Important Information

Admission to the Iowa Hong Kong MBA Program has ended as of 2021. Effective immediately, we are no longer accepting applications for admission. Please contact us with questions.

Applying to the Hong Kong MBA

Admission to the Hong Kong MBA program is simple. First, take a moment to review our admission criteria. Information about getting started and how to apply is also explained below.

Admissions criteria

Academic record

First, a bachelor's degree is required. That aside, your academic record should clearly show us your ability to complete a rigorous academic program. We'll consider the difficulty of your major and rigor of your previous institution, plus your GPA. We don't automatically require a GMAT score, but we may request one if the admissions committee feels that your academic record doesn't clearly indicate your ability to complete the program.

Work experience

Understanding life in the business world is necessary to get the most out of the Hong Kong MBA. We expect at least three years of full-time work experience, and we look for professional experiences that show your ability to succeed in the business environment.


Your leadership potential should be clear through community involvement and achievements in the workplace.


Because our courses are taught in English, we'll need to see evidence of your English ability in order to grant admission. You'll also participate in an admission interview with a member of our team.

Getting started

Starting the Hong Kong MBA Program is easy and as flexible as it gets.

New courses, or modules, begin monthly. You can start the Hong Kong MBA Program in almost any module. That means there are about 12 possible starting points throughout the year. You choose the one that works for you.

Apply to the Hong Kong MBA

A complete application portfolio is required before we can consider you for admission. 


All information should be accurate, legible, and current. The online application will include the supporting documents and fees described below.

Supporting documents

  • Academic record—For admission review, upload unofficial marks sheets and degree certificate/diploma from all academic institutions attended. If documents are not in English, translations are required. Official documents will be required if admitted.
  • Resume—Upload in online application. At least three years of full-time, professional work experience is required.
  • Two letters of recommendation—Enter information for two recommenders in the application.  They will each receive an email to submit a letter of recommendation. The comments should focus on your professional achievements and career potential.
  • Personal statement—State why you want to complete the Hong Kong MBA. Illustrate your qualifications for this program with one or two highlights drawn from your experiences or accomplishments. Also, explain your personal career objectives and why you would like to pursue an MBA at this time.  Length: 1 to 1.5 pages.

Application fee

Pay via credit card in the online application. $100 for non-US citizens; $60 for US citizens or permanent residents.


All candidates will be interviewed by a member of the Hong Kong MBA team.