About Double Degree Option

M2M Program

Combining two master’s degrees from two leading business schools in two countries, the M2M Program aims to offer high-achieving students the opportunity to gain a solid business education and a global perspective concurrently.

In addition to completing coursework at each institution in which they enrol M2M students are provided with cross-school exposures that create global networks across the M2M cohort and enhance their expertise in international business practices. These exposures include virtual teamwork, collaborative exercises, and academic seminars convened by the participating school to engage students in discussions about global issues with experts in the field. In addition, the M2M program combines the distinctive strengths of two leading business schools, exposing students to the valuable career resources, as well as unique peer and alumni communities. M2M students set themselves apart in the competitive global job market by being internationally minded, and equipped with robust business knowledge.


HKUST – YALE Double Degree Option

The HKUST – Yale Double Degree Option is a double degree partnership established by the HKUST Business School and the School of Management of Yale University (SOM), combining the HKUST MSc in Global Operations (HKUST MSGO) program and the Yale SOM Master of Management Studies in Global Business and Society (Yale MMS) program.

Students can choose this double degree option at the time of admission to HKUST MSGO. Students who are successful in being admitted to both universities will spend the first academic year in the HKUST MSGO program and the second academic year in the Yale MMS program. Students are required to pay tuition fees to HKUST and Yale respectively in the corresponding year of study. Scholarships or financial aids, if any, are independently allocated by the respective schools.


Program Structure


Program Curriculum

HKUST MSGO Program (First Year)

Core Courses (14 credits)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Data Analysis
  • Global Macroeconomics
  • Managerial Accounting Foundations
  • Managerial Communication
  • Marketing Strategy and Policy
  • Operations Management

Required Courses (4 credits)

  • Business Modeling and Optimization
  • Global Supply Chain Management


  • Big Data Analytics
  • Business Analytics in R
  • Effective Negotiations
  • Electronic Commerce and Web Analytics
  • ERP and Enterprise Systems Management
  • Global Operations Strategy
  • Managing Financial Services Operations
  • OM Best Practices
  • Operational Mindset – Key to Maximizing Career Potential
  • Quality Management

*Offering schedule is subject to availability


Yale MMS Program (Second Year)

Please refer to the website of Yale MMS for further information.


Admission Requirements and Process

Admission decision to the HKUST-Yale double degree option will be decided by both the HKUST Business School and the Yale University. HKUST will share the applicants’ profile with Yale for admission purpose. Students may have to join the admission interviews respectively by both institutions. Students should fulfill the admission requirements of both the HKUST Business School and Yale University.

Applicants should also fulfill the below pre-requisite requirements either in their undergraduate studies or during the HKUST MSGO program before they start the Yale academic year. HKUST will NOT guarantee that applicants who are successfully admitted into the HKUST MSGO program can also be admitted to the Yale University. It is subject to Yale’s endorsement/ approval for students meeting the pre-requisite requirements.

Additional admission requirements for Yale MMS program:

  • Fulfill HKUST MSGO degree requirements with satisfactory academic performance
  • Course Study: complete one course related to Strategy
  • Work Experience: have full-time work or internship experience for at least 12 weeks in the same organization, at a professional level (first job level of a graduate recruit)


Application Deadlines: 

Round  1 01 Nov, 2018
Round  2 15 Dec, 2018
Round  3 01 Feb, 2019

If you are interested in applying for the HKUST-Yale double degree option, please apply for the HKUST MSGO program through HKUST University Admissions System as well as complete the form here. Only completed applications will be considered.


Tuition Fees and Expenses

The tuition fee for HKUST MSGO program of 2019/20 intake is HKD 265,000 and the tuition fee for Yale MMS Program will be USD 71,620.** Travelling and living expenses are not included in the tuition fee.

** Subject to change

More information: M2M website / M2M Leaflet