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.
Fall semester: September to December
Spring semester: February to May
When selecting a semester exchange program, students should take note of academic calendars that differ significantly from the University of Minnesota. Consider potential conflicts such as holidays, family events, graduation ceremonies, and summer jobs/internships early in the selection process.
Students are enrolled in 15 S/N Carlson School International Business (IBUS 5100) credits for a semester at HKUST, which equates to 4-5 classes in Hong Kong.
Courses are offered in English at HKUST, and students work together with peers from the island, mainland China, and all over the world. Courses are available in:
These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs.
|Program Fee (includes program administration and intl health insurance*)||$2,500|
|Transportation (to and from program site)||$1,600|
|Documentation** (passport, visa, immunization)||$400|
|Books and Materials||$200|
|Room and/or Board***||$2,500|
|Essential Daily Living Expenses||$1,500|
*Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad.
**Subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the Consulate.
***Housing costs vary greatly between on-campus dormitories (about $600/semester) and independent apartments (about $600/month)
To be eligible for this education abroad program, you must be:
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.
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, and selection notifications are sent out within one
month of the priority deadline or receipt of application during rolling
admission. Once selected, students are given the opportunity to confirm
acceptance, at which point they are subject to Education
Carlson Global Institute