Take a look at the precious unseen footage from Dean Emeritus Don Jacobs, and find out how he initiated the partnership and what he thought of the KH students.


Twenty years ago, one man’s vision revolutionized the world of executive business education. Thanks to this man, the late Dean Emeritus Don Jacobs—founder of the Kellogg EMBA global network—the joint EMBA program between Kellogg and HKUST was formed in 1998 and grew quickly to become the No.1 Executive MBA program in the world. 

Although Dean Jacobs is no longer with us, the lives that he touched and the institution that he built will be remembered far beyond him. The Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program is at the forefront of business education, empowering over 900 thinkers and doers to create lasting and positive change that enhances the lives of our communities and our world. The program’s success would not be possible without the support of you, our alumni, and we hope that you will continue to help us carry out Dean Jacobs’ legacy by donating generously to the Donald P. Jacobs KH Alumni Awards.

The funds from the Awards will be used to strengthen the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program by attracting more quality candidates and diversify our enrolment. As an added incentive, KH04 alumnus Ming Mei has pledged to match all donations up to US$1 million, which means that any gift you make will have double the impact.  

We will announce the fundraising results at the 20th anniversary celebration dinner on July 7th. At that time we will also announce the total gifts from each of the 20 classes, including the largest gift as well as the highest participation rate. Please donate now! If you have any inquiries, please contact the Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Office at 2358-4180. If you are considering a significant gift and want to discuss recognition options, please contact:

Professor Steven J. DEKREY
Associate Dean, HKUST Business School and Founding Director, Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program
Email: sjdekrey@ust.hk

Miss Judy Au
Program Director, Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA Program
Email: judy.au@ust.hk


Thank you for your support!


For an abridged version of Dean Jacobs' Memorial--with speeches from Carole Cahill, Director of the Office of the Dean, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; Annia Kolb, Dean Jacobs' daughter; and Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University--please click here

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