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This is my very first post here, and have to admit, the forum is most helpful.
I'm joining the HKU MBA for the class of 2010-11.
My profile is :
GMAT : 670
Work Ex : 5 yrs (Medical and Managerial)
Background : Medicine
Anybody else joining in ?
Thanks Robin.. This will surely help..similar type of opposite views are coming forth for many B schools.. Still can we get a better idea about following aspects of HKU MBA from current and past students.
1. acceptibility in Honcong and China for international students.
2. future apportunities and placements..
3. concentration selection e.g. whether one shld go for LBS or China or CBS..
I am waiting for my second round of interview. Meanwhile while doing some background check, cam across following thread. Can any of the alumni or current student pls elaborate on the thoughts mentioned here.
FIND MBA - HKU MBA
mainly concerned about following post:
This was all about the brighter side of the programme
Now, regarding the other side:
1. Now, about the most important part i.e. placements: One can't expect as much luxury and benefits that one receives in premier Indian B Schools where 'On Campus' placements come as a major relief for most of the students. Like in most of the foreign B Schools, in HKU also mostly students have to go for 'Off Campus' placements. One should have good skills in Chinese especially if he/she wants to get a marketing job in Hong Kong... ---> READ: IF you want to go into Investment Banking, PE, Hedge Funds, LBOs or anything that moves you from the back office to the front , GO ELSEWHERE B/C THEY WILL NOT PLACE YOU. More staff is a relief, but seriously if you are paying this much money, your first and foremost priority should be getting that awesome post-mba job (to pay off your debt, switch fields) and there is nothing more important than career services (and a good alumni network - never underestimate your alumni)
2. The ROI (Return on Investment) takes some time ~2-3 years Hence, the ROI from HKU is much faster as compared to the ROI from a programme of a US/ European B School... (truncated)
----> I cannot speak for my Indian friends but I can speak on behalf of Europeans/Americans: I'm not sure what numbers this HKU rep used to calculate ROI. It's not simply subtracting your pre=mba salary from your post-mba salary then dividing it all up. there's also the opportunity cost and the nuanced upside potential. Please be aware also of the higher costs of living: HK rent is not cheap (not to mention NY and London). you do, however, have the option of living out in the boonies of kowloon to save money - just be prepared to commute.
Also , with a subpar MBA program, you are limiting your gains . Granted you can get into a bank/management consulting firm with an HKU MBA, chances are your offer will be 20% lower than others in your class.
Anyhow, that's my input. I have nothing to gain or lose - but wanted others to be a bit more informed before falling for rankings (or things that just blatantly aren't true!)
Had my video interview on 01-May...
Any idea how much time do they normally take for revealing the results?
Apologies for hijacking this thread. But posting this here because I don't see a thread for HKUST 2010, and this is the closest I could find.
I just wanted to see if anybody has got an offer from HKUST in the second round of admissions? I interviewed about 10 days ago.
I also have an interview with HKU next week.
I had my interview a couple of weeks back. They mainly tried to understand the purpose of my MBA and goals and ambitions.
@Jay - did you have an earlier telephonic interview ?
Congratulations to those who made it to HKU.
I too have got my second round of interview coming saturday. Can someone please tell me what is the difference between first and second round of interview. Would like to know the overall approach and types of questions asked in the second round so that nothing comes as surprize.
So pls do share your experience . Thanks a lot in advance.
I have got an admission offer from NTU for MBA (Fellowship) program. Does anybody has any feedback on quality of the program and placements?
How does above program compares to HEC Montreal and HKU MBA?