PhD PROGRAMS - Message from Program Director

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Lancelot James
Message from Program Director

Welcome to the Ph.D. program website. I encourage you to peruse our website to gain a better perspective on all that we offer in terms of a pursuit of a PhD at the HKUST Business School.  HKUST, while still quite young, has already established a stellar international reputation as a world-class university, with demonstrated excellence in a number of essential disciplines. The Business school stands out as one major example of its remarkable rise both in terms of research excellence and also in terms of highly ranked academic and professional programs.  Our faculty, with diverse backgrounds, are recognized as outstanding scholars in their respective disciplines as well as accomplished mentors in terms of producing the next generation of leaders in business. These are certainly attributes characteristic of the very best Business schools worldwide. However, in addition to this, the geographic and strategic positioning of HKUST within China and greater Asia, while maintaining its East-West global perspective,  offers unique advantages and opportunities. One important aspect of studying for a PhD  is the development of a lifelong bond between advisor and student, between mentor and mentee. At HKUST we recognize this bond, and value the importance of passing on our knowledge and nurturing the next generation of scholars. Indeed one important aspect of a university’s reputation is the quality of the PhD scholars it produces.  We are eager to engage the best minds from all parts of the world and believe that you will benefit tremendously from your experience as a PhD student in the HKUST Business school.

Please read through this website to learn more about our programs as well as our doctoral students/graduates. If you are interested in joining our Ph.D. program, you can be part of the vibrant and exciting story of HKUST Business School's remarkable achievement. I look forward to meeting you on our campus in the near future.

Best wishes,

Lancelot F. James
Director, PhD/MPhil Programs 
Professor of Business Statistics