When and where are classes held?

Classes are conducted once a month, from Thursday to Sunday, usually from 9 am – 5:30 pm. The courses are scheduled in four quarters each year:

1st quarter: October – December
2nd quarter: January – March
3rd quarter: April – June
4th quarter: July – September

Classes are mainly held in the School of Management of Fudan University in Shanghai.

What are the prerequisites for admission?

1. Recognised Bachelor’s degree or equivalent;
2. At least three years of postgraduate full-time work experience; and
3. Satisfactory GRK score / GMAT score of 580 or above / GRE score*


*Applicants with more than seven years of work experience, by achieving at least ONE of the following, might be exempted from the GRK / GMAT / GRE requirement:

– Satisfactory IMBA English Admission Test Result; or 
– Minimum TOEFL 550 (Paper-based) / 80 (Internet-based) [The HKU code number for TOEFL is 9671]; or
– IELTS (Academic Training) minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or
– Obtained a degree from a university of which the medium of instruction was English


Can you give a brief description of the programme?

The Master of Business Administration (International) is a two to four years part-time programme jointly offered by the HKU Business School and the School of Management of Fudan University. The Programme is intended for executives with a proven track record as they progress in their business career.

Who will be teaching the programme?

Teaching is shared between the schools of The University of Hong Kong and Fudan University.


What factors are considered in admission decision?

We will consider the overall assessment of the degree, working experience, GMAT / GRE / GRK score or equivalent, referees’ recommendation and interview performance.

Do I need to take IELTS / TOFEL test?

Applicants with more than seven years of work experience could achieve at least ONE of the followings to satisfy the requirements for admission:


  • Satisfactory IMBA English Admission Test Result; or
  • Minimum TOEFL 550 (Paper-based) / 80 (Internet-based) [The HKU code number for TOEFL is 9671]; or
  • IELTS (Academic Training) minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or
  • Satisfactory GMAT score; or
  • Satisfactory GRK score; or
  • Obtained a degree from a university of which the medium of instruction was English.
Is there a required minimum GMAT or GRK score?

Minimum GMAT score is 580. For candidates attempting the GRK examination, the required GRK score will be decided by the Committee based on the result of the year.


Which institution code number for GMAT should I use?

The GMAT institution code number for the programme is PS0-LZ-76.


How many years of work experience are required to be qualified for admission?

Minimum is three years of postgraduate work experience. We admit students who are potential for senior managerial posts.


What is an average student profile?

A typical student is in his/her late twenties or early thirties with five to six years’ post-university work experience. He/She is working as a middle or senior manager in a Sino-foreign joint venture, a multinational company, a state-owned enterprise or a private enterprise.


How can I obtain an application form and brochure?

You may check out the admissions brochure here.


We also encourage prospective students to visit our homepage for further information on the programme. Please proceed to the below link to register your application online.


Online Application


Application forms are also available at Room 702, School of Management, Starr Building, Fudan University, 670 Guoshun Road, Shanghai, 200433.

How do I apply for the programme?

Applicants should register online and submit supporting documents including with the recommendation letters from their employers, originals and copies of their certificates to Fudan University. Applicants should indicate this Hong Kong University – Fudan University MBA (International) Programme as their choice out of the three programmes administered by Fudan University.


Applications will then be reviewed by the Admissions Committee as soon as all the required documents have been received. As it often takes considerable time to gather references and transcripts, we strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible.


Limited seats are available every year and candidates are admitted on a continuous and rolling basis. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Once suitable candidates have been shortlisted, they will be informed of specific interview arrangement.


What is the curriculum of the programme?

There are required and elective courses. Students are required to complete thirteen required courses and six elective courses for graduation purpose. For more details, please refer to “Course Structure” on our website.

What is the cost of the programme?

The total programme fee for the 2021 intake is RMB498,000*. The tuition fee will be paid by four instalments over two years for part-time study in Shanghai.

*Subject to the University’s approval


Is there any financial aid, scholarships, fellowships or loans for this programme?

Scholarships are available for outstanding candidates.


Can I apply for exemption?

If students have completed relevant courses in their previous academic study, they can apply to be exempted from a certain required course, but they have to choose an elective in lieu, if the application is approved.


Can credits earned in HKU MBA programme be transferred to this HKU - Fudan IMBA programme?

Any HKU MBA Programme student may take elective courses in the IMBA Programme if they are assigned to work in Shanghai and vice versa, subject to the availability of places and the approval of the University. Credits earned can be transferred.