A Unique Program

The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program is uniquely designed around weekend blocks to allow students to continue their careers while they study. The program begins with one live-in week at HKUST, followed by monthly live-in weekends for modules 1 - 5, then two live-in weeks at the Kellogg School and concludes with additional monthly live-in weekends for modules 6 – 10, concluded by a Global Elective week.

Program Design

The class schedule is uniquely designed around weekend blocks to allow participants to continue their careers while they study. Program classes are held on Friday afternoons, Saturdays and Sundays.

Live-in weeks – important components of the program

The first is held at HKUST in January of the first academic year, and the second at the Kellogg School’s Allen Center in Chicago, Illinois in August.

Live-in weekends – Module 1 to 10

Participants meet twice every month on the HKUST campus and stay in the Conference Lodge, which is specifically furnished for executives. Living-in is critical for the optimum development of class identity and the formation of study groups, while expanding business contacts and allowing friendships to develop. Participants also need to take at least two global electives at Kellogg partner schools abroad.

The global electives are an excellent opportunity for students to meet and interact closely with fellow global students. During this global elective week, students choose courses at Kellogg partner schools and are divided into groups for assignments and projects. To encourage collaboration and engagement, the partner schools usually arrange a cultural tour to introduce students to the city. A total of 350 Executive MBA students are in this global network annually which reflects the true global network of the KHEMBA program.

A typical weekend