committee. Applications will be reviewed following the deadline, and you will be notified of your status by official letter in April. Once selected, you will be asked to pay a $500 deposit in order to confirm your place in the program.



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Fax: 612-624-8248

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