MSc in Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship

Technology Leadership and Entrepreneurship
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With effect from 2024/25 Fall intake, MSc in Technology Leadership & Entrepreneurship (TLE) will be housed under the Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies. Please contact if you need assistance regarding application. 

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Jointly offered by the Academy of Interdisciplinary Studies and the School of Business and Management, this unique program is perfect for entrepreneurs or intrapreneurs, those interested in building a strategic technical advantage into their product and gaining access to advanced facilities, up-to-date know-how and talent-pool for prototyping and launching their product into the market.


Students are required to complete at least 30 credits of courses, including 9 credits of core courses, 6 credits of technical or science elective courses and 6 credits of entrepreneurship or leadership elective courses offered by the School of Business and Management, the School of Engineering, the School of Science and the Division of Public Policy, as well as a 9-credit project course.  For details, please refer to the Postgraduate Program & Course Catalog

Admission and English Proficiency Requirements

Applicants should have obtained a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution, or an approved equivalent qualification. For English Proficiency Requirements, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School.


This program is a gateway for students to learn from our professors with diverse knowledge and research experience in the field gained from some of the top engineering institutions from around the world.  Students can select any faculty member(s) from HKUST as advisor(s) to get customized advise, lab facilities, and other guidance and support for their project. 


All applications are considered on a competitive and rolling basis. Early online application is strongly recommended. For admission details and procedures, please refer to HKUST Fok Ying Tung Graduate School

Early application is recommended for non-local applicants for visa processing.


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Program News
Awesome BBQ gathering was held by the MSc TLE Program early October as alumni, current students as well as exchange students participated in this event!
With the commencement of Fall 2022 term, we are back to the normal face-to-face teaching mode. In today's MSc TLE faculty and student gathering, we were thrilled to have some senior students sharing their study tips and current students introducing their study buddies with humor and laughter! Keep your spirits up!!
The Chinachem PrimeMovership Award cum Donation Presentation held on June 14, 2022 at Sustainable Smart Campus Hub, HKUST has brought with special meaning. The scholarship award is certainly a strong recognition to the awardees. Congratulations to the following MSc TLE students: CAI Junai, CHAN Jan Fung, CHEN Xiangyuan, HUANG Yizhou, LAM Sze Hang Iain, WANG Zhewen, WENG Yuling, ZENG Runqi and ZOU Xiaodong.
The program mixer event across MSc BDT, IT and TLE Programs was held last month on Aqualuna Cruise. Alumni and current students were invited to celebrate this happy moment with our soon-to-be graduates.
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