Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the HKUST MIMT program are required to meet the following requirements:



MIMT (With CEMS Qualification)

Degree Requirement Possess a Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification Possess a Business related Bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification
English Proficiency Achieve a satisfactory TOEFL / IELTS score for those whose first language is not English and whose degree or equivalent qualification was awarded by an institution where the medium of instruction was not English
GMAT/GRE Optional Compulsory GMAT/GRE report with satisfactory score 
Additional Requirements  
  • Possess at least two languages including English*
  • Less than 2 years of full-time post qualification work experience

 * Remarks on Language Requirement

ALL students who opt for MIMT (with CEMS Qualification) should enter the program with at least two (2) languages. Students without a third language upon admission must study an equivalent of at least one term of an introductory course to a third language at HKUST and successfully complete the course before graduation. 


ALL graduates of the HKUST MIMT program (with CEMS Qualification) must be proficient in three (3) languages, including English. The 2nd and the 3rd language can be any language. Only one of these 3 languages can be the student’s mother tongue.


1. The existing entry requirement on English proficiency remains unchanged and competence is assessed by a recent third-party certification (TOEFL/IELTS) or proof of university medium of instruction in English before admission. 

2. Students have to show obvious capability and proficiency in their declared mother tongue, in particular:

  • Dialects are not regarded as an official language and could not be used to fulfill the CEMS language requirements
  • HKUST only accepts either Mandarin or Cantonese as one of the CEMS languages

3. Means of language proof for the 2nd language which can be accepted include: secondary education, university degree, existing CEMS accredited courses, accredited commercial exams, in-house language exam at CEMS schools, or mother tongue.

4. Means of language proof for the 3rd language (introductory level) which can be accepted include all of those listed in point 4, plus language course during their study in the MSc program, accredited commercial language courses, or mother tongue. Students who cannot provide valid language proof for the 3rd language are required to study a language course during their study in the MSc program.

5. Students who have taken or are going to take a language exam may refer to the CEMS website for the full list of recognized language examinations.

6. Certain combinations of similar languages are not allowed. For more details regarding the language graduation requirements, please click this link.