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HKUST EMBA Program Ranks World’s No.1 again

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According to a recent press release, the Executive MBA (EMBA) Program jointly offered by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and another management university is ranked No.1 in the world in the latest Financial Times (FT) Global EMBA Rankings.

This year marks the ninth time the university’s EMBA Program has topped this highly respected international chart and comes during the Program’s 20th anniversary.

The President of HKUST congratulated the EMBA team on the repeated success of this unique partnership program. He expressed pride and delight to see the EMBA Program receive the world’s top status for three consecutive years.

He noted that the program’s illustrious success not only reaffirms the leading position of HKUST in offering quality programs for international business leaders but also represents a source of pride to HKUST.

The EMBA Program was launched in 1998 to offer the best management education for international talent. Since 2007, the Program has been crowned the best in the world nine times, standing unrivalled in the world.

Over 1,000 alumni and students of elite executives from around the world form a global network to exchange ideas and forge powerful connections.

According to the FT Global EMBA Rankings 2018, the university’s EMBA Program has achieved an outstanding performance in a number of surveyed fields.

On career progress, the program graduates achieved the highest average salary three years after graduation, reaching HK$3.97 million (US$507,492) per annum.

They achieved an average salary increase of 66 per cent, an increase that reflects the added value provided by the program.

Moreover, the program was commended for its diversity; 77% international faculty and 62% international student population.

The Dean of Business and Management noted that the team is very pleased with this record-setting achievement, which is the best gift to mark the Program’s 20th anniversary. He extended thanks to the conscious effort made by the top-tier faculty of both HKUST and Kellogg, noting that the world-class program is able to keep its curriculum up-to-date and relevant for our high-calibre students to further advance in their careers because of them.

To meet the changing needs of the world where technological advancements are reshaping businesses globally, the HKUST EMBA Program has introduced some new technology strategy courses such as FinTech and Big Data Analytics to help executives harness opportunities in the future.

Themed “Leadership in an Age of Disruption”, the Kellogg-HKUST EMBA 20th anniversary conference held earlier this year is another ongoing effort of the Program to keep its students and alumni stay connected and informed about new developments and topical issues of the world.

The conference took place in July 2018 and, according to a press release, the Chief Executive of the Hong Kong SAR Government, together with other prominent leaders, offered insights into the role of leadership.

The conference was attended by more than 300 business leaders, academics, alumni of the KH EMBA Program from around the world. Over one-third of the participants flew in for this special occasion. The event featured presentations by faculty from HKUST, Kellogg and the global network of KH alumni.

Evidently, the university is finding new and innovative ways to imbue all their course with a tech edge.

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