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The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, HKU is the territory's oldest and most well-known tertiary institution. While embracing our rich heritage and traditions, we endeavour to drive frontier research and develop the next generation of leaders for the world.

Message from the Dean

Tracing its roots back over a century, the University of Hong Kong (HKU) today proudly stands as one of the leading institutions of higher education in Asia. And with it, the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) has grown to become a widely recognised and respected business school in the region.

The Faculty strives to nurture first-class business leaders and to foster both academic and applied research to serve the needs of Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world in the fast-changing global economy. We engage leading scholars from all corners of the world who instil students with global knowledge. With the highest proportion of non-local undergraduate students amongst all Faculties at HKU and two of our undergraduate programmes ranked amongst the University’s Top 5 and Hong Kong’s Top 10 programmes, FBE attracts the best and brightest students from Hong Kong and beyond.

The Faculty’s full-time MBA programme has been ranked Asia’s no. 1 in the World MBA Rankings released by the Economist Intelligence Unit for nine consecutive years from 2010 to 2018. In addition to offering an elite EMBA-Global Asia programme jointly with Columbia Business School and London Business School for globally-focused senior executives and professionals, we also collaborate with top business schools throughout China and across the globe to synergise business and economics education. Our strong and extensive alumni network, with business and community leaders serving at key positions in both public and private realms, furthers our reach and strengthens our influence in different sectors and strata of society.

I am truly humbled and honoured to take up the Deanship of the Faculty at this particular point in time as the world is experiencing perhaps one of the most dramatic socioeconomic and political shifts in modern history. The rise of the Asian economies will also be accompanied by the increasing influence of Asian business schools, which provides the Faculty with an unprecedented opportunity to capitalise on Hong Kong’s unique strengths.

With its traditional role as the commercial and cultural gateway between the East and the West, Hong Kong enjoys a distinct advantage in these changing times. As a city that celebrates its entrepreneurial spirit, diverse cultural mix and uniquely dynamic energy, Hong Kong has consistently attracted 'the best of the best' – as evidenced by the global thought leaders and world-class educators that make up our Faculty.

Building on a very good foundation, I am confident the Faculty will continue to develop, advance and flourish – to provide the best possible business and economics education to students; to produce insightful and impactful research to advance the frontiers of knowledge; to improve public policies by engaging in informative policy research and discussions; to co-develop with the business community by training and nurturing current and future business leaders, and by addressing and solving pressing issues in the economy and community.

HKU strives to be Asia’s Global University in the next decade, guided by the 'three plus one Is' with innovative, international, interdisciplinary visions leading to greater impact. Our aspirations at FBE are to be just as ambitious: to become a premier business school in Asia with significant local, regional and global influence. I invite you to come visit us, join us or join forces with us, in making the Faculty of Business and Economics a beacon in academia, and making the world a better place.

Professor Hongbin Cai - Dean, Chair of Economics

Rankings & Accreditations

No.1 MBA Programme in Asia

The Economist MBA Ranking 2018

No.2 Joint EMBA Programme in the World

QS Global EMBA Rankings 2019

Vision

To be a leading, globally-impactful academic institution of business and economics.

Unique Proposition

The Faculty is deeply rooted in Hong Kong, fully engaged with China, and truly international.

Mission

  • To provide world-leading business and economics education that nurtures dynamic and responsible leaders.
  • To advance the frontiers of knowledge through innovative and globally-significant research.
  • To create positive change in the world by partnering with communities.

Partnership & Global Network

Being the most international faculty in HKU, the Faculty has a well-established, strategic partnership with world-renowned universities and corporate partners over the years, providing market-oriented content, superior learning experience and instrumental resources for our students.

Collaborative Programmes

Consistently expanding its global reach, the Faculty has joined hands with top-notch business schools around the world. Over the years, the Faculty offers a number of world-leading programmes across international financial hubs, including Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, New York and London, providing students global perspectives with a unique Asian twist.

EMBA-Global Asia programme

Under the tripartite partnership with Columbia Business School and London Business School, the EMBA-Global Asia programme offers students a globally focused learning experience, networks and multifaceted perspectives that will deepen their understanding of Western and Eastern business practices and prepare them for leadership success.

HKU-PKU DBA programme

The HKU-PKU Doctor of Business Administration (HKU-PKU DBA) Programme is jointly offered with Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. It is designed to nurture business leaders with excellent research expertise and strategic global vision, to enhance the competitiveness of domestic enterprises and to strengthen the real economy in China.

HKU-PKU EMBA programme

Adopting an interdisciplinary approach with a global perspective and a China focus, the HKU-PKU Master of Business Administration (HKU-PKU EMBA) programme offers advanced business education and cutting-edge knowledge in business and finance to leaders from all industries. The academic partnership with Guanghua School of Management, Peking University draws expertise from both universities, providing students with a deep understanding of the business context of both regions.

HKU-Fudan IMBA programme

Since 1998, the Faculty has offered it a Master of Business Administration (International) (HKU-Fudan IMBA) programme, which jointly collaborated with School of Management, Fudan University in Shanghai. This is the first joint programme by a Hong Kong and a PRC institution approved by the Ministry of Education and was ranked the best programme of its kind by Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. In the past two decades, the programme has nurtured over 4,500 business leaders.

International Exchange Partners

The Faculty has an extensive network with more than over 300 exchange partners in more than 40 countries/regions, in the form of student exchanges and internships. Every year, more than 400 students are sent for overseas exchange, while hundreds of international students come to the Faculty for study, thus creating a dynamic, multicultural learning environment on the campus.

The Faculty also links to many partner institutions in China. Through different cultural exchanges and experiential learning programmes, students are able to understand the business environment in China.

Corporate Collaboration

The Faculty strives to strengthen our presence in and connection with the business community, exploring collaboration opportunities in both the public and private sectors. During the past year, the Faculty formed a new partnership with CCB, China Life Insurance (Overseas), China Resources, KPMG and New World Development etc. We will continue to actively engage and expanding our network with new corporate partners in Hong Kong, China and the rest of the world, bringing pioneering developments in strategic frontiers.

Programs taught in:
  • English

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