EMBA-Global Asia - Admissions

EMBA-Global Asia - Admissions

Apply now for the EMBA-Global Asia class starting in May 2021. If you are interested in expanding your business knowledge and skills, and want to become a better global leader, we encourage you to apply for this transformative and unique educational experience.

When to apply?

The next EMBA-Global Asia class starts in May 2021. 

The following dates are guidelines to help you to plan your application. Places are allocated on a rolling basis, meaning the sooner you apply, the sooner you’ll receive a decision.

Admission is very competitive, so to avoid disappointment we recommend applying as early as possible.


Final round deadline           7 April, 2021


Application format

Applicants are required to submit an essay of up to 500 words on the following topic:

What leadership qualities and experience will you bring into the EMBA-Global Asia community, and how do you plan to expand your impact in the future?

The application form and essay template can be found here.

EMBA-Global Asia scholarships

The Columbia Business School, London Business School and The University of Hong Kong Scholarship for Global Excellence
EMBA-Global Asia is delighted to offer two scholarships which combined total USD$90,000 to a self-sponsored participant who has demonstrated global impact (or strong potential for global impact) within their sector, and a commitment to supporting the on-going success of the EMBA-Global programme. These two scholarships will be awarded based on leadership potential and past success. In selecting recipients, consideration will be given to the Schools’ goal of obtaining the educational benefits of promoting a diverse student body. The awarded scholarship will be deducted from the total tuition fee of the programme.
These scholarships are available to all successful self-sponsored EMBA-Global applicants. The aim of the scholarship is to support candidates of merit and to help build awareness of the EMBA-Global Asia programme as the world’s leading programme for individuals with global responsibilities.
Two separate scholarships which, when combined, total USD$90,000. The amount of each scholarship will be decided by the Scholarship Committee upon awarding.

HKU EMBA Scholarship
The University of Hong Kong offers a HKU EMBA scholarship, which will be based on merit and take into consideration applicants who will add diversity and make a significant contribution to the class and to the EMBA-Global Asia community. There is no additional application required. 
The amount of scholarship will be decided by a HKU Selection Committee after the applicant has been offered admission. It will be applied to the third-term tuition instalment.
Submit your CV to determine your eligibility and amount of scholarship award you will receive.

Skills and experience

To be successful in your application, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • international experience and a passion for global business
  • an upward career trajectory over a number of years
  • experience of managing people, projects, budgets or other resources
  • motivation and a commitment to your professional development
  • a hunger for new ideas, perspectives and challenges
  • leadership qualities and the potential to progress into more senior roles
  • a strong academic record and fluency in English.

Is EMBA-Global Asia the right fit for you? If you’re unsure, send us your CV/resume and a member of the admissions team will get back to you with personalised guidance.

Build your case for support

Having the support of your employer is essential. Support may take the form of time out of the office or it may be financial. To secure either you need to compose a detailed business case outlining your reasons for wanting to take part in EMBA-Global Asia, and the benefits it will bring you and your company.

To help create yours, download our sample business case.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the application process or your eligibility for the programme, please contact us.