Postgraduate Programs 2023/24
Master of Science Program in International Management
Award Title

Master of Science in International Management

Program Short Name


Mode of Study


Normative Program Duration

1 year

The program commences with a foundation Summer Term, followed by Term 1 in Fall, and Term 2 in Spring.

Program Fee


The program fee covers tuition, textbooks and course materials for some of the required courses, and some enrichment activities.

Program Advisor

Academic Director:
Prof Ellick WONG, Professor of Management


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The Master of Science (MSc) Program in International Management is a pre-experience postgraduate program in management for business graduates.

The program aims to develop students’ management knowledge and skills related to managing global organizations, to enhance their cross-cultural and international exposure, and to prepare them to be potential candidates for leadership positions in international management in a cross-cultural work environment.

On successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to:

  • Conduct business management exercises in a culturally diverse setting drawing on international learning experiences;

  • Apply advanced management and leadership principles, developed from systematic engagement with the corporate world;

  • Assess business situations with ethical implications and apply principles of responsible business decision-making and leadership in different contexts;

  • Solve problems and generate innovative solutions with confidence, speed, and soundness; and

  • Execute management tasks with comprehensive requirements for responsible and accountable leadership skills in a culturally diverse environment.

  1. Minimum Credit Requirement

34 credits


  1. Core Courses

15 credits

MIMT 5010
MIMT 5020
MIMT 5110
MIMT 5310
MIMT 6110
MIMT 6120
MIMT 6200


  1. Required Courses

5 credits

MIMT 5120
MIMT 5200
MIMT 5210

Upon approval by the Academic Director, students may take other pre-selected management courses in equivalent areas offered by the School to fulfill the program requirements. The pre-selected management courses offered in each term will be announced before the term starts. 

  1. Elective Courses

14 credits

The elective courses are a selection of courses with an international management profile chosen from the portfolio of the School.  A list of elective courses offered in a particular year will be announced at the beginning of each intake. 

  1. CEMS Qualification (Optional)

The School has entered into partnership with CEMS (the Global Alliance in Management Education, formerly known as the Community of European Management Schools and International Companies), which is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of international business leaders. Graduates completing the following add-on CEMS requirements will also be awarded a Master’s in International Management qualification by CEMS.


  1. Language Course

For students entering the program with only two languages (English and another language), they are required to take the following introductory language courses of a third language in order to fulfill the CEMS language requirement.  The introductory language course(s) offered in each term will be announced before the term starts.

CORE 1411
andCORE 1414
andLANG 5330


The credits and grades earned from the above language courses will not be counted toward the degree requirements of the program.


  1. International Exchange

Students are required to go on exchange to a CEMS member school in either Term 1 or Term 2 and they can transfer credits of the same course load (equivalent number of credits at HKUST) at the exchange school back to HKUST, up to 50% of the total program credits.


  1. International Internship

Students are required to take MIMT 6300 to work on an international internship approved by the School before commencement. Students who have relevant internship or work experience before joining the program may credit their experience and get exemption from the internship.

MIMT 6300


Last update: 18 January 2023 

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet all of the following requirements.  Admission is selective and meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

1. General Admission Requirements of the University
  • Applicants seeking admission to a master's degree program should have obtained a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification.

2. English Language Admission Requirements

Applicants have to fulfill English Language requirements with one of the following proficiency attainments:

  • TOEFL-iBT: 80*

  • TOEFL-pBT: 550

  • TOEFL-Revised paper-delivered test: 60 (total scores for Reading, Listening and Writing sections)

  • IELTS (Academic Module): Overall score: 6.5 and All sub-score: 5.5

* refers to the total score in one single attempt

Applicants are not required to present TOEFL or IELTS score if

  • their first language is English, or

  • they obtained the bachelor's degree (or equivalent) from an institution where the medium of instruction was English.

3. Additional Information

Students who are pursuing the CEMS qualification also need to fulfill the following selection criteria: 

  • A bachelor’s degree in business or a related area

  • A satisfactory GMAT or GRE score

  • Two languages including English

  • No more than two years of full-time post-qualification work experience