Executive MBA

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

The Hong Kong Jockey Club is a world-class racing club that acts continuously for the betterment of our society. The Club has a unique integrated business model, comprising racing and racecourse entertainment, a membership club, responsible sports wagering and lottery, and charity and community contribution. Through this model, the Club generates economic and social value for the community and supports the government in combatting illegal gambling. It is Hong Kong’s largest single taxpayer, one of the city’s major employers, and one of the world’s top 10 charity donors. The Club is always “riding high together for a better future” with the people of Hong Kong.

Working with the government, non-governmental organizations, and community partners, the Club is committed to improving the quality of life of Hong Kong people through its Charities Trust donations and providing immediate relief to those most in need. The Trust also proactively seeks out the root causes of social issues and brings multiple and cross-sectoral parties together to tackle social needs, pioneering innovative approaches that transcend disciplines and skills. While the Trust continues to fund a wide range of projects, it is placing special emphasis on four areas of strategic focus: Youth, the Elderly, Sports, Arts and Culture and Heritage.


In a major strategic step forward in nurturing Hong Kong’s most promising people, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust started offering scholarships at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Hong Kong to support aspiring leaders at local social sector organizations in pursuing the Executive MBA Program. The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program Scholarship empowers students with a global vision, international network, and world-class education, thereby building the capacity of Hong Kong’s social service sector to respond to increasingly complex social problems in the 21st century.

Deadline for scholarship application is February 3, 2020. Your Chicago Booth Admissions application must also be completed by this date.

Qualifications for Scholarship Consideration

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chicago Booth Executive MBA Scholarship Program is designed to build capacity in the social services sector in Hong Kong by allowing mid- to senior-level leaders in NGOs the opportunity to build their business, leadership, and management skills through a top executive MBA program.

To qualify for the Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Have a proven track record of driving social service enhancement, innovation, and positive change in the social sector in Hong Kong.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and capacity to further contribute to and strengthen the social sector in Hong Kong once finished with the program.
  • Work full-time in an NGO with tax exemption under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.
  • Be a Hong Kong citizen or permanent resident.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Chicago Booth Executive MBA Program Scholarship is awarded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and operated by The University of Chicago Booth School of Business in Hong Kong. Applicants will only receive a scholarship award after their application has been completed and submitted, and have been formally accepted to the Executive MBA Program.

Scholarship value: Full tuition (US$175 nonrefundable application fee is not included)

Documents for Scholarship Application

  • Completed Admissions Application
  • Copy of Hong Kong Identity Card
  • Scholarship Essay
  • Beneficiary Recommendation (Optional)
  • Confirmed acceptance of Terms and Conditions (Please refer to the Terms and Conditions below)


  • Winners of Scholarship will be notified in writing and must accept the Scholarship by the deadline as specified in the award letter.
  • If an award winner (“Scholar(s)”) accept the Scholarship and the admissions offer of the Program, he/she will be required to pay an enrollment deposit of HKD40,000 to Chicago Booth within two weeks from the award letter to enroll in the Program. Chicago Booth will reimburse the Scholar for the enrollment deposit paid after the completion of the Kick-Off week in Chicago.
  • If a Scholar withdraws from the Program before or during the Kick-Off week, the Scholarship will be withdrawn and the enrollment deposit will neither be refunded nor reimbursed.
  • The Scholarship is conditional upon the Scholar being successfully enrolled in the Program for the academic year as set out in the award letter. Scholarships may not be deferred to future academic years. HKJC reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship if the Scholar is subsequently found to be ineligible, could not satisfy any conditions attached to the admissions offer or these terms and conditions, or otherwise fails to be registered for the Program for the relevant academic year.
  • The award amount will be deducted from the tuition invoices until the award is fully paid out.
  • All awards are conditional upon satisfactory academic performance as required under the Program.
  • The Scholarship is only applicable to the Executive MBA Program and cannot be transferred to other Chicago Booth MBA Programs.
  • The award amount will cover tuitions, including all classes and teachings, transcript fee, all books and materials, some meals, and hotel accommodations for three weeks in Chicago and one week in London. Transportation to all locations and lodging in Hong Kong are excluded. Details of the items covered by the Scholarship will be set out in the award letter. No further financial support will be provided.
  • Award recipients agree to be involved in community services for two years after completion of the Executive MBA Program.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the admissions team of the Executive MBA Program via email at axp.admissions@chicagobooth.edu or call (852) 2533-9500 for assistance.