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Executive MBA

Master Programme

Executive MBA

Course Registration No. 250079

Part Time

Executive Master of Business Administration (Executive MBA)

The Executive MBA is a highly prestigious UK business master’s degree programme offering in Hong Kong. This programme strongly focuses on a concept named "Connected Thinking" where students will need to adopt a perspective which builds an understanding of the complexities in the global business environment. Through this way of thinking, individuals and organisations develop the capacity to recognise the connections that make a difference and think creatively to lead change in a responsible way, whatever their role on the global business stage. 

This programme gives students the confidence and expertise to achieve outstanding results – for them and their organisations. Trusted globally by students and employers alike, an MBA qualification consistently enables graduates to go beyond what they thought possible and reach a new level in their careers. We prepare managers to become business leaders on the global stage. As well as being taught by academics from across the world, who all have their own cultural perspective to share, modules such as International Business give students the in-depth knowledge to deal with business issues in an international context.

Having a world-renowned Executive MBA assures you to progress up the career track towards top management positions and paves the way for broader business networks. The practical and comprehensive management skills essentially equip you with the capability to embrace responsibilities at higher management levels.

With a distinct mark of quality, the Executive MBA is awarded by the AACSB & AMBA accreditations which represent less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programmes in the world.

Programme Excellence

  • 26-year history in Hong Kong, one of the longest history of Executive MBA programmes
  • 100% taught by Hull professors & lecturers from the UK who are well-equipped with academic knowledge & industry experience
  • A general management programme that includes range of entrepreneurship skills and knowledge
  • Strong alumni network can be built at Hull alumni. A global network of 32,000 alumni and over 1,500 alumni in Hong Kong including CEOs, CFOs, entrepreneurs, directors & senior managers across different industries

Programme Details

Programme Structure
Understanding Organisations & Organisational Change 
Human Resource Management
Operations & Supply Chain Management
Strategic Management*
Economic Environment
Innovation, Creativity & Enterprise
Accounting and Finance for Managers
Systemic Management & Complexity
International Business
Management Consultancy
Research Methods and Dissertation

Please note that courses and programme intakes shall be offered subject to satisfactory enrolment and solely at the discretion of the University.
^The programme will run on a rolling system.
*This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund (CEF course code: 21Z02272-5).
The Office of the Continuing Education Fund does not have record of registration of this course under the Qualifications Framework.
Programme fee of 2021 intake is subject to possible adjustments.


  • Can be completed in 2 years
  • 18 months coursework
  • 6 months dissertation period with supervisor support


Medium of Instruction

Teaching Mode

  • 27 hours of face-to-face teaching and 9 hours of online studies per module, seminars will normally be conducted in the weekday evenings and over the weekends and/or public holidays
  • 100% Hull University Faculty lecturers and professors from the UK

Assessment Method
Executive MBA students are formally assessed by a combination of continuous assessment, examinations and a dissertation. Over 83% of the modules are assignment-based


Accreditation & Award
University of Hull Executive MBA graduates at Kaplan Higher Education (H.K.) may apply for the professional qualification award (Fellow membership status) with Institute of Management Specialist


It is a matter of discretion for individual employers to recognize any qualification to which this course may lead.


Programme Start Date
No longer accepting new applications until further notice. Programmes with similar subjects are available. Enquire Now

Entry Requirement
To be eligible for admission, applicants should normally possess:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ appropriate post-graduation work experience
  • A good degree awarded by a UK university or comparable overseas institution, or an equivalent professional qualification
  • Applicants with more than 5 years of senior level post-graduation work experience may be admitted with a 3rd class pass degree
  • Applicants for whom English is their second language will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 575 (or 90 for the internet-based test). Applicants may be exempt from the requirement to complete IELTS or TOEFL tests if they have evidence of equivalent English language proficiency – for example, if they have completed a degree in an English-speaking country or institution within the last five years or if they have worked in a predominantly English-speaking work environment for more than five years
  • Applicants without a first degree or an equivalent professional qualification:

    Applicants who do not have a degree or equivalent professional qualification but meet the other eligibility criteria may submit a Portfolio of Evidence to demonstrate that they can benefit from, contribute to and succeed on the Executive MBA programme. The applicant should have completed approximately 8 years full-time appropriate work experience

    A Portfolio might include, for example, details of significant work projects or strategic analyses undertaken. It might also include information about other courses taken, and training and development programmes attended. The aim would be to demonstrate that your business knowledge and experience allow you to fulfil the academic requirements of the Executive MBA


Refund Policy

  • The programme allows for full refund of tuition fee (excluding application fee) if withdrawal notice in writing is received by Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited 2 weeks prior to the start of each of the terms.  There will be no refund of tuition fee if withdrawal notice is received thereafter
  • All fees paid less application fee will be refunded if the course is withdrawn or not offered
  • On premature cessation of the course, all fees and charges that have been collected in respect of any part of the course failing to be conducted on or after the date of cessation will be refunded within 1 month of the premature cessation
  • Cases of exceptional hardship and/or deferral may be given special consideration on a case-by-case basis based on the documentary evidence provided by students at the sole discretion of the University and Kaplan Higher Education (HK) Limited
  • The maximum allowable length for students to complete the program is 48 months


The University of Hull has been established since 1927. Over the years, University of Hull has cultivated many talents and professionals who are highly influential in the business world. Alumni such as Muhtar Kent (President of Coca-Cola), Larry Hirst CBE (Chairman of IBM UK), John Prescott (Deputy Prime Minister), Harriet Scott (Heart FM Breakfast Show presenter, contributor to Cosmopolitan magazine) etc. Those of which who are in the top management realm have adopted a set of knowledge, practice, value and ideology from the University of Hull and which makes a difference from those who are not.

