The MBA program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) includes both full-time students and part-time students with a sizeable international student population, many of whom come through reciprocal exchange agreements. The average age of the full-time students is 28, with an average of 5 years work experience. The student body is about 41% female, 59% male, and the average GMAT score is 625. The International Affairs Office sponsors several social gatherings for international students and there is a lively social scene created spontaneously by the students themselves.
The faculty are quite international as well, many of whom received their PhDs from US institutions. The MBA program also sponsors study tours to mainland China, and offers a China Business Concentration. There is already a strong network of CUHK alumni in mainland China.
Featuring an MBA curriculum taught entirely in English, CUHK is one of the first two business schools in Asia accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) http://www.aacsb.edu
Sample course titles taken by UMass students during Fall 2012 include:
- Corporate Risk Management
- China Finance
- Managing Supply Chains in China
- Management for the Creative Industries
MBA students must register for a minimum of 3 courses.
MBA students are expected to find their own housing. If you are going to take mostly evening courses, previous students recommend that you investigate the rental of a joint apartment on Hong Kong island. If you are going to take mostly day-time courses, the recommendation is to research a joint apartment closer to the main campus. The rent for a room in a 4 person apartment is on average about HKD 6,000/month for a fully furnished apartment with maid service for common areas twice/week. This also includes utilities.
Link to helpful booklet 'SURVIVE AND THRIVE' at CUHK