The Hong Kong Management Association

Master of Business Administration Reg. No. 210545

Top 100 MBA Globally(The Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2019 and The Economist Which MBA? 2018)

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  • Top 100 MBA Globally (The Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2019 and The Economist Which MBA? 2018)
  • Top 1 MBA in Australia for career progress(The Financial Times Global MBA rankings 2019)
  • #5 globally for ‘Student Quality’ (The Economist Which MBA? 2018)
Macquarie University Award
  • Fully taught by Macquarie University faculty
  • Awarded by Macquarie University, same academic standing and recognition as study in Sydney
Financial Support
  • Pay as you go course fee in HKD
  • Scholarship valued at up to HK$172,000
  • Eligible for Non-Means-Tested Loan Scheme by HKSAR Government
Flexible Part-Time Study Option
  • 4 intakes per year: Jan, Apr, Jul, Oct
  • Multiple entry and graduation points
  • No core dissertation or research project
  • Dual HK and Sydney administrative support
  • Credit for relevant professional qualifications
  • Recognition of prior learning
Powerful Networking
  • More than 184,000 Macquarie University alumni from over 140 countries

Application Information

Commencement Date:

Deadline for Application:


Ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings (2019) and with a 5-Star QS rating, Macquarie University is considered one of the world’s best universities. The MBA of Macquarie University Graduate School of Management (MGSM) is renowned for its quality and flexibility, and has been a flagship programme of the School since its launch in 1969. The MBA and management programmes are accredited by AACSB and have been consistently ranked highly on a global stage.

MGSM has been offering postgraduate management programmes with The Hong Kong Management Association since 1994. In Hong Kong, MGSM offers the same world-class programmes that are taught in Australia, with faculty flying in from Australia to teach all classes.

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Core modules
  1. Accounting for Management
  2. Economic Context of Management
  3. Financial Management
  4. Foundations of Management Thought
  5. Information and Decision Analysis
  6. Marketing Management
  7. Operations Management
  8. Organisational Behaviour
  9. Strategic Frameworks
  10. Strategic Management
  11. Electives 1-6


  • Executive Coaching
  • Leadership and Motivation
  • Managerial Psychology
  • Managerial Self-Development


  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Performance Measurement and Management
  • Corporate Acquisitions
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Investment Management
  • Advertising and Promotions Management
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • International Marketing
  • Management of Innovation
  • Managerial Self-Development
  • Negotiation: Theory and Practice
  • Big Data and Managerial Decision Making
  • Competition and Strategy in Asia-Pacific
  • Design Thinking for Innovation
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Competition and Strategy in Asia-Pacific
  • Managing with a Global Mindset
  • International Perspectives: Study Tour
  • Reports 1 & 2
Information above is correct as of December 2018 but is subject to change from time-to-time. Please note that not all elective units are offered every year.

MGSM's faculty are highly qualified and many possess extensive industry experience, combing business skills with academic excellence, bridging the gap between theory and real world application. Learn More


Entry Requirements

Direct Entry:
  • A degree from a recognised university (or equivalent) with GPA of 5.00 out of 7.00*.
    * Candidates have significant managerial experience of 6 or more years, the informal work-based Prior Learning may be recognised as equivalent to the GPA admission requirement, subject to the approval of MGSM.
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience (e.g. managerial/professional).
Indirect Entry:
  • Articulation via successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Management and / or Graduate Diploma of Management. Learn More  
Language Requirements

If you haven't undertaken recognised studies taught in English, such as a degree, you will need to demonstrate your language proficiency. Recognised English language tests include:

  • IELTS Academic: Minimum of 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 on each band
  • or TOEFL (internet-based): Minimum of 100 overall with a minimum of 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing.

Note: Exam results are valid for 2 years and your results must be valid at the commencement of your programme.

MGSM reserves the right, in addition to the above, to administer further testing.


HK$ 344,000 (HK$21,500 x 16 subjects)


Ms Carol Wong: 2774-8585
Fax: 2365-1000

*This programme is an eligible programme under The Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme (ENLS) provided by the Government of HKSAR. For details, please refer to:


James Osmund
Director Digital, APAC Business
Development and Content Turner

“I chose MGSM because of its emphasis on teaching the best global business practices. Within this, the program incorporated a specific focus on Asia which has been of great value to me.”

Rebecca Engel
Head of Retention
National Australia Bank Wealth

“The MBA has given me the confidence to think BIG.”

Doug Terry
Account Director
Resource Solutions

“I chose MSGM because of its solid international reputation and standing as a leading Australian business school, and because it offers classroom-based learning taught in block sessions here in Hong Kong, with a mix of sessions taught by faculty members visiting from the MGSM campus in Sydney and also those based in Asia.”

Jackie Lee
Head of Marketing Planning and Governance, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Hong Kong

“The flexibility of the program allowed me to continue to focus on developing my career while studying.”

Richard Kimber
Global Head of Equity Markets
ANZ Bank

“The MGSM MBA enabled me to progress seamlessly into Regional and Global roles and to achieve my goal of becoming CEO of a range of different businesses in quite diverse environments.”

Billy Yeung
(HKSAR) Customs & Excise Department

“I chose the MGSM MBA programme for its fine reputation and flexibility of the block-classes. It was an amazing experience all the way - not only have I gained precious knowledge and friends, my horizons were also broadened and I am able to tackle issues and problems with a more practical and holistic approach.”

Ronald Wong
Founder and Executive Coach
The Library& (HK) Limited

“I chose MGSM for its reputation, the quality of its faculty and relevance for today's working world. I enjoyed the robust dialogue and debate with the lecturers and fellow students, from different sectors, and continue to draw on these in my professional endeavours.”

Lily Agonoy
Managing Director
BCD Travel

“The flexibility of block classes made it easier for me to achieve a work life balance when I was focusing on both career and my studies. There are many ways to build a professional network through MGSM. I was able to do so by connecting with alumni/ fellow students via the many networking events organized by MGSM in Hong Kong.”

Florence Huen
Manager – F&B Event Management
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

“MGSM have a very good students' profile which helps me expand my network at work as well as my personal life.”

Matthew Walton
Vice President
Commonwealth Bank of Australia

“My objective was to transition from a technical field within the mining industry to a management role in the finance industry. The MGSM MBA was the door opener that I needed.”

Kitty Lau
Managing Director
Kernel Business Services Limited

“I chose MGSM because of the reputation and highly committed academic staff. Its post-graduate program builds a global mindset and practical knowledge with an integration of Asian perspectives in its curriculum. The alumni and the events hosted by the University have also provided me with a platform to generate more business and leverage on others’ expertise.”

Eimund Loo
Founder & CEO
Auxilia Limited

“I was continually impressed by the diversity, and the depth and breadth of experience brought to the classroom not only by the lecturers but also the fellow students.”

It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognise any qualification to which this course may lead.