Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Volkswagen Group Import Company

A team from Volkswagen Group management enjoyed a very well prepared customized Financial Training for Non-Finance Managers. The training gave us insight about how to understand Financial Statements, how to assess the financial health of a company, what does Value Based Management mean and at least the background of Dealer and Customer Financing. The whole program adopted examples from Volkswagen Group, bridging theory to practice.

Mr. Marc Trigo Teixeira, CFO, Volkswagen Group Import Company


PepsiCo AMEA

HKUST has been a great partner for PepsiCo for executive leadership development . Their team and professors brought critical thought leadership as well as professional execution to our joint programs.

Thank you to HKUST teams.......

Ms. Umran Beba, Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer, PepsiCo AMEA


Citi Private Bank

The one-day workshop by Professor Roger King to help prepare the next generation for succession into the family business and to be responsible custodians of the family legacy was interesting, insightful and impactful. Professor King achieved this with a combination of excellent research material and presentation skills as well as through interactive case studies including reflective interviews with the protagonists involved. The various components of the workshop were very relevant and enthralling to the participants. The experience left them with a deep understanding of the issues and challenges and provided them with practical ideas and tools to be employed in managing the sensitive matter of generational transitions in family and its business.

Mr. Money K., Global Head of Next Generation, Citi Private Bank


Hang Lung Properties Limited

I heard from my colleagues that the course was – amongst the many words they used – “useful, inspiring and entertaining”! Reportedly, Professor Laurence Franklin & Professor Stephen Nason had mastery and in-depth knowledge on the topic. From fundamental theories to workshops and case studies, they have provided much insight on how to negotiate effectively and successfully. I understand the faculties had also provided valuable feedback to each individual participant on his/ her strength and areas for further improvement. Our colleagues appreciated that a lot.

We have no hesitation to recommend organisations to send their high-fliers to the programme.

Mr. Philip Chen, Managing Director, Hang Lung Properties Limited


CITIC Pacific Ltd

We are so glad to be in training partnership with the Executive Education Office of HKUST since 2011. Through a highly interactive and action-learning approach, the CITIC Pacific Leadership and Development Program (CPLDP) provided effective learning experience that allowed our senior executives to challenge the status quo. World-class teaching faculty not only leads us through the academic world but also shared their excellent expertise from a global perspective. Overall, this program has established a good platform for developing senior executives at the strategic level.

Ms. Aileen Yu, General Manager – Human Resources Development, Group Human Resources & Administration Department, CITIC Pacific Ltd


Tencent, Inc.

"To address the rapid development, Chinese enterprises need to broaden their horizons, acquire latest insights and practice lifelong learning. A corporate executive program in collaboration with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School helps our leaders to understand the advanced management theory and to learn from the best practices of global enterprises. Thank the HKUST Business School providing us a program with a wonderful and rich content, pleasant learning environment, and professional service! We wish HKUST Business School every success."

Young Ma, Principal, Tencent Academy, Tencent, Inc.


TCL Corporation

"To achieve strategic objectives, we must rely on strategic people development and training. “To become one of the most innovative and respected global enterprises” is TCL's corporate vision. We strongly believe: Only competent executives, with ability to manage international operations and management can ensure the realization of the company vision. Over the years, we are honored to collaborate with the HKUST Business School. With diversified faculty team, global environment focus, rigorous teaching with real cases, and also a beautiful campus, our managers in different classes can learn and refresh for company growth! Thanks to be our learning partner!"

Chris Xu, Vice President and Human Resources Director of TCL Corporation, Dean of TCL Institute of Leadership Development


China Telecom Group

China Telecom Group includes targeted training as part of its development strategy. It first partnered with HKUST in 2001 and has continued to work closely with the Executive Education Office ever since.

"China Telecom puts an emphasis on the development of relationships with well-known domestic and overseas universities. We have built long-standing, friendly relations with the Business School at HKUST. Both parties have worked together for a long time at a senior level on training programs covering marketing and human resource management. The results have been great. We look forward to even closer cooperation in the future."

Di Yang, Vice President, Human Resources and Training Division, China Telecom Group


The Bank of China (Hong Kong)

The Bank of China (Hong Kong), a long-standing learning partner, believes talent can be developed by tailoring training objectives.

"The Business School was able to customize its executive programs to match our requirements. The faculties' commitment to that end and their interactive teaching approach left an unforgettable impression on participants who gained advanced management knowledge in a comfortable and interesting environment."

