M2M Program

1. What is the M2M?

M2M is a partnership between HKUST Business School, FGV, HEC Paris, UBC Sauder and Yale SOM to create a suite of double degree opportunities for early career students. M2M aims to provide students opportunities to enrich their learning experience in their master studies, in which the first year will be spent in HKUST MSGO while another year in Yale MMS in GBS. Students graduating from this M2M partnership will be awarded two master degrees in two years.

2. Is there any advantage to applying simultaneously to the M2M program?

The advantage to apply simultaneously to your Year 1 and Year 2 program is that you will receive admission decisions and a financial aid determination earlier if you apply consecutively to each program.

3. How does application to the M2M work?

Students interested in the M2M may apply simultaneously when they are applying HKUST MSGO Program with completing the supplementary form here. They will receive admission decisions and financial aid packages for both schools at the outset, allowing them to plan effectively for their next two years of academic study.

4. Do I have to submit separate application for both institutions?

Students who are interested in HKUST – Yale M2M, should apply directly to HKUST.

Yale MMS in GBS will follow up with the applicants in completing the application procedures respectively.

5. Can current students/alumni of HKUST MSGO Program apply for the M2M program?

Yes. Current students/ alumni of MSGO Program are eligible to apply for the M2M program. And they can apply directly to Yale SOM. In addition, they will follow Yale’s MMS standalone application deadlines listed on their website. Please note that these are different from the M2M joint application deadlines.

6. What is the work experience requirement for applying M2M?

The M2M program is intended for students immediately out of college or with less than three years of work experience. For HKUST MSGO program, no minimum working experience is required for applicants. For Yale MMS program, students are required to have full-time work or internship experience for at least 12 weeks. The internship or work experience does not need to be for a consecutive period of 12-week in one company.

Students are highly recommended to complete this requirement before joining HKUST MSGO Program. Students who cannot fulfill this requirement may lead one-year delay of the Yale MMS in GBS Program.

7. Is GMAT/GRE required for applying M2M program?

For student who applied to HKUST-Yale M2M program, GMAT/ GRE is not compulsory, but were highly recommended to take the exam.

8. How much is the application fee for M2M?

For students who applied to HKUST – Yale M2M program, they will have to pay HKD500 application fee to HKUST and USD100 application fee to Yale respectively.

9. Is there any interview for the M2M?

Yes, students may have to join the admission interviews respectively by both institutions.

10. What is the tuition fee and expenses for M2M?

M2M students will pay the tuition tee of the institutions where they are in residence.

The tuition fee for HKUST MSGO program of 2018/19 intake is HKD 250,000 and the tuition fee for Yale MMS Program will be USD 68,690. Travelling and living expenses are not included in the tuition fee.

11. When will I know the M2M result? Will I receive both results at the same time?

Students will receive the admission result around one month after the interview. HKUST and Yale SOM will announce admission result and issue offer to students separately.

12. Shall I have to pay the deposits for both institutions?

Yes, students being admitted into the M2M program are required to pay the non-refundable deposit to both institutions. Students are required to settle the deposit for the HKUST study first, while the deposit payment for the Yale MMS in GBS study will be paid in a later stage.

13. Is there any financial aid or scholarship for M2M?

Eligible candidates will be considered for scholarship. Student’s eligibility for the scholarship or financial aid will be assessed independently by M2M institutions.

14. Is it possible to extend the length or defer in taking a gap year of my M2M study?

We normally do not encourage students to extend their length of study. Deferral request will be considered on a case-by-case basis and subject to the approval from the institution. Students will be allowed to defer their study for one year only.

15. If I was being admitted into the HKUST-Yale M2M program, what is the next step?

After you have paid the deposit to secure your offer of the M2M program, you are required to submit the documents for verification. It is the University policy to require students to send the true copy of the degree certificate, academic transcripts, and score reports to the Office of Postgraduate Studies (PGSO) for verification. If the students did not submit the relevant documents, PGSO will not allow the student to do the student registration. Upon you finished and fulfill the graduation requirements of MSGO program, Yale University will use ReVera (USD $100 fee charged to candidate) for document verification.

16. Are there any Strategy courses offered in the HKUST MSGO Program?

Yes, some elective courses related to strategy will be offered in Spring Term. However, quotas are not guaranteed.