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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 four 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. 

Check out the class schedule

Apply to the Hong Kong MBA

A complete application portfolio is required before we can consider you for admission. More details about each item below are included in the application form.


All information should be accurate, legible, and current.

Download the application form

Supporting documents

  • Academic record—Submit official marks sheets and degree certificate/diploma from all academic institutions attended. If documents are not in English, translations are required. Instructions on how to submit these are in the application form (see above).
  • Resume—Should contain your education, work experience with dates of employment, and professional development.
  • Two letters of recommendation—Submit two letters from professional references, such as a current supervisor, on corporate letterhead. The comments should focus on your professional achievements and career potential.
  • Personal statement—Should describe your reasons for pursuing the MBA and your personal goals. Explain why you'd like to pursue an MBA now, why you prefer the Iowa Hong Kong MBA, and highlight your personal experience/accomplishments. Length: 1 to 1.5 pages.

Application fee

Non-refundable fee of HK$800. Checks should be made payable to "CEG (Asia) Limited."


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

Questions? Contact us.