Admissions Requirements

To apply for the HKUST Doctor of Business Administration program, applicants should:

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree (preferably a master’s degree)
  2. Possess substantial years of work experience (preferably at least 12 years of managerial experience)
  3. Fulfill the University’s English language admissions requirements

    Applicants who obtained a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the primary language of instruction was not English and whose first language is not English are required to present a TOEFL or IELTS score with one of the following proficiency attainments:

    • TOEFL-iBT: 80 (refers to the total score in one single attempt)
    • TOEFL-pBT: 550
    • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)
    • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-scores: 5.5