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 marches forth into its 30th year.

Motto and Six Pillars

We aim to maintain its ability of nurturing top-notch management talent to meet the needs of Hong Kong, the mainland and the world. We follow CUHK’s global vision and mission “to combine tradition with modernity, and to bring together China and the West” as our motto. We have 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 2021 Financial Times Global Executive MBA Ranking which features the world’s top 100 EMBA programmes, CUHK EMBA is ranked 19th in the world, and No. 1 globally on alumni’s career progress. The programme remains to be the top independent English-instructed programme in the Greater China region.

Alumni’s career progress was calculated according to changes in the level of seniority and the size of company at which alumni work now, versus before their EMBA. The programme also ranks top amongst all English-instructed independent EMBA programmes in Asia Pacific in terms of alumni’s aims achieved via programme. Among the world’s top 100 EMBA programmes, CUHK EMBA’s alumni have achieved a significant high level of average salary three years after graduation, with an average annual salary of around HK$2.4 million. They have also achieved a high average salary increase rate of 58%. CUHK EMBA has scored high in areas including alumni’s work experience, the programme’s education on environmental, social and governance (ESG), female student proportion, international diversity and female proportion in the programme’s advisory board, and Business School’s research publications.

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 and our faculty members to have successfully developed seven case studies entitled “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government: Addressing Global Climate Change,”“OmniFoods: Plant-Based Pork from Hong Kong to the rest of China,” “Incubation and The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation,” “OpenSky.tv: A New Business Model – Content Creation, Curation, Consumption, Commercialisation,” “AMOREPACIFIC Hong Kong: Marketing Korean Beauty Products,” “Hung Fook Tong: From Hong Kong to China” and “TSL Jewellery: An Innovator Across Generations.” Except for the case of “Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government: Addressing Global Climate Change” which was accepted for publication by Ivey Publishing at this stage, the other six cases were published by Ivey Publishing and are also currently available at the Harvard Business Publishing website or Ivey Publishing website.

Kam Sing Wong, former Secretary for the Environment Bureau (2012-2022), Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government; David Yeung, Co-founder of Green Monday Group; Albert Wong, CEO of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation; Wilson Yuen, Founder and CEO of TFI Digital Media Limited (OpenSky.tv is a video platform of TFI); senior management of

AMOREPACIFIC Group; Ricky Szeto, CEO of the Hung Fook Tong Group; and Annie Yau Tse, Chairman and CEO of Tse Sui Luen were also respectively invited to the classroom to share their insights and discuss the real business case of the companies with the students.

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 were also invited by different organisations to attend public events and share their perspectives with senior leaders in business, government, and non-profit organisations, etc. Some previous 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.