Tuanjie Huo, Former General Manager, Human Resources, Bank of China (Hong Kong)


Merck KGaA

Merck KGaA, one of the leading chemical and pharmaceutical corporate partnered with HKUST to develop their future leaders.

"It was a great experience for us to have the HKUST Executive Education Office to customize a program for us. Faculties are professional and the level of customization is very high, staff are helpful and supportive that contribute to the success of the program. The program is well designed and managed that all participants are impressed and enjoy. I believe that we could all bring along what we have learnt to our real workplace. It is a delight decision of choosing HKUST Business School as an important learning partner in Asia."

Andreas Janz, Global HR Business Partner, Commercial International Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA


Medtronic Asia Pacific

Medtronic, the medical technology leader, partnered with HKUST for custom training programs for their top Asian management. This was their reaction.

"HKUST Business School provided Medtronic Asia's executive team with three thought-provoking and practical sessions that were engaging and more importantly useful and applicable to our business practices."

"Members of the faculty are experts in their fields and knew the business realistics of the Asia-Pacific that many executive education providers do not yet know."

"We are now in the process of applying what we learned at HKUST in our management repertoire. After a senior team review of our experience at HKUST, we decided to run more programs there and cascade the learning and tools that we ourselves had learned."

Jean-Luc Butel, President, Medtronic Asia-Pacific


Universidade Católica Portuguesa

‘Doing Business with Asia was a very successful joint program from Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics and HKUST. It was a top level program aimed at C-suite members who had the opportunity to immerse in Asia. The program had two components: lectures in Hong Kong that laid the framework for understanding how to do business in Asia and a guided visit to China that gave executives a close view of the business opportunities available in the region. The participants were very enthusiastic about the results of the program and HKUST deserves our praise for the high level of professionalism of its team, the high quality of faculty and for all the organization and logistics. It has been a pleasure to work with HKUST | Executive Education.’

Filipa Cristovão, Manager dos Programas Intraempresa e Internacionais, Custom and International Programs Manager, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, Universidade Católica Portuguesa


Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria

The EMBA Students of Danube Business School of Danube University Krems who attend the Doing Business in China Program at HKUST Business School as part of their Executive MBA Program, have been impressed by the excellent faculty and their world-class teaching method for European managers. At HKUST, future leaders get cutting-edge knowledge and real world cases in doing business in China and experience at the same time a world-class Business School in one of the most fascinating and changing regions of the world.

Dr. Doris Burger, EMBA Program Director, Danube Business School, Danube University Krems, Austria


Kellogg School of Management, North Western University

The Kellogg Advanced Management Program partnered with HKUST Executive Education for the design and delivery of the program’s Global Markets module in 2014. The expertise of their faculty and business leaders deepened and enriched our participants’ understanding of the necessary cross-cultural, geopolitical and operational issues and strategies for their organizations to thrive in this global marketplace. The professionals in the HKUST Executive Education office truly understood the learning objectives of our program and enabled us to deliver an unparalleled learning experience for our participants.

Dr. Kimberli Macpherson, Associate Program Director, Advanced Management Program, Kellogg School of Management, North Western University


Kellogg School of Management, North Western University

I never imagined that staying at HKUST could be so extraordinary: from the campus to the level of excellence in the faculty, it was a week full of surprises and wonder. China is a unique country and Hong Kong is the gateway to understanding it.

Luis Guerrero, Field Services Manager, JobCtrl(Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM) EMBA Participants)


Kellogg-Recanati EMBA

The Kellogg-Recanati International executive MBA classes have been traveling to take courses with HKUST since 2002. It was a great learning and cultural experience back then. An experience that expanded and evolved into one of the most meaningful experience of their two years of studies. The global elective week which is offered at HKUST is one with the highest demands for all the executives who belong to the Kellogg global network. The courses which are offered are of the highest quality, integrating practicality with theory, the teachers who teach the courses are teachers that bring to the class a lot of experience and insights. Our students are well taken care of. The administrative and logistic support are superb. The experience of studying at HKUST will always be remembered by our students as one of the highlights of their studies.

Orit Mendelson Shoham, Executive MBA Programs Director, Kellogg-Recanati EMBA


University of Pennsylvania

We have worked with HKUST many times with our Wharton International Program, our short-term international course for Wharton undergraduates. The quality of the lectures has always been top-notch and the campus is strikingly beautiful. Our students have always enjoyed networking with current HKUST students as part of our program. Working with our partner school has always been a wonderful experience and the faculty and administrators at HKUST are the perfect hosts.

Lee Kramer, Director of Student Life, The Wharton School | Undergraduate Division, University of Pennsylvania