Hong Kong MBA

Course Offerings

The program requires completion of 15 courses. Each course combines online work both before and after two weekends in Hong Kong. A typical class meets 30 hours for lectures, preceded and followed by web-based tutorials. The courses involve case studies, team projects, guest speakers, and real-world applications. A new course begins approximately every 6 weeks. Students should be aware that there is overlap between courses as one ends and another begins.

Each cycle of courses includes the 9 core courses and 6 elective course offerings. The electives vary by cycle and include all areas of business, such as entrepreneurship, finance, management, and marketing. The goal of the Tippie MBA is to develop a well-rounded, global business leader and the variety of electives helps achieve this.

Students' plans of study may differ depending on which class in the program they begin with. Depending on the start date of the program, a student may graduate in 15-20 months if he/she completes each course consecutively and does not defer any courses. If a student chooses to defer a course, he/she must keep in mind that it will delay completion of the degree.

We encourage students not to defer core courses as they provide preparation for future electives. Also, elective courses vary by cycle and may not be repeated in the next cycle. If there is a particular elective a student is interested in, he/she should not defer it as it may not be available again during his/her plan of study.

The latest schedule of classes is available below.

Course Schedule

Weeks 1-2
Online reading and assignments
Week 3
Saturday-Sunday Class
Monday-Friday Individual and group work
Week 4
Saturday-Sunday Class
Week 5-6
Online assignments


Tippie Hong Kong MBA Class Schedule

Class Days
Course Number
Jan. 4-5 and 11-12 MBA:8160/6N:213 Managerial Economics John Solow Core
Feb. 8-9 and 15-16 MKTG:9150/6M:223 Brand Management Lopo Rego Elective
Mar. 8-9 and 15-16 MBA:8170/6N:228 Int'l Economic Environment of the Firm Jerry Lynch Core
Apr. 5-6 and 12-13 FIN:#223/6F:223 International Finance Erik Lie Elective
May 10-11 and 17-18 MBA:8300/6N:240 Strategic Management and Policy Mikhail Grachev Core
June 14-15 and 21-22 MBA:8110/6N:211 Marketing Management John Murry Core
July 12-13 and 19-20 MBA:8140/6N:215 Corporate Financial Reporting Doug DeJong Core
Aug. 9-10 and 16-17 MBA:8120/6N:212 Management in Organizations David DeGeest Core
Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 ENTR:9100/6T:220 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Dennis Schrag Elective
Oct. 11-12 and 18-19 MBA8180/6N:225 Managerial Finance Artem Durnev Core
Nov. 8-9 and 15-16 MGMT:9220/6J:235 Maximizing Team Performance Gale Mote Elective
Dec. 6-7 and 13-14 MBA:8150/6N:216 Business Analytics Kurt Anstreicher Core
Class Days
Course Number
Jan. 10-11 and 17-18 MBA:8190/6N:229 Operations Management Tim Lowe Core
Feb. 7-8 and 14-15 MGMT:9110/6J:256 Dynamics of Negotiations Lon Moeller Elective
Mar. 7-8 and 14-15 MKTG:9350/6M:255 Marketing Communication & Promotions Alice Wang Elective
Apr. 11-12 and 18-19 MGMT:9210/6J:232 Law and Ethics Nancy Hauserman Elective
May 9-10 and 16-17 MBA:8170/6N:228 Int'l Economic Environment of the Firm Ray Riezman Core
June 6-7 and 13-14 MBA:8160/6N:213 Managerial Economics John Solow Core
July 11-12 and 18-19 MBA:8300/6N:240 Strategic Management and Policy Mikhail Grachev Core