About PhD application:
Whether to apply: your own interest
Choosing field
How many schools
Ranking of the schools
No need to make personal contact. Just follow the standard procedure of
Application materials: complete, personal statement (a story to make them
interested in you, then will look for hard information in your materials), it’s not
important to have a research plan
What is important from an admission officer’s viewpoint: letter, GRE, study field,
where attend universities
Department policy: ranking. Can be sent separately.
PhD and Master programs that our graduates went:
 Rochester, Colorado (econ, marketing), Indiana (management), Toledo, Queens,
USC, Stanford, Illinois (education), Cornell, UBC, Spain, Harvard, Chicago,
Rutgers, Cambridge, Iowa State, Vanderbilt, BU, UIUC
 Nanyan Polytechnic (finance), NUS
 HKU (real estate), HKUST (4 econ, 1 marketing, 1 soc sci), CUHK (2)
Jobs that our graduates found (very incomplete):
 Standard & Poor’s HK Ltd
 Cathay Pacific Airways
 Big Four
 Australia investment bank
 Li Ka Shing Foundation
 US State Government, Shanghai Representative Office
 Chevalier Asset Management Ltd.
South China Morning Post
Deloitte (Hong Kong)
Bank of China (Hong Kong)