To give back to the Pagalguy community, we-the current students at HKUST MBA have started this thread to help prospective applicants by answering their queries here. We would be happy to answer queries related to our experience at HKUST MBA…
First of all, i must commend the current Indian students team at HKUST for taking out time from their busy schedule and answer queries of applicants.
@sandy46410 Hi, addressing your queries, consulting (& strategic management) is a career track in the HKUST MBA program and students from previous years' have gone into the same upon graduation. The field trips and career treks organized by the student clubs and Career Office to cities/countries in the region are also helpful in expanding your potential opportunity base.
While Mandarin knowledge is not an absolute must, rather actually varies across regions and roles (for some, not required, for others, ability to read and/or write a must), knowing the language is an advantage you could benefit from. To that extent, there is a pre-MBA training on Mandarin, language courses running through the year and also a elective on Business Mandarin offered.
@delatpg Hi, regarding your concerns over marketing, marketing is a career track in the HKUST MBA program.
There are several core and electives courses offered such as Marketing Strategy & Policy, Understanding Consumers, Market Research, Brand/Channel/Sales Management, Building a powerful consumer brand in China, Doing business in China from an Operator's perspective etc. well rounded with the program/curriculum focus on building leadership skills, Asian perspectives and a Global vision.
Recent recruiters have been Apple, LVMH, Nike, P&G;, PepsiCo, Philips, Johnson & Johnson etc.
I also wanted to ask what are the odds of students with my kind of profiles getting scholarships. I feel that the financial risk can be mitigated to a great extent with a good scholarship.
There are a few management consulting companies hiring in the HK area but their client base is in Mainland China. You may need Mandarin skills to get such a job.
There is no minimum benchmark for the no. of years of experience. This year the peer age group starts from 24 and goes beyond 30. As long as you have a great story to tell, the number of years of work experience should not matter.
I can not comment on whether your profile can fetch a scholarship. Scholarships depend on the quality of the incoming application pool and available fund with the MBA program office. It may vary from year to year.
Hope I have answered your questions
Hi Guys, I am from a graduate from University of Pune, India.... my aggregate percentage is 68.9%. How do I convert it to scale of 10 as required by HKUST ?