graduates of a MBA program, we are often asked by family,
friends and colleagues: “What makes a great MBA program?”.
They often allude to the quality of the professors, the
opportunities for career advancement, the ability for
networking during the one to two years that you are in the
course. While all of these are hallmarks of a good program,
what makes a great program is the community of alumni that
you become a part of after you graduate.
alumni community is a truly unique in Hong Kong. We benefit
from being a top global program that brings business
professionals from all over of the world to Hong Kong; but
at the same time we are local, with a strong connection to
our school and the community around it. While other top tier
programs have a contingent of alumni calling Hong Kong
home, we are fortunate enough to have our alma mater 40
minutes away. We have the advantage of being a solid fixture
in the broader Hong Kong and regional community.
impact that we as an alumni group have on our city and
region expands from business, economics, politics,
volunteerism, and sport. Throughout all these areas, our
alumni have the opportunity of working together to develop
ourselves and be a positive influence to our communities.
This year we look to continue to come together as alumni,
across different graduation years, different stages in our
careers, and different countries of origin, in order to
continue our alumni association’s legacy of giving back and
trying to be a positive influence both for our members and
the world around us.
the more than 3,000 alumni globally and nearly 1,800 in Hong
Kong to get involved; whether it be joining an event,
creating an event, or offering advice to initiatives that we
as a community should be involved in. Through the continuous
involvement of our alumni, we are able to further solidify
HKUST’s reputation as a premiere MBA program; and at the
same time, solidify that we as an alumni community are a
group at the forefront of leadership and excellence.
President, HKUST MBA Alumni Association