The University of Hong Kong: Faculty of Business and Economics is one of the 10 faculties of the University of Hong Kong, whose foundation in 1911 makes it the oldest of the former British colony’s institutes of higher education. Formed in 1995 by a merger of the university’s Business School with the department of Management Studies, it aims to be "a leading institution in Asia for business and economics education and research".
It sells itself in part on the basis of its distinctive location, which it describes as "the commercial and cultural gateway between the East and the West", inviting potential students to "Learn Business where Business is". It has since 2008 occupied much of the KK Leung Building on the university campus, and also has a "Town Centre" campus in the Admiralty district.
Accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, it offers nine undergraduate degrees, four varieties of MBA, doctoral studies and specialist masters’ which include the course in business analytics launched in 2017. Two-thirds of the students on its 14-month MBA, consistently rated among the best in Asia, study part-time and 88 per cent go on to jobs in Asia, the majority changing their location and/or industry.
Since 2009 it has collaborated with London Business School and Columbia on a Global EMBA while the International MBA is offered in Shanghai.
FBE’s research specialities also reflect its location with centres for Asian Case Research, China and Global Development, China Financial Research and Asian Enterprise and Business Values. Since 2013 the Women’s Directorship Programme has addressed an important regional weakness.