Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the HKUST MSGO program are expected to have the following credentials:

1. Satisfactory Undergraduate Degree

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with satisfactory academic performance from a university or a recognized institution.

Students are recommended with basic quantitative knowledge in the area of Additional Maths, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Quantitative Methods, and Statistics, etc.

2. English Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English, and whose bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualification* was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English, are required to fulfill the minimum English Language requirements in TOEFL/IELTS examination.

*Qualification with a duration equivalent to a full-time bachelor's degree (i.e. at least 3 years)


Applicants are highly recommended to have a satisfactory GMAT/GRE score. A GMAT/GRE score is not compulsory but will be taken into consideration.

4. Relevant Work Experience

No minimum work experience is required. However, any relevant work or business experience will add weight to the application.