Hull University Business School is proud to hold multiple industry accreditations as well as independent international accreditations such as AMBA and AACSB, the latter of which is held by fewer than 5% of the world’s 13,000 business programmes, assuring you of our commitment to providing an outstanding experience.

One of the main ingredients for the success of an MBA programme is its network. There are over 1,500 alumni in Hong Kong with a strong global network of 32,000 alumni. Our graduates range from senior managers to chief executives, working in organisations such as Credit Suisse, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, HSBC, Rolls-Royce and Johnson and Johnson Pharmaceuticals.

University Excellence

  • Awarded with AACSB & AMBA accreditations
  • Ranked 64th in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021)
  • Ranked 48th in Business in the UK (Guardian University League Tables 2019)
  • Ranked 77th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021)
  • Being awarded silver for the quality of teaching (The Teaching Excellence Framework 2018)

Graduate Sharing

"The biggest challenge is personal time management, Nursing requires shift duties. Fortunately, block teaching is arranged for each module, which is done within a week.The subjects I learnt not only enhance my functional competence and problem-solving ability, but also enable me to learn from good practices taken by diverse enterprises."

Sharon Chiu
Nursing Manager, Specialist Clinic

“I have chosen Hull Executive MBA because of its emphasis on both practical live case studies and theoretical understandings.  These features are very important to me, especially as I have started up my own business whilst joining the programme.  Within the Executive MBA classes, the friends and classmates I have met are yet another invaluable asset.  They all come from different career backgrounds, which adds value to my pleasant learning experience at Kaplan when studying the Executive MBA. In addition, I have applied what I have learnt from the programme into my HR consulting business.  It has inspired me to give constructive advice to my clients in maximizing their business efficiency.  I am truly thankful for my friend’s recommendation.  It is a great choice for me!”

Carrie Ip
Director, Connexions Consulting Limited

“Executive MBA Programme - I must admit that the course has a good structure to enable students to well balance their career, study as well as social life.”

James Wong, Intake 47
Macau Venetian Hotel and Resorts

“Executive MBA Programme enables me to advance my management and personal skills development. These skills play a major role in my career path and help me going further."

Wong Ling Ling Aileen, Intake 48
BNP Paribas, Hong Kong

“Executive MBA Programme enables me to learn in a very flexible way, especially for our very busy work schedules in Hong Kong. Most of the lecturers are very experienced and approachable, and it enables a friendly and encouraging learning environment. The case studies are quite up-to-date, and could be used for both academic and solving problems at work."

Lisa Choi, Intake 48 
Chun Wo Construction & Engineering Co. Ltd.

“Management is about more than numbers. It is first and foremost about organizations and people -their perspectives, their social and cultural identities, their needs, motivations and desires. That's why Executive MBA's programme encompass much more than the study of economics and commerce."

Gary Ling, Intake 49 
Regional Insurance Management

“The University of Hull’s MBA certainly changed my life in workplace and family! In a volatile market, holding a MBA is definitely a stepping stone for career advancement. Upon completion of my programme, I’ve obtained a promotion successfully. In my point of view, I prefer choosing an MBA programme which covers variety of management topics because it truly helps me pave my career development. This MBA programme covers large amount of professional knowledge and skill sets, including leadership, operational management and strategic thinking which are all very vital attribute for me to tackle daily problems I need to face at work. Many of the skills can also be applied in my decision-making process. Meanwhile, I have a clearer vision and mind set for developing business plans.

I truly feel that my management skills were widely improved. Now, I am full of confidence to manage a wider spectrum and scope at work. I believe the MBA programme of University of Hull is a good start to help people achieve their own goals and dreams."

Steve Y C Au, Intake 40 
Regional Relations Manager
CLP Power Hong Kong Limited

“I truly enjoy the Executive MBA programme from the University of Hull. When I enrolled in the programme, the fee was sponsored by my employer and I was truly blessed to have the opportunity to place the time and effort to enroll in an MBA. To me, an MBA is a personal challenge and I consider it as a personal development. Since, I need to work during day-time; I would not prefer programmes with a busy schedule. After going through the schedule, I think it is quite easy to handle as a part time study. Moreover, I believe a high quality face-to-face interaction between lecturers and students can greatly elevate my understanding throughout the programme.

Concerning my career development, the programme covers various skills, including decision-making skills, leadership skills and management skills which is greatly applicable to my work. Meanwhile, the programme also provides me with a professional network. Most of the fellow students are working in management or senior level at their respective work, thus it helps me to branch out for a broader network.

The programme truly helps me to achieve a remarkable success in my career development. It is definitely worth it for me to put in the time for this quality MBA Thanks Kaplan! Executive MBA of University of Hull is definitely an exceptional programme!"

Katty Fung, Intake 55
General Manager, Finance & Leasing
DiVino Group


Programme Management

Our programmes are strictly complying with the regulatory requirements of Hong Kong Education Bureau. We are actively working with our partner universities to deliver high quality programmes which can be integrated into student’s practical needs. Apart from the lecturers who come from our partner universities, our international associates are highly-qualified with relevant academic qualifications, practical and teaching experiences.

Conductive study environment, thoughtful programme management and administrative services are the key promises which Kaplan Higher Education is proud to deliver. Our Programme Management Team assigns dedicated programme manager for each programme as the bridge between students and universities.