M2M Program

1. What is M2M?

M2M is a partnership between the HKUST Business School, FGV, HEC Paris, UBC Sauder and Yale SOM to create a suite of double degree opportunities for early career students. M2M aims to provide students opportunities to enrich their learning experience in their master studies, in which one year will be spent in their home school while another year in a partner school from another continent. Students graduating from this M2M partnership will be awarded two master degrees in two years.

2. Is there any advantage to applying simultaneously for the M2M program?

The advantage to apply simultaneously for your Year 1 and Year 2 programs is that you will receive admission decisions and a financial aid determination earlier than applying consecutively for each program.

3. How does the application for M2M work?

Students interested in the M2M program may apply simultaneously for their Year 1 (M1) and Year 2 (M2) programs. They will receive admission decisions and financial aid packages for both schools at the outset, allowing them to plan effectively for their next two years of academic study.

4. Do I have to submit separate applications to both institutions?

Students should submit an application directly to M1 institution during the application stage.

For instance, students who are interested in HKUST–Yale M2M program should submit their application directly to HKUST. A supplementary form is needed to be filled in the Online Admission System in order to indicate the interest in applying for double degree option.

Likewise, students who are interested in HEC Paris–HKUST M2M should submit their application directly to HEC Paris and follow the necessary procedures for application.

The M2M institutions will follow up with the applicants in completing the application procedures respectively.

5. Can current students/alumni of HKUST MIMT Program apply for the M2M program?

Yes. Current students/ alumni of MIMT Program are eligible to apply for the M2M program by directly applying for Yale SOM. They will have to follow Yale’s MMS standalone application deadlines listed on their website, which are different from the M2M joint application deadlines.

6. I’m a current student from HEC MiM. Can I apply for the M2M program at HKUST?

Yes. Please submit your application directly to the HKUST MIMT program through the University Application System. Please follow the application deadlines listed on the HKUST MIMT program website, which are different from the M2M joint application deadlines.

7. What is the work experience requirement for applying for M2M?

The M2M program is intended for students immediately out of college or with less than three years of work experience. For HKUST MIMT program, we require students to have no more than 2 years of full-time post-qualification work experience. For Yale MMS program, students are required to have full-time work or internship experience for at least 12 weeks. The internship or work experience does not need to be for a consecutive period of 12-week in one company.

Students are highly recommended to complete this requirement before joining HKUST MIMT Program. Students who cannot fulfill this requirement may lead to one-year delay of the Yale MMS in GBS Program.

8. How much is the application fee for M2M?

For students who apply for HKUST–Yale M2M program, they will have to pay HKD800 application fee to HKUST and USD100 application fee to Yale. For students who apply for HEC Paris–HKUST M2M program, they will have to pay EUR100 application fee to HEC Paris.

9. Is there any interview for M2M?

Yes, students may have to join the admission interviews respectively by both institutions.

10. What are the tuition fee and expenses for M2M?

M2M students will pay the tuition tee of the institutions where they are in residence.

For M2M partnership between HKUST and Yale, the tuition fee for HKUST MIMT program is HKD355,000 (2022/23 intake) and the tuition fee for Yale MMS program will be USD76,770 (2021/22 intake).

For M2M partnership between HKUST and FGV, the tuition fee for HKUST MIMT program will be HKD355,000 (2022/23 intake) and the tuition fee for FGV program will be R$69,344.1 [USD13,459] or R$92,458.8 [USD17,945] (2021/22 intake).

For M2M partnership between HEC Paris and HKUST, the tuition fee for HEC Paris MiM program will be EUR28,350 (2021/22 intake) and the tuition fee for HKUST MIMT program will be HKD355,000 (2022/23 intake).

Please note that the travelling and living expenses are not included in the tuition fee.

11. When will I know the M2M results? Will I receive both results at the same time?

Students will receive the admission result around one month after the interview. M2M institutions will announce admission result and issue offer to students separately.

12. Shall I have to pay the deposits for both institutions?

Yes, students admitted into the M2M program are required to pay for the non-refundable deposit to both institutions. Students are required to settle the deposit for the M1 study first, while the deposit payment for the M2 study will be paid at a later stage.

13. Is there any financial aid or scholarships for M2M?

Eligible candidates will be considered for scholarships. Students' eligibility for scholarships or financial aid will be assessed independently by both M2M institutions.

14. Is it possible to extend the length of my M2M study or defer to take a gap year?

We normally do not encourage students to extend their length of study. Deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to approval from the institution. Students will be allowed to defer their study for one year only.

15. If I have been admitted into the HKUST-Yale M2M program, what is the next step?

After paying the deposit to secure your offer of the M2M program, you are required to submit the documents for verification. It is the University policy to require students to send true copies of the degree certificate, academic transcripts, and score reports to the Fok Ying Tung Graduate School (FYTGS) for verification. If students do not submit the relevant documents, FYTGS will not allow them to do the student registration.

Once you have finished the MIMT Program and fulfilled the graduation requirements, Yale University will use ReVera (USD100 fee charged to candidates) for document verification.