CUHK EMBA at a Glance

Our Executive MBA (EMBA) Programme is the first EMBA programme in Hong Kong and remains a truly made-in-Hong Kong product. It was initially offered by The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Business School in 1993. Time flies. This year, the programme celebrates its 30th Anniversary.

Motto and Six Pillars

We aim to maintain its ability of nurturing topnotch management talent to meet the needs of Hong Kong, the mainland and the world. Our motto is to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West. We also established the “six pillars” (Theories, Practices, Internal Network, External Network, Strategic Perspectives and Social Contribution) as our programme’s core value to enhance the wellbeing of the business community and society. We keep on being innovative to keep pace with the dynamics of the marketplace.

International Recognition

In the 2023 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking which features the world’s top 100 EMBA programmes, CUHK EMBA has climbed to the 23rd position globally and ranks first in Asia Pacific for alumni’s career progress again. Additionally, the programme secured the top spot among all independent EMBA programmes in Asia Pacific in terms of alumni achieving their aims through the programme. Among the top 100 EMBA programmes worldwide, CUHK EMBA alumni have achieved remarkable success in terms of average salary three years after graduation. Their average annual salary exceeds HK$2.2 million, and they have experienced an impressive average salary increase rate of 63%.

Course Relevancy and Practicality

We continue to introduce new course content and bring new learning experiences to the students. To enhance relevancy and practicality for quality teaching, we partnered with business leaders, senior government officials and our faculty members to have successfully developed eight case studies. The recent cases included “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government: Addressing Global Climate Change,” “OmniFoods: Plant-based Pork from Hong Kong to the Rest of China,” “Green Monday: Flexitarianism, Innovation, and Endorsement,” “Incubation and The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation” and “OpenSky.tv: A New Business Model – Content Creation, Curation, Consumption, Commercialization.” All these cases were eventually published by Ivey Publishing and are also currently available at the Harvard Business Publishing website or Ivey Publishing website. Leaders of these corporations were also respectively invited to the classroom to share their insights and discuss the real business case of the corporations with the students.

Overseas Learning Experience

To help participants enhance their global and regional learning experience and interact with senior executives from different parts of the world, we have organised several overseas study trips right after the relaxation of travel restrictions caused by COVID-19 pandemic. This year, two groups of participants respectively completed a study trip to ESMT Berlin in Germany in July. Another group of participants completed a study trip in Singapore in August.

Lifelong Learning Opportunities and Networking

To provide lifelong learning opportunities and enhance lifelong networking for EMBA alumni and students, we have been conducting different types of co-curricular forums and events since 2002 and invited all EMBA alumni and students to attend. Distinguished leaders, academics and government officials were invited to share their experience and insights with the alumni and students.EMBA alumni and students have also been invited by different organisations to attend public events and share their perspectives with senior leaders in business, government, and non-profit organisations. Some public events included “Talking to CEOs” Radio/TV Programme and “New Thinking in Management” Radio Programme. Alumni and students’ lifelong learning and networking are further enhanced by the numerous activities organised by the CUHK EMBA Alumni Association which, with the programme’s support, was established in 2014.

Weekend Teaching Mode Fits Frequent Travelers

Executives nowadays have to travel frequently to the mainland and overseas or stay abroad for a long period. In order to suit their travelling schedules, our classes are offered on Saturdays and Sundays (two consecutive days) so that students only need to attend class normally once every two to three weeks.