Corporate Partnership Project

Corporate Partnership Project

Key benefits of the project

The Corporate Partnership Project is tailored to each students’ interests and career aspirations, with both part-time internship and full-time job opportunities available.

  • turning the corporate project idea as per individual’s interest and career aspiration into reality
  • getting internship and full-time job opportunities
  • acquiring practical local market knowledge and building professional network
  • engaging in-depth with local and regional organisations
  • formulating and implementing project management strategies in real business world
The Corporate Partnership Project is made possible through the connections and partnerships HKU MBA office has with local and regional organisations in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area.

Students that choose to take part in this project will be exposed to real-world business and mentorship experiences by directly interacting and working with corporate professionals at their selected company. They will gain practical local market knowledge and expand their networks while working as a team to manage end-to-end projects, developing strategies and finding solutions for the organisation’s given objectives.

This initiative is extremely beneficial to MBA students. It allows participants to apply the knowledge and skills they have learnt from the programme to daily dynamic operation and business scenarios, while at the same time receiving feedback from the companies on their performance and areas of improvement.

Class of 2023

The HKU MBA Programme has successfully kicked off the student projects in partnership with five different corporations, including AXA Insurance, BCW, Nan Fung Group, Irostors, and CLP.

Each project group comprised 4-8 full-time students, who alternated academic study with this practical and hands-on experience. The project assignments used the most up-to-date business themes and topics: ESG, Sustainability, Web3, Metaverse, and Business Strategy. Successful students were given an internship opportunity with the certificate upon completion.

We appreciated long-lasting relationships with our corporate partners.

Class of 2022

Last year, we teamed up with 3 organisations for the Corporate Partnership Project: AXA Insurance, FinStep Asia, and Carousell Group.

At AXA Insurance, students took part in the ESG Go Green project, in which they were tasked with defining a green insurance coverage and service for AXA. They had to assess environmental solutions and devise strategic frameworks to locally deploy green initiatives.

At FinStep Asia, students were tasked with researching FinTech & Blockchain for ESG, and Blockchain and Crypto market opportunities in India and South East Asia. They had to study technology and start-ups in Asia and beyond to form conclusions on the market landscape and regulatory trends.

At Carousell Group, students were tasked with delivering a comprehensive study on decision-making processes for specific business areas in the region. They had to study competitors, key performance indicators and market positions to better understand market and consumer habits and suggest a strategic solution for the company.

It was an honour to have the c-suites from each respective company support on these projects. HKU MBA community is looking forward to the next collaboration with AXA Insurance on ESG Research, Irostors (Cyberport Start-up) in Digital Marketing & Business Strategy, and BCW on FinTech: Blockchain and Web